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  #1710692 27-Jan-2017 15:10
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We have a FISHER & PAYKELDE8060P2, and it works pretty well. It's hard to judge reviews from other people, and if someone has a problem with a brand it will forever be tainted.

We've always had f&p laundry and never had any probs, but your experience may be different.

It's been doing hard yards for 16 months now and hasn't missed a beat. Connected to drain.

Only thing to note as with all dryers is they get hot, so make sure your area has good space to allow for heat dissipation. Ours is in the house, and the fan vents do a good job of sucking heat out.




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  #1710740 27-Jan-2017 16:34
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antoniosk: 

Only thing to note as with all dryers is they get hot, so make sure your area has good space to allow for heat dissipation. Ours is in the house, and the fan vents do a good job of sucking heat out.

 

 

 

That maybe another  advanatage of heatpump ones, as I didn't notice any significant heat from it. The old F&P they used to have heated that half of the house.

 

 

 

This is the model they have https://www.miele.co.nz/domestic/tumble-dryers-1575.htm?mat=10076950&name=TKB_350_WP_Eco

 

Not sure if there are many heat pump ones that are much cheaper than this, and Miele is well regarded as a top brand. They also do a condensor dryer at https://www.miele.co.nz/domestic/product-selection-of-tumble-dryers-1574.htm#6 , but heatpumps should use less power, I was told it was approx half the power, but you would need to check this.


 
 
 
 


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  #1710747 27-Jan-2017 16:40
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mattwnz:

antoniosk: 

Only thing to note as with all dryers is they get hot, so make sure your area has good space to allow for heat dissipation. Ours is in the house, and the fan vents do a good job of sucking heat out.


 


That maybe another  advanatage of heatpump ones, as I didn't notice any significant heat from it. The old F&P they used to have heated that half of the house.



This!
Makes a massive difference.
I think they recycle the warm air somehow.

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  #1710768 27-Jan-2017 17:38
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I've got a Hills. No running costs at all, granted I need to take my wet clothes outside to use, but works awesome.




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  #1710778 27-Jan-2017 17:59
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BlinkyBill: I've got a Hills. No running costs at all, granted I need to take my wet clothes outside to use, but works awesome.

 

 

 

I agree, outside is often the best way. However these days it is quite common for clothes to be stolen off lines. I recently lost hundreds of dollars of clothes and sheets after someone stole them, and even stole the pegs and trundler. This is in a Wellington suburb. Also you have elderly who benefit from having a dryer . Also in the winter it can sometimes be impossible to get a dry day where the clothes will dry, so a dryer allows you to finsh them off. The negative to dryers is that they can wear your clothes, especially printed stuff.


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  #1710803 27-Jan-2017 19:17
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antoniosk: 

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://www.miele.co.nz/domestic/tumble-dryers-1575.htm?mat=10076950&name=TKB_350_WP_Eco

 

Not sure if there are many heat pump ones that are much cheaper than this, and Miele is well regarded as a top brand.

 

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$2,500 for a clothes dryer is ludicrously expensive.

 

I got 15 years of good use out of a $400 F&P vented drier - which sadly was dropped down a flight of stairs by a "removals company operative" - it still worked, but was seriously dented.

 

 





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  #1710825 27-Jan-2017 20:31
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Our Bosch condenser dryer has been very good since we got it. Roughly 5 1/2 yrs old now.


 
 
 
 


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I have a Bosch Heat-pump/condensing dryer for the last 5 years. Only things I don't like is having to keep emptying the water reservoir every 3~4 loads of washing and very occasionally the micro switch for the door does not always recognise that the door is closed. Simple fix of shoving a pencil in and out of the hole few times.

 

Lastly the door does not hang correctly and scraped the inside brim of the opening.

 

 

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antoniosk: 

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://www.miele.co.nz/domestic/tumble-dryers-1575.htm?mat=10076950&name=TKB_350_WP_Eco


Not sure if there are many heat pump ones that are much cheaper than this, and Miele is well regarded as a top brand.


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$2,500 for a clothes dryer is ludicrously expensive.


I got 15 years of good use out of a $400 F&P vented drier - which sadly was dropped down a flight of stairs by a "removals company operative" - it still worked, but was seriously dented.


 



I am guessing that the cost difference will be covered in the power savings. Especially as power will only increase in price. The f&p ones are also a lot smaller.

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BlinkyBill: I've got a Hills. No running costs at all, granted I need to take my wet clothes outside to use, but works awesome.

 

Doesn't work that well in Auckland where it rains ~ 180 days of the year and it's almost impossible to predict


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I am guessing that the cost difference will be covered in the power savings. Especially as power will only increase in price. The f&p ones are also a lot smaller.

 

Dont count on that, its a line trotted out by the solar power people all the time that it will always go up, but with more intelligent metering there is a real possibility that power at certain times of the day could get absurdly cheap compared to the current situation of a flat rate - look at what flick are doing, and then allow for some smarts around that and the dryer/washer/water heater etc.





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