It's fantastic, and I highly recommend it, but you must understand this in order for it to work
Day one: I spent an hour attempting to determine what was wrong, whether it was broken, and whether or not I should return. WHY does it not work? I'm very happy after several hours and three loads. br>The instructions are bad because they don't tell you that the machine is broken after you've followed the steps.
1. To begin, make sure the gray drain hose is not laying low on the ground, such as hanging from the bathtub or shower floor. It must be hung over your sink so that the tube can rise. If you don't, you'll notice that when you try to fill the machine with water, it doesn't fill and instead drains out the gray tube. Yup, I was just standing there watching it come in and out.
2. You can't choose between the wash, rinse, or spin buttons when you choose normal wash! It has been pre-programmed. Those buttons are only active when the Heavy wash option is selected. When I tried pressing them, nothing happened, so I assumed my machine was broken.
3. It's time to lock the door. If you must open it, first press the pause button, then close the window and press playbr>4. After the water has filled, it is agitated for 3 minutes. THEN IT STOPS FOR TWO MINUTES, AGITATES FOR THREE MINUTES, AND THEN STOPS AGAIN. This is how it goes: Be patient because it isn't broken. br>THIS THING DRIES OUT AMAZINGLY! There was no water on the table. A normal cycle lasts 41 minutes. br>It appears to be small, but it fits me well enough. br>In the first load, I was able to fit five pairs of Dickies scrub pants (xs)br>In the second load, I was able to fit three short sleeve scrub tops (xs), five pairs of tube socks, a cooking apron, and three panties. br>Third load: 1 pair of men's medium sweatpants, 1 small long-sleeve button-down shirt, 1 apron, and 3 kitchen towels.
| May 12, 2021
a powerful washer - Dirty-clothes assassin with a quiet demeanor
Aside from the packaging Styrofoam ending up in the machine's motor bay), there isn't much to complain about. br>After unpacking, I decided to double-check the machine for any loose parts - I'm glad I did because it turned out to be a good decision. There were a lot of white Styrofoam pieces inside, so I had to remove the larger ones by hand and then just dusted the smaller ones. I reattached the bottom cover and connected directly to the cold water line, thank goodness I had bought a 90° elbow. The hose from under the sink to the top water intake on the Black and Decker washer is expected to be put under a lot of strain. With the elbow, there are no leaks, but there is some dripping. br>First and foremost, let me state that the machine is exceptionally quiet - I couldn't believe my eyes. And there's hardly any vibration. Detergent is poured into the washer's bay directly. The clothes smelled great, with no weird mechanical odors and most of the water squeezed out (yes, the spin cycle impressed me as well). br>I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
P. They're waiting for their old Haier portable washer to die so they can buy this beast, which I'm planning on getting a second for my house after my parents came by for a visit. br>br>Recent changes: br>br> 7/11/18: br>After about 2 weeks of doing 2-, you should be able to do 3-. It still doesn't leak and we love it after 3 loads of laundry per day. I ordered a longer washer hose (8 feet) so that the washer could be permanently connected to a cold water outlet, as well as a drip tray in case it leaks, but mostly so that I could slide it across our laminate kitchen floor. We can slide the machine in and out because there is space under the counter top. It fits perfectly under the counter top alcove when we are not using it. br>br>7/12/18 Update: br>It's been jinxed. I noticed a small puddle in the drip tray near the washer's front left leg. I emptied it, removed the back panel, and noticed water droplets on the outside of the white center drum, the pump motor, and the drain hose, among other things. I dried everything out and did another gentle, medium load wash. And kept an eye on things. When the washer started to fill up for the second time, the leak was coming from the top, right where the clear hose disappears into the top of the washer. See the video for more information. I'm not taking away any stars because I'm curious about how Amazon or Black & Decker handle warranties. Replacement is on its way. br>br>I'll keep you updated. br>br> Customer service that is second to none! br>br>7/17/18 UPDATE: br>I'm ecstatic - The new one has arrived. I took the new machine out of the box, installed it, and then packed the old one back into the box. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little let down. I did a quick test wash with Rapid - It is not a problem. After a gentle run, there was a small puddle near the front left leg of the washer, as well as behind the machine, below the black drain plug. It is now past midnight. Tomorrow, I'll do another wash and look for the source of the leak. For the time being, I'm deducting one star. br>The leak originates from the top, in the same location as the previous BnD washer. Is this a flaw in the product, or am I the only one who has noticed this? Please do not hesitate to share your stories. I'll do another exchange later, and if the same thing happens, I've figured out how to modify the washer so that the leak goes straight into the drum. Yes, it's inconvenient, but I admire the machine's efficiency. As is customary, I'll keep you informed. br>***UPDATE*************************************************************************************************** br>Received my second replacement machine and ran a test wash on rapid, but forgot to switch to a lower wash load, so it ran at Load 3 by default. Water started to fill in and just splashed everywhere, including the bottom of the opening lid. As a result, it's impossible to tell whether or not it leaked. I'll have to wait until it dries before I can use it. br>Updated on June 8, 2018: br>As much as I'd like to leave a 5-star review, I'm afraid I'll have to take another star away. The second replacement has also started to leak. I'm guessing the first machine, which I've had for over a month, was leaking as well; the only difference was that I didn't have a tray underneath the washer and couldn't see the leak. br>br>However, I will not be returning the item because a) I still adore it and it is still an incredible machine - It's quiet, it's light, it washes your clothes, and so on, but. It's just this annoyance from the top. b) I'm catching water droplets with a pistol grip clamp and a small food tray, but a new item should not be altered in any way right away. br>br>Update 8/28/2018: br>br>THE MACHINE HAD QUICKLY QUICKLY QUICKLY QUICKLY QUICKLY QUICKLY QUICKLY QUICKLY I'm not sure what's going on here, but I'm not going to complain and will give it another star. What an exhilarating ride it's been. br>br>9/18/18 Update: br>There are still no leaks, and I loaded a heavy (sweaty) jiu jitsu gi size A3 yesterday, both the pants and jacket. and it was the right size!.
| Mar 02, 2021
With the Black Decker logo on it, it's a knockoff
First and foremost, this is not a Black Decker product; it bears the b d logo, but that's it. W Appliances, a separate company, is solely responsible for manufacturing, service, and other aspects of the product. br>br>I discovered that tidbit when the first time I tried to use the machine, my kitchen floor was flooded after a full 30 minutes. br>br>I tried to figure out the problem using the manual, but it's so badly written that attaching the bottom cover (a 30 second procedure) took 20 minutes and a fruitless internet search. To be honest, I'm still not sure I got it right. br>br>Anyway, there's the leak. Regardless of the machine's settings, water simply passes through it. Water is literally spraying out of the intake tube and being pushed out the drain tube. My clothes are still drying on half of them. This isn't a leak because the water is going where it's supposed to go, and the manual is silent on what to do if the machine is bulimic. Checking the hose connections is mentioned, but this clearly did not solve the issue. So I tried to get in touch with Black Decker. Imagine my surprise when I couldn't find any mention of the washer on their website. br>br>After a helpful chat with tech support, I learned that they are unrelated to the washer. They gave me an email address and wished me luck before returning to taking care of real b d products. br>br>I'm not sure who's writing all those five-star reviews, and I'm not sure if we even got the same machine.
| Aug 22, 2021