Front loading or front load washers are preferable under some conditions, such as water and space constraints. Therefore, some of the products that are used along with the front loading washing machines are different from the products used with top loading washing machines. Nowadays, manufacturers of front load washers sell their product directly on their websites and also use other marketing websites such as eBay and Amazon to market their products. Such marketing companies enhance the customers shopping experience by displaying other products frequently ordered along with the selected washer.
Following is the list of top 10 products frequently bought together with front load washer.
1. Electrical or gas condenser dryer
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Customers often prefer the front load washers because it is possible to stack dryers over them. However, it is also necessary to prevent such stacking of dryer affecting the performance of the washer below it. Therefore, volume and weight of the dryer as well as washer are important factors. When the marketing company lists various dryers, it also furnishes relevant details including dimensions, weight, price, capacity, etc.
2. Dryer stacking kit
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This product is crucial for front load washers on which dryer is stacked because all washing machines vibrate. Dryers placed above a front load washer without any fastening and locking arrangement is in danger of falling off or tilting because of such vibrations. Dryer stacking kits also come with a shelf that allows the user to place the clothes that are pulled out from either the washing machine below or the dryer above. This is necessary before the clothes are dried on a clothes line or clothes stand.
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Unlike in the top loading washing machines, soap, hair, fine pieces of fabric etc., are caught near the washer’s door of front load washers. The front load washers steel drum and door are separated by a rubber seal. This seal prevents water from flowing out from washers door. This design, however, results in small gaps. These gaps get filled with the sludge generated during the wash.
Consequently, a wiping cloth is needed in addition to conventional consumables for cleaning such waste accumulation in front load washers. Other consumables such as vinegar, baking soda, and laundry detergents are common for cleaning all washing machines, irrespective of their design. Using such consumables once in a month for washing the washers without any clothes in it, ensures that no mildew grows in it, nor do any odors remain in the machine.
4. Front load washer dryer lock
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Toddlers and babies are fascinated with washing machine movements. It is not difficult for babies and toddlers to enter the front load washing machines, or open their doors. This danger is not there with top load washers. To prevent any mishaps possible with washers and babies, customers buy washer dryer locks. These locks are electronically controlled. Such locks prevent babies and toddlers from opening the washers door.
5. Scale remover/cleaner
Over a period, scales are formed because of soap and water. These scales increase power consumption, and reduce the overall efficiency of any washer. Front load washers too face the same problem, and therefore, such cleaners or scale removers are bought by customers buying any washing machine.
6. Stand/washer trolley
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A stand is needed below the washer, irrespective of differences in their designs. This stand keeps the washer away from any soap water that flows out from it. It is necessary that this stand, withstand the weight of the washer, weight of clothes and water in it, and also the weight of the dryer above it, if a dryer is stacked above the washer. Vibrations are inevitable in all washers. The stand should withstand such vibrations as well. Many of these washer laundry stands come with wheels or castors for moving the washer easily. Periodically moving washing machines is necessary for cleaning the area behind them.
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Hoses are needed to connect the tub in the washer to the water pump. In addition, a larger hose is also necessary for dirty water to flow out from the washer. Some brands of washing machines provide compatible hoses; others require the buyers to purchase such inlet and outlet hoses based on the positioning of the washers in their homes. The hose that takes the dirty water out from the washer should be large and at reasonable slope downwards leading to a water outlet outside. If such slope is inadequate, dirty water remains within the tub of the washer, creating stink and increasing power consumption.
8. Voltage or spike protector
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This is also known as voltage stabilizer or a spike buster in some parts of the world. The circuitry of washing machines is electronically controlled. The machine stops at the time of power outage, and restarts when power supply is resumed. The washer has electronic controls for letting fresh water for soaking, washing, and rinsing. It also locks itself when the wash is in progress. Spikes damage such circuits and controls. Electronic voltage protectors prevent damage to the washing machines circuits and controls.
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Washers are covered with a cover specially designed for them. These covers are usually made from high grade PVC material. Such covers are resistant to heat and are also wrinkle free. Convenience of pulling them out for cleaning makes them desirable. Unlike the covers for top loading washing machines, the covers for front load washers have zips on either side of the washers front panel. This cover design facilitates opening of the door because the door of front load washer is not on top but on front panel. This flap of the cover is lifted up for loading the tub with clothes.
10. Laundry baskets, laundry bags, laundry stands, hangers, cloth clips, box for stocking detergents, etc.
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Miscellaneous products such as laundry stands, laundry bags, etc., are also necessary for laundry work. Therefore, such products are also thought of at the time of purchasing any front load washer. Listing such products serves as a reminder to the buyers of their needs.
Online marketing facilitates the purchase of front load washer along with other products that are necessary for laundry work. The buyer is often entitled to substantial discounts for such multiple purchases. In turn, multiple purchases increase the turnover of the marketing website. Listing of products that previous customers purchased along with the specific front load washer helps the prospective buyers of such washer know about the compatibility or incompatibility of it with the intended purchase. Prospective buyers often rely on reviews. In offline shopping the buyer does not get the help of such reviews. Effectively, buyer is spared from spending on something that eventually does not suit his or her requirements.