Updated 9 Aug 2017

Fisher & Paykel

WH8560J3

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel WH8560J3 front loader has an 8.5kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

WH8560J3
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1497

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
79
Dirt removal
?%
Rinsing
?%
Gentleness
?%
Water efficiency
?%
Spin efficiency
?%

Good points

  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • Good water efficiency.
  • OK spin efficiency.

But

  • Just OK gentleness.
  • 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
$1497
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
China

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)
56
Wash cycle time (min)
133
Water use (L/wash)
63
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
22
Test cycle
Cottons, Cold, 1200rpm, 1:57 to go

Energy & water label data

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

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
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
Yes
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes

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