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Japanese Patent JP5633746
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a washing/drying machine in which power consumption is smaller than in an electric heater type washing/drying machine and high humidity and high temperature air may be prevented from being discharged to a room.SOLUTION: A washing/drying machine 1 comprises an outer tub 6; an inner tub 8; ducts 24 and 25; heating means 22, cooling means 21 and blowing means 35 disposed in the ducts 24 and 25; and a cylindrical space 49 provided in a housing 2. In the cylindrical space 49, a magnetically working substance 19 and a magnetic field generator 18 together forming a magnetic refrigerating device 17 are provided. When at least one of the magnetically working substance 19 and the magnetic field generator 18 is moved, a high temperature heating medium is generated in one end portion (with a high temperature) of the magnetic refrigerating device 17 and a low temperature heating medium is generated in the other end portion (with a low temperature). Laundry is dried by allowing drying air to successively circulate through the heating means 22, the outer tub 6, the cooling means 21 and the heating means 22.

木村 秀行
金子 哲憲
大杉 寛
川南 剛
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Publication Date:
December 03, 2014
Filing Date:
March 02, 2011
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International Classes:
D06F58/02; D06F25/00; F25B21/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Michizo Isono
Etsuo Tada