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Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)

Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)

3.3 from 41 reviews

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3.3

41 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (1)
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Fisher & Paykel are the worst washing machines EVER!

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Purchased in January 2016 for A$620.00.

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Rebecca Hill

Rebecca HillCurtin 2605, ACT

  • 16 reviews
  • 2 likes

My Washing Machine

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Date PurchasedApr 2012
lizzy

lizzyBallarat

  • 9 reviews

Love it!

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This machine although quite old now, washes clothes really well. It is a bit on the noisy side and has only had one part replaced so I think it that is pretty good given the age of it and the number of loads it has done over the years. I find that ALDI detergents work best and this is evident with the cleanliness of the clothes!

Date PurchasedMay 2002
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Fisher an dpaykel washing machines are the best on the market

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fisher and paykel washing machines are the best our family have ever used. never had one die . only fault in 15 year old machine was the pump got jammed up with lint but I cleaned the pump and moved the fan blade and it continued to run. recommended 5 star

Date PurchasedJan 1996
Washerlover03

Washerlover03

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Ok

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My nana had this machine for 10 years it claimed to do 2 deep rinses but only does one so annoying It would be better if it did 2 deep rinses not very impressed.
Recommend to all apart from the negative that it does not do 2 deep rinses better than the Intuitive from fisher & paykel though.

woftam

woftam

  • 9 reviews

So happy to buy something that just works.

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I've had this machine going on 7 years now and I'm very happy with it's reliability and performance. It just works. I work in landscaping and my clothing gets filthy. In that time this machine hasn't let me down. I'll sometimes do 3 heavy loads in a row no problems. If I get another 3-5 years out of it I'll be super happy. I just hope the next generation of Fisher and Paykel are just as good.

Gee William

Gee WilliamMelbourne

  • 5 reviews

The best washing machine I have ever had and used bought new 13 years old.

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Love it

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Love this Fisher Paykel its never had any issues, spins clothes better than any other machine I've owned & i like the programmable fav wash option. It beeps if its out of balance (& when its finished) but not an annoying beep like the microwave. I think it washes clothes really well, though having kids we dont have very delicate clothes, just very grubby ones & it gets them very clean

Yogi bear

Yogi bearDunolly, Victoria

  • 19 reviews

Great washing machine

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Purchased early in 2012, this has been a very reliable washing machine. Nothing has gone wrong with it. Quiet, washes clothes wonderfully and I love how it spins them almost dry. It only does 1 wash per week where my son jam packs it full. Never unbalances and no problem with lint

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Simon

SimonSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Absolute rubbish

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Takes forever to fill up. Had to have the hot water pump replaced. Now it won't spin dry. I've had grief with a F&P dishwasher as well. The brand is cheap and nasty rubbish. I will never buy Fisher & Paykel ever again. Don't be taken in by their cheap prices, there's a reason why they are cheap.

Michael012

Michael012Melbourne

  • 30 reviews

Easy to use and reliable

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This washing machine was purchased new in 2006 for $549 and has worked well with no problems ever since. It is easy to use and has been very reliable. Good value.

Reliable and easy to use but leaves a lot of lint on clothes.

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I have had no mechanical problems at all with the machine in over 8 years. It is easy to use and simple to understand. But it does leave a lot of lint on the clothes. There is no lint filter and the only parts to clean are the bowl and the agitator. But to clean inside the agitator is very difficult as it is too narrow to get your hand into. I cannot put white or light coloured clothes into it as they are just a mess when they come out.
Reliable and Easy to use.
Leaves a lot of lint on clothes to the point that I cannot wash white or light coloured clothes in the machine.

carlyr

carlyrBeerwah, Queensland

  • 2 reviews

great machine!

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This has been a very reliable machine, we have had for 5 years and still had absolutely no problems. It has been worked hard, having at least a 4 person household at all times (4 adults, then 4 adults and bub, now 2 adult, toddler and baby) it washes very well, no problems with greasy work clothes, filthy toddler dirt and food, or cloth nappies. I'll need to upgrade to a larger machine in the future and I'll definitely be going for another f&p.
reliable, inexpensive.

Smurf

Smurf

  • 7 reviews

Washes clothes OK. But.....

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It does the job of washing clothes, can't argue about that. The big problem is that it goes out of balance very easily, perhaps every third wash or so, and constantly beeps until this is manually corrected. Apart from that it works well, but the dreaded beeps are extremely annoying if I don't want to fix the problem there and then since the beeps just keep going until it's fixed. On a positive note, the high spin speed means that clothes dry quickly.
Looks modern. High spin speed.
Those [censored word removed] beeps when it goes out of balance are annoying, and it goes out of balance rather often.

Janne

JanneLounen

  • 16 reviews
  • 21 likes

17 years of service

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Maybe the model numbers have changed over the years but the 5.5kg washing machine I purchased over 17 years ago is just beginning to have problems. I can still use it - just have to juggle the programs. Am very impressed with the durability of this machine which has travelled to Perth and back during its life! Only hope that with the takeover by the Chinese Haier company that Fisher and Paykel's quality is maintained.
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Good, reliable washer - works very well

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Have had this washing machine for about 5 years and no problem, works well, doesn't damage clothes and is pretty quiet. Fisher and Paykel are good quality, better than aussie brands, which are made o/s anyway... Its pretty quiet, has a good choice of cycle and never really has a problem.
inexpensive, quiet and works very well

Excellent machine

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have been using same for last 4 years with out any trouble so far, there is always one rule apply to every where and that is GIVE & TAKE, if you look after yr. machine well other hand Machine will definitely give you better outcome, I am really Impressed with It
continuing doing its job perfectly
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Flaw in this model - spinning

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My previous Hoover machine lasted me a loyal 14 yrs without any issue. After using F&P MW512 for 2 yrs, the spinning cycle seems to show a flaw - it either doesn't stopped or get jammed so often which drove me crazy - now after only 5 2/2 yrs - it stopped draining and the the spin stopped! F&P need to improve on the spinning hardware to make it more efficient

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upgradingSYDNEY

Does the Job

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We have had this machine for about 4 years, handed down to us after about another 4 years of use. Its worked flawlessly all this time, havent had it miss a beat, but it does use a lot of water and it doesnt always get clothes that clean. work shirts tend to come out with sweat stains even on hot washes, we've found we have to soak them seperately every few weeks to get them clean again.
Good size for 2 people, but upgrading as new family member and more washing, so going for something a bit more efficient.
good for uni students
worked without issue for 8+ years
doesnt clean tough stains, uses a lot of water and not very energy efficient

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lisha_gal

lisha_galSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 122 reviews

Good

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Questions & Answers

shell

shellasked

QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)

I bought my Washing Machine brand new in 2006 it has worked fine until now........when it is filling with water it stops and starts more than it use to and beeps and when it starts to wash it keeps stopping and beeping it beeps on the spin cycle and rinse so I have to turn it off and then turn it back on .......Do you think the computer has had it? Cheers Michelle

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Shirley A.

Shirley A.asked

QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)

My MW512 has worked perfectly for years but now fills to top when set on LOW and overflows on any other setting. Where is the problem?

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Luke R.

Luke R.asked

QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)

My f&P 512 is stuck on spin cycle but is not spinning I think I have overloaded it.it is beeping and the lights on the spin cycle are flashing.but nothing else is happening.please help.

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