What Is Overloading and Underloading?
Posted by      06/29/2020 16:55:35
What Is Overloading and Underloading?

Are you planning on buying a new washing machine? Do you know what features to look out for? There are a huge number of models on the market, from basic models to high-tech machines.

It is important to ensure you buy the right appliance for your home. You need a reliable washing machine that gives great results and suits your family. It is easier to choose one than you may think –our simple guides are here to help you pick out the perfect washing machine. 

What are Overloading and Underloading?

It can be tempting to add a few last items to the wash to save yourself running another load, but this can cause performance issues.


If you overfill the washing machine drum, items can clump and begin to rotate together in a large ball. This stops detergent from spreading evenly and prevents it from getting rinsed out properly. Clumping makes clothes get tangled and creased. Of course, people don’t weigh their laundry every time they fill the washing machine, but as a rule of thumb, you should only fill the drum about three-quarters of the way up.

Remember that a drum’s maximum capacity usually refers only to the main cotton programme, so other cycles may take smaller loads, such as silks, woollens and delicates, so you may not be able to use the full capacity every wash.



Underloading the machine wastes water and energy because most machines cannot sense the weight of the load, so always use enough water for a full load. A smaller load can also cause problems with detergent – many detergents produce excessive foam if you use too much for the amount of clothing in the wash.


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