Updated 6 Jul 2018

Fisher & Paykel

WL1068P1

Snapshot: The Fisher & Paykel WL1068P1 top-loader has a 10kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WL1068P1
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1829

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Test results

Overall score
71
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good at dirt removal.
  • Excellent at rinsing.
  • OK water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.
  • Has "favourite" cycle.

But

  • Just OK gentleness.
  • Has no hand-washable or machine-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
$1829
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Impeller
Origin
Not stated

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim capacity (kg)
10.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
106 x 69 x 70
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
34
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
65
Noise (dBA)
55
Wash cycle time (min)
55
Water use (L/wash)
95
Coldest wash (°C)
20
Annual running cost ($)
10
Test cycle
Regular, high efficiency, cold, normal soil, fast spin

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Regular, high efficiency, warm/cold, eco
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
380
Energy label - stars
4
Water label consumption (L)
102
Water label - stars
4

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
Yes
Child lock controls
Yes

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Notes

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