im glad its discontinued put me of fisher & paykel
its suppose to be water efficient but does not clean clothes proplerly it goes out of balance during spin.It is not realy automatic as always running back to fix problem and re start.In the past i always had hoover I would not get a fisher & paykel again.Good job this model is discontinued.
USELESS machine ever built
Bought brand new from Harvey Norman in 2014. Worked well for maybe 2 years, then would consistently go out of balance and needed to move clothes around for it to spin and finish the cycle. Had my previous Kleenmaid machine for 20 years an absolute dream but they don’t sell them in Australia anymore - great shame. This Aquasmart is undoubtedly the worst machine ever designed in the history of mankind. If someone tries to sell you this, RUN as fast as you can to a different brand, different shop. Your mental health depends on it.
Seems to be fine for us
I'm interested to know if the people leaving reviews have bought from new or second hand. My dad fixes and repairs, seems to do a good job? Especially if you follow manufacturer instructions and don't use fabric softener!! And put a proper load of clothes in, not overloading. It also helps if you level them out properly using their screw out feet. The only reason I'd mark this at 3 stars is the suspension rods could be better, besides that, seems to be fine.
Never worked well from day 1, nursed along the last few years
From day one, never worked with washing powders, must use liquid. High efficiency mode never worked well hence not used. From day one, machine had out of balance type issues which was manageable in the earlier years of ownership (first five or six) but has steadily been getting worst to point to where literally a single pair of socks puts this thing out of balance. Requires constant supervision to help it fix it's out of balance load. This machine which was supposed to be water and energy efficient. It is thus not either of those things due to ...above listed reasons! Was not a cheap machine and we weren't in a financial position to purchase a replacement until recently. Thus our persistence all these years. Quite disappointed with the product to be honest.
Purchased in February 2007 for A$990.00.
Would NEVER buy again
This machine was okay for the first couple of years, then started to thump loudly. Thumping increased in frequency until now I can't even use it - have to 'rebalance' clothes and restart over and over again, cannot even finish one wash due to this. The thumping sound is like a car crashing into the laundry, and the damn machine moves across the laundry as if possessed. I'm reduced to washing by hand until I can get time to go to the shop and buy a new one, which won't be another F&P! Oh, I also had to change to liquid detergent as powder detergent always left marks on clothes.
Will go out of my way to never buy a Fisher&Paykel product ever again
Absolute rubbish. Wouldn’t wash a sock. Doesn’t fill. Doesn’t rinse. Doesn’t spin. Junk. Garbage. Wouldn’t even use as a boat anchor. Would happily drop from a great height. Never again will I buy a F&P product and will tell everyone I know to avoid this company like the plague.
This machine is trouble. It tangles clothes, leaves lint on all dark items, is frequently unbalanced and makes loud cluncking noises often,
After using for only 2 1/2 years it died. I'm told it is a control panel failure.
Not worth repairing so it's going out for hard garbage collection.
I'm looking forward to getting a new one.
Purchased in January 2017.
Built well and very user friendly
Coming on 9 years old, and used multiple times a week, this machine is well suited to big loads. From heavy work clobber to delicates, king size bed sheets and doonas, the range of pre-set options to choose from will have a washing solution for all needs. Being able to tailor those settings to each load makes it very user friendly. And then a reminder after 100 washes to run a "clean me" cycle makes putting the clothes in the barrel the hardest part of washing. Always one to wash with liquid (not powder), my only negative is a white residue is sometimes left on black garments - in both warm / cold cycles. Otherwise, the unit is very gentle even on the toughest of loads - a brand I would certainly purchase again in the future.
Read the reviews carefully
Lint left, unbalanced continually, and some clothes and sheets need rewashing after washing. I don't ever have dirty items, but many come out dirty after washing. Its aqua smart meaning frugal with water, but you actually need water to wash clothes. While frugal with water the cycle takes over an hour so expensive on power. Read the reviews carefully because it appears some are very questionable in their endorsing such a woeful washing machine that should have been recalled. After staying in Timeshares throughout the world using hundreds of washing machines over the years, this machine is the worst I have ever encountered.
leaves lint and a white residue on darks
Does not wash blacks well, leaves a residue of powder or lint? Have tried cleaning machine several times and changing to liquid but still can't get a good wash on darks.
Purchased in March 2010.
Excellent machine if used properly
This machine is excellent if you adhere to the manufacturer’s advice.
It will not clean well if overloaded and will imbalance if underloaded. Use the suggested detergent in correct amounts. I use this machine 5 times a week with my family’s clothes. I also put through massage towels at a rate of 20 per week. Always a great wash. I also like the programming with is intuitive and the clean cycle keeps me up with when the machine needs cleaned.
Purchased in February 2015.
The WORST Washing Machine
I agree with what other reviewers have stated about the Aquasmart Model loads being unbalanced. This happens constantly! One load of laundry can take 5 hours due to all of the sensors detecting 'unbalanced' laundry. This washing machine is a joke! We went out today, to buy a Maytag-they have always been reliable.
The best washing machine I have ever owned!
This machine is fully programmable, uses very little detergent and will WASH ANYTHING in cold water -backpacks, running shoes, clothes, manchester - including doona covers and delicate handwash-only items & it has never broken down! Its technology (touch control) and frontloader-like economy attracted my attention and it has really paid off. Being very happy with my current Fisher & Paykel, I did my due diligence on this new front-loader-like version to save my back and knee joints. I also wanted a more economical and sustainable machine to u...pdate my current 12 year old Fisher & Paykel toploader so I researched retailer and manufacturer websites, Choice Magazine and then also the user forums to see what people were saying about the Aquasmart. Although many people were complaining about soap residue, I did not really take them at their word as the underlining problem seemed to be that they were still using toploader washing detergents and/or too much detergent for their new machine. I have used this machine 2-7 times a week and have now had it for over 9 years and have never looked back.
happy with the machine
This washing machine cleans really well.. clothes come out rinsed very well. doesn’t seem to wear out our clothes like other brands. I’ve found a top loader is far easier and more convenient to use. all round a great machine that does what it supposed too. we definately made the right choice.
Worst washing machine should have been recalled
Dud machine bad from day one it took too long to wash and continuously noisy and offbalance and it lasted 11 years was not a heavy user 2 loads a week and black clothes were covered in washing powder every time I used Omo had to use liquid to overcome this issue. My old Simpson lasted 35 years Fisher and Paykel no longer a New Zealand company sold to Haier crap brand will not buy ever again!
loved this machine
I had this machine for almost ten Years. Had a perfect run, not 0ne call out. My towels were always spun well and dried really fluffy,never had a problem with any of the cycles. Why on earth I got the idea to try a different brand. BOSCH what a disarster. When I can afford to I'm going back to FISHER AND PAYKEL.
Not a good purchase
The worst machine we've owned. Was in for repairs multiple times. Loud, bangs like a bin truck. Is not kind to anything delicate so bring out the mesh bags if you have them. Will not run a spin cycle without endless rinses in between. Wish we had bought anything else.
Mine just broke. So happy. Time to buy a new one. Clothes came out dirtier than went in. Sheets in knots. always unbalanced, black stuff just impossible to come out clean, went through about every washing detergent on the market to find something that wouldn't leave residue, gave up on the HE feature years ago - never washes properly, takes ages, have resorted to doing many smaller loads - just so things will clean properly and if you want to wash a blanket or doona, be prepared to spend the whole afternoon at home tending to the thing. White Trash. Pure and simple.
Lint all over cloths. Get a work out with the cloths brush on every item.
Leaves dark marks on clothes very disappointed every time I do a wash!
Hardly any water to cover clothes!
Bad idea! Traded in a front loader which I hated but this tops it all.'
Bought second hand but looked in very good condition, sad I didn't read reviews before hand.
Not as good as I expected
The machine is quiet and reasonably faithful. It has no "quick" cycle for clothes that only need freshening.
It also has no lint filter in the wash area. This means that all articles are left with lint and/or fine grit in any creases - there are lots in a sheet! Any dark synthetics are decorated with pale lint on the surface. Both these problems would be almost eliminated with a lint filter IN the wash area. Effluent lint filters will not help here. I would happily use a clip in one if it were available.Please return to the same cleanliness s...
Questions & Answers
When turn on at wall machine makes 3/4 beeping sound and no power to control panel, why is this?
as posted above i an trying to sort out a friends aquasmart washer model WL80T65C have ordered correct suspension rods and elastic straps [ genuine] and replaced them , machine is level , drum is centred , done a test wash with NO clothes and machine still stops on spin cycle and gives an out of balance message , machine does not vibrate , bang or move etc very quite it just stops when in spin cycle with an out of balance message . have done fac reset makes no differance , its bloody frustrating to say the least , fisher and paykel used to have a really solid name . not to sure any more about that
Why does it take so long to do a basic load of washing
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