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    Magic Chef 2.1 cu. ft. Top Load Portable Washer

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    The Magic Chef 2.1 cu. ft. compact washer offers a larger capacity than its 1.6 cu. ft. counterpart, however it comes equipped with the same 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 water level selections to accommodate your various needs. Convenience functions such as a delayed start option and automatic shut-off add to this washers appeal as an ideal choice for apartments, individuals, couples and small families.

    Magic Chef 2.1 cu. ft. Top Load Portable Washer:
    • Operates quietly with a noise level below 72 db
    • See-through viewing lid and stainless steel tub
    • Digital display reflects the remaining wash cycle time
    • Touchpad controls and LED indicator lights
    • 6 Fully automatic wash cycles: normal, quick, cotton, jeans, anti-wrinkle and air dry
    • 6 Water level options
    • Delay start available for added convenience
    • Pulsator generates strong and weak water flows for an even wash
    • Automatically shuts off after the cycle-end signal
    • Connect the washer directly to your faucet with the included quick connect adapter kit and hoses
    • Front leveling legs stabilize the washer while built-in rear wheels allow portability
    • Exclusive to the 2.1 cu. ft. compact washer: water pump filter captures debris (e.g. coins) as the pump assembly expels water from the unit  simply twist the cap to remove the capsule from the rear
    • Color: White body with silver accents
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    Specifications

    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: MCSTCW21W2
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 102.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 22.04 x 21.46 x 37.01
    Walmart No.: 550453003

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    Rated 4.1 out of 5★by 170reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5★by We love this machine! I chose this washer because it has bigger capacity than any other portable washers. Lid window and lint filter feature is also attractive. I attached it to the bathroom sink without any leakage. The drain hose was short so I bought a discharging hose at home depot. I used a velcro tape to tie the hose with water hose. The clothes come out very clean and well spun out. Sometimes I run Air dry for 10 min for towels. One tip, I took out the bar crossing between the lid window so I can open the half even when the washer runs. It is useful when I want to check the temperature of running water etc. 09/15/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Happy with my purchase! Please Note: I am no writer to be sure. Please excuse my grammatical errors. MS Word can only fix so much. I also apologize for the length of my review. I spent many months of reading and researching before I decided on which brand to purchase. I write this review for all those that are doing the same thing.I recently bought the Magic Chef washer and love it! The first load I washed and dried came out so fluffy and clean!I've read it's recommended to use powdered detergent but I don't like powdered. So I just use a small amount of diluted liquid detergent with plenty of water I mix 3/4 tablespoon of liquid, or less, apx. 320z of water. This is enough to leave my loads super clean and still have that just-washed fresh scent and more importantly, no soap residue left in my clothes. There's no need for large amounts of suds. If you see a little bit of soapiness in the water, you have the right amount. You want to avoid **"overpouring".**"Detergent "overpouring" creates a high, foamy tide inside the machine, lifting soil and lint above the water level so it isn't rinsed away. That leaves residue on clothing that fades colors and attracts more dirt. Inside the machine, detergent buildup encourages odor and bacteria growth, and leads in time to wear and tear that will require professional attention." --The Great American Soap Overdose, By ELLEN BYRON. January 25, 2010I really love the "Air Dry" cycle. Basically it spins the clothes for an hour at a really high speed. They are not completely dry, but this spin cycle removes tons of water. Then hang drying is faster. I bought a compact dryer and this spin cycle significantly reduces my dry times. Those little dryers are great and all, but they take a lot longer than a standard dryer. So this spin cycle makes everything work great!Below are my Pros and Cons. I also added a Neutral for those things which aren't necessarily good or bad, but may be worth mentioning what my experience with it was:PROS:• Super quiet. So great for apartments - no bothering your neighbors. Mine is running on the Air Dry cycle right this minute, which is just an hour long spin cycle, and I can't even really hear it and I'm not that far from it - just down the hall!• Lots of speed, temp and water level choices, same as a full size.• This is not a lightweight, cheaply made machine. Some of the hoses and such are, but the machine itself is substantial and feels well made.• Able to plug into any standard three prong outlet.CONS:• Having back wheels only is irritating - makes moving it difficult for someone of my smaller size. I understand why there can only be the two - it's for balancing - but still. It's a bummer. The smaller one was much easier to maneuver for me than this larger one. (But I still LOVE my larger washer!) They could have built in a handle bar in the back to tilt the unit to help move it. The 'handles' on the sides are awkward and not much use when trying to move the unit.• Drain hose is made of some super cheap plastic. It's holding up and even reaches my kitchen sink just fine, but it's still cheap. Maybe I'll look into a better replacement hose in the near future. It works for now though.Neutral:• The fill hoses are okay. Not the best made, but they do work. You just have to be careful to tighten things really well. If you still have any issues, try using Plummer’s tape to seal up any leaks. If yours still leaks, try buying a new one from your local store like Home Depot or Lowes. They have lots of choices in different sizes and types and most are not expensive at all.• Beeps every so often when left plugged in. This is a reminder signal to unplug the machine when not in use. I've read that some folks can't stand the beeping. Unplugging the washer stops this. It's that simple.• There's a plastic gray mat that you will find in the washer tub when you first get it. The mat goes on the [outside] bottom of the washer. I believe it's supposed to help with the noise level. Some have said their machine was so quiet that they never even put theirs on. I went ahead and installed mine.• The washer has a built-in filter, but it doesn't catch all of the lint. I just washed several pairs of new socks and they seem to have created additional fuzz in the water. I happen to come into the kitchen just as the washer was draining and the sink was nearly full of water. If I hadn't come in just then, it would have over-filled and poured all over my floor. The problem was the fuzz from the socks. I have a screen food catcher in my sink drain and the fuzz had plugged up the screen so the water wasn't draining. That made me wonder about the drain itself. If I didn't have that screen, the fuzz would all have gone down the drain. I can see this being a potential problem after a lot of loads. So either get a screen like mine to keep your drains clean or do a treatment once every few weeks with Liquid-Plumr or Drano.Here are a couple of example load sizes I've done in my first loads…Large load, top water level:3 pairs of jeans - **2 heavyweight and 1 pair of lightweight jeans1 pair of yoga pants1 pair of lightweight shorts1 pair of lightweight pajama pants4 pairs of socks**I believe this was just at the machine's capacity based on the way the washer handled the load. I think it would have been better without one of the heavyweight pairs. I don't think I'll do that much in one load again. Also, I have noticed a small amount of water on the floor coming out from beneath the washer in the front after this load. It's nothing bad, but it is concerning. I did read that another person had this issue when they did a large load. They said that after that, they stuck to the medium water level and then didn't have a problem. Not sure if this water comes from it splashing around a lot or if it's actually leaking.Med Load - middle water level:1 pair of lightweight jeans1 pair of flannel pajama pants4 pairs of socks4 heavyweight shirts2 lightweight shirts1 tank topNo problems at all with this load.**Update: I have been writing this off and on today and after mentioning the water level and a little water on the floor, I ran another load on the medium water level and I had no water leakage at all. So there must be a connection to the higher water level and the little water leakage. I'll stick to the medium water level to stay on the safe side.This washer does need to be 'babysat', in my opinion. I wouldn't recommend leaving the house while running the washer. Is this inconvenient? Yeah, a little. I just check on it from time to time, no biggie. Would I prefer a full sized washer and dryer that are pretty much set-it-and-forget-it? For sure. But I don't have that option.This is definitely better than going to the laundry mat on my days off from work. I'd rather sit home and watch a movie while I do laundry than to lug it all out and back again, taking up to 2 hours of my weekend time. And don't even get me started on what a pain the laundry mat is in the deep of winter!And there are the times when I was too sick to get to the laundry mat and I'd have twice as much laundry by the time I got better. It wasn't ever fun to play 'catch-up' on my built up laundry pile. Now I can run loads at home, even if I don't feel well. Love that.At this moment, I a pretty happy camper. I’ll still need to use the laundry mat for large things like heavy rugs and comforters, but that’s okay with me. But I'll update my review if I discover anything new - good or bad. For now, I love that I can do my laundry at home again after trudging to the laundry mat for the past 6 years!Good luck and happy laundering!! :-) 03/24/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★by AWESOME!!!!! This review is written by former TOP LOADER washer HATER!!!!Amazing little washer... As you may have seen in some of the questions I answered in the QUESTIONS section...Bought online and picked up and PERMANENTLY installed (install a breeze with no hidden shipping retainer/fasteners to worry about finding out about after the fact...) in our Fifth Wheel RV trailer this last Thursday.Was in the washer/dryer closet and hooked up... and washing within minutes after easy unboxing!Washes awesome!Just to be obnoxious and see if lint filter worked well, I through in all the rags that I had used to wipe out washer/dryer closet... all the lint and muck that had built up under the Whirpool compact front loader that I replaced with this AWESOME little washer... rags came out great, lint trap had LOTS of soggy yuckies in it as it should have!Owners manual is a bit shy on extensive details, but quite enough info is there to get going right away--any uncharted details become obvious within first few uses.By the way, I'm SO GLAD that I can get virtually the same washing results as front loader washer in this TOP LOADER... I was tired of having to stoop way over to access wash (especially when wash stuck to drum) on old front loader.Only been 2 days and I have already washed about 6 loads... This washer will be utilized FULL TIME by 2 people, so if I need to come back and revise this review I will...SEE my answers to other peoples questions for more on my VERY SATISFIED experience with this AMAZING WASHER!!!! 10/06/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★by This is a Life Changer!!!!! Ok, I do not write reviews very often but I just felt compelled to do so with this washing machine. First, it hooks up really fast open the box, attach the cold water house to the washer, attached the quick release to the sink, run the drain over the counter into the sink, and plug it in. You now have 2.1 cubic feet of washing power in your apartment. So what can it wash? I have gotten 3 pairs of jeans, a pair of woman's stretch pants, 4 long sleeve shirts, and a short sleeve shirt in one load. That fills the magic chef to the top but just set the water setting to 6, the wash setting to normal, and put your faucet on warm, 42 minutes later you have some fresh clean clothing. It also spins your clothing out really well and within 24 hours of hang drying all the cloths were dry. Here is a tip, buy some furniture pads, the ones you put under a couch to move them around, put them under the feet for easy transport. Last make sure you have the machine balanced by using a level placed on top of an upside down plate inside the drum. I used paper plates folded up to balance it by putting the folded plates between the legs and the furniture pad. Once it is balanced the machine is whisper quite and there is little to no vibration... So in short if your tired of running to the laundry room or mat and you can handle doing 3 or so loads of wash a week, while washing TV in your own apartment, then this is a life changer for apartment dwellers with 2 people or less living there. I also paired this machine up with the Haier 2.6 cubic foot 120v portable dryer and that machine works wonders also, just make sure you clean the filter and never fill more than halfway. Also only dry two towels at a time in the dryer and never put towels in with the other items your drying this will ensure everything you want to dry will be done in under 120 minutes. Good Luck and enjoy. 03/17/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Meets my needs perfectly We bought this machine for a vacation home where we have limited space. I expected to sacrifice some features of a full-sized machine, but this one has all the features I ever use in my larger machine, plus some. It is quiet, holds a large enough load, cleans well, and spins dryer than any machine I have used. 09/25/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★by Excellent washing machine for small spaces!! I live in a very small condo and the closet with the washer connection is too small to even for the compact stackable washer/dryer. I has to put this is the closet sideways to make it fit but it works perfectly!!!I've washed about 7 loads with it so far and the clothes come out very fresh and clean. I've even washed a twin and queen sized comforter in it just to test it out and it worked just fine.You can really fit a lot of clothes in here without over loading it!I really love the airdry function for those clothes I typically hang. I wouldn't recommend putting in about more than 4 pieces if you want them to dry all the way.No complaints from me so far. Another bonus is that it arrived 6 days early! 12/28/2012
    Rated 3 out of 5 good portable washer it is good one.. did a good job of washing a cloth. all come out clean and good. only disappointment for me is The cable which connect to the tap (sink) is so small. so we need to buy a bigger one.draining wire also small . we need to buy a bigger one. otherwise it is great portable washer 09/17/2012
    Rated 4 out of 5★by Does well, but will it last? This washer is good for what it is. I mean, you can't expect a lot for the price point. It's a pulsation-type washer, and I thought that might mean clothes do not get as clean, but it does a pretty good job. In this size I am able to wash 4 pairs of jeans (36x30) and a couple of shirts in one load. That far exceeded what I thought it to be capable of. It's got a soap dispenser (though I use liquid), and also has a lint filter to help keep some gunk out of your drain. The spin cycle gets clothes dry enough that I can air dry jeans with a fan in about 4 hours.During pulsation, it's about as loud as a common dishwasher, but noticeably noisier during the spin cycles. It's just a little more than half the loudness of a full size washer. My neighbors probably hear it a little due to the floor being all concrete, but haven't heard any complaints yet.I had to purchase a longer hose and extend the drain for where I put it, and had some challenges from that, as the hose attachment on the back doesn't seem to work well with the standard size hoses. Just an extra rubber washer added to the hose and a bit of plumber's tape made it a good tight fit. Also, the included quick-release for a faucet doesn't provide a perfect seal under pressure and leaks just a tiny bit... nothing I would consider to be a problem amount, maybe like 2 drops an hour. As a sidenote: if you don't pull it off very slowly, you'll get a shot of water in the face.The biggest gripe I have is that the bottom of the unit is plastic, and requires care when moving it. It's a kit only available through a 3rd party distributor (the OEM declares it part of the cabinetry and not replaceable) that's about a third of the cost of the washer. This was a problem, but due to the Review Guidelines I cannot delve into further detail. Many parts seem ludicrously tough to find, so unless it's a common-wear thing like the pulsator or control panel, you might be better off with a replacement.With the rate at which I was going to the laundromat, and how much the prices have gone up, I calculated that as long as this machine lasts a year, it pays for itself. Now since I had to do repairs, that gets extended a few months. However, the convenience of being able to stay at home and not use a washer with who-knows-what going through it every day is almost worth the full price by itself. The rest of the unit seems sturdy enough that I have no problem believing it will last at least 2 years. I just don't hold out much expectation beyond that.Overall, disappointed by little things, but very satisfied with the purchase. 02/16/2014
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