Staber Frequently Asked Questions
is the tub capacity?
The tub capacity is 2 cu. ft., holding
up to 16 standard bath towels (measuring 26" x 42") and up to 18 lbs.
of dry weight fabric. This is due to being a top loading tumble action design;
the entire tub space is usable. Most people will be able to wash up to 50% more
laundry per load than they can in typical agitator washers--if they are not overloading
their current machine. You cannot compare this 2 cu. ft. as apples-to-apples with
other washers because the other washer designs do not utilize their entire tub
volume. Check out some of the testimonials we have received from customers related
to the larger capacity of Staber washers here: http://www.survivalunlimited.com/washing/testimonials.htm
much water is used?
The Staber washer uses up to 16.5 gallons
of water for a full load in the normal wash cycle, and up to 12 gallons total
on the low water level setting. This represents one wash and two rinses per load
at 4-6 gallons per fill based on load size.
is the length of a wash cycle?1
A normal wash cycle will be up
to 32 minutes long plus fill and drain time, which will be partially dependent
on water pressure. This includes a 15 minute wash, two 5 minute deep rinses, a
5 minute spin, and a final 2 minute fluff/index. Using pre-wash will add 5 minutes
to the cycle time. Normal wash times can be set between 1 and 15 minutes.
are the machine dimensions?
The Staber washer is 27" wide,
26" deep and 42" high at the back of the control panel where the knobs
are. The vertical height of the lid is 55" when raised. These are similar
dimensions as a standard top load agitator washer.
you have a matching dryer?
No. Any manufacturer's white-colored
dryer would complement our washer. We recommend that the dryer have a 7 cubic
feet drum to handle our large load sizes. We also recommend that it have a moisture
sensor and not rely on time only to determine end of cycle.
is the spin speed?
Our washer spins at around 700-750 RPM based
on load size, but can get a 175 extraction G-force inside the tub so that the
clothes feel the same as when you remove them from a front loader that spins faster.
You cannot wring out any more water from the fabric when you get them out of our
washer. There is a certain RPM speed you reach where you are not really extracting
much more water, but you are just drying by air (or evaporation). We have reached
that certain RPM with our Staber washer where we do not really need to go any
faster. If you cannot wring out any more water from the fabric when it is done,
then there is not much more room for improvement. The RPM speed of a washer seems
to be just a marketing number nowadays.
a water level control?
The Staber washer has a normal and low
water level setting, although the appropriate amount of water is used based on
the load size. The low setting fills to approximately a 4 gallon water level,
while normal fills to approximately a 5 gallon water level for each fill depending
on the load size. More water would be used on the first fill when the clothes
How many different cycles are there?
are 3 possible wash cycles: normal, permanent press, and delicate. The cycle selected
controls several operating characteristics of the washer including wash RPM speed,
frequency of reversal during wash, pause time between reversals, and final spin
How many water temperature selections are
The Staber washer has 3 wash temperature selections: hot,
warm, and cold. All rinses are done in cold water for energy saving benefits.
the Staber have a built-in heating element?
is service handled?
If required, service is one of the benefits
of our Staber washers design. It is designed to be end user repairable,
even if you are not mechanically-inclined. There is total front access
to the parts, no transmission to worry about, and fewer overall moving parts.
If a customer has a service question, they call the Staber Service Department
at 614-548-0098 and describe the symptom over the phone. They can either help
them fix it over the phone or if they need a part we send it via US Postal Service
or UPS. We do not require authorized service people.
Staber can also work
with any service company in your area as long as they contact us at 614-548-0098
between 7-3 ET Monday-Friday before troubleshooting machine.
do I purchase a Staber washer?
What are the approximate freight
There are no freight costs for the non-coin models if
you are within the Continental U.S. Our prices are a delivered price to a residential
home or business anywhere within the Continental U.S. Please call us at 1-800-455-2201
or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a freight
quote if you are outside the Continental U.S.