Washing Machines Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Our clothing is being destroyed in this machine. Pilling on brand new items, lace being torn, grease type marks on clothes and lint all over clothing, first time I've ever used a lint brush! I had a machine for over 10 years prior with no issue, switched to a Samsung front loader and couldn't wait to get back to a Fisher and Paykel top loader... I'm so disappointed. I have spoke with Fisher and Paykel and they are being helpful and sending a technician out to look at the machine. Will keep you posted on outcome.
- FabricSmart WA1068P1 (10kg)
- Verified purchase
This machine is ruining and ripping our clothes, towels and bedding!
My family have had Fisher & Paykel appliances for over 20 years and have always loved them, I myself had an eco intuitive washing machine for 12 years, the computer started to play up flashing on and off so we decided to buy a new one which ended up being the 10kg WA1068P1. I was so excited to get a bigger machine, but have been so let down by this machine, I constantly find lindt all over my clothes and worse than anything this machine has been damaging many towels, linen, and clothes, the fabric is coming out with pilling, buttons are getting...ripped off, seams are be worn and starting to rip. I have had the machine for 18 months now, I had the fisher and paykel service man out to see the machine and I said this might sound stupid but this machine seems to be damaged our clothes and towels, he said "no, you not the only one, many people are experiencing the same issue, as there is a gap on the edge at the bottom of the machine between the bowl and the wide base of the agitator where items can get caught when the machine is spinning". I personally think the increase in speed during spinning to 1100 has not helped this issue either. This has caused many damaged items and due to the flaw in the machine, I sent an email with images to Fisher & Paykel about some sort of compensation for damage clothing and linen as fisher & paykel are well aware of this flaw in the machine. I didn't hear back for over a week, so I spoke with a someone from an apparently high-level investigations team and they told me they had sent me a return parcel satchel, and that I needed to send them all the damaged items as below, to them for investigation, I asked would I be getting the items back, they said NO. I asked how do I know whether you will compensate me, their response was "we are a big company we won't do that". They said they have had other situations like this and that those people sent their clothes in, I said well isn't their items enough to test then, and they said no. Damages Items: 1 x Sheridan Quilt cover (ripped at the buttons on the bottom) 1 x Sheridan Flat sheet (ripped edging) 2 x Sheridan Fitted Sheet (Ripped)
Worst Machine Ever
I purchased this machine because I have a large family. I previously had a 7kg machine which was fantastic. Also a fisher and Paykel and never gave me any problems.
With this machine I have had problems washing with cold water. It was leaving scud marks on my clothes, I only use the best liquid and when the technician came he told me it was best to wash in hot water. This is ridiculous that I can’t use cold water.
My next problem is I keep getting lint all over my black clothes. It is unexceptable that my children have lint on their school clot...
Purchased in August 2018.
Purchased Model WA8060P1 and have no end of problems.After the warranty ran out we had to have the logic board replaced and then six months later water starts leaking from the bottom of the appliance
We always thought Fisher Paykel was a name that could be trusted and on reflection that was a myth.
Will never go anywhere near this companies products ever again,BE WARNED from the reviews their products are not worth the exorbitant prices they charge.
- FabricSmart WA8560P1 (8.5kg)
- Verified purchase
Customer Service was exceptional
Washing time is excellent. Can vary to suit me. Previously I had the Clean smart 8kg which I hated almost everything about it. It also had a mechanical fault so it was replaced with the fabric smart 8.5kg which allows me to vary the water level and many other options plus it has an agitator. I also was given a lint filter which fits into the agitator and stopped that awful lint issue they have with the new inbuilt lint remover? I can't say enough good things about the level of customer satisfaction that comes from a trouble free Replacement und...er a Warranty. They honour their Warranty and give no grief in coming through with the goods. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another fisher and paykel Product after experiencing their great Service. The technician attended on time and listened to my issues. He watched the video footage of my Machine fault and tested the unit properly. It was removed and the new one delivered that same week. I was impressed. Thanks.
Love it still after 3yrs
Many cycles. Tried all and extremely satisfied. Delicate cycle very good for a top loader. Cycle times accurate and love that I can spin one item of clothing and does not go out of balance. Use it regularly and it hasn't missed a beat. Also has a good fast spin. Love it.
Best Washing machine EVER!
The best washing machine I ever had. A lot of people have problems because, they don't READ the instructions. Most of bad reviews I read on here were due to the owner not knowing their own product. If you watch the CD and read the error messages this machine tells you what to do in every situation. The 4th washing machine I've had and if they still made them, I'd buy the exact same model again. I have had it nearly 20 years only had pump changed twice and filter once.
Very reliable machine
TWe have had a near perfect run with this and we are heavy users with a big family. I would like to say that it hasn't missed a beat - that's nearly correct but I did have to replace the outlet pump after three years. No worries it was really easy and I just bought the parts on ebay. Apart from thats steady and reliable performance
Great size with different cycles!
We live in a small apartment so getting a 8.5 kg was a great option. It has more than 10 different cycles from sports, heavy to wool and delicate. It cleans and rise perfectly with minimum noise. We have been using it for almost a year a our clothing does not look wear out. My favorite features are the soil and spin speed options that this model offers.
So far so good
After having LG washing machines for 15 years, I was looking for a new washing machine that would not wrinkle my clothes and lint free.
1. Has so many functions,
2. clothrs are wrinkle free,
3. Lint free,
4. Big size, grear for blankets,
1. Speedy function is almost 40 minutes,
2. Regular and normal Cycles are quite lengthy, ...
Top Loader review
The Fisher & Paykel top loader has been excellent so far. I have had it 6 months & no problems. Clothes come out washed properly on even the "quick wash" cycle plus it has heavier cycles for muddy footy gear etc. The delicates cycles seems good to. I'd recommend it.
Its OK Not as solid as the old ones
We have had a very good run with Fisher and Paykel appliances but they got sold to Haier a few years back and its starting to show up in their models. Our top loader is very good and has not given us any trouble so far but it has a plasticky flimsiness that you didnt used to see. Will it last 20 years like the old ones? Highly unlikely but for now its doing good work. To be fair, we use it every day and it always works.
Was Replaced after 2 months and now this one needs replacing, Terrible Service
Short and Sweet version.
First one stopped after 2 months and was replaced after a week with a new one!
Now this one has "Out of Balance" fault, Even when we have emptied it, WTH!
Will not pass the 28 min mark and now we have to wait 2 weeks til a service representative turns up!
Who do they pay to get top marks in choice and canstar?
I still don't think they wash the clothes properly, always marks are left!
Washing machines are a long term investment and should work for 10 years or more,
Well they used too!!!!!
Reliable and good capacity perfect for a family of 4
I love my new washing machine, I can wash most of my clothes in 2-3 loads. It has a great capacity and all sorts of functions and cycles suitable for cotton, wool and delicate fabrics as well. It was recommended by Choice Magazine and I trust them, that spurred my initial choice. The machine is quiet. I bought it from Appliances online and it was delivered within a few days. They also took my old washing machine away for recycling! I would also recommend it!
Good family washer
This is our third Fisher and Paykel and while I agree with others that the quality is not a good as it used to be, it is still very good. Our boys just check anything in the is washer and it always churns through. The user interface is absolutely simple and the results are always reliable. I dont know if it will last like the old ones but I think the brand is still good compared to others
Fabric NOT smart Just OK
We bought this based on the long service and reliability of our previous Fisher and Paykel washer. Well things have changed! I knew as soon as we got it that the build quality was not the same and recently its taking little nips out of things so there is a snag point somewhere inside. This is honestly a pretty crappy washer compared to the old days. It works but you can tell there is no way it will put in the long service like the old days due to its cheap construction, Just OK
- FabricSmart WA1068P1 (10kg)
- Verified purchase
Terrible Washing Machine -Terrible Customer Service - Buyer Beware!
I purchased on 18 February 2018. In April 2018 the machine is inoperable. The Fisher & Paykel WA1068P1 was recommended by Choice Magazine and I wanted a reliable washing machine that worked and did what it is supposed to do. I purchased from The Good Guys Alexandria and paid extra for premium delivery and installation to minimise any possible issues.
The manual was read and the washing machine was operated according to instructions.The machine was level.The automatic water level option was used.
On use the first issue to become obvious is th...
User Manual is NOT HELPFUL - PLEASE IMPROVE IT...
Got F&P WA8560P1 (even waited for it from Sydney because Good guys ran out of stock!) because I saw its high rating. We were disappointed because the manual is NOT EASY to understand.
1.) It mentioned about resetting the washer to default setting - BUT it doesn't mention what the DEFAULT setting of the washer is!
2.) Buttons are not user friendly though the machine looks sturdy and robust. Adjusting washer options IS A PAIN - PERHAPS A VERY INSTRUCTIONAL MANUAL WILL EASE THE PAIN OF ADJUSTING THE MACHINE. FOR EXAMPLE, just turning the DELAY START was a mystery by following the manual.
It just works
washes well, is mostly quiet in operation and though sceptical about full auto it does a good job in selecting fabrics, spin speed and wash action. Powder through the top is easy and never found anything undissolved. You can set how you like or just press start, now been running for 3 years including a move out of Sydney.
Strong smart loader.
Plenty of options to choose from when washing. Have put in large loads consistently and seems to do a pretty good job. I have used Fisher front loaders but prefer the top loader edition seems to get the job and stir the suds around more effectively. Can be too aggressive
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Questions & Answers
it is unbalance. when I watch a online video It says this is caused by blocking the holes on drum. I opened in as shown on video. It shows balancing rod but my machine has not go a one like that. Drum holes were clear.
Can you provide the manual to check whether this machine has no balancing rod or it was missing from manufacturing.
My machine fills up, very slowly because we have low water pressure. I open the lid and watch the level of water covering the clothes. Then the lid locks, it does some kind of surge sound, and when I can open up the lid again it seems to have emptied itself and the detergent and then it starts again. After 10-12 minutes into the cycle, it then starts washing. It doesn't matter if I choose auto fill or not, or Eco wash? Also it is very noisy clonking sound as it is detecting the water level.
|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Capacity||8.5 kg||10 kg|
|Household Size||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)|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||3.5 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Colour / Finish||White||White|
|Dimensions||1075 x 600 x 600 mm||1090 x 685 x 700 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,100 rpm||1,100 rpm|
|Number of Spin Speeds||3||3|
|Number of Wash Cycles||12||12|
|Open Lid Height||1,380 mm||1,460 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Jul 2003||Jul 2003||Aug 2011||Aug 2011|
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