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Washing machines and dryers outside

Post by BedokAmerican » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 8:13 pm

We bought a washing machine and separate dryer when we got here a few months ago, but the only place for the washer is outside (which I realize is normal in Singapore). They work well and they are under cover and protected from rain.

Does anyone know if having these outside and exposed to the elements (even if they're not rained on), will lessen their effectiveness in a few years? What are your experiences with outdoor washers/dryers?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 8:42 pm

I used Whirlpool front loading washers & dryers for 15 years with a stacking plate (dryer on top) out doors on our patio in Seletar Camp. I think I had to replace them once and the second also survived a couple more years after moving into my HDB flat before it gave out. As long as you keep them dry on the outside! they work fine. In fact, it wouldn't make too much difference as I've never had air conditioning anyway, still don't.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:02 pm

Same as SMS for eight years. They might get a bit more rust on the outside... mine tended to get splashed at the bottom in heavy rain.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:02 pm

We have a Bosh washer and drier in the same stacked configuration as SMS described. The plate got slightly corroded and all the plastics got yellowed. This is probably all I can contribute to the outside exposure.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:41 pm

I used to have a top loading LG washing machine in India where I lived on the 4th floor of an apartment and I had the machine located on the balcony and the rain we used to get in Bangalore is the lashing type with heavy gusty winds at times and the rain literally slams against the buildings , I did a few things to ensure the thing endured , i placed it on a little plastic stand and then bought a large thick plastic cover and draped the thing over it.
of course the humidity levels in Singapore will play a big role in rust formation so which was not the case in Bangalore, so you might want to take precautions w.r.t

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