The Washing Machine

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Washing Machine- The Helping Hands
Laundering clothes manually involves the process of scrubbing and rinsing dry dirty clothes and other textiles. The entire process can be extremely tiring and time consuming.
It can also lead to severe backaches for the washers. The electric washing machine has been a boon for housewives and house keepers as they have saved them not only a lot of time and effort from these this cumbersome chore but also contributed to their better health. The main parts of the washing machine are the agitator, inner and outer wash tub, electric motor and drain tube. It also has valves and switches. The function of the valves is to allow the hot and cold water in and out of the machine. First, the washing
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They account for 14% of household water use (second only to the toilet). Washing machines can consume about 50 litres of water per wash. In cities where the household water comes from freshwater lakes and streams, this increased water consumption impacts the aquatic life. Washing machines require electricity and it is estimated that by keeping them running on fossil fuel supplied energy, about 160 pounds of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO₂)is emitted per machine per year. Not only do they consume a lot of electricity but they also contribute to pollution. (Matt Wade, 2012)


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