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Old 11-13-2015, 07:20 AM   #1
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Stackable washer dryer

My Cardinal 5th wheel has has a closet pre plumbed for a stackable washer dryer. its 27 x 27 by 76 inches. I am looking at a Kenmore 24" unit but the specks say 27" depth, I assume this does not account for the dryer vent hose which would add about 4" and the not fit my space. Any experience with adding this type of washer dryer, thanks
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Good question for someone that knows. Call a Forest River Cardinal dealer service dept and ask.
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I am not 100% sure as I am not near my 5th wheel with a stacked washer dryer but I believe you do not need 4" like you usually do in a house. I am 95% sure my dryer vents right thru the back and a straight shot to the outside louvered vent.
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My Cardinal 5th wheel has has a closet pre plumbed for a stackable washer dryer. its 27 x 27 by 76 inches. I am looking at a Kenmore 24" unit but the specks say 27" depth, I assume this does not account for the dryer vent hose which would add about 4" and the not fit my space. Any experience with adding this type of washer dryer, thanks
We have Ariston (Splendide) stackables, and they are only about 22" deep. Our closet is about 25" deep, so the clearance behind the dryer is still only about 3". Even though the vent hose is 4" diameter, it is flexible enough to come out the back of the dryer, bend 90 then flatten out a bit where it passes behind the dryer. In heavy use over the last year (we're full-timers and never use laundromats), we have had no issues with lint build up in the hose or with slow drying speeds.

If you're still worried about the clearance, however, you may want to consider the Ariston stackables that aren't as deep.
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I recently replaced the original Kenmore w/d with Whirlpool models--my wife wanted front-loading on the washer and the Kenmore was a top-loader.
Here are the model #s/dimensions:
Washer: WFC7500VW1 25" deep, hose space to front knob; 23 1/2" wide.
Dryer: LDR3822PQ1 21" deep, 24" wide
The closet area is also 76" in height in my fiver, and there is about 10" space between upper and lower units.
I have the original units that were working just fine if you would be interested--$75 for both.

It is pretty tough deal to man-handle the upper unit into place, especially since you don't have the bracing in the correct place already.

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I have a splendid 2100 combo for 10 years and no one will convince me that there is better. The combo dryers might be bigger but the amperage is less. Now figure.
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I recently replaced the original Kenmore w/d with Whirlpool models--my wife wanted front-loading on the washer and the Kenmore was a top-loader.
Here are the model #s/dimensions:
Washer: WFC7500VW1 25" deep, hose space to front knob; 23 1/2" wide.
Dryer: LDR3822PQ1 21" deep, 24" wide
The closet area is also 76" in height in my fiver, and there is about 10" space between upper and lower units.
I have the original units that were working just fine if you would be interested--$75 for both.

It is pretty tough deal to man-handle the upper unit into place, especially since you don't have the bracing in the correct place already.

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thanks for the information it got me to looking at other options. here is a set up that would seem to work in my space with Avanti Compact washer and dryer.

Avanti Mounting Bracket (For Dryer And Top Load Washers) - Walmart.com
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Maytag Front Washer was special order at Nebraska Furniture Mart (RV Size) Mod was 7500 I think.
Dryer was ordered on line Sanyo. They make at least two other brands that look exactly the same and specs are the same. 110V. I read many reviews on them before I took the risk.
Use the heck out of both units and they work fantastic!! We have a King size bed and you can wash and dry sheets and pillow cases all at once with no problem.
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Maytag Front Washer was special order at Nebraska Furniture Mart (RV Size) Mod was 7500 I think.
Dryer was ordered on line Sanyo. They make at least two other brands that look exactly the same and specs are the same. 110V. I read many reviews on them before I took the risk.
Use the heck out of both units and they work fantastic!! We have a King size bed and you can wash and dry sheets and pillow cases all at once with no problem.
Thanks for info. Here is a question on the 110 outlet(s) for the washer and dryer. My closet area is already plumbed and wired with 110 V for a washer dryer. But there is only one 110V outlet which is a dedicated outlet with a 20 amp breaker. The data on both the washer and dryer indicate that each unit should be connected to its own dedicated electrical outlet and breaker. Do you have have two separate 110 V outlets with their own breaker, or are you connecting both units to one 110 V outlet. My concern is that with a stackable washer dryer that both the washer and dryer could be running at the same time and may trip the one breaker. Thanks

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My Suites has 2 duplex outlets in the w/d closet, and I have one unit plugged into each. However, the elec panel has only on CB labeled w/d, so apparently both run on the same circuit. Have not taken the time to check this out, but both units have always run fine at the same time. The single CB is a 20a, but is visually wider than the other 20s.
I also have not taken the time to verify the amp draw thru the monitor on the surge protector remote.
We recently were out in cold weather with a space heater running--ran the w/d and the heater at the same time with no problem.
Not sure this helps any, but that is how mine is setup.
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Maytag Front Washer was special order at Nebraska Furniture Mart (RV Size) Mod was 7500 I think.
Dryer was ordered on line Sanyo. They make at least two other brands that look exactly the same and specs are the same. 110V. I read many reviews on them before I took the risk.
Use the heck out of both units and they work fantastic!! We have a King size bed and you can wash and dry sheets and pillow cases all at once with no problem.
Nice install, but to clarify, Was that number (7500) the model #of the mod, or was it actually $7,500?????
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numbers, not $$$. 7500 seems to be in a lot of different brand numbers. leading me to think same actual mfgs??
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I run my stacked Splendide Ariston model washer and drier at the same time off the same 20 amp outlet and have never tripped a breaker in 8 years. The 110 VAC drier will dry a load such as 2 queen sheets and pillow cases in 60 minutes. I think the drying time is reduced cause the washer spins at 1200 RPM as opposed to most washers spinning at 600 - 700 RPM. Both units have been for 8 years. I might add Camping World in Henderson, NV installed both units and did a fantastic job which also included boring the hole in the side of the coach for the drier vent.
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My Suites has 2 duplex outlets in the w/d closet, and I have one unit plugged into each. However, the elec panel has only on CB labeled w/d, so apparently both run on the same circuit. Have not taken the time to check this out, but both units have always run fine at the same time. The single CB is a 20a, but is visually wider than the other 20s.
I also have not taken the time to verify the amp draw thru the monitor on the surge protector remote.
We recently were out in cold weather with a space heater running--ran the w/d and the heater at the same time with no problem.
Not sure this helps any, but that is how mine is setup.
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Very easily could be a double breaker controlling two circuits.
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