Fisher & Paykel WH80F60W1 User Guide

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Installation instructions and user guide

Washing machine

WH60F60W2, WH70F60W2 and WH80F60W1 models



Safety and warnings


Installation instructions


Initial preparations for washing


Selecting a program and operating your machine


Care and cleaning


Trouble shooting




Manufacturers warranty


Customer Care




The models shown in this user guide may not be available in all markets and are subject to change at any time. For current details about model and specification availability in your country, please go to our website or contact your local Fisher & Paykel dealer.

Safety and warnings 2

General safety

Never place your machine on a carpet covered floor. A lack of airflow from below of your machine may cause electrical parts to overheat.

Secure the drain hose into the standpipe or tub to prevent any water leakage and to allow machine to discharge water as required. Ensure that the inlet and drain hoses are not folded, squashed, or broken when the appliance is pushed into place after it is installed or cleaned. There may be some water in your machine when you receive it. This is from the quality control process and is normal. It is not harmful to your machine.

Clean the outside of the appliance with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive detergents. Never force open the door or use it as a step.

Your washing machine is designed to continue operation in the event of a power interruption. The cycle will resume once the power is restored. To cancel a program, refer to the “Cancelling a program” section.

If damaged, the power cable should be replaced with an identical one obtained from an Authorised Service Agent. The power cable may only be replaced by a qualified technician. This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirmed persons without supervision.

Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance or climb inside the drum.

Keep the packaging materials out of reach of children.

First use

Ensure that the cold and hot water inlet hoses have been correctly connected when installing your machine.

To remove any residues from the manufacturing process, we recommend running the machine through an initial Cottons 90º cycle with a half -load amount of detergent, but without adding laundry.

Intended use

This product has been designed for home use.

The appliance may only be used for the washing and rinsing of textiles that are marked accordingly.

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Safety instructions

This appliance must be connected to an earthed outlet protected by a fuse of suitable capacity. Never open the loading door or remove the filter while there is still water in the drum.

Unplug the machine when it is not in use. Never touch the plug with wet hands.

Do not operate the machine if the power cord or plug is damaged.

For malfunctions that cannot be solved by information in the operating manual:

1Turn off the machine.

2Unplug the appliance at the wall socket.

3Turn off the water taps.

4Contact an Authorised Service Agent.

If there are children in your house...

Keep children away from the machine when it is operating. Do not let them tamper with the machine.

Close the loading door when you leave the area where the machine is located.

Fisher & Paykel WH80F60W1 User Guide




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Remove the packaging

Remove the packaging reinforcement underneath the product by tiliting the machine and pulling the extruding ribbon.

Removing the transit safety bolts

The washing machine is fitted with transit safety bolts to avoid any possible damage to the interior during transportation.

Before using the machine it is imperative that these bolts are removed. Failure to remove these will result in damage to the machine.

Please keep these transit safety bolts in a safe place to reuse before transporting the machine in the future.

Never transport the machine without the transportation safety bolts properly fixed in place. To remove the bolts:

1Loosen all the bolts with a spanner until they rotate freely (“C”).

2Remove the transit bolts by turning them gently.

3Fit the bolthole covers (supplied in the bag with the operation manual) into the holes on the rear panel (“P”).

Positioning the machine

Move the machine into position without lifting by the top panel.

Install the machine on a solid and level floor surface, preferably in a corner of the room.






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Adjusting the feet

In order for quiet and stable operation, the machine should be placed properly and levelled on its feet.

If the machine is unstable:

1Loosen the plastic lock nut

2Screw or unscrew the adjustable foot until the machine stands firmly level.

3Tighten the lock nut for stability.


Do not use any tools to loosen or tighten the lock nuts, as they can be damaged.

Connecting to the water supply


Hot water should not exceed 65ºC.

Cold water should not exceed 35ºC

Temperatures above these may cause the machine to fault or result in damage to the machine. If you have an uncontrolled water heating source (eg. Wet back or solar heating system) you should fit a Safe Valve. This will ensure the hot water temperature remains within safe limits.

Water supply requirements

Inlet water pressure: Max. 1Mpa (150 psi) Min. 34Pa (5 psi)

Inlet water flow rate: Min. 3 litres/min

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Inlet hoses

The appliance must be connected to the water mains using new hose sets. Old hose sets should not be reused.

Connecting the hoses:

1Connect the straight ends of the inlet hoses to the taps. There are washers fitted to both ends.

2Connect the elbow ends of the inlet hoses to the inlet valves on the back of the machine. The cold inlet valve is marked in blue, while the hot inlet valve is marked in red.

Cold supply only

If you only have a cold water supply, an inlet valve cap (blanking cap) MUST be connected to the hot inlet valve. This prevents water leaking out of the hot inlet valve. The cap is supplied in the same bag as the inlet water hoses.






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Connecting to the drain

The water drain hose should be placed either at the side of a basin or tub, or connected directly to the waster standpipe.

The elbow/guide, supplied with the machine, should be fitted to the drain hose before being connected directly into the tub or wastewater standpipe.

The drain hose should not be sharply bent.

The drain hose needs to be kept at an elevated height of at least 40cm with a maximum height of 100cm. If the hose is placed at the floor level, or close to the floor (less than 40 cm above the ground), water discharge becomes more difficult and the laundry may come out wet.

max. 100 cm

min. 40cm

The drain hose should extend a maximum of 20mm past the end of the elbow/guide.

The drain hose can be trimmed to length.

The maximum length of an extended drain hose is 3.2m.

Electrical connection

Connect the appliance to an earthed outlet protected by a fuse of suitable capacity. Connection should comply with national regulations.

The voltage and the allowed fuse protection are specified in the “Technical Specifications” section.


If you are using an extension cord or a portable electrical outlet devise (eg. multi-socket outlet box), ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture.


A damaged power cable must be replaced by a qualified electrician. 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 in during transport. Contact your Fisher & Paykel Dealer or Authorised Service Agent.

Initial preparations for washing 8

Preparing clothes for washing

Always follow the advice on the garment care label. It will tell you about the fabric of the garment and how it should be washed.

Sort the laundry according to type of fabric, colour, degree of soiling, and allowable water temperature.

Check and empty pockets. Coins, safety pins etc. can damage both your machine and your clothes.

Remove any metal attachments, or place the items in a clothing bag, pillowcase, or something similar (eg. items such as bras, or garments with metal buttons or belt buckles). The metal attachments may cause damage to the machine.

Close zippers, hooks and eyes. This is to make sure that these items do not snag on other clothes. Place small items like infants’ socks and nylon stockings, etc. in a laundry bag, pillow case or something similar. This will also save your laundry from getting lost.

Wash trousers and delicate clothes turned inside out.

Wash “machine washable” or “hand washable” labelled products with an appropriate program only.

Do not wash colours and whites together. New, dark coloured items may release a lot of dye. It is recommended to wash them separately.

Pre-treat heavily soiled areas with stain remover if necessary.

Use only dyes/colour changers and lime removers suitable for machine wash. Plastic and rubber parts of the washing machine can be stained by dyes. Always follow the instructions on the packaging.

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