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Washer/dryer combo saves space and money

A Duluth company is selling an innovative washing machine-dryer combination to homes and businesses all across the country. The QuietLine Laundry System is one machine that combines a washing machine and a dryer in one so that you load dirty clot...

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A Duluth company is selling an innovative washing machine-dryer combination to homes and businesses all across the country. The QuietLine Laundry System is one machine that combines a washing machine and a dryer in one so that you load dirty clothes into the machine and 2 1/2 hours later you remove them clean and dry.
Sales representative Rodger Pearson says the machine's efficiency is a big selling point. "The QuietLine uses 16 gallons of water per load versus 50 to 55 gallons for the standard top loader," Pearson said. "And being it's a front loader, it will get your clothes cleaner because they get tumbled through the water more."
The QuietLine takes a smaller load, about two-thirds the size of a large capacity top loader. The smaller size makes it a good choice for apartments and condos where space is at a premium. And the machines are portable. They can plug into any standard grounded outlet and connect to any water source. The machine needs no venting.
"It's portable, on casters, and can attach right to a kitchen sink faucet," Pearson said. "Any place you have a water source and electricity you can have this unit."
The QuietLine laundry system is catching on out East. "We sell a lot of portables on the East Coast," Pearson said. "Americans are more interested in space saving things. In condos and apartments, they're not trying to waste space anymore."
Besides saving space, the QuietLine is a good choice for people with physical disabilities. The front loading design makes it easy to load and operate from a wheelchair. Also, because the clothes are loaded and unloaded when they're dry, they're lighter and easier to handle.
The QuietLine washer/dryer is available at FJS Distributors, 2104 West Superior Street in Lincoln Park. It sells for about $1,000.

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