Pedal Powered Washing Machine

Convert an electric washing machine to pedal power

If you’re dreaming of going off-grid, or you just want a fun project, this is for you! All you need is a failed, irreparable electric washing machine and an old bike!

Pedal Powered Washing Machine

Nope – it’s not about upcycling or repurposing. It’s about turning an electric appliance into one that is human powered! This project may depend on the type of defect you have with your washing machine but you can basically do it by hooking it up with a bicycle.

By converting your electric appliance into a pedal powered machine you save on electricity and water while helping the environment and yourself as you exercise yourself to a healthier life. Get the family ‘on their bike’ until the load is done  :)

It can even help you minimise your total water consumption since you are the one running the machine. You can reuse water from your laundry to water your plants, clean your backyard or your car.

Learn all about how this electric washing machine was made human-powered by heading over to the article linked below.

Is this a better idea than buying a new washing machine for you?


  • Used Bicycle
  • Timber
  • Timber Pallet
  • Steel Frames
  • 10mm Nuts


  • Welding Machine
  • Angle Grinder
  • Cordless Drill
  • Saw

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Thanks to The Green Lever for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here




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