This washer is no longer recommended, due to the lack of service and support.
This washer from Fisher and Paykel is very efficient in terms of water use and electricity consumed, costing only about $21 annually in power, and using only 26 gallons per laundry load. The CEE (Consortium ForEnergy Efficiency) rates this washer as the most efficient of its kind.
It has three spin speeds including a 1000 RPM spin to reduce drying time. It retails for about $600. There are a number of first-hand reports about this washer in this discussion at GardenWeb. Here are some specs:
Power Consumption: 298 kWh / year
Annual Energy Cost: $20.86
Water Consumption: 26 gallon per average load, 8.8 (CEE Water Factor)
Dimensions: 36.5″ H, 26″ W, 26″ D
Capacity: 3 cu. ft tub
Warranty: Full 2 years parts and labor warranty.
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