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This Is The Answer For An Excellent Alternative Washer
on February 18, 2013
i had stumbled across this washer machine by accident as I was looking for the wonder washer. i saw the Panda models and was interested immediately. Basecamp offered this similar one for cheaper, so i went for it. I go through about 5 dress shirts a week, I dont like the results & costs that most laundromats offer per shirt, This device within the first 48 hours of purchasing it, has already paid for itself. If you live in an apartment where the landlord restricts the use of mini washer/dryer systems, this is a great alternative, although there is a bit of manual labor involved after the wash is finished ( rinsing , drying etc ). I have compiled a quick clothing cheat sheet, yup i put this thing to work right out of the box.
Clothing Tests ( To give you an idea of what it can handle ):
All tests done with leading liquid laundry detergent and/or bleach
In some instances for thick cotton clothing, filled the tub up to 3/4
Thermal Sweaters ( no more than two at a time )
Hooded Sweaters ( One at a time, water makes them real heavy, didnt want to stress the agitator )
Blue Jeans ( 1 to 2 jeans simultaneously, depending on size )
Dress Shirts ( 5 simultaneously )
Dress Socks ( 15 pairs )
White socks ( 10 pairs )
Boxers ( 15 )
Underwear ( 10 )
Track Pants ( three at a time )
As far as detergent goes, I find it best to fill the tub with water halfway first, then pour the detergent, softener and / or bleach, set the timer to max to evenly mix the soap/bleach, then toss in the clothing one at a time. Invest in a small plastic bucket to fill the tub as the rinse tube is too narrow and takes too long to fill the tub.
I have not experienced any issues other than an small thin stream of water that will drip from the "mini" logo, this is due to water splashing against the attached screw to keep the logo in place, an easy fix with good quality silicone/epoxy resin ( or gorilla glue ).
Construction build is reminiscent of the same plastic used in plastic cement buckets, very durable although you wont want to drop this unit, so keep it in a safe place.
The timer when set is louder than the machine itself, but from a distance cannot be heard. From a distance the macine will make a faint humming noise, similar to how a fridge turns on at night to regulate temperature, not loud at all. ( wont disturb your neighbors ).
This machine gets the job done