What is the difference between a carbon brush and a brushless washing machine?
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What are the differences?
Carbon brushes: more noise and wears more quickly
A carbon brush motor is a motor surrounded by carbon brushes. These transmit electricity and cause the drum to rotate. A washing machine with carbon brushes makes more noise, uses more energy, and wears more quickly. This is because the carbon brushes come into contact with the motor's armature. A brushless washing machines doesn't have this problem. Models with carbon brushes are becoming less common, but they're more affordable.
Brushless: more silent and less wear
Do you want a washing machine that produces less noise, is energy efficient, and wears less quickly? Choose a washing machine with a brushless motor. It doesn't have carbon brushes, which means less friction and noise. This is useful when you place the washing machine near your bedroom. Although the washing machine doesn't have carbon brushes, it still has a drive belt that could wear in the long term.
Brushless with direct drive: most silent and most durable
A direct-drive motor is a brushless motor without a drive belt. You'll find this motor in Direct Drive washing machines from LG and Direct Motion models from Haier. This type of motor lasts the longest because the motor uses a magnetic field. Since there are no extra parts, there is very little friction around the motor as well. This is why washing machines with direct drive are also the most silent.