Patent Number: 8,819,880

Title: Efficient energy usage for a laundry appliance

Abstract: A laundry treating appliance has a rotatable drum at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving a laundry load for treatment according to at least one cycle of operation and operated such that the extraction of liquid from the laundry load is controlled based on the inertia of the laundry load so that the total energy usage by the laundry treating appliance and a laundry drying appliance with which it is operably coupled may be minimized.

Inventors: Ashrafzadeh; Farhad (Stevensville, MI), Janke; Brian P. (Saint Joseph, MI), Zasowski; Peter E. (Yantis, TX)

Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation

International Classification: D06F 35/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018