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Kolcraft Bassinet I purchased a Kolcraft Bassinet, and I am not able to figure out how to get the top off in order to wash the fabric.

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  • becca13 Feb 21, 2008

    I too would like to take the top off to wash the fabric. Hand washing is not an appropriate solution. I should be able to get it off to really get it clean.

    Also, I need assembly instructions.

  • jenny1973 Feb 23, 2008

    Yes, please how do you get the fabric part off of the canopy to wash? I received second hand and am a bit frustrated.

  • babybool Apr 30, 2008

    remove the fabric

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    need to wash fabric

  • fortkr May 31, 2008

    I have an light vibes 1827 crib and I've lost the instructions. How do I put it together?

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    How do you take the cover off the kolcraft basinet hood?

  • cmwilson Jul 19, 2008

    Unable to remove the canopy to wash it

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I have an old Kolcraft tender vibes bassinet that I was given from a friend.. can't figure out how to take the top off to wash the fabric..

  • xavier2008 Aug 11, 2008

    lost instructions need to know how to put it together

  • mnladee Aug 27, 2008

    I received a Kokcraft Bassinet for my granddaughter, but I need assembly instructions, please help. The base of the basinet is intact, but I don't know what to do with the mattress, pad, and one other large part with what appears to be handles. By the time I figure it out, she'll be walking and talking. The bassinet is about 3 years old, so I'm not even sure of the model number.

    Thank you,

  • Angela10000 Jan 12, 2009

    I too cannot get the fabric off the hood to wash it. What kind of product is it if you can't clean the thing????? Has Kolcraft fixed this problem yet?

  • Joel Tapia
    Joel Tapia Nov 18, 2013

    i wanna take the whole thing off and throw in washer help please



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I too have this bassinet and went looking online for a 'how to' on removing to wash. What I found was the manual, I will post the link below. In the manual it does say that the fabric cannot be removed from the canopy frame.

you have to either turn off your pop up blocker for this manual or hold down "control" when clicking the link for it

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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    katnatmat Jul 17, 2012

    this link above doesnt help i bought this second hand and cant do any thing with it Well i did put the box back together for the music and vibe part but what good is it when i cant put the thing together


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I had the same problem, I bought it at a garage sale and it was dirty. When I realized that I couldn't get the fabric off, I opened up my front loading washer and put one end through the opening and moved it around until I got the rest in, I washed all the other accessories in the same load and dried them on a clothes line....(windy day.) they all came out fabulous and the hood was very stained. Spray and wash and a front load washer will do the trick. you may have to take it to a laundry mat if you don't have a front loader.
Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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    trudy Aug 08, 2014

    How did you remove the hood from the bassinet frame? It appears to be riveted on too.


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If they r riveted on there is no way of removing it without tearing it up :(

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I got the skirt and hood off to wash and now I cannot figure out how to re-assembly it. any help? Marge

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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    Christine Contilli Aug 03, 2016

    Hi oscarmargw... How did you get the skirt and hood off???


I had this problem, too. I ended up filling up my kitchen sink with warm water and baby detergent, and sliding as much of the fabric as I could to the side and washed it like that. I patted it dry with a towel and set it out to air-dry. Not exactly mom-friendly, but it worked.

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I am having difficulty removing the top of the bassinet to wash it. How do I get it off?

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