Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Answers to our most frequently asked questions about performance, installation, use and eco friendliness can be found below.

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Does a front-loading washer wash clothes as well as my current washer?

Yes! In fact, a front-loader often washes more effectively, because it utilizes a mechanical process rather than relying solely on the chemicals in detergent to clean fabric. The tumbling action of a front-load washer gently lifts the clothes in and out of the water hundreds of times during the wash cycle. This action cleans and rinses your clothes better than top-loading washers and is gentler on the fabric, too. Long story short: less detergent, cleaner clothes, longer clothing life.

How large a load can a front-loading washer and ventless dryer handle?

The family-sized washer and ventless dryer can handle up to 15 pounds of clothes for both the wash and dry cycle.

Does this dryer need to be vented?

Not necessarily. Gas dryers, of course, need to be vented outside. Electric dryers can be vented or non-vented, depending on the model.

FJS has many options for ventless dryers that can be stacked with front-loading washers. This setup is ideal for small spaces and apartments that cannot have venting running to the outside of the home or building. Please see the Ventless Dryer Guide to determine which kind of dryer is best for you.

Where can front-loading washers and ventless dryers be installed?

The most important consideration is convenience. Install the laundry of your choice in the location that is most convenient for you – whether that’s the kitchen, bathroom, living area, laundry room or even a closet.

The beauty of these machines is their versatility. When using a ventless dryer, your options are virtually unlimited. As long as you have access to plumbing and 220V, the washer and dryer can be installed anywhere.

Does a ventless dryer operate much differently than the vented dryer I’m used to?

Just a little! The main different is the drying time. Because the ventless dryer does not vent, it is normal for them to run for a longer time than a standard vented model. Depending upon what you washed, normal dry time for a stand-alone ventless dryer is about 60-90 minutes.

Fun fact: Even though these machines run longer, they use up to two-thirds less energy than a standard dryer.

What type of detergent can be used with a front-loading washer?

A high-efficiency detergent, such as ALL, Fresh Start, Purex, Bold, Solo or New Tide HE.

Powder performs well. A low-sudsing liquid detergent will work, too – we recommend Ecovantage.

How much detergent should I use per wash?

Just 1-2 tablespoons of high-efficiency detergent is all it takes. Don’t use more detergent than recommended unless you like having soap residue in your clothes!

Can I use fabric softener in a front-loading washer and ventless dryer system?

Washer: Liquid fabric softener is totally fine.

Dryer: Nope. Not sheets, not balls, not any type.

How much water does a front-loading washer use?

Per load, a front-loading washer uses 9-12 gallons of water. By comparison, a conventional top-loading washer uses a whopping 40-60 gallons of water. Our front-loading washers save tons of water while also cleaning better! Talk about a win-win.

How energy-efficient is a front-loading washer and ventless dryer?

As mentioned earlier, a ventless dryer uses only about one-third as much energy as a conventional vented dryer. A front-loading washer is also very energy-efficient. Check energy efficiency programs in your area – front-loading washers often qualify for rebates available from the Department of Energy.