|These appliances are designed to both wash and dry in the same machine. These machines are often
described as good washers but not so good dryers. The water from both cycles is taken out via the drain hose so
there is no need for ducting. These machines are ideal for use where space is a premium and a separate washer and
dryer cannot be accommodated.|
As these machines perform two functions, the drying load is often around half that of the wash load so either smaller
loads are washed and dried or the drying is carried out in two separate loads. These machines can also take longer
than a standard washer.
There are various spin speeds offered. They range from a 1000rpm spin up to a 1600rpm spin, with the latter
considered to be better as these machines are given an "A" drying class rating or better.
Load capacities are increasing all the time, large capacity machines can be a real time saver for a busy family.
To get the best possible energy rating modern washer dryers have been designed to use a cold water feed only. This
means that they heat water as it is needed, rather than using hot water from the domestic supply.
On Integrated models the furniture door can normally be hung on both sides, but in most cases the drum door opens to
the left only.