Global Patent Index - EP 1236824 A1

EP 1236824 A1 2002-09-04 - Drum type washing machine

Title (en)

Drum type washing machine

Title (de)

Trommelwaschmaschine

Title (fr)

Machine à lessive du type à tambour

Publication

EP 1236824 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02250196 A

Priority

  • JP 2001004922 A
  • JP 2001048733 A

Abstract (en)

A washing machine includes a water tub (8), a rotating tub (10) rotatably mounted in the water tub (8) so that laundry is put into the rotating tub (10), a water supply unit (53) for supplying water into the water tub (8), and a foam detector (37, 46, 47) for detecting foam produced in the rotating tub (10). The washing machine may further include a determining unit (92) for determining whether an amount of foam produced in the rotating tub (10) is abnormal, on the basis of a result of detection by the foam detector (37, 46, 47) and a foam restricting unit (92) for restricting the amount of foam produced in the rotating tub (10) when the determining unit (92) has determined that the amount of foam produced in the rotating tub (10) is abnormal. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

D06F 39/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D06F 33/02 (2006.01); D06F 39/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D06F 39/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

DOCDB simple family

EP 1236824 A1 20020904; EP 1236824 B1 20040818; CN 1229536 C 20051130; CN 1369592 A 20020918; DE 60200959 D1 20040923; DE 60200959 T2 20050818; KR 100443817 B1 20040809; KR 20020060930 A 20020719; TW 554115 B 20030921