Computer and Receipt Printer Setup


Thermal receipt paper roll size:  3-1/8″ wide x 230′ long

We recommend the RCT15WH thermal receipt paper from Cleaner’s Supply because it has terms & conditions for drop-off laundry services pre-printed on the back!


Click the image below to enlarge the Quickstart Guide:

Standard Edition Quickstart Guide


Although it looks like a telephone line, the cash drawer cable (see image below) is actually wired differently inside than a telephone line and cannot be substituted. The cash drawer cable is 4′ long. If you need a longer cable for your cash drawer, please contact Wash-Dry-Fold POS and we will help you find a suitable replacement.

Cash drawer cable

Magstripe Reader Setup

The following instructions are only for those who purchased the Magnetic Strip Reader (MSR) for CCI FasCard, LaundryCard, or SpyderWash loyalty card integration purposes. This device is not for processing credit cards and does not replace the CardPointe Integrated Terminal which requires its own internet connection.

How to attach the magnetic stripe reader to the side of your monitor.

Credit Card Reader Setup (CardPointe Integrated Terminal)

Your CardPointe Integrated Terminal should be connected to your router so that it has its own internet connection.

It does not plug into your Wash-Dry-Fold POS computer, although the two devices do communicate with each other over the internet.

Connect the device to an internet connection first, and then plug in its power.

If you only have one Ethernet cable going to your service counter from a back office router, a device called an Ethernet Switch can be used under the counter to provide additional connections so that both your WDF POS computer and your credit card reader can be connected to the internet:

Alternatively, if you already have two Ethernet cables going to your service counter then an RJ45 coupler could be used to connect your credit card reader:

Your CardPointe Integrated Terminal comes with some small screws which are used to secure the data cable (only two are needed):

Connection Status

The CardPointe Integrated Terminal uses the words Connected and Disconnected to indicate the device’s connection status to the payment processor, CardConnect.

If your terminal says “Disconnected” then please power down the device, make sure it has a good internet connection, and then power it on again.

You can also perform a hard reset by pressing the yellow < button and the .,#* button at the same time.




Weight Scale Setup

Check the box for: USB cable, serial cable, and USB power adapter

USB cable goes into the port labeled “USB/PWR” and serial cable goes into the port labeled “RS232”

Your computer will come with a black serial adapter cable


Location of power supply for weight scale

Location of weight scale power supply

The location of your weight scale’s USB power adapter is easy to overlook.  Be sure to check for this small white box tucked in the foam padding of your scale’s package.









Configuring your scale

Your scale might say “Initial Setup GEO Code” the first time you turn it on.  Use the chart found on your scale’s printed instruction sheet in the box to find your appropriate GeoCal Location code for your location and enter it here using the up and down arrows, then select “Exit”:

On the right-hand side of your scale’s display is a keypad with arrows.  In the center is the Enter button:

Weight scale keypad

Press the “Up” arrow on the keypad for 5 seconds to enter the programming mode. Navigate to the option “Setup” and press Enter:

Weight scale programming screen 1

Go to “COMM” and press Enter:

Weight scale programming screen 2

Go to “Serial” and press Enter:

Weight scale programming screen 3

You’ll see the following options in the Serial menu: “Baud”, “DatBit”, “Parity”, “Stop”, and “Protoc”

Weight scale programming screen 4

Enter these settings:

Baud = 9600

Data Bit = 7

Parity = Even

Stop = 1

Protocol = Prot W

Once you’ve confirmed you’ve entered these settings, hold down the Enter button for 5 seconds.

Weight scale programming screen 5

Select “Save” and then press Enter once again to reboot the weight scale:

Weight scale programming screen 6


How to Tare (Zero) Your Scale

Many laundromats will leave a basket or a tub sitting on top of their weight scale so that customers with loose clothing items can simply dump their laundry order into the container.

Being able to zero out the weight of the container, also known as taring, is super simple with the integrated laundry weight scales sold with Wash-Dry-Fold POS:

Initial automatic zero settings is +/-10% of maximum capacity — active at power up.  Manual zero setting range is +/-2% of maximum capacity — active using the ZERO key.

So, since the maximum capacity of our scales is 150 lbs., then you can zero out up to 15 lbs. by cycling the power on the scale and up to 3 lbs. by pressing the ZERO button on the scale’s display.  This only needs to be done when changing containers or if the display shows anything other than 0.00 lbs. before weighing items.

Bag Label Printer Setup

Your Wash-Dry-Fold POS system may come with either a Zebra or a TSC bag label printer.  Both are very similar in setup and are identical in use from within the WDF POS software.


Zebra label printer setup

Before connecting your bag label printer to your Wash-Dry-Fold POS system, be sure to insert a roll of 4″x1″ thermal labels.

The yellow roll holders are spring loaded and suspend the roll midair.  Make sure that the yellow sensor in the track near the front is slid all the way to the right as shown:

Once your roll is loaded and the label printer is connected to power, hold down the power button until it turns on.

You will need to perform a manual calibration the first time you set up your printer:

  1. Hold the paper feed button (square shaped button) until the light blinks twice and then lift your finger.
  2. About 4 blank labels will come out as the printer calibrates.
  3. Press the paper feed button just once more briefly and one blank label should come out each time you push the button.
  4. Your printer is calibrated!


TSC label printer setup

You will need to perform a manual calibration the first time you set up your printer.  Calibrating a TSC label printer is best explained by watching this video:

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Securely Mounting Your Cash Drawer

These steel metal cash drawer mounting brackets are available for our Wash-Dry-Fold POS system XL cash drawer:

Begin by turning the cash drawer over and unscrewing the 4 rubber feet and these 4 other screws.  Discard the rubber feet but hold onto the other four screws:

Attach the brackets using these four holes and the screws that were originally in them:

It’s a good idea to use washers with these screws. You can use some of the washers that come with the mounting brackets:

Turn the drawer right side up and with the help of an assistant mark the mounting holes to the underside of the countertop.  We recommend using wood screws or sheet metal screws instead of the machine screws that come with the mounting brackets to mount this to the underside of your service counter.

Cellular Failover Router Setup

4G LTE Router

4G LTE Cellular Failover Router

Protect your laundromat’s payment systems from an internet outage!  This device automatically rolls connected parts of your local network over to a 4G LTE cellular internet connection automatically in the event of an outage (a process referred to as “failover”), and then recovers to your main internet service provider automatically when they’re back up.  An example network configuration is shown below:

Setup Instructions

Your device will arrive already configured with the cellular carrier and ready for use right out of the box! Here’s how to connect everything:

    1. Connect the cellular failover router’s two antennas but make no other connections yet
    2. Power on the cellular failover router and wait until the “cellular” light begins to slowly blink green
    3. Connect the “WAN” port to your normal router with an Ethernet cable and wait until the “cellular” light is solid green
    4. Connect the cellular router’s “LAN” port to an Ethernet switch with an Ethernet cable
    5. Power on the Ethernet switch
    6. Connect your Wash-Dry-Fold POS computer and CardPointe Integrated Terminal to the Ethernet switch
    7. Power on the computer and credit card terminal

You can test if your cellular router is successfully “failing over” to the cellular network by simply disconnecting the Ethernet cable going from your router to the WAN port of the cellular router – in 10 seconds or less the green cellular light should start blinking meaning you’re on cellular data.  Try loading a web page on the POS computer or processing a credit card transaction to ensure they’re working just fine on cellular, and then connect the WAN port back to your router and the “cellular” light should go solid green meaning you’re back on your ISP internet connection.

Warning: We strongly suggest that you do not connect your store’s security camera system and customer WiFi to the cellular failover router.  If the cellular router was in failover mode, they would very quickly use up your monthly cellular data allotment included with your subscription and could cause data overage charges.