Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Panasonic washing machine

This is my 9 kg Panasonic washing machine with filter for water inlet.



Here are some of the considerations when buying washing machine:

  • You need to plan for the location to put the washing machine carefully during renovation, because the washing machine requires 1 electrical plug point, 1 water inlet (pipe) and 1 water outlet (drain).
  • Front loading washing machine can work better and use less water than top loading one. However, their price is still expensive. It is less convenient to put in and take out the clothes. When the clothes are being washed half way, you cannot open the door (even when electricity or water supply failure), else the water will flush out. Therefore, I still chosen the top loading one.
  • Generally, the top end models have stainless steel tubs which is more durable than plastic tub. The tub should have anti-mold feature.
  • If you buy a washing machine with bigger capacity, then you can gather the clothes of your family for a few days before washing, and hence can wash the clothes less frequently, which mean less work to hang, dry and collect the clothes, also iron, fold, and organize back into the wardrobe. Using the washing machine less frequently also means lesser electricity and water consumption.
  • It is better to have a washing machine that can wash and spin dry in the same tub.
  • If you don't have an outdoor water filter, consider buying a washing machine with a small water filter to prevent your white shirts become yellow or brownish due to poor water quality. Even if you have an outdoor water filter, it is no harm to have filter in washing machine too, and the price difference is around RM50 only from the model without this feature.
  • The washing machine should have as many water levels as possible, working together with fuzzy logic machinism, to ensure its efficiency.
  • The washine machine should work with minimal noise level.
  • Other general considerations including programmable washing modes, timer function, child lock, etc. Besides, only certain model of washing machine supports hot and cold water inlet and perform washing with different water temperature.

9 comments:

Surani said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, I just bought a NA-F90GS but it came without a manual. I would really appreciate if you could let me know how to set a program and how to use the 'SOAK' and 'PRESERVE' features.

Thanks

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Surani,

Mini: for fast washing with small laundry (max 300g).
Speedy: for washing lightly soiled laundry or quick wash.
Blanket: slowly and gently washing with a lot of water.
Delicate: for soft and delicate laundry (max 4.2kg).
Tub dry: to prevent from fungus growth. Don't put laundry during this program.

SOAK: use to wash heavily soiled laundry. Soak for 1, 3, 5, 8 hour before start washing.

RESERVE: start washing after the preset no. of hours later.

rekha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, My machine NA-F90GS has stopped working could u please send me the manual. I have misplaced my manual.

rekha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, My machine NA-F90GS has stopped working could u please send me the manual. I have misplaced my manual.

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi rekha,

Perhaps it is better for you to contact your nearby electrical shop for help.

Jun Hui said... Reply To This Comment

Hey voyager, i got the NA-F90GS here but there have been a problem with the drive belt. Do u have any idea on where i can get the belt? thx

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Jun Hui,

You can probably get at hardware shop.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

May i know where can i get the water filter?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@Unknown

The filter element can be found in hypermarket and most home appliance shop.

However, you will probably find a longer filter element at the length of water filter, and you will need to cut it down to fit the washing machine water filter compartment.

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