What Is a Portable Washing Machine?

A portable washing machine is an all-in-one washer dryer combination appliance designed to wash and dry your clothes in a single appliance. It is considered a portable model when it is on wheels and can be rolled around the floor. It also has a sink conversion kit connected to the water intake and discharge hoses. Rather than being installed to traditional washer dryer connections, it is connected to a kitchen faucet.

A portable washer machine does not require a dryer vent for the drying cycle. Instead, it uses colder water condensation ventless drying technologies to get your clothes dry. You do not have to worry about a special dryer electric cord. The all-in-one combination appliance has a standard 3-prong cord and plugs into any household 110V 3-prong outlet.

What Types of Faucets Work Best?

Faucets which have separate hot and cold water knobs work best, because the machine is able to regulate the water based on the temperatures and cycles selected. However, if you have a single lever for controlling both hot and cold water — a standard type of kitchen faucet — you can still connect the portable washer dryer, but have to remember to do a few extra things to help with water temperature regulation, as follows:

  • For hot and warm water cycles, turn the faucet on and let the water come up to the preferred temperature before connecting the washer dryer to the sink.
  • After wash cycles are complete, you have to turn the lever to cold water for the rinse and drying cycles.

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