Let's start with the fact that the washing machine (automatic) are divided into two groups: those with a vertical and front-loading clothes. These groups have the differences in the apparatus, particularly such an important part as the housing.
Housings washing machines are manufactured from sheet steel by stamping and welding. Thickness of metal depends on the models and manufacturers and fluctuates at around 1 mm. The housing serves as the basis for the placement of components and assemblies.
The composite construction makes it convenient to access the units placed in the housing.
They are an integral part:
- rear cover (some models offline), provides access to the drive of the drum and the motor;
- front panel with hatch loading laundry (front model);
- the top cover and the control panel (vertical pattern);
In models with vertical loading removable side wall, the upper lid serves for loading laundry, a control panel located in the upper most portion.
In the lower interior of the housing there are brackets for mounting the tub damper, in the same part space for installation of the drain pump.
In the upper part are provided the spring attachment eyelets drum suspension.
The front removable part is made of the same metal as the rest of the housing is secured thereto by screws carved itself and includes a hatch for loading the laundry.
Charging port attached to the panel hinge half. It consists of two parts - a plastic base, and embedded glass window. Hatch also has a locking mechanism. Tightness is achieved by closing the hatch via a rubber sleeve mounted in the base panel. For a reliable fixation of the clamp sleeves used steel wire and spring.
The boot lid in machines with front loading is made of metal and the insulating material is fixed hinge half. At the bottom of the cover is the sealing lip. In some models, the cuff is embedded in the main body portion.
The control panel is made of plastic (in old model is part of the main body). In the inside of the control panel is situated, or the display module (if these are separate components), buttons and knobs.
An integral part of the panel is poroshkopriemnik serving for loading the powder and other means.
In general, the housing of the washing machine is the basis on which the device is going to cook.