[RFI] [Elecraft] OT: Maytag Bravos RFI

Kelly Johnson n6kj.kelly at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 14:48:17 PDT 2009

I avoided Maytag like the plague 4 years ago when purchasing a new
front loader.  Went with LG and it was RF quiet.  My thinking was that
LG is an electronic manufacturer, not a washer/dryer manufacturer.  I
figured they'd know more about RFI issues than Maytag.  I was right!
Recommended LG on this mailing list almost 3 years ago.  Still happy
with LG.

Just bought a Samsung LCD/LED HDTV.  Couldn't be happier.  No RFI from
it and even a KW of RF doesn't phase it!  Sure beats my old Mitsubishi
CRT that had TVI with as little as 50W on 80m.

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Gary Smith <wa6fgi at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Purchased Samsung washer and dryer, am happy to report no RFI from either.  Called Samsung on this side of the pacific, was told they have had no complaints.
> 73,
> Gary...wa6fgi
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Jim Brown
>  To: RFI List ; elecraft at mailman.qth.net
>  Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 9:42 AM
>  Subject: Re: [RFI] [Elecraft] OT: Maytag Bravos RFI
>  On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 08:58:42 -0700 (PDT), Don Rasmussen wrote:
>  >The wife gave me the green light to replace our Whirlpool Duet
>  washing machine, aside from the terrible interference it put on HF,
>  she was not happy with the rinse cycle, it was leaving soap in our
>  cloths -and- they were not getting clean.
>  >My decision, to abandon high efficiency front load and go back to
>  tried and true conventional top load washer that has no
>  computer/switcher power supply to hash me.
>  >Two days ago I bought a top loader, a Maytag Bravos from Fry's at
>  $699 marked down $200. Should be a good one right? Nope, S5
>  interference across 17m and 20m every 15 khz. Seems they are now
>  putting front load technology (computer/switcher) in top load
>  washers. The clue is if the washer will only accept HD detergent.
>  >So that's two 1K retail machines that I cannot use.
>  >Fry's to their credit, hauled off the Bravos washer and brought in
>  an LG I had selected. I had avoided the Korean alternative wanting
>  to buy US, however the salesman said it was their best line.
>  >It is clearly a better quality unit, and even though it is a front
>  loader with all the features, it is RF quiet. Hallalujah.
>  >The new washer is an LG WM0642H.
>  >I pray to the heavens that it cleans the cloths. ;-)
>  Don,
>  Many thanks!  I'm forwarding this email to the RFI list, where there
>  has been considerable discussion on this topic.
>  73,
>  Jim K9YC
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