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Love this machine!WashSmart WA1068G2 (10kg)
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.
Good easy to use washerWashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
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.
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $801.
I have never hated anything I’ve bought as much as this machineWashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
Honestly in my entire life I’ve never hated anything as much as I hate this washing machine. I am a single female household and it is the biggest piece of junk to do the small few loads I do a week. I have had it for about four years and it’s given me nothing but problems. The biggest issue is the constant failure to maintain the load distribution and therefor becomes out of balance constantly during the rinse cycle. As a result I have had extraordinarily high water bills, higher power bills, and I’m constantly having to run up and down the sta... Read moreirs to adjust it up to 20 times to finish the 38 minute cycle. A bit after 12 months pieces of the white inside the drum snapped and had to be replaced around $150. Twice I’ve had it in for repairs at my expense. Cycle always takes 2-4x the time it should because of playing up. Also the sound it makes whenever it plays up sounds like birds, so I constantly feel haunted by the sound of birds thinking it’s the machine beeping at all hours of the day. I can’t wait for it to die. I will never buy anything from this brand again.
Purchased in .
DisappointingWashSmart WA1068G2 (10kg)
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.
Purchased at The Good Guys for $900.
Not water efficientWashSmart WA7060G2 (7kg)
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.
Purchased in for $999.
TerribleCleanSmart WL8060P1 (8kg)
Clothes filthier when washed all marked and twisted
Worst machine I’ve ever bought
Purchased in at Bing Lee for $1,399.
Had washing machine for 2 weeks and issues with water coming out from top and sidesWashSmart WA1068G2 (10kg)
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.
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $1,000.
Worst machine everWashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
Constant out of balance when it reaches spin cycle, even with nothing in it and all parameters set correctly. I've not been able to complete a wash for the last two weeks and it has never been overloaded. Also incredibly noisy compared to other machines. Maybe other older models of this brand are better but avoid this one.
Disappointing beyond beliefWashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
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.
Purchased in .
Absolute Rubbish from Appliances onlineCleanSmart WL8060P1 (8kg)
Not even 3 years old
have to go to Harvey Norman or Good Guys now. Not spending money here on fischer Paykel.
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What a piece of crap. kept breaking down as soon as the warranty extended. Got a quote today from fisher Paykel to repair said great product... $850 to fix Fischer Paykel piece or rubbish we are a large family pensinors i cant afford this continual repairs.
Purchased in for $1,331.
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Terrible Washing Machine for washing clothesCleanSmart WL8060P1 (8kg)
I purchased this machine after my old F&P top loader died following 12 years of solid hard work.
I had great hopes for this machine. Good eco rating attracted me and I was open to trying the low profile agitator.
It was a failed experiment from start to finish. The machine simply didn’t wash. The water fill height is so low the clothes jiggle in the water at best. I found on most loads there was 10cm of clothes above the water line that were only just wet before entering the empty and rinse cycle.
Even more frustrating thing is they have re
Purchased in at Bing Lee for $1,250.
Such a disappointmentWashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
Prior to buying this F&P 10kg washing machine, I had bought 2 other F&P machines which were made in New Zealand. My last 8kg F&P machine lasted nearly 15 years. This new model is such a disappointment. Thankfully I bought a 5-year Product Warranty. It has been replaced twice. At the time of purchase, I did not know F&P is now owned by a Chinese company. If I had known this, I would never have bought this machine. It regularly gets stuck on 11 minutes, and I have to manually push it forward to the next cycle. It regularly leaves scud marks all over my dark washing. It does not like being put on pause or having its cycle interrupted. It wants to be in charge – not me. I highly recommend you do not buy this machine.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics for $1,095.
Cant believe how bad it is clothes always covered in lintWashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
We had an older model Fisher Paykel 10kg top Loader for over 10 years and never had an issue with it was an amazing machine. So when we moved house last year to something smaller need a smaller machine so went with the WA8560G1. Well what a lemon. From day one we have had nothing but clothes covered in lint and marks after washing. Tried various routing of the drain hose to help with the supposed Auto lint filter but no change. Purchased the Fisher Paykel Lint Filter option but still the lint on clothes is there. We will be purchasing a new machine again but it wont be Fisher & Paykel again. Have tried contacting them but nor response. Very frustrating for what used to be a good brand.
Purchased in for $899.
FaultyWashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
Since new was a bit noisy, clunking stop starting a bit. I thought was normal for fisher and paykel. After 3 years when out of warranty it got worse then would not complete wash cycles etc , always stopping with error codes etc. Now its at the tip at 3 1/2 years old. My mother has same machine but newer than mine and still under warranty she just had it repaired, doing the same as mine. Have been told this is a problem with this model (and maybe others?) the company apparently knows this and continous to sell them. I now gone back to a Samsung and will never buy from this Company again. (Apparently Haier now own Fisher and Paykel. They need to be held accountable. Avoid them like the plague.
Purchased at The Good Guys for $759.
Wouldn't buy againWashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
I have had F & P for the last 30 years. This 10g model has been disappointing. Functionality is limited - open the lid and the whole of that cycle starts again! Agitator fins broke off after a couple of years - never happened before. I think the quality is no longer there. Will buy another brand next time.
Questions & Answers
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?
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?
When should detergent be added? I add at very beginning but there seems to be an initial minor rinse, drain of water and then drum fills up again for main wash. I’m worried I’m washing my detergent out before the main wash each time. Manual doesn’t answer when to add detergent.
Get an answer from our members and Fisher & Paykel representatives
- 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.
- 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.
|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Capacity||8.5 kg||7 kg||8 kg||10 kg|
|Household Size||3-4 people||2-3 people||3-4 people||5+ people|
|Features||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)||Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||2.5 star(s)||2 star(s)||4 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||3.5 star(s)||3.5 star(s)||4 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||1075 x 600 x 600 mm||1075 x 600 x 600 mm||1075 x 600 x 600 mm||1090 x 685 x 700 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,000 rpm||1,000 rpm||1,100 rpm||1,100 rpm|
|Number of Spin Speeds||3||3||3||3|
|Number of Wash Cycles||6||6||12||6|
|Open Lid Height||1,380 mm||1,380 mm||1,380 mm||1,470 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White||White||White||White|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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