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.
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.
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!
Very pleased with this washing machine
We replaced an LG front loader that kept breaking down with this unit, and have been very pleased with it. The machine is quiet, washes well, and does a much faster wash than the front loader used to. The display panel is fairly bare and spartan - the display panel only shows remaining time so you don't see information like what part of the cycle the machine is up to, for example, but that probably means there's less to go wrong. It's really just a "set and forget" machine.
Not as good as my last F&P washer
This machine is super quiet and I find it washes and rinses clothes well. It seems that it doesn't spin out as much water from clothes as they seem wetter than they did in my 10 year old F&P washer that I had before it. The normal cold cycle also takes longer in this machine. The lid locks while filling the machine which can be a nuisance. Favourite features are the many variations to cycles, and the soft touch controls. Knowing at purchase time what I know now, I'd still buy it.
Great and easy to use
This washing machine is fantastic! It fits heaps of clothes or towels. It's so easy to use and easy to adjust settings. Clothes come out clean and ready to be hung. The agitator is gentle on delicate clothes and it great for work clothes too. Just change the settings. Very happy with this product!
A Good Washing Machine
The Fisher and Paykel Wash Smart Top Loader is a huge upgrade over my old LG. I have had no issues with it at all, and is very quiet compared to my other one. Washes clothes great and has heaps of different modes to choose from like cold and warm etc. Would highly reccomend
never again fisher and paykel
this washing machine is the worst machine ever I have had fisher and paykel machines in the past and were great this Junker is always out of balance and stops and beeps on any size load 1 sock with also make it out of balance . it would be different if the feet were out level but they are . the balancing problem has gone on for years and always thought it was over loading but we ever have . now 1 year out off extended warranty this still goes on and the warranty is crap as well . I have had now 3 freezers' 1 dryer and a now washing machine fall inside the warranty or just out no help from any one . under 5 years old at this stage I will ever have a fisher and paykel product again .
Good, But could be much better
O k this machine does the washing to a high standard. My only "beef" is the control panel is too hard to read. There is plenty of room to label the buttons, but they choose to use tiny print which requires glasses and a torch to read. WHY do it? F & P did the same with the good drawer dish washer. They changed the panel to face out instead of up so one has to kneel down to read it.
It's good but too noisy
Fisher and paykel is a good washing machine, its water saving, energy saving , but way to noisy, I can't use it when my child asleep , other then that it's ok . So I don't recommend you to buy it , if you have baby or toddler . Because it's too noisy.
It's always new and different. It clean and rinse the clothes in excellent manner it's reliable. Dosen't wear out clothes and quite. With different features to do ,washing. Fisher and paykel is one of the best in the market. That why I like it. Really you can depend on it.
Clothes are always clean, it is a bit loud, as it vibrates quite a lot, and if there is a lot in the bowl it will spin quite heavy and make a lot of noise, so best to only do small loads. Easy to use. It sometimes stops if there are too many clothes in there. I would buy it again, its important to hae a good washer!!
Questions & Answers
Machine is not filling up immediately anymore and won’t start rinse cycle. Keeps stopping and displaying 249.
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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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