5Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines

Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines

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5Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines
3.4

454 reviews

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57% · 260149 · 33%
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Build Quality
2.9
Value for Money
2.5
Ease of Use
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.1
Noise Level
3.1
Effectively spins laundry
Simple to use
Energy efficient
Prone to going off balance
Only one hot wash setting

Reviews

454 reviews
Mama_K
Mama_KSydney Surrounds, NSW27 posts
  WA8560G1

Waste of money

Not happy with this machine, within 5 years, the agitator broke, suspension rods broke, constant error displays and loads are too long....Don't waste your money.
lynette
lynetteGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts
  Verified WA8560G1
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Alex
AlexSouth East Queensland, QLD8 posts
  Verified WA8560G1

F & P gone from Great machines to very poor Quality

Washing machine, built china, has been very noisy from new. 4 years old and needs repair. Goes out of balance at the drop of a hat. It never washed the clothes to our satisfaction not like our previous F & P built in Australia.
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Christo B.
Christo B.
  WA1068G1

Do not buy Fisher and Paykel, what was once quality is now garbage

Previous F And P machine lasted 15 years and was excellent. Purchased the 10kg machine in the hope it would be heavy duty. 2 1/2 years in and the agitator is broken (this has been an issue for F and P for decades) and we can’t even run an empty load without the unbalanced alarm going off. The wash programs are a joke, in a 35 minute cycle 3-4 minutes are spent washing and the rest is messing around after emptying the soapy water. Our F and P cooktop has failed after 4 years and the oven lasted 10. Fisher and Paykel are knowingly churning out garbage and they don’t even care anymore. Never again. Show details
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Roaster
RoasterBrisbane6 posts
  WA8560G1

Broke in 3 years

Worked well for 3 years. As soon as warranty expired the suspension rods have gone. Apparently this is a known problem with F&Ps top loaders and costs $350 to fix.

I’m mift that I paid over $1000 and it’s broken in 3 years time.

I contacted F&P and no response.

Ironically, when it was delivered from Harvey Norman it had a cosmetic dint. The delivery person said that they would replace it as the product was dinted in the box. I never heard back from Harvey Norman either. Show details

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Annie
AnnieGeelong4 posts
  WA8560G1

Do not recommend

I’m so sick of our washing machine! Clothes come out dirtier than when they go in, clothes gone in aren’t even soiled. So most of the time I need to rewash them.
It’s a bigger washing machine than our last one but can’t put in as many clothes.
Supposed to have an automatic lint system. I do not recommend Fisher & Paykel Show details
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Sylvia Else
Sylvia ElseAU54 posts
  WA7060G2

Out of balance issue is annoying

I find that it works OK for ordinary clothing, but is frequently out of balance with sheets and blankets. The earlier F&P model I had never missed a beat. A particularly irritating aspect of its handling of being out of balance is that after one's repositioned everything, the machine takes a while (minutes) before trying again, so one can't tell whether the problem is solved. Show details
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Heather
HeatherPerth, WA15 posts
  WA1068G2

Love this machine!

I wanted a larger machine so that I could wash my quilts and bed covers. I also live the simplicity of this washer, its all automatic when it comes to how much water is needed per wash. I highly recommend.
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Jim. Gold Coast
Jim. Gold Coast11 posts
  WA8560G1

Good easy to use washer

This is my third F & P washer the previous lasting 15 years. The new washer though slimmer in profile is deeper even though the capacity is the same as the previous model and fits well into small spaces. It washes well on all cycles even though the pump can be a bit nosiy at times. That being said I have never had a quiet washing machine.... A lot has been said negatively about this model but if you read the instructions and use it as per them it performs perfectly well. It is a good all round washer. Purchased from The Good Guys Helensvale. Show details
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StayAtHomeCatMum
  WA8560G1
Debbie H
Debbie HWestern District, VIC3 posts
  WA1068G2

Disappointing

I’ve had to replace the plastic agitator twice as the blades keep breaking. Sharp edges have damaged my clothes and the metal lid and body are rusting out along the edges causing rust stains. Also the pump gets clogged with lint and small items getting stuck and not passing through the small drain outlet. I’ve had to have it cleaned out by a professional because it would not pump any suds through the blockage. Very disappointing. Show details
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Bonny
BonnyMid North Coast, NSW6 posts
  WA7060G2

Not water efficient

F&P state the top loading 7 kg uses 86L of water per cycle. This is misleading. One would presume a regular cycle or an eco cycle. No they mean a wash cycle or a rinse cycle. The 7 kg uses 180 L of water per wash which is hugely excessive when you are on tank water. Show details
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Moo
MooSydney, NSW
  WL8060P1

Terrible

Clothes filthier when washed all marked and twisted
Worst machine I’ve ever bought Show details
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Mark
MarkGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  WA1068G2

Had washing machine for 2 weeks and issues with water coming out from top and sides

Dissapointed with this washing machine. Only had it for 2 weeks when it leaks water from the front and sides.
Fisher & Paykel not as good as they used to be. I should have purchased another brand. Show details
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Eojo
EojoHunter Region, NSW2 posts
  WA8560G1

Disappointing beyond belief

We have had a fisher and Paykel for the last 14 years and never a problem and loved it. Replaced it 2 weeks ago with similar model and a bit bigger. The clothes come out all screwed up and unbelievably all need to ironed. It is much noisier and the spin cycle still leaves clothes much wetter and this takes drying longer. Have read manual and adjusted settings including the spin to no avail. I’m very disappointed to say the least. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Lani M.
Lani M. · WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)

Hi, as soon as the machine starts filling up it starts beeping, does it throughout the whole cycle like someone is opening the lid??

Heather
Heather  

That is see definitely not right. Have you checked the manual for possible solutions? Are both of your taps open?

Sylvia Else
Sylvia Else  

The manual suggests that this should be accompanied by a 3 digit fault code on the display screen. Is there such a code, and if so, what is it?

RJG
RJG  

This is a known fault with the machine. You have to slam the lid every time you use it.

greg c.
greg c. · WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)

My machine does not was properly... Still has like dirt and sand on my clothes. Obviously the rice has not worked.
Anyone know the fix?

Heather
Heather  

Do all of your washes end with the same result? What cycle are you using? Is it too short? Maybe try using the auto selection.

greg c.
greg c.  
Lalonga R.
Lalonga R. · WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)

How do I increase the number of times the end of cycle alert happens? Not the number of beeps to signal the end of the cycle. This alert only happens once. I don’t always hear it, so I’m not aware that the wash is finished. I’d like it to repeat until I turn it off by lifting the lid. Is this possible?

Heather
Heather  

Hello, looking in the manual page 22 outlines how to change some of the preset options which includes the amount of end of cycle beeps. Hope this helps.

Jim. Gold Coast
Jim. Gold Coast  

Sorry, I have no idea. I have looked at the manual as well; there is no explanation.

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Features:

  • You can buy the Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines with capacities of 7kg, 8kg, 8.5kg, or 10kg.
  • Depending on the model you buy, you get either 6 or 12 wash cycles, including Delicate and Allergy.
  • A soft close lid makes this washing machine family safe, preventing it from slamming down.
  • The machines have fast spin speeds of 1100rpm, helping remove water from your clothes efficiently.
  • They also have Eco-Active™ technology that recirculates water and detergent through your laundry, so you don’t use as much hot water to clean your clothes.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that this top loader cleaned and spun laundry well, and noted that their things came out of the machine almost dry.
  • They also reported that the button layout was easy to see and use.
  • According to reviewers, the machine is energy efficient.

Pain points:

  • Some reviewers said that their machine started going off balance, with a few saying that this started happening often after a few years of use.
  • A number of reviewers were also disappointed to find out that they could only do a hot wash on the Allergy setting, despite advertised otherwise.

Something to consider:

  • If you want a lint filter, you need to purchase it separately as it does not come with the machine.
Compare all Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines listings
CategoryTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing Machines
Price (RRP) $989
Capacity8.5 kg7 kg8 kg10 kg
Household Size 3-4 people2-3 people3-4 people5+ people
FeaturesAuto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)
Energy Rating2.5 star(s)2 star(s)4 star(s)4 star(s)
Water Rating3.5 star(s)3.5 star(s)4 star(s)3.5 star(s)
Drum MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
Dimensions 1075 x 600 x 600 mm1075 x 600 x 600 mm1075 x 600 x 600 mm1090 x 685 x 700 mm
Motor TypeSmartDriveSmartDriveSmartDriveSmartDrive
Max Spin Speed 1,000 rpm1,000 rpm1,100 rpm1,100 rpm
Number of Spin Speeds3333
Number of Wash Cycles66126
MechanismAgitatorAgitatorAgitatorAgitator
Open Lid Height 1,380 mm1,380 mm1,380 mm1,470 mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhiteWhiteWhiteWhite
ManualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manual

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