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.
Big Loads and Very Reliable
I have been using this machine now for about 12 months. And time and time again to is very reliable. The only issues I have had with machine was it didn't turn on one time but all I had to do was switch off for 10 min and let it reset itself.
I do everything from small loads of wet baby pants right through to king size blankets and every time come out clean and fresh.
The bigger loads do take a bit longer but worth the wait.
Love to wash with Fisher & Paykel
My third F&P machine and the best yet. I love the various settings available but especially the auto water level feature which saves water and adds to the washing efficiency and time.
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
Fisher & Paykel helps my Family
I have four grown up children and we have used this brand of washing machine for many, many years. We have had it serviced two times due a small fault, but it was quickly rectified both times at no cost to us. I have had this machine for many years and it is still going. Great wash every time. I can put sheets, bulky towels and it washes them clean every time. The magnetics under the carriage really help this machine perform. I have now bought the newest model as I have remarried and the old one is still going over at my ex-husband's place. I have all my main white goods in this same brand. Will never buy anything else. Thanks Fisher & Paykel!!!
Purchased for $399.00.
Is it possible to LOVE a washing machine?
I love this washing machine!! We've had it for 2-3 years and it's never missed a beat! I like having the bigger capacity 10kg so I can wash our bedding and towels with ease as well as our day to day washing. I don't do hand washing - hand washing is in a clothes bag in the washing machine! I've never had a problem.
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
So happy to have a top loader again
The fisher & paykel washsmart 8.5kg top loader washing machine is so easy to use turn on the power & press start
You can’t get any easier than that!
It has plenty of options to choose from
Eg regular wash, heavy, delicate, quick & even an allergy wash
It fits our king size bedding easily but with its smart technology you can do a small load & it will uses a smaller amount of water
Never Again Bunnings
No Stress Required
Our old Fisher & Paykel Top Load Washing Machine gave us great service for 20 years before it finally gave up the ghost (in fact the plastic push pad buttons wore away before the mechanics did).
The old machine had to cope with many and varied loads - towels, dirty cleaning cloths, cat soiled material, blacks, colours, whites and delicates.
I was open to other brands as I thought the place of manufacture for F&P had changed. So we shopped around. We found all brands features are all much of a muchness - nothing stood out to us. So we decided to stick with the brand we know.
Initially I was concerned that I couldn't get the same kg loading we had on the previous F&P machine (we had to go down a kg or half).
I needn't have worried about any of this.
The new machine takes the same load as the old one did and does a quality wash in a slightly smaller time frame.
The auto wash options are a perfect selection for the various loads this household needs. And even if you need to personalise a wash option yourself, the metallic push buttons are touch sensitive so it's really easy on the fingers (it took a bit of effort to select the buttons on the old one).
Even better, I didn't even need to read the instructions (I'm usually a stickler for that). Once delivered, it was practically plug in and go!
Another thing I love about the machine is that the top rim of the machine is smooth gloss and curved inwards - that means that any washing powder that is accidentally dropped on the side rim doesn't build up (our old machine had a flat rim and I often had to brush powder or grime into the machine).
Finally, it's much quieter than our old machine - which as you know we loved, but it's nice to have the quality our old one with the bonus of the design and functionality improvements.
So don't stress about upgrading (within the F&P brand at least)!
Auto cycle options
Easy to use & personalise programs
Wash quality & timeliness
Cons: None yet! But unable to comment if it will last 20 years like our old F&P.
Terrible just kept beeping the whole cycle
Terrible machines brought one from the good guys got it home and shortly after that it just started constantly making a beeping sound it drove me mad! Good guys sent a repair guy out he replaced the mother board and left but that made no difference. I demanded a replacement machine and to there credit I got one the repair guy delivered it and what do you know?the new one was doing the exact same thing. Unbelievable I know but true! They sent the repair guy yet again and he confirmed it was faulty aswell. I had finally had it with fisher and paykel I demanded a whole new brand and again to there credit the good guys were great. I went instore and picked a Simpson 8kg top loader and it has been a fantastic machine it’s sturdy through the cycle much more grunt and the clothes come out so much cleaner. So I highly advise taking note of my wrap up of the fisher & paykel. 2 out 2 duds is surely saying something.
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 $700.00.
Perfect washing machine
Normally we use our washing machine every day. Perfectly it removes stains and completely remove wetness from clothes.It has more functions to do seperate things. Economically friendly and lucky to have it.
It gets the loads done
I use this washing machine for my general, workout and workwear clothing. I can get particularly dirty at work and this machine does the job perfectly to get them clean. The timing feature is great so you can go about your business and the washing be completed in a timely fashion. The machine has different settings and is easily adjustable and easy to use. As such, the machine handles my clothing well including delicates with a change of setting.
What a impressive looking machine
This Fisher and Paykel washer really earns its title washsmart machine ..with one step easy to follow preset options with a push of a button your ready to go. Washes are great bringing your clothes out fresh as a daisy
Purchased in July 2018.
Washing results looks as good as new
Multi coloured wash, easy function set. Just turn the dial to set your required wash. You can even set it as your favourite. Add your detergent, close lid and off you go. Set cycle about 45 min. You can even set the spin speed. Washes clothes better than any other washer that I have had. My wash is now bright and white. This is my favourite by far.
Piece of crap
Suspension rods inadequate for the size of the machine, replaced by FnP once at 2yrs old. Now 5yr and same issue. No help from FnP just want more money to keep repairing. previously owned a 7.5kg FnP and it is still going strong washing loads twice the size our 8kg can handle without any issues. FnP stated it was out of warranty and tough crap. Never buying another and will continue to tell others about there poor product and customer service.
Shame you cant give zero stars
Purchased for $800.00.
Did not last long 3 years only
Stopped working after 3 years. Washing only with cold water but hot or warm water does not work. Over priced significantly. Would not recommend to buy it . Very hard to operate
This is perfect
This is an excellent Washing machine and would recommend to anyone. It is compact and very quite and does a very good job of washing clothes from Work overalls to towels to sheets to delicate clothes. Controls are easy as all push button and spin drying is excellent as you can select a high 1100 rpm which leaves clothes almost dry. Also you can miss and mach on different cycles I.E hot/cold wash, as well as change cycles mid wash. Spin speeds etc. Only paid $1076 including installation and 5 yr warranty
Purchased in December 2018.
Rarely finishes a cycle
Only owned for 1-2 years, but have had problem after problem. Constantly going out of balance, saying there are issues with the tap and not sucking water, saying there are suds when there are not, and not draining. Beeps and stops wash halfway through for no obvious reason. Have tried resetting. Had two blockages fixed by technician this year alone. When it actually works it does an ok job.
Purchased in June 2017.
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