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Old 01-23-2020, 08:58 AM   #1
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Splendide Washer issue

So... I think I may have overloaded our "new to us" washer. The weight must have either broke the belt or made it fall off. Anyway we need to get the dang thing out of the cabinet to access the back of it to replace or repair the belt. My research tells me the unit weighs 280 lbs! I'm thinking maybe we can rent a jack stand and slide the unit on to it at the same level it is (36" off the floor). Or should we just wait and have the professionals do it?
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:13 AM   #2
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I'll be following this one, have a new to us dryer that isn't powering up. Have no idea how to fix it. So I am sure the suggestions on this will be similar to my dryer fix.
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Based on my experience, get a professional.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:18 AM   #4
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Yes Dan I am definitely leaning that way... its probably an easy fix but a difficult removal...
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What model do you have? We have the Splendide WD2100XC and it weights 148 lbs. Lena and I have slid ours on and off the shelf it’s on pretty easily. Well maybe easily isn’t the right term but we did it.

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It is a 2000s and according to their website, weighs 280 pounds. It sounds high to me too, especially since it is billed as their smallest unit. I'll recheck that by calling their tech department.
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Just called the company and it is 170 lbs. It is an older vented model. Still too heavy for me and my husband to handle. I'm tempted to take it out and use the area for storage, especially if it can only handle one pair of jeans at a time!
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I'm tempted to take it out and use the area for storage, especially if it can only handle one pair of jeans at a time!
i had one a few years ago on my Mediterranean 54. It was the most "useless" thing on the boat!
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I replaced an older Splendide W/D combo this last summer. The old unit was basically a waste of space. The newest vented version works quite well.... The old unit I removed and muscled up the the stairs wasn't any where close to 280 lbs, perhaps half of that or less.... Good luck If you choose to replace it look at RV suppliers pricing is typically much better
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Based on my experience, get a professional.
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I replaced an older Splendide W/D combo this last summer. The old unit was basically a waste of space. The newest vented version works quite well.... The old unit I removed and muscled up the the stairs wasn't any where close to 280 lbs, perhaps half of that or less.... Good luck If you choose to replace it look at RV suppliers pricing is typically much better
The money you spend to have it repaired, could be used to but a new one. Have a professional install it.

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Yes, it doesnít weigh 280 pounds. We have one in our RV and had one in a previous boat and loved them, if they are the vented model. You donít want to overload it.
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Yes, our boat came with a 2001 model Splendide vented model - had previous experience with an unvented model - have been been very pleased with this one. We only wash clothes and light towels. For heavy bedding and such we use the marina's washer/dryer. A man's (oh) washer's gotta know it's limits
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When our old Splendide (non-vented model) finally stopped working, it took four guys to get it out and up the aft stairs and off the side of the boat. That unit was in the 170 pound range.

Since we couldn't fit a vented model in the same space, my wife got a portable RV washer with hi-speed spin dryer that only weighs 38 pounds. Much easier to deal with! :-)
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I have as non-vented Splendide washer/dryer.
The dryer leaves a lot to be desired. Sometimes it takes 4 hours to dry the load. Many times, I just put the clothes on the hangers and hang them to complete the drying.
The washer is "okay".
I can put in a couple pairs of canvas type shorts, 3 light weight cotton pull over shirts and nylon underwear. 4 hours of drying........ well, it's better than hand washing.
Sheets and blankets to the onshore launderette. Amazingly, when I go to pick up the sheets, they are folded SMILE
I would warn you, whatever you put in the Splendide will come out very wrinkled.
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I have as non-vented Splendide washer/dryer.
The dryer leaves a lot to be desired. Sometimes it takes 4 hours to dry the load. Many times, I just put the clothes on the hangers and hang them to complete the drying.

We did the same thing with our non-vented unit, washed a small amount of clothing (or one sheet at a time!) and during the summer hung them out on the aft deck to dry. We just referred to it as our Beverly Hillbilly look.

When people used to ask us what we had for a washer/dryer, I always said we had a washer/warmer, as it never fully dried anything... That being said, if we could buy a brand new, non-vented Splendide again we would. At least it handled the washing cycles automatically. With our "RV" washer we have to manually fill the drum with water, select wash, then turn the knob to drain, then fill with water again for rinse, then select drain again. Sometimes we have to do the last two steps a few times, as the soap does not always rinse completely out.

At least with the Splendide, we just pressed the wash cycle button and it did the rest automatically.
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Just called the company and it is 170 lbs. It is an older vented model. Still too heavy for me and my husband to handle. I'm tempted to take it out and use the area for storage, especially if it can only handle one pair of jeans at a time!


A pair of jeans at a time? Heck, that would be good. I was thinking one sock at a time.
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If you asked my wife, a full size, vented washer and dryer is one of the most compelling reasons for a larger boat.
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Boy, could I give you some hints. Ive removed mine a few times now, and what a ball buster that was.
Anyway, you need to find some heavy duty Milk crates and a piece of plywood to place on them for the unit to sit on once its removed. Make sure you remove the cabinet doors, several layers of tape on the wood trim. Oh, and hire a few young bucks to do the heavy lifting. Make sure you shut off both the water valves and disconnect the power cord before moving the unit. With the milk crates under the unit you cant get to the stuff identified above. Also, you will need to be on the stairs so you can disconnect the drain line before you move the unit very far from the opening. Then you can slide the unit out of the way, we put towels under the milk crates to make sliding easier.
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What time can you show up? Bring all the necessary milk crates.
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What time can you show up? Bring all the necessary milk crates.
LOL I was thinking the same thing....Crusty is correct that it is a ball buster...
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