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Water Supply

Water Supply

  • This washer must be plumbed into both a hot and cold water supply or it will not work correctly. Please ensure that both hot and cold water are connected to the washer.
  • If you have an uncontrolled water-heating source (eg a wet back or solar heating) you should have a tempering device fitted. This will ensure the hot water temperature remains within safe limits. For the most suitable type of tempering device we recommend you contact a local plumber or plumbing supply merchant.
  • Inlet water static pressure: Min. 5psi (34kPa) to Max. 150psi (1MPa) is required.
  • Minimum flow rate from the faucet supplying the clothes washer should be greater than
  • 1 1⁄2 gallons/min (6 liters/min) (assumes 1⁄2” (12.7 mm) diameter pipes).
Note-Icon.png Your washer does not have an internal water heater to heat water.


  • Regularly check that your standpipe or tub / sink 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 or a tray equipped with a drain.
  • Draining must comply with local by-laws.

Accessories and Spare parts

Available from your Fisher & Paykel Dealer, Authorized Service Center or

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 Authorized Service Agent, as it is not a standard power cord.


To ensure the best performance from your new AquaSmartTM clothes 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 remains taped down).
  3. Remove the base packer from under the washer by pulling it out from the front.


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Fig.2 Tilt Washer Backwards to remove Base Packer


Operating the washer when the base packer is in place can result in damage to the washer. Ensure the base packer has been removed BEFORE OPERATING your washer.

  1.  Remove the tape, lift the lid and remove the basket packer from the basket.
  2. Remove the hoses and accessories.
  3. Keep the base packer and basket packer in case they are required for future transit.


In your clothes washer you will find:

  • 1 hose guide.
  • 2 inlet hoses.
  • 4 rubber foot inserts (if not already inserted into the feet of your washer).
  • 1 User Guide.

Refer to page 6 for location installation requirements.

Drain hose

  1. Carefully pull the drain hose out from the back of the washer by pulling the exposed part of the hose downwards and outwards.
  2. To guide the drain hose over the tub / sink or standpipe the hose guide MUST be fitted to the drain hose.
  3. Place the drain hose in the tub/sink or standpipe. Do not fit the hose to a drain spigot. Drainage must not be airtight in order to prevent siphoning.

To prevent siphoning the drain hose should not extend more than 3⁄4” (20 mm) from the end of the guide. The height of the standpipe or tub / sink should be between 33 1⁄2” to 95” (850 – 2413 mm). The drain hose can be trimmed to length.

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Fig.3 Fitting the Drain Hose Guide



  • In multistory apartments or any upper floor installation, the washer should be installed on a floor or a tray that is equipped with a drain.

  • Check that the tub or standpipe is free from lint or other obstructions before operating the washer.

  • In a basement installation do not exceed a standpipe height of 96” (2438 mm).

Inlet Hoses



  • New hose sets provided with the washer shall be used to connect the washer to the water mains.

  • Old hose sets should not be re-used.

  1. Install hoses with the straight end (with filters) fitted to the faucets (refer to Fig.4).

  2. Install elbow ends of hoses onto clothes washer (inlet valves are marked on the back of the washer H=hot, C=cold) (refer to Fig.5). Ensure the hot valve is connected to the hot faucet and the cold valve is connected to the cold faucet.


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Fig.4 Faucet end of Hose

(Straight end)


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Fig.5 Washer end of Hose

(Elbow end)

Inlet Hose Replacement

We recommend the inlet hoses are changed every 5 years. Hoses should also be checked from time to time and replaced if any wear, cuts, bulges, kinks or leaks are found.

Caution-Icon.png Failure to do so may result in a flood and damage to property.
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