Please check you received the following accessories with your Fisher & Paykel washer.
You will find them inside the drum or attached to the packaging.
- 2 x Inlet hoses
- 1 x Drain hose guide
- 1 x Installation instructions and user guide
- 1 x Spanner
- 1 x Installation leaflet (attached to the top of the washer)
- 1 x Inlet valve cap
- 1 x Hose clamp
To ensure the best performance from your new washer please follow the instructions below
Removing The Packaging
- Remove the outer packaging (including the polystyrene packer and plastic wrapping). All packaging must be removed prior to use. Ensure these materials are kept out of reach of children. Note: a small amount of water may be seen inside the packaging and inside the washer. This is the result of factory testing and is normal.
- Tilt the machine backwards and ‘walk’ it off the base one foot at a time. Not doing so may cause damage to your floor and washer.
- Remove all packaging and accessories from inside the drum.
Removing The Transit Bolts
The clothes washer is fitted with 4 transit bolts at the rear to avoid damage during transportation.
The 4 transit bolts MUST be removed prior to operation of the machine. Failure to remove these will result in damage to the machine.
To Remove The Bolts:
- Use a spanner or socket to unscrew and remove all four transit bolts at the back of the washer (A).
- Pull the black rubber grommets to remove the bolt, grommet and white plastic spacers from the machine. Keep the transit bolts in case they are required for future transit of the machine. Never transport the machine without the transit bolts properly fixed in place.
- Cover the bolt holes with the white plastic plugs which are attached to the machine and located near each hole (B). Push to clip into place.
Removing the transit safety bolts
|A. Overall height of product||850||850|
|B. Overall width of product||600||600|
|C. Overall depth of product (excluding dial and door when closed)||645||570|
|D. Depth of door open||1065||1010|
|E. Minimum door clearance to adjacent wall||330||330|
|Standpipe height||min. 800 – 1200||min. 800 – 1200|
The exact height of your washer is dependent on how far the feet are extended from the base of the machine. The space where you install your washer needs to be at least 40mm wider and 20mm deeper than its dimensions.
- Electrical supply: 220 – 240V, 50Hz Sinusoidal, minimum 10A.
- Inlet water static pressure: Max. 1MPa (150psi), Min. 30kPa (4.5psi).
- Inlet water flow rate at tap: Min. 6 litres/min.
Install the machine on a solid and level floor surface ensuring it has at least 20mm clearance on each side. The washer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpet, rugs).
This machine must not be installed and operated on a plinth.
Levelling The Machine
It is IMPORTANT to level the machine to ensure good spin performance, and to minimise noise, vibrations and wear and tear on the washer.
Locking the feet
Connecting To The Water Supply
Inlet hose ends
- Connect the straight ends of the inlet hoses to the taps and the elbow ends to the corresponding machine inlet valves. The hot valve is colour coded orange to make this easier. Tighten the inlet hose ends by hand until the hose seal makes contact with the tap sealing face and then tighten a further half-turn. Make sure there are no kinks in the hoses.
- Turn the taps on and check for leaks. Check for leaks again after 24 hours.
The hot water temperature should not exceed 65°C and the cold water temperature not exceed 35°C. Temperatures above these may cause the machine to fault or cause damage to the machine.
If you have an uncontrolled water heating source (eg a wet back or solar heating system) you should fit a Hot ‘N’ Safe Valve. This will ensure the hot water temperature remains within safe limits.
Hot ‘N’ Safe Valves available are:
RMC TVA 50HF
RMC TVA 75HFS
Adjustable between 35°C – 55°C
RMC TVA 50HP
For instantaneous gas hot water supply
Water Supply Requirements:
- Inlet water pressure: Maximum 1MPa (150psi), Minimum 30kPa (4.5psi)
- Inlet water flow rate: Minimum 6 litres/minute
Cold Supply Only:
If you only have a cold water supply, the inlet valve cap (blanking cap) which came with your washer must be connected to the hot inlet valve. The cap prevents water leaking out of the hot valve. This appliance incorporates backflow protection complying with AS3500.1. No further backflow protection is required for connection to the water supply.
Your washer has an internal heater to heat water. If you do not connect a hot water inlet hose, your washer will automatically recognise there is no hot water supply and its internal heater will heat the cold water to the selected cycle temperature.
Drain Hose Placement in a Stand Pipe or Tub
Fitting the drain hose guide
Attaching Drain Hose To Spigot
Attaching drain hose to spigot
- This appliance must be connected to a 220V – 240V, 50Hz, sinusoidal, minimum 10A electrical supply.
- Uncoil the power cord, remove and discard the plastic pin cover and plug into a wall socket.
- Connect the appliance to an earthed outlet protected by a fuse of suitable capacity.
- Check the power cord for damage and make sure it is not squashed or twisted when installing the washer.
- Always remove the power cord from a socket by the plug, not by the cord.
- If you are using an extension cord or a portable electrical outlet device (eg multisocket outlet box), ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
- Do not touch or operate the machine with wet hands or with bare-feet.
- A damaged power cord must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician, in order to avoid a hazard. The appliance must not be operated until it is repaired, as there is risk of electric shock.
- Do not operate this machine if it has been damaged during transport. Contact your Fisher & Paykel dealer or Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
|Available from your Fisher & Paykel dealer or a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.|
|Hose Inlet Long (2m)||Part No. 422680P|
|Hose Inlet Large Bore||Part No. 426123P|
|Drain Hose Extension (Not suitable for attaching to a spigot).||Part No. 425627P|
Completing The Installation
Installation Test Cycle
Do this before you wash any items in your washer. This is to check that your washer is installed correctly and that it is functioning correctly prior to use.
- Turn your washer on by pressing the ‘POWER’ button.
- Select the ‘Quick’ or ‘Super Quick’ cycle. Ensure the drum is empty and the door closed.
- Touch the button. The machine will start to fill.
- Observe the machine for any problems (eg leaking from the hoses, excess noise or vibrations).
- The washer will beep and display any faults on the screen if there are any problems. Refer to ‘Before you call for Service’ section at the back of this book.
- Wait until you see water in the bottom of the drum.
- Touch to stop the cycle, then press ‘POWER’ to turn the machine off.
- Press ‘POWER’ again, select the ‘Spin’ cycle and touch .
- Check the drain hose is firmly secured to the standpipe or tub, or spigot.
- Observe that the machine pumps out the water, and spins.
If there are any problems, you must address these before proceeding with normal use. The washer will automatically turn off at the end of the cycle if there are no problems.