Updated 9 Aug 2017

Panasonic

NA-140VG4WAU

Snapshot: The Panasonic NA-140VG4WAU front loader has a 10kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

NA-140VG4WAU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1799

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Test results

Overall score
78
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good dirt removal.
  • Very good rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Very good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Has cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Has “favourite” cycle.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1799
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
China

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
10.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 63
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
30
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
Not stated
Noise (dBA)
57
Wash cycle time (min)
97
Water use (L/wash)
49
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
15
Test cycle
Econavi, cold, 1200rpm

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cotton rinse plus 40°C eco, 1400rpm
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
305
Energy label - stars
★★★★
Water label consumption (L)
84
Water label - stars
★★★★

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
×
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
Out-of-balance correction
Yes
Add items
-
Child lock door
-
Child lock controls
-

More Info

Notes
-

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