Global Patent Index - EP 1321559 A1

EP 1321559 A1 2003-06-25 - Front-loading clothes washing machine

Title (en)

Front-loading clothes washing machine

Title (de)

Frontbeschickbare Waschmaschine

Title (fr)

Machine à laver à chargement frontal

Publication

EP 1321559 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 02425373 A

Priority

  • EP 02425373 A
  • EP 01830785 A

Abstract (en)

Front-loading clothes washing machine comprising a container having a front wall with a loading aperture (111), a removable door (121) able to close the loading aperture, a washing tub (112) mounted inside the container and having an aperture (117) facing towards the front wall of the container, a loading drum (15) for the clothes to be washed, the drum being mounted in the washing tub (112) in such a way that it can rotate about a horizontal axis and having an aperture (16) aligned with the aperture of the tub (117) and with the loading aperture (111), a connecting duct (120) between the aperture (117) of the washing tub and the loading aperture (111) comprising a bellows-like elastic joint (120a). The machine can take a larger load because of the fact that the space comprised within the connecting duct (120) can be used as an extension of the loading space because it includes at least one substantially rigid annular band (120b) that at least partly covers the elastic joint (120a). <IMAGE>

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

D06F 37/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

D06F 37/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D06F 37/266 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1321559 A1 20030625; EP 1321559 B1 20081203

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