Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg WashSmart Front Loading Washing Machine

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How it works

WashSmart™ Front Loader utilises our SmartDrive™ technology to eliminate the belt drive, delivering the ultimate clothes care. Using our direct drive motor this washer is whisper quiet. A revolutionary Vortex wash gets clothes cleaner faster. In fact the majority of the 13 cycles when set to wash at a temperature 30°c or lower will complete the cycle in well under an hour.

What is SmartDrive™?

By combining smart electronics and a direct drive motor that connects directly to the wash drum, the need for a belt and pulleys is removed and the motor constantly provides feedback to a computer controlling the tumble and spin action.

Timed Liquid Detergent Dispenser

Designed for use with the pre-wash program, a dedicated liquid detergent dispenser ensures liquid detergents are distributed into the wash at exactly the right time in the cycle to optimise wash performance.

Whisper Quiet

SmartDrive™ technology uses a direct drive motor that removes the need for belts, pulleys and the traditional block of concrete to hold the machine down in spin cycle. Without these old components, SmartDrive™ washers are more reliable, produce less vibration and noise levels are reduced to a whisper quiet.

Quick Vortex Wash Cycles

Fisher & Paykel have developed the Vortex Wash which speeds up the cleaning process so most cycles take less than an hour to complete.

SmartTouch™ Control Dial

The SmartTouch™ Control Dial is your interface to SmartDrive™ Technology. It distils 21 years of SmartDrive development into a user-friendly interface, to deliver and expert wash every time through 9 and 13 pre-programmed wash cycles.

Hot and Cold Fill

Unlike many other Front Loaders ours can be installed with both hot and cold water inlets. This gives the option of cold water heated in the washer, or both hot and cold direct from the inlet, for better energy efficiency and quicker wash cycles.

Energy Water Efficiency

Our SmartDrive™ Front Loaders deliver a 4.5 star Water Rating as well as a 4 Star Energy Rating, making them one of the most efficient front loaders on the market.

Add a Garment

The ‘add a garment' option allows you to quickly add or remove a garment mid cycle.

All Product Details
Brand Fisher & Paykel
Product Type Front Load Washing Machine
Model WH8560P2
Water Rating
WELS Water Rating 4.5 Stars
Water Consumption 73L per wash
Energy Efficiency 4.0 Star
Power Consumption 320 kWh/yr
Height 850mm
Width 600mm
Depth 645mm
Manufacturers 24 Months
Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg WashSmart Front Loading Washing Machine is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! So quiet - great washing machine! We were looking to buy a new front load washing machine - ours was starting to leak, was ridiculously noisy with the wash cycle, but especially the spin cycle! We live in a unit with people above and below us, so we were really conscious of being too noisy. This Fisher & Paykel 8.5kg front load washing machine is so quiet, we completely forget that it is on! It's great though, because it means that if we need to pop a load on at night, we can! Would totally recommend this great size washing machine to any busy household that values the flexibility to be able to wash at any hour of the day... :)
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great if you like a wet laundry floor Worked well until 2 weeks before warranty was up - flooded laundry floor. Repair company came out and temporarily fixed problem (FP known issue) and worked for a few days then more flooding of laundry. Faulty part was replaced by FP and worked ok again for a few days - now once again my laundry floor is flooded. I've had so much water leak out of the machine that my laundry furniture has been water damaged and swelled. Wouldn't recommend this machine until FP fixes the flooding issue.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer I've ever seen or had. You can put a massive load on and it'll wash it brilliantly. It can do blankets, pillows, delicates, and tough stuff with absolute ease. And a killer spin cycle that takes the drying time down to a third of my previous washer.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really useful washing cycles Special cycles for bulky items (e.g. duvets) and heavy items (e.g. jackets) have proved really useful and practical. The standard wash takes over two hours, but the "everyday" wash takes only an hour and washes clothes etc well. Our washing is noticeably cleaner than the 20 year old front loader it replaced.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointment We bought this machine because we loved our top loader fabric smart but had to change due to downsizing. Unfortunately, it's just not the same. its very aggressive even the hand washing cycle, my baby's hand knitted wool jumper gets felted every time we put one in the machine. we adjusted the setting, lowered the water temperature and everything. but it's just not good enough. for this price it's really quite rubbish.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two years and over it As a mother of 4 small children I wash a LOT. have had this machine for two years and to its credit havent had any breakdown issues and really like the add a garment...however it is a nightmare when it comes to washing bulky or swollen items, shrinks like a champ and takes FOREVER to wash kids duvets. on the quick wash soap foam is often still on it and the washing is dripping wet. it is also rather noisy! Got the matching heat pump dryer and have similar issues with drying bulky items or even sheets. wont buy f and p again and probably would opt for a top loader next time. as big as you can get!
Date published: 2019-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love all the Quick Wash Options Very nice machine. Just gone from toploader to my first front loader. Impressed at all the quick wash options I have. My everyday load can be done in 59 minutes. Or I can do a quick 4kg load in 30 mins, and 2kg load 15 mins. Its nice and quiet. So far, so good. No regrests.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quietness is exceptional Bought this washer about a month ago after friends recommendation and happy to confirm it is an awesome machine. Great features include adding items during wash cycle without wasting any water to do so. Fast spin cycle and you hardly know it's running! Very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-04-08
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and nationwide lockdown, we will be unable to fulfil online orders until such time as the lockdown has lifted. We will continue to take orders, and work with suppliers to ensure when we do re-open we can get your order to you as quickly as possible.

Harvey Norman would like to thank all our customers for their continued support.

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