What Are The Common Faults In Rotary Clotheslines?

Common Faults In Rotary Clotheslines

As great as the Rotary washing lines are, they also have their downsides. Knowing what these are and how to deal with them will go a long way to increase the lifespan of the device. It is important to mention here that not many things can go wrong with the modern retractable and folding clotheslines. One major cause of malfunctioning of the device is inappropriate installation and usage. If the Rotary clothesline, however, has any problem, it is something that can always be fixed within a short period of time. We have detailed the common faults you are likely to encounter with the device.

Broken or Frayed Wires

Broken or frayed wires are usually as a result of long use and inappropriate installation. If tensioning is not well tightened, there is the likelihood of the wires drooping due to heavy washing. When wires droop, they become loosen and can break off or frayed. The solution to this is to replace the wires with new plastic coated ones. These can be purchased from any hardware store. Ensure you purchase genuine wires so as to avoid history repeating itself.

Non Functioning Gearbox Mechanism

The gearbox mechanism can stop working. If this happens, there is no cause for alarm. You can bring it back to life by cleaning and re-oiling it. Always keep it oiled and ensure that the drainage hole is always clear. If you check the user manual, you will learn how to keep the drainage hole clear at all times.

Washing Not Opening

During the wet season, many users prefer to take their rotary clothesline inside. Of course, no clothes will get dried on continuous dripping days. However, when the weather brightens up and the sun comes out, bringing out and opening up the clothesline can be an issue. The reason for this is pretty easy to arrive at. The lines get tangled and looped when they are collapsed or store away hastily during the bad weather. Resolving this problem is easy. The first step is to open up the clothesline as far as it can go and trace the lines to see where it is tangled or looped. Once the area has been located, lower the tension and undo the loop. Your rotary clothesline is back to as good as new.


It is important to reiterate the fact that you must always use genuine spares for any repair that is required on your clothes lines. This will ensure you do not damage it further and also increase the lifespan of the device. As earlier mentioned, most common faults that are discovered on the washing line are as a result of wrong installation or inappropriate use. It is therefore important to always follow the user manual when setting up your device.In addition, if you notice any major fault on the device, check your warranty document and return to the place of purchase for repair or replacement. If the warranty has expired on the product, however, ensure that you get a certified repairer to work on it.

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              About the Author Maria Tame

              Mother and seasoned clothes washer. Having systems in place is critical to both getting through piles of washing fast, and also the longevity of your clothes.