Weight Of Washing Machine

Washing Machine

If there is one household item that most of us would never give up, it has to be the washing machine.

Just a few days without a washing machine and you will know how difficult it is to do laundry by hand.

How much does a washing machine weigh?

The average household washing machine can weight anything from 150 to 200 pounds (68 to 91 kg).

The weight of a washing machine will vary by manufacturer, model and its capacity.

Why are washing machines so heavy? Most washing machines have what’s known as counterweights.

Counterweights are both a solution and a problem at the same time.

Because the drum in a washing machine spins so fast, sometimes up to 1200 rpm, the washing machine would leave the floor and basically dance around the room

To combat this, manufacturers basically add a big concrete block to the washing machine which is known as a counterweight.

~ Fun Fact ~
Have you ever wondered what happened to all those lost socks? In fact the problem is so serious scientists have invented a special formula called the Sock Loss Index to see where all those missing socks have gone.


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