Excellent washing machine!
After long investigation and even though this washing machine didn't have a great review but still I have decided to purchase this machine on the basis of its specifications.
I have made a great decision purchasing this machine. This is a fabulous machine. It's just perfect in every way possible!!
Excellent performance, extremely quite and use very little water.
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1 of the fins broke but I’ve had the machine 7 years. Having said that I’m still surprised. I’ve had several machines & did the washing for my family from age of 12 & I’ve never seen or know of a fin breaking in any other machine I’ve worked with. In the first 6 years I had a service man out because the rinse cycle was too quick. I considered buying a replacement agitator but I feel from the other reviews that would be a waste of money
Won’t buy another F&P
Purchased in February 2013 for A$559.00.
Always bought this brand. User friendly. Easy to keep clean. Lasts and lasts. Parents bought it too. Cares for your clothes. Trust this brand. Cant go wrong. Good price too
Purchased in January 2018 for A$800.00.
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Fisher & Paykel Washing machine
I have purchased a few of these machines over the last 20 years both for myself and my family and keep coming back to them because any service required on them is relatively inexpensive. I have a serviceman who knows the machines inside out and repairs them at a reasonable price. Items stuck in the pump is common but less than 3 minutes to fix. They are reasonably priced and of good quality.
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First and only washing machine I have owned lasted more than 13years and still going.
Intuitive, ergonomic, easy to use, quiet, intelligent. Set out to buy modern quality washing machine and, with the exception of an initial faulty circuit board which was replaced free of charge under warranty, have not been disappointed. 13 plus years and still going strong !
My First Washing Machine 13 Years Old and Still Going Strong.
Intuitive, ergonomic, intelligent, quiet, easy to use, modern, stylish, quality. I set out to buy a modern, quality washing machine that would last for more than 10plus years and, with the exception of having the circuit board replaced under warranty at about the 12 month mark, I have not been disappointed. 13 plus years on it is still going strong my first and only washing machine so far.
Not the quality it use to be
After 21 years of raving about my F and P top loader it's not the same story with the new one. My brand new machine was starting to rust at the bottom of the bowl after 2 weeks of use. F and P were only willing to replace the bowl which was unacceptable to me. So, I phoned Harvey Norman and they were willing to replace it with a new one. Thank you. The quality of the past has gone. The machine washes well but I can not see it being long lasting. I don't think I will buy F and P again.
Ready for the Tip after 3 years
After years of using Westinghouse appliances I thought I would try Fisher & Paykel. Maybe they used to be a reputable brand but certainly not anymore and have since heard they were bought out some time ago. Washing machine actually had complete failure during warranty and display board was replaced, then back again to replace a nodule the second time it broke down!. A couple of months out of warranty and that's when it got expensive. Broke down again outside of warranty, got a repairman and paid for the part along with all the mornings taken...off from work to wait for a repairman.. Year later again and the balance nodules are gone, this time repairman $136 parts $400. Time to say goodbye. Cost of machine $900 Cost of repairs not including warranty ones if I had of paid for them all and not sent it to the tip- $800. Have since bought an Asko.
Not very Smart!
This is my third Fisher and Paykel washing machine.
As far as smartness goes this is way behind my previous machine.
You cannot change any settings eg spin speed or temperature, once the cycle has started, you need to go back to the beginning of the wash cycle.
You cannot step through any of the wash cycles.
You cannot put the fast spin speed on the delicate cycle.
If you add more clothes once the cycle has started it won't add any more water.
If you put water in the machine to try and soak something it drains by itself.
I'm not happy with all of the restrictions.
And apart from not being able to change settings through a cycle it also leaves lint on the clothes!
This machine has put holes in our tshirts since we started using it, wish I could add photos, had it checked for issues but it's a design fault apparently, the agitator is dragging the fabric & its pinching causing holes in the fabric. The more we wash our tshirts holes get worse
Knotting, wringing & creasing sheets & clothing
We've had this machine about 2 years & the Wife has complained every washing day about the above, but now she just can't handle washing with this F&P machine due to health & this is why I'm complaining about the knotting up of the sheets & clothes. Tried every thing possible(as males do) to eliminate this problem to no avail. Lifting out the twisted bundle of clothing(it's heavy) & wrestling to separate washed , rinsed & spun items & I realized why she complained each wash day & now I know. Question arises, if clothing is rope platted so tight...then how the hell can they be properly washed & rinsed. I always wondered why the towels & flannels were always stiff as cardboard & rough as sandpaper (using softener) after being dried, since owning this machine. Conclusion, wouldn't sell or give this away & onload this to somebody else! Got to get another BRAND!
I have had Fisher and Paykel washing machines for as long as I can remember.
Our old one packed it in after more than 15 years so of course, with such a great track record, we purchased another...
The components under the lid are cheap and tacky. The lid where the powder is placed does not fit well. A service technician is coming out on Wednesday to see why the auto water level only fills to a small wash level. Clothes dont wash as well and the spin cycle is not as good as it has been in the past. Clothes used to be quite dry, not any more.
It is also ver noisy on the spin cycle. One of the reasons I loved my previous machines was the quiet...not any more.
I would recommend you buy something else.
Purchased in April 2019.
Buy something else
Very dissapointed in new Fisher and Paykel washing machine compared to previously owned prior models.
We have owned this one for over 2 1/2 years now so had plenty of time to be objective about it.
Broke down within the first 3 months. Repaired under warranty but took almost 2 weeks to get somebody here.
No lint filter. Clothes come out with lint stuck to them now.
Water level presets are set to give 3.5 star water rating, not to efficiently wash clothes. Need to manually select water level
Destroying all hubby's t-shirts. Slowing but surely ...
Purchased in March 2016.
Perfect clean clothes all the time, easy to use
Great little machine its 6 yrs old now Ive had no problems with it, its easy to use and washes really well, it gets used every second day, washes summer doonas no problems, great little machine, I would recommend it to anyone.
Purchased in March 2013 at Beta Electrics for A$499.00.
Not a washing machine for people who step off the concrete
This a terrible washing machine if you actually get your clothes dirty.I am finding that anything dirty has to be soaked manually before I put it in the machine if I want them to be cleaned. We live on a farm, so almost all of the loads we put in are pretty dirty, and this machine does not handle the work at all. I work in an office and even my work clothes, if I get an unusual stain or spill, need soaking before I put them in, otherwise the areas that normally collect dirt, like collars and cuffs, come out still grubby. Even underwear comes ...out looking suspiciously unwashed. It has six cycles and the two most used, regular and heavy, have exactly the same wash time of just 49 minutes. While this is great for a regular wash, a heavy wash (which in our house is dirt, dust and grease) really requires much longer and more than a cursory wetting and rinse, which this machine seems to give. If you have kids who play cricket in whites, or ride horses competitively, forget about getting the stains out of these clothes - I soak, wash in the machine, soak again and then wash in the machine again. It does have its own soak option, but instead of draining the soaking water and starting again, it washes the clothes in the soaking water and puts them through a minor rinse. It is supposedly a water saving machine, but the terrible washing capability means that I select the highest setting for every wash in an effort to get clean clothes. There are a few good things about it - the speed of the cycle for a quick wash, its compact size and the ability to select the water levels are all good. But when it comes to its reason for living, cleaning clothes, it fails dismally. Good for people living in a unit and who never touch dirt, elderly people and anyone who only wears black; terrible for tradies, farmers, horse riders and gardeners.
Love this machine. Very helpful, and smart. Makes it easier doing my washing and it doesnt stop and pause every 2 seconds like some do, this is also second hand from someone else and still works no issues.
Purchased in August 2019.
good reliable system
i have used it for 4 years and i think its great and reliable for its price ! People shouldn't buy all those cheap brands anymore and start investing in the better quality ones, it will not only improve your lifestyle but also will last a long time therefore making your money worth !
Purchased in July 2015.
Great washing machine
I have just purchased my 2nd machine. First one lasted forever, so I bought another one the same. Never had a problem with it. Best machine ever. Thanks Fisher and Paykel
Great washing machine
from heavy to light clothing washes , this machine excels the only fault are selection instructions for the elderly can be improved, as some need simple selection like light through to heavy washing as an example
Wife off Back
We previously had a front loader with 1.5 hour plus programs, this Machine has easy to run cycles half the time and just as good if not better, Did I mention my Wife is off my back.
Questions & Answers
My control panel is not lighting up and unable to turn machine on
I have just purchased a Washsmart clothes washer WA1068G1 assuming that it would wash with hot water when I select the hot water cycle. This is not the case the drum fills with cool water.
I need to be able to wash a regular wash cycle with Hot water and cold rinse, according to the manual this is only possible on the allergy cycle in which case I can not use fabric softner am I correct.
Please get back to me asap
How long should the cold water value last? Purchased in August 2018 had first valve replaced in June 2019 and it's gone again! Just waiting on a F&P service person to come this week. Hoping that I don't need this part replaced yearly.... Very disappointment with machine.
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