The Ultimate Top-Loading Washer Efficiency Quiz

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High-efficiency front-loading washing machines use less:
water
High-efficiency front-loading washing machines use less water than conventional top-loading machines.
bleach
fabric softener

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How does the price of a high-efficiency front-loading washing machine compare to a conventional top-loading machine?
less expensive
same price
more expensive
The fashionable front-loader is more expensive.

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What kind of laundry detergent should be used with a high-efficiency front-loading washing machine?
HE
Use high-efficiency laundry detergent, indicated by the HE label. HE detergent is non-sudsing.
regular
hand wash

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What style washing machine may you see in a home design magazine?
front-loader
Front-loaders are considered the fashionable washing machine, and are a must have for trendy consumers.
top-loader
stacked

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Why may you need to wash fewer loads of laundry if using a high-efficiency machine?
smaller capacity tubs
same size tubs
larger capacity tubs
High-efficiency front-loading washing machines have larger capacity tubs and can wash more per load.

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How do front-loaders use less water to wash clothes?
tumbler to cycle clothes
non-sudsing detergent
both answers
Front-loaders use a tumbler to cycle the clothes and need less water. Use of non-sudsing detergent cuts the rinsing time, also decreasing the amount of water necessary to rinse clothes clean.

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How much water may a high-efficiency machine save compared to a conventional top-loader?
30 percent
40 percent
You may save around 40 percent if you use a high-efficiency machine.
50 percent

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Why may front-loaders have larger capacity tubs?
no agitator
room for additional capacity
both answers
Front-loaders do not have an agitator, which takes up a lot of space in the tub that could be used for additional capacity.

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What is a washing machine agitator?
component of top-load machines
moves the clothes around while washing
both answers
The washing machine agitator is a component of a top-loading washing machine, the purpose of which is to move clothes around the tub during the wash cycle.

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Why may items laundered in a top-loading machine need more drying time than items laundered in a front-load machine?
less effective at removing water
A top-loading machine is less effective at removing water during the spin cycle, and laundered items may need more drying time.
more effective at removing water
neither answer

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