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Installation instructions

Install the washer on a solid and level floor surface ensuring it has at least 20 mm clearance on each side. The washer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpets, rugs).

Product and minimum clearance dimensions

Product Dimensions

Property (mm)

WL8060P

  1. Overall height of product* (to highest point on console)

1045 – 1075

  1. Overall width of product

600

  1. Overall depth of product

600

  1. Height of product to top of lid* (closed)

950 – 980

  1. Height of lid open* (measured from bottom of product)

1350 – 1385

Standpipe height

min. 850 – 1200

 

Minimum Clearances

Property (mm)

WL8060P

  1. Minimum cavity width

640

  1. Minimum depth clearance (including inlet hoses, drain hose and bowed front)

660

  1. Minimum clearance to adjacent product# (dryer)

20

 

Maximum Capacity

Property (kg)

WL8060P

Maximum Capacity

8.0

* Includes adjustable mounted feet and the range of movement.

# Applies either side.

Unpacking

To ensure the best performance from your new washer please follow the instructions below.

Removing the packaging

  1. Remove the outer packaging.
  2. Tilt the washer backwards and walk it off the base packer one foot at a time (ensure the lid is still taped down).
  3. Remove the base packer from under the washer by tilting the washer backwards and pulling the packer out the front.
  4. Remove the tape, lift the lid and remove the bowl packer from the bowl.
  5. Remove the hoses and accessories.
  6. Keep the base packer and bowl packer in case they are required for future transit.

Tilt washer backwards to remove packer

Please ensure that the base packer has been removed BEFORE OPERATING your washer.

Location

Install the washer on a solid and level floor surface ensuring it has at least 20 mm clearance on each side. The washer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpets, rugs).

In your clothes washer you will find:

  • 1 hose guide.
  • 2 inlet hoses.

Drain hose

  1. Carefully pull the drain hose out from the back of the washer by pulling the exposed part of the hose downward and outward.
  2. To guide the drain hose over the tub or standpipe the hose guide MUST be fitted to the drain hose.

To prevent siphoning the drain hose should not extend more than 20 mm from the end of the guide. The height of the standpipe or tub should be between 850 – 1200 mm. The drainhose can be trimmed to length.

  1. Place the drain hose in the tub or standpipe. Do not fit the hose to a drain spigot. Drainage must not be airtight in order to prevent siphoning.

Fitting the drain hose guide

Electrical connection

  • This appliance must be supplied with a 220 – 240 V, 50 Hz, sinusoidal, 10 A electrical supply.
  • Check the power cord for damage, making sure it is not squashed or twisted.
  • A damaged power cord must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer, in order to avoid a hazard. The appliance must not be operated until it is repaired, as there is a risk of electric shock.

Draining

  • Regularly check that your standpipe or tub is free from lint or other obstructions, which may affect how your washer works or may cause flooding.
  • In multi-storey apartments or any upper floor, the washer should be installed on a floor equipped with a drain.
  • Draining must comply with local by-laws.

Water supply

Your cold water should not exceed 35°C and your hot water should not exceed 65°C. Temperatures above these may cause the washer to fault or cause damage to the washer.

  • If you have an uncontrolled water heating source (eg a wet back or solar heating system) you should fit a tempering valve. This will ensure the hot water temperature remains within safe limits. Contact your registered plumber to select and install the tempering valve.
  • Inlet water static pressure: Max. 1 MPa (150 psi) Min. 34 KPa (5 psi)
  • Inlet water flow rate at tap: Min. 6 litres/min.
  • This appliance must be installed in accordance with the installation instructions before use.
  • Provide accessibility of the plug or incorporate a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring rules to allow disconnection of the appliance from the supply after installation.
  • Do not operate this washer if it has been damaged during transport. Contact your Fisher & Paykel dealer or Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer.

 Inlet hoses

Failure to adhere to the following instructions may result in a flood and damage to property:

  • New hose sets provided with the washer shall be used to connect the washer to the water supply.
  • Old hose sets should not be used.
  • We recommend replacing the inlet hoses every 5 years.
  • Hoses should be checked from time to time and replaced if any wear, cuts, bulges, kinks or leaks are found.
  1. Connect the straight ends of the inlet hoses to the taps (there are washers fitted in both ends). Connect the red connector hose to Hot, and the white connector hose to Cold.
  2. Connect the elbow ends of the inlet hoses to the corresponding washer inlet valves. Inlet valves are marked on the back of the washer. Ensure the Hot valve is connected to the hot tap and the Cold valve is connected to the cold tap.

H = Hot   C = Cold

This clothes washer should be plumbed into both a hot and cold water supply otherwise some cycles may not function correctly.

Your washer does not have an internal heater to heat water. 

Inlet hose ends

Levelling instructions

It is IMPORTANT to level the washer to ensure good spin performance.

A spirit level is provided with your washer. Use this to level your washer, always placing it on a clean, flat surface. The washer is level when the bubble sits in the centre, within the two lines.

Your washer is equipped with self-locking feet at the front to ensure they do not move once you have levelled your washer. To adjust the feet, tilt the washer back and twist to move them up or down.

After levelling, the corners of the washer should be clear of the floor and the washer must not rock in any direction.

  1. Move the washer to its final position using the top corners to manoeuvre the product into place (do not push on the centre front of the washer). We recommend a minimum clearance of 20 mm each side and 40 mm at the rear of the washer.
  2. Open the lid, place the spirit level at the centre front of the top deck forward of the lid lock slot. Level the washer from side to side by winding up or down the front feet (Fig.1).
  3. With the lid closed, tilt the washer forward away from the wall approximately 100 mm (Fig.2), the self-adjusting feet will release. Gently lower the washer back down.
  4. Open the lid, place the spirit level at either the right hand or left hand side of the top deck. Level the washer from front to back using the front feet only (Fig.3), winding both feet in or out equally. Tilt the washer forward again and lower back down (Fig.2).
  5. Re-check the washer is level. Move the spirit level around to all positions once more, checking the washer is level in all areas. Repeat step 4 if necessary. Check the washer does not rock from side to side, front to back, or corner to corner.
  • Keep your spirit level for the next time you move or reposition your washer.
  • If moving or transporting your washer in the future, ensure you tape the lid down beforehand.

Fig.1 Levelling side to side

Fig.2 Tilt washer forward

Fig.3 Levelling from front to back

 Completing your installation

  • Turn on the water and check all hose connections for leaks. Make sure there are no kinks in the hoses. Check the hose connections for leaks again after 24 hours.
  • Uncoil power cord, remove and discard the plastic pin cover, and plug into wall socket.
  • Connect the appliance to an earthed outlet protected by a fuse of suitable capacity.

Do not touch or operate the washer with wet hands or with bare feet. 

Installation test cycle

Your washer must be correctly installed before use. Check the installation and operation of the washer using the following procedure:

  1. Touch ‘Power’  to activate your washer.
  2. Touch both the  and ‘Options’ buttons at the same time, and hold for three seconds.
  3. Touch  to start the installation test cycle. The display will show .
  4. The washer will beep to signal the end of the installation test cycle. Any faults will be displayed on the screen (refer to the back of this user guide to help identify faults). If you need further assistance, please contact a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer or our Customer Care Centre. Refer to ‘Customer Care’ section for contact details.

If there are no faults found, the washer will automatically turn off at the end of the installation test cycle.

Accessories and Spare Parts

Available from your Fisher & Paykel dealer or a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer.

Hose Inlet Long (2 m)

Part No. 422680P

Hose Inlet Large Bore

Part No. 426123P

Drain Hose Extension

Part No. 425627P

Power Cord

If the power cord of your clothes washer is damaged it must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer in order to avoid a hazard, as it is not a standard power cord.

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