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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.
Purchased in August 2018 at Harvey Norman for $850.00.
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- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
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.
Purchased at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances.
- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
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.
What a load of rubbish
The first half a dozen times the machine was fine, doing general medium size loads of clothing it was great. Then tried to put a towel load on, 4 bath sheet size and it kick a hissy fit. In the end had to pull two out and put through my 5kg twin tub. What a waste of money this machine was $899. Have put up with dirty cloths, stop, starting, out of balance, not filling, emptying mid cycle for 7 years now and had enough. What a piece of junk. My 5kg $300 twin tub works better..
Purchased in January 2011 at chandler for $899.00.
Great machine and size of bowl is awesome
No more laundry mats for blankets or bigger washes. Can do it all in one machine with no fuss,just put the load on and let it do it's thing. Very happy with the machine so far and can wash very large loads to small. Doesn't take long to do a wash ,great on water and power. Washes very clean and great with delicates.
Purchased in March 2019 for $1,399.00.
- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
30 months of service and the fins on the Agitator broken or have cracks in them
I googled Washmart cracked Agitator and found this review site.
We cam from a front loader that didn't have the capacity we needed and the spin cycle took too long. Harvey Norman recommended this product to us.
The things we liked were the capacity, ability to add an extra item after washing starts filling and wash cycles taking far less than before, but this is comparative to our 5kg frontloader.
The things we didn't like were the lint, damage to clothes, and clothes being tangled and stretched. When you watch it at the start before the lid needs to be locked the
We just put up with it and were more cautious with delicates.
Purchased in October 2016 at Harvey Norman for $1,139.00.
I liked it. I’m sure all you other folks will too!
I liked this, it was better than what I had before. Cleans well plus being a tradie it helps when something does it’s job so I would recommend it to anyone
Purchased in August 2018 for $600.00.
nothing but problem
Since we bought this washing machine we have experienced nothing but problems. It keeps on shaking and unbalancing all the time. Very disappointed and will not recommend buying fisher and paykel washing machine. The price is very expensive and it's not worth it.
Purchased in January 2013.
Do not buy Fisher&Paykel washing machine 10kg
This machine just a rubbish, after starting the machine water start filling for a bout 5mn then the machine lock it's lid and doing nothing, after the lid unlock and I tried to check the machine the water that mixed with power washing all gone. We you want to soak your cloths for a couple hour, the machine always empty the water even i turn off the power. The machine does not do good rinse because cloths smell washing powder very strong. I can not change water level or other program, once i push the pause button the machine will start over again. What's a stupid program they wrote for the machine to perform, never buy Fisher&Paykel again.
Purchased in August 2017.
Recently purchased this model.This machine will automatically start to empty after 3minutes if you have to put it on pause which is a real nuisance I even turned the machine off but it stilled emptied.Also can’t set for a hot wash on certain cycles.I recommend you don’t purchase this model and find out which other F&P do the same before purchasing.All my other F&P machines which weren’t this model absolutely perfect no trouble at all
Having owned a 8.5 kg Fisher Paykel top loader for some 15 years we didn’t hesitate to buy this machine so glad we did, easy to use controls washes exceptionally well, all types of clothes, yet to wash a large item sure it will handle it Ok Very Happy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ok machine when it works, but so many problems with it!
Bought this machine a couple of months ago and have had issues ever since.
It gets about 10 minutes into the wash cycle, and will then continually beep until you press pause, and start again.
It seems as though the "lid lock" mechanism is faulty. However, sometimes it will do the complete wash cycle and other times it won't.
We have contacted Fisher & Paykel, and they have said we will need to organise to fix this ourselves.
Another downside is that there is no lint filter.
When it actually works the wash isn't too bad. It's a shame it's been so faulty.
Started off great but quickly went downhill, now next to useless just out of warranty (of course)
Have used Fisher & Paykel appliances for many years previously but they seem to be going down hill with additional electronics they claim are 'smart' but really just create problems and I suspect are engineered for built in obsolescence - seems way too convenient the majority of issues develop at the warranty close out. We've wasted so much water and detergent because the machine wash cycles are now not working at all - wash cycles don't fill to the set water levels, then skips through the run times randomly, cycles don't complete, partly fills...then drains and spins out. Give me the old rotary controls any day. Not good enough for a $1000 appliance. A real shame as it was good for the type of washing we needed done but the unpredictability of it and outrageous costs to repair have left permanently damaged my view on Fisher & Paykel as a quality brand.
All Fisher and Paykel washing machines are fantastic. I bought my new one late last year after having my previous one for 13 years. I wouldn't buy anything other than a Fisher and Paykel as the old one gave me no trouble right up to the last. I have a family of 7 so we have quite a bit of washing and we use most cycles.
- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
What a disappointment
Ok, so I'm on my second one within the space of a week as F&P were good enough to agree there could be a fault, so good on them for that. Not sure if they have manufactured a faulty batch or what, but the second one seems to have the same issues as the first.
1 Seems to be a fault with the lid lock where it constantly does not lock when its supposed to during the wash cycle. You can go out to do your shopping or whatever and when you get back the machine is stuck in the wash cycle beeping madly with the warning lid open, even though it's not.... Push the start/pause button to reactivate the lid lock and it seems to go back to the beginning of the wash again, so frustrating and time-consuming. Personally, I would rather not have a lid lock at all, and while I understand the reasoning behind the idea of protecting families with young children, there are no longer any young children in this household. It would be good to have the option of disabling it permanently for those of that don't want it! 2 Also, I'm having a problem with the machine continually going "Out of Balance". The machine is totally level in all directions and is solid on the floor with no rocking whatsoever. Again you can be out doing your business to come home expecting the load to be finished but you hear the warning beep and you already know it either is going to be lid open or out of balance warning. I have been into the option adjustment mode to turn off the out of balance automatic recovery, but it seems to turn itself back on again each time you turn the machine on to do another load. Lastly, I would just like to add that I don't think it's that great at actually cleaning the clothes the way you would want and expect. Have had further frustrations with a load today where it seems to get towards the end of the final spin cycle with about 5 minutes left on the timer and then goes back to the rinse stage again with 16 or 18 minutes on the clock. I watched this happen at least 3 times before I finally turned the power off and on again to advance the wash to the final spin to finally watch it do what it is meant to do. I am so over this washing machine.
High maintenance cost
Purchased this machine 3.5 years ago. It now on the 3rd agitator at $92.00 each. Agitator has 3 "fins" near the bottom that swish the water and clothes around while washing. After a while the fins break off. Without the fins the agitator rotates back and forth but doesn't actual do any washing.
F&P refuse to acknowledge the problem as a defect.
January 2nd 2019 Update: Horrible machine.
Purchased for normal household use in washing ordinary clothes like shirts, jeans, socks, etc.
The agitator has broken twice in two years.
Cold water valve started leaking after only one year.
F&P won't cover replacement parts or labour.
We purchased this item 2 years ago and it is fantastic. It has a large load capacity lots of wash cycles and has not faulted to date.
It spin drys everything really well and we have never had a problem with it cleaning even the heaviest of loads. Best washer I have owned
For a large family this is the perfect machine-it takes big loads, cleans exceptionally well and is very quiet. You do need to buy an optional lint filter as it washes so well you will be left with lots on your clothes if you don't have the filter(can get from manufacturer or eBay). -once you have the filter you will be amazed at what comes off your clothes in an everyday wash! It's a little confusing at first but if you want to advance your wash or just spin dry you need to go through each part of the cycle and highlight (or unhighlight) what you want the machine to do. I love this washing machine and would certainly recommend it.
- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
Hate it! Does not wash anything properly and leaves heaps of lint. I've tried washing every way you could think and still not clean. Have to wash everything twice and clothes still not 100% clean. Don't waste your money on this machine. Praying it breaks so I can get a different machine. Absolutely useless!
Excellent too loader
I got this because it fits massive amount of cloths and as a machanic I get loads of dirty oil cloths and needed to do the washing in two weeks and this worked out super well very socked how well it washes the cloths and removes stains very well in one wash.
All round great machine
Great machine hands down, not quite a 5 but deffinentley up there.
My husband works in the mines so as you could imagine his clothes come home very dirty.
This machine really does its job and i highly reccomend it if your looking for somthing to get the laundy done right.
Four Star? What for?
Purchased as it was a 4 star machine. What a joke. Does not wash well and regardless of how it is programmed it changes the program to barely any water. There is really no point in washing clothes to clean them in this machine. Washing becomes ridiculously tangled and misshaped in machine and it is easily off balanced. Worst machine I have used in 40 years of using washing machines!
No fluff filter!
i love that it has a big choice of cycles to choose from but it has no filter to catch the fluff so it ends up stuck to your clothes! I followed the instructions as to turning garments inside out if they are lint collectors but to no avail, still gets fluff on them!
Dose a great job on stained cloths
I work as a car repair work shop and always get very dirty and oily but we've had this unit for over a year and have to say it's done a lot better than the unit we had before. It's easy to load, set and walk away then come back once it's done and unload
I went from a front loader to this top loader and I am disappointed! So much lint, doesn't wash properly, is very loud when spinning and often I am rewashing my clothes or spending hours a week getting lint off with a lint brush! It has damaged many t-shirts, making them out of shape and putting holes in them. It is great for quilts because of the size but that's the only positive. I am going back to a front loader this is awful!
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