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    Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Iíd only have 20 or so to wash at a time, and Iím not going to introduce all those chemicals into my home machine. Anyone tried something like this? Wheel it out when you need it?

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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Iíd just be concerned on how clean theyíd get your dirty or towels with chemicals in them. Got a garage? Can get a cheap top loader for a few bucks more.


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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    I do and I just don’t want to take up the space for one, I’ve been offered a couple for free but I can’t justify a full size machine to use once a month. The portable seemed cool because it could be unhooked and tucked away

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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlmarkIII View Post
    I do and I just donít want to take up the space for one, Iíve been offered a couple for free but I canít justify a full size machine to use once a month. The portable seemed cool because it could be unhooked and tucked away
    Yeah i get it but i would just wonder if it would get clean. I spend as much or more on MF towels than close. Harder to get LSP out of a towel than it is dirt out of clothes.


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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Pick up a used washer from a garage sale and set it in the garage.

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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Iíve seen small washing machines meant for apartment dwellers you can hook up to water. Usually a couple hundred bucks on amazon. Theyíre probably the size youíd want.

    They use agitators in them, so Iíve considered getting one for my towels. Ever since their inception Iíve hated the garbage that is HE washing machines, and I donít see my opinion changing any time soon based on the way their performance has developed.

    Could be worth looking in to.


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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Quote Originally Posted by IH8SPM View Post
    Pick up a used washer from a garage sale and set it in the garage.




    I've seen decent used washers go for as low as $25 to $50.

    The best part about old washers is if you find a good one, they are simple and cheap to maintain and (generally) will last.

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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    The trick is finding a garage sale that has one. Iíve never seen one offered at one. Maybe some place like a Goodwill store?
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Rambler View Post



    I've seen decent used washers go for as low as $25 to $50.

    The best part about old washers is if you find a good one, they are simple and cheap to maintain and (generally) will last.
    Not the newer ones though. $500 models anyway.

    Our POS Whirlpool (circa 2016) has needed a new pump ($44) and a new electronic selector unit (the thing behind the dial you turn for $55) .

    Those were the part costs for me online, not a repairman.

    If you ever take these machines apart, you quickly notice how cheaply made they are, and that a $300 lawnmower has 10X the engineering and ruggedness.

    Just another ploy forced onto the unknowing public..

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    Re: Portable washing machine for microfibers?

    Wow my Whirlpools from 2008 are holding up. The thing is only one person(me) is using them.

    I wouldnít hesitate to buy another Whirlpool appliance from my experience. GE on the other hand, no way.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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