Updated 9 Aug 2017

Fisher & Paykel

WashSmart WH8560P2

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel WashSmart WH8560P2 front loader has a 8.5kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WashSmart WH8560P2
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1439

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Test results

Overall score
81
Dirt removal
?%
Rinsing
?%
Gentleness
?%
Water efficiency
?%
Spin efficiency
?%

Good points

  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Has no hand-washable or machine-washable woollens cycle.

Review

We’re impressed with the two WashSmart front-loaders on test: the WashSmart WH8560P2 (8.5kg) and WH7560P2 (7.5kg). Their dirt removal performance is very good, but they really shined in the noise test: at 54dBA and 55dBA they’re two of the quietest front-loaders we’ve tested.

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
$1439
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Not stated

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 65
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
30
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
65
Noise (dBA)
54
Wash cycle time (min)
126
Water use (L/wash)
63
Coldest wash (°C)
20
Annual running cost ($)
20
Test cycle
Cottons, Cold, 1400rpm, Normal, 1:57 to go

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cottons, 40°C, Eco
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
320
Energy label - stars
4/6
Water label consumption (L)
73
Water label - stars
4.5/6

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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