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Old 08-13-2019, 06:57 AM   #1
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Correct Splendide Water Level

We are first time owners of a Splendide stackable washer/dryer. So far, we've only tried a single load (on what we thought was a "normal" cycle).


We know water was used (because we could hear it "filling"), but were very surprised that a water level was never visible thru the glass door. Should one be able to see a water level thru the glass door? If so, how high should the water be?


(We apologize in advance if this topic has been discussed. We simply couldn't find anything using the search tool.)
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It uses very little water and basically slops the wet clothes back and forth with the water draining through them. Only use HE rated soap and not much of that.

We wash most everything on cycle 9 and adjust the drying time as needed... 40 to 80 minutes, mostly 60 minutes.

On occasion, we will use a longer wash cycle if the clothes are pretty dirty.

We have been full time for over 6 years with our Splindide 2100XC and love it.

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X2. Very little water. These are NOT your standard home machines.
BTW, you can free download just about any manual you need from Splendide. Google ďSplendide manualsĒ. Questions? Call Westland Sales in Oregon. North American distrib for Splendide. Great techs for help troubleshooting, Exc customer service.
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My coach is new and we have manuals for everything, including the washer/dryer. Weíve even read the washer/dryer manuals (who does that-lol). We found nothing specific about water levels, but we will re-read. We will also look online to see if Splendide has publications other than what we already have. As a last resort, we will call Splendide. We simply hoped that Splendide users might chime in here. Thanks
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Here's a hint we received from the Splendide Tech, use white vinegar instead of fabric softener. Use same amount of vinegar as you would softener, put it in the same 'slot'. Vinegar softens same as softener, helps to dissolve lint (important if you have a combo unit), and costs less. Wife now uses it at home also.

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If you want a higher water level, there is a procedure on the Splendide website to accomplish that, it is meant for a different purpose though. I think an entire wash N rinse cycle has a maximum water usage of 7-9G, depending on cycle chose.
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These are 'He' machines. You're not going to see clothes swimming in an aquarium in there. The unit senses the amount of laundry & supplies just enough water to move the wet clothes & detergent as the drum tumbles.

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....we have manuals for everything, including the washer/dryer. Weíve even read the washer/dryer manuals (who does that-lol). We found nothing specific about water levels, but we will re-read. We will also look online to see if Splendide has publications other than what we already have. As a last resort, we will call Splendide. We simply hoped that Splendide users might chime in here. Thanks

Iím not clear on what you want, here. There is no scale or gauge imprinted on the door glass, so itís hard to say precisely how deep the water will be. You wonít see a waterline across the door unless youíre doing a clean out, but thatís another subject. In normal wash or rinse the saturated clothes will be slopping around as the drum rotates, and youíll see some water splash onto the inside of the clear window near the bottom, but since the machine adjusts water quantity to the load, thatís about as precise an answer as you can get. Unless perhaps youíre actually looking for total usage specs, but thatís not what you asked.
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John and Diane, thank you very much for your helpful response!


We realized that these machines are different than what we are used to in our home. Even so, we still thought that we would or should probably see some water level near the bottom of the glass window. Instead, we just saw some water splash onto the glass as you described. From that info, we assume the machine is doing what is supposed to do. We're sorry if our question was unclear.
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I've been using my Splendide Ariston stackables for 12 years and have always added water to the wash cycle after the initial fill. I add enough hot water to insure there's enough water to clean the clothes into the tray where the detergent is added. I spose it's a personal thing but it's worked well for me.
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These units were designed for Yachts, mountain cabins, RVs to conserve water ussage.

We are on our 3rd machine in 20 plus years.
100 percent living between the boat and rv.

Wife never adds additional water.
She does use vinegar as a softener.

If we are going to the lake for a month or more. Or vise versa.

She runs a cycle with a few cups of vinegar
Before we leave.
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I like the idea of using vinegar to soften the water. I do use it for removing soap build up on towels. I've used Calgon liquid for years to soften water & that dang stuff is expensive. Vinegar is WAY cheaper! Thanks for the tip.

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In my opinion

Some users of low water volume efficent washing machines use way to much soap.

We have always used 1 tablespoon of
Liquid laundry detergent.

Vinegar for the softner seems to compliment the outcome.

Just the way we have always done laundry on our boats and RVS.

If I work on the farm for a few days or play grease monkey.

Those clothes go to the laundromat machines.
Available at the marinas and campgrounds we stay at.
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Here is a typical wash with our Splendide 2000. Definitely can see water sloshing although it never gets more than an inch or so onto the glass.
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