Updated 9 Aug 2017

Fisher & Paykel

WA8560P1

Snapshot: The Fisher and Paykel WA8560P1 top loader has a 8.5 kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WA8560P1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2049

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Test results

Overall score
68
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • OK dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Just OK gentleness.
  • Poor water efficiency.
  • No hand-washable woollens cycle.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2049
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Agitator
Origin
Not stated

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
105 x 60 x 60
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
34
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
60
Noise (dBA)
55
Wash cycle time (min)
51
Water use (L/wash)
126
Coldest wash (°C)
20
Annual running cost ($)
12
Test cycle
Regular, Cold, Normal soil, 1100 rpm, Auto water level

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Regular, eco active, warm/cold, Normal soil, eco rinse
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
313
Energy label - stars
★★★★☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
96
Water label - stars
★★★☆☆

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Hot + cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction
Yes
Add items
Yes
Child lock door
No
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes
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