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Lehman's Own Hand Washer

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Today's Price: $579.00 - $729.00
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Other hand washers get clothes clean; this one gets them really clean. We took an old favorite and improved on its design to offer you a new alternative.
  • Triangle-shaped agitator keeps clothes fully submerged - never floating on surface or lodged in corners
  • Forces water and detergent through clothes as they gently roll and turn
  • Durable UHMW Polymer wringer support
  • Welded corners
  • Sturdy wooden legs
  • Drain is threaded with standard fittings for easy replacement
  • 36"H x 23-1/2"L x 23"W, holds 15 gallons, 31 lb
  • Purchase with a wringer or without - see drop down menu above

Note: Minimal assembly required. Cannot be shipped outside the U.S. or by Parcel Post.

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LEHMAN'S OWN HAND WASHER DESCRIPTION
  • Easy, thorough washing-Agitator's pendulum motion slashes effort and shortens wash time to just several minutes per load. Triangle-shaped agitator forces water and detergent through clothes as they gently roll and turn, and keeps clothes fully submerged - never floating on surface or lodged in corners.
  • First-rate construction-We worked with a local manufacturer to ensure the highest possible quality, with important features and improvements over other models. Rust-proof, 304 stainless steel tub and handle mount. Clear plastic lid with knob lets you see inside as you wash. Unit is welded for extra strength (other models are soldered). Wooden legs with steel reinforcing crossbars at each end. Heavy-duty plastic fittings are easily replaceable and found at most hardware stores.
  • 36"H x 23-1/2"L x 23"W, holds 15 gallons, 30 lb. USA made.

Note: You can add to the height of our washing machine by setting it on blocks. Or if you prefer a lower machine, the legs can be cut off.

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Customer Reviews of Lehman's Own Hand Washer
Product Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0(8 reviews)
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- 8/17/2012
said: D. Mitchell
"I have had this washer for almost a year. It works great indoors or out. We have found it to be faster than a machine washer and more reliable. It is simple enough even a child of 10 can operate it. It is sturdy enough for a child of 10 to operate it. We were new to hand washing and had to adjust to how we should use it. It took a bit of time to get the process down. Generally it is wash once, moving the agitator so that it creates a froth of suds. Then rinse twice to remove soap. We use cold water out of the garden hose. We wash outdoors in the summer and wash indoors in the winter. The clear lid helps to keep it from being messy and allows me to see if the water is sudsing correctly. It is easy to fix by yourself if you ever do need to fix it. All the parts can be gotten at a local hardware store or from Lehman's. We are thankful for this washer because it doesn't break on us. The wringer that goes with it is easy to operate also. I think after having used it for over 6 months that I am satisfied with my purchase. It was a big adjustment learning how to hand wash, but it is well worth it knowing that our washer is easily serviced by my husband."
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- 5/31/2012
said: Heidi
"We bought the combo. I realize it's a bit pricey, but this is a lifetime machine. If you've made up your mind to go off grid, or don't have plumbing, this is it. We have 3 children who love using it while counting. Our clothes tend to come cleaner if we wash, drain, and wash again. Works on everything except heavy sleeping bags. It takes us about 300 total motions to do one load of laundry, but I enjoy my upper body workout! And this is the best ringer on the market."
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- 12/22/2010
said: GB
""It's perfect to wash large items like dog bed covers, blankets, etc. I live about 35 miles from the nearest laundromat that I don't use for the obvious reasons (gas, electricity, time, cost, etc.). I can wash big items in a tub with the hand washer and a few soap nuts. The water is then used to water outdoor plants." ~ transcribed from an email sent by customer GB to Galen Lehman"
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- 11/8/2011
said: Julie
"Washer and wringer work well. Large knit afgans get stuck in wringer but other smaller items work well. The washer is well made but requires lots of muscles to use--an exhausting way to wash. However it does an excellent job."
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- 8/15/2011
said: DebR
"If I had bought only the washer, without the wringer, this review would have 4 lanterns. After damaging a couple of items with the wringer and then loosening the rollers to the point where they no longer wrung the water out, I have officially declared the wringer a waste of money. The washer, itself, works as well as I had hoped. I will probably lengthen the legs at some point, but that's a minor concern. I did notice that, after only one use, the welding around the drain already had rust on it - surprising since the humidity here is only 20% and water evaporates quickly. I now keep a rag nearby to dry the drain after each use. I also suggest that someone rewrite the assembly instructions for the washer and explain just where and how all the bolts, nuts and washers are used."
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- 1/30/2014
said: Joe Pacal
"I purchased two of these from Lehman's 30 years ago when I lived off the grid in Hawaii. I thought the design was excellent but the construction was kind of whimpy. I encountered the same kind of problems that the other 2 star ratings did. I contacted Lehman's about replacement parts for the agitator mechanism that were wearing out or broken and was told that they had never heard of these parts ever wearing out. It is very slow draining too. After 30 years it doesn't sound like they are making them any better."
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- 2/21/2012
said: Girldawg1
"We've been off-grid five years, and have used this washer with the wringer most of that time. Overall the construction of this machine is cheesy, and my husband made many modifications: went from 1/2" drain (which took forever)to 3/4", added 2x4 to legs to make taller, added two 2x4 for stability (from front to back at the base), the main bolt hole on agitator end of tub wore out and cracked early on - this caused agitator to drop to bottom of tub and scrape - if the plate holding this on the end of the tub were of heavy gauge this wouldn't occur. Other modifications done also that are hard to explain (I should send a picture to Lehmans). The gauge of the tub is fine. Wouldn't recommend (not at this high a price) unless you are an engineer that can make modifications. May be OK for very light use."
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- 8/15/2011
said: Melissa
"I have now used this machine for just under a year and IT HAS PROBLEMS. The hand agitator became very loose after about 6 months of use and needed a bolt to be replaced. This also caused dark streaks to be left of some of the clothing I was washing until I figured it out. The plastic handle on the tension regulator of the wringer broke during normal use. Overall, the machine is meant for light use if it is to last a long time and not built for daily use. Would not have purchased if I had known this especially since I paid slightly over $700 for the washer, wringer and shipping."
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