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Argh - how to untangle a rotary washing line?

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Hi guys!
I've somehow managed to completely tangle my rotary washing line whilst taking the cover off. After 30mins trying to untangle it, it's just so much worse and won't open at all.
Any adivce on how I can fix it? I really can't afford a new one!!
Thanks xx :beer:

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  • Untie it at one end, unravel it carefully and then string it again. A long job, unfortunately.

    IF you can get a cheap replacement line, it might be easier just to cut it off. DON'T do this unless you have the line already AND are sure it's long enough. I spotted some in Poundland right after I paid a deeply grudged £8 for replacement line at Homebase (my old line had rotted through)-after I'd visited several stores already and been told my only option was a new dryer. But I don't know if they're selling it now.
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  • laurel7172 wrote: »
    Untie it at one end, unravel it carefully and then string it again. A long job, unfortunately.

    IF you can get a cheap replacement line, it might be easier just to cut it off. DON'T do this unless you have the line already AND are sure it's long enough. I spotted some in Poundland right after I paid a deeply grudged £8 for replacement line at Homebase (my old line had rotted through)-after I'd visited several stores already and been told my only option was a new dryer. But I don't know if they're selling it now.
    I had to do that too - takes ages...
  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    Hi,

    it's therapeutic,

    if you have to restring, start at the outside, then when you run out of string, you only have a wee bit left in the middle.
    Y'all take care now.
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    Sorry - couldn't resist. :D

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  • I get this job all the time,
    Start: Turn it upside down so all the lines dangle free. Remember that the lines can not inter-twine in a true fashion as they are all connected. The usual nest is caused by the outer lines being caught OVER TH TOP of the arms. Shake the !!!!!! violently, and then try and separate the arms bit by bit. Lift each arm and retrain the cords back over the top, (which is now the bottom, cos its upside down). On the other hand, you could just go buy a new one.
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