High efficiency does not mean the washing machine runs faster, it means they use up to 50% less water and energy than conventional top-load washers.
A high efficiency washer also senses load size and fabric type through a series of fills and wash motions. This enables it to optimize both the water level and temperature. Items will be saturated but may not be completely submerged in water.
This is normal for a high efficiency washer and still provides excellent cleaning. You may also notice more movement in the basket as your loading it, this is normal.
A low water washer system cleans the load effectively through the following actions:
- The unique impeller motion moves items through the water rather than just simple agitation, using the movement of clothes against each other to aid cleaning.
- The load is moved from the outside toward the middle with items coming up in the center and down on the outside edges.
Because high efficiency washers use less water them conventional washers, a high-efficiency HD detergent that produces low sides is required to facilitate the rinsing process look for the HE label on the box or bottle.
High efficiency washers also spin at a higher speed than conventional washers extracting more water from your clothes and reducing drying time. High-efficiency washers look, sound and work differently than conventional top-load washers in the following ways:
- They operate at lower water levels.
- They use less energy.
- The basket has more movement.
- The unique impeller moves items to small amounts of water efficiently and effectively.
- They require high efficiency HE detergent and they spin faster.