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  Reply # 1587424 7-Jul-2016 07:29
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mattwnz:

 

 

 

Hmm, interesting idea. They seem to be the new version of Powershop with competitive pricing. 

 

 

Flick is quite different. You pay a market rate for power, which fluctuates constantly. The key to saving money with Flick is to move as much usage outside the peak times (07:00 - 08:00 and 17:30 to 19:00) as you can. For example dish washer and clothes drier can run overnight, I have water heater on a timer I control, and we preheat the house from 4pm in the winter so by the 5.50pm peak instead of being in full blown heating mode the heating system is just maintaining the temperature.





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  Reply # 1587462 7-Jul-2016 09:01
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Thanks for all the feedback.

 

All the heat pump dryers appear to be about 600mm wide.  The room next to our washing machine is 570mm wide - ironically because when we replaced our washing machine we went with a model so big it dwarfed the Apollo 11 space shuttle (3 kids... sports every night... and they tend to like rolling in mud)

 

So it would need to be wall mounted(or alternately I buy old school and smaller model to fit the gap or be wall mounted) Our old F&P is wall mounted above the washing machine which is actually really handy coz it utilises the space well, putting laundry baskets etc in the 570mm gap.

 

So being constrained by space, I need a model that can be wall mounted - but I hear most heat pump models are too heavy that they can't be?  I could always engineer something myself, but prefer to just pay the cash for a kit and be done with it.

 

I've narrowed it down to the following models (assuming they can be wall mounted) both 600mm width and both 6 star energy rated:

 

- Samsung 9kg Heat pump clothes dryer (DV90H8000) about $2,500

 

- F&P 8kg Heat pump condensing dryer (DH8060P1) about $2,750

 

I've ruled out the LG equivalent model after reading numerous woeful 1 star rated reviews on the web. 

 

 

 

 

 

So, do the above come with wall mount kits?  I'll call suppliers today and find out... but if anyone knows...? (stacking kit won't work as our washing machine is a top loader)

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1587468 7-Jul-2016 09:14
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The Samsung drier is 52kg according to the specs sheet. Maybe that includes the outdoor unit? Can't find weight of the F&P. If not you'd probably need to re-enforce your wall to hang something that heavy. I'm not sure wall mounting a heat pump drier is going to be practical. You may be best off with a standard one using it off peak on Flick, or finding floor space for it.

 

I hung my standard, lightweight F&P drier by drilling into the studs. It's still an incredible pain to get it up and down.

 

 





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We bought the panasonic heat pump dryer two years ago.

 

It works well and was well priced compared to the AEG or Miele versions at the time.

 

It has the option of a water collection tank or a small hose which can be plumbed into your foul water pipe (just like your washing machine waste).

 

No way any heat pump dryer can he wall hung.  They are all too heavy.

 

My two cents, I do think you can go wrong with any major brand just get one with the waste water pipe so you dont ever need to empty it.  You would swear that that is a small thing but somehow my wife and I would always forget until half way through a load and then a random beeping sound would come from the laundry.  


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  Reply # 1595711 20-Jul-2016 16:23
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@timmmay no outdoor unit but yes they're heavy. I managed to stack my dryer myself but it was pretty difficult.







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  Reply # 1595738 20-Jul-2016 16:48
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Ironically, I ended up fixing my old school F&P dryer.  

 

I kept thinking it was stopping due to it overheating as that's what most online forums had mentioned.  They said it could be over temperature sensors going bad etc, or even exhaust getting blocked and causing overheating etc.  I ended up finding out the issue by chance - I lean't on the door when it was running and it stopped. Tested a few more times by pushing the door under different pressures when it was running and it would stop at certain places - so I just adjusted the door switch (which turns off the dryer when you open it) and she's been running happily since!

 

Who would have thought...

 

 


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  Reply # 1595751 20-Jul-2016 17:16
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I can confirm that the Miele works pretty well, and the water drains into the sink. Only issue that I found is that is isn't made in Germany, but in the Czech Republic. Even though the retailer told us it was made in Germany. So that is a bit annoying and hope the reliability is going to be good.


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  Reply # 1597865 24-Jul-2016 21:25
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we just bought an aeg one...starting to think it was a waste of money. the damn thing just wont dry clothes unless we put it on the timer dry function only...any of the bazillion settings it has results in wet washing...one load wifey put in was a few school shirts for the kids and it decided to just stop about 30 mins into the cycle . feckin useless....and to use the time dry function we have to push like 100 buttons to get it to start that cycle

 

my advice is just buy a normal dryer and use the money you saved for power bills


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  Reply # 1597870 24-Jul-2016 21:41
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mattwnz:

 

I can confirm that the Miele works pretty well, and the water drains into the sink. Only issue that I found is that is isn't made in Germany, but in the Czech Republic. Even though the retailer told us it was made in Germany. So that is a bit annoying and hope the reliability is going to be good.

 

 

 

 

In this day and age, where something is built has very little to do with the quality.


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  Reply # 1598441 25-Jul-2016 18:43
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we just bought an aeg one...starting to think it was a waste of money. the damn thing just wont dry clothes unless we put it on the timer dry function only...any of the bazillion settings it has results in wet washing...one load wifey put in was a few school shirts for the kids and it decided to just stop about 30 mins into the cycle . feckin useless....and to use the time dry function we have to push like 100 buttons to get it to start that cycle

 

my advice is just buy a normal dryer and use the money you saved for power bills

 

 

Your doing something wrong or it has a fault we have had an AEG for 2 years with no problems, you should be able to put it on extra dry and forget it.


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  Reply # 1598471 25-Jul-2016 19:44
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mattwnz:

 

I can confirm that the Miele works pretty well, and the water drains into the sink. Only issue that I found is that is isn't made in Germany, but in the Czech Republic. Even though the retailer told us it was made in Germany. So that is a bit annoying and hope the reliability is going to be good.

 

 

 

 

In this day and age, where something is built has very little to do with the quality.

 

 

 

 

It can, as it all depends on how much control they have over the factory in the other country they have, and whther they are using their own staff, or much of it is contracted out to a comapny that also makes stuff under other brands. I have found that some companies get their cheaper ranges built in china, but their premium stuff is built in NZ, and the quality difference is so noticeable. Prior to this change the cheaper range was also made in NZ. 


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lxsw20:

mattwnz:


I can confirm that the Miele works pretty well, and the water drains into the sink. Only issue that I found is that is isn't made in Germany, but in the Czech Republic. Even though the retailer told us it was made in Germany. So that is a bit annoying and hope the reliability is going to be good.



 


In this day and age, where something is built has very little to do with the quality.



You're right, it depends on the prescribed standards, the quality control in place, and the local manager's interpretation of such.

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  Reply # 1598481 25-Jul-2016 20:02
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floydie:


we just bought an aeg one...starting to think it was a waste of money. the damn thing just wont dry clothes unless we put it on the timer dry function only...any of the bazillion settings it has results in wet washing...one load wifey put in was a few school shirts for the kids and it decided to just stop about 30 mins into the cycle . feckin useless....and to use the time dry function we have to push like 100 buttons to get it to start that cycle


my advice is just buy a normal dryer and use the money you saved for power bills



Your doing something wrong or it has a fault we have had an AEG for 2 years with no problems, you should be able to put it on extra dry and forget it.


Put washing in......select cycle.....push start and walk away....not much to get wrong.
We set the dryness to the dryest it will go and use the extra dry cotton function and still wet Damn washing totally effing useless. Only way to get dry washing is the 2 hour timed function.

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  Reply # 1598492 25-Jul-2016 20:16
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Sounds faulty, doesn't meet consumer guarantees. First give them a chance to fix it, after that get a refund.





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  Reply # 1598500 25-Jul-2016 20:26
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My non heatpump condenser dryer gets most things dry enough to hang up in 50 mins. A load of towels will take about 1.5 hours. Seems absurd that a more expensive heatpump one would take longer and not achieve results.





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