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Installation Instructions


Product Dimensions

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Product Dimensions Inches (mm)
A. Overall height of product 33 1/2” (850)
B. Overall width of product 23 5/8” (600)
C. Overall depth of product (including dial and door when closed) 25 5/8” (645)
D. Depth of door open 42” (1065)
E. Minimum door clearance to adjacent wall 13” (330)
Standpipe height min. 31 1/2” – 47 1/4”
(min. 800 – 1200)
  2.4 cu ft

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 1 3/5” (40 mm) wider and 3/4” (20 mm) deeper than its dimensions.

  • Electrical supply: 2 wire plus ground, 120V, single phase, 60Hz, alternating current.
  • Inlet water static pressure: Max. (120psi), Min. 10psi.
  • Inlet water flow rate at faucet: Min. 1 1/2 gallons/min (6 liters/min).


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 Wrench
  • 1 x Installation leaflet (attached to the top of the washer)


Recycle or destroy the carton and plastic bags after the washer is unpacked. Make materials inaccessible to children. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers causing suffocation.

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

Removing the Packaging

1. Remove the outer packaging.

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.

2. 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.

3. Remove all packaging and accessories from inside the drum. Note: DO NOT remove the screw or clip holding the hose.

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:

1. Use a wrench or socket to unscrew and remove all four transit bolts at the back of the washer (A).

2. Pull the black rubber grommets to remove the bolt, grommet and black 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.

3. Cover the bolt holes with the white plastic covers which are attached to the machine and located near each hole (B). Push to clip into place.

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 Removing the Transit Safety Bolts


Install the machine on a solid and level floor surface ensuring it has at least 3/4” (20mm) clearance on each side. The washer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpet, rugs).

DO NOT Install the Washer:

  1. In an area exposed to dripping water or outside weather conditions. The ambient temperature should never be below 60°F (15.6°C) for proper washer operation.

  2. In an area where it will come in contact with curtains or drapes.

  3. On carpet. The floor MUST be a hard surface with a maximum slope of 1/2” per foot (1.27cm per 30cm). To make sure the washer does not vibrate or move, you may have to reinforce the floor.

If floor is in poor condition, use 3/4” (20mm) impregnated plywood sheet solidly attached to existing floor covering.

Minimum installation clearances

  • When installed in alcove: Sides, Rear, Top = 1” (2.54cm)

  • When installed in closet: Sides, Rear, Top = 1” (2.54cm), Front = 1” (2.54cm)

  • Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.

  • Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square

    inches (387.1 cm2) of open area. If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 square inches (774.2cm2) of open area.  

This machine must not be installed and operated on a plinth.

Installing the Washer


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Inlet Hoses


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Locking the Feet


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Installing the Drain Hose

1. Run some water from the hot and cold faucets to flush the water lines and remove particles that might clog the water valve screens.

2. Remove the inlet hoses from the plastic bag. Remove black rubber washers from bag and insert into hose fitting before connecting to unit.

3. 90° elbow end – Carefully connect the inlet hose marked HOT to the outside “H” outlet of the water valve. Tighten by hand; then tighten another 2/3 turn with pliers. Carefully connect the other inlet hose to the inside “C” outlet of the water valve. Tighten by hand; then tighten another 2/3 turn with pliers.

Do not cross-thread or over tighten these connections.

4. Connect the inlet hose ends to the HOT and COLD water faucets tightly by hand; then tighten another 2/3 turn with pliers. Turn the water on and check for leaks.

5. Carefully move the washer to its final location. Gently rock the washer into position. It is important not to damage the rubber leveling legs when moving your washer to its final location. Damaged legs can increase washer vibration. It may be helpful to spray window cleaner on the floor to help move your washer into its final position.

  • To reduce vibration, ensure that all four rubber leveling legs are firmly touching the floor. Push and pull on the back right and then back left of your washer.

  • Do not use the dispenser drawer or door to lift the washer.

  • If you are installing into a drain pan, you can use a 24-inch-long 2x4 to lever the washer into place.

  1. With the washer in its final position, place a level on top of the washer (if the washer is installed under a counter, the washer should not be able to rock). Adjust the front leveling legs up or down to ensure the washer is resting solidly. Turn the locknuts on each leg up toward the base of the washer and snug with a wrench.

Keep the leg extension at a minimum to prevent excessive vibration. The farther out the legs are extended, the more the washer will vibrate.

If the floor is not level or is damaged, you may have to extend the rear leveling legs.

  1. Attach U-shaped hose guide to the end of the drain hose. Place the hose in a standpipe.

If the drain hose is placed in a standpipe without forming a U shape, a siphoning action could occur. There must be an air gap around the drain hose. A snug hose fit can also cause a siphoning action.

Do not place drain hose deeper than 7” (177.8mm) into the drain. The suggested depth is 4 – 7” (101.6 – 177.8mm). Deeper than 7” (177.8mm) can cause a siphoning action.

  1. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.

Note: check to be sure the power is off at the circuit breaker/fuse box before plugging the power cord into an outlet.

  1. Turn on the power at the circuit breaker/fuse box.
  2. Read the rest of this User guide. It contains valuable and helpful information that will save you time and money.

11. Before Starting the Washer, Check to Make Sure:

  • Main power is turned on.
  • The washer is plugged in.
  • The water faucets are turned on.
  • The unit is level and all four leveling legs are firmly on the floor.
  • The shipping support hardware is removed and saved.
  • The drain hose is properly tied up.
  • There are no leaks at the faucet, drain line or washer.

12. Run the washer through a complete cycle. Check for water leaks and proper operation.

13. If your washer does not operate, please review the ‘Troubleshooting’ section before calling for service.

14. Place these instructions in a location near the washer for future reference.

  • The hot water temperature should not exceed 149°F (65°C) and the cold water temperature not exceed 95°F (35°C). Temperatures above these may cause the machine to fault or cause damage to the machine.
  • New hose sets provided with the washer should be used to connect the washer to the water mains.

  • Old hose sets should not be re-used.

  • We recommend the inlet hose(s) are changed every 5 years. WARNING: Failure to do so may result in a flood and damage to property.

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.

  • This appliance must be installed in accordance with the installation instructions before use.
  • Provide accessibility to 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.

Water Supply Requirements

Hot and cold water faucets MUST be installed within 42” (107cm) of your washer’s water inlet. The faucets MUST be 3/4” (1.9cm) garden hose-type so inlet hoses can be connected. Water pressure MUST be between 10 and 120 pounds per square inch. Your water department can advise you of your water pressure. The hot water temperature should be set to deliver water at 120° to 140°F (48° – 60°C) to provide proper Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) performance.


Drain Hose Placement in a Stand Pipe or Tub:
  1. To guide the drain hose over the tub or standpipe the hose guide must be fitted to the drain hose. The height of the standpipe or tub should be between 31 1/2” – 47 1/4” (800 – 1200mm).

  2. Secure the hose guide so it cannot become dislodged from the standpipe or tub.

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Fitting the drain hose guide
  • If the drain hose is placed on the ground or if the standpipe or tub is less than 31 1/2” (800mm) high, the washing machine will continuously drain while being filled (siphon).

  • Regularly check that your standpipe or tub is free from lint or other obstructions, which may affect how your machine works or may cause flooding.

Attaching Drain Hose to Spigot:
  1. Guide drain hose through hose guide
  2. Secure hose guide to back wall of cupboard using a screw. The height of the drain hose should be between 19 7/8” – 31 1/2” (500 – 800mm) from ground level.
  3. Attach drain hose to spigot and secure using a hose clamp ensuring the blanking insert is cleared from spigot.
  4. Check for leaks.
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Attaching drain hose to spigot
  • The drain hose should be checked from time to time and replaced if any damage (eg wear, cuts, bulges, kinks, leaks, etc) is found. Do not bend the drain hose sharply, as this may cause it to split.
  • In multistory apartments or any upper floor, the machine should be installed on a floor equipped with a drain.
  • Draining must comply with local by-laws.

Mobile Home Installation

Installation must conform to Standard for Mobile Homes, ANSI A119.1 and National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (PL93-383).

 Electrical Connection

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Electric Shock Hazard

  • Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet
  • DO NOT remove ground prong.
  • DO NOT use an adapter.
  • DO NOT use an extension cord.
  • Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire or electrical shock.

Circuit Individual, properly polarized and grounded 15 or
20 amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse.
Power supply – 2 wire plus ground, 120 Volt, single phase, 60 Hz, alternating current.

Outlet receptacle – Properly grounded 3-prong receptacle to be located so the power cord is accessible when the washer is in
an installed position. If a 2-prong receptacle is present, it is the owner’s responsibility to have a licensed electrician replace it with a properly grounded 3-prong grounding type receptacle.

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Grounding Instructions

This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance - if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician

Washer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local codes, with latest edition of the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70 or CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE, CSA C22.1. Check with a licensed electrician if you are not sure that the washer is properly grounded.

  1. Uncoil the power cord, remove and discard the plastic pin cover and plug into a wall socket.

  2. 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 deformed 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 multi- socket 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.

Spare Parts

Contact Customer Care 1.888.936.7872 or go on line to for spare parts information.

Drain Hose Extension Part No. 425627P (Not suitable for attaching to a spigot).


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.

  1. Turn your washer on by pressing the ‘POWER’ button.
  2. Select the ‘Quick’ cycle. Ensure the drum is empty and the door closed.
  3. Touch the buttonScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 2.15.49 PM.png. The machine will start to fill.
    • Observe the machine for any problems (eg leaking from the hose(s), 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.
  4. Wait until you see water in the bottom of the drum.
  5. Touch Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 2.15.49 PM.png to stop the cycle, then press ‘POWER’ to turn the machine off.
  6. Press ‘POWER’ again, select the ‘Spin’ cycle and touch Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 2.15.49 PM.png .
    • 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.

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