Lemair Washing Machine

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 08, 2009 at 02:28
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Hi all,

we have a lemair washing machine and wondering if it's normal for the machine to go through a wash and then two rinse cycles before spinning.

Seems to be a lot of water wasted unless caught & re-used or machine stood over to stop the 2nd rinse cycle.
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Reply By: Cargra - Thursday, Oct 08, 2009 at 17:01

Thursday, Oct 08, 2009 at 17:01
G'day Mick & Vickie,

Can't put my hand on the manual at the moment but seem to recall it saying water usage was 60 litres per wash which would probably mean a double rinse so we do use it like a twin-tub. Value of the unit questionable when relating wash capacity and water usage hey?

graham & carol
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Reply By: F Troop - Thursday, Oct 08, 2009 at 20:46

Thursday, Oct 08, 2009 at 20:46
Yeh thats normal, but the cook has a way to beat the system, she starts the wash on No. 3 then 1 wash 1 rince.
Or for dirty stuff aka my fishin gear start on 6 it washes and holds no empty then turn to 3 for a second wash cycle same water then rince and spin.
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Oct 09, 2009 at 02:25

Friday, Oct 09, 2009 at 02:25
Gadget ours is the newer version with blue lid, it has electronic push buttons - no knobs and no numbers.

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Follow Up By: Innkeepers - Friday, Oct 09, 2009 at 03:07

Friday, Oct 09, 2009 at 03:07
"ours is the newer version with blue lid, it has electronic push buttons - no knobs and no numbers"


Must be made for those who can't count BRO...... Sounds like discrimination to me......you should send them off a stinging e-mail....

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Reply By: Freewheelers - Friday, Oct 09, 2009 at 19:27

Friday, Oct 09, 2009 at 19:27
hi guys
we recycle where water is scarce so a three 20 litre buckets
1 wash 2 rinse discard wash each time1st rinse becomes next wash etc
others use wool wash thus eliminating a rinse cycle
cheers from bunderberg
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 at 05:20

Saturday, Oct 10, 2009 at 05:20
Hi S & D, good to see your still out and about, warmer than where we are, i bet. St Arnard Vic, a geat camp site though in the Nat Park.

The idea of 3 buckets is what we will do when water is scarce, just need to get the buckets.



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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 02:17

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 02:17
If you run the Lemair through an invertor (which I don't have, but am thinking about), what is the amp' drain on batteries like? Is it feasible to run the Lemair like this, or only off mains?
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Reply By: Sundy & Cyclone - Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 06:58

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 06:58
Yep, we've run our Lemair off our inverter (1000 watt), quite a few times. Sorry can't remember what current draw there is but don't remember any worries re available power for the rest of the day or night. Secret is to pick the day (nice & sunny), and do the washing early in the day to give the solar system time to recharge the batteries.
Hope this helps,
Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 18:41

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 at 18:41
We run our Lemair off our 300 watt inverter. I think the current draw is 250 watt.

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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 05:58

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 05:58
Yep, so do we, and our inverter is also only 300 watts. It squeals for a second or two as the Lemair commences spinning, but gets past it no trouble.

Concurr exactly with Sundy & Cyclone - pick a sunny day and do it early, to give the batteries time to recharge.

Cheers, Deb
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