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.
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.
The best machine - absolutely faultless
Purchased the FP WA8560E1 WashSmart™Eco 8.5kg Top Load Washing Machine to replace our aging Speed Queen used in our Strata Block. Best decision ever made. The FP is very quiet, compact, but fits everything in, handles rough treatment, very kind on clothes, so easy to use, very efficient cycles approx 40 minutes each, and best of all you can change cycles mid-wash easily. Major plus is the 1100 rpm spin cycle which leaves washing almost dry, and has saved us heaps on drying costs already!!! I cannot fault this machine and I commend Fisher & Pay...kel for this little dynamo. Far superior to the Speed Queen and only cost us $1079 including 5 yr warranty. NB. Don't confuse the F&P WashSmart with the F&P Aquasmart model. F&P have discontinued their faulty Aquasmart models and the WashSmart models are far superior than any other model on the market in my opinion. A great initiative on their part
I have used this machine past several years and when I want to change in to new machine I always go for new Fisher and Paykal washing machines.
It is absolutely easy to use even a 5 year old can operate easily and now they have touch button which works perfectly as compared to other machine where it fails after few uses.
I totally recommend this machine
Love this machine. After months of research, we chose this machine over all the big brands (inc. Kleenmaid) for Strata use to replace our worn out Kleenmaid, and we all love it. This quality machine is Eco friendly, quiet, washes cleanly without wrecking clothes, spins to almost dry - saving $100's on Dryer costs pa. Very reliable.
It's compact, yet has a deceivingly large capacity, and sooo easy to operate - just press a couple of buttons and it goes. Love the Quick wash cycle - only takes 39 mins. And it doesn't over-balance like other machines which can cause a noise like an earthquake. All of these features for under $1,000. Very happy.
What would i do without such a great machine.
In with the dirty work clothes some soap and later at rinse the softner and they come out like new smelling all fresh and clean. Water use is good and it is nice and quite and able to clean a large load with no problem and when you look inside when empty the bowl is nice and clean as well so not a thing to compain about.
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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