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

$1945

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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.

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
$1945
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Agitator
Origin
Thailand

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim 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
4/6
Water label consumption (L)
123
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
-
Child lock door
-
Child lock controls
-

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Notes

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