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Centrifugal Clothes Portable Spin Dryer

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  • Works in only 2-3 minutes. 3200 rpm spin speed. Only uses 400 watts, very energy efficient, be clean and green.
  • 13.8 lb capacity for wet laundry, Portable, only weighs 22 lbs. Compact, only 13.7" x 13.7" x 24" (lwh)
  • Much gentler on clothes than a conventional tumble dryer.Removes mineral deposits and detergents,it does not blow hot air on the clothes, it get them very close to dry.Can be used as a standalone dryer, or with a tumble dryer.
  • If used with a conventional tumble dryer, cuts drying time by 30 minutes or more, significantly reducing energy costs and prolonging the life of your dryer and clothing.
  • Upgraded model, lower and wider, allowing for greater stability and less need to stop and re-balance the clothes.
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Technical Details
Brand NameThe Laundry Alternative
Item Weight22 pounds
Product Dimensions13 x 13 x 24 inches
ColorWhite
  
Additional Information
ASINB002GEDBIG
Best Sellers Rank #189 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight31 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJuly 6, 2009
  
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Product Description

This is a centrifugal clothes dryer which removes water and detergent from the clothes using a fast (3200 rpm) spin speed. It does not blow hot air on the clothes and does not get them 100% dry (although very close to it).It extracts much more water from the clothes than a regular washing machine spin cycle, they come out slightly damp.Much gentler on clothes than a conventional tumble dryer.


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Customer Reviews

It spins clothes so dry!
Jasmine Sugar
I use the Wonder Washer and I put them into this dryer sopping wet, and it does an amazing job of ringing out the water and almost totally drying my clothes.
GorgeousRobi
I did have concern/question about this product, I contacted the company via e-mail, I had a reply within minutes (literally!)!
emt26

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276 of 282 people found the following review helpful By Louie the Italian Jew TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 22, 2010
Length: 1:59 Mins
How much water does this machine extract after going through a rinse cycle of a regular washer?
Please check out the video.

Edit 11/13/10: I've been asked how much water this spin dryer extracts. The red Ziploc container I use fills up on a larger load. The container is 32 ounces.
Also, a tip I've found that helps is to close and lock the dryer before it's plugged in. I know it seems like common sense, but I have plugged it in first and then closed and locked, and for some reason it seems to shake more. Also, I've unlocked it before it stops and it seems to shake more. It's a good measure in my opinion, to lock and then plug, and then unplug and then unlock. Some may still have more common sense than me on this issue, but I'm just trying to help the people who have made the mistake as me. Anyway, peace out, and have a good one.

Edit 03/10/12: as for the brake issue. My brake has never worked, as I wasn't even aware there was one. Another poster made an excellent video review on the newer version, and the brake does work. I wish I knew of this, as I would have sent it back immediately. If there are any suggestions on how to fix the brake, please post a comment below.

Edit: 11/25/12: Spin dryer still works very well, but the brake issue annoyed me. The model I've had for 3 years still extracts water like a champ. I bought the newer model (picture comparison posted), and it is a lot less noisy and seems to take a little more time (20 seconds or so) to get to the speed where it extracts water like the older model did. The lid is nicer because you can see what's going on, but the metal lid seemed sturdier. I really prefer the metal lid. Also, the company contacted me in the comments, about making sure the clothes are evenly distributed.
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135 of 140 people found the following review helpful By mokienatrix on September 26, 2009
When my spin dryer arrived, it did not work. I wrote to the company, and was told that it had probably been damaged in shipping, and that this was a common occurrence. I received no response when I asked what I should do with the damaged dryer. In fact, I received no further word from them AT ALL.

After a quick search through Google, I discovered many complaints about LA's customer service, and that quite a few people are angry and waiting for a replacement dryer or a refund.

Since the company didn't seem to take their warranty seriously, I took it upon myself to inspect the machine and found a wire that had been jostled loose during shipping. Since reconnecting that, the dryer has worked as advertised.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Desert Gypsy TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 13, 2011
Length: 4:16 Mins
I've been using the Laundry Alternative spin dryer for about five months along with a Rapid Washer - DIY Manual Hand Washing Machine+bucket washing system. My clothes are cleaner and have less wear and tear than when I've been using coin operated machines. I've been incredibly impressed with how much water this unit removes from the clothes. It's made my life a lot easier to cutting down on trips requiring me to carry heavy loads to the laundromat. The energy and cost savings are significant as well. I bought my spin dryer through an Amazon advertised external link; it is the newer model shown with the clear blue lid. My observations about this machine:

Requires CAREFUL loading as per the directions. Shortcuts here will lead to poor results, noise, having to unload/reload/wasting time and unnecessary wear and tear on the machine. By loading it correctly not only do you get a better result in extracting the water but most importantly it avoids the issue of unblanced loads which can harm the machine over time.

Regarding noise: when the load is properly balanced it makes about as much noise as an average dishwasher. Again, after reading reviews and seeing youtube demos prior to purchasing this unit, I knew what to expect and I am VERY careful to ensure it does NOT become unbalanced.

This machine CAN handle heavy items (up to 13lbs) but I don't usually do several towels or jeans at a time in this unit because I have trouble lifting those items when they are wet.
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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful By D. McGee on September 23, 2009
I bought this machine to go along with my Wonderwash Mini Portable Clothes Washing Machine because there was not way I wanted to wring out my wet clothes after washing. I saw the videos on YouTube, read the reviews, decided to give it a try and I LOVE IT.

The machine is so easy to use; you simply place your sopping wet clothes into the unit making sure you balance your load. Place the rubber disk on top of the clothes. Close the dryer and switch the lever to "On" and watch the machine do its thing. In about 2-3 minutes the machine spins the excess water out of your clothes and leaves them damp to the touch. Of course you will need to place a container under the unit to collect the excess water, because a lot of water comes out of the clothes. My synthetic clothes came out practically dry. After spinning I simply laid them on a drying rack for a few hours to finish the drying.

I'm always amazed by the amount of water that comes out of the clothes. The unit is pretty quiet except when the load is unbalanced. For unbalanced loads you simply stop the machine and move some items around to even it out and start it up again.

Of course this unit is not as compact as the Wonderwash Laundry Mini Countertop Clothes Spin Dryer Portable Clothes Dryer or the Wonder Wash. It's about the size of a tall kitchen trash can and can be stored away in a corner or a closet.

I really like my Wonder Wash but the Spin Dryer has the overall the cool factor going for it. This is an amazing machine!
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