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 

 

What you 

need

COINS

Most machines accept £1 coins only. Washer 10 also accepts 10p, 20p, 50p and £2 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

Machine 10

Load: 16kg/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 touch pad to right of cycle indicator to change to "A" hot, "B" warm, "C" cool, "D" gentle, "E" rinse & spin 

  • 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

  • Always check that each coin registers - you will be able to see this on the screen as the price counts down

  • Press 'Start'

  • The machine will then run the selected wash cycle

  • When indicator moves to the door symbol, pull handle to open.

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 10.

Machines 11 & 12

Load: 13kg/132ltr

Price: £5.00 per wash

Coins accepted: £1 coins only

  • 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

  • Insert 5 x £1 coins

  • Always check that each coin registers

  • The machine will then run the selected wash cycle

  • Wait for cycle to finish 

  • When red light has gone out, press red button on door 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 11 or 12. 

Machines 13 - 20

Load: 7kg/73ltr

Price: £3.00 per wash

Coins accepted: £1 coins only

  • 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

  • Insert 3 x £1 coins

  • Always check that each coin registers

  • The machine will then run the selected wash cycle

  • Wait for cycle to finish 

  • When red light has gone out, press red button on door 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 13 - 20.

Dryers 

Machines 1 - 6

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

Coins accepted: £1 coins only

  • Check care labels on clothing

  • Select dryer temperature by rotating knob

  • Check that drum is empty & clean 

  • Close door before inserting coins​

  • Check that your £1 coin isn't damaged

  • Put £1 into coin slot

  • Rotate knob clockwise about 1/4 turn and release

  • You will hear the £1 coin drop

  • Light will come on (If light does not come on, your coin didn't drop, so twiddle the knob until coin drops)

  • Press and hold start button for 3 seconds, then release

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

  • 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 1 - 6. 

Contact

In the event of a machine fault, urgent issue or out-of-hours assistance, please

call 01787 476272.  

For non-urgent matters, email for a response within 48 hours.

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