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There are basically three types of washing machines in the market; Semi-automatic, top loading (with agitator and with impeller) and front loading washing machines. Each uses a different form of technology in order to wash clothes. Each also has its own advantages and disadvantages.

SEMI AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE

A semi-automatic washing machine contains two tubs, one for washing and the other for drying. Unlike a fully automatic washing machine, here after the washing cycle is complete you have to put the washed clothes in the drying tub for the drying cycle. This is more of an entry level washing machine.
Semi automatic machines require manual intervention in the controls. These are usually the twin tub machines. After the clothes are washed in one tub, they need to be transferred to the second tub for spinning. However, single tub semi-automatic machines are also available. They combine some of the features of automatic machines with the semi-automatic varieties.

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TOP LOADING WASHING MACHINE

This is the most common type of washing machine. Clothes are placed into the top of the washer, and a lid closed over the top. There are two types, an agitator and an impeller. First, here are general points about top loaders:

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Top loader - Agitator

This is by far the most common type of top loader. Clothes are moved around by the agitator - a winged pole in the middle of the drum.

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Top loader - Impeller

Much less common than an agitator machine, an impeller looks like a propeller or fan and sits at the bottom of the washing machine drum. It whips up the water to move the clothes around.

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Front loader

This washing machine looks like a clothes dryer, with a clear door at the front for placing clothes inside. It moves clothes around by rotating the drum, tumbling them in the same way a dryer does.

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Semi Automatic Washing Machine - Brands, Prices, Reviews
Semi Automatic Washing Machine

Top Loaded Washing Machine - Brands, Prices, Reviews
Top Loaded Washing Machine

Front Loaded Washing Machine - Brands, Prices, Reviews
Front Loaded Washing Machine

COMPARISON OF WASHING MACHINES

Feature
Semi Automatic
Top Loading Agitator
Top Loading Impeller
Front Loading
Capacity
4-8 Kg
5.5-6 Kg
5.5-10 Kg
5-8 Kg
Wash Quality
Average
Good
Good
Excellent
Delicate Clothes
Ok
Rough
Good
Excellent
Wash Cycle
Fastest
Fast
Fast
Slow
Hot Wash
No
Some
Some
All
Space Required
More
Less
Less
Less
Easily Movable
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Water Connection
Not required
Required
Required
Required with pressure


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