Over it. Sick of washing things twice.
Had a 7.5kg F&P machine for about 8years. Hubby thought it was time to sell and upgrade as it was starting to go off balance frequently so he figured it was wearing out. Bought this 8.5kg, which surprisingly fits less in it (much to my adult son's disgust). At least the old machine used to wash! We are particular in NOT overloading this machine but clothes still come out with detergent stuck to them sometimes, and if doing sheets or large items you see bulk dry patches on them as you hang on the line, the water is simply not reaching throug...hout the load even though items are dropped so lightly into the machine, never squashed down and always on the fullest water level. I don't use the auto water level because I agree with other reviewers, it doesn't work. This is our 3rd Fisher&Paykel machine. When we went to buy the 2nd I said to the shop assistant "I don't want F&P because our last one was a constant fight with it spewing rubbish allover loads randomly." He said "I bet you had the 1995 model, they are so good now but." His guess shocked me because it was correct. We bought the 2nd. It was wonderful. Now the 3rd sucks. Never again. The other extremely annoying thing is you cannot just choose a spin cycle if say washing got caught in the rain or something or you just need to wring something out, it must redo the whole rinse cycle. Waste of water, time and wear.
Purchased in January 2020.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Washes nicely and is quiet but broken down with blown power board within 18 months. Warranty service is a joke! Waited 1 week for a service and then would not work 5 minutes after serviceman left. Re-booked me for another two weeks !! Service staff could not care less. Dirty clothes piling up around my family. Very very disappointed. Never buy a Fisher & Paykel again
Questions & Answers
Can anyone tell me if the FIsher and Paykel WA856OE1 washing machine allows you to do a spin cycle on its own? I do a lot of handwashing in the laundry sink and only need to spin them. Had different information supplied by Fisher and Paykel themselves and am looking for someone who has just bought one recently. Thanks.
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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