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Doesn't do what it says on the tin - rusted arm, baggy line and retensioning system doesnt seem to work
on 26 April 2014
Arrived a day late. Packaging was good but, when I opened and looked at product, chrome damaged on one of the arms and there was rust. Also airer smaller than expected due to my misunderstanding the term 'span'. It means length of two arms (each arm is 110cm,so span is 220cm) It doesn't mean length longest line span from arm-to-arm, which is what I thought. The length of each longest line from arm-to-arm is 1.7m - OK for double duvet cover, about 6 inches too small to stretch out a flat on the line without bunching = washing takes longer to dry).
PRO- I do like the more upright positioning of the arms, very compact and space saving for small garden. Ideal for single persons washing, but it's a tad too small for double bedding, manageable, but not ideal.
I would prob have put up with these, due to hassle involved returning online purchases; however, main problem is when I put a DRY (ie not wet and heavy) flat sheet onto the longest line for couple of mins, to see if it fitted, when I removed the sheet, the line had stretched A LOT and was very 'baggy'. If it can't cope with one dry sheet for a few mins, I do not trust this with one or two loads of heavy wet washing at all. One wet mat drags line down by over a foot.
Auto re-tensioning system doesn't appear to do anything to resolve this bagging, in fact I can;t see what this does at all - even at max position lines still slack in some parts. I can't see a way of tightening lines manually, due to way line itself is threaded - they don't follow round like normal lines but thread through. You un-do one, tighten and it only tightens a small part of line, not all the line on that level or side. Oh, and it is quite hard to push up to click into place.
Overall not so easy or breezy. I've submitted a request for a refund. On plus side, the returns process which I was dreading, looks very convenient. Instant refund. Print off return labels. Look up nearest drop-off/collection centre(mine was literally up the road) take to drop-off/collection place and, hopefully, that is that.