Method for detecting amount of washing and drum type washing machine

  • Inventors: SAKANE SAKIO
  • Assignees: Toshiba Corp
  • Publication Date: November 25, 1992
  • Publication Number: JP-H04338491-A


PURPOSE: To finely detect the amount of the washing even under conditions under which a water level in a drum is not made high in the case of determining the amount of the washing by detecting the fluctuation of the water level. CONSTITUTION: Water is supplied at an interval of a definite time ts so that a water level can be at a specified level Ss in a drum, following which it is determined whether a water level Sx in the drum exceeds a reference water level Sk for determination or not. After that, the number N of times of water supply is counted and when it is determined that the water level Sx in the drum exceeds the reference water level Sk, the amount of the washing is determined by the value N of counting. COPYRIGHT: (C)1992,JPO&Japio




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