ECO-LAUNDRY Inc. PEDAL POWER

We've been using pedal power for over 15 years ever since our front loading machine failed electronically. The first conversion we did was quite simple and when this machine finally sprung a leak in the drum, which was irreparable, we found a watertight top loader at the local tip/dump. That conversion was a little more complicated but the machine was elegant and could grace any laundry room. Below you will find both conversions.

How to Convert your Washing Machine to Pedal Power 1 - The Basic Model (Front-Loader)

The electronic fault that arose in our automatic washing machine rendered it useless. I knew that the machine was watertight and...read more

How to Convert your Washing Machine to Pedal Power 2 - Modifications (Front-Loader)

We’ve exhibited this machine on many occasions and the most frequent comment from spectators has been ‘let’s see you spin dry now!’...read more

Convert Your Washing Machine to Pedal Power Part 1 - Getting Started (Top-Loader)

The most frequent reasons for machine failure is of an electrical or electronic nature. Neither of these preclude using it, as long as the drum is watertight. Even if you don't already own a broken machine I can guarantee that..read more

Convert Your Washing Machine to Pedal Power - Part 2 Break Up to Make up (Top Loader)

This is the really easy, fun part for me and it's a great way to start because it is going to familiarise you with your washing machine and how it works. In this section we are going to figure out what bits we can take off, what to..read more

Convert Your Washing Machine to Pedal Power Part 3 - Putting It Back Together (Top Loader)

Now that the machine was stripped of the superfluous bits I could start to get  it ready for bicycle power. Our old pedal-powered front loader had the drum held in place...read more


Converting Your Washing Machine to Pedal Power Part 4

It was now time to mount the machine and the bicycle onto the pallet. I was planning to make new supports for the bicycle out of wood, my idea being not everyone..read more

Converting Your Washing Machine to Pedal Power Part 5 - Wooden Supports

The important dimension was the height of the stand necessary to obtain the clearance between the pedal at its lowest point and the pallet. In my case this was...read more

Make a Pallet Wood Creel or Overhead Drying Rack 

Cheap and cheerful engineering in the practical use of recycled, untreated pallet and fruit crate wood - for drying clothes, herbs, flowers...read more



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