Our Washing Machines
All our equipment is regularly serviced, cleaned and in excellent condition-should you find this is not the case please alert a member of staff immediately. We have different sized washing for differing needs.
Ensure that garment pockets are free from personal items (ie pens, lighters etc)
Choose a machine large enough for your load – we recommend filling to approx. 75% of the capacity for the best results.
For the majority or washes, we prefer to use cycle 2. This provides a pre-wash and full wash at a temperature of 40-50 degrees. Use cycle 1 for a hotter wash and cycle 3 for synthetics. There is a cold wash option for delicates (low-spin).
If using powder and/or liquid washing detergent, add a small quantity to both drawer 1 and 2. Fabric softener can be added to drawer 3 at the beginning of the cycle or when the machine light indicates. Please note that washing ‘tabs’ must be added to the machine drum, not the drawer.
Close the machine door firmly, ensuring that clothes are not trapped
Insert the correct number of coins (our machines are available in 3 sizes – £4.00/£5.00/£6.00
The machine will start automatically once coins have been inserted
Each wash lasts approximately 30mins
Our dryers take 50p coins (which provides 6mins drying time).
We suggest splitting large loads into 2 dryers as the most cost-effective method.
A standard load of clothes will take (approximately) £1.50-£2.00 to dry.
Heavier loads (such as towels, work-clothes and denims) may take longer
To begin drying, simply insert a 50p coin and press hi-load. The dryer will begin once the door is fully closed.
The door can be opened during the drying process, however, ensure that ‘hi-load’ is re-pressed to begin the process again. Additional coins can be added at any point to increase the drying time.
Change for the washing-machines and dryers can be obtained during staffed hours (9.30-2pm Monday-Friday)