Updated 9 Aug 2017

Fisher & Paykel

WashSmart WA1068G1

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel WashSmart WA1068G1 top loader has a 10kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WashSmart WA1068G1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1949

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Test results

Overall score
66
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.
  • Extremely poor water efficiency.
  • No hand-washable woollens cycle.

Review

The Fisher & Paykel WashSmart top loaders we’ve tested return below-average performance for top-loaders in our dirt-removal and gentleness tests, though their rinsing and spin efficiency are both above average.

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
$1949
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Agitator
Origin
Thailand

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
10.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
105 x 69 x 70
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
34
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
65
Noise (dBA)
57
Wash cycle time (min)
57
Water use (L/wash)
160
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
10
Test cycle
Regular, Auto water level, Cold, Fast spin, 0:50 to go

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Regular,Auto,Cold,Eco program
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
350
Energy label - stars
★★★★☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
123
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
-
Child lock door
-
Child lock controls
-

More Info

Notes
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