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Fisher & Paykel are the worst washing machines EVER!
This MW512 is the second Fisher & Paykel I have owned and the exact same thing that happened to the last one happened to this one as well. The motherboard in the electronics gets all confused and can't seem to remember what part of the cycle it is on - filling, no wait....agitating, no wait.... spinning, you get the picture. Both machines failed only a few months out of warranty. The first machine I had fixed at an expense of $400, new motherboard, new motor and was told it should work like a new machine. NOPE! worked fine for another 3 month...s and then started to do the same thing. Repair man with 30 years experience in his trade said NEVER buy Fisher & Paykel, they all fail the same way, front loaders are worse! In my defence, I inherited the second one when my Mum died so I didn't actually buy it but needed a machine so I kept it (and it was free). Both machines were only used to wash my clothes etc. a single person who does 2 loads a week, my Mum was the same, so neither machine had to work too hard! I will NEVER buy another Fisher & Paykel appliance ever again.
Purchased in January 2021 for $620.00.
My Washing Machine
My modern-day washing machine works well and is reliable every time I need to wash my dirty clothes and get them to smell nice, fresh and clean again. This is especially true after a hot and sweaty work shift or during the day when the weather is hot and I am moving around a lot. Glad there that the machine spins the clothes in the same machine, which saves on quite a lot of space and the clothes come out damp, not dripping wet. I can then hang them on the line outside to dry. Couldn't fit a tumble dryer into the size laundry I have. ...There are many interesting functions on my washing machine whether you want to do a long or short wash, a hot, warm or cold wash or small of large wash. There are settings for washing delicates, woollens or just ordinary washing. Having a modern-day washing machine saves you having to use quite a lot of tiring labour on a wash-board and wringing out the clothes afterwards, like my mother grew up with. Thank God for modern technology. From Rebecca Hill
This machine although quite old now, washes clothes really well. It is a bit on the noisy side and has only had one part replaced so I think it that is pretty good given the age of it and the number of loads it has done over the years. I find that ALDI detergents work best and this is evident with the cleanliness of the clothes!
Fisher an dpaykel washing machines are the best on the market
fisher and paykel washing machines are the best our family have ever used. never had one die . only fault in 15 year old machine was the pump got jammed up with lint but I cleaned the pump and moved the fan blade and it continued to run. recommended 5 star
My nana had this machine for 10 years it claimed to do 2 deep rinses but only does one so annoying It would be better if it did 2 deep rinses not very impressed.
Recommend to all apart from the negative that it does not do 2 deep rinses better than the Intuitive from fisher & paykel though.
So happy to buy something that just works.
I've had this machine going on 7 years now and I'm very happy with it's reliability and performance. It just works. I work in landscaping and my clothing gets filthy. In that time this machine hasn't let me down. I'll sometimes do 3 heavy loads in a row no problems. If I get another 3-5 years out of it I'll be super happy. I just hope the next generation of Fisher and Paykel are just as good.
The best washing machine I have ever had and used bought new 13 years old.
This machine has washed the muddiest footy jumpers, socks & shorts, blankets, dressing gowns, oily massage towels given it a hard time then go wash my wife's delicates with great results, only be careful unloading as 1 in 10 times it may catch on the rotor fins and there is a possibility of tearing or pulling a button off, it has always been quite and will shut down with alarm if out of balance which is good because the machine prior to this other brand was like a rabbit in a bag and only lasted 5 years, the features are great and it is the ma...in reason why I'm updating to a MW513 most people say the machine is basic but it get's the job done, most people will get all the bells and whistles on a more expensive machine to do the same I did that in the past never again I'm sticking to what works and has given very good service.
Love this Fisher Paykel its never had any issues, spins clothes better than any other machine I've owned & i like the programmable fav wash option. It beeps if its out of balance (& when its finished) but not an annoying beep like the microwave. I think it washes clothes really well, though having kids we dont have very delicate clothes, just very grubby ones & it gets them very clean
Great washing machine
Purchased early in 2012, this has been a very reliable washing machine. Nothing has gone wrong with it. Quiet, washes clothes wonderfully and I love how it spins them almost dry. It only does 1 wash per week where my son jam packs it full. Never unbalances and no problem with lint
Takes forever to fill up. Had to have the hot water pump replaced. Now it won't spin dry. I've had grief with a F&P dishwasher as well. The brand is cheap and nasty rubbish. I will never buy Fisher & Paykel ever again. Don't be taken in by their cheap prices, there's a reason why they are cheap.
Easy to use and reliable
This washing machine was purchased new in 2006 for $549 and has worked well with no problems ever since. It is easy to use and has been very reliable. Good value.
Reliable and easy to use but leaves a lot of lint on clothes.
I have had no mechanical problems at all with the machine in over 8 years. It is easy to use and simple to understand. But it does leave a lot of lint on the clothes. There is no lint filter and the only parts to clean are the bowl and the agitator. But to clean inside the agitator is very difficult as it is too narrow to get your hand into. I cannot put white or light coloured clothes into it as they are just a mess when they come out.
Reliable and Easy to use.
Leaves a lot of lint on clothes to the point that I cannot wash white or light coloured clothes in the machine.
This has been a very reliable machine, we have had for 5 years and still had absolutely no problems. It has been worked hard, having at least a 4 person household at all times (4 adults, then 4 adults and bub, now 2 adult, toddler and baby) it washes very well, no problems with greasy work clothes, filthy toddler dirt and food, or cloth nappies. I'll need to upgrade to a larger machine in the future and I'll definitely be going for another f&p.
Washes clothes OK. But.....
It does the job of washing clothes, can't argue about that. The big problem is that it goes out of balance very easily, perhaps every third wash or so, and constantly beeps until this is manually corrected. Apart from that it works well, but the dreaded beeps are extremely annoying if I don't want to fix the problem there and then since the beeps just keep going until it's fixed. On a positive note, the high spin speed means that clothes dry quickly.
Looks modern. High spin speed.
Those [censored word removed] beeps when it goes out of balance are annoying, and it goes out of balance rather often.
17 years of service
Maybe the model numbers have changed over the years but the 5.5kg washing machine I purchased over 17 years ago is just beginning to have problems. I can still use it - just have to juggle the programs. Am very impressed with the durability of this machine which has travelled to Perth and back during its life! Only hope that with the takeover by the Chinese Haier company that Fisher and Paykel's quality is maintained.
Good, reliable washer - works very well
Have had this washing machine for about 5 years and no problem, works well, doesn't damage clothes and is pretty quiet. Fisher and Paykel are good quality, better than aussie brands, which are made o/s anyway... Its pretty quiet, has a good choice of cycle and never really has a problem.
inexpensive, quiet and works very well
have been using same for last 4 years with out any trouble so far, there is always one rule apply to every where and that is GIVE & TAKE, if you look after yr. machine well other hand Machine will definitely give you better outcome, I am really Impressed with It
continuing doing its job perfectly
Flaw in this model - spinning
My previous Hoover machine lasted me a loyal 14 yrs without any issue. After using F&P MW512 for 2 yrs, the spinning cycle seems to show a flaw - it either doesn't stopped or get jammed so often which drove me crazy - now after only 5 2/2 yrs - it stopped draining and the the spin stopped! F&P need to improve on the spinning hardware to make it more efficient
Does the Job
We have had this machine for about 4 years, handed down to us after about another 4 years of use. Its worked flawlessly all this time, havent had it miss a beat, but it does use a lot of water and it doesnt always get clothes that clean. work shirts tend to come out with sweat stains even on hot washes, we've found we have to soak them seperately every few weeks to get them clean again.
Good size for 2 people, but upgrading as new family member and more washing, so going for something a bit more efficient.
good for uni students
worked without issue for 8+ years
doesnt clean tough stains, uses a lot of water and not very energy efficient
We have had our washing machine for over 5 years now and never had a problem. Best of all we bought this washing machine when Fisher and Paykel were running a cashback promotion. We were given $100 back after purchasing this machine at $429 (total spent $329). It was a fantastic price and we are really happy wth the quality. This machine has a delicate wash cycle in which i use for my good clothes. I still have to be careful when using this wash cycle as it can still ruin good clothing, you are best off handwashing them if they are really ...delicate. At 5.5kg we find it the perfect size for the two of us. I would highly recomment the fisher and paykel brand, although its a pitty they moves their factory overseas. It was once nice to know if was a Brisbane based factory offering the local brisbane people jobs. Shame.... Fantastic washing machine quality. Nothing, we have been really happy with this machine.
Questions & Answers
My MW512 has worked perfectly for years but now fills to top when set on LOW and overflows on any other setting. Where is the problem?
My f&P 512 is stuck on spin cycle but is not spinning I think I have overloaded it.it is beeping and the lights on the spin cycle are flashing.but nothing else is happening.please help.
Is there a run capacitor on the MW512 and if so where is it located. It has been suggested to me that the Motor Control Module now performs the function of capacitor on the direct drive motors.
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