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Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines

Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines

WA1068G1 (10kg), WA8560G1 (8.5kg), WA7060G2 (7kg), etc... (See All)
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Pros

Effectively spins laundry
Simple to use
Energy efficient

Cons

Prone to going off balance
Only one hot wash setting

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (86)
  • Value for Money
    2.7 (90)
  • Ease of Use
    3.4 (89)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.4 (80)
  • Noise Level
    3.2 (85)
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JonK
JonKPerth, WA
  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

terrible brand and model

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barely more than 2 years, and now keep showing a "too full" warning even with a few shirts in it. Expensive machine (brand) but a rubbish brand

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SMB2Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Disappointed - Visually looks good but when you start using it you'll see looks are deceptive

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Purchased in at Appliances Online for $779.

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Tracine Archer
Tracine ArcherNorth Queensland, QLD

Can't wait to get rid of this machine.

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All my clothes and linen have always been washed by a Top Load Washing Machine. This is the very first Fischer & Paykel washing machine that I have ever bought. It will be the last! It cannot handle hard work, especially not 10kg. It's even had new stabilisers fitted.

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $899.

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Won't let me stop machine to overnight soak!

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Don't buy if you like to soak overnight.
Because F n P think a child may drown in machine????..it empties itself out. Turning off power or using pause button makes no difference.
Changed from 30 year Simpson to F n P. Want my old machine back!

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Kevin W
Kevin WCairns
  • 26 reviews
  • 14 likes

Very similar to previous models

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $770.

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Grommit
GrommitSouthwest, VIC
  • 13 reviews
  • 6 likes

Wonderful to use

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Using rainwater tank makes a noise

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Is there specific options when connecting the machine to use rainwater tank?
Probably issue in my end but wonder if theres any specific option. The water stops after 60 seconds and makes a noise.

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Ann
AnnSydney
  • 6 reviews

Worst Machine

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Noisey when filling with water, goes clunk clunk,
Washing should be quiet but you can hear it in another room.
Rinsing is the worst because it becomes unbalanced over and over and over, no matter how many times even if you put spin level down.
Spinning is a scream fest. It is so load, it screams. I have contacted the company and the store. First I wrote it all in chat and suddenly I was disconnected. two more calls, could not hear first one so went put th ephone on speaker phone and she was gone. then rang store, no you must rang the company, finally got onto company and they will send a man out but you might have to pay.

Purchased in at Domayne NSW, Kotara.

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Garry Kilkenny
Garry KilkennySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Doesn't work

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Had 2 fisher and Paykel Machines previously absolutely brilliant given my wife works them to death!! waited 10 days for delivery, install and removal of the old machine (which was noisy but still working) fired up for the first load, would fill to wash and spin and empty then game over no rinse cycle, tried every troubleshoot in the book nothing, a combination of Good Guys Gold Concierge and F&P service cant get to us for 3 days not impressed, and when it was working it was louder than a 747 coming into land, it is a certified lemon we wish we had read all the negative review prior to out purchase, who know where we go from here!! don't buy one if is is the last washing machine left on the planet..

Purchased in at Good Guys Helensvale for $777.

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Jen L
Jen LGippsland, VIC

Disappointing purchase

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I had a F & P machine for 20 years and then purchased the new equivalent. New one is noisy when water is draining, sounds like the pump is struggling. Extremely disappointed- would not purchase another one.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $900.

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Lisa
Lisa
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Very pleased with this machine

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Impressive washing machine. I can select from various settings. There is a big difference in how clean my clothes are now to my old machine. It is also energy efficient.

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Monica jones
Monica jones
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

So Noisy

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I have had this machine for 3 months, replacing a 5kg on that was a work horse. This one is so noisy, you can hear it in other rooms in the house. It makes a clunk noise when it starts to fill with water and often becomes unbalanced.

Purchased in at Domayne NSW for $795.

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'Jackie
'JackieGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 3 reviews

Love this machine - It is quiet and gets on with the job!

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This is my 2nd Fisher & Paykel top loading machine, previous one lasted about 15 years. I have had this machine for approx 1.5 years and it hasn't missed a beat, it is quiet and cleans beautifully and very easy to operate.
And a shout out to appliances on line, they take away the old and replace with the new, they plug it all in to make sure it operates OK.
You wont be disappointed with this purchase.

Purchased in at Appliances Online for $849.

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wabster
wabsterWide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

From a reliable pedigree, but not up to its predecessors.

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Purchased in at Betta Home Living for $747.

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When it works and holds the water it is great

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I have had no end of trouble with this model, I have had other washing machines of the same brand which have been perfect but this one is one I can't recommend. Constantly giving the code full regardless of the water setting. It will then empty and you need to refill again.

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Questions & Answers

JonK
JonKasked
WashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)

My 2 year old machine is a lemon. Expensive but useless. Even with a few pieces of shirts, as soon as it fills up with water to start "wash", the machine says "too ful". I tried without any clothes in it, same "too ful". I tried rinse only, also "too ful". Only Spinning works. I can rely on my older china brand machine better than this piece of junk brand. COmplete waste of money, as its outside my warranty. Whats that point of this nonsense FP company who charge a bomb to customers for their unrealiable product.

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JonK
JonK

very disappointed with FP. Worse than a third world country brand

The suspension rods have failed and need to be replaced common problem it either says out of balance or too full. www.washingmachinerepairsgoldcoast.com.au

Ted
Tedasked
WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)

The washing machine goes out of balance even with just one teatowl in it. It dances all around the laundry.

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SMB2
SMB2

one or more of the suspension rods have failed. If it under warranty then get F&P out to fix; if not then either look into fixing yourself (lots of videos on youtube) or call a repairer (won't be cheap) or buy another non F&P machine....

www.washingmachinerepairsgoldcoast.com.au can replace the suspension rods for $295

Pam P.
Pam P.asked
WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)

How can i just make the above model washing machine just spin please

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SMB2
SMB2
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Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines

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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 5 Fisher & Paykel Series 5 Top Loader Washing Machines
CategoryTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing MachinesTop Loading Washing Machines
Price (RRP) $989.00
Capacity7 kg8.5 kg8 kg10 kg
Household Size 2-3 people3-4 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 star(s)2.5 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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