Like many modern appliances, washing machines today use a variety of sensors to ensure proper, safe, and energy-efficient operation. Need assistance with selecting magnetic sensors for your new designs? Selecting the right magnetic sensors is mission critical to making your new appliances as reliable and efficient as ever. This application note helps electronics design engineers for the next generation of washing machines understand the different reed switch and Hall Effect sensors available for use in water level, dial position, drum speed and lid/door position sensing. It also provides application examples for power control and circuit protection.