Matsushita Top-loading Washer Dryer Model NA-FD8000
Matsushita Electric Industrial in October will begin selling what it claims is "the world's first fully automatic top-loading washer-dryer," model NA-FD8000. The unit, with its 8kg capacity for washing, 4.5kg for drying, uses centrifugal force augmented with compressed air to force water out of clothing
lining the tub. A large "flapper" at the bottom of the machine, rearranges the clothing for even and fast drying. The unit has four program cycles: "washing only," "drying only," "washing and drying" and "wash and short drying."