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Installation Instructions



Before you Begin – Read these Instructions Completely and Carefully


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Electric Shock Hazard

  • Read and follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY Instructions outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance, pages 3 – 5.
  • Improper connection of an 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.
  • Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.

Observe all governing codes and ordinances.


Installation Requirements


Your washer must be installed on firm, level flooring to minimize vibration during spin cycles. Concrete flooring is best, but wood base is sufficient providing the floor support meets FHA standards.
Your washer must not be installed on any textured floor coverings (eg carpet, rugs) to ensure the opening at the bottom of the machine is not obstructed.
Your washer must also be installed where it is not exposed to the weather.



Water Temperature

Your cold water should not exceed 95 ̊F (35 ̊C) and your hot water should not exceed 149 ̊F (65 ̊C). Temperatures above this may damage your washer.

Shut Off Valves

Both hot and cold shut-off valves (faucets) should be available in the laundry area.


Water may be drained into a standpipe or tub/sink. The standpipe must be 1 1⁄2” (38 mm) minimum interior diameter and must be open to the atmosphere.


This appliance must be supplied with 110V – 120V, 60Hz electrical supply and connected to an individual, properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker or time delay fuse.

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: your washer does not have an internal water heater to heat water.

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 multistory apartments or any upper floor, the washer should be installed on floor equipped with a drain.
  • Draining must comply with local by-laws.

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.


Accessories & Spare Parts

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

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.

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Fig. 2 Washer dimensions and connections



Product Dimensions Inches mm
A. Overall height of product (to highest point on console)* 41 ¾ - 43 1060 - 1090
B. Overall width of product 27 685
C. Overall depth of product 28 700
D. Height (lid open)* 56 ¾ - 57 7/8 1440 - 1470

* The exact height of your washer is dependent on how far the feet are extended from the base of the machine.

The depth of the machine is the cabinet only, ie does not include the distance the inlet hoses and drain hose extend from the rear of the cabinet. Another 50 mm should be allowed for in the installation cavity to accommodate the inlet hoses and drain hose.



To ensure the best performance from your new WashSmart™ 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.3 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
  • 1 spirit level

Refer to page 'Installation Reqirements - Location' 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.

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.4 Fitting the drain hose guide
  1. 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.

  • In multi-story apartments or any upper floor installation, the washer should be installed on a  floor 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.5).

  2. Install elbow ends of hoses onto clothes washer inlet valves (refer to Fig.6). The valves are marked on the back of the washer (H=hot, C=cold). 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. 5 Faucet end of
hose (straight end)
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Fig. 6 Washer end of hose (elbow end)

Inlet Hose Replacement

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

Failure to do so may result in a flood and damage to property.

Leveling Instructions

It is IMPORTANT to level the machine to ensure good spin performance and effective detergent and fabric softener dispensing.

A spirit level is provided with your machine. Use this to level your machine, placing it bottom side down in the locations specified below (ensure the surfaces are clean). The machine is level when the bubble sits in the center, within the two lines.

Your washer is equipped with self-locking feet to ensure they do not move once you have leveled your machine. To adjust the feet, tip the washer back or forward to locate the foot you wish to adjust, pull down gently and then twist to move it up or down to the required level. Repeat if necessary.

After leveling, the corners of the washer should be clear of the floor (by at least 2/5” (10 mm) and the machine must not rock in any direction.

  1. If not already installed, fit the rubber inserts into all 4 feet on the base of the machine.
  2. Extend all 4 feet by three full turns before moving the machine to its final position.
  3. Move the machine to its final position using the top corners to manoeuvre the product into place (do not push against the center front of the machine). We recommend a minimum clearance of ” (20 mm) each side and 2” (50 mm) at the rear of the machine.
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Fig. 7 Leveling Step 1&2
  1. With the lid closed, place the spirit level at the center back of the lid (near the control panel). If not level, pull the machine out and adjust the rear feet until the machine is level side to side when in position.

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Fig. 8 Leveling - Step 4
  1. Open the lid. Place spirit level on the flat surface on the left side, inline with the center of the basket. If necessary, adjust the front left foot until the machine is level.

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Fig. 9 Leveling - Step 5
  1. Move the spirit level to the right side, in line with the center of the basket. If necessary, adjust the front right foot until the machine is level, and does not rock. There should  be equal weight on both front feet so that neither can be turned by hand when the machine is in position.

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Fig. 10 Leveling - Step 6
  1. Place the spirit level at the center front of the topdeck, forward of the lid lock slot. Check the machine is level. Adjust the front feet again if necessary. Move the spirit level around to all positions once more, checking the machine is level in all areas. Check the machine does not rock side to side, front to back, or corner to corner.

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Fig. 11 Leveling - Step 7
  • 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.

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 the power cord, remove and discard the plastic pin cover, and plug into power outlet and turn the power on.

Installation Test Cycle

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

  1. Touch POWER to activate your washer.
  2. Touch both the KEYLOCK and OPTIONS buttons at the same time, and hold for three seconds.
  3. Touch START/PAUSE to start the installation test cycle.
  4. The machine 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 Customer Care Representative. Refer to page 47 for contact details.
If there are no faults found, the washer will automatically turn off at the end of the installation test cycle.

Clothes Washer Safety

  • This clothes washer is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • The lid will be locked from the start of the cycle until the cycle is complete for safety reasons. To open the lid during operation, you must touch START /PAUSE.
  • Supervise children at all times to ensure they do not play with the washer.
  • The only user-removable parts of the washer are the inlet hoses and dispenser funnels. No other parts are designed to be removed by anyone other than a Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Agent.

Special Requirements for Alcove or Closet Installation

The minimum ventilation clearance between the washer and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:

1” (25 mm) minimum either side and front 3” (75 mm) minimum rear

Consideration must be given to providing adequate clearance for installation and servicing.

The minimum vertical space required from floor to overhead shelves, cabinets, ceilings etc is
58” (1470 mm).

Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches of open area for a washer only, or if the closet contains both a washer and dryer, doors must contain at least 120 square inches of open area equally distributed.

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Fig. 12 Louvered door Washer & Dryer

Do not install this appliance in a closet with a solid door.

Mobile Home Installation


Grounding Instructions

This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or break down, 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 that has 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.

Specification subject to change without notice.

Additional Instructions

Cleaning your Washer

Due to the water and energy efficient nature of your machine, regular cleaning of the inside of your washer is necessary and important. Please refer to page 37 for more information.

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