How do washing machine gears work?

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How do washing machine gears work?

Post by sophia11 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:19 pm

Washing machine is familiar to everybody. Then do U know how it works and what are the coolest parts of the washing machine ? Now ,letís us talk about something about washing machine parts, like gearbox, washing machine gearsand so on .

The gearbox is one of the coolest parts of the washing machine. If you spin the pulley on the gearbox one way, the inner shaft turns slowly back and forth, reversing direction about every half-revolution. If you spin the pulley the other way, the flange spins at high speed, spinning the whole tub with it.

Here you can see a gear with a link attached to it. This link is just like the one attached to an old steam train wheel -- as the gear turns, it pushes another pie-shaped piece of gear back and forth. This pie-shaped gear engages a small gear on the inner shaft, which leads to the spline. In addition to rotating the inner shaft in alternating directions, there are other gears within the system that provide a gear reduction to slow the rotation. Because the motor spins only at one speed, spin-cycle speed, a gear reduction is necessary to facilitate the slower wash cycle.

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