Updated 9 Aug 2017

Whirlpool

FSCR10420

Snapshot: The Whirlpool FSCR10420 front loader has a 8.5 kg capacity and a cold connection. How well does it clean your clothes?

FSCR10420
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1498

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Test results

Overall score
77
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Good dirt removal.
  • Very good rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Very good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Has cycle for hand-washable woollens.

But

No obvious bad points.

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
$1498
Type
Front-loader
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Italy

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 64
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
Not stated
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
Not stated
Noise (dBA)
64
Wash cycle time (min)
94
Water use (L/wash)
42
Coldest wash (°C)
20
Annual running cost ($)
12
Test cycle
Cotton, 3:30 to go, 20 C, 1400 rpm

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Cotton 40, 1400 rpm
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
320
Energy label - stars
★★★★☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
87
Water label - stars
★★★★☆☆

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
No
Child lock door
No
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes
Exclusive to Mitre 10.