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Old 08-03-2011, 02:00 PM
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Thinking of buying a stackable washer/dryer for my camp. I have very poor water pressure and was wondering how the washer determines there is sufficient water in the tub to stop the fill cycle and start the agitate cycle. Is it metered, by weight, or timed fill. The reason for the poor pressure, I am running an old RuthBerry shallow well pump on a 30 ft hand dug well, with 70' of head pressure up the hill to the house. With the pressure switch set to kick on at 30psi there is very little pressure at the house, at 50psi the pressure is great but strain on the pump starting at the higher psi, destroys the pump quickly. I end up with a water flow that fluctuates back and forth between slightly more than a trickle to about 60psi as the well pump cycles on and off.
I know I could solve this problem with a storage tank and or booster pumps, but its not that big of a problem, just don't know what it will do with a washer.
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Thinking of buying a stackable washer/dryer for my camp. I have very poor water pressure and was wondering how the washer determines there is sufficient water in the tub to stop the fill cycle and start the agitate cycle. Is it metered, by weight, or timed fill. The reason for the poor pressure, I am running an old RuthBerry shallow well pump on a 30 ft hand dug well, with 70' of head pressure up the hill to the house. With the pressure switch set to kick on at 30psi there is very little pressure at the house, at 50psi the pressure is great but strain on the pump starting at the higher psi, destroys the pump quickly. I end up with a water flow that fluctuates back and forth between slightly more than a trickle to about 60psi as the well pump cycles on and off.
I know I could solve this problem with a storage tank and or booster pumps, but its not that big of a problem, just don't know what it will do with a washer.
hey there I was in the coinop laundry buss for years the water shuts off when the tube is full via a pressure switch in the control panel it should work just fine but will fill up slowly and take a little longer youll be fine
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thanks, that's what I thought but wasn't sure.
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