Washing Machines Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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
Had this machine for about 6 yrs replaced balance rods recently which fixed the balance issue but am on my 3rd agitator due to fin broken again obviously a fault and these are not cheap, seems to happen every 2 yrs or so, does wash clean and big bowl but agitator should stand up to the fact that it is a large 10kg machine would stay clear of Fisher & paykel I wont buy another 1
Regret buying it.
No lint filter. Restarts from beginning if you stop it mid washing, no option to continue after pause. Agitator broke off after 12 months of regular loads washing. Wash cycle interrupted due to malfunctioned suspension rods after 4yrs. Increased noise during spin cycle.
Love this machine. Very helpful, and smart. Makes it easier doing my washing and it doesnt stop and pause every 2 seconds like some do, this is also second hand from someone else and still works no issues.
Purchased in August 2019.
In love with this product
Love this product; I have being using this product for more than 3 years without a single problem. I wash from rough to smooth cloths using the options given. Everything comes out perfectly. I can reduce the cycle times and select the spin speed to match the clothing type I wash. I would highly recommend this reliable product.
Purchased in February 2016.
Balancing issues & loud banging (drum)
After 5 years with no issue, this machine starting to make a loud banging noise and then error 'Out of Balance'.
It sometimes didn't error but where it had 10 minutes to finish it would jump back to the previous cycle and have 20 minutes remaining. This sometimes went on for 2 or 3 times.
After googling the problem and speaking to a technician, it ended up being the balancing rods. I was quoted $380 from the technician to get these replaced. There is 4 of them, one in each corner.
This was way too much in my opinion and was considering buyi...ng a new washer, however reading the reviews it seems every washer has its own problems. I didn't get it fixed and left it for a while (6 months), as it sometimes worked okay and other times it would stop. So in the end it got annoying and I decided to fix it myself.
Agitator falling to bits
Fisher and Pykel were the brand of choice, but by this forum you can see that they ain't the machine they used to be. My machine is getting noisier and nosier as it clunks as it changes direction and now the agitator fins are breaking off down the bottom @ 2.5 years old. I have had simpson machine for 20 years and never had a thing fall off the agitator? I don't think the money buys quality any more. My neighbors same machine did a main board in 2 years and another friend same machine the suspension rods that keep the machine in balance in jus...t under 3 years. This whole thing of spending big dollars for inferior products is not sustainable for the average income earner. The build quality is buyer beware that's for sure. Its sad that viability of business is this era is the quality of the parts based a good name or now, was a good name. Spending a $1000 for three years turn around is not a sign of a good product. Its a shame really and then they want us to come back for return business?
Big Loads and Very Reliable
I have been using this machine now for about 12 months. And time and time again to is very reliable. The only issues I have had with machine was it didn't turn on one time but all I had to do was switch off for 10 min and let it reset itself.
I do everything from small loads of wet baby pants right through to king size blankets and every time come out clean and fresh.
The bigger loads do take a bit longer but worth the wait.
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- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
- Verified purchase
Love to wash with Fisher & Paykel
My third F&P machine and the best yet. I love the various settings available but especially the auto water level feature which saves water and adds to the washing efficiency and time.
good reliable system
i have used it for 4 years and i think its great and reliable for its price ! People shouldn't buy all those cheap brands anymore and start investing in the better quality ones, it will not only improve your lifestyle but also will last a long time therefore making your money worth !
Purchased in July 2015.
Great washing machine
I have just purchased my 2nd machine. First one lasted forever, so I bought another one the same. Never had a problem with it. Best machine ever. Thanks Fisher and Paykel
Fisher & Paykel helps my Family
I have four grown up children and we have used this brand of washing machine for many, many years. We have had it serviced two times due a small fault, but it was quickly rectified both times at no cost to us. I have had this machine for many years and it is still going. Great wash every time. I can put sheets, bulky towels and it washes them clean every time. The magnetics under the carriage really help this machine perform. I have now bought the newest model as I have remarried and the old one is still going over at my ex-husband's place. I have all my main white goods in this same brand. Will never buy anything else. Thanks Fisher & Paykel!!!
Purchased for $399.00.
- WashSmart WA1068G1 (10kg)
- Verified purchase
Is it possible to LOVE a washing machine?
I love this washing machine!! We've had it for 2-3 years and it's never missed a beat! I like having the bigger capacity 10kg so I can wash our bedding and towels with ease as well as our day to day washing. I don't do hand washing - hand washing is in a clothes bag in the washing machine! I've never had a problem.
Great washing machine
from heavy to light clothing washes , this machine excels the only fault are selection instructions for the elderly can be improved, as some need simple selection like light through to heavy washing as an example
So happy to have a top loader again
The fisher & paykel washsmart 8.5kg top loader washing machine is so easy to use turn on the power & press start
You can’t get any easier than that!
It has plenty of options to choose from
Eg regular wash, heavy, delicate, quick & even an allergy wash
It fits our king size bedding easily but with its smart technology you can do a small load & it will uses a smaller amount of water
- WashSmart WA8560G1 (8.5kg)
- Verified purchase
No Stress Required
Our old Fisher & Paykel Top Load Washing Machine gave us great service for 20 years before it finally gave up the ghost (in fact the plastic push pad buttons wore away before the mechanics did).
The old machine had to cope with many and varied loads - towels, dirty cleaning cloths, cat soiled material, blacks, colours, whites and delicates.
I was open to other brands as I thought the place of manufacture for F&P had changed. So we shopped around. We found all brands features are all much of a muchness - nothing stood out to us. So we dec...
Terrible just kept beeping the whole cycle
Terrible machines brought one from the good guys got it home and shortly after that it just started constantly making a beeping sound it drove me mad! Good guys sent a repair guy out he replaced the mother board and left but that made no difference. I demanded a replacement machine and to there credit I got one the repair guy delivered it and what do you know?the new one was doing the exact same thing. Unbelievable I know but true! They sent the repair guy yet again and he confirmed it was faulty aswell. I had finally had it with fisher and pay...kel I demanded a whole new brand and again to there credit the good guys were great. I went instore and picked a Simpson 8kg top loader and it has been a fantastic machine it’s sturdy through the cycle much more grunt and the clothes come out so much cleaner. So I highly advise taking note of my wrap up of the fisher & paykel. 2 out 2 duds is surely saying something.
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.
Questions & Answers
How do you stop lint build up on clothes?
Can you tell me how long this particular model has been around. I want to buy one 2nd hand and seller cant tell me how old it is.
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