Fisher & Paykel DE4024P1 clothes dryer

External Dimensions
Height: 34 in. Width: 24 in. Depth: 25 in.

This Fisher & Paykel ventless compact electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• Stainless-steel drum
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
• Drying rack.
• Custom programs.
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.


The Fisher & Paykel DE4024P1 is part of the Clothes Dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Clothes Dryer models like the DE4024P1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Drying performance: This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 6-lb. load, predominantly cotton, which includes jeans and towels; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Convenience: For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.

Noise: This score was determined by a panel of judges who listened while machines dried a 6-pound load, judging both sound quality and volume.

Results in the following chart are gathered from Consumer Reports’ 2018 Fall Survey of 1,023 compact dryers, owned by members who purchased a new machine between 2008 and 2018.

Our predicted brand reliability ratings are based on a statistical model that estimates problem rates within the first 5 years of ownership, for compact dryers that are not covered by an extended warranty or service contract. We also adjust for the median number of loads of laundry run through the machines per week. The median in our survey was 5 loads per week. Higher ratings are indicative of better reliability. Brands receiving a red or orange rating cannot be recommended by CR at this time.

Our owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their compact dryer brand to friends and family.

Predicted Reliability


Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 Fall Survey

Owner Satisfaction


Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 Fall Survey


Compact Dryer


Exterior Dimensions

height and width dimensions

34 in.  high 24 in.  wide

depth dimensions

25 in.  deep


Stainless steel drum Stainless steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Drying rack Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
End-of-cycle signal End-of-cycle signal Some models allow you to turn off the buzzer or bell or adjust the volume.
Extended tumble Extended tumble This feature keeps the drum tumbling without heat after the drying cycle has ended, to prevent wrinkles from setting in. It's useful if you can't remove the clothes right after the cycle ends. It can be turned off in some models but not others.
WiFi WiFi This feature offers remote access through a wireless network. The specific functionality varies by model but can include options like problem detection and start/stop or cycle selection choices.


Door type Door type Some models have doors that drop down in front; others have side-opening doors (generally reversible) that may make it easier to access the inside of the drum.
Side opening
Stackable Stackable You can save space by placing the dryer on top of a suitable washer. Note that a special kit is sometimes required to mount the dryer on top of the washer.
Dimensions Dimensions The exterior measurements of the dryer with the door closed, in inches (height x width x depth). Be sure to allow clearance in the rear for the vent duct if needed.
34 x 24 x 25
Warranty Warranty The length of time the dryer is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs.
2 year
Controls Controls Rotary dial: The desired cycle and options are selected using dials. They are generally easy to understand and use. Push button: The desired cycle and options are selected by pressing in pushbuttons. Like rotary controls, these are easy to use and understand. Touchpad: The desired cycle and options are selected using an electronic touchpad which generally includes a digital readout. A touchpad can be more versatile than rotary and push button controls enabling you to program settings into memory, for instance. Touchscreen with display: The desired cycle and options are selected using an electronic touchscreen. A touchscreen can be more versatile than rotary, push button, and touchpad controls but it may be a bit more confusing, especially at first. Touchscreen controls can also provide step-by-step instructions, as well as feedback on cycle status. Touchscreen controls sometimes require you to page through several screens to choose options and features, which can be tedious.
Rotary dial and electronic touchpad
Lint filter location Lint filter location Top-mounted filters are generally easier to reach and clean. Filters located inside the door are less convenient. Remember to check and clean the filter before every load.
Inside drum
Vented Vented Indicates whether a dryer needs to be vented to the outside if yes. If it doesn't need to be vented, then it would require a drain for the moisture removed to be eliminated or it comes with a reservoir that one needs to manually empty after the drying cycle is completed.
Moisture sensor Moisture sensor Many dryers have moisture sensors that use electrical contacts in the drum to determine when laundry has reached the desired degree of dryness, whether that's damp-dry for ironing or ready to wear. Moisture sensors are more accurate than those using thermostats, sparing your laundry unnecessary drying and reducing your energy bills.
Energy star Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.