Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7)

Item no: 63861 | 021961157008
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  • 5 lines
  • 34' length of lines
  • 170' total drying space
  • Lightweight moisture resistant case
  • Mounts on outdoor post (Ace No.60392) or wall
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Tension control knob
  • Vinyl coated, polyester lines


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3.3

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65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Efficient (15)
  • Simple instructions (9)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

  • Weak function (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (16)
  • Keep in laundry room (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this again and again.

This is the second clothes line I have bought. (I bought my first in 1981 and it just broke away from the wall) When I think of how much I have saved and...Read complete review

This is the second clothes line I have bought. (I bought my first in 1981 and it just broke away from the wall) When I think of how much I have saved and have enjoyed the fresh smell of clothes on the line as well as being "green" it makes my heart sing. Well worth it. I use it several times a week. I use my dryer maybe three times a year. Can't say enough good things about it!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good concept, marginal quality

The bracket on mine finally broke off after only a few years of continuous use. The unit itself is of ok construction, with plastic covered wires and a metal housing, but if the...Read complete review

The bracket on mine finally broke off after only a few years of continuous use. The unit itself is of ok construction, with plastic covered wires and a metal housing, but if the entire thing depends on one flimsy piece of plastic, I'm suprised it's lasted this long. Even so, I'll be finding another way to bolt it to the wall to continue using it, since it is still one of the more efficient clotheslines I've had. Not lightweight.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not As Good As The First 3

By Ken Spreng

from Palm Springs, CA

About Me Homeowner

Pros

  • Efficient
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Weak Function

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

This is our 4th Sunline Energy Saving 5-line unit. Each unit we have owned over the past 25 years has been degraded in quality over the first model. Everything is plastic, which makes it impossible to get the lines taught. Therefore it droops and no amount of tightening improves the situation. We still use it, simply because we live in a dry, sunny climate and it works. What distresses me is the fact that what American manufacturing has become. And we have allowed it to happen. I would like to see something improve in quality and functionality instead of the opposite, in favor of the bottom line. In order to adjust for taught-ness, one has to remove the thinnest piece of aluminum and then reinstall the same piece. It is an impossible task. This is a great idea that still works, but used to be a lot more user-friendly. I would actually not be able to recommend this unit to someone else.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is my 4th one

By jay

from palm springs ca

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Simple Instructions

Cons

  • Na

Best Uses

  • Dorm
  • Home
  • Keep In Laundry Room

Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

a great product no lines in you yard easy to use this is my 4th one i had one at all my homes
the clothes line was expensive to ship it should be able to pick up at all stores

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the third one I have purchased

By LaMarr

from Ephrata, PA

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

    Mounts easily. This the third one I have owned. The mounting was same on all of them.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great clothesline!

    By Elsie's Grandma

    from Washington State

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

        Years ago I bought one of these because my Grandmother had one similar and I wanted to replace a permanently installed clothesline. It runs from my deck railing to the fence, and tucks out of the way under the deck railing when not in use. I just purchased another for my daughter as a Mother's Day present and was glad to find the same one is still made and sold. It has held up well with many years of regular use 8 months of the year for many years and still going strong!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Broken Lock

        By Renee R

        from Minneapolis

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Broke Within A Week

        Best Uses

        • Keep In Laundry Room

        Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

        I wanted a retractable clothesline for use in my basement so I could hang clothes in the basement during the winter and rainy days. The locking system that makes the clothes line lock in to place broke after a week. There is a button on the side of the product that stops the line releasing any further line or pulling any more line it. I did not hang anything heavy on the line that would have added strain to the line. I had a couple pairs of jeans and a 4 tshirts. The button snapped off and the weight of the clothes pulled more line out. I had to go to the hardware store to buy a wrench type clamp that I used on the other side of the line to stop the gears from releasing more line. It's very frustrating because sometimes the clamp falls off and then I've got a clothesline full of clothes on the floor. So I decided to take it apart to see if I can fix it. It is plastic and there is no way to fix it...I was hoping to see if I could find a replacement part. Then I saw this opportunity to enter my opinions. On a postive note, I have another one like this outside that has been outside for years and has never broken, but I think that product is all all metal. My recomendation would be to make sure you do not buy one with plastic parts or you may hang up all your clothes and then find them all on the floor. In my opinion, this is an expensive item that should not be made of plastic. I'll come back and let you know if I find a plastic replacement part.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love This Product

        By Phyl

        from Florida

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient
        • Ends Lawn Clutter
        • Hidden When Not In Use
        • Keeps Lines Clean

        Cons

        • No Cons From Me

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

        I have had several of these over the years and am thrilled with them. Not having clothes line up all the time, makes for a neat yard and more usable space.

         
        5.0

        love my clothesline.

        By catherine

        from woodbury heights new jersey 08097

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient
        • Powerful
        • Simple Instructions

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

            your sales clerk was very helpful. Will continue to patronise your store.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not well made - lines sag.

            By Trish

            from Virginia Beach, VA

            About Me Homeowner

            Pros

              Cons

              • Weak Function

              Best Uses

                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                This is my fourth Sunline clothesline. First one was of great quality, as I bought more the quality was not as good. The lines sag and you cannot hang clothes on all the lines for this reason. I love the fact that I have fresh smelling clothes, I am just sorry the quality has gotten so cheap.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This is an easy way to save Energy costs

                By Marianela

                from San Antonio, Texas

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Efficient
                • Retractable

                Cons

                • Droops with heavy items

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                I don't have to see a cloth line every time I go to my backyard. No ugly lines when we have backyard parties.

                I save on electrical bill and my cloth smell wonderful.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Great concept, but it let me down

                By GreenGuy

                from Portsmouth,NH

                About Me Homeowner

                Pros

                • Efficient

                Cons

                • Inferior parts

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                I prefer the smell and feel of clothes that air outdoors, what can I say? Basically It was installed so that I could hang my towel and clothes after going to the gym and occasionally a towel after using the hot tub. We bought this less than a year ago at my local hardware store and it has fallen short of my expectations. Initially the tension knob failed, but a friend came up with a temporary solution. Then one by one the lines began to fray, then snap. Guess its back to the hardware store to buy a better quality line! Not at all what I expected…

                 
                4.0

                Well worth it

                By Kay

                from Anderson, CA

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Efficient
                • Simple Instructions

                Cons

                • Lines stretch a little

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                Easy to set up, and gives you a lot of drying space. The lines do stretch/sag a little with heavy articles like bedding, but they can be tightened individually if needed. Overall a great product so far.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Don't buy -- Weak Tension Knob Breaks

                By NoHalo

                from Hood River, OR

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Breaks
                  • Weak Part

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                    It worked great for two years, but the tension knob is a small piece of plastic with a tiny thin spring -- and it easily breaks. There is no way to fix it, no replacement part available and no customer support. You take your chances buying this. It's a lot of money down the drain if the part breaks and there are numerous reviews of this cheap knob breaking on other web sites. Wish a reputable US manufacturer would make a similar product as it would be wonderful if built to last more than a season or two.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    The plastic breaks.

                    By Jay

                    from Los Altos, CA

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                          The plastic tensioning knob broke where it connects to the take-up drum. Now the drum jams against the aluminum cover, rendering the unit all but useless.

                           
                          4.0

                          I'm on my second one.

                          By Mary Lou

                          from Aurora, Colorado

                          About Me Homeowner

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Efficient
                          • Powerful
                          • Simple Instructions

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                            Use 2 times a week. Sometimes does not roll back into casing evenly but that's okey. Made clothes props out of furring strips by cutting notch into wood & then painting with a good enamel paint. This helps shore up lines since tension isn't exact on all lines once you have to fix a line that might break. Holds up well even in our unpredictable windy weather. Love the smell of sunshine in my clothes. Would definitely recommend to others.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Saving Money...outside dryer

                            By Drying in the Wind

                            from Dearborn Hts., MI

                            About Me Homeowner

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Efficient

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                            I have had the type of clothesline for over 20 years and it still works great. The line is going to need to be replaced, but if you take care of it, it will last you many years and a big savings by drying your clothes and household items in the fresh air...I have recommended this item to everyone I know.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy this again and again.

                            By magpie7

                            from Modesto CA

                            About Me Homeowner

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Efficient
                            • Powerful
                            • Simple Instructions

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              This is the second clothes line I have bought. (I bought my first in 1981 and it just broke away from the wall) When I think of how much I have saved and have enjoyed the fresh smell of clothes on the line as well as being "green" it makes my heart sing. Well worth it. I use it several times a week. I use my dryer maybe three times a year. Can't say enough good things about it!!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Buying another one!

                              By Ken

                              from Manchester, CT

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Could retract better

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              We have used the same unit for over twenty five years. I liked it so much we took it with us when we moved. It stays outside all year long in our New England weather. Over the years I had to replace some broken lines, but this is not a very hard task. Yes, it does not always retract evenly on the first try, but with a little patience, it all tucks away. Perhaps the manufacturer could provide individual dividers on the drum to accomplish a more even retraction. I am surprised the tensioner has held up so long. It provides a lot of drying space and does just what we want, retracts, out of sight when we want it.

                               
                              3.0

                              Good concept, marginal quality

                              By Mason

                              from Iowa

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Efficient

                              Cons

                              • Weak Function

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              The bracket on mine finally broke off after only a few years of continuous use. The unit itself is of ok construction, with plastic covered wires and a metal housing, but if the entire thing depends on one flimsy piece of plastic, I'm suprised it's lasted this long. Even so, I'll be finding another way to bolt it to the wall to continue using it, since it is still one of the more efficient clotheslines I've had. Not lightweight.

                               
                              4.0

                              Pretty Good Overall

                              By Martin

                              from Gardnerville, Nevada

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Efficient
                              • Simple Instructions

                              Cons

                              • Weak Function

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              This works pretty well for us, and I'm sure it's paid for itself in energy savings in one summer. I wish that the quality of the retraction mechanism was a little better, but what do you expect for only [$]!? We use it at least once a week in the summer, and, after one year of use, it's still working well. Getting all 5 of the lines to have exactly the same tension / length isn't quite possible, so it's still not aesthetically perfect, but it's quite functional. If the retraction mechanism (spring?) was a little more robust, and the lines were more easily adjusted, I'd give this product 5 stars. Considering that it's only about [$], it's pretty darn good, so I'm going with 4 stars.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Bad Choice

                              By clothes on the ground

                              from Ut

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Retractable

                              Cons

                              • Undependable

                              Best Uses

                              • LAUNDRY

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              This is not what it pretends to be, the tension is undependable, and after only about 10 uses, the cord has broken leaving me short 2 lines with additional tension problems on the remaining lines.

                               
                              4.0

                              This thing works.

                              By GreenerHawaii

                              from Ocean View, HI

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Efficient
                              • Simple Instructions

                              Cons

                              • Doesn't roll up perfectly

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Keep In Laundry Room

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              For the limited space its in this thing is perfect. And with todays electric prices (we live in Hawaii, highest electricity costs in the US) it can save some real money. In our case we're off grid and running a dryer is too energy intensive. My in laws also used one for 30+ years in NJ in a basement, and it worked fine there as well.

                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              hating it.

                              By micjoesmom

                              from North Dakota

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Simple Instructions

                              Cons

                              • Weak Function

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                              I hate this thing. Nothing but headaches. The lines never keep the right tension. It doesn't roll up well at all. And when the heat of the day comes, the lines get droopy and there is my wash on the ground! Ripped it off the walll today. Done.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              One of the best of its kind

                              By joe cool

                              from doral, florida

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Efficient
                              • Powerful
                              • Simple Instructions

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothes Dryer (15-7):

                                Have used this same product for over 30 years, Elegant, its efficient rollup feature provides for not having an unsightly clothesline in the terrace. This will be our third buy.

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