this paid for it's self with reduced electricity bill .. it's very quick and does a full 6kg load
it's exhausted through the ceiling then out a vent in the barge boards
the soft dry handles all delicates with ease
but as with all clothes dryer you must keep the filters clean if you don't want a house fire
Best drier I have ever used
This drier for me is a life saver and a money saver, I use it every day almost, I rarely hang out clothes any more especially with the crazy Melbourne weather, the clothes come out soft every time my gas and electricity bill have hardly changed. pays for it self
If you have a gas connection, they really are the way to go!
Super efficient, will dry a 6kg load in about 20 minutes flat, whilst maintaining soft crease-free moisture levels in the items to be dried. We opted for a gas connection in our laundry on advice from our architect on our new-build dwelling. Kilojoule for kilojoule gas is way more efficient at drying than electricity is, and unless you are using your own solar power at the time of drying (unlikely) gas is certainly much cheaper too.
I have never yet had an electric dryer that had this sort of capacity either. Japanese manufactured, with ver...
Love this dryer!!!
Absolutely LOVE my dryer. Love the fluffy supersoft towels too. My only issue after 3 years, is the inner liner to the lint pocket has ripped. Given how much we use it, this is a totally minor complaint. Does anyone know where I can get a new one of these? I am in NZ and finding it uber difficult to source :( wonderful product though ..highly recommended.
Still good .
I wrote a review after 2 years of purchasing this and now I'm following up as its been 6 years now since using it and we have only had two problems with it since which is not bad going. Firstly the lint holder cover inner had a rip in its delicate black fabric, the parts are fairly cheap to replace and have to be done via a retailer as Rinnai don't send it to the consumer directly. Secondly the internal belt snapped ( we had the Rinnai authorised repairer come out to diagnose this) and he came out twice as has to order the parts, both trips at ...our cost amounted to total of $200 approx. The device would turn on and try to ignite but no heat and would stop turning after 5 mins and flash an error code. Apparently snapped belts according to the repairman aren't common so makes me wonder if it should have lasted more than 6 years approx before it snapped. Apart from this it has been a wonderful gas dryer for clothes .
Good efficient dryer
Got one for my new house. You do have to plan ahead with the gas fittings and flue pipe. A bit of a hassle to install but worth every cent especially if you have a big family. Very fast to dry and cheap to run. Also I love the soft fluffy towels just like the ones you get from hotels. I use it just for a whole load of towels even on sunny days.
I loathe it
Yes, it dries fast and it's cheap to run, but it comes with a stack of down-sides no-one mentions:
- It requires side access on both sides (electrics on the left and gas on the right), which mightn't be such an issue if it's on the ground, but when you're wall-mounting it you'll need to take this into account and not build it into the corner.
- It doesn't reverse, so your sheets will always roll into a ball and take lots of extra runs to finally dry. (I've had a reversing dryer for 10+ years and had even forgotten about the problem until ...the Rinnai went in. - The 'glass' in the door is impervious to light. You can't see in (not even with a torch) to see if your sheets are tumbling or rolled into a ball. Yes, we tested the other way just in case it was in the wrong way 'round. Nope. Seems its purely cosmetic. (And the book says you're not allowed to open the door while it's running to check the load is tumbling correctly). - The $200+ wall-mount bracket is of an inefficient design, making very poor use of space. The dryer's 35mm rubber feet sit on top of it rather than inside the folded metal, and the end result is the bracket needs to be so low on the wall that the top-loader underneath no longer opens fully. (The old Simpson/Westinghouse was of course fine in this configuration).
Dry clothes in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost.
The Rinnai Dry Soft 6 gas clothes dryer is a must in winter in Cooler climates.It can dry up to 6kg of washing at a time.A full load of towels in under an hour. Their is the option of timer or sensor drying(General, extra soft, thick and delicate). It can be mounted on a wall or sat on the floor, it needs to be plumbed into the gas so you will need a plumber it also requires an external flew. the price of the unit is fairly high aprox $1600 but Im willing to pay that when I look at the quality and efficiency compared to other clothes dryers.
efficient, cheap to run reliable.
This has worked out weel, fast dry, quiet cheap to run.
The filter is a bit fiddly to clean and access.
The unit is expensive up front but great to use, and i consider it a good investment.
The connection cost and flue are a bit of a hassle, but if you are doing a laundry renovation its well worth doing.
fast and cheap to run
fiddly filter access
Questions & Answers
Appreciate the reviews, it has made me tempted to buy one.
I am left with one question, does anyone know if this come with a flue kit?
I am concerned that this is an additional price, the vertical flue kit costing $209 ... this seems a bit much to me!
The flue kit is an optional extra - although mandatory - and includes 1m of pipe. I wall-mounted my dryer and went up ~2' and out 1' but needed to buy another length of pipe because you need a "socket" (female) end on the pipe for the horizontal run from the right-angle bend to the external vent - and of course the offcut from the vertical rise is useless.
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