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Day One Went Well...cross my fingers UPDATE 02/16/18
September 25, 2017
i received the Giantex portable mini washing machine today and have done 4 washes already- the average wash load consist of 4 t-shirts, 4 under wears, a few pair of socks OR a couple of light weight pants and 2 t-shirts...
Pros: The clothes came out clean and in good shape. I wash for about 3-4 mins using a tablespoon of detergent per load, then drain and wash again with just water and then transfer the clothes over to the spin dry for 3 mins, done with one small load! I hang delicates to dry and put the rest into the hot dryer.
Cons: I am alittle worried about the electric motor over heating as there is a 'motor smell' coming from the bottom of the machine where the motor is. The machine is suppose to be on a flat surface, which it is, but the motor is warm and smells as though it is overheating on the leveled surface of the floor. I hope it is not an indication of a faulty motor, especially since it was only used for less than an hour.
The other cons are the thin plastic knobs that have air line cracks, back plate that is screwed on the back of unit sticks out- in other words, not flushed to unit , and some of the edging along the unit is sharp to the touch.
All things considered, I think it is a solid 3.5 stars out of 5. I'd like to give it a 3 stars but for $87.00 it is closer to a 4 stars. My Panda XPB36 $150.00 lasted about 2.5 years before it broke a couple of weeks- motor finally stopped after a slow kind of finale. Some people wrote in saying it still working well after 3 years but mine didn't. I contacted Panda and they said to buy a new motor that I have to put in myself would cost about $35.00, I think without shipping, so I decided to try this new Giantex. I hope this last me at least 2 years. These little machines are convenient to have for sure but know they do take some work because there are more 'mini' loads to do and you have to transfer washes to the spin compartment. You also should be home while using the mini washing machine because it can shake quite a bit, rock while washing or spinning, rock ALOT while spinning- you have to re-adjust the laundry to be leveled in spin dryer.
If the motor gives out or something changes I will update my review! Good luck if you are giving it a go. One last note- the instruction manual is very difficult to understand because the English is written very poorly. You would be much better off with You Tube. There isn't a phone number or Company printed on the manual, nothing, no one ,if you wanted to contact a company representative. You would have to contact Amazon or try to contact manufacturer through your Amazon account, your orders, leave seller feedback, and then Contact the Seller.
UPDATE Feb 18, 2018: My Spinner stopped working 2.5 months after receiving it. I've used it approximately 2-3 times a week which is about 6 small loads in total of daily cottons and twin sheets. I really liked it while it worked. Customer service was terrific in giving a full refund, under 3 months warranty I believe. I got lucky it happaned under 3 months.I am wondering if it would have lasted longer if it was used just 1-2 times weekly and maybe only very light loads such as wash towels, socks and under garments...