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What is a washing machine smart sensor?
A washing machine smart sensor is a small device that can be installed in your washer to help you save energy and money. The sensors work with your washer’s electronic control system to detect when it’s time for your clothes to be washed, and then activate the appropriate settings to save energy and water. You’ll also benefit from shorter wash cycles, which will help reduce your environmental impact.
Get your clothes cleaner with no detergent
The Smart Sensor technology in some washing machines uses sensors to detect water and fabric usage, as opposed to traditional detergent measurements. This could help you save money by using less detergent, and help your clothes come out clean without having to use more water or baby powder.
Cleaner and healthier clothing heading your way
According to a study by the National Association of Clothes washers and Dryers (NACWCD), nearly two-thirds of homes (63%) have a clothes washer and dryer. And, apparently, one in ten people (10%) does their laundry without ever using soap or water. Soap isn’t necessary for clothes machines to work effectively. In fact, using soap can actually be bad for your clothing as it can leave residues that can cause fabric damage and make your clothes smell bad. So why do so many people think soap is necessary?