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Pros And Cons Of A Washer Dryer Combo

Not many people are familiar with the washer dryer combo machines. You can take your dirty washing, put it in the machine and once the cycle has finished, remove nice clean dry garments. There is no taking, wet, dripping clothes and placing them into a different machine. The combo machine performs both functions with ease. Although they are a great invention, they do have some kinks.

If washing and drying your clothes means heading out to a laundry of going down to the basement through long dark corridors then a washer dryer may be the ideal solution for you. They are usually the same size as a normal washing machine and sometime come on wheels. They can, therefore, be stored quite simply. Set up usually involves connecting to the cold water faucet and a drain.

Most washer dryer combos are ventless meaning they do not require any venting or ducting. They are also energy efficient, with good energy star rating. They will, therefore, be more economical than standard separate washing and drying machines. As you can see, there are a number of advantages, but it is still worth considering some of the disadvantages prior to purchasing.

These appliances are often more suitable for people whom do not have a lot of washing to do. They are particularly suited to students, single people or two person households. The reason is that the cycles, especially the drying cycle will take longer than a dedicated dryer. Also the load sizes have to be small because you need to allow room for the clothes to move about in whilst they are drying. If you do not do this, you will usually be left with lots of very wrinkled clothes which will lead to more ironing.

It is important to have the washer dryer set up correctly to prevent any mishaps. The drainage needs to be of a particular height to prevent water leakage and I would advise that you actually measure your drain height prior to making your purchase. Also, it is best to position the machine on a firm surface, such as concrete, so that it runs smoothly.

When buying a machine it is worth briefly considering the repairs. As these are quite new machines you may find it difficult finding a repair engineer for them should things go wrong. A bit of advice is to look at the manufacturers website where you will frequently find a list of local repair guys. These machines are also quite expensive, coming in at around one thousand dollars. However, they are cheaper than the separate appliances and you will save money with the increased efficiency.

David writes articles about cheap washer dryer combos and likes to find the cheapest washer and dryer combo appliances.

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