hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine – 6 Pound Load Capacity, 0.9 Cubic Foot Interior, Top Loading, 5 Wash Cycles, and LED Display – Perfect for Apartments, RVs and Small Space Living
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- Portable full automatic washer: relieve yourself from manual washing with our 0.9 cubic feet portable laundry washing machine. 44.1 pounds lightweight washer with fully automated washing, rinsing, and spinning cycles to protect the clothes even the most delicate wool. It also sports two roller wheels in the rear end for easy movement and effortless portability
- Large wash capacity: featuring a durable rust-resistant stainless steel drum for bearing loads up to 6 pounds clothes, perfect for delicate clothes or a small wash. With a variety of convenience features, it has a transparent viewing lid, adjustable legs, carry handles, water inlet, lint filter and drain pump which allows you to easily drain out dirty water
- Flexible 5 cycles and 3 water level settings: 120-volt clothes cleaner offers five different washing programs such as heavy, gentle, normal, rapid and soak and three water levels, as well which provides versatility and water savings. All programs, functions and selections are clearly labelled in touchpad control panel with blue led digital display to help you to use the machine with ease
- Quiet and energy efficient: electric washer and spinner is made to thoroughly washed, rinsed and spun your clothes; it runs at a mellow and efficient 200 watts input power with a quiet spin function. Each purchase comes complete with accessories which includes a quick connect adapter, water supply hose, and drain hose. Attaches quick to faucets and sinks
- Top load compact clothes cleaner: for small household with limited space and minimal laundry loads, this top loader machine is a good solution. It measures 17.7 l x 18.1 w x 31.5 h inches which allows to easily fit in the bathroom or closet. A great choice for apartments, college dorm rooms, rvs, camping or anywhere with limited space!
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Can you just dump water into the top or do you have to use the hose attachment? Thanks
Does it come with warranty
Can i only use the spin option so that i can get the clothes a little more drier?
Is it more accurate that it’s a 6 or 9 lb capacity? I see specs for both.
Why do you keep making the price higher?
Its called inflation dear.pricing also has to do with, cost of making the item.
What is the rpm’s of the spinner?
Does anyone have a problem with water leaking underneath the washer onto the floor?
I have a very small space, i need the exact measurements since i have read 2 different, thank you
Does anyone know if i have to keep the sink running the entire cycle? Or can i turn it off after the machine starts?
Can this be connected to a washer hook up in a house or just a sink?
I have a modern faucet. How can the hose hook up to it?
I dont have water i want to know if i can pour water to the washer from a bucket or does it have to be hooked to a hose and pumped in
I need drain hose to reach my sink, is there a way to make it longer than 3 feet?
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Do tide pods work in this washer?
Does this do everything automatically the spin cycle and the rinseing?
The manual says to do a test cycle using the “rinse-spin cycle”. I do not see that option… Can someone let me know ? Thanks.
Everything works and all attachments are hooked up correctly, but once the fill cycle stops, why does it blocks the water and shoots out and floods
Does this plug into a 120 volt? American outlet?
How many gallons of water does it take to fill?
hOmeLabs Portable Washing Machine – 6 Pound Load Capacity, 0.9 Cubic Foot Interior, Top Loading, 5 Wash Cycles, and LED Display – Perfect for Apartments, RVs and Small Space Living AMAZON
What are our customers saying?
I live in a pre-war bldg in ny with no laundry room and they don’t allow you to have hook-ups. We used to have to go to a laundromat to do laundry and as a family of 5 that was a lot of clothes and with busy lives that was a lot of accumulated clothes. We got to our breaking point when we had like 10 full laundry bags of clothing and we were like we can’t do this anymore. We bought this machine in feb 2020 and it has been a blessing ever since. Especially since the pandemic hit one month after. We haven’t been to a laundromat ever since. The machine washes great, takes a good amount of items and all you have to do is connect it to your faucet and it takes the amount of water it needs. We did buy a timer so we can be aware of when to add the softener, other than that it’s perfect! 2 1/2 years later it’s still working great.
Thank you for this tiny mighty washer ! It is automatic wash ,soak, rinse, spin. It does the job. Easy set-up. Came with faucet adapter so i setup and washed right away. The instructions are aren’t that clear. So i did my own trial & error. Figured some things out. It has preset wash cycles. The booklet talks about selecting minutes for wash,rinse,spin. And i guess you can do manual mode. But i haven’t figured that out. So i select the wash cycle, then i select the wash load, then i press start/pause button. In the rapid cycle it goes thru each mode wash,rinse,spin quickly. In the normal mode, it is different and you will think the washer has quit working. Today i decided to use the normal cycle. I watched the timer to see how that cycle operates. Normal cycle runs for 31 minutes. After it fills with water it begins to wash. Will wash for 3 minutes then it stops. It will soak for 3 minutes. The begins washing again. Then it stops and soaks again 3 minutes. Then it begins washing again. So the 31 minutes is broken up into 3 minute increments between wash, soak,wash,soak,rinse,spin,rinse,spin. I wanted to figure it out so i let the machine operator and do its own thing. I don’t think the booklet explains that. And if you didn’t let it run the cycle you would think that the machine is not working. The machine agitation is a swish swish back and forth, then when it gets ready to drain it will slowly agitate and chug chug the draining begins and then the spin. The spin is really fast and the clothes are ready for the dryer. So the wash cycles are wash & soak cycles so if the machine stops it is soaking. It is recommended to use dry powder laundry detergent. It is more efficient and i am guessing will create less suds so the machine wont overflow with bubbles. This is a mini washer not a maytag. So for small loads it is great ! I really like it. I know this is a long review but the hints will help running the washer. Also when you turn on the water, make sure the washer is powered on so the water can go into the machine or it will leak out at the water intake hose to washer. And make sure the drain hose is in the sink before turning it on or water will run out on the floor. This mini washer will also self adjust if it needs more water in the wash cycle. In the normal cycle it began washing then stopped to add more water. I am guessing that once the load was wet the machine knew it needed more water. So basically let the mini washer to the work. Run its cycle. I know the control panel says manual mode for the wash,rinse,spin/ the booklet says you can manually select minutes for each but i haven’t figured it out. Says to press each button continually . I don’t do that. I just hook up water. Press power on. Then i select the wash cycle, then i select the wash load size, the i press the start/pause button and it begins to wash. I know this is a long review but the hints will help in operation of the washer. I have washed 2 pr. Jeans, 4 tops in a load. 3 bath towels,wash cloths, dish towels,dish cloths in a load. I have washed a small fleece blanket in it. It will hold a small laundry basket of items. Don’t overload it. If you have small laundry needs it is great. It does the job but the hints will help. I love it that i don’t have to go down in the basement to wash ( my old washer quit) and i could have gotten a full size washer but couldn’t spend the money right now. So this mini washer is a lifesaver. It is functional & a sturdy mini machine. Thank you !
I love this washing machine. I live upstairs and it was such a pain to deal with taking laundry somewhere to wash. Bought this little thing and it’s great.
I recomend a few things and this is by most the best thing i have bought on amazon great washing machine
Love this washing machines just for size reference i put in 3 jeans (fr work jeans) and this machine will clean them like a regular washer machine. I also put around 10 of shirts. I was able to do 2 weeks full of laundry in 3 days. It’s small but mighty machine. I live in a rv so this was perfect for my space
We moved into a new construction home and ordered a full-sized washing machine, which would arrive 2 months later (thanks covid!!). Because we are in a new area, no family nearby, but i like to keep my laundry very clean, i quickly ordered this little machine.
Omg, how i love it!!!!!
We washed our laundry almost every day, and this little machine kept right up. Never had any problems with it, except for the occassional out of balance laundry that can happen with any machine.
The machine did do an excellent job of washing the clothing – and if i wanted extra long washing, i simply washed it again.
The agitation was excellent too – the laundry would come out with no dripping whatsoever. All i had to do was hang it up.
I eventually got my full-sized upright washer/dryer combo and hoped to keep this machine next to it for smaller loads. However i have only one drain inlet and both the drain outlets from each of the machines don’t fit at the same time. Bummer! There are many days i wish i could use it instead of turning on a big machine for a small load.
This machine can hook up only to either cold or hot water. I used it several times with hot water even though i think it says in the manual to not do this. Nothing melted inside, no leaks were detected.
I did launder everything except bedding and washable floor rugs.
This machine right now gathers dust in a closet and patiently waits to be taken out again once my full-sized washer/dryer combo dies (and it will die… Probably the day after the warranty expires…..). I will not be selling it locally, even though i am not using it, because it is such a great little machine.
We also have a 21ft class b+ rv. This machine is just a bit too big for us to tuck away somewhere, but if we had just a bit more room in the rv, this would be a great addition.
Oh, and my adult son told me how he and his girlfriend were look at apartments, and the girl was specifically looking at only apartments with a washer/dryer, so they could avoid laundromats. Once i had this machine, i told him he should absolutely look even at apartments without a w/d and buy himself this machine….. Yeah, that still doesn’t solve the drying problem, but hey, our grandma’s did line dry their laundry too and still survived…..
All in all, i can only highly recommend this machine!
Easy to assemble
Although my apartment complex has onsite laundry centers, they do not provide washer/dryers in the apartments nor hookups and quite a few of my neighbors do not practice social distancing or feel the need to wear a mask, even in the heat of the pandemic. I am fully vaxxed but i do have an autoimmune condition so when i had to wash clothes, it was in the dead of night or trek over to my sister’s house lugging a few laundry bags up and down uneven stairs. A few weeks ago my baby sister moved out of the area, which left me without a safe place to do laundry and we all know we all like clean clothes. After chatting with my sister about my dilemma, she pointed me to mini portable washer/dryer systems. This option piqued my interested and i started researching extensively, yes watching youtube videos and reading blogs/vlogs. Finally, i decided on the homelabs 0.9cu portable washing machine. It was cheaper than the black and decker version but $50 cheaper and had a larger capacity. Also this wonderful machine is fully automatic. It was delivered on-time and undamaged (yeah!!!!). When i pulled the box off, i initially thought, hmmm this is bigger than i imagined. However after removing it from its safety cocoon, it fit nicely in a number of locations in my small apartment. Go me!. It weighs about 48 lbs and this beautiful machine has transport wheels built in, which you have to tilt the machine to engage properly. Nonetheless, i used them until my appliance dolly arrived. Yes you should invest in a dolly. It makes moving ‘homey’ (his name) so much easier. I can put him in the bedroom/bathroom/outhouse/kitchen. You get my point. The only thing you have to be mindful of when using is location of your intake/outtake water/drain and power sources.
Note – the quick release adapter provided did not work for my kitchen faucet hookup, so i had to purchase the ferraycle quick connect faucet adapter (15/16 inch, 55/64 inch, g1/2) kit.
Once installed properly, i have not had any leaks in the 20 loads of clothes (yes i had an excuse). The clothes come out cleaner than when i used my apartment’s laundry center. Must be the cleanliness of their machines. The spin cycle is amazing, it almost dries the clothes so if you are using an indoor or outdoor clothesline — they will dry fast enough. This machine is really quiet unless its off balance, so don’t overload. Right now, i am doing a few loads —- and its sitting right behind me in the kitchen. This little baby was worth the money.
After two years of hauling my laundry three blocks downhill (through the snow and sleet and rain…!) and wasting an entire day between fighting for washers, dryers, or laundry carts, i finally decided to treat myself and buy this small washer.
I wanted to prioritize cleaning power as well as size – i live in a small nyc apartment and wanted to be able to fit it in a closet. This machine ticked both of those boxes for me: it’s tall and slim, and regularly scares my cats as it drains water into the sink during its cycle! I’m very pleased that i can still use laundry pods with this machine (although i wouldn’t recommend using more than one, as the wash drum is quite small), and my clothes come out nice and clean every time.
if you have uneven floors as i do (tile!!!), consider buying a furniture dolly. There’s a top-rated square-shaped one on amazon that fits like a dream underneath this machine! (lifting the washer and placing it just-so on the dolly was a little annoying, but if my noodle arms can do it, you can do it too!) it has the added effect of protecting all of the delicate machinery underneath the wash drum from being jostled whenever you tip the machine back to roll it around – always a plus! Despite loving the dolly, the bumper it creates around the machine makes closet storage a little more complicated, so i’m compromising by leaving this washer out in my kitchen full-time. It works for me because i use it at least every other day, but keep that in mind if you’re truly set on storing this machine away after every use.
All in all, i am absolutely obsessed with this washer and even three weeks later, continue to sing its praises to anyone that can stand to listen!
Update, september 2021:
still going strong! This washer has safely gotten me through the worst of the pandemic without breaking a sweat. Here are some real-life load examples for anyone still on the fence.
– i can fit my full-sized bedsheets and pillowcases into one load, but prefer to give the sheets the extra room to agitate properly, so i throw in my pillowcases with a separate load.
– i’ve washed a moderately thick twin-sized flannel quilt in a pinch (cats and their bodily fluids!), and that’s worked well, but it’s not something i’d recommend doing on a regular basis because the fit is rather tight.
– standard bath towels fit just fine in this machine, whether mixed in with clothes or in a separate load.
I still go to the coin laundromat on a semi-regular basis to wash all of the really bulky things that i absolutely can’t fit into this machine – a full-sized down comforter and its corresponding flannel duvet cover, my bed pillows, my aforementioned flannel quilt, my winter parka. Literally everything else? Fits this machine.
I live in a condo unit in a building with paid washers in the basement. The units are converted apartments. There’s nowhere to put a full size washer. The paid washers in the basement are not that expensive, but do a horrible job. I watched one of the paid washers one day. It agitates the clothes in a wash cycle, then spin drains. You would think that a rinse cycle consists of filling the washer completely, agitating some more then a final rinse. No no nooo. After the initial drain spin, my clothes are stuck along the walls of the machine. The machine shpritzed some water on my clothes, then the machine spun for a minute or so…then shpritzed a little more, and spun a little more…then end of cycle. Yuk. I’ve had my homelabs little washer for over a year now, and it still performs like the day i got it. I always wait a year before leaving a good review. This washer is the real deal. It’s a real washer. I have it set for 2 rinse cycles, and that second rinse cycle…the water comes out clean.
Just a few tips….don’t over fill. You don’t want to impede the agitation. You’ll know after using it a few times what you can put in. You can throw a bunch of socks and underwear in one load. But if you’re washing towels…maybe a bath towel and a smaller towel. You just gotta be patient…but it’s worth it. Just realize what a great job it does. I hang dry everything. I got a whitmor clip and drip hanger – hanging drying rack – 26 clips, which i bought on amazon also. I removed my kitchen faucet aerator and screwed in the quick connect adaptor, that comes with the unit. That adaptor stays there permanently. The washer has a couple roller feet, but there’s indents on the sides to pick it up…it’s not heavy…and place it in position in front of the sink to wash. The hose quick connector goes on easily. You don’t want to risk the drain faucet falling out of the sink. The drain faucet comes with a hook on it. As you can see in the picture, i took an old shoe lace and rigged it to hold the drain hose firmly in place. And you have to use powder detergent. It says so in the directions. And don’t overdo it on the detergent.
I’ll wrap this up by saying that i love this washer. It’s an impressive piece of engineering. For a reasonable price you’re getting a real washer that does a great job. It’s just small, that’s all.
Great machine after 21⁄2 years. No regrets.
Gets clothes every bit as clean as a normal sized washer with one caveat–
it is very ‘rough’ on your clothes in all but the gentle cycle.
For example, if you put socks in the normal cycle, they will be super clean,. But most likely they will be ‘stretched out’.
I chalk this up to the fact that a certain level of agitation is needed at a certain rpm in order to effectively clean clothes, and since these machines are much smaller than normal washers, that translates to a more ‘violent’ movement of the clothes inside, whereas on a bigger machine with more area, the clothes aren’t experiencing as much centripetal force.
I also assume that all the ‘small’ machines like this do the same thing, if they are to clean effectively.
So, unless i am washing thick, sturdy (perhaps new) jeans, i wash pretty much everything on gentle, and that does a perfect job. That goes for sheets, towels, everything.
It goes without saying that i would not not not put anything truly delicate in this machine ever, and opt to hand wash those.
All this means every load takes 52 minutes, as opposed to 41 minutes for the normal cycle.
The rapid cycle is also great if washing things i don’t care about, like rags or whatever. 17 minutes iirc.
Maximum capacity: two pairs jeans, two long sleeve cold-weather shirts, two pairs underwear & socks.
I like it , it works great!!
The washer itself is great, but the filling and drainage system is difficult to understand and set up properly. The tubing system included is inadequate to accommodate many scenarios.
You have to hook up the hose to a water source and the one included is very short, i bought a much longer one. Then, you have to make sure your washer is immediately adjacent to a sink or place the water can drain, but it can’t be lower than the washer itself. This makes draining into a bathtub or shower drain unfeasible and kills a lot of the versatility for me.
The washer itself is awesome though.
It’s smaller then i had anticipated as my sister bought a different brand and seems to be a lot bigger, but i’m actually ok with the size since it’s going to stay in my bathroom. The downsize of this machine is that i had to buy 50$ worth of added supplies to even get the water inlet hose to connect to my bathroom shower head. The hose length wasn’t ideal as i don’t want to have to keep moving the washer to and from the water supply so i had to buy a shower hose, shower diverter, an adapter and another hose adapter. Even if i did connect it to the sink and decided to keep moving it, i still would have spent $30 for parts. Overall, in my opinion,i feel that for the money spent i shouldn’t have to buy all these extra gadgets. On the upside, it’s pretty self explanatory and easy to use.
** update. I added another photo with the home labs dryer i purchased for it and installed the dryer up top. Both work great. And i am happy with my purchase overall.
This machine is fantastic! Beware of you are draining in your sink and cannot put the hose down the drain it may pop out. I ended up flooding my kitchen a couple timea before figuring out a workaround for my situation. It cleans well and is overall a very reliable unit.
Got this cute little machine for my 87-year old mother’s apartment so she wouldn’t have to trundle down to the laundry room. It is perfect for her needs. She wanted me to add that it spins the load nearly dry (her favorite thing).
This would have been 5 stars, but i had to buy a mixer hose (a 2 into 1) so connect the machine to her laundry hookup. The description really should mention there is only 1 inlet to the washer. This means you with have to wash with cold or hot water only. If you want warm water, you will need a mixer hose. (and who doesn’t use warm water in their wash cycles?) seller should include mixer hoses or manufacturer should engineer two inlets.
This little thing is awesome! Cleans very well and is very easy to move around. Hooked right up to the bathroom faucet. My on complaint is if you have to drain back into the sink the drainage tube will certainly pop out and begin to drain onto the floor since there is not a good way to secure it. A little 3d printing and some thought and i now bracket to couple the drainage tube to the supply line. Homelabs should ship something similar with this washer as this is not a fun surprise!
Have used this little machine for a year..works great! Perfect for small loads. Bought a little appliance dolly to maneuver around easier. Saved me several trips to the laundromat!
Great product. Fits about 2-3 towels at a time to give a reference of capacity. I live alone and i have been able to keep up with my laundry by using this product a few times a week. I do have this on a caster for easy movement. This is a game-changer and has made my daily living more enjoyable if i stain a shirt i don’t have to worry about when the next time i can get to the laundromat.
The washer did arrive with a small crack on rubber above tub. But it will not affect its efficiency.
There is a bit of a learning curve and i wish directions were clearer. I will watch the youtube.com video another purchaser suggested.
Otherwise, we believe the washer will be great.