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Old 11-27-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Need a washer/dryer combo

Have to replace a 24 in appt. size front load washer/dryer that is built in. Haven't used old one much due to high water use in vent less model. Then it died. Am planning on quite a lot of boondocking, so water use is important. Anyone have any suggestions or is wash and line dry the only way. Any suggestions on make and model will be appreciated.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:35 AM   #2
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We had a vented apartment sized stacked Kenmore washer and dryer in our fifth wheel. This unit was all in the same sheet metal but the washer and dryer were separate components. It worked fine although the capacity was small. We would not have considered using it while boondocking because of the water, grey water and electricity requirements.
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Have to replace a 24 in appt. size front load washer/dryer that is built in. Haven't used old one much due to high water use in vent less model. Then it died. Am planning on quite a lot of boondocking, so water use is important. Anyone have any suggestions or is wash and line dry the only way. Any suggestions on make and model will be appreciated.

The new Dometic ventless combo units do not use water in the drying cycle. Ours works great while driving and while parked, and winterization is simple without anti-freeze. It does get quite warm during the dry cycle, so maybe not the best unit for bedroom installation in hot climates.



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Thanks for replies. No room for stack. Wish there was. Water important. Cap outlet and Open gray valve to hold so volume important. Will check Dometic Thank Both
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None of the ventless driers USE water during the drying cycle, BUT what they do IS condense the moisture produced during the drying cycle and pump it into the Grey Tanks so any Ventless dryer will put water into the grey tank while drying.
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None of the ventless driers USE water during the drying cycle, BUT what they do IS condense the moisture produced during the drying cycle and pump it into the Grey Tanks so any Ventless dryer will put water into the grey tank while drying.

Copied directly from the Splendide manual:

"This appliance dries laundry by heating the laundry inside the drum to create steam and then cooling the outer drum. As the steam hits the cooled surface, itís condensed back into water and is pumped out through the drain system. This process repeats until the clothes are dry. NOTE: This drying process does not require any outside venting, however, it does require approx. 5 gallons of COLD water per your of dry time. Splendideís ventless models DO NOT add moisture or humidity to the surrounding area. All humidity stays within the unit and is drained as water."

http://www.splendide.com/WDC7100XC_IOM3.pdf



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The new Dometic ventless combo units do not use water in the drying cycle. Ours works great while driving and while parked, and winterization is simple without anti-freeze. It does get quite warm during the dry cycle, so maybe not the best unit for bedroom installation in hot climates.



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I have seen this ventless combo unit offered at a pretty decent price. However, some reviews of this model claim that the clothes come out slightly damp. Has that been your experience?
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I have seen this ventless combo unit offered at a pretty decent price. However, some reviews of this model claim that the clothes come out slightly damp. Has that been your experience?

I was also drawn-in by the price, which was hundreds of dollars less than the comparable Splendide.

There's no question that some dampness remains at the end of the drying cycle. I think this is true of any ventless dryer, and is the most common reason for peoples' dissatisfaction with them. You, as the operator, need to alter your technique to get the best performance from a ventless dryer. If you leave the clothes in the dryer at the end of the cycle and allow them to cool, they will be damp and wrinkly when you retrieve them. The clothes are still very warm at the end, and you want them to stay that way until you shake them out and fold them.

My washer/dryer is only a few feet from the bed, so I can stand between them and remove one item from the washer, shake the wrinkles out, fold it, and lay it on the bed. By the time the entire load is folded, nearly every item will be fully dry and go straight into a drawer from there. The better job you do sorting the laundry into items that require equal time to dry, the more uniformly dry the entire load will be. If you put a cotton beach towel and a few lightweight poly/cotton blend dress shirts in the same load, the shirts will come out over-dried, wrinkled, and in need of ironing, while the towel will still be damp or even wet. Even at home, we don't put denim items in the dryer; they all get put on hangers and air dried. We do the same in the MH. It's OK to wash jeans with other clothing in the ventless combo, but we remove them before the drying cycle begins. We purchased all synthetic microfiber kitchen and bath towels for S&B and the MH. The spin cycle is so effective at extracting water that microfiber stuff is doesn't even need to go through the drying cycle. We just fold or hang it as appropriate.



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thank every one for the advice and help. Decided to get a Dometic combo. On order. Seemed best for our use. Will close with Seasons Greetings to All and Thank You.
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