Magic Chef 1.6 cu. ft. Top Load Portable Washer

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Walmart #: 550453001
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  • Top Loading with Stainless Steel Interior
  • 6 Different Wash Programs & 3 Water Level Options
  • Digital Display & LED Indicator Lights
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    About this item

    The Magic Chef® 1.6 cu. ft. compact washer combines modern attributes such as a digital display, touchpad controls, and LED indicator lights with strong performance-related features such as a pulsator that spins in the stainless steel tub, generating strong and weak water flows that rotate your clothes for a more even wash. This washer features 6 different wash cycle programs and 3 water level selections to accommodate your various needs. Convenience functions such as a delayed start option and automatic shut-off add to this washer’s appeal as an ideal choice for apartments, individuals, couples and small families.

    Magic Chef 1.6 cu. ft. Top Load Portable Washer:

  • Operates quietly with a noise level below 72 dB
  • See-through viewing lid and stainless steel tub
  • LED display reflects the remaining wash cycle time
  • Touchpad controls and LED indicator lights
  • Built-in detergent dispenser
  • 6 Fully automatic wash cycle options: normal, quick, jeans, heavy, anti-wrinkle, and air dry
  • 3 Water level options
  • Delayed start function available for added convenience
  • Pulsator generates strong and weak water flows for an even wash
  • Automatically shuts off after the end of cycle signal
  • Connect the washer directly to your faucet with the included quick connect adapter and hoses
  • Front leveling leg stabilizes the washer while built-in rear wheels allow for portability
  • Color: White body with silver accents
  • Specifications

    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: MCSTCW16W2
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 83.6
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 20.67 x 20.28 x 36.22
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 550453001

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    Customer Reviews | 186 reviews | 4.1 out of 5

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    Fantastic Portable Washer

    Customer review by JPPS

    5.0 stars by JPPS

    It is strange how this machine can easily slip through the cracks when you are doing research on what type of machine to buy. Competing brands offer many different models to choose from and yet, hidden among them is this excellent portable washer from a name brand that you would associate more with BBQ grills and ovens. Set up was fairly easy but I have to admit that the instructional documentation could have been more specific as you are left to figure some things out for yourself. That is a small caveat however as there is a FAQ here to assist you and I'll mention of few of the vague points here to help you out. The washer is extremely quiet, so much so that at one point I thought that it was not running. The washer has various settings to choose from and does a complete rinse and spin (it will in fact do 2 rinses). The spin dry is very effiective and will only need a few hours on a drying rack to complete the process. I paid careful attention to the draining cycle to make certain that the hose did not jerk and jump about which might have led to it falling on the floor. I was pleased to see that the hose did not even move as the water drained through it. Now for a few clarifications. 1. If you find the draining hose appears to be short and cannot properly reach the sink, move the curved plastic housing further up the hose. 2. The rubber mat that you will find in the tub during unpacking is to be attached to the bottom of the machine. It is a noise buffer and no tools are needed as it clips in place. 3. If you are using a single faucet sink for your water supply, attach the hose to the "cold" intake opening and use the cold water setting on the washer's temperature settings. You then adjust the actual temp from your faucet. If you have the temperature setting on Hot or Warm, the machine will not run so make certain it is on the cold setting. Anyway this portable washer from Magic Chef is an excellent product (poor documentation not withstanding) and so I recommend it highly.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Once per week
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    So much better than the Haier!

    Customer review by CyberGypsy

    5.0 stars by CyberGypsy

    After reading the review I first bought the haier low end model from Walmart . I had a leak on a water hose called the company the said the would ship me one, to date never Recieved anything, then after the third load the bottom started leaking, it also went off balance many time. Threw it in my trunk and got a refund, Bought this gem and I was surprised how well built it is, and how much more it holds than the cheaper haier, the spin get clothes almost dry and it has never been off balance, the haier left clothes much wetter. Easy to use and very pleasing to the eye, oh and no Leaks and many more cycles, spend the extra 50.00 and buy one it's soooo much better than the Haier.

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    Ocala, FL
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day
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    This washer rocks!

    Customer review by PHATabulous

    5.0 stars by PHATabulous

    I received my Magic Chef 1.6 CU. FT. (I support American made products.) washer today! I have already done three loads of laundry! This product superseded my expectations. I took it out of the box connected the hoses to my kitchen sink and just like magic it worked. It wasn't hard to install at all. I didn't have to purchase any other parts for it. The clothes came out clean and fresh and were practically dry when the cycle was over. I couldn't be any happier!

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    Central Florida
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Every day
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    I have had my washer since 8/1/2013 and I only use soap up to the first line in the measuring cup to do a large load. When the last cycle is getting ready to drain you can clearly see there is no suds in the water inside the machine, but after it drains and then spins out there is suds coming out of the drain hose. This is on the very last spin cycle. Is there a reservoir under the bin or something or do the clothes retain suds? I really can't figure it out. I have even done load twice to make sure that there are no suds coming out because the soap can be irritating to the skin.
    by Product2Review 12/8/2013
    • Program additional SPIN cycle-8min and you;re fine.
      by LaundryBuddy5/6/2014
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    • This machine does not require the amount of soap as a larger machine. Try using half as much.
      by Dahlia393/24/2014
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    • Do you use fabric softener? It breaks down suds.
      by notaplumber2/28/2014
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    • Using too much detergent. Use a second rinse cycle. Also, you can do a wash with no items and use vinegar and clean out.
      by An anonymous customer2/10/2014
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    • The first line of the measuring cup is about twice as much detergent as you need. Those lines are for an average washer...this one is half the size. I use 1/2 cup of regular powdered detergent...and a lot less of concentrated detergent. Don't have that problem. But the first several loads I did until I figured it out. You can run another rinse and spin cycle if you really need to.
      by DukeCityMan2/3/2014
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    • I discovered when I started using the smaller washers that I had lots of excess soap built up in my clothes from using the big washers. It took almost 6 months to get all the excess soap out of my clothes. Start your load and see if it gets sudsy before you add soap. I would bet you my last dollar that it will suds up for several washings without adding any soap. Try it and see! Now I only use a tiny amount of soap in my washing and find that it cleans my clothes just fine.
      by cheriebery3/27/2014
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