yet more, from wiki:
"Fisher & Paykel Appliances is a major appliance manufacturer located in Auckland, New Zealand.
In November 2001 Fisher & Paykel Industries Limited was separated into two independent publicly listed companies, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited.
Fisher & Paykel was originally founded by Maurice Paykel and Woolf Fisher as an importer of domestic refrigerators. After the government imposed tariffs making it unprofitable to import appliances, Fisher & Paykel began production. At first, the company manufactured appliances under license from other manufacturers. But they later began producing their own innovative designs.
After several years of improving their designs, the team of engineers began incorporating sophisticated electronics from the emerging computer industry. Using technology such as new generation permanent magnet electric motors, Fisher & Paykel has been able to build appliances that performed better while using fewer resources.
Fisher & Paykel holds over 400 patents and has introduced several technological advances in major appliances. Some of the company's trademarked features include Smart Drive autowashers, Active Smart refrigerators, AeroTech ovens and DishDrawer dishwashers. The Fisher & Paykel brand is available in over forty countries worldwide.
Fisher & Paykel appliances are manufactured in Auckland and Dunedin in New Zealand, in Cleveland, Queensland, Australia and in Clyde, Ohio, USA."
FP appliances are sold in Lowes stores in the US.
"North Americas Most Energy Efficient Top Load Washer uses only 24% of the energy of a traditional washer. Complete the laundry in up to half the time of a frontloader, 1000rpm spin saves up to 30% time and energy in the dryer. This Super Capacity washer with unique brushless DC motor and smart electronics increases reliability with no belts, brakes, pulleys, clutches or gearboxes - parts that aren't there can't fail."
There must be some used motors around.