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5-Line Retractable Clothesline

Item#: 17145-1  | Customer Reviews: 2 of 5 (8 reviews)

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Embrace the feel of the beautiful outdoors for your laundry with this 5-Line Retractable Dryer with 170' of line space.

Embrace the feel of the beautiful outdoors for your laundry with this 5-Line Retractable Dryer with 170' of line space.
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HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS 5-Line Retractable Clothesline embraces the feel of the beautiful outdoors for your laundry. Benefiting from Nature's energy, clothes and linens dry naturally on a massive 170 ft of line space.  This 5-line system extends to 34' and releases easily for smooth retraction into a protective aluminum case that keeps the line dry and clean.  A tightening knob keeps lines taut and tangle free.  Its lightweight and heavy-duty construction make this full size retractable line perfect for outdoor or indoor use. Mount it on a wall outdoors, in the garage or basement, or on the porch.  Use the 3-Piece Post Assembly (#42-0, sold separately) if another place to mount it isn't handy!  Be environmentally and economically intentional and delight in the freshness of line-dried laundry.  Go on—make Grandma proud.


  • 5-line Dryer + 2 lag screws for mounting (to wood)
  • Receiver Bracket + 2 screws (3/8 inch) for mounting
Alternate hardware for other surfaces may be purchased at your local or specialty hardware store.

  • 5-line retractable clothesline with light weight and heavy duty construction, use indoors or outdoors
  • Aluminum casing keeps clothesline clean and dry
  • Extends to 34 ft, 170 ft of drying space
  • Large knob keeps lines taut and tangle free
  • Smaller knob locks clothesline and releases easily for retraction
  • Can be mounted on a wall outdoors, in the garage, basement or laundry room
  • Mounting Distance: 32.125 inches apart, but always measure your specific unit before mounting


Color: White
Dimensions: 6.5h x 36.5w x 8d inch / 16.5 x 92.7 x 20.3 cm
Weight Capacity: (per line) 12-15 lbs / (overall) approx. 50 lbs

How to Tighten Lines

There are 2 knobs on the sides of the case. Tighten the lines with knob that looks like a gear (knob B), and then turn the smooth knob on the other side of the case (knob A) to lock the lines. If just one line is off, you can remove the cover on the handle (pop off the end cap and the cover slides off) and retie lines one at a time (just make sure it is retied the same way it was tied the first time).

There will be some sag in clotheslines always. They should never be so tight that there is no give. We do recommend installing the unit 6 feet high to account for dip. There are also things likes clothesline props, which are used with many free standing models to help hold up longer lines.

Set Up Options

The 15-7 has 2 set-up options.  Which you choose, and how your space is laid out, will decide if you need to purchase the #42-0 Assembly Pole in addition to the retractable dryer.

Option 1: Wallmount Dryer and Receiver Bracket

Mount the dryer and the receiver bracket to opposite flat surfaces, i.e., walls.  Just make sure the wall materials are strong enough to support the weight of the dryer, lines, and wet clothes!  Visit your local hardware store to find the appropriate hardware (bolts, screws, etc.) for your mounting surface.

Common installations: Basements, Laundry rooms, Porch

Option 2: Combination Wallmount Dryer and Free-Standing Receiver Bracket

When a second wall isn't available, the #42-0 assembly pole (sold separately from the dryer or with the #157420 set) can be used to anchor the receiving bracket.  Again, the main unit should be mounted to a strong wall or strong wooden post (as in a sturdy deck railing). The assembly post is only used to mount the receiving bracket, which is included in the #15-7.

Common Installations: Outdoors, Decks, Patios, Yards


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  • Great Product

    3 of 5   Posted by: Gail on 06/05/2020

    It arrived with a pretty good size dent in it. It probably happened in the shipping and handling and not while the product was made so it's probably not a fair review.

  • Great Product

    4 of 5   Posted by: DougM on 03/01/2020

    My first unit worked successfully for almost 10 years. I had to replace the lines twice in that time, carefully holding the spindle with a screwdriver. The first time I tried the metal core vinyl covered lines, which helped keep lines from stretching and sagging, but retraction was always a bit challenging. For my third set, I went back to the standard poly/nylon core. When we recently moved to a new location, I left the old unit behind and bought a new one. After one use it no longer retracts properly. Either the spring broke or the break fails to engage. I hope the replacement for this works as well as my first one.

  • So disappointed

    1 of 5   Posted by: Nettester71 on 06/06/2018

    My locking knob broke. The whole thing is plastic. How do you expect to have plastic hold the weight of 5 lines of wet clothes. I'm out 70. Ordered on Amazon and nothing they will do.

    HHE Reply:
    Hello. I'm sorry to hear that. Please give our customer service a call at 1-800-922-5524 with your Amazon receipt. We'll be able to look into what's going on. The knob is plastic, but the case and handle are all painted aluminum. Again, please give us a call.
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