4Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines

Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines

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4Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines
3.9

196 reviews

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73% · 14436 · 18%
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Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
4.1
Ease of Use
4.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
3.5
Cleans and spins laundry well
Easy to understand controls
Quickly washes
Slightly flimsy agitator
Can be quite noisy

Reviews

196 reviews
Craig.
Craig.
  MW511

Can't kill it

I purchased this second hand 11 years ago, it's going great . It's been a few places in that time, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne and back to Brisbane and still as good as the day I got it. Washing everything I can put in it. Show details
Phil Collett
Phil Collett
  MW60

So far so good

we purchased our F&P top loader a couple of months ago. So far so good. No problems to report. Easy to use and small enough to fit into our laundry space. Very happy with. Show details
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Andre
AndreSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  MW511

Awesome machine

After our old f&p died we purchased a Korean brand front loader last year, what a total waste of money, it was very noisy, a full load took 3 hours and clothes always had a starched type feeling, bit the bullet and purchased a f&p top loader same as our old one, brilliant, it’s quiet, a full load takes approx 40 minutes and clothes come out perfect Show details
real buyer
real buyerSpencer Gulf30 posts
  MW513
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Gadigal L.
Gadigal L.Sydney, NSW5 posts
  MW511

Ok but could be better

Bit on the noisy side but overall does the job and at an affordable price you can pick it up on special every now and then.
James S.
James S.
  MW512

Built to last

I wash clothes for a family of 5. Very satisfied. Clothes are always clean and well maintained. I’ve had it for almost 20 years and it’s only now needing parts replaced. Show details
Katie
KatieGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  MW513

Easy to use, love it, never had a problem with it

This was my first washing machine living alone and I love it. It's easy to use. Fast, but still washes the clothes thoroughly. I've never had a problem with it. Will buy the same model again if this ever dies. Even a second hand model, found cheaply on Facebook Marketplace, would do just fine. I drained the water into the bathtub with the supplied hose.
Megam
MegamSydney, NSW
  MW60

Awful

Worst brand and worst customer service.No one returns your call and sends technician after 1 month. The washing machine was crap lasted only 3 yrs.Never buying this rubbish garbage brand Show details
Brett
BrettGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts
  MW511

Awesome Machine

I purchased this machine waaaaay back in 2004 and it’s still running unbelievably well. Simple and easy to use. I’m a single guy working in a dusty metal factory and I have to wash my work top and pants after a single use. This washing machine has been outstanding and I’ve only ever had a single issue where the drain pipe or the actual pump got blocked. Simple fix using an air compressor and its been fine since. It bangs and crashes sometimes during the spin cycle but what machine doesn’t. I only ever use cold water and I’m a happy little vegemite with the results. One minor complaint is that a lint tray would of made the machine absolutely flawless. Show details
Peter
PeterMetropolitan Adelaide, SA7 posts
  Verified MW60

Great spin but no cleanable lint filter

Been using this for over 4 years now. Washes well and quickly. The high-speed spin-dry is very handy in a cold, wet Adelaide winter. Needs to be cleaned a few times a year with a bicarb soda + white vinegar + long, hot wash - if not, the buildup of crud tends to confuse the sensors and computer, and it doesn't empty out consistently, creating froth. Has only three water levels, and the low and medium levels are too low - could do with four or five water levels to pick from. Worst feature is no cleanable lint filter - it claims to have a self-cleaning filter, but even if this is the case, it would be sending lint into your S-bend. Needs a cleanable lint filter. Show details
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Lisa H
Lisa HGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  MW511

You get more than what you pay for!

I've used it for roughly 6 years second hand and still going strong. Used it on delicate, wools, dark, light, jeans, blanket covers, blankets, soft toys, pillow.... and can always rely on it to do a good job. It doesn't put a significant strain on our energy or water bills either.

Occasionally it might eat your clothes at the bottom of you try to pack it jam tight (our fault really) in which case it'd just stop and beep. You can then gently pull your fabric out unscathed and reload or keep going without damage.

Great brand! The drum is still as the first day!

Used for 2-3 persons house hold.

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Max D.
Max D.Perth, WA51 posts
  MW512

Great machine as always by f&p

I had a MW512 since 2007 when I sold it to upgrade to a bigger model the new MW513 is very similar so I’m sure it will be the same. While I had this machine it was great nothing ever came out uncleaned and it span very well. The only issue really is that the agitator fins may snap eventually but a second had agitator is cheap and it’s an easy fix. So if you are buying a new MW513 or purchasing a used MW512, MW511 I would recommend it. Show details
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MBKITMGR
MBKITMGRHunter Region, NSW26 posts
  Verified MW60
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Amayzingone
AmayzingoneSydney, NSW376 posts
  MW513
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aleisha8
aleisha8AU12 posts
  MW60

Its ok

So I bought this after an LG that I wasn't that happy with, but I think I'd take the LG back now, at least it had a filter. This one leaves fluff on our clothes and sheets mayby I overfill but I expect it to hold more I guess, it goes off balance a lot, I guess many machines are the same these days and mayby they just don't make them like they used too or I need to use longer cycle. I bought it because of the good reviews and mechanically it has been good. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Alan B.
Alan B. · QuickSmart MW513 (5.5kg)

How much is a lint trap

Peter B.
Peter B. · QuickSmart MW511 (5.5kg)

is the mw511 the same lid as the gw512

Slartibartfast
Slartibartfast  

Yup. Here's your answer https://www.fisherpaykel.com/nz/spare-parts/laundry-spare-parts/white-lid-426794p-426794P.html

James G.
James G. · QuickSmart MW513 (5.5kg)

Where is the filter on this machine?

Details

Features:

  • The Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machine currently comes in 2 models, one with a 5.5kg capacity and the other with a 6kg capacity.
  • Both washing machines have 4 wash cycles: Delicate, Heavy, Regular, and Wool.
  • These machines have SmartDrive™ technology that is advertised as providing quiet but reliable wash.
  • A flexible finned agitator helps ensure less tangling of your clothes, reducing the wear and tear they endure when washed.
  • The top loaders have 3 spin speeds and a maximum spin speed of 1000rpm.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the Series 3 cleaned and spun their clothes well, with users saying that their laundry came out almost dry.
  • They also found that the machine’s controls were easy to understand and use.
  • Reviewers appreciated how quickly the machine cleaned their clothes, saying that their clothes were out of the machine in what felt like no time.

Pain points:

  • Some reviewers found that the agitator of the machine felt a bit light and flimsy, and wasn’t as durable as they expected it to be.
  • Users also said that the machine was quite noisy, particularly when on a rinse or spin setting.

Something to consider:

  • A number of reviewers said that washing their clothes in this machine resulted in lots of lint and other small debris on their clothes. This may be because the machine doesn’t come with a lint trap, as this needs to be purchased separately.
Compare all Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines listings
CategoryTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing Machines
Price (RRP) $849
Capacity5.5 kg6 kg
Household Size 1-2 people1-2 people
FeaturesAuto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)
Energy Rating1.5 star(s)2 star(s)
Water Rating3 star(s)3 star(s)
Drum MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Dimensions 1050 x 560 x 560 mm1060 x 560 x 560 mm
Motor TypeSmartDriveSmartDrive
Max Spin Speed 1,000 rpm1,000 rpm
Number of Spin Speeds33
Number of Wash Cycles44
MechanismAgitatorAgitator
Open Lid Height 1,350 mm1,350 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhiteWhite
Release date
Replaced byFisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW513 (5.5kg)Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)
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