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How do I convert a regular washer/dryer into a coin operated one?

xNico 1,500 846 October 20, 2013 at 08:19 PM
My sister wants ones to put at her place because the tenants over use it everyday just for one or two sets of clothing, sometimes they even wash it twice.

She asked me to just buy a brand new coin operated washer instead, but i thought converting it into one would be much cost effective, or better yet buy a new washer/dryer and just convert it. I tried searching for new coin operated washers/dryers, but there aren't that many reviews on those so i'm a bit worried they might suck.

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ha is that even legal?
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Can a landlord suddenly start charging for a something that used to be included with the rent? I would imagine that they could not unless it was part of a new contract, but I don't know the laws about this.
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Can a landlord suddenly start charging for a something that used to be included with the rent? I would imagine that they could not unless it was part of a new contract, but I don't know the laws about this.
They pay virtually nothing, there is no contract. they get to live there because they work for her. they have the option to go and rent a place to live if they want to.
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Quote from xNico View Post :
My sister wants ones to put at her place because the tenants over use it everyday just for one or two sets of clothing, sometimes they even wash it twice.

She asked me to just buy a brand new coin operated washer instead, but i thought converting it into one would be much cost effective, or better yet buy a new washer/dryer and just convert it. I tried searching for new coin operated washers/dryers, but there aren't that many reviews on those so i'm a bit worried they might suck.
How many "tenants" are we talking about?

For large number of apartment tenants, a used coin machine. Sell the used ones to defray the cost.
For a roommate, charge them the water and power fee then have a talk.


No need for reviews since these durable goods last for decades.
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How many "tenants" are we talking about?

For large number of apartment tenants, a used coin machine. Sell the used ones to defray the cost.
For a roommate, charge them the water and power fee then have a talk.


No need for reviews since these durable goods last for decades.
more than 8 I'm assuming. the problem is they go use the machine when they only need a clean a few shirts or pants while others have a full load to do.
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more than 8 I'm assuming. the problem is they go use the machine when they only need a clean a few shirts or pants while others have a full load to do.
For tenants, a used coin machine. Sell the used ones to defray the cost of coin machine.
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There isn't a way to convert, but if you want a good coin operated (or non-coin op) washer, get a speedqueen.

edit - I'm wrong, they do sell kits to convert washers to coin operated.

It would be cheaper to just buy a second regular washer, unless you are looking to reduce energy costs. Tenants will still just wash one or two things even if they have to pay 25c.
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Just put a coffee can on top with a sign
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They pay virtually nothing, there is no contract. they get to live there because they work for her. they have the option to go and rent a place to live if they want to.
Do the "employees" have a legal right to work in this country??? LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO

BTW, if there is no written rental agreement in many states it becomes an implicit agreement after a certain period. So basically a tenant with no lease or contract can't be thrown out without a legal eviction if they've established residence there.
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Do the "employees" have a legal right to work in this country??? LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO

BTW, if there is no written rental agreement in many states it becomes an implicit agreement after a certain period. So basically a tenant with no lease or contract can't be thrown out without a legal eviction if they've established residence there.
Rental laws vary so greatly from state to state it is impossible to generalize things like that.
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Do the "employees" have a legal right to work in this country??? LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO

BTW, if there is no written rental agreement in many states it becomes an implicit agreement after a certain period. So basically a tenant with no lease or contract can't be thrown out without a legal eviction if they've established residence there.
No, they're mexican immigrants that just arrived in America Facepalm

Edit: Looks like someone is too dense to understand that it was sarcasm, just like their question and answer.
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No, they're mexican immigrants that just arrived in America Facepalm
You basically just admitted on a public forum that your sister is engaging in criminal activity. laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud
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You basically just admitted on a public forum that your sister is engaging in criminal activity. laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud
where does it say they are illegal aliens?
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where does it say they are illegal aliens?
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Do the "employees" have a legal right to work in this country??? LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO
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No, they're mexican immigrants that just arrived in America Facepalm
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They pay virtually nothing, there is no contract. they get to live there because they work for her. they have the option to go and rent a place to live if they want to.
He might have been joking around, but I didn't take it that way. look around
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