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Household Essentials 5-Line Retractable Mini Clothes Dryer

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  • Money-saving retractable clothes dryer for indoor or outdoor use
  • 5 vinyl-coated lines extend to 12-1/4 feet for 61-1/4 feet of total drying space
  • Tightening knob keeps the lines taut and tangle free; lines retract when not in use
  • High-impact plastic housing wipes clean with a damp cloth; mounting hardware included
  • Measures 8 by 17-1/2 by 7 inches
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Package Quantity: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 17.5 x 7 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0000V09X2
  • Item model number: MD-61
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,251 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Benefit from the ease and convenience of a multi-line retractable clothesline inside with Household Essentials™ space-saving 5-Line Retractable Mini Dryer. Perfect for lightweight laundry, Household’s compact line extends to 12', providing 60' of drying space. Molded of high impact plastic, its durable casing wipes clean with a damp cloth and keeps your clothesline pristine. A tension control knob keeps the lines taut and the easy retracting mechanism keeps lines tangle free. With Household Essentials™ 5-Line Retractable Mini Dryer’s simple installation (all hardware include, of course), you are ready to begin reaping the benefits of line drying now. Enjoy the freshness, the good feel of going green, and the decrease in your utility bills. Go on, let it all hang out.

Customer Reviews

Cheap, poorly constructed, flimsy.
Ann Marie Byers
The knob that is suppose to keep the line tight doesn't work properly and the retraction will not pull the line back in correctly or evenly.
BLM52
I would like to have known that the lines are not meant to hold anything of any weight.
C. Crowson

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90 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Dana on September 13, 2005
Item Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
I bought two of these clotheslines after moving from a house into an apartment and realizing just how silly it is to put quarters into laundromat dryers, when my desert climate happily dries clothes for free. They're functional, but they do have some issues.

The first problem we encountered is that it does not come with the necessary hardware to mount it. It does come with the necessary screws, but the drywall anchors that are included will not actually anchor it to the drywall. At least I think those were drywall anchors; they looked like cheap versions of the kind I've used in the past. Being not all that aware of hardware, I guess I could be wrong in that assumption. At any rate, I had to go buy drywall anchors before I could mount the clothesline.

The other problems are related to the plastic construction. First, the way to get the line out is to pull the gray knob outward, and that unlocks the spinning mechanism. You then grasp the bar that the lines are mounted to, and walk to the where the hooks are on the other side of the room. Except with ours, the gray knob continually slides into the locked position, so you have to stand in front of the unit and yank until you're fairly sure you have enough line. It would be better if there were a way to prevent it from accidentally sliding to the locked position.

Second, there's no way you can tighten the line after you've hung clothes on it. Well, maybe there is, but I couldn't do it without putting what seemed like too much pressure on the plastic. I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to hang pants on this, because of how low it droops when you hang things. That may be partially because I'm five feet tall, and my husband is over six feet tall.
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97 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Brandt on October 2, 2005
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I should have known that the 5-line retractable clothesline as purchased through [...] would be cheaply made as it was cheaply priced, but was negatively impressed with everything about it. For example, the mounting bracket for the housing assembly is flimsy and bent out and pulled away from the wall the moment the clothesline was loaded. The screws were even soft and cheap. The locking mechanism bent while stretching the lines to the tension required to support anything over five pounds (+/-) without sagging substantially. During the initial dry run, the lines would not retract fully. Prognosticating structural failure, before using, I ran strapping around the housing and line end bar, anchoring them to the wall in an attempt to keep them from either pulling the housing away or snapping off the line end bar, thus making the unit non-retractable. The distance stretched is 10'-4" and the lines sag considerably with only one pair of damp jeans hanging from near the end of one line! I'm not sure how long this clothesline will last, but anticipate not very. Cheap, cheap, cheap! Menard's has a wider and longer 5-line unit for $45 that appears to be ten times better than this 'Butts' cheap plastic crap. Before opening, I was tipped off as the picture on the box is so 70's. It's so cheap, I feel I've wasted too much time trying to spare any prospective consumer's thirteen bucks.

Addendum, March 8, 2007: Since I have strapped the unit in place, I must say that I was wrong in my prediction that the 'Butts' clothesline wouldn't last. It has been getting used probably twice a week, and still as good as installed. So, if you know you will have to reinforce the unit's installation and that you won't be able to retract the lines, go ahead and buy one.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By BLM52 on May 14, 2006
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I paid over $20.00 for this at OSH and really regret doing so. This product was made very cheaply and poorly. The line is flimsy and not strong enough to hold more than 2 pieces of clothing without sagging. The line on mine is even tearing now. The knob that is suppose to keep the line tight doesn't work properly and the retraction will not pull the line back in correctly or evenly. Now I can't even pull the line out at all, meaning I can't use the darn thing at all anymore. It lasted me less than a year and I hated using it the entire time. Wish I would have invested a bit more money for something worth it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 3, 2008
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What a waste of money. I bought it to save on electricity and instead I get to go buy some drywall compound and repaint... plus my clothes are hanging over the back of all my dining room chairs right now. The drywall anchors that came with it promptly pulled right out of the wall as soon as we put any clothes on it whatsoever (leaving quarter sized holes behind). Plus, the first time we have ever tried to use it, the cord started fraying. I would've been better off buying 10 eyehooks and just stringing a clothesline whenever I needed to dry clothes. It would've been cheaper too. I read the other reviews before I bought it, but I thought for 10 bucks it couldn't be all bad. It is. Keep your money. Buy a latte. Just don't buy this!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Crowson on November 9, 2009
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We have had this clothesline since May and all of the lines (strings) have broken. I would not recommend this product at any price. I would have to hang one item on each of the 5 strings because if I hung more on it they would break. The last one broke today! We are going back to the old fashioned string your own clothesline on the poles we put in for this unit.

Very unhappy with this product line. I would like to have known that the lines are not meant to hold anything of any weight. We used it for our bathing suits, towels and light sheets and it did not hold.
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