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gismo2081

11:39PM | 07/28/03
Member Since: 07/28/03
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hi, my husband and i live in an apartment that doesn't have any kind of hook up what so ever for a washer or dryer. after two years i can't stand having to go to the laundry mat or my mother's to do laundry anymore! i heard somewhere that you could still have a washer/dryer combo without any hookups that you could run the hose through your sink and then you just need to plug it in. any truth to this?? is there anyway i could install one without hookups? if we do get one its gonna have to be a washer/dryer combo unit to conserve space.

DanO

10:09AM | 07/29/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** i heard somewhere that you could still have a washer/dryer combo without any hookups that you could run the hose through your sink and then you just need to plug it in. **

There are some combination washer/dryers which only need connecting to a water supply and power. Some things you'll need to look for are:

1. That it is only 120 volts and not 240.
2. That it is a condensing or ventless model so the dryer's exhaust doesn't have to be vented to the outdoors.

There is one model which fits this criteria at the following link. Rollers for it and an attachment to hook up to a regular sink are optional accessories which can be seen at the second link.

LINK > 120 Volt Condensing Washer/Dryer Combo
LINK > Washer/Dryer Combo Accessories

Dan O.
www.Appliance411.com
The Appliance Information Site

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[This message has been edited by DanO (edited July 29, 2003).]

gismo2081

03:43PM | 07/29/03
Member Since: 07/28/03
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wow what fast responses! just a little further on the subject. what about a stackable washer dryer unit. you know the kind that the dryer is on top of the washer but its all one unit. would one of those work (like one from ***** ?) thank you so much for all your help and support i really appreciate it.

DanO

08:46AM | 07/30/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** what about a stackable washer dryer unit. **

Most of those models have a 240 volt or gas dryer. Is either accessible where you plan to install it?

Plus, do you have a hole in the wall already for the dryer's exhaust to go through or will you be able to make one?

Dan O.

gismo2081

09:51AM | 07/30/03
Member Since: 07/28/03
6 lifetime posts
so basically from what i am understanding the best way to go without much trouble is the combo washer dryer unit. which all i need to do to run it is to plug it into an outlet (making sure the unit is only 120v) and to the kitchen facuet with that piece you gave me a link for. plus this way i won't have to worry about venting also. am i correct with all this? one question i had is with the piece i need to hook it to the kitchen sink.... how does it work? when i run a load what do i do just turn on both hot and cold and it figures out the temperature?? thanks for all your help i really don't know anything on this topic.

DanO

05:17PM | 07/31/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** all i need to do to run it is to plug it into an outlet and to the kitchen facuet with that piece you gave me a link for. plus this way i won't have to worry about venting also. **

As long as you get a 'condensing' or 'ventless' model, yes.

** when i run a load what do i do just turn on both hot and cold and it figures out the temperature?? **

If you connect it to a single tap, the water temperature will be whatever you've set the taps for. If you only turn on the hot, you will have hot washes and hot rinses. If you only turn on cold, you'll have cold washes and cold rinses. If you turn on both, you'll have warm washes and warm rinses.

In order for the washer to figure it out, the washer would have to be connected to a separate hot and a separate cold water tap (which is unlikely to be available in most apartments).

Dan O.

[This message has been edited by DanO (edited July 31, 2003).]

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