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My new washing machine - Panasonic NA-168VG3
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Post# 512857   4/21/2011 at 15:38 (4,608 days old) by variomatic ()        

Yesterday my new washing machine has finally been delivered!
It is a Panasonic NA-168VG3 with a capacity of 8 kg, 1600 rpm spin and a "honey comb drum".
Im very pleased with it so far, it does wash very well, it is quiet and quick and it uses little energy to wash huge loads of laundry. It washes 8 kg of towels in a little less than 90 minutes at 60 C without using the speed-option. Thats pretty impressive, compared to my AEG that washes 5 kg of towels in more than 2 hours at the same temperature. Apart from that, the washing is very sleek after the spin at 1600 rpm which may be caused due to the special drum and the specially designed final spin (takes 20 min, loosens the washing a few times)
The only thing I have to complain about are the out of balances when I do smaller loads but I guess this is normal for a machine that is designed to wash big loads.

Post# 512859 , Reply# 1   4/21/2011 at 15:41 (4,608 days old) by variomatic ()        
The drum

Sorry for the bad quality, I had to use my mobile phone to take the photos.

Forgot to say that the HydroActive+ system (5 spray nozzles) is pretty useful to saturate the load in little time - but it is also nice to watch!

Post# 512865 , Reply# 2   4/21/2011 at 16:45 (4,608 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

saw one today in john lewis, this one is definantly better looking than te other pannasonic modles

Post# 512961 , Reply# 3   4/22/2011 at 02:07 (4,607 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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That's a pretty machine! It would be great when Panasonic would come with a matching dryer for the European market.

Happy washing!


Post# 512973 , Reply# 4   4/22/2011 at 04:42 (4,607 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

nice machine you got there. whats the capacity and spinspeed???

Post# 512988 , Reply# 5   4/22/2011 at 07:22 (4,607 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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The answers to your questions is in the first message...

Post# 512996 , Reply# 6   4/22/2011 at 08:27 (4,607 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
sorry there,

I need my eyes tested.

Post# 513008 , Reply# 7   4/22/2011 at 08:54 (4,607 days old) by A440 ()        

Great looking machine!  Congratulations!

I am with Louis...I wish Panasonic w/d would come to the USA.  Don't really understand

whey they have not as of yet. 



Post# 513069 , Reply# 8   4/22/2011 at 13:11 (4,607 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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on your new machine!!!

Post# 513296 , Reply# 9   4/23/2011 at 18:50 (4,606 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Congratulations on your new machine!... like Brent said we wish they would come here from across the pond.

From what iv'e seen I like there drum rhythm sequences.

I wonder about reliability of there machines does Chestermike no and sale these machines ?

Would be nice to see some videos.

 Great looking washer.



Darren k




Post# 513360 , Reply# 10   4/24/2011 at 06:20 (4,605 days old) by dyson2drums (United Kingdom)        
Congratulations on your new washer

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Since panasonic launched their washing machines last year, I was intrigued by them, fun to watch the powerstream to mix the detergent at the beginning of the wash, reminds me of my hotpoint aquarius wma58 which does powerstreams.

Does this machine do different wash motions? 5 jet sprays, impressive. I have one on my LG and quite like it, more so than jet systems as it's more like a shower.

Looks quite sleek, with the orange/yellow lights etc, wouldn't mind getting one if they sold them in graphite lol

Happy washing :)

Post# 513634 , Reply# 11   4/25/2011 at 14:51 (4,604 days old) by washerlover24 ()        

can u upload a pic of the spray

Post# 516766 , Reply# 12   5/10/2011 at 07:46 (4,589 days old) by variomatic ()        

Thanks for the congratulations on my new machine but unfortunately Im not going to keep it! I was very pleased with the washing and the rinsing results and its quickness but the out of balance control is veeery fussy and the shock absorbers are crap - even the worn shock absorbers of my 6-year-old AEG washing machine are far better! This machine is far too expensive to have trouble with it and so I decided to get my cash back and I might go for a new Miele now.

Post# 516788 , Reply# 13   5/10/2011 at 10:58 (4,589 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I'm sorry to hear about this, I was looking forward to better reviews of this machine. I like the styling very much!

Post# 516838 , Reply# 14   5/10/2011 at 14:42 (4,589 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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Sorry to hear about your troubles. If you want a Miele on a budget I can highly recommend the W1613.

Post# 516964 , Reply# 15   5/10/2011 at 23:59 (4,588 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Panasonic could have been expected to do better. My 14yo Frigidaire/GE/Thor/whoever-made-it stumbles on balance sometimes but not with a proper mixed load.

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