Auto fill under fills washing machine and lost of lint issues. Agitator wings break easily
Firstly the auto fill option under fills the machine for the load. This causes soap residue. You say add less soap, but the solution from f&p to reduce lint is to add more soap. F&P know there is a lint problem & sell a lint filter for it. Should have been included to start with. The agitator blades break off and then start to tear your cloths. The agitator blades are note well designed
Purchased in May 2019.
A follow up to my other review, I think they can do better
The motor is great
Lint lint, Fisher and Paykel is aware of this for years but who cares
No hot&cold water mixer, so hot water hits first and will ruin your clothes
Purchased in July 2018.
Noisiest washing machine i have ever owned
I brought this based on the reviews saying how quiet it is, it is so noisy it sounds like it is going to take off, very very disappointed as our laundry is next to our living room, even with the doors shut you can still hear it
Purchased in April 2018.
OMG - Welcome to my Nightmare
I have the 8. kg model. For 4 years and 8 months I have put up with it unbalancing !!!! I have had the technician out, who tried to tell me it is because I send my water out onto the lawn. I put up with it because I knew we were going to do a major reno and change our plumbing. Well guess what! I no longer do that and it still unbalances - every single friggen load. Biggest piece of rubbish I have ever purchased. I will not even give it away, as I would not inflict this nightmare on my worst enemy. Never Ever will I buy a Fisher and Paykel again. And as for the technician - Don't lie to people, if you know the machine has this fault, be honest.
Purchased in April 2016 at Joyce Mayne for $800.00.
Had for years. SO annoying. Don't buy. Unbalances ALL the time, quite unreasonably; then beeps. try rebalance...doesn't work... more beeping and so on for hours. Detergent dispenser is also silly.
The agitator fins rip my clothes regularly. As per previous reviews here, I can't wash a load of sheets without being home as the balance throws it out and it stops and beeps. Sometimes this occurs dozens of times, even if I just have one doona cover and sheet in there. There is no quick wash function; the shortest cycle is still 45 minutes (or thereabouts). I would not recommend it.
Absolute 10 out of 10 pile of junk. The amount of clothes that have been damaged by the agitator is unbelievable. I cannot even do a load of sheets for 1 queen si...ze bed with a light doona cover without it stopping numerous times for being out of balance. This means that I must be at home for 2 or 3 hours to do a set of sheets because it stopped countless times. The clothes come out unclean even on a long and hot wash. It is nowhere near as good as other machines I have used in the past and a huge disappointment. Avoid at all costs.
Purchased in July 2018 at Winning Appliances WA, Osborne Park.
- WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)
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.
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!
Purchased in October 2018 at Harvey Norman for $850.00.
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.
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
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.
Purchased in August 2018 at Harvey Norman for $890.00.
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.
Bad machine for pet lovers
This machine is quiet but if you have pet hair on an item of clothing, it will spread it to every garment in the washing machine. My old Simpson washing machine had a lint collector so the clothes came out cleaner than when they went in. Can't afford to replace it as I only just bought it!
Loving the size and functionality
No matter how dirty or delicate my clothes are there is a cycle for everything. The dirty clothes really come out clean and any delicates are not ruined. The clothes need less drying time as the machine spins so fast. My laundry is situated not far from the bedrooms but it is so quiet that I can run it at night and it doesn't disturb anyones sleep.
Questions & Answers
Machine is not filling up immediately anymore and won’t start rinse cycle. Keeps stopping and displaying 249.
Any suggestions ?
How do I remove the lid and top on a wa8560e1 washing machine to correct inbalance
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|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Household Size||3-4 people|
|Features||Auto Balancing, Auto Dispense and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||4 star(s)|
|Water Rating||3.5 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||1045-1075 x 600 x 600 mm|
|Max Spin Speed||1,100 rpm|
|Number of Spin Speeds||3|
|Number of Wash Cycles||6|
|Open Lid Height||1,350 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
- MPN: WA8560E1
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