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Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Getting Started Quickly


  • Place the load evenly around the agitator (refer to ‘Sorting’ and ‘Loading’, page 21).
  • Remove fabric softener dispenser cup.


  • For the correct detergent dose, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions, outlined on the detergent package.
  • Use the mark on the agitator nearest to the top of the clothes as a guide to the correct amount of detergent to use (refer to ‘Detergent’, page 22).
  • Pour the detergent down the center of the agitator stem.
  • Replace the fabric softener dispenser cup (this stops small articles falling down the center of the agitator when you load the machine).
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Fig. 13 Adding Detergent


If you wish to use bleach:

  • Use half the recommended dose of bleach.
  • Dilute bleach with water and pour carefully down the inner surface of the agitator stem, in-line with the fins (refer to Bleach page 23).
  • Select the BLEACH option. This will ensure that any residual bleach is well rinsed out of your washer.
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Fig. 15 Adding bleach

Fabric Softener

  • If you wish to use fabric softener, place it in the dispenser on the top of the agitator.
  • Select the SOFTENER option so that the softener will be dispensed correctly into the final rinse (refer to ‘Fabric softener’ page 23 and 29).


 Using Your Washer

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Fig. 16 Adding fabric softener

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Fig. 14 WashSmart control panel


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The SmartTouchTM buttons require only a gentle touch to activate.

  1. Touch POWER to activate your Fisher & Paykel WashSmart washer.
  2. Select your desired wash cycle by touching the corresponding button (refer to page 25).
  3. Choose your wash options, eg you may want a WARM wash temperature and a SLOW spin speed (refer to pages 26 – 30).
  4. Touch START/PAUSE to start the cycle. The washer will start to fill with water and select the correct wash action for your load.

    For best fabric and color care, remove your clothes as soon as the cycle has finished.
  5. Use KEYLOCK mode to lock the buttons on the display, which prevents them from being activated accidently by a laundry basket or little fingers (refer to page 18).
  6. DELAY START allows you to delay the start of your wash by 5 mins up to 18 hours (refer to page 29).

If you wish to Stop your WashSmart Washer

  • Press START/PAUSE.

During a spray rinse or spin, there will be a slight delay while the basket slows to a stop and the lid is unlocked.

Failure to follow the advice in this guide may result in damage to your garments, and your expectations of wash performance may not be met.

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