If your rotary washing line is no longer spinning properly, it may be time to restring it. This can be a tricky process, but with our help, you can do it in no time. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of restringing a rotary washing line. We will also provide some tips to make the process easier for you and cover how to install a new rotary clothesline on standard rotary models with a tensioner along with the hook or in some cases, the hole models in this guide.
How to Restring a Rotary Washing Line With Tensioner Installation?
Let us get into the steps for how to replace the existing line with a new line in the easiest manner. All of these steps are easy and straightforward.
Measuring The Washing Line Space
The first step is to determine the length of clothesline that you’ll require.
You may do this by consulting your device’s specifications (typically, they are 40m, 50m, and in some cases 60m).
If you’re simply replacing one of the rotary washing line’s metal arms, measure the distance between them. You may use the following step to finish it faster by measuring the new clothesline against the rotary arms
Cutting The New Line
To make a section a few inches longer than the space it needs to cover, cut the new clothesline.
Unscrewing The Washing Line Cover
Clotheslines are generally connected to rotary washing lines and then covered. Unscrew the cover on one of the rotary arms in order to get to the sagging rotary washing line.
Once you’ve done it on one, do it on the next arm that is securing the opposite end of the clothesline.
Pulling The Existing Old Line
Remove the clothesline that is currently in place after it has been exposed. The line will most likely be fastened with a tensioner.
Simply pull the line tight away from this to release the sagging clothesline. On the other rotary arm, repeat these steps again.
Inserting The New Line To Re-String
To begin this phase, enter the one end of the new washing line through the tensioner’s component on the inside. This should be done from the outside and toward the rotary arm. After that, tie by wrapping the end of the very new washing line around the tensioner’s base and into its groove. Next, reinsert the new clothesline through the tension.
Trimming The New Washing Line End
Remove the old clothesline from the tensioner, cutting it just past the end. Replace the tensioner cover on one side of the rotary arm that you’ve completed connecting the new line with the next arm.
Threading The Cover With Free End Of The New Line
Thread the cover onto the free end of the clothesline and hang it out through the next hole.
Inserting Free End Through Tensioner
To attach the new clothesline, thread it through the tensioner on the opposing rotary arm from front to back. After that, tug on the line to make it taut.
Wrapping The Washing Line On The Tensioner On The Opposite Arm
Slide the clothesline down through the groove and around the tensioner’s base once it’s in place. Keep it taut by keeping it tight throughout this procedure so the clothesline remains taut.
Feeding The Washing Line Back And Trimming
Remove the clothesline from inside the tensioner and reinsert it through the front section. Then snip off the end to about half an inch in length.
Replacing The Opposing Washing line Cover
To seal it, repeat the process of fixing the first end of a clothesline. Again, place the cover over the line and pull it back to fix it in position.
How To Restring A Rotary Washing Line With Hooks & Holes?
Now, let us walk you through the steps for restringing a rotary washing line that has hooks and holes installed.
Tying The New Washing Line Around Hooks
Tie the new clothesline to the hook using a threader. With a perforated hole model, simply pass the clothesline through the hole.
Pulling The Washing Line Through
Pull the new clothesline over to the next rotary arm. Simply wrap it around the next hook with a hook model, or feed it through the next hole with a hole or hook model. Train the line after this step, regardless of rotary washing line type.
Repeating The Step
Follow these steps to install a clothesline on a frame: Begin by threading the new line around the device, as shown in step two. When you’ve completed that pass, drop down a level and repeat the process.
Tying The Knot On Ends For Securing The New Washing Line
After you’ve restrung all of the clotheslines in the inner section, if you’re using a hook or a hole model, attach it to the last hook or hole.
How to restring a Brabantia rotary washing line?
Brabantia rotary washing lines are a great way to dry your clothes without taking up a lot of space. However, over time the string can become frayed and broken, making it less effective at holding clothes. Luckily, it’s easy to restring a Brabantia rotary washing line.
- First, remove the old string by unscrewing the plastic end cap and pulling the string through the eyelet.
- Next, cut a new piece of string that is long enough to reach around the entire line (plus a few extra inches). Thread one end of the string through the eyelet, and then start winding it around the line, making sure to keep the string tight.
- Once you reach the end of the line, tie the string off and screw on the end cap.
That’s all there is to it!
Replacing Or Restringing The Washing Line?
The next issue to consider is when to repair an existing line and whether or not to replace the whole thing. To make an informed decision, you must evaluate both alternatives thoroughly.
Re-stringing a line isn’t difficult, but it is time-consuming. While we do say that you will not need to cleanse the washing line as you would in case you just tightened what you’ve got, you may need to clean out the arms’ holes as you thread the cable through.
The length of time that takes will be determined by the make and model of line you have, how long you’ve had it, and how easily each hole can be cleaned. With 4 arms and at least five holes per arm, cleaning out at least twenty separate locations is required.
If the frame of your line has seen better days, it’s certainly a good reason to consider replacing the whole unit. There’s nothing to clean and no re-stringing to perform when you buy a new line, so you’re getting both a shiny new line and a time saving all in one.
Don’t forget, though, that if the ground spike isn’t the same (or very similar) as what you’ve got, you may need to replace it.
As a result, it might make sense to do a like for like swap, but if that isn’t an option for some reason, here is our guide on how to install a new ground spike.