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Default Splendeid washer/dryer

The Splendide (or however its spelled) washer dryer that most of us use in the coach has a 120v dryer.
It takes forever to dry anything.
So at the flywheelers rally i brought up the idea to install a heating convector in the inlet vent of the dryer,to introduce hot air into the dryer before the dryers own small heater.
Make the air hot before it gets to the heater,and it should dry faster.


Randy S then make the suggestion to change the heater element in the unit to 230v,since we have 230 on board.


Later on i was talking to Mike M about this and i told him i was thinking of putting a heater on the inlet air for the dryer,whether its hot water from the aquahot or an electric element with fan forced air,supercharge to air going into the dryer.


Now i wish i still had a few W/D combos laying around,for teating purposes.
Thoughts?
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Love our splendide, I think adding a "Panda" dryer makes more sense, if the drying time is an issue. You could wash a load, move that to the Panda, then wash a second load while the first is drying.
These are European washer/dryers, and over there household current is 230V, 50hz, so I assume they work better drying over there.
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Airflow is more important than heat for drying clothes.

I think you would be risking a fire if you added too much heat without increasing the airflow.

If you want to get laundry done faster, just go to the laundromat. A commercial dryer will get the job done in 25 minutes or less.

But, if you wanted to have some fun, just add a webasto heater to your splendide. Make sure you video the results for us.
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Peter, I just got back from a trip down under. They use 230v 50hz there.

Our room had a stacked washer dryer in it. The washer was cold water inlet only, it had an internal heater to bring up the water temp. A single warm load took 2 hours.

The dryer was electric heat and no outside vent. It also took 2 hours for an average load.

I agree that a "panda' dryer would be a good option if you have the space for it.
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I have a Splendide WD2100XC and perform the Back Flush and F13 cleaning on a regular basis to help with the air flow and drying well.
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If you have room, this would work:


https://www.amazon.com/Trailer-WESTL...a-837871875776


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The Splendide (or however its spelled) washer dryer that most of us use in the coach has a 120v dryer.
It takes forever to dry anything.
So at the flywheelers rally i brought up the idea to install a heating convector in the inlet vent of the dryer,to introduce hot air into the dryer before the dryers own small heater.
Make the air hot before it gets to the heater,and it should dry faster.


Randy S then make the suggestion to change the heater element in the unit to 230v,since we have 230 on board.


Later on i was talking to Mike M about this and i told him i was thinking of putting a heater on the inlet air for the dryer,whether its hot water from the aquahot or an electric element with fan forced air,supercharge to air going into the dryer.


Now i wish i still had a few W/D combos laying around,for teating purposes.
Thoughts?
What about a diesel fired air heater...
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Default Splendide Washer Discharge Pump Modification

Attached is how I put the newer Splendide discharge pump into my old washer - which no long has a pump available. It isn't pretty, but it works.

Parts replaced - Pump/filter ($165 Amazon), discharge hose ($12 Lowes), added a wire extension (parts on hand) for the pump power.
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you have to take the clothes out at the end of the wash cycle and fluff them up, the high speed of the last spin cycle make the clothes stick to the tub, then set to 40 minutes, add a ball of tin foil for static cling, i just received these instructions from my wife, linda
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you have to take the clothes out at the end of the wash cycle and fluff them up, the high speed of the last spin cycle make the clothes stick to the tub, then set to 40 minutes, add a ball of tin foil for static cling, i just received these instructions from my wife, linda

Instructions with a disclaimer!
Thanks Linda! (you too Johnny!)
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