[RFI] Front Load Washer/Dryer Advice

Kelly Johnson n6kj.kelly at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 12:29:07 EDT 2005

Yes, I am aware of the Part 15 A vs. B. issue. In fact, I believe I posted
something to this mailing list 6 months or more ago pointing out that fact.
I wouldn't even THINK about a TV that didn't meet Part 15B. I'm really
hoping to find someone that actually owns a Part 15B compliant flat screen
that they know doesn't cause (or receive) interference.
 I went to Best Buy a few months ago and took my FT-817 with me. I walked by
most of the TVs. I was surprised to find that very few (if any) appeared to
generate excessive levels of noise. They were all comparable to my 10 year
old CRT. I came away from that thinking that all this "hype" I've heard
about how they are RFI generators is just bunk. I'd like to confirm that
with others though.
 I tend to think that large flat screens got a bad reputation because when
they first came out, most of them were only Part 15A compliant. These days
it isn't hard to find Part 15B compliant ones.
 Any more input out there?

 On 9/22/05, Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS) <nv8a at att.net> wrote:
> We have a Kenmore front-loading washer/dryer pair a few years old. At
> that time they were made by Frigidaire (owned by Electrolux), but
> current Kenmore appliances may be made by somebody else. I've never
> noticed any interference from them.
> One thing to watch with large TVs is that many of them (I am told) meet
> Part 15A standards but not Part 15B. I.e., they are intended for a
> commercial environment but are being sold for home use.
> 73
> Alan NV8A
> On 09/22/05 12:39 am Kelly Johnson tossed the following ingredients into
> the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
> > My wife and I are in the market for a new front loading washer/dryer
> pair. I
> > know there have been discussions on this list about interference from
> some
> > of these. I believe one of the models with interference issues was
> Whirlpool
> > and/or Neptune. Can anyone recommend a pair that is known to be
> interference
> > free? What ones should I avoid?
> > Also, while I'm at it, I may as well put out another request for advice
> > regarding large (42" or larger) flatscreen TV's that are interference
> free?
> > I've asked this before, but gotten little advice. Maybe someone has
> bought
> > one since I last asked?

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