Fisher Paykel washer and dryer owners here?

Curious if anyone has the new top loading F&P dryer..... along with the washer?
How well does that dryer perform?
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Check recent Consumer Reports at the library. I am pretty sure they rated it. I don't think they were impressed but you better double check. By the way we have their dishwasher drawer. We like them but they have to be installed precisely as shown in the directions otherwise the drainage hoses will kink and the units shut down. The repair man told me almost all are installed wrong.

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Thanks Art
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From Consumer Reports: Hopefully this would be considered a fair use: I recommend you subscribe.
First look: Fisher & Paykel Smartload DEGX1 dryer
This dryer, the only full-sized top-loader on the market, is claimed to be easier to load and unload than the more typical front-loading dryer.
We tested the electric model, $780; a comparable gas version is priced at $760. Though very good overall, the dryer has shortcomings:
. Difficulty unloading. That's especially true for short people. Our testers found it harder to unload the deep drum of the Fisher & Paykel dryer than any of the front-loading dryers or top-loading washers in our lab.
. Inconsistent performance. It was very good at drying a 3-pound load of delicates and 8 pounds of cotton. It was only good at drying a 12-pound mixed load and at damp-drying all test loads. We found that it holds about 10 percent less than its stated capacity of 6.5 cubic feet.
. A noisy start. When you close the lid and start the dryer, you hear the inner door closing and a whoosh reminiscent of an airplane taking off. It sounds impressive, but the noise may disturb family members.
. Absent amenities. It lacks convenience features found on many less-expensive dryers. These include a light inside the drum and a way to adjust the loudness of the end-of-cycle signal and turn the signal off. It does have an easy-to-empty lint trap.
The bottom line. This dryer is overpriced for what it offers. Because it uses new technology, its reliability is unknown. Among better choices: the Kenmore (Sears) 6487, $470.
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On Tue, 21 Feb 2006 16:25:39 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

We have a F&P washer. There have been no problems in a little over a year. The clothes come out of the washer almost dry. It also has a wool cycle for those of us in cooler climates.
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