[RFI] URGENT: Washing Machine RFI

Gary Smith wa6fgi at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 25 12:47:12 EST 2013

Our Samsung WF218 ANW  located no more than 8' from my Pro III has never made a peep of rfi. Don't know if its still a current model tho.  Maybe look for Canadian/Euro spec models that make less rfi due to tighter spurious emission rules?

Am of the thought that Samsung makes their brand, LG, Kenmore and maybe some Whirlpool models.

Very ot  here: I cut my internal combustion teeth on a Maytag one cylinder washing machine engine,then I learned even more on a  Maytag opposed twin industrial laundry engine. Both were two stroke smokers, uh-huh.


> From: Michael Sciascia <sciascia at me.com>
>To: "rfi at contesting.com" <rfi at contesting.com> 
>Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:16 PM
>Subject: Re: [RFI] URGENT: Washing Machine RFI
>Does anyone have an LG washer that they can listen to on a portable consumer shortwave radio?
>I've received a couple of recommendations for an LG WM2277HW as being RFI free.   Unfortunately this is now a discontinued model.  
>All of the washers that I have listened to in the store (on a portable shortwave radio with a whip) make RFI.   Many are not heard 10 or 15 feet away.
>This is typical for all of the LG washers that I have listened to.   My neighbor has the recommended LG WM2277HW and it does the same thing.  I can hear it up close but it is quiet 10 or 15 feet away.   I don't think I have ever heard it from across the street on my dipole.  
>I'd like to get a couple of confirming reports about reception of LG washing machine RFI using a portable radio.   If the reports agree that the washer is not an RFI problem with a real radio and dipole, but it can still be heard on a portable radio in the laundry room then I can be a bit more confident that the LG's are a reasonable risk to purchase.
>So far I have found no one with a decent return policy.  Most have none... no buyer's remorse allowed.    The best one was a 25% restocking fee.
>If all goes well we will purchase an LG this weekend.   Please help if you can!
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