Beeps every cycle - too sensitive to weight distribution in barrel. Have to press start to make it go again.
1. This machine is too sensitive to weight distribution in barrel. We bought this machine, for the fact that it had a big barrel size, so we could wash blankets etc in. But it can’t handle a blanket. Even when the barrel is only 1/4 full, with a blanket or load of towels/clothes, every single time it goes on to spin - like after main wash, when it’s doing it’s 2 spray rinses - it stops, and beeps - repetitively. You have to go check it (after the beeps nearly drive you wild), see that the load is basically even inside, and press start for it to...go again, but for it to do the same thing after 5-10 minutes - basically not moving any further along in the cycle. So a wash load that would usually just do itself - like a machine should - needs humans to help it the whole way along - and so it does not just take 1 hour - it ends up much longer - depending on how quick you come to move it along. 2. Plus, there’s is no option to just put it on the Last rinse (final fill). So if you forget to put your fabric softener in, and you want to put it on another final rinse for this, it has to go through 2 spray rinses first, rinsing away all the fabric softener. Or, you have to remember to come and add the fabric softener on the last fill, or put it into “wash” again, then remember to come and turn off, then turn on again and put onto “Spin”. Take me back to the old mwachines that were manual, not electric. I find this so frustrating. A machine should work for what it is designed for.
WORST MODEL EVER
I love that the machine is simple to operate, but there's no lint filter, so lint goes all over the clothes, the machine tangles blankets and long sleeves, and my towels come out with holes!!! I've bought F&P machines before that were a dream to own, but this one is horrible. I dread washing linen in it as it always goes out of balance. can't wash pillows or school bags. and seriously, have you ever heard of a machine that tears holes in your towels??????
Purchased for A$699.00.
Avoid, buy something else, do not buy this model
Dark school clothes come out covered with lint and soap, have to wash again. The save water option washes the clothes in next to no water, so they are not washed or rinsed very well. Certainly can’t fill the washing machine for a 10 kg load, it won’t come out clean. Have adjusted to a quarter or a third load. Rarely use the water save option, but even turned off there is not enough water to wash correctly.
Every wash takes 55 minutes no matter the size of the load.
Sheets and towels wash are constantly stopped with out of balance. The...wash is very noisy with the bowl clanging when you have a “heavy” load. Heavy load means 1 hoodie mixed in with shorts and undies. The irony of it is the bowl wash, this is the only option that fills the bowl totally with water. Really not ideal when we have water restrictions. So annoyed at the waste of a bowl wash with all of that water, but you can’t increase the water level on washes. Hate this machine, no lint catcher and no water level adjustment. This machine has failed all aspects of a washing machine. Do not buy.
I use my machine daily and use it to wash all types of fabrics and colours including delicate and heavy duty materials. Eg silks, satins through to work clothes Needing the heavy duty wash.
The Fisher and Paykell lives up to its promises and delivers what it says. This machine gives you the control over the type of wash, water temperature along with water levels and/or you can set the machine to your favourite washing cycle. You are able to pause the machine during the wash cycle to put in an item that you forgot, change the water level and tem...
The quality is really good.
The quality of Fisher & Paykel washing machine is really good. We got it from my friend, and it has been lasting for five years since 2015, and now it is still in good condition.
Purchased in May 2015.
- CleanSmart WL1068P1 (10kg)
- Verified purchase
Out of Balance Error and loud banging (drum)
I bought my WL1068P1 (10kg Top Loader) on 21/1/2014 from Harvey Norman at $1,149. For the first 5.5 years, I was happy with it. I usually use Regular mode. Since 6 months ago, Out of Balance error came up almost every time. I reshuffled the cloths and continued washing. However since 3 months ago, I cannot continue washing after reshuffling the load. It did not work at all. So I tried to use Spin only mode to finish the washing. But the drum stopped after a big crash noise just after it started to turn. I tried to use Automatic Recovery On mode to auto-fix the out of balance error but in vain. I am wondering whether I have to repair it or buy a new one.
- WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)
- Verified purchase
Easy to use
We have only had this machine for a few weeks. It is easy to use and it has quick and efficient washing cycles and it is reasonably quiet.
The machine has an automatic levelling function which it does in the set up phase. The automatic water level function is great.
Our previous Fisher & Paykel machine lasted 17 years so we would be very optimistic if this one lasted that long.
No Quality or Quality Control with Fisher and Paykel appliances
Bought this machine from Good Guys. Delivered and installed about 11.30am. Did one small wash of 4 large towels which was fine, but by 3pm, there was water all over the laundry floor. It leaked from the machine not the hoses. Never ever buy this machine. For the price of this product I expected at least average quality but was sorely disappointed. Hang your head in shame Fisher and Paykel
I bought this machine about 18mths ago & have had problems on & off with it since. It beeps all the time like its out of balance, lid locks & pauses randomly, touch buttons don't always work, it fills to different levels all the time & switches between cycles mid cycle. Ive had the service guy out twice (which took some time) he replaced the touch pad head board & computerised components, but still playing up after both times. Im so done with this machine. Before this machine I had a fisher & paykel washing machine for 11 years & loved it, was ...such a great work horse, only had a service guy out once when it was 7yrs old, then it went for another 4. So I bought all my other appliances fisher & paykel. But never again. Do not buy this washing machine, it is crap!
Washer- Lint build up.
The only problem we have so far is lint build up on our clothes. Never had it with any other washing machine. We will no be getting another Fisher & Paykel washer.
The worst washing machine ever!
Bought this machine thinking it would be efficient and quick. It is neither. I have to constantly, particularly using small loads change to the spin cycle to make it actually spin. As I speak it has now been 2 hours since my light load of whites was put in and despite changing the load to spin twice it still hasn't finished. The F&P techie who has been twice has told me they only work well on concrete floors. I have a wooden, well supported floor in an brand new laundry. It still doesn't work well. F&P couldn't care less.
Please don't waste your money, worst washing machine ever
This machine is a total nightmare! I HATE this machine!
It is now 5 1/2 years old and is a total nightmare. Initially it wasn't too bad but then it started being constantly off-balance. As it has become older it has become worse. I have to readjust each load 8-9 times and it takes me hours just to do one load. I had a repairman out to look at it a few months ago but there was no improvement.
I have previously owned Fisher & Paykel machines and have had no issues with them. Are the other models still okay? Is this the only dud model? I'll have to buy another machine because I just can't handle this one, but do I stick with Fisher & Paykel or look elsewhere? I'd hate to end up with another dud especially when they are so expensive.
This machine is the worst I have ever had in over 50 years. You have to wash everything on Bulky to get enough water to wash properly . Then u have to start again to rinse so you get enough water to rinse. So Nearly 2 hours later u have finished. If only they put a water level button in might have helped. Other machine have them. Clothes come out looking like creased rags. They have put a front load machine into a top load without adding a water level button. Absolutely the worst useless machine ever. Do not buy. Tried to exchange but goodguys refused Yet they do for others.
Purchased in October 2019 for A$1,300.00.
So in love with this model!
A fabulous wash, easy to use, quiet operation. I cannot fault this washing machine. Clothes are washed beautifully. You need to categorize loads, light colours with similar, etc. Follow manufacturers instructions and you will get a great wash. Just love my new machine!
Purchased in August 2019.
Leaves lint all over clothes, leaks and doesnt spin on anything but lowest setting
This machine has a lifespan of about 3 years, after that it leaks, and doesnt spin on anything other than lowest setting. Apart from this, from new, there were problems, the machine has no removable filter so no matter what you wash it will have lint on it, Even the highest setting of water doesnt soak the material sufficiently as its still 10cms below the clothes level. You have to put an additional rinse time of 33 mins to actually get your clothes clean, so claims of water and energy efficiency are woefully incorrect.
Purchased in October 2015.
never ever to buy it! who like to have my washing machine, give it to you for free!
never washed and cleaned properly, wasting water, wasting my hot water for bowl cleaning!!!
Now I have to manually put out the clothes before draining the water, hand rinse them and put back to spin, terrible!
Purchased in September 2018.
always goes off balance when I wash my towels and sheets
Everytime I wash my sheets or towels this washing machine goes off balance. At least twice it stops itself and beeps it’s load is off. It is so annoying if you don’t hear it and come back an hour later to hang it out and it’s stopped itself.
Other than that when I was my clothes it’s great
Not a happy customer
Not the best machine I’ve had unfortunately... find it doesn’t wash properly , had to change from powder to liquid . Winds up pant legs and twist sheets n dish towels to the point they rip
.. would NOT buy it again
Purchased in January 2017 for A$1,800.00.
In love with this product
Love this product; I have being using this product for more than 3 years without a single problem. I wash from rough to smooth cloths using the options given. Everything comes out perfectly. I can reduce the cycle times and select the spin speed to match the clothing type I wash. I would highly recommend this reliable product.
Purchased in February 2016.
I have bought this a while ago and have nothing but great use from it. Cleaning beautifully can use the quick wash which takes no time at all but cleans as well as the soak dial which runs for about 30 mins.
Purchased for A$700.00.
Questions & Answers
My washing machine shows too ful and A dr
Thanks for your time
I’m having similar issues to the ones already listed here: water level doesn’t cover clothes: clothes coming out unclean & not fresh smelling: sheets come out covered in lint: I purchased this machine brand new @ around $1500 & not sure what to do. I’ve read the manual & am doing all the right things & using the correct top loader washing liquid. I’m at my wits end as I’m having to wash things at least twice. Help, where do I start
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