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  Reply # 2030554 6-Jun-2018 09:58
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What are people's opinions on the washer/dryer combos? We've been looking at the F&P WD8560F1, which can be had for around $1800 on special. Looks good on paper. 

 

 

Personally I'd prefer to keep them separate, that way if one fails you've still got the other...





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  Reply # 2030555 6-Jun-2018 09:58
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rb99:

 

wratterus:

 

What are people's opinions on the washer/dryer combos? We've been looking at the F&P WD8560F1, which can be had for around $1800 on special. Looks good on paper. 

 

 

Personally I'd prefer to keep them separate, that way if one fails you've still got the other...

 

 

 

 

Agreed, would prefer separate ones


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  Reply # 2030557 6-Jun-2018 10:01
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rb99:

 

wratterus:

 

What are people's opinions on the washer/dryer combos? We've been looking at the F&P WD8560F1, which can be had for around $1800 on special. Looks good on paper. 

 

 

Personally I'd prefer to keep them separate, that way if one fails you've still got the other...

 

 

 

 

In my experience washer dryers do nether job great.

 

I had one overseas (samsung) used the dryer function twice took forever.  My sister inlaw has got a Bosch and stopped using it for the same reason.  You also can't use the washing machine for a second load until the first has finished drying.


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  Reply # 2030579 6-Jun-2018 10:35
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Yeah he can test the outside tap, and an inside tap which should be lower if there's a PLV. As you say the HWC should always have it's own PLV even the "mains pressure" ones.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2030612 6-Jun-2018 10:40
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rb99:

 

wratterus:

 

What are people's opinions on the washer/dryer combos? We've been looking at the F&P WD8560F1, which can be had for around $1800 on special. Looks good on paper. 

 

 

Personally I'd prefer to keep them separate, that way if one fails you've still got the other...

 

 

 

 

Agreed, would prefer separate ones

 

 

However the combo is nice if you are short on space, and as the one mentioned is a condensing dryer it doesn't require venting. These are important considerations if you are in a small house or apartment, or renting and can't go cutting a vent hole in the wall. Running a conventional dryer without venting it outside is a terrible thing - makes the place damp and takes forever to get stuff dry.

 

The other thing about a combo is you can't dry one load while washing the next. People with kids are always wanting to do this over winter.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2030613 6-Jun-2018 10:41
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Good info everyone, thanks. Sorry for the hijack. 




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  Reply # 2030656 6-Jun-2018 11:12
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Good info everyone, thanks. Sorry for the hijack. 

 

 

 

 

hahaha Yes Thanks everyone for your input.


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  Reply # 2032367 8-Jun-2018 21:41
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We just recently went through the exercise of buying a new machine, moving away from the old faithful (broken) F+P top loader. Two young kids. Lots of mess.

 

Looked at everything out there, ended up with a Electrolux 10kg. Very happy with it.

 

Be careful of long cycle times - our one has a 60min daily cycle which is good... some take 2-3 hours per cycle which doesn't work with young kids! Ours also has a vapour mode that blows warm vapour (not quite steam) into the wash for 30min at the end of the cycle - great for my business shirts reduces ironing heaps. 1400rpm speed is good, and we found it gets clothes much much cleaner. A 4yr old white dress shirt with collar stains came clean first time ever much to my surprise. Electrolux ticked all the boxes for us, 10kg a great step up from the 5.5kg F+P top loader - cuts down the number of loads, very quiet, much more economical too.

 

https://www.electrolux.co.nz/laundry/washing-machines/ewf14013/

 

and ended up paying $1399 at Harveys, after they price matched someone down from 1800 odd. Great machine, recommend it.


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  Reply # 2032418 9-Jun-2018 07:50
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wratterus:

Good info everyone, thanks. Sorry for the hijack. 



Just to keep the hijack going for a bit.

I looked at the combos before buying last year. The Samsung in particular had huge cycle times and used a huge amount of water as the condenser in the drying cycle used water as a coolant. I believe they should only be considered if short on space and not for a family.

Back on topic.
I know I made the same comment in the other thread, but if you have a sprung wooden floor, just be aware a front loader will shake the crap out of your house, particularly at high spin speeds.

We bought the F&P Fabricsmart in the end.




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