WASHING MACHINES

Like other Thor laundry machines, SoftLine earns high marks for its energy efficiency. Thor,s latest washer offers outstanding cleaning, while consuming nearly 70 % less water and 65 % less electricity than standard washing machines. For the average American family, this means a annual savings of 600 kilowatt hours of electricity and enough water to fill a typical backyard pool; nearly 14,000 gallons.

Thor Appliance Company - offering washer, washer dryers, and other compact appliances.
Holding nearly 15 lbs of laundry, the newly designed SoftLine by Thor can handle more towels, sheets and clothing than any other combo washer dryer available.

You'll never transfer laundry again with the Thor combo washer dryer. This energy-efficient and amazingly quiet laundry machine offers all the cleaning power of a full-size washer, in a compact combo washer dryer combination. Thor offers all the features you'd expect in a premium laundry machine, in a size that fits your home.

The APEX laundry system may be installed in a side-by-side or stackable configuration.

Ading manufacturer of compact laundry machines, announced today that its new APEX stackable washer dryer has received the Award for Design Excellence (ADEX), from Design Journal Magazine.

Thor Appliance Company, a Los Angeles, CA-based manufacturer and retailer of specialty appliances, unveiled on Wednesday its new front-load washer SoftLine laundry system, reportedly the largest capacity washer dryer combination machine available in North America.

Your Thor washer/dryer comes with a standard three-prong plug and operates on 110 volt household appliances current.

Thor's unique portability kit allows for easy hookup at virtually any household appliances faucet.

The next generation of Thor laundry machines are 58 percent more efficient than standard laundry equipment available today, saving an average household 14,000 gallons of water annually. Thor's ultra-efficient front-loading design and high-speed spin cycle allows it to clean and dry as thoroughly as standard household appliances, while significantly reducing energy consumption.

Beginning with the introduction of a newly designed washer dryer combination, Thor Appliance Company plans to rollout a complete line of new laundry products in the next six month.

Like other Thor laundry machines, SoftLine earns high marks for its energy efficiency. Thor,s latest washer offers outstanding cleaning, while consuming nearly 70 % less water and 65 % less electricity than standard washing machines. For the average American family, this means a annual savings of 600 kilowatt hours of electricity and enough water to fill a typical backyard pool; nearly 14,000 gallons.

Thor Appliance Company - Portable Installation
Thor's Uniquely Portable Washer/Dryer
With Thor's ingenious portable washing machine, even the smallest of apartments now have space for a complete laundry system. With a Thor portable washing machine, you need only a household faucet and standard 110V outlet to both wash and dry a complete load of laundry.
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Thors newly designed portable washing machine delivers the quick, seamless installation option you've been searching for. Best of all, when you order a portable Thor washer/dryer, your machine arrives with the portable kit completely installed and ready for connection.

Washer Specific Design Thor portable kits are designed specifically for the rigors of washing machine use. Many washer/dryer retailers offer off-the-shelf dishwasher connection kits not appropriate for the wear and tear of laundry machine use.

With the introduction of the Thor clothes dryer combo, a Thor product is again changing the way Americans wash clothes. While this latest Thor appliance may never grace the floor of the Smithsonian, it should make life just a little easier. And that's what innovation has always been about.

Thor Launches Largest Capacity clothes Dryer Available in North America
The company says SoftLine offers a variety of space-saving advantages over laundry machines with similar capacities. As an all-in-one machine measuring 23-in wide by 33-in tall and requiring no dryer vent, Thor said it can fit where traditional laundry appliances cannot.

Wash and Dry Action - Thor's wash and dry action rotates in both directions to ensure clothes leave the wash cycle clean, and the dry cycle warm and dry. Take a moment to view Thor's unique tumble action.

Inventor of first electrically powered clothes washer to unveil new line of laundry machines


including a selection of ultra-efficient front-loading washing machines. "Once we realized the Thor brand was still familiar to many consumers, the decision to reintroduce the brand was simple,"

Order online direct from Thor! See how easy it is to add a Thor washer/dryer to your home or apartment.

Every Thor Combo Washer Dryer exceeds tough ENERGY STAR efficiency standards. Learn more about Thor's commitment to building energy-efficient laundry products.

Unbeatable Versatility - Thor APEX is perfect for last minute washing, a quick wrinkle release in the dryer, or a full weekend of laundry. No other laundry solution gives you so many options.

Thor Appliance Company, a leading manufacturer of compact laundry machines, announced today that its new APEX stackable washer dryer has received the Award for Design Excellence (ADEX), from Design Journal Magazine.
Take a closer look at Thor's unique laundry shelf The APEX laundry system fits together seamlessly in a stackable configuration.

But choosing efficiency should never mean sacrificing performance. Thor washer dryers combine ultra-efficiency with the cleaning power that can only be found in a name as experienced as Thor. In fact, Thor's front-loading design gets clothes noticeably cleaner than standard top-loading machines, and is gentler on fabrics.

Best of all, Thor's front-load washer design eliminates the agitator found in conventional top-loaders. Clothing is tumbled rather than agitated resulting is less shrinking and pilling. Tumble action offered by front load washers treats clothes gently and can extend fabric life by over 50%.

On average, Thor's annual energy cost for single household appliances use is 75 percent less than a typical stand-alone washer and dryer set.

Widely hailed as one of the top ten inventions of the last century, Thor washers quickly became a staple in American households, thus establishing the Thor brand as a symbol of quality and innovation. Like many new products of its time, the Thor Washer made life easier by taking much of the labor out of a once arduous task. A machine could now handle the washing duties, freeing up many hours that before were spent scrubbing laundry.
filing of the Thor washer/dryer represents the first time the Thor name has appeared on a laundry machine in over three decades. "We chose to introduce the washer dryer first because it is a truly unique product and best represents the spirit of innovation Thor has come to symbolize," said Lee.

including a selection of ultra-efficient front-loading washing machines. "Once we realized the Thor brand was still familiar to many consumers, the decision to reintroduce the brand was simple,"

What Sets Thor Portable Washer/Dryers Apart?

Factory Installed Thor factory-installed portable kits are ready for use right out of the box. Other washer/dryer brands ship their portable kits separately, requiring customer assembly and installation.


APEX washing machine and dryer specifications

Thor Apex washing machine.
Washer Specific Design Thor portable kits are designed specifically for the rigors of washing machine use. Many washer/dryer retailers offer off-the-shelf dishwasher connection kits not appropriate for the wear and tear of laundry machine use.

APEX is the first laundry system to offer two independent clothes dryers, by combining a washer/dryer combination with a stand-alone 220 volt dryer.


Many improvements have been made since the invention of the first Thor machine. The clothes washer featured in the original Thor has been replaced by a high-speed spin cycle, and automatic dryers have made clotheslines all but obsolete. But the Thor commitment to value and innovation continues to this.


The SoftLine machines reportedly consume almost 70-percent less water and 65-percent less electricity than standard washing machines. According to the company, this means an annual savings of 600 kilowatt hours of electricity for the average U.S. home and enough water to fill a typical backyard pool -- nearly 14,000 gal.

Factory Installed – Thor factory-installed portable kits are ready for use right out of the box. Other washer/dryer brands ship their portable kits separately, requiring customer assembly and installation.

Solid Drain Connection – With Thor’s portable kit, the drain line connects directly to your faucet, ensuring water ends up where it’s supposed to - in your sink. Other portable washer/dryers awkwardly hook the drain hose over the side of the sink, risking overspray or even flooding.

Washer Specific Design – Thor portable kits are designed specifically for the rigors of washing machine use. Many washer/dryer retailers offer off-the-shelf dishwasher connection kits not appropriate for the wear and tear of laundry machine use.

High-Quality Casters – Thor portable machines use rugged Shepherd brand locking caster wheels to ensure a solid footing.
Dual Drying Power - The only laundry system with two independent dryers, APEX does double-duty to help you finish your wash in record time. Expanded Capacity - The Thor APEX offers the additional capacity of a 220 volt vented dryer, in compact 24" size that fits even the tightest of spaces. Energy Star Efficiency -The APEX continues Thor's legacy of providing a full line of efficient ENERGY STAR rated laundry machines.

Thor Laundry Pedestal Now you can raise any Thor model laundry combo washer dryer machine 12" off the floor for easier loading and unloading. The new pedestal fits both Thor washer-dryer models and the new Apex stackable washer dryer set.


Simple Under-Counter Hook up

Measuring size of a standard dishwasher, Thor Washer/Dryers install quickly under a standard kitchen counter.

Remarkable Versatility

Thor's compact size allows for creative installation options throughout the home. Thor machines have become a part of living rooms, bathrooms and even bedrooms.

Aproved for safety

Thor's ETL safety certifiction for built-in use ensures safe operation in any room of the house.
Perfect for folding and sorting laundry, Thor's unique slide-out laundry shelf installs easily between the APEX stackable washer dryer set. When not in use, this solid shelf slides conveniently out of the way.

Construction - With its front loading design and condensate dry system, the Thor Stackable Washer Dryer is constructed a little differently than standard laundry machines. Take a quick tour of the Thor Washer/Dryer from the inside.


Gentle Cleaning - Thor's unique front-loading Turbo-Roll washer system delivers the perfect combination of water and detergent, resulting in superior soil and stain removal.



Thor Installation Instructions (Page 2)

Attaching Hoses (continued)
If you purchased a SoftLine model Thor, connect hoses directly to water value on back of machine (pressure reducers not required). Be sure that the bent or "elbow" end is attached to the machine and not attached to the water source.
Ensure that the hot water connection hose is attached to the hot water source and vise versa. If hoses are switched, your Thor washer/dryer will not dry correctly. The hot and cold water connections are illustrated at right.
Thor Appliance Company, a Los Angeles, CA-based manufacturer and retailer of specialty household appliances, unveiled on Wednesday its new front-loading SoftLine(R) laundry system, reportedly the largest capacity washer dryer combo available in North America.
Using a standard screwdriver, remove the large bolt located top-center on the rear of the machine. The round washer held in place by the packing bolt should also be removed. (See Photo) Note; newer SoftLine model washer/dryers may include a metal bar across the top-rear of the machine. This bar is a packing brace and must also be removed before operation.).
Next, remove the two remaining bolts located on the middle-left and middle-right side on the back of the machine. (See Photo).
The newest Thor washer dryer is designed primarily for apartments, condominiums or small homes. Built to be practically silent during operation and incorporating a patented condensate dry system that offers complete dying without a vent, the laundry machine may be installed virtually anywhere in the home.

Built-in Installation

Thor's unique all-in-one design offers the installation options you've been searching for. Incorporate a Thor Washer/Dryer into your kitchen with easy under-counter installation, or make use of extra closet space with quick free-standing hook up. See how easily a Thor Washer/Dryer can become a part of your home.

Simple Under-Counter Hook up

Measuring size of a standard dishwasher, Thor Washer/Dryers install quickly under a standard kitchen counter.

Remarkable Versatility

Thor's compact size allows for creative installation options throughout the home. Thor machines have become a part of living rooms, bathrooms and even bedrooms.
The SoftLine machines reportedly consume almost 70-percent less water and 65-percent less electricity than standard washing machines. According to the company, this means an annual savings of 600 kilowatt hours of electricity for the average U.S. home and enough water to fill a typical backyard pool -- nearly 14,000 gal.

Factory Installed – Thor factory-installed portable kits are ready for use right out of the box. Other washer/dryer brands ship their portable kits separately, requiring customer assembly and installation.

Solid Drain Connection – With Thor’s portable kit, the drain line connects directly to your faucet, ensuring water ends up where it’s supposed to - in your sink. Other portable washer/dryers awkwardly hook the drain hose over the side of the sink, risking overspray or even flooding.

Washer Specific Design – Thor portable kits are designed specifically for the rigors of washing machine use. Many washer/dryer retailers offer off-the-shelf dishwasher connection kits not appropriate for the wear and tear of laundry machine use.

High-Quality Casters – Thor portable machines use rugged Shepherd brand locking caster wheels to ensure a solid footing.
Solid Drain Connection With Thor's portable kit, the drain line connects directly to your faucet, ensuring water ends up where it's supposed to - in your sink. Other portable washing machine awkwardly hook the drain hose over the side of the sink, risking overspray or even flooding.

Thor Installation Instructions

The following instructions will guide you through the installation of your Thor washer/dryer. These step-by-step instructions apply to both the standard Thor and SoftLine Large capacity models.

Unpacking
Uncrate your Thor washer/dryer and remove all packing materials.
Check to ensure your Thor was not damaged during shipment. If you notice damage, please phone customer service at (877) 877-0540 for assistance.

Removing Packing Bolts

Your Thor comes with three packing bolts (located on back of machine), to help stabilize the washer drum during transit. These braces must be removed before the machine is operated.
January 17, 2001 Thor Appliance Company, inventor of the first electrically powered washing machine in 1907, announced today that it will reintroduce its historic Thor brand next week when it unveils a new line of laundry appliances.

Attaching Hoses

Your Thor Washer/Dryer comes with two connection hoses (for hot and cold water). Hoses are stored in the washer drum during shipping.
Water connections are located on the top-right corner, on the back of the machine.
Thor's standard machine comes with pressure reducers that should be attached before hoses are installed. If you purchased a SoftLine machine, you will not need to install these pressure reducers.
Input hoses should be attached only after pressure reducers are installed on the hot and cold water valve (see photo). Be sure that the bent or "elbow" end is attached to the reducers and not attached to the water source.
The only laundry system offering two separate clothes dryer, the compact APEX is designed for use in condominiums, apartments and small homes, where space is at a minimum.
SoftLine Up Close Take a closer look at SoftLine and see why it's the fastest selling clothes dryer combination in North America. Click on any image for a close-up view.

Thor's sensibly designed control panel includes easy grip clothes dryer knobs for simple error-free operation.


Connecting Drain Line

Your Thor washer/dryer comes standard with a corrugated drain hose for use with standpipe or basin style washer drains.
Drain hose should be installed a minimum of 28 inches off the ground and a maximum of 40 inches off the ground. Higher or lower drain installation will cause water to siphon back into washer tub.
If drain source is below the 28 inch minimum, arch drain hose through clip on back of Thor machine (see photo). This will achieve the minimum height requirement and prevent siphoning. Installation above the 40 inch maximum is not recommended.

Electrical Connection
Your Thor washer/dryer comes with a standard three-prong plug and operates on 110 volt household current.
Taking It Easy

The original Thor, seen here in a 1909 advertisement, took much of the labor out of clothes washer.

Thor changed forever the way Americans wash clothes when it invented the first
electrically powered clothes washer.



Flexibility - Designed to fit your home
Ventless design allows for installation in practically any room of the house.
Ultra-silent operation provides peace and quiet throughout the home.
Compact size allows for under-counter installation.
Portability kit offers easy sink hook-up and roll-away storage.

Designed to Fit Your Home

Finally, a home laundry machine built for the way you live. With its smooth lines and ultra-quiet operation, the versatile Thor washer/dryer is comfortable in any room of the home.



Portable

Thor's unique portability kit allows for easy hookup at virtually any household faucet. And with an optional wheel kit, you can even store it in a nearby closet when not in use.

Built-in

Under-counter installation is simple with Thor's unique ventless condensate dry system. A standard 110 volt outlet, water connection and drain line is all that's required.

Thor's unique all-in-one design offers the installation options you've been searching for. Incorporate a Thor Washer/Dryer into your kitchen with easy under-counter installation, or make use of extra closet space with quick free-standing hook up. See how easily a Thor Washer/Dryer can become a part of your home.