Instructions

SPIN-CLEAN® RECORD WASHER SYSTEM INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for considering the Spin-Clean Record Washer, the world’s largest selling and customer top reviewed record-cleaning device.

SETTING UP YOUR NEW SPIN-CLEAN RECORD WASHER

Getting started is quick and easy…

  1. SPIN-CLEAN® RECORD WASHER 

    1. Remove lid from the SPIN-CLEAN® RECORD WASHER SYSTEM. 

    2. Remove the supplied drying cloths, rollers, and washer fluid. 

    3. PRE-WASH the drying cloths in your washing machine prior to using them. Pre-washing the cloths will make them fluffy and more absorbent for drying your records.

    • If washing other clothes with the drying cloths, wash ONLY with whites, detergent, and bleach. 
    • DO NOT USE ANY fabric softener or dryer sheets. 
    • Cloths are REUSABLE – re-wash as necessary 

4. Your Spin-Clean® kit includes rubber feet to add stability to your basin during cleaning. Simply remove the backing of each rubber foot and affix the adhesive side of each foot to one of the four corner spaces. Press firmly and hold for several seconds to ensure a strong adhesive hold. 

5. Remove the rollers from the supplied package. Insert the rollers into one of the three roller pair positions of the basin. With just a little amount of force, pressing downward, the rollers should snap into place in the slots. To remove them, simply pull and lift underneath the rollers to snap them out of the slots. See table below: 

ROLLER POSITION 

RECORD TYPE 

DISTANCE 

1. Outside 

33 rpm (LP) 

12” 

2. Center 

78 rpm 

10” 

3. Inside 

45 rpm 

7” 

6. Fill the Spin-Clean® Record Washer with distilled water to the indicator line on the inner sidewall of the basin. You can use tap water if distilled water is not available. 

7. Pour the Spin-Clean® Record Washer Fluid concentrate directly over the top of the inserted brushes in the wash basin, using the amounts listed in the following table: 

WASHER FLUID 

CAPFULS 

4 oz. 

2 

8 oz. 

2 

16 oz. 

2 

32 oz. 

1 

The Spin-Clean Record Washer Fluid encapsulates the dirt and forces it to the bottom of the basin, preventing it from being re-deposited onto the record. The bright yellow color of the Spin-Clean® Record Washer basin allows you to easily see the dirt collecting at the bottom when you are done cleaning. 

Each time you prepare the unit for a cleaning session, the bath will clean 20-50 records. The actual number of records will vary depending on how dirty your records are. 

8. Insert your record into the Spin-Clean® Record Washer. 

9. Rotate the record three times clockwise and then three times counterclockwise. For optimal record rotation, it’s best to spin the record with the inside of your palms or fingers, with your hands placed at around the 10 and 2 o’clock positions. Attempting to pinch and spin the record with one hand will add fingerprints to the vinyl and uneven weight distribution to the rollers. 

10. Carefully remove and wipe the record with the pre-washed reusable drying cloth in a CLOCKWISE CIRCULAR MOTION. 

11. Once thoroughly and completely dried using the included Spin-Clean Drying Cloths (there is no need for additional air drying), your record is ready to be played or returned to its sleeve. We recommend using a new inner sleeve. 

WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED CLEANING YOUR RECORDS:

12. Remove the brushes from the basin, rinsing THOROUGHLY with warm water, press out any excess liquid, and let them AIR DRY on top of the unit. We DO NOT RECOMMEND leaving the brushes in the unit filled with solution unless you are washing records. 

We recommend a “cleaning session” where you set aside a period of time and clean as many records from a single basin filling. If you choose to fill the unit and only clean a few records, you can save the solution in the basin with the lid on, for up to ONE WEEK – but you MUST remove the brushes, rinse thoroughly with warm water, press out any excess liquid, and permit them to AIR DRY – only returning the brushes to the basin in the solution when you are ready to clean records again. 

13. If you are NOT saving the washing solution to use again, remove the brushes, thoroughly rinse with warm water, and press out excess liquid and leave the brushes to AIR DRY on top of the unit. 

14. Discard solution and thoroughly rinse basin and rollers with warm water and again, thoroughly AIR DRY. 

15. Once all components are dry, place clean rollers and brushes back into the unit, which is now ready for your next cleaning session. 

Thank you for purchasing the SPIN-CLEAN® Record Washer System.
Proudly manufactured and hand assembled in the USA since 1975. 

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    If you have a Spin-Clean Anti-Static Record Brush, you can see how to use it by the demonstration in this video:

    Thank you for purchasing your SPIN CLEAN® Record Washer kit.

    Proudly manufactured and hand assembled in the USA since 1975.