Swish Wash Launderette

Halstead 

aboutus

Self-service launderette

Opening hours: 7am - 8pm

Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Address: 13 The Centre, High Street, Halstead, CO9 2AJ

Parking: On street parking usually available at all times, see restrictions on street signs.

 

How to use the machines 

 

All machines now accept 10p, 20p 50p, £1 and £2 coins.

What you 

need

COINS

All machines accept 10p, 20p 50p, £1 and £2 coins. Please note that machines do not accept the old-style £1 coins.

DETERGENT

We recommend that you bring your own detergent plus fabric softener if desired. There is a detergent dispenser in the launderette opposite washer 18. Insert 50p and 20p then slide quickly to get detergent packet.

No food or drink is allowed

Please take all rubbish home to recycle

If leaving the launderette whilst your washing is in a machine, please return within 45 minutes.

Last wash at 7pm. Water will be automatically cut off from the machine after 8pm.

At 8pm, the door will automatically lock. You can leave, but not re-enter, so please ensure you take everything with you. 

How to use the machines

 

Washers

Machines W1, W2 & W3

Load: 13kg/132ltr

Price: £5.50 per wash

Coins accepted: 10p, 20p 50p £1 and £2 coins

  • Pre-sort your laundry 

  • Check that the drum is empty & clean

  • Select Hot, Warm, Synthetic (all 40 mins) or Cold by pressing in the appropriate button

  • Load clothes

  • Add your detergent into hopper or drum

  • If using soap nuts, place these directly into the drum

  • Close door before inserting coins

  • Slowly & gently insert coins to the value of £5.50

  • Watch screen register each coin before inserting the next one

  • The last coin registering will start the selected programme

  • Wait for cycle to finish 

  • When red light has gone out, press red button on door handle to open door.

 

These machines will start if overpaid, but will not give change.

 

If you are having problems with the machine, please check our FAQs for quick troubleshooting. 

 

For urgent queries, to speak to an engineer or for an out of hours advisor, please call 01787 476272 stating you are in Halstead launderette using machines W1, W2 or W3.

Machines W4 - W9

Load: 7kg/73ltr

Price: £3.50 per wash

Coins accepted: 10p, 20p 50p £1 and £2 coins

  • Pre-sort your laundry 

  • Check that the drum is empty & clean

  • Select Hot, Warm, Synthetic (all 30 mins) or Cold by pressing in the appropriate button

  • Load clothes

  • Add your detergent into hopper or drum

  • If using soap nuts, place these directly into the drum

  • Close door before inserting coins

  • Slowly & gently insert coins to the value of £3.50

  • Watch screen register each coin before inserting the next one

  • The last coin registering will start the selected programme

  • Wait for cycle to finish 

  • When red light has gone out, press red button on door handle to open door.

These machines will start if overpaid, but will not give change.

 

If you are having problems with the machine, please check our FAQs for quick troubleshooting. 

For urgent queries, to speak to an engineer or for an out of hours advisor, please call 01787 476272 stating you are in Halstead launderette using machines W4 - W9

Machine W10 & W11

Load: 18kg/165ltr

Price: £7.00 per wash

Coins accepted: 10p, 20p 50p £1 and £2 coins

  • Pre-sort your laundry 

  • Check that the drum is empty & clean

  • Press "Select (P)" to change programme from "5" cold to "6" Rinse & Spin to "1" Hot etc

  • Load clothes

  • Add your detergent into hopper or drum

  • If using soap nuts, place these directly into the drum

  • Close door before inserting coins

  • Insert coins to £7.00

  • Watch screen register each coin before inserting the next one

  • The last coin registering will start the selected programme

  • When time screen shows "0.00", pull handle to open door.

If you are having problems with the machine, please check our FAQs for quick troubleshooting. 

 

For urgent queries, to speak to an engineer or for an out of hours advisor, please call 01787 476272 stating you are in Halstead launderette using machines W10 or W11.

Dryers 

Machines D1 - D6

Price: We advise a minimum of £1 to run the shortest dry cycle.

Coins accepted: 10p, 20p 50p £1 and £2 coins

  • Check care labels on clothing

  • Select dryer temperature by rotating knob

  • Check that drum is empty & clean 

  • Close door before inserting coins​

  • Slowly & gently insert coins

  • Watch the screen register each coin before inserting next coin

  • Usually insert at least £1.50

  • A minimum of 50p must be inserted to start the drier (the light will come on)

  • Insert more coins at any time to get a longer drying time

  • The last 2 minutes are "cool-down"

  • Wait for dry cycle to finish 

  • Open door to collect dry washing 

 

If you are having problems with the machine, please check our FAQs for quick troubleshooting. 

 

For urgent queries, to speak to an engineer or for an out of hours advisor, please call 01787 476272 stating you are in Halstead launderette using machines D1 - D6. 

Machines D7 & D8

Price: At least 50p to start. We advise min £1 to run the shortest dry cycle (10 mins).

Coins accepted: 10p, 20p 50p £1 and £2 coins

Where machines are stacked on top of each other (7 and 8), the left hand control is for the top dryer (7) and the right hand control is for the bottom dryer (8).

  • Check care labels on clothing

  • Select drier temperature on the touch pad

  • Check that drum is empty & clean 

  • Close door before inserting coins​

  • Slowly & gently insert coins

  • Watch the screen register each coin before inserting next coin

  • Usually insert at least £1.50 for 15 minutes

  • Insert coins to the desired length of dry (we advise a minimum of £1 / 10 minutes)

  • A minimum of 50p must be inserted to start the drier 

  • Insert more coins at any time to get a longer drying time

  • The last 2 minutes are "cool-down"​

  • Wait for dry cycle to finish 

  • Open door to collect dry washing 

 

If you are having problems with the machine, please check our FAQs for quick troubleshooting. 

 

For urgent queries, to speak to an engineer or for an out of hours advisor, please call 01787 476272 stating you are in Halstead launderette using machine D7 or D8.

Contact

For urgent issues such as a machine failure, damage to property or clothing or out-of-hours assistance, please call 01787 476272. 

 

Please be aware that we do not have frequent access to voicemail messages so if there is no answer, please text or call again to speak to an engineer who will be able to assist you over the phone.