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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
purchase with caution
By Desperately seeking a machine
from Bronx, NY
About Me Frequent User
Comments about Avanti 2.1 Cu. Ft. Portable Washer - Platinum:
I like that now I have a washing machine in the apartment. It's hygienic, I can use it when I want. I live with my daughter and a cat. We wash frequently, small loads as to not overwhelm the machine, or have clothes drying all over the apartment. At the price, I'm disappointing that I had to spend additional money to buy a connector for the faucet. The wheels that the machine comes with are not efficient. I bought a washing machine dolly, so it's easier to move around.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery guy went above and beyond call of duty. He told me that he'd delivered to this complex in the past and had been given a hard time. He was able to get the machine up with no difficulty.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
love my avanti
By Avani user1
from New York, NY
I do own it (for a week and half). It washes amazingly well! First remember that you are considering buying a small, portable washer so some things will not apply. A few things to help decide:1 - I changed the hoses. The hose that it came with (2 hoses for hot/cold hook up) had plastic ends but the part connected to the sink was metal. If you are going to use the hose it came with, use plumbers tape around the sink to avoid stripping. (I didn't, hence replacing the hose). It recommends using a wrench but if you are connecting to a kitchen/bathroom sink, then hand tightening will be enough. 2 - Make sure it is placed in a flat, even, hard surface (as indicated in the instructions). If not, you will hear a lot of rattling. If you do, the machine is not any louder than a regular washer. 3- the spin cycle gets clothes super dry (which is important if you plan to hang the clothes and not use a dryer)4- I haven't used a "large" load but it does hold a considerable amount. Although I won't recommend over packing it. 5 - If you choose to use liquid detergent, I recommend just pouring it straight into the drum as the container for it doesn't hold the liquid very well. If you use powdered detergent, you can still pour it into the drum but it will definitely hold better in the dispenser. There is no place to put fabric softener but again, this is not a regular machine...and really, is that a deal breaker??6 - Easy enough to move, however the wheels are very tiny and you would probably have to tilt it to use the wheels. I just simply slide mine across the tile floor. And no it hasn't scratched the tiles.7- (probably should've started with this) - make sure you put in the noise plate at the bottom (screwdriver needed). I read a few comments complaining about the noise. If it's not on an even hard surface, then yes it will be loud as the drum inside spins quite vigorously when drying. Also, if the noise plate isn't connected, yes it will be loud.
Delivered on time and unpackaged for me and the box removed.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I got mine! and I love it! is the best thing ever!
from Bronx, ny
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Portable Washing Machine
from Somewhere in Queens, NY
About Me Heavy Duty User
This machine is quiet and gets the job done. It effectively cleans my clothing, towels and bedding. I would not overload the machine with heavy comforters, quilts or jackets.
My delivery was fast, they unbocked everything and removed the old broken one for free.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Me and my wife are very happy with this product.
By Victor Pope
from Brooklyn, NY
About Me Occasional User
The washer is fantastic. Easy to use. A little bit noisy and shake when spinning, but overall characteristic is very good. I dont regreat of a purchase. I would definetly recommend it to my friends.
Would buy again great 10 year warranty
Great machine washes well and spins clothes almost dry
Prompt delivery and they take away the old machine
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
The electric cord is short, there are no front wheels only back making it hard to roll to the sink. During the spin cycle the machine shakes ,moves and becomes very loud( very scary). On a postitve note it cleans clothes good and spins really dry. Would I buy this machine again? I don't think so because the functionality is not user friendly but I have to deal with it because I already bought it. Should have listened to the reviews.
love this washing machine
By Monica W
from Gravesend, NY
i was so scared to buy this washing machine because of the negative comment on this website. I had a avanti washer i bought from PC Richard a few years ago and it recently started leaking kinda bad. I decided since i didn't buy the warranty that is was cheaper to buy a new one than to pay for labor and trying to fix it. Prior to this leaking bit.... no problems. I looked around and there's no other portable washing machine aside from some really unknown kind so i went with my gut and i am glad i bought this. Because i have the knowledge from my other avanti washing machine w757-1 it was easy to figure out what all the buttons mean and how it works. I mean not that it's difficult. I found this washer quite roomy for clothes and yet it does not take a lot of space. I do wish the handles on the sides were higher and both on the same side as i have a hard time moving it from one side of the kitchen to the sink. I am not complaining i am so happy i can once again do wash at 2 am if i want to and without leaving my house. I used my own hose i bought since i found it to be sturdier (metal) and i attached a little wire at the end of the drain hose and hooked it to my sink grill so it doesn't maybe jump out of the sink. I love the interior it's all metal and it has a nice size lint capturer filter thingy that is easy to remove and clean and re-attach.
(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
They don't make them like they used to..
from New York City
I bought a portable washer from PC Richard 10 years ago and loved it but unfortunately it was old and eventually broke down. I bought this one 2 months ago and it doesn't even compare to the one I used to have. 1) the hook up to the faucet takes longer.2) it takes 10 minutes to fill up3).after it fills up and starts to wash, after 30 seconds it stops to add more water. Don't know why it does this.4) it makes loud annoying beeps when the lid is lifted5) there is no place to add the fabric softener6) it's noisy7) after the final spin, clothes still feel heavy and wet8) the hoses are flimsy9) no agitator. The clothes are just plopped around10) it leaks. The pipes under my sink leak so I have to keep a pan underneath11) old machine had 1 hose hook up to fill up and drain now there are 2I never had any of the problems listed above with the old washer. Only good things about it are the color and its digital. THAT IS IT!
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