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

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
68
Dirt removal
?%
Rinsing
?%
Gentleness
?%
Water efficiency
?%
Spin efficiency
?%

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.

Noise (dBA) is the loudest reading (spin).
Wash cycle time (min) is the normal or regular cycle on the cold setting.
Annual running cost ($) assumes one “normal” wash cycle per day and electricity at 26c/kWh.

Price is from a December 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

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

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim 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
4/6
Water label consumption (L)
96
Water label - stars
3.5/6

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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