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Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines

Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines

MW513 (5.5kg), MW60 (6kg), MW512 (5.5kg), MW511 (5.5kg) (See All)
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Pros

Cleans and spins laundry well
Easy to understand controls
Quickly washes

Cons

Slightly flimsy agitator
Can be quite noisy

Reviews

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    4.0 (37)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (38)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (36)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (38)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (35)
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Gadigal L.
Gadigal L.Sydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews

Ok but could be better

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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.

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Built to last

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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.

Purchased in .

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KatieGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

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

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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.

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Megam
MegamSydney, NSW

Awful

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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

Purchased in at Good guys for $800.

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Brett
BrettGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 4 reviews

Awesome Machine

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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.

Purchased in at Bayswater Bulk.

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Peter
PeterMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 3 reviews

Great spin but no cleanable lint filter

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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.

Purchased in for $458.

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Lisa H
Lisa HGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 2 reviews

You get more than what you pay for!

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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, WA
  • 11 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great machine as always by f&p

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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.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman.

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MBKITMGR
MBKITMGRHunter Region, NSW
  • 9 reviews
  • 4 likes

A bad apple in a good brand

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Purchased in for $855.

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Amayzingone
AmayzingoneSydney, NSW
  • 85 reviews
  • 52 likes

Very Cheap and nasty washing machine - Not like to Good old ones

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Purchased in .

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aleisha8
aleisha8AU
  • 11 reviews
  • 5 likes

Its ok

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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.

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Sydneyman
SydneymanSydney
  • 3 reviews
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So noisy on rinse and spin cycles

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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 at Winning Appliances NSW, Crows Nest for $823.

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Non stop problems from Day 1!

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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 .

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Very tough and reliable

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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 for $80.

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Stephen787
Stephen787Sydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews
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11 years old and still going well

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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 at 2nds World Online store for $584.

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How do I reset a fisher and paykel quicksmart washing machine model mw513 please

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Hi I have Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg) from at least 10 years. No Problem until now. Now just stopped working, can't press any buttons. Indicator lights are green on 3rd and 4th position from left on long wash and red indicator light on spin position, also making beeping sound constantly. If I press start button red indicator light on lid locked position (no lights on any other position)but machine is not doing any things. Any help ? what is the problem ? maybe ? mother board? is repairable?

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Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines

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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 4 Fisher & Paykel Series 3 Top Loader Washing Machines
CategoryTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing Machines
Price (RRP) $849.00
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 MW512 (5.5kg)Fisher & Paykel QuickSmart MW513 (5.5kg)
ManualDownload manualDownload manual
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