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Very Cheap and nasty washing machine - Not like to Good old ones
So unhappy with the VERY INFERIOR quality of this machine
Now where do I start?
1. Operationally only 3 wash levels. The mid level is not enough so must always wash in FULL
2. Strange behavior. When you turn on the power the machine powers on too. But not really. You still must push the ON button.Select the cycle then the start button.
3. Mine started playing up very quickly. Would not spin. Repeatedly cycled from on, try to spin then off again. This would happen over and over again. Rebalancing the wash helped occasionally but not always. Same...
Purchased in December 2020.
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.
Purchased for $700.00.
So noisy on rinse and spin cycles
We bought this machine to replace our old F&P 6kg model that served us well for 14 years but had finally packed up. The new one seems to wash the clothes reasonably well but it is so noisy on the rinse and spin cycles. We had a technician come out but he said there is nothing wrong, F&P are now using a different type of pump and that is just the way they are. So, if considering buying one then beware that it will be very loud on rinse and spin.
Also, although it gives its capacity as 6kg, like our old one, it does not seem to be able to take the same amount of clothes, we have to put a smaller load in.
Purchased in January 2021 at Winning Appliances NSW, Crows Nest for $823.00.
Non stop problems from Day 1!
This washing machine has been nothing but a headache since its installation.
Washing machine regularly leaves grease stains on clothes. Repairman have been out 5 times, each time they tell me they can't find any faults and to call next time it is playing up. Customer service is useless.
After countless $ worth of ruined clothing and the wasted time on hold, dealing with customer support, taking time out of my work day to accomodate the repairman I am ready to throw it out and start fresh.
DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!
Purchased in April 2019.
Very tough and reliable
Got 2nd hand this year but came out in 2006 very tough and reliable hope it lasts a long time and not die. ease of use and has eco option.
Purchased in December 2020 for $80.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
- QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)
11 years old and still going well
We bought this f&p washer in 2009 and haven’t had any problems with it in eleven years. This is the second f&p washer I’ve had and can highly recommend it.
Purchased in October 2009 at 2nds World Online store for $584.00.
A basic machine that does what it says on the box.
Quick cycles, great energy rating - better than any front loader (cold wash)
The machine washes well and the 1000rpm spin cycle leaves the clothes almost dry. I haven’t had any issues with the machine going out of balance or splashing like other reviewers.
Here’s hoping I get the same 15 years of service out of this Thai built machine that I had from the previous Australian one.
Purchased in September 2020.
The gold standared for a workhorse washing machine.
We have just had to upgrade/downsize after our fisher & paykel quicksmart died.
The quicksmart we had was purchased some time around 2005, so it was like 15+ years old had never been serviced or broke down, I can only assume the belt deteriorated and broke away.
Anyway for the review, this machine is not super efficient or top of the line in terms of functions, it's also a biut loud but you can mitigate that by ballancing it correctly and following the load instructions, however in terms of a solid whitegood that is a good investment and does the job day in day out well beyond the lifetime you'd expect, this is absolutely that.
Easy to Use
Purchased in January 2005.
Useless with large items
I purchased the MW60 Quicksmart top loader in April 2018. Right from the beginning it has been useless with any thing larger than a pair of jeans. Try putting a bathrobe or a douna cover in and it turns everything into a huge ball. The machine start walking through the laundry and makes a huge racket until you pause it and re drape all the washing. Machine has been balanced time and time again. Service men have balanced it, but problem continues. I think it is a design fault of the agitator which is too big on the bottom. Rediculous that you have to hang around when you put a load of washing on.
Purchased in April 2018 at Winning Appliances NSW, Brookvale for $599.00.
- QuickSmart MW60 (6kg)
Basic and does the job
I had to replace my F&P Front Loader as we had a power surge and it has been playing up since. I will get it looked at but need to keep getting the washing done. I just wanted something very basic - there is not much else around, so I went for a smaller F&P Top Load (I used to have an 8kg - too big for me). I am actually very satisfied. It does the job, not much extra features (that hardly get used) but also forgot how quick top load machines are! I'm very satisfied. I'm also quite sure this is the same style machine that has been around for ag...es, so as long as you look after it, I am hoping I should get years of service (I now keep it unplugged when not in use!) I also do not think its using any more water than the front loader was but I think I get better rinsing with this machine.
Purchased in August 2020 at Appliances Online for $829.00.
Purchased 2006, the thing is still going
Originally purchased in 2006. The original motor died over a year ago (2018) where we replaced it with a Chinese copy. That soon died only after 6 months. Purchased a f&p original motor and I would expect it to last another ten years... With current motor, have notice that the pump is significantly loud, especially on spin, sounds as though a plane is taking off.
This top loader has only been run quite heavily as of the last year, household of 3, washing everyday a few loads on heavy duty, hot, high. Still going strong otherwise, no signs of slowing down. Otherwise in its early life was used quite lightly.
This top loader has definitely given us what we paid for considering its still going strong.
Purchased in December 2006.
Very annoying machine.
Washes ok, but goes out of balance a lot. When a machine comes with a level I should have heard warning bells. Worst top loader I've ever had. The site tells you not to be aggressive, but it's hard not to feel annoyed and angry that machine isn't very good.
Purchased in June 2020 for $1,300.00.
Unbeatable washing machine.
We have the 7 kilo model. It is a good looking machine. It is used to do about 8 full loads a week of mild to moderately soiled clothes. The controls are easy to understand and use. The machine is great for delicates too, and the spin cycle is very efficient if a little noisy if it gets a bit off balance. Overall a very good appliance.
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys for $799.00.
Very disappointed with this product
The laundry, whether it be a clothing wash, towel wash or sheets, always ends up twisted. Sometimes twisted very tightly. When the wash has finished, I always loosen and untangle the laundry and run it through an extra rinse to ensure all the soap has been rinsed out properly.
Worst white good I have evr owned.
I spent a long time researching my purchase of this machine. I have never owned a F&P item before but read the reviews nearly all positive. This machine ruins EVERYTHING!! Holes get pierced in to your clothing by the bottom thin plastic traps of the agitator even on gentle or with a low spin making the items eventually disintegrate. But even worse is the lint situation. I had no idea this machine would lead to me throwing away many sheet sets/pillowcases/doona covers & even some of my own tshirts and leggings because the lint cannot be removed.... I have not only paid for a washer that is basically 100% useless burt have lost alot having to replace all the my expensive bedding items. Why doesn't it hacve a lint trap?? Thanks for ruining so many of my things F&P.
Questions & Answers
MW512 washing machine stops working when it reaches Rinse.
What is the reason please ?
Doesn't seem right - time for a technician visit I would say.
I have noticed that when I start the wash it stops on rinse. I turn it off and turn it on and set it on rinse, it finishes the rinse and stops at spin so I turn it off again and turn it on again and set it on spin it takes a few minutes to start the spin and it finishes the wash and turns off.
Why is it doing that please?
MW512 washing machine stops working when it reaches Rinse.
What is the reason please ?
Im assuming you have selected one of the automatic cycles. Firstly try using a different cycle and see what happens. Could be a main circuit board issue or could be the drain pump. Check to see if the washer is draining. This will give you a clue. The drain pump should be easy to replace but circuit board would be uneconomical. The problem is you wont know until you replace the drain pump or until you get a washing machine repairman out there to diagnose the problem. Try to pick one that gives free quotes.
Thank you for the information.
How do I remove the agitator
So easy. Pop the lid off the top of the agitator. If you look inside the agitator, right down the bottom there is a handle. You may need to clear the inside of the agitator to see it. Turn this handle anti-clockwise until it comes out. Then just lift the agitator out. You will find it probably needs a good clean around the bottom so do this periodically.
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|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Capacity||5.5 kg||6 kg|
|Household Size||1-2 people||1-2 people|
|Features||Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)||Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||1.5 star(s)||2 star(s)|
|Water Rating||3 star(s)||3 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||1050 x 560 x 560 mm||1060 x 560 x 560 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,000 rpm||1,000 rpm|
|Number of Spin Speeds||3||3|
|Number of Wash Cycles||4||4|
|Open Lid Height||1,350 mm||1,350 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||White|
|Release date||Nov 2004|
|Replaced by||Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)||Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW513 (5.5kg)|
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