I just purchased a Maytag Neptune front loading pair, the new model 6700.
RFI is almost negligible! As the Washer drum spins up, there is slight hash
sound that peaks at S-5 then drops off. In the spin mode there is a very
minor raspy noise that is just audible above the normal S-3 noise level here.
I've been focusing on 20M, where most problems have been reported, but cursory
checks of the other bands have not indicated any problems.
I was expecting problems, as my antenna is a double zepp, on a roof mounted
pole directly above the laundry room and fed with open feeders. Truthfully,
I get far more noise from my computer monitor.
I hope this is an indication that the appliance mfgrs are doing something
about this problem, but, as always, your mileage may vary.
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