If you don’t have bowls and dinner plates it’s great
Worst design possible
Cannot fit dinner plates on the bottom and small children’s bowls in the top draw
I would love to illustrate how poorly this machine fits anything in a standard household to the CEO of fisher & paykel- they should be embarrassed to sell such useless appliances - surely there must be regulations to design?
It’s around 30% smaller internally than Siemens/Bosch dishwashers and none of the spots to put your dishes have a wide enough gap to fit bowls without them tipping over when you slide the draw.
Do not buy this machine- I thought the reviews were exaggerating but no, spot on.
Extremely disappointed- absolute waste of money
This is a useless dishwasher stay away from it
I bought this diswasher 2 years ago. I am beyond disappointed in this one, it is horrendous.
The first issue is the interior design. ordinary sized plates do not fit in the bottom drawer unless the top drawer is in the raised position. If the top drawer is raised then we cannot even fit normal coffee mugs in without them hitting the cutlery drawer. Very poor design cannot fit normal cups, plates, small bowels etc.
Cutlery drawer doesn't dry properly and always wet. And the drying function on this dishwasher is extremely poor. Half the time t...he dishes in the two drawers are not dry (the cutlery NEVER is) even in g extra dry feature is selected. I rang customer service 3 time was on hold for over 15 minutes waiting for someone to answer and they were completely useless- they were reading the manual on the go (which I had already done) and had no idea about it at all. They told me to check the internet, and here I am. Extremely disappointed in this dishwasher. Useless and F and P should train the people in customer service to assist in basic issues
Perfect dishwasher for Bilbo Baggins
Had this dishwasher for about 4 months and still cannot get over the slight space its provides. Cannot pack large coffee cups or mugs in the upper tray, cannot put dinner plates in front section of bottom tray (stops tablet dispenser door from opening). The adjustable rop tray is completely useless. I have to load cup and mugs where plates should go. It is like playing tetris. Easier to hand wash. Have owned a number of dish washers over the years and this is by far the worse.
- C2 DW60FC2X1
- Verified purchase
One of the best.
I have had this new Dishwasher for 2 months now. I hadn't realised how bad my old dishwasher was till I stared using this one. It's my first Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. I am so impressed with all the functions, the ease of use and quality of wash. Even my dirtiest pots come clean using the normal 90min wash. I would highly recommend this dishwasher.
Dont buy it- error messages and floods the house
Dishwasher installed yesterday by professional installer. On start up there was error message f30, then F40. It could not be reset or operated. . It needed a f & P service call apparently. iInitially i was told that the pumps are tested as they leave the factory but settle in the warehouse then are jammed and dont work on install. Within 5 minutes of the installer leaving the house/kitchen , the kitchen was flooded and then the bedroom underneath- saturating the bedding.
Reviews have told me this model is awful. Im returning it. Error messages...
Worst dishwasher ever. Waste of money and time.
I have bought Fisher and Paykel dishwasher from Harvey Norman Thomastown last month 03/08/19 and got delivered on 17/08/19.
Since then the dishwasher NEVER worked properly. The first day it started showing error, we called fisher paykel support and technician came after 1 week mentioned about leak in device and fixed. 10 minutes after he left we got the same error again. Unfortunately I have go through whole cycle again and technician only came after 1 week. This time they said its plumbing problem which we got fixed.
However, ...again after 1 cycle, we got the same error again and its still not working. Its been more then month now I have bought this product and not even a single day it worked fine. We called Fisher and Paykel technician twice and I think I have to do it again now. And it flooded my kitchen atleast 10 times. I am really not interested in this product now and want to get it replaced or return it.
- Verified purchase
Poor dishwasher and even worse service
Dishwasher has a design flaw where the tablet dispenser is so low that it can easily be blocked by dishes in front of it. An actual cycle that cleans dishes is 90 minutes long. The cutlery basket is big and takes up valuable packing space. After a few months a clip broke so the top shelf comes out too far and dishes can easily fall. We logged a call and the service guy comes out with no spare parts! And it takes on average around 50 minutes to speak to anyone on the phone. Terrible company to deal with and emails are not responded to either. ...We have 3 appliances by them that came with a new house build and they've all had problems within a year. These items will need to be replaced soon and I will definitely not even look at an F&P appliance in the shops ever again. I don't understand how they ever had a good reputation.
Purchased in March 2018.
6 Months So Far So Good
Have previously owned more expensive dishwashers and ended up disappointed on the life span of such exspensive brands decided to try a cheaper more basic machine and so far have been impressed with its capabilities of washing the dishes. I do not pre rinse my dishes they come out clean and dry every time on the 90 minute cycle. I am also empressed with the quietness of the machine as having a shift worker in the house that is important. My only dissapointment is the interior racking feels very flimsy and the basket to hold the cutlery is very small and I have trouble fitting my cutlery in it.
Got a lemon.
I’ve had bought the dishwasher for 1 year, and had to call the service in 3x to fix the problem, E52 and F30 errors. Last few technicians couldn’t figure out what’s wrong with it, we just let it air for a few days and it started to work again. The last technician suggested that it could be a factory error, and suggested that I asked for a new machine, if it happens again. And guess what, it happen again, and NO NEW MACHINE. I have to wait for a service person to come, and it’s not for another full week. I am will without a dishwasher for at le...ast a full week! And god knows what will happen when technician comes. I have a young family, dishwasher is fundamental to my day to day. I thought when we bought a Fisher and Paykel, we were buying into quality, reliable and trustworthy brand. I am frustrated beyond believe. Just take my lemon away and give me a working dishwasher.
Not happy with product
The dispenser doesn't open all the time, or if it does the tablet doesn't come out. (tried two brands). The top shelf for cutlery hardly washing everything. I'm in the process of waiting for the seller to get back to me as I have only had this appliance since June. Not happy.
Purchased in June 2019.
Great in a couple of ways, but could be better
After spending about 2 hours in the shop looking up reviews on all the different dishwashers, I chose this one. I felt I had made an inform decision. However, there is one small, silly, but incredibly ANNOYING thing about it. The powder dispenser is located too low which means you have to be really careful not to put anything over a certain height in front of it. I have never had this problem with other ones. other than that, washes well, quite qiet, although sometimes it does groan a bit. fixtures can be a little flimsy and tend to bend easily. however, was options are great. gets thing clean. it's ok. Can't remember when I bought or exactly how much I paid.
Poorly designed not recommended for family.
Poorly designed machine.
- detergent flap won’t open if plates are placed in front of dispenser. Even though there is a plate rack in this position
- standard plates don’t fit with upper draw in normal position
- Upper draw has to be raised to higher position otherwise washing arm will hit plates
- standard bowls and glasses won’t fit in top drawer when in higher position.
- wine glasses have to be placed in lower draw as they don’t fit in top drawer. Only room for 4 glasses
- cutlery drawer doesn’t fit large knives or tongs.
I invite any Fisher & Paykel rep to stack my dishwasher after dinner one night. It’s like playing Tetris but way more frustrating
- C1 DW60FC1W1
- Verified purchase
Good Family Dishwasher
This is an easy to use machine that works well. We did initially have trouble fitting the larger plates in - the top arm would hit them and we were not happy about this, but we since learned there are two levels in which the top tray can sit and it comes out of the factory at the lower level. Once we read the instructions on how to adjust it (which was simple) we moved it up and we can now fit quite long/large items in without an issue. The eco wash runs for a very long time, so we don't tend to run it on that setting. If it ran for less time, we would use it all the time. Overall though, it is an easy to use machine and all of the dishes always come out sparkling clean.
Don’t buy F PAYKEL
Like the short cycles but don’t like the interior design with regard to detergent dispenser / half way down door and opens out so is impeded by plates if stacked next to door / so number of items in bottom tray will be restricted / just another faulty good from Harvey Norman - dishonest sales pitch
- C6 DW60FC6X1
- Verified purchase
Quiet and Cleans well, but doesn’t dry!!!
Bought this a few weeks ago. Easy to use controls, very quiet and cleans well. Very unhappy about the drying cycle and wish I’d read other reviews highlighting this problem before purchase. Particularly, it leaves cutlery and the upper rack very wet resulting in water marks. Even running it longer using the extra dry optional setting doesn’t make much difference. A real let-down as the 11 yr old LG that it replaced dried much better!
Cannot find anything to complain about
We use a lot of dishes for our big family and load the dishwasher twice a day. We were looking for something that has a shorter cycle, my previous smeg used to wash for 120 min. This dishwasher is a godsend with its fast cycle of only 35 min. The quality of the wash is also great and I learned for the first time how to correctly use rinse aid just by reading the manual that I came with. The dishwasher is relatively quiet, it is not completely silent but I do not see it as a disadvantage. So far we cannot complain about anything and had only pleasant experiences with this dishwasher, love this machine.
Only lasted 2.5 years
Our dishwasher was a housewarming gift. While it lasted, it cleaned dishes well and was very quiet.
Occasionally I found that the powder would not dissolve and agree with other comments about the top drawer being difficult to pack.
However after 2.5 years and just out of the warranty period, the motor suddenly gave up. We paid the 149 dollar call out fee and unfortunately it couldn’t be fixed. In a nutshell, save yourself the call out fee and buy a new dishwasher. Or perhaps try a different brand.
A great workhorse, reliable and efficient
I am so happy with the dishwasher that I decided to write a review about it. It is a great workhorse, reliable and efficient, has multiple cycles depending on your needs and what impresses me the most the eco fast cycle is only 40 minutes. Is save me electricity every day and I love it, so stylish and easy to clean with its stainless steel design and would recommend it.
Smart and stylish
This dishwasher is really what I expected a dishwasher would do, I can have all b=my dishes washed in under 40 minutes on an eco cycle, which is a breeze as my previous machine would not wash anything for under 2hours, really recommend, it is a great piece and save me times and energy in the kitchen.
very average dishwashers
Our first dishwasher in this range lasted a few months and the board blew, took 3 weeks for FP to replace, the new dishwasher performed well for about 3 years, however the front so called stainless steel corroded and looked an eye sore.
After 3 years board blown again, however on a good note the quick 20 minute setting worked great.
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Questions & Answers
I have just purchased a Fisher & Paykel DW60FC6X1 and would like to know if I can use Finish all in 1 max fast dissolving gel (instead of the tablets)? thank you
Just installed today and installer getting f30,40 error messages. Machine doesn’t work. Service call booked with f&p. So we wait.
Whilst I saw the installer out of our home the kitchen flooded and water then flooded to bedroom below , saturating linen and bed on ground floor.
Bing lee don’t seem surprised or concerned by this- does it happen often?
Am I better just to return this dishwasher now? Reviews are awful about design and quality. I wish I had read these before purchase.
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