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Title:
LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS AND LAUNDRY AGENT SUPPLY METHOD THEREFOR
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/119592
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a laundry treatment apparatus and a laundry agent supply method therefor. The laundry treatment apparatus according to the present invention comprises: a laundry agent supply unit which comprises a storage container for storing a liquid laundry agent including a liquid detergent or a liquid conditioner, a laundry agent supply channel formed between the storage container and a water tub, and a pump provided in the laundry agent supply channel and which supplies the liquid laundry agent to the water tub; a remaining amount detection unit which is provided in the laundry agent supply channel and detects the remaining amount of the laundry agent; a laundry amount detection unit for detecting the amount of laundry; and a control unit for controlling the laundry agent supply unit such that the liquid laundry agent can be supplied by adding up the amount of the liquid laundry agent, which corresponds to the amount of laundry, and the amount of the liquid laundry agent, which corresponds to the laundry agent supply channel, at the time of the initial supply of the liquid laundry agent after detecting a shortage of the remaining amount of the liquid laundry agent. Accordingly, the appropriate amount of the liquid detergent can be supplied at the time of initial supply after detecting a shortage of the remaining amount of the liquid laundry agent in the storage container.

Inventors:
JUNG SUNGWOON (KR)
JANG HUNJUN (KR)
Application Number:
PCT/KR2016/012811
Publication Date:
July 13, 2017
Filing Date:
November 08, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LG ELECTRONICS INC (KR)
International Classes:
D06F39/02; D06F34/14; D06F37/04; D06F37/22; D06F33/37
Foreign References:
KR20120004208A2012-01-12
KR101482109B12015-01-13
JPH0739677A1995-02-10
KR20100047625A2010-05-10
KR20150103988A2015-09-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PARK, Jang-Won (KR)
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