Household Essentials Single Line Retractable Clothes Dryer

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Household Essentials Single Line Retractable Clothes Dryer
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Household Essentials Retractable Clothes Dryer:
  • Single-line retractable dryer clothes reel
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Line can be secured at any length up to 40'
  • Quick-lock cleat provides locking and keeps line taut
  • Stainless steel springs
  • Model# R
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The Household Essentials Single Line Retractable Clothes Dryer is an ideal choice to hang-dry clothes both indoors and outdoors. It features a single-line clothes reel that can be easily retractable for easy and dangle-free storage. The dryer provides up to 40' of drying space for sun-drying clothes. An important feature of the retractable clothesline reel is the quick-lock cleat. It ensures that the line is locked and keeps it taut. The plastic construction of the indoor outdoor retractable clothes dryer looks trendy in your backyard or the laundry room. The stainless steel springs are easily durable enough to support your clothes. You're able to use the rack either inside the home or outside where the sun and fresh air can dry your clothes. You can save money on your energy bills each year when you choose to dry your clothes on a line rather than in the electric or gas-powered dryer. The line can make your clothes smell clean and fresh.

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Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

The Household Essentials Single Line Retractable Clothes Dryer is an ideal choice to hang-dry clothes both indoors and outdoors. It features a single-line clothes reel that can be easily retractable for easy and dangle-free storage. The dryer provides up to 40' of drying space for sun-drying clothes. An important feature of the retractable clothesline reel is the quick-lock cleat. It ensures that the line is locked and keeps it taut. The plastic construction of the indoor outdoor retractable clothes dryer looks trendy in your backyard or the laundry room. The stainless steel springs are easily durable enough to support your clothes. You're able to use the rack either inside the home or outside where the sun and fresh air can dry your clothes. You can save money on your energy bills each year when you choose to dry your clothes on a line rather than in the electric or gas-powered dryer. The line can make your clothes smell clean and fresh.

Household Essentials Retractable Clothes Dryer:

  • Single-line retractable dryer clothes reel
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Line can be secured at any length up to 40'
  • Quick-lock cleat provides locking and keeps line taut
  • Stainless steel springs
  • Model# R-400
  • Clothes dry smelling clean and fresh

Specifications

Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: R-400
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 2.0 x 1.5 x 3.5
Walmart No.: 1456783
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Customer Reviews | 45 reviews | 4.4 out of 5

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Works Fine
6/19/2009

Customer review by rockyd55196

4.0 stars 6/19/2009 by rockyd55196
by rockyd55196

Works fine. If you say it has to go up to the full 50ft Read the instructions. When you use it wrap the line around the back end of the pulley as shown in the picture. I installed and it works fine at 20ft.

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rockyd55196
Santa Clarita CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week
Great concept, could be more sturdy
10/2/2009

Customer review by codysgirl

3.0 stars 10/2/2009 by codysgirl
by codysgirl

I couldn't wait to get this in. Bought this save money and electricity. Husband wouldn't install a clothes line in the yard so I was able to take matters into my own hands with this product and installed it myself on a front porch post at far end of house, out of sight and stretch it out when I need it. Disappointed though, that the line does sag. It is difficult to pull it tightly enough to keep it from sagging. If you are drying t-shirts and light weight garments-perfect! But jeans and towels make the line sag. But I make it work!!! I hung it higher so my clothes don't touch the ground, but it does still sag.

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codysgirl
Alexandria, LA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
almost perfect!
7/30/2009

Customer review by mizjanie

4.0 stars 7/30/2009 by mizjanie
by mizjanie
Walmart associate

this does what it's supposed to do with no problems. i just wish the bracket was made of metal, not plastic. to make it stronger, i used washers over the installation screws to spread out the stress on the plastic bracket. we'll see how this works!

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mizjanie
nevada
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Walmart associate
not helpful
5/26/2009

Customer review by concha93063

2.0 stars 5/26/2009 by concha93063
by concha93063

I purchased this clothesline for a outside patio that was under 40 feet long. It doesn't lock in place, if the area you are using is not exactly 40 feet this will not work. I will be returning it for a refund.

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concha93063
Would recommend to a friend? No
It is a retractable clothes line...
8/11/2011

Customer review by Purplepr

4.0 stars 8/11/2011 by Purplepr
by Purplepr

This product is good and does the job I bought it to do. I would doubt that it would be very good for anything with any weight to it but it is sufficient for my needs.

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Purplepr
Newcastle OK
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per week
didn't last a week
5/8/2009

Customer review by maggie51

2.0 stars 5/8/2009 by maggie51
by maggie51

Okay for light stuff. Don't try to hang a load of towels. Wire pulled out of pulley. Should have just bought clothesline and two hooks.

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maggie51
Would recommend to a friend? No
inside clothes line
1/28/2011

Customer review by Hlacres

5.0 stars 1/28/2011 by Hlacres
by Hlacres

I have only used it once but I loved the fact that it held tight even with several pairs of jeans. Easy to install, love it.

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Hlacres
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per year
Love It!
12/8/2010

Customer review by jaxgrandma

5.0 stars 12/8/2010 by jaxgrandma
by jaxgrandma

I purchased this clothesline because I didn't have anywhere to put a regular clothesline. This gives me the opportunity to hang clothes outside, (I love the smell of clothes dried outside) and save on my electric bill. The line is sturdy and 40 feet long and holds a whole load of washing. I also like that I am able to hide the line when it is not in use. The delivery of the item was quick. I ordered it on Monday (I think) and picked it up at site to store on Thursday, although it wasn't due to be in until the following week. Thank you Wal-Mart for carrying this product.

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jaxgrandma
Jacksonville, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Better Than a Similar Item I had
10/11/2011

Customer review by Embryodad

5.0 stars 10/11/2011 by Embryodad
by Embryodad

Great item.. I had two similar but one broke at the mounting plate because it is / was made of plastic. The item I purchased through Walmart Stock..had a heavy metal mounting plate. Now that is the way to Build it like they did years ago. Simple to fasten and mount for use, and easy to operate. It's about time an item was well made right from the start.....

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Embryodad
Hackettstown, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Awful
9/3/2009

Customer review by shoppinglots77

1.0 stars 9/3/2009 by shoppinglots77
by shoppinglots77

cheap design and the rope does not retract back into casing. First time using it - it didn't work. Will return it and get something else

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shoppinglots77
Would recommend to a friend? No
Great Clothes Line
4/19/2013

Customer review by WordSmythe

5.0 stars 4/19/2013 by WordSmythe
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I have had one of these for 14 years - but the base broke. I found the same one - only better at Walmart - now the part that broke after 14 years is made of metal, not plastic. I didn't even have to move any of the screws I had in the wall to install the new one. I am expecting it to be the last one I ever need to buy. and we use a great deal for sports uniforms and other things that don't dry in the dryer!

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WordSmythe
Nebraska
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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7/3/2011

Customer review by helpfulfomoms

5.0 stars 7/3/2011 by helpfulfomoms
by helpfulfomoms

This is GREAT!!!! No more wet towels and bathing suits drapped over the patio furniture... I love how they look on this clothes line and all that stuff dries so much faster this way too!!!!

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helpfulfomoms
Oklahoma
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
4/9/2013

Customer review by awordwoman

5.0 stars 4/9/2013 by awordwoman
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This old fashioned product is perfect for small space and no extensive construction. It arrived early and in perfect condition.

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awordwoman
silver city, nm
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
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line
5/7/2011

Customer review by HappyBackyardCamper

5.0 stars 5/7/2011 by HappyBackyardCamper
by HappyBackyardCamper

Other sites want $35 for this same product. Good deal here.

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HappyBackyardCamper
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Works great
8/8/2013

Customer review by rainydays84

5.0 stars 8/8/2013 by rainydays84
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I set this up in my back yard so 1: I could dry my clothes in the summer and save money and 2: save that money for a new dryer in time for winter. Just because I don't trust my neighbors I have to take it down everytime I'm done with it, it's nice looking and compact. I think it will last a while, especially since I don't leave it in the sun when not in use. For the way I'm setting it up I don't see how I could dry a blanket, but maybe I will soon figure that out. [the line does droop a little when I put a heavy load of a few pairs of jeans and lots of shirts] All in all, I'm really happy since it isn't an eye sore when not in use like other options could be.

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rainydays84
San Diego, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
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This came pre-installed on my rental property, with not instructions on how to tighten it for use. Advice please?
by Nightelf 8/22/2009
10 answers
  • A. Unwrap the cord from the circular then tighten up and rewrap around circular part.
    by Katarina997/21/2014
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  • A. There should be a small ring where the unit can be turned, it's under/behind where it tubing comes out. I wrap the tubing around to tighten directly where it comes out. You put the end to ring wherever that is placed, then take a little extra out and wrap that around the ring to secure it. It took me a min or two to figure it out the first time.
    by rainydays848/8/2013
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  • A. Is the cord pulled out? If it is, then you just remove it from where the end is stretched and hooked to, and make sure it isn't wrapped around the base (which is set so you can wrap the cord around it) then once the cord is totally free back to the hole it comes out of, it should retract back into the big circular line holder if itis working.
    by WordSmythe8/11/2013
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  • A. There's a round plastic piece atttached to the bottome of the bracket. Measure out how much line you need (give a few inches) then without pulling more out wrap the line (from where it comes out of the spool) around the round plastic piece once. This will lock it into place.
    by knbjy4/25/2012
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  • A. The instructions included no mention of how to tighten it for use either- crazy of them! Anyway here ya go: after hanging the hook at the end of the line at it's destination, wrap the part of the line that is comign out of the dispencer around the circle underneath the dispencer, that'll make the line secure.
    by helpfulfomoms7/3/2011
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  • A. It doesn't lock into place, so u have to connect a loop screw to another item to keep the line up.
    by Rockie056/15/2011
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  • A. If you have the same one, at the bottom of the mount, you should see a little circle that looks like a "pulley" on it's side. Once you hook the end of the line, go back to the mount, pull the line tight and wrap it around the "pulley". It holds tightly with little sagging. I have attached a picture from the box to show you how it holds the line secure.
    by jaxgrandma10/30/2013
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  • A. Take the hook out of the eye on the wall, unwind the other end from the round holder on the bottom of the unit. Then re-attach the hook to the eye on the wall, pull the line tight and rewind the line several times onto the bottom of the unit..
    by yauco110/25/2010
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  • A. Unwrap the line from around the spool on the bottom of the reel and then pull the line tight with your hand towards the spool and hold it tight while rewrapping the line around the spool. The spool rewind spring should take up any slack between the spool and the reel.
    by Tennis4Ever9/12/2010
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  • A. Hook plastic tab over a hook some distance away from the reel. Then, wrap the line back around the circular disk on the bottom of the reel, tightening the line and feeding any excess back into the reel.
    by FilterSquareDad9/29/2009
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Does anyone know if this product works well when mounted to two trees? I am looking to lower my energy bill over the summer and would like to find a great product such as this one for outdoor line drying. I do laundry for a family of 4 and need something sturdy for items such as Carhart work pants and towels.
by an anonymous customer 6/9/2009
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  • A. Would need to install using longer screws than what is provided with product.
    by Katarina996/24/2015
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  • A. It can be attached to two trees, however I wouldn't use it for Carharts. It works great for beach towels.
    by knbjy4/25/2012
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  • A. I'm going to take Maggie's advice and just buy a clothesline and two hooks. The reviews I've read on all these retractible clothes lines indicate they all sag pretty bad and aren't efficient with jeans, towels or other heavy items.
    by genann4/6/2015
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  • A. It does work well. Thats how we have ours to use for towels and bathing suits by the pool.
    by Rockie056/15/2011
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  • A. It should work fine mounted between two trees. I have my unit installed in my garage between the front and back walls (approximately 25 feet) and it is really a help in reducing my gas dryer usage. However, I have had problems in the past with failure of the plastic mounting bracket and/or line when hanging very heavy loads so don't overdo it.
    by Tennis4Ever6/21/2011
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  • A. I have it mounted between two trees Works fine
    by rockyd551966/22/2010
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