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All the Answers: Where to Find Wheels, Photos, and Connecting to bathroom faucet!
on March 7, 2006
<strong>SIX MONTH REVIEW</strong>
six months later and still LOVING it (bought in March, now October). Yesterday, I actually washed a QUEEN SIZE lightweight summer comforter in it!.... Now that was pushing it, but the little guy did it!
Just recommended this to a friend who is having a baby too. LOVE it. Still quiet, no leaks AND finally just ordered the wheels for it because Lowe's stopped carrying them for awhile!
I LOVE this washer. I was the one who posted all of the product pictures to help you guys out with it. I got Super Saver delivery and got in like 3-4 days, not bad!
Lowe's offers wheels specifically for this model for about $25. Go to their website and search on Haier castors. Its the Haier Adjustable Caster Kit (Color: White) Item #: 201376 Model: MS15224
Connecting to bathroom faucet
Both Lowe's and Home Depot have the parts for connecting this to your bathroom sink if the faucet is smaller than your kitchen sink. You can do this for under $20.
Parts needed to connect to bathroom faucet that
is SMALLER then kitchen faucet.
Danco Perfect Match [...]:
Dishwasher Snap Coupling Set (1G): 36114B
Small Male Adaptor (12D): 36104B
Dishwasher Aerator Adaptor (2E): 3611B
Remove the existing aerator from your faucet and
attach the adapter in the following order (make sure to put the
rubber washers in each piece as you go):
1) Screw the smaller end of the Small Male adapter into
2) Screw the Dishwasher aerator onto the protruding end of the
Small Male adapter
3) Pull the collar down on the Dishwasher Snap Collar Set
breaking it into two separate piece. Screw the piece that
DOESN'T have the plastic collar onto the Dishwasher
aerator. Keep this arrangement on your faucet permenantly.
There is now an aerator on the faucet, so you do not need to
use the old one any longer.
4) Screw the brass looking part of the Dishwasher Snap Coupling
Set onto the grey end of the water intake hose.
To connect the water intake hose onto the faucet, slide the plastic collar on the Dishwasher Snap Coupling Set DOWN. PUSH entire piece onto the metal piece protruding from the faucet, let the collar go (it will move back up, holding the pieces together)
Great, QUIET machine. Sounds like a dishwasher. I have done up to 4 LARGE towels in it with no issues and no off-balance (even though I know my machine is NOT level right now).
Basically, the largest load is about 1/3 the size of what you would normally do. I have done 5 kids pants, 2 adult pants, 2 kids shirts, 2 adult shirts and a handful of undies all in one load without a problem. I have done loads of loads. Large bath and beach towels too without a problem.
If you DO have an issue and need to return this item, Haier doesn't require you to send the WHOLE machine back any longer. I believe you send only the back panel and at least 8 inches of the power cord. They did this to make returns easier.
DO be careful with detergent. Use only HE (high efficiency) and ~ 3/4 oz for a lage load. I overdid it once, it did not leak but I opened it during the cycle and could see excessive sudse. I think that I was just fortunate:>
Quality, many people complain about the drain hose quality. But when I went to home depot to look at the hoses, all of the DRAIN hoses they had were of the same type. You can buy a rubber intake hose and USE it as a drain hose if it bothers you so much. But you get this unit delivered for less then $200. Hello? I spend that much in 6 weeks at the laundry mat.
Also, this is no $800 Kenmoore, dont expect it to be. If you want THAT kind of quality than pop open your wallet and pay for it. Still, for the money, I see nothing wrong with the quality. Its a pretty sturdy little machine and not flimsy at all. If it breaks after 2 months, I won't care, because it would have already paid for itself by then!
Tips and Tricks
Some other reviews mention that the machine retains water after washing. It does and the manual mentions this. To get past this, I do the following AFTER my last load for the day:
1. Turn the washer off after cycle and remove clothes.
2. Turn the Faucets OFF.
3. Turn the cycle selection knob to WASH (do not turn on yet).
4. Disconnect the water intake hose and hold it UP in the air and turn the washer on. This opens the hose to the washer and allows the water that was remaining in the hose to empty into the washer. Turn the washer OFF as soon as the water is finished emptying (no longer than 2 seconds).
5. Turn the washer to the spin cycle and turn ON. This kicks off the drain pump and empties the remaining water into the drain hose. Turn washer off immediately after the water stops coming from the drain hose.
That's it. works like a charm. Since I normally do 3-4 loads at a pop, it doesn't take much to do when I am all done and keeps the washer dry.
Some other reviews complained about what to do with the cord and hoses as there are no hooks to hang them on. I resolved this easily by buying plastic suction cup hooks from the bath department in Target. For the electrical cord, I used a razor holder suction hook, and got a regular hook for the intake hose and mounted it on the wall side ways. Since my unit is in the bathroom, the hools mounted tightly on the tile wall. The drain hose is too big for a hook, but you can tie a piece of string around the end, then hand it from the string on the hook.
7# YES, it DOES play jingle bells.