How to tighten a rotary washing line?

Tightening a rotary washing line to dry clothes.

Rotary washing lines are sturdy and robust pieces of equipment which are designed to withstand even the harshest of weather. However, over time the continuous exposure to the elements can cause your rotary washing lines to underperform due to general wear.

One common issue with rotary washing lines that are regularly used is the sagging of the clotheslines between the rotary arms. This sagging can cause your wet clean washing to also sag and potential drag along the floor picking up dirt, this is obviously undesirable. However, with some TLC anyone can easily learn how to tighten a rotary washing line ensuring it works to its full potential.

If you are unsure whether your rotary washing line needs tightening, then fully extend the arms of your rotary washing line. If the clothesline is reasonably tight and does not sag a great deal when washing is hung on them then your rotary washing line is in perfect working order. If the clothesline is slack when your device is in the fully extended position, then you need to tighten your rotary clothesline for optimal performance.

At Washing-Line we have created an easy to follow how to tighten a rotary washing line guide to show you how quick it is to get your rotary washing line back working to its full potential. If you find our rotary washing ling guide helpful then check out our best rotary washing line review!

Step One – Lock Rotary Arms Into Position

The first step you need to complete is to lock the rotary washing line arms outwards. You should do this until your rotary washing lines arms are fully extended, at this point the clothesline should be tight. If they are not, then you need to follow the rest of the steps in this guide to tighten your rotary clothesline.

Step Two – Redistribute Rotary Clothesline

In the next step, you will need to change the amount of clothesline in between the different arms of the rotary washing line until they are all distributed equally. The easiest way to do this is to start with the clothesline closest to the centre of the rotary washing line and work outwards. A handy trick to help you do this is to gently pull each of the washing lines towards you, repeating the process on each line. This makes it easier to ensure that you have an even distribution of washing line between each arm without having to move around the device.

Step Three – Lift Rotary Washing Line Collar Upwards

For the next step simply push the central collar that surrounds the rotary washing line pole upwards into a higher position. These are typically plastic although some more high-end models use different materials for this section.

Step Four – Repeat Process Until Rotary Clotheslines Are Tight

Following this, you need to repeat the process until you are happy with the level of tightness on your clotheslines. After carrying out these easy to follow steps a couple of times your rotary clotheslines should return to being taut. The process can be a bit fiddly the first time you do it but once you get the hang of it you will know how to tighten a rotary washing line correctly in no time.  

Step Five – Hang Washing On Your Rotary Washing Line

The final step in this tightening a rotary washing line guide is to test out your work. Hang washing from the clothesline of your rotary washing line to test if your handy work has worked. The weight of the clean washing will naturally pull down on the clothesline but only slightly. If you evenly spread your clean washing in between the different rotary washing lines then after following these steps your rotary washing line should no longer sag.

If this process does not work at all then you may need to restring or alternatively replace your rotary washing line

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