A rotary washing line offers you enough space to hang multiple clothes so that they can dry completely. While rotary washing lines are designed to support heavy clothes, the line may deform or get weak after being subjected to tension forces. In some instances, the line might start sagging.
In difficult situations, the washing line might wear off and snap off from the arms of the rotary dryer. If this happens, you have to replace the rotary washing line with a new one. Replacing a rotary line might seem intimidating at first. However, with the right tools, you can easily replace the washing line and hang your clothes.
In this article, we are going to show you how to replace a rotary washing line. Furthermore, since rotary washing lines have different fixing mechanisms, we will show you how to restring the line on multiple dryers to get superb results.
Step by Step Guide To Replacing A Rotary Washing Line
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Tensioners are special mechanisms that can hold the line in a horizontal position, making it easier for you to hang clothes. Washing lines have to be fastened to tensioners to support clothes.
Step 1: Determine The Length of The Line That You Are Going To Use
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Start by determining the total length of the line that you are going to use. Since rotary washing lines have different lengths, you have to find the total length of your hanging line.
Fortunately, most rotary washing lines have certain specifications that give you some insight into the total length of your hanging line.
You can visit your rotary washing line’s official website and check if they have any information to guide you as you are replacing it.
Most official websites will list the specifications of your rotary washing line. Such information will help you determine the total length that you are going to use.
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On the other hand, if you plan to replace a washing line on a small section of the dryer, you have to determine the length that will fit in that section.
Measure the distance between one arm and another to determine how many lines you will need.
Step 2: Cut the New Thread
Once you determine the length of the line you will replace, cut the new thread first. Do not cut the thread to match the exact measurements of the gap on the rotary clothes dryer.
Add some centimetres to the total length; the extra length will help you fit the washing line on the rotary clothes dryer without running out of thread. It also makes it easier for you to make some adjustments.
Step 3: Unfasten the Covers That Secure the Washing Line
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Most rotary dryers come with covers that secure the connection between the washing line and the arms.
To access the washline, you have to unfasten the cover in a counter-clockwise direction. Afterwards, unfasten the cover on the arm.
Step 4: Remove the Old Line
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The next thing that you need to do is to remove the old line from the dryer. To remove the line from a tensioner, you have to pull it with some light force. Once you pull the line from one tensioner, release it from the other tensioner by following the same steps you had used earlier on.
Step 5: Insert the New Thread Into the Tensioner
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Insert the new thread into one of the tensioners.
After that, secure the line on the tensioner base by wrapping it around the plate, then securing it to the tensioner’s groove. Once the thread is completely secure, close the tensioner gently, using some light force. Counter-check the line after you close the tensioner.
How to Restring a Washing Line on Hooks With Holes
Some rotary lines come with hooks that let you secure a thread on different arms.
Step 1: Remove the Old Thread
Start by removing the old thread from the hook. After that, fasten the new thread in the hook’s hole. Then, feed it through one hook.
Step 2: Move It From One Arm to Another
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Once you feed it through one hole, pull it to the next arm. Then, insert the thread on the next hook’s hole.
Step 3: Feed It Through All the Holes
Repeat the same steps on all the holes. Continue pulling the line from one hole to another hole until you feed it to the last hook.
Step 4: Secure the Line Around the End
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To secure the line, you need to tie it around the last hook. Make sure that the knot is sturdy and strong to prevent any complications. Countercheck the washing line to see if it’s tight enough or not. The best way to test the line is to hang wet clothes on your new thread. Keep it tight to get a good outcome.
Replacing a Line Is Quite Easy!
With time, you will get used to replacing threads on your rotary clothes dryer. Not to mention, this procedure won’t take much of your time. First, make sure that you fit the line in a proper way and on the right holes. Also, fasten it around the end of the rotary clothes dryer. A tight washing line can help you dry your clothes quicker than a weak line that’s sagging. This is why it’s important to learn how to replace a rotary washing line for the best outcome every time.