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I am assuming that this is for a vended location. Your local Huebsch distributor will be able to quote you an accurate price based on your needs and any current sales or specials. To find your distributor, please use the form found here: Click Here. Also, the width of the 50-pound is 38 5/8″ and the width of the 75-pound is 38 5/8″.
The time required of a coin laundry owner may be as little as 40 hours per week. Many owners will hire an attendant to open and close, keep the store clean and assist customers with their questions. This helps with customer retention too.
We cannot recommend a quantity of soap because there are a great variety of soap types. One type of soap may be twice as strong as another. You need to read the soap package labeling and learn from experience.
So in the end, we do not provide any official guideline for washer-extractors. We do have a label for Horizon to reduce over soaping.
You will need to contact your nearest distributor who can help you order this part. Please use this form to find your nearest distributor: www.Huebsch.com/locator.
Answering the question directly, the high temp would be at 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
A few things that could cause slow drying:
- Reduction in make-up air or restrictions in exhaust air due to maintenance needs or physical changes to the facility that are unknowingly restricting air flow (this is the likely culprit)
- A high limit switch activating early
- Gas flow restrictions — valves, tubes, regulators, burners, fan impediments or restrictions
Many times, a thorough maintenance effort is all that is needed to get back up to speed.
This will only occur if short (6″) money boxes are installed which are not long enough to depress the coin vault switch located inside the vault area. An 8″ money box should be installed or a 2″ block screwed onto the existing box that will depress the switch. The switch must be depressed for five minutes before the control is secured.
Forty-five minutes to fill is not normal, it should take four to five minutes. Either the water pressure at the location is poor (under 20 psi), or more likely the filter screens are plugged with debris which could lead to the washibility issue of a dirty water supply. There are two sets of screens, one on the fill hoses and another set inside the water valve.
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How long does the vent run and how many 90 degree elbows are present? Also, what type of venting material is used? If the “slinky” type flexible venting is used, it can be causing back pressure even though the vent run appears clear. It should be rigid 4″ pipe or rigid flex venting.
The lint filter could be clogged with softener, causing poor airflow. Remove the filter and wash it in warm water using a soft brush to remove the built up softener.
What voltage is the unit plugged into? Take a multimeter and read L1 and L2 at the wall outlet. The voltage for this unit should read 240v. If it reads 208V, a different heating element is required.
The cycle time for electric dryers should be set at 60 minutes. On the time, the cam should have a 3 pin cam for 60 minutes.
All washers have a removable top panel for service. The wiring diagram is located in a plastic bag on the right-handed side of the unit. The top needs to be unlocked and tipped up to access the diagram.
The coin drop is dirty. Remove, take apart and remove all the lint. If the issue continues replace the drop.
If the air flow switch is opening as stated then there is a major restriction in the exhaust system, the fan is not operating, there is a plugged lint filter or there is a major air leak between the cylinder and lint compartment.
Some 409 cleaner and a Brillo pad will remove the excess softener build up.
We have MDC top load DOE washing machines in our laundry rooms. There are either three or four machines in each laundry room. We are looking to replace the existing hot water tanks with tankless hot water units. The suppliers are not certain of the size of tankless unit to supply either the three or four machine scenario. Can you advise me on the correct tankless sized unit?
The estimated hot water usage is 16 gallons per cycle per washer and the cycle time is 34 minutes. You will need to use this info to calculate heater size.
1) Water consumption is dependent on the programmed number of baths and the programmed water levels. The Huebsch HC27 washer you mention is at least 10 years old and probably has a mechanical timer. Water consumption for a regular cycle is approximately 62 gallons of water per cycle – 10 gallons of hot water and 52 gallons of cold water. The comparable 35-pound capacity washer uses 102 gallons of water per cycle.
Huebsch washers have gone through a lot of changes in the last 10 years. All models now use the new Galaxy Control which offers tremendous flexibility for the owner. This includes the ability to control water levels and to charge a higher vend depending on the number of baths requested. By default, a Huebsch Galaxy 600 – 30 lb capacity washer-extractor uses just 26 gallons of water. Now would be a good time to consider replacing those 10+ year old machines.
Current Huebsch washer-extractors ship with water usage of approximately 0.8 gallons per rated pound capacity using a three bath cycle.
Approximate electrical power usage per load = 0.13 kWH per load for the SC27 and 0.21 kWh per load for the SC35.
2) If you have not done so, get the current sewer and energy bills for the laundromat to verify actual consumption.
3) A drying tumbler model (JT0300) was referenced at the bottom. Dryer gas consumption is highly dependent on the washer G-Force, the amount of make-up air provided and the venting.
JT0300s are very efficient compared to other dryers built at that time. If you assure the drying tumblers have sufficient make-up air, have been maintained and cleaned of lint, and that the exhaust system is clean and correctly installed you will have completed the most important steps to obtain fast drying and lower energy cost.
The PDA has to run Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 or greater in order to work with the Galaxy software. Your Huebsch distributor can provide you a list of tested PDA models.
This is a good estimate, but your results will vary:
- 30 lb dry weight load of cotton towels, 100G washer-extractor, dried in 45 lb natural gas tumbler
- Electricity cost = $0.12/kWH, natural gas cost = $1.00/therm
Huebsch Dryer Energy cost for the 30 lb load:
- Total energy cost to dry = $0.52*
*$0.46 for natural gas and $0.06 for electricity
If you dry with an electric heated tumble dryer as the question states, it is much more expensive, typically two to three times the total energy cost of a natural gas heated drying tumbler. For this financial reason, almost no vended laundries use electric heat drying tumblers.
Since you have a B-Control machine, the machine has to be programmed manually and the machine has to be opened briefly to get into manual programming mode. Once you are in programming mode it is very easy to change the vend price.
The washer was designed to meet the Canadian Office on Energy Efficiency requirements and to do so it can not offer a warm rinse.
Yes, our UL Safety Certification for Clothes Washers requires testing and reviews to the standard UL2157, which includes a section on plumbing. This cites that the washer does comply with ASSE 1007.
The recommended temperature for the water heater is 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
For a 35lb tumbler—gas consumption per load is 34,853 Btus which is 0.383 cents per load (assumes average cost of natural gas at $1.10 per Therm). Energy to run the motors and control is approximately 0.025 cents per load (assumes 0.065 cents per kWh electricity).
Total cost per load—approximately 0.41 cents.
The answer to this question can get a little tricky, though. Variables come into play beyond our control. Wetness of the load, size of the load and time set on the control. (It takes 25 minutes to dry a common load in this tumbler).
There are many variables to water use. How the owner programs the machine and which cycles are selected by end users will change consumption. The best we can do is provide an estimate based on a commonly used cycle.
For the HCs, we can give data for current Galaxy 400/600 controlled models, factory default normal warm cycle, 80 percent load. This data is gallons per cycle (not per hour). A cycle takes approximately 26 minutes. Daily water use will depend on cycles (or ‘turns’) per day.
20 lb = 20 gal
30 lb = 28 gal
40 lb = 34 gal
60 lb = 45 gal
80 lb = 63 gal
For the stack, there is a testing procedure dictated by the U.S. Department of Energy, J1 testing, which uses a defined load and calculates the averages. Based on this testing, the washer part of the stack washer and dryer uses an average of 13.9 gallons per cycle which takes approximately 30 to 44 minutes depending on the cycle selected.
Motors are not interchangeable between phases. The machine you are purchasing will only work on three-phase power.
For a 35-lb tumbler the gas consumption per load is 34,853 BTUs which is $0.383 per load (assumes average cost of natural gas at $1.10 per therm). Energy to run the motors and control is approximately $0.025 per load (assumes $0.065 per kWh of electricity).
Therefore, the total cost per load is approximately $0.41 per load.
The answer to this question can get a little tricky since variables come into play beyond our control, such as wetness of the load, size of the load and time set on the control.
The MEA number used to be required by New York City. The building code has since been revised to state that MEA approvals were not required if the product was certified by a National Recognized Test Lab (NRTL).
All of our equipment is CSA approved which is the equivalent of UL (both are certified NRTLs).
Mining will need a heavy soil cycle, which is a 45 minute cycle. The light soil cycle time is about 30 minutes.
Temperature is completely input dependent on standard no heat models. Cold water input varies greatly by geography and time of year. Hot water heater temperature setting is also highly variable dependent on market and application.
Cold cycle = all cold water input
Warm cycle = half hot and half cold
Hot cycle = all hot water
The first bath will be significantly affected by the temperature of the load. Each subsequent bath will be affected a few degrees by the previous bath if a different temperature is selected or affected very little if the same temperature is used. Over the bath time, the water will also move a few degrees toward ambient room temperature.
Because you are doing heavy soiled loads you will need hot water. If you assume half hot and half cold, measure your input temperatures and take an average and that should get you in the ballpark. There is no way to give you a reliable number without specific temps, specific cycle, actual load size, ambient temp, etc.
The most we can say about the unit is that it’s probably designed as a 50-pound tumbler. Our best guess is that it was built in the 1960’s.
Laundry businesses in areas around both colleges and mobile home parks have a history of success.
These are some of the requirements needed to own and operate a laundry.
- It takes an average of 2 hours of your time a day
- You need a minimum of 2,000 square feet of space to house a laundry
- $250,000 is the approximate startup cost of a self-serve laundry
All of these items pose a high risk of damaging the inside of your tumbler drum. Huebsch uses a patented cylinder perforation designed to minimize or eliminate any potential damage to the cylinder.