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Old Jul 4th 2015, 2:37 pm
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They're a pair of Duet Steam models, so there a branch in the washer's cold water supply hose that connects to the dryer.

Thank you Pulaski. Would love to have less ironing so a steam washer and dryer sound great!
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Old Jul 4th 2015, 2:42 pm
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Thank you Pulaski. Would love to have less ironing so a steam washer and dryer sound great!
We haven't tried it yet, but our neighbours swear that the steam function in the dryer is as good as dry cleaning for suits.
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So please tell us what model did you get?
I would like to buy the same but the washer and dryer in the condo is located in a cupboard...and I think they are too large to fit.
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I would like to buy the same but the washer and dryer in the condo is located in a cupboard...and I think they are too large to fit.
They're less than 28" wide, and stackable (washer has a flat top, and I believe there is a "kit" to secure the dryer in position).
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They're less than 28" wide, and stackable (washer has a flat top, and I believe there is a "kit" to secure the dryer in position).
It's the height that's the main problem. Getting the dryer into the cupboard to sit on top of the washer.

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It's the height that the main problem. Getting the dryer into the cupboard to sit on top of the washer.
That's easy. Just hold the dryer up, then slide the washer underneath it.
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I would like to buy the same but the washer and dryer in the condo is located in a cupboard...and I think they are too large to fit.
I have the same problem. Currently I have an a GE Spacemaker similar to the one pictured below and the full sized front loads are too wide and too deep but height wasn't a problem to fit in the cabinet. So I decided to buy a front load Samsung 3.6 cubic foot washer with matching dryer with free install which just barley fit with the minimum clearance on the sides and back but when the installers came out, they discovered there was only a 220V outlet (washer needs 110v) and said the drain was on the wrong side and the hose wasn't long enough and the drain would need to be re-plumbed (the current units has the drain on the back right and all front loads have the drain on the back left). I said I'll get an electrician to install both 110v as well as 220 V outlets and I'll buy a longer universal drain hose (10' instead of 7') and have them come back to install the units and they said they can't change the hose and I'll have to hire an independent installer. I said I'll put the hose on the washer (it only takes a minute) and they said they are not allowed to install it with the longer hose.

Finally I decided to not purchase the units.


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That's easy. Just hold the dryer up, then slide the washer underneath it.
There is no room for one person to hold the dryer up whilst the other slides the washer in place.

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I have the same problem. Currently I have an a GE Spacemaker similar to the one pictured below and the full sized front loads are too wide and too deep but height wasn't a problem to fit in the cabinet. So I decided to buy a front load Samsung 3.6 cubic foot washer with matching dryer with free install which just barley fit with the minimum clearance on the sides and back but when the installers came out, they discovered there was only a 220V outlet (washer needs 110v) and said the drain was on the wrong side and the hose wasn't long enough and the drain would need to be re-plumbed (the current units has the drain on the back right and all front loads have the drain on the back left). I said I'll get an electrician to install both 110v as well as 220 V outlets and I'll buy a longer universal drain hose (10' instead of 7') and have them come back to install the units and they said they can't change the hose and I'll have to hire an independent installer. I said I'll put the hose on the washer (it only takes a minute) and they said they are not allowed to install it with the longer hose.

Finally I decided to not purchase the units.

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They are similar to my units. The location of the vent is a problem too...and the the space around the washer dryer is so tight there is hardly any room to maneuver.
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There is no room for one person to hold the dryer up whilst the other slides the washer in place.


They are similar to my units. The location of the vent is a problem too...and the the space around the washer dryer is so tight there is hardly any room to maneuver.
My vent goes to the 8' ceiling so that isn't an issue. Many in my condo have installed the small front load units after having a 120v outlet installed.

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There is no room for one person to hold the dryer up whilst the other slides the washer in place. ......
Er yeah, I know. Perhaps my adding a "" instead of a "" confused you. ...... Among the unspecified problems are the fact that the washer weighs 240lb and doesn't slide easily, and that sliding the washer in would be massively complicated by the length of the washer hoses, which would have to be connected first, but then the washer would be in the way of picking up the dryer, ...... and hoisting the dryer 36" into the air to slide a washer under it would be challenging even in the middle of a wide open space.
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Er yeah, I know. Perhaps my adding a "" instead of a "" confused you. ...... Among the unspecified problems are the fact that the washer weighs 240lb and doesn't slide easily, and that sliding the washer in would be massively complicated by the length of the washer hoses, which would have to be connected first, but then the washer would be in the way of picking up the dryer, ...... and hoisting the dryer 36" into the air to slide a washer under it would be challenging even in the middle of a wide open space.
The Whirlpool Duet washer is 38.75" and the dryer is 39" for a total of 77.75" and a standard door height as well as the door height for my laundry cabinet is 80". So for me the height wasn't a major issue.
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My answer to that problem is find him a hobby that he becomes obsessed with and the only gardening chore he then has time for is mowing. Worked for me
Hmmm, good idea. Can you tell us which hobby worked the magic for your hubby?

The real problem is that my husband is trying to avoid working at his job (he works from home). The current project is proving to be a difficult one involving lots of moaning and cursing.
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Hmmm, good idea. Can you tell us which hobby worked the magic for your hubby?

The real problem is that my husband is trying to avoid working at his job (he works from home). The current project is proving to be a difficult one involving lots of moaning and cursing.
Maybe you could encourage him to take up a hobby that involves "moaning" and "cursing".
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Hmmm, good idea. Can you tell us which hobby worked the magic for your hubby?

The real problem is that my husband is trying to avoid working at his job (he works from home). The current project is proving to be a difficult one involving lots of moaning and cursing.
If you want a garage full of motorcycles and motorcycle parts ....

The only other solution would be to lock him in his office
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Maybe you could encourage him to take up a hobby that involves "moaning" and "cursing".
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If you want a garage full of motorcycles and motorcycle parts ....

The only other solution would be to lock him in his office
We found the solution! He's cutting down and bundling up the all decrepit moving cartons that we blithely stuffed up in our attic/loft after we moved into this house. There was a piece in the local newspaper about an attic fire due to stored papers overheating.

Some of those boxes have moved with us 4 times and are 30 years old! And the attic is poorly insulated, which we need to remedy at some point.... (Making another job, but not for the summer that one.)
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