ApplicationNo. 06/293208 filed on 08/05/1981
US Classes:68/27, Plural fluid treating machines68/58Tumbling and liquid flowing
ExaminersPrimary: Coe, Philip R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassD06F 31/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1979-12-07 DE
AbstractThe invention relates to apparatus for the simultaneous laundering of different laundry items, for example white and multicolored laundry batches, in a continuous washing machine, as well as a continuous washing machine appropriate therefor, comprising a washing drum whose washing compartments are separated from each other and are in each case connected to another washing compartment by a countercurrent conduit, whereby the countercurrent conduits (10) in each case are connected to a shut-off means (4) controllable with regard to their opening and closing condition, the washing compartments (23 C to K) moreover are connected in each case via a conduit section (10) having a controllable shut-off means (2) to a common connecting conduit section (12) which in each case are provided between two adjacent connecting conduits (11) with a correspondingly controllable shut-off means (3), and whereby a program-controlled control installation is present by means of which the shut-off means (2, 3, 4) are to be actuated in such a manner that the countercurrent liquid is to be guided at least around one washing compartment, without liquid entering another washing compartment from the by-passed washing compartment.