Reviews and Problems with Fisher & Paykel IWL16
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Beenthere, AJ Madison
11 October 2009
Summary: I have had this machine for 20 months. Most of the time it washes clothes well. It is energy efficient and has a large capacity stainless steel tub. The machine has a two year parts and labor warranty, which I did have to use. The washer has caused me a few problems. 1. If not properly clothes are not properly balanced, it will spill water and stop. 2.
Summary: It operates very quietly. Does not go out of balance. Does a wonderful job. Great engineering. I love the preset timer. Its awesome. Its the only kind of washer and dryer I will buy from now on and its echo friendly.
Summary: I've thought about rewriting the Beach Boys song and call this one "loud vibrations". The machine literally shakes and "walks" across the floor even after it stops to have the load rebalanced. This is not a machine for in the house. On spin cycle our family room is 40 feet away and with the laundry room door closed it still interferes with the TV. The unit was replaced, but to be honest, the new one is not much better.
Summary: After failure of a popular name-brand washer (just three years old!), researched current models on the internet. Found consistently positive comments on the IWL16, then found a great price and rebate at AJ Madison, not to mention that Fisher & Paytel offer twice the warranty of the well-known US brands. Also discovered that Fisher & Paykel supply most of those other brands with a large percentage of their componentry (so they know what their doing!
Summary: This has proven to be an excellent washer. We replaced a Maytag Neptune that managed to make it 6 years, and like the FP much better. It holds a LOT of clothes and all the features function as advertised. I have no idea how it "senses" how much water to use, but it does. I've opened it during the wash and the water is always just covering the clothes...no more and no less. I also like the fact that it's a direct drive washer a lot.
Summary: This thing sounds like an alien spaceship, it's all muted whirs and clicks and purring. It is quiet even when spinning the clothes dry and very stable. The controls seem like they are going to be complicated but really aren't. It's not too heavy, when I first looked at it I thought it was going to feel cheap because it's kind of plasticy and rounded but it turns out to feel nice and solid.
Summary: This machine is way better than I was expecting. It does so many amazing things. One of the be best features is the delayed start. Also like the auto water fill and the save the favorite settings. I love the antimation in the screen and the count down timer. Best washer I ever owned.