Fisher & Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer Reviews

Fisher & Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer

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  • SmartLoad Dryer -- Love It!

    May 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Top-loading, sleek appearance, reverse tumble, self-scraping lint filter, 24-hr wrinkle guard function.
    Cons: Slightly noisy, limited timed drying selections, weak end-of-cycle signal.

    Summary: I bought a Fisher & Paykel DEGX1 SmartLoad dryer on 10/8/2004, after searching for several months to find one when they were first released to the market. I also have the IWL12 washer, but that's another review. NOTE: Epinions also lists a DGGX1 ... read more

  • Our dryer has had many issues

    Apr 5, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Energy efficient, drys clothes quickly, good looking, top load a neat idea.
    Cons: Lint trap issues and had to replace, bearings, pulleys, High Reset button and Heating element.

    Summary: Our F&P dryer worked very well at first which we bought in Aug. 08. It does dry clothes faster and uses less energy which is a plus. The dryer in combination with their high spin top load washer means less time and energy spent drying clothes. When ... read more

  • Great at First; Costly Repairs too Early on

    Oct 21, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great for a couple of years.
    Cons: Flawed design necessitates repairs; expense of repair; not easy to get repair person or parts

    Summary: I was very happy with the dryer initially.  But, the design is faulty.  The lint gets trapped (not in the lint trap, but up in the dryer so it has to be taken apart to clean it out) and results in the heating element going bad.  It ... read more

  • Beware...Fisher and Paykel

    Nov 3, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: They looked nice at first, now I can't stand to look at them.
    Cons: A washer should wash and a dryer should dry, these don't do either consistently.

    Summary: Do not under any circumstance buy anything Fisher and Paykel has their name on.  We have a washer and dryer and they are both junk.  Dryer constantly clogged with lint because of a bad filter design which you will see numerous posts about all ... read more

  • Problems with lint filter

    Apr 11, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Design has heat source on 2 sides of drying cylinder, means it dries faster.
    Cons: LINT ASSEMBLY FAULTY and due to design causes entire dryer to break down

    Summary: I have a DEGX1, for about 2 years now.  This is an innovative dryer in many ways, and as typical for "first adopters", there are some issues with it.First the good news: Top loading dryer means the heat source and blower are located on the ... read more

  • Love the dryer

    Jan 5, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Top loading design, fast drying times
    Cons: Service guys usually have limited experience with this brand / design.

    Summary: I researched various washer / dryer combos as it became time to replace my 15 year old ones that had seen better days.  The feature that drew me to Fisher & Paykel is the reduced drying time of the dryer, especially when using one of their ... read more

  • Nothing but problems for $800 bucks!

    Aug 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks nice.
    Cons: hard to reach in Can't just stop it Repairmen are scarce

    Summary: My wife bought this dryer (against my advice) because of its innovative top load design. It was easily $300 dollars more than the average front load electric dryer. Our old one was a Kenmore, front loader which lasted for 20 years with only 1 repair! ... read more

  • Very disappointed!

    Apr 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Modern look, easy to use, large capacity, top load convenient with top load washer
    Cons: Problem with lint build up behind vent, dries clothes slowly, expensive repair after 3 years

    Summary: My husband and I purchased this dryer in 2005. I wanted a dryer that would dry the clothes quickly and was energy efficient. This dryer was highly recommended along with the Fisher & Paykel washer by the salesman at a local appliance store. I ... read more

  • Long Term Experience F&P Top Load Dryer

    Mar 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The dryer top loading design is brilliant.
    Cons: Warranty is inadequate. The lint traps clogs and cause the heating unit to fail.

    Summary: I bought a F & P top loading dryer almost three years ago. Part of the reason is as I age I donít like bending over. I was also impressed by their two year warranty. The warranty needed to be longer. Just after the warranty was up, the dryer stopped ... read more

  • DON'T BUY Fisher & Paykel Dryers

    Jan 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's top loading.
    Cons: Doesn't dry, repeatedly doesn't heat at all and requires to be "reset."

    Summary: Bought the DEGX1 top-loading model 2 years ago and have needed 5 repair visits. Last visit was 3 weeks ago, and the dryer is currently not working again! Purposefully researched an energy-efficient model and purchased the F&P washer to get maximum ... read more

  • Great Dryer when it works!!!! Shame it always breaks down!!!!

    Oct 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: When it's working, it drys the clothes really well. Lint trap is nice.
    Cons: Not reliable. Thermostat switch always tripping. Takes 4-6 weeks to get parts.

    Summary: We bought the dryer from Lowes in Aug of 2005. Had it for a week and it broke down. Lowes quickly responded and swapped out our dryer for a new one (we like that about Lowes). Anyways, approx a year later, the dryer stopped working and it took a ... read more

  • Good Price Anyway?

    Aug 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Seems like allot of bad durabilty issues from reviews

    Summary: Just bought this Fisher&Paykel dryer for 219.00 from Grossmans bargain bin. After reading the reviews on this sight it sounds like allot of people are having mechanical issues. I'm glad I'm only paid a couple hundred bucks for the machine if something ... read more

  • The DEGX1 is Awesome in Design

    Jun 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dries quickly; large drum; fabulous perma press cycle goes for 24 hours to avoid wrinkles
    Cons: Mine did break down regarding the heating element

    Summary: I bought this dryer and the Ecosmart GWL11 washer from Lowe's in 2005. I also decided to buy the extended warranty that Lowe's offers. I previously bought only Maytag but after reading reviews of the newer models I decided to try something new. I did ... read more

  • Dry-licious! Every home should have one!

    May 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No damp clothes, no shrinkage, no wrinkles. No worries!
    Cons: I dare you to find one!

    Summary: When I bought this lovely piece of machinery in Jan 05, I couldn't find an Epinions entry for it. So I figured now that I've had it nearly a year and a half, I'd chat it up. The Fisher and Paykel DEGX1 Electric Dryer was certainly a bit pricey - mine ... read more

  • Amazing Machine!!

    Feb 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clothes dry very fast and are wrinkle free.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: I was in need of a new dryer to replace my 10+ year old Whirlpool. It was my initial intention to buy a simple low-end dryer as I basically use the same drying setting all the time. I went to our local Lowes and looked at several different models - ... read more

  • Amazing Architecture, Innovative Idea, Powerful Performance, Pathetic Manufacture

    Jun 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dries Clothing Very Well, Top Loading Design Is A Back-Saver, Sounds Like A Spaceship
    Cons: LINT TRAP IS FAULTY, NO TECHNICAL SUPPORTY, DO NOT BUY!

    Summary: *Disclaimer: I am aware that gas powered dryers have a tendency to be much more capable than electric dryers do. Anything that I say in this review should be considered only on the playing field of electric powered dryers. The story behind the ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • DRYER SUCKS

    May 23, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: IT DOES SAY "HAVE A NICE DAY" WHEN THE LOAD IS COMPLETE
    Cons: HEATING PROBLEMS - LINT BASKET DOESNT CAPTURE LINT AS IT SHOULD.

    Summary: I PURCHASED A DRYER IN 2009. JUST AFTER 1 YEAR HAD TO HAVE REPAIRMAN COME OUT BECAUSE IT WAS NOT HEATING. NOW, AGAIN THE THIRD YEAR, REPAIRMAN HAD TO BE CALLED FOR SAME REASON. REALIZED THAT THE 1ST TIME I CALLED THE DRYER WAS ACTUALLY STILL UNDER ... read more

  • Buying parts once again

    Apr 5, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Top load idea is great. Like how well it dries when it works.
    Cons: Broke in 2 yrs Computer panel, heat element coils lint filter, washer drum computer.

    Summary: I bought the matching washer/dryer DEGX 1. I have replaced the computer board on both, washer smells like mildew because it stores water in the bottom of the drum. I did the suggested cleaning multiple times. Washer can not hold large loads without ... read more

  • I hate this dryer.

    Apr 13, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Convenient top loading, good for space constrained areas.
    Cons: Unreliable. Very, very unreliable.

    Summary: I have owned this dryer for 4 years.  Thank god it is easy to disassemble because in that time I have had it apart 6 times.  The first time we had an appliance tech look at it he gave me a pile of replacement parts he knew I would need after ... read more

  • Dryer don't dry clothes,broke down more then it is used

    Jan 28, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Dryer looks nice.
    Cons: Breaks down all the time,won't dry clothes.

    Summary: Never again will I buy a Fisher Paykel Dryer.Not dependable.Won't dry clothes. I wouldn't advise noone to buy a Paykel product. The only thing going for this dryer is the looks. ... read more

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