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.
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.
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- QuickSmart MW512 (5.5kg)
- Verified purchase
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.
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.
- QuickSmart MW60 (6kg)
- Verified purchase
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 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.
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.
Great small size machine
Machine is quiet and spins really well. This is my second Fisher Paykel slightly larger and this one has an eco feature. First one lasted 20yrs. Really happy with this machine.
- QuickSmart MW513 (5.5kg)
- Verified purchase
This washing machine is a beauty!
This 5.5kg washing machine has a selection of four basic and adequate wash cycles. It never becomes unbalanced while washing large items; it just quietly gets on with the job.
Purchased in April 2020.
Tangles and gets off balance on regular basis
Limited internal space due to large agitator. One queen size quilt cover is maximum load and this will tangle EVERY time and the machine will get off balance EVERY time. It also gets off balance if I wash towels. I have played around with load size so as not to overload, but problem remains. I need to stand by the machine EVERY spin cycle to rectify problems. For other loads, anything like a long skirt or trousers, will get tangled in the agitator.
I have had this machine for 2 years and while it is still operating without any mechanical issues, I have just bought a cheap washing machine to replace it. Washing is now considerably easier! Perhaps if you only need to wash single sheets and small towels it would be fine.
Fisher Paykel MW513 5.5kg top loading washing machine from Appliances Online is a very good buy.
This is a very compact unit, perfect for just two people. It is quiet in operation, cleans well, and has many adjustable options. The default setting is for warm wash. I would have preferred a cold wash as default, but I could not figure out how to change the defaults; so I will just do that manually every time.
The service from Appliances Online is fantastic. The machine arrived quickly; the installation crew were very professional, and they removed the old machine as well.
The supplied water hoses are about 15cm too short to work in our laun...
Worst purchase ever
Bought this machine around 6 months ago after previous f&p washer that was amazing omg sounds like an plane taking off o n spin and not happy with more than 1 towel etc surely this is not right !
Purchased in August 2019.
Like it a lot, but very big!
My house is small and it takes up a lot of space, but that means it does fit a lot, it cleans perfectly and all the settings work great. The time it takes for one load is average but it is still great.
Fisher & Paykel are the worst washing machines EVER!
This MW512 is the second Fisher & Paykel I have owned and the exact same thing that happened to the last one happened to this one as well. The motherboard in the electronics gets all confused and can't seem to remember what part of the cycle it is on - filling, no wait....agitating, no wait.... spinning, you get the picture. Both machines failed only a few months out of warranty. The first machine I had fixed at an expense of $400, new motherboard, new motor and was told it should work like a new machine. NOPE! worked fine for another 3 month...s and then started to do the same thing. Repair man with 30 years experience in his trade said NEVER buy Fisher & Paykel, they all fail the same way, front loaders are worse! In my defence, I inherited the second one when my Mum died so I didn't actually buy it but needed a machine so I kept it (and it was free). Both machines were only used to wash my clothes etc. a single person who does 2 loads a week, my Mum was the same, so neither machine had to work too hard! I will NEVER buy another Fisher & Paykel appliance ever again.
Purchased in January 2016 for $620.00.
Questions & Answers
My mw511 makes a noise almost like a bearing noise when on rinse and spin, any ideas please.
Unless there is something else wrong with it, Craig, it's probably the same issue as with my new MW60 6kg which is the new pumps F&P are using. It is much noisier than the previous pumps they used. The technician who came out to check it under the warranty told us that it is more efficient and powerful than the older pumps but the downside is that it is very noisy, others have complained about it to him, too. I called F&P direct and they confirmed the loudness of the pump. We could not find a better machine in that size so we have decided to keep our new one and just get used to the louder rinse & spin cycles. Apart from that it seems to do an effective washing job. If yours is still under warranty you could request an F&P technician check it it over you - that should be at no cost to you.
Fisher Paykel 5.5 changed bearings . Washihg cycle works but wont Spin dry?
does it have a lint filter
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