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washer for appartment? Possible to hook up to a kitchen sink???

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I'm only looking for a washer now. I will hang dry.

Can you hook a regular washer up to a kitchen sink??




I'm looking at buying a washer and dryer for my apartment.

I'm getting sick of spending approx $80 on laundry a month ($2 wash & $2 dry)

I'm just looking for something that I can plug into a standard 120volt outlet and hook the washer up to the sink.

How well do they work?
Any suggestions on models?


Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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make sure you read your lease closely, some prohibit the use of washers and dryers in the rental units.
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mrsmagoo2001 wrote:make sure you read your lease closely, some prohibit the use of washers and dryers in the rental units.
A lot of them do because they cause suds to back up in the water distribution system. Not pleasant for everyone else in the apartment building when they have soap suds coming out of their kitchen sink drain :| .
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My lease aggreement says nothing about washing machines, etc. I just read it over :D .
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Haier (Chinese brand) has got an apartment washer that you could hook up to your bathroom sink. You could only do small loads but it's pretty neat. Plug in to an outlet, turn on the fountain to the water level you want, and then put the tube in the sink and you're set. One of my relatives bought me one when I was living in an apartment and I found it to be very convenient. I didn't need a dryer, I just let it dry naturally.
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gamovafan wrote:Haier (Chinese brand) has got an apartment washer that you could hook up to your bathroom sink. You could only do small loads but it's pretty neat. Plug in to an outlet, turn on the fountain to the water level you want, and then put the tube in the sink and you're set. One of my relatives bought me one when I was living in an apartment and I found it to be very convenient. I didn't need a dryer, I just let it dry naturally.
Thanks for the reply!

It sounds pretty neat, but I'm looking for something similar to an actual wash and dryer.
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If you buy a portable washer, it already comes with the hose attachments and adapter to hook up to your kitchen sink without you having to convert anything. On the plus side, it is 120V, whereas if you buy a regular washing machine, you'll have to convert your outlet to 220V to handle it and buy the hoses to hook up.

I had a portable washer (sold it a couple of months ago) and never had a problem with the suds clogging up. It had a built-in timer where the water would drain out, stop for a few seconds and then continue on..
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cluless wrote:On the plus side, it is 120V, whereas if you buy a regular washing machine, you'll have to convert your outlet to 220V to handle it and buy the hoses to hook up.
Uhhh... Pretty much all washing machines are 120V standard circuit appliances.
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hoob wrote:Uhhh... Pretty much all washing machines are 120V standard circuit appliances.
Not here in BC, i've never seen a 120v washer/dryer...
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grant wrote:Not here in BC, i've never seen a 120v washer/dryer...
My washer is 120V, but not my dryer.
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Typically you'll have two circuits for a w/d. One 120 for a washer and another 240 (or sometimes 120) for the dryer.

You can get both a portable washer and a portable dryer for your appartment. There's something called a "ventless" dryer available now (or condenser dryer). They're usually a washer and dryer combined into one.
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I think I'm just going to get a washer for now.

Can I hook a regular washer up to the kitchen sink (not a portable one)?
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