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Fisher & Paykel WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Fisher & Paykel WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg) Questions & Answers

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24 questions from our users

Peta
Petaasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Hi all.

Machine is not filling up immediately anymore and won’t start rinse cycle. Keeps stopping and displaying 249.

Any suggestions ?

Thank you

No answers
Alan Unwin
Alan Unwinasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

How do I remove the lid and top on a wa8560e1 washing machine to correct inbalance

No answers
Cee Tas
Cee Tasasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Can I choice a spin only cycle in this machine?

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Doug
Doug

I think so. I am not at home for the next couple of days but will let you know when I get home.

Cee Tas
Cee Tasasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Is it possible to use spin only on this machine for items that have been handwashed?

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Viji S.
Viji S.

Yes

Cee Tas
Cee Tasasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

What is the total wash cycle time of a regular cycle? The manual gives times for the wash time and the spin time only, not the total cycle. Is there any difference in the total wash time of the cycle between this model and the WA8560G1 which is not as efficient?

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B.Palmer
B.Palmer

Total cycle time comes up on Time to Go Display when machine starts.

norm luff
norm luffasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

can I choose a spin only cycle?

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desrobyn
desrobynasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Why did you change back to normal Height agitator from the Low Profile models

1 answer
Zakir
Zakir

I didn't change anything.
My one is 10kg

Gina G
Gina Gasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

I bought this washing machine late January 2020 to replace a F&P Smartdrive washing machine that I'd had for over 20years. The new machine is ok but it always beeps and flashes "no hot" when filling even though the hot water tap is obviously on. I have to pause and unpause to overcome this issue and it resets and starts again. This has been happening as since the second time I used it. This is becoming very frustrating as I have to wait around to pause/unpause to reset. My husband has checked the tap hose and it is fine. The load is hot at the end of the cycle so I can't understand why this is happening. Apart from this the machine works well. What can I do to try and fix this?

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Philip G.
Philip G.asked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

How do you stop lint build up on clothes?

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Maz
Maz

I have only had this machine for one month so I don't have that problem as yet. I asked the salesman before I bought my machine about an extra filter. He said there is a built in filter so no need to put in another one.

Rae D.
Rae D.

I have the same problem fluff on sheets and blankets so nice sleeping with fluff and no help at all F n P the built in Lint Filter must be pretty slack as for the Agitator how do you get the fly thing out

Brendan
Brendanasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Have cleaned filter as per video but water still leaking at bottoms

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Aksav
Aksav

Hi Brendan. I never had any water leak issues so I'm not sure what the problem would be. It may be an internal hose or the pump or something else.

turnerbrett
turnerbrettasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

We have lost necklace in the washing machine? Do you have any idea how we could get it out?

No answers
Justin W.
Justin W.asked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Mine was bought just over a year ago. Since last week it begin to beep and display the error code 'too full' about half way through the wash cycle. The load is in no way full or heavy. I tried it with nothing in the tub yet it still displays the same error. Anyone got any ideas?

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Laura W.
Laura W.

I'm having the same problem! Did you manage to find a way to fix this? Its driving me crazy!!

Blake E.
Blake E.

I am having the same problem did use find anything out.

John A
John A

Did anyone find an answer to this? Having the same problem.

Kwek
Kwekasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Does wash smart eco 8.5 have an agitator?

1 answer
Xavier A.
Xavier A.

"WA" models have a conventional full height agitator. " WL" models have a useless low profile agitator. Avoid!

Dreena-Ngarimu R
Dreena-Ngarimu Rasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Number 249 comes up, not rinsing or spinning and just thumps and then nothing. Took all the clothes out ans water by hand. Still no idea whats wrong.

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Taylor
Taylor

Hello hun if that number is coming up it means that the balance bored is not working best to get someone to come have a look hun

carol
carolasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

I have a one of these washers I no its suppose to be self cleaning filter but I am having terrible trouble with fluff all over the washing and it is causing my clothes to pill and wear out.. I've tried cleaning the machine after each wash. Can you please suggest something that might help, I am unable to keep buying new clothes
,Carol.

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Bambi
Bambi

i have the same problem, my clothes are all covered in lint. Apparently you can buy a lint filter on ebay which I am about to do today. I never had this problem with my old F & P machine but my new machine covers the clothes in streaks and patches of lint. It could also be detergent that is not rinsing properly. i won't buy another F & P after this.

Rae D.
Rae D.

Me too I rang F & P got absolutely nowhere this morning I am sick to death of sleeping with FLUFF automatically emptying Lint seriously load of rubbish be good if someone would answer or take you're washing machine back sick of fluff

Dot
Dotasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

What are the external measurements?

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Rae
Raeasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Brand new machine but it keeps beeping that it’s too full even though I’ve taken out half the clothes it’s still beeping too full! Any suggestions?

2 answers
WHATCANISAY
WHATCANISAY

Some loads do not suit AUTO water level, eg pillows, bedding, large bulky garments. Manually select the water level. Otherwise you will have to ask the very unhelpful and couldn't care less Fisher & Paykel team in NEW ZEALAND

Sal
Sal

Sounds weird and not normal contact fisher n paykel they send their technician to look at it

Karen
Karenasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

How do you clean the pump filter? I put a dog bed into the washing machine and didn't realise I needed to vacuum it beforehand so I need to clean out the fur in the washing machine before I use it for clothes. How do I do this? Thanks

1 answer
d w
d w

Lay the machine on its side and you will see the pump unscrew the plastic plate and clean out.

BigStan
BigStanasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Does this model auto drain when you put in on pause such as the WA8560P!?

3 answers
Shaz
Shaz

No it does not auto drain when on pause

Katrina Olsen
Katrina Olsen

Mine does the same thing. Anyone know why or how to prevent this from happening?

Katrina Olsen
Katrina Olsen

Mine does the same thing. Anyone know why or how to prevent this from happening?

Ange
Angeasked
WashSmart WA8560E1 (8.5kg)

Have a one dollar coin rolling around can hear it when it spins how do I get it out thanks

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Trevor B
Trevor B

Hi, it's like the old saying "it's easy when you know how". It involves a reasonable amount of disassembly but nothing technical. It may be a coin or maybe not. Generally a coin drops to the bottom of the outer bowl (not the stainless one you can see) and stays there out of harm's way. It could be something else, possibly bra underwire(?) caught in between the inner and outer bowl, which then makes a noise during spin. If not confident to dismantle things yourself it's time to call a repair person.

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