How to Restring a Rotary Clothesline

The clothesline that hangs from a rotating clothes dryer is meant to be tense enough to handle heavy, damp clothes and let them dry. Over time, the weight of the clothes begins to stretch the line and make it sink. At first, tightening the line without replacing it can work. However, eventually, the line will no longer hold tight and you will have to replace it completely.

How to Restring a Rotary Clothesline
How to Restring a Rotary Clothesline


The Tensioner Models

Step 1

Measure the space between the two arms on the rotating clothesline where the line should be replaced. Take the measurement between the exact space you need to replace.

Step 2

Cut a piece of clothesline to fit into space. Cut a few centimeters long to make sure you have enough.

Step 3

Unscrew the line cover by turning in an anticlockwise motion until it is released. Repeat the process on the other side of the line you are replacing.

Step 4

Unwrap the existing line around the tensioning base. Pull the tensioner to remove the line. Repeat for the other side of the line.

Step 5

Insert one end of the new line through the tensioner on the outside toward the arm. Wrap the end around the base of the tensioner in the groove. Thread the end back through the front of the tensor.

Step 6

Trim the end to leave about 1/2-inch of the rope. Thread one of the line caps back into the line and screw into the end you just finished.

Step 7

Thread the other thread cover into the free end of the thread and push it out of the way.

Step 8

Feed the free end of the thread through the tensioner on the other arm from the front to the back. Pull the line tight.

Step 9

Wrap the line through the groove in the base of the tensioner, keeping it tight to ensure the line remains taut.

Step 10

Feed the line back to the front of the tensor. Trim end to approximately 1/2 inches long.

Step 11

Slide the line cover back and screw in place.


The hook or hole models

Step 1

Tie the clothesline to a hook at the end of one of the swivel arms. Pass the Clotheslines through the hole in place if that’s what your model is equipped with.

Step 2

Pull the line to the next arm. Wrap around the hook at the end of the arm, or pála the next hole. Pull the taut line between the two arms.

Step 3

Move through the rotating dryer of the clothes, repeating step 2 all the way. When you get to the first arm, move to the next layer and repeat.

Step 4

Tie the end of the clothesline to the last hook near the center of the rotary dryer when the thread is wrapped around each hook on each arm. Tie a knot to the right at the end of the line if your rotary clothesline is equipped with holes instead of hooks.

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