Exploded! The Insides of Appliances Revealed

Appliance makers remind us just how complex their modern machines are in these exploded views.

One of the coolest parts of walking a trade show floor, especially one as large as the IFA show in Berlin, is the great lengths that manufacturers can go to explaining their products. Case in point: appliances.

Unfortunately, many people don't think of appliances as being anything more than dumb boxes that heat, cool, wet, or dry. But the fact is, some truly remarkable engineering goes into the modern appliance. To illustrate that point, many booths featured exploded views of their products so you could pause, if only for a moment, to marvel at the complexity.

Miele W1 Washing Machine

There are many parts to a dishwasher View Larger
Behind the control panel you'll find a circuit board that translates your wash instructions into orders for the machine View Larger
Inlet valves in the back draw water into the machine View Larger
Think the bottom is hollow? On the contrary, there's quite a lot down there. View Larger
The motor that drives the whole machine View Larger

Leibherr CBNpes 5167 Refrigerator

Leibherr definitely made a statement with this massive exploded view of their fridge View Larger
Even something as simple as drawers becomes a complex part of the design View Larger
Kind of intimidating from this angle, no? View Larger
The condenser, evaporator, and fans are in the back and bottom of the fridge View Larger
The finished product, as you normally see it, on the right View Larger

LG Dryer With Heat Pump Technology

This isn't necessarily an exploded view, but it was very cool to see.

LG Dishwasher

Another Vine from the LG booth shows what really happens inside your dishwasher. Hint: there's water.

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