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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.

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  • Build Quality
    4.6 (9)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (9)
  • Noise Level
    4.8 (8)


jane

janeNorthern Region, NSW

Quiet! But clothes come out the way they go in DIRTY!

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The machine in lovely and quiet and has multiple settings and convenient add item options. BUT I cannot get it to clean my clothes adequately they come out dirty and any little stain will not wash out like my previous washing machine. No matter what setting or washing powder/liquid I try. Its cleaning power is extremely disappointing!!!

Purchased in November 2021 at The Good Guys for $800.00.

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Daniel V.

Daniel V.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 6 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Love it, super quiet, 3 years on, no issues

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Love this washing machine. It's unbelievably quiet, you barely notice it's on (except for the spin cycle, which of course is a bit louder). 3 years strong and no issues at all (touch wood!), including 2 apartment moves. And we use it A LOT - like every second day, as we have a 3 year old daughter.
We recently needed to upgrade our dryer so bought a Fisher & Paykel on the experience of this washing machine; also going really well.

Purchased in September 2021 at Appliances Online for $637.00.

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Dryer TypeFisher & Paykel DE4560M1 (4.5kg)
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Litoria

LitoriaPerth, WA

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes
  • Verified purchase

Met all of our requirements

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Purchased in August 2021 at Appliances Online for $799.00.

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Factual Goat

Factual GoatSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Reasonable performance

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Purchased in May 2021 at Appliances Online for $1,100.00.

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Gail00

Gail00Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 12 reviews
  • 2 likes

perfect

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Like everything about this front loader WH7560P2
It is so quiet, washes well, and so easy to use, I like that it uses less water than most and great results for stains.


Sam

Sam

  • 8 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Great affordable washing machine

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Purchased as a replacement to a 20 year old Westinghouse toploader and is a great improvement. The washing machine is quiet in operation but the default recommended wash settings take quite a long time (eg. 2 hours for clothes). The timer is also inconsistent as the everyday option states 1 hour but takes more than 1.5 hours. The delay functionality is a big time saver being able to load the machine up and finish a load upon waking up. The machine handles all types of clothing and linen well with no noticeable colour loss for clothes and not too much tangle.

Purchased in March 2021 at Winning Appliances for $759.00.

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Su C.

Su C.Perth, WA

  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes
  • Verified purchase

Front loader with hot & cold water inlets

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We bought this 7.5kg front loader after checking on the reviews to replace our 15 years old 5.5kg Whirlpool Italy made front loader. We bought it from Retravision Cannington with free delivery, free installation and also free removal of the old machine as Retravision matched Appliance Online deal.

We selected this brand as this model has hot and cold water inlets for using the solar hart. It has a lot features including add a garment after the machine has started washing. The washing capacity is big enough for us and our clothes are very clean. It is also quiet during spinning cycle. We are very happy with our purchase.

Purchased in January 2021 at RetraVision for $663.00.

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GreenVomit8

GreenVomit8Sydney

  • 11 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Impressive, high quality, easy to use, would purchase again

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We purchased this washing machine 30/12/16 and have been very happy with it.
Very easy to use, quiet and cleans well.
Like others have been reporting we use the Everyday wash cycle for mosts washes which only takes 60 minutes and have been using 30 minute Quick wash cycle for towels and bed sheets.
For two and a bit years only bit of maintenance I have to do is clear filter at bottom of machine of my sons lego bits.
Would recommend this washing machine and would purchase another one.

Purchased in December 2021 at Appliancesonline for $709.00.

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Melissa W

Melissa WSydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Super quiet, great settings

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This washing machine does intact wash smart. It has load size settings, various temperatures, different timed cycles which I especially love if I need something washed and dried in an hour I can use the 15 minute super fast wash and then dry in the air dryer. It has a brilliant “add garment” setting so you can stop part way through the cycle and add a missed item. It’s so very quiet; mine lives in a laundry cupboard in our kitchen and I forget I’ve put it on until a couple of unobtrusive beeps at the end of the cycle. This is my first Fisher & Paykel after having LG machines, and I’m so pleased. Great purchase and highly recommended.

Date PurchasedNov 2018
CharlieBrown

CharlieBrownSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Silent bliss

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This is my first front loader, I’ve never had a modern washing machine before. It’s nice and quite for apartment living in comparison to top loaders. My only issue is how front loaders change the texture of towels. It makes them rough for some reason. The add garment function is great, if want to stop the cycle to add more clothes.

Date PurchasedSep 2018

Charlie Bear

Charlie BearHillside

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great Machine!

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I wash our daily clothing wear that includes work clothes, gym clothes as well as towels, blankets etc. I love the different settings on the machine and the settings I mostly use are Handwash for delicate items, Everyday and Quick wash. The delicate cycle is great and really treats the clothes well. I am very satisfied with the machines cycle times.

Date PurchasedAug 2015

Steph

StephSurf Beach

  • 16 reviews
  • 8 likes
  • Verified purchase

Great machine - has not missed a beat

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Date PurchasedFeb 2017

Jaquelyn

JaquelynMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 7 likes

Great value

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I just bought a new washing machine because the old one keep on breaking down and it is just too much troublesome to keep repairing it so I bought this. It is so much more easier than the previous one that I have and so many options to choose from. Absolutely love it.

Date PurchasedAug 2018

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Cvcccvcv cc.perth

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

I luv it!

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It is so quiet, has plenty of multiple washing options to choose from including hand wash and bulky items. The 15 and 30 minute quick washes are handy and is even quiet when spinning. The operation of the machine is very easy and I have had it for a couple of months now and would definitely recommend it.

Date PurchasedAug 2018
Kennoath

KennoathSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 16 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Fisher & Paykel WH7560P2 - does everything well, very quiet, simple controls, all good

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Compared to our older (broken) front load washer, the WH7560P2 is better in every way that matters.
The controls are more straight-forward and easy to understand.
It is easier to adjust program settings.
It is a LOT quieter.
You can pause a cycle or add an item.
You can delay the start so it runs when your solar is going.
Clothes come out less wet.
Not much left to ask for!
Some reviewers said this washer requires hot and cold water connections. That's not true. You can connect cold only and the machine automatically heats the water by itself.
This was delivered fast and friendly by appliances online at a fair price, and they removed the old one.

Purchased in October 2021 at Appliances Online for $778.00.

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Adam.s

Adam.sBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Better than the Bosch

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This is by the far the best washing machine I have used. My Bosch machine died after 3 years and decided to try Fisher & Paykel and I couldn't be happier.
You can't hear it running due to the direct drive which is really good.
The Wash cycles are really good and has every cycle you could think of.
Would recommend.

Date PurchasedApr 2018

Nicney

NicneyAU

  • 44 reviews
  • 10 likes

Good.

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I find it good to use with a range of settings and various cycles and options. Once I got used to it I realised which were the best settings for me as I ilike the shorter wash times and find they are sufficient to get our clothes good and clean.

Date PurchasedFeb 2018

boz1970

boz1970Ballarat

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

WH7560P2- Many options to choose from washing machine

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Purchased in October 2021 at The Good Guys Physical store for $841.00.

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anika_s

anika_sPerth

  • 3 reviews

Great!

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Great times, short cycle is helpful! The longer cycles are still not too long. I usually do 3 loads or so a week so not a large user but very satisfied with the quality of the Wash. it is quiet and spin cycle dries well. Good that wou can select temp and speed

Date PurchasedJul 2017

Zoé R

Zoé RAU

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Had a few issues.

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First the lightpanel went in the front, had to get someone out to fix it which fisher and pukel were super helpful with.

I mostly used the everyday setting, and when I did last week it would not work at all had to leave it overnight and it sussed itself out!

Date PurchasedFeb 2016

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Questions & Answers

KittyKat

KittyKatasked

Hi, is it normal not to see water in the glass door of the machine. I feel it’s not rinsing properly, clothes feel like they have detergent left in them. I am using liquid detergent and have reduced the recommended dose by half. Any ideas? Thanks

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Vicwondering
Vicwondering

It doesn't sound right, after my wash is finished I wipe liquid from the door and rubber.
My suggestion is, if, you don't already do it, is, do a drum clean by running a 1/2hr wash
with no clothes or detergent, just water (cold) and if you can watch when rinse cycle is on
it may give you an idea if you need a repairman. This is my best guess I hope it works they
are a great machine.

KittyKat
KittyKat

Hi thanks for the tip I’ll give it a go. The machine is only 2 weeks old I hope I don’t need a repair man! Thanks.


John S.

John S.asked

I have just bought this amazing machine but have one question....how do I get the alarm to work when the washing cycle has finished

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Litoria
Litoria

I don't know of an alarm relevant to the washing cycle. Our machine does several quiet beeps when the final rinse cycle has finished. I recall one reviewer commenting that the beeps were not loud enough to be heard from the other end of the house, and that it would have been helpful to have loud beeps because the next lot of nappies could be put in instantly. With our machine, you would not hear the beeps if you were more than one room away from the machine. That suits us. Perhaps it's worth looking to see how long the cycle is going to take so that you don't need the alarm or loud beeps?


Liam C.

Liam C.asked

Does anyone know how to access the pump, ive got the clr filtr error coming up, ive cleaned it out 3 times, blown back through the drain hose, including with water in which its coming out through the filter with no blockages, i can hear an activating sound from the pump but it isnt moving any water, which makes me think that possibly something might be stuck in the pump itself

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