I was wondering if I were to upgrade my washing machine direct drive
motor to a newer motor model, whether this will improve the energy
efficiency of my machine? My current one is an energy hog relative to
the newer models. I have an Inglis(Whirlpool) washer model # IE48000
with a Whirlpool motor part # 661600, the new motor for my unit is
#389248. Does anyone have the spec's for the motors to see if the
newer one uses a lot less energy. I the could figure out my payback.
To buy a new washer is out of the question my is only 6 years old.
Get one of those new front loader washers,
the energy and water savings will pay for themselves quicker than replacing
the motor on your older unit,
plus you wife will love you for it
and, your clothes will last longer
The newer models are more energy efficient due to design improvements in
tub, agitator, cycling, etc. The motor run time only a portion of the
equation. Even if the motor was slightly more efficient, unless you make
the other changes along with it, overall savings will be very tiny, if any.
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