Laundry System

Updated 2/1/2016

Laundry System Provider

Laundry equipment in the Westmont residence halls is provided and maintained by WASH Laundry Systems Logo




Report Problems to WASH Laundry - ALWAYS have the machine ID (Washer/Dryer/AVS)

Phone: 1-800-421-6897

On line

"Fix Laundry" app


About the Smart Chip on the Card

The value is stored on the actual “Smart Chip” on your card, and it is important not to lose the chip if it comes off your card. Value still on your chip can only be retrieved and refunded if you have the actual chip! Please note there is nothing WASH Laundry Systems or Westmont College can do to restore value if you have lost the smart chip.


Purchase Card or Add Value at "Add-Value-Stations" (AVS)

The Laundry Card costs $3, which is deducted one time only when you first purchase it.

* Kerr Student Center lounge entrance
* Campus Post Office lobby
* Van Kampen Hall laundry room
* Page Hall front stairwell on ground floor
(Campus Map).
The AVS accepts $5, $10, and $20 bills. It does not accept $1 bills, and they can jam the machine!

There is an additional AVS at the Ocean View Apartments. This AVS takes all credit cards and takes debit cards with a VISA or MasterCard logo. The Ocean View AVS does NOT accept cash.


Washers and Dryers located in all Residence Halls / Prices

2015-16 Academic Year Prices: Wash $1.50 and Dry $1.25 per load. When you use a washer or dryer in the residence halls, the required value is deducted from your chip to activate the machine (when available from your balance).


Recommended Detergent

Washers are front-loading and require liquid detergent. High Effeciency detergents with the h-e logo are best. Whatever liquid detergent you use, you can use 1/4 to 1/2 of the amount the package says to and your laundry will come out great while you save money!

High Effeciency logo


Checking your balance

You can also check the balance on your card on any AVS, washer, or dryer, simply by inserting your card. The maximum value you can store on your card is $50. The machine will not add value iif the bill you insert would take you above that maximum, and will return the bill instead.