Fisher & Paykel WL70T60DW1 User Guide

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AquaSmart™ clothes washer
Installation instructions
and user guide
Detergent 10
Fabric Softener 11
AquaSmart™ Safety features 12
Wash cycles 14
Getting started quickly 18
LCD AquaSmart controls 20
Choosing your wash cycle 22
Changing the wash cycle options 23
Lifestyle cycles (LCD models only) 27
Setting menu (LCD models only) 32
Getting started quickly 36
Changing the wash cycle options 38
Customising the wash cycles 40
Changing the preset options 41
Caring for your AquaSmart™ washer 46
Before you call for service 48
Solving operating problems 50
Solving wash problems 52
Manufacturer’s warranty 53
Customer Care 54
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Welcome to AquaSmart™
Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel AquaSmart™ clothes washer. We are very proud of this
washer and trust it will serve you well for many years.
At Fisher & Paykel we aim to provide innovative products that are simple to use, ergonomic
and kind to the environment. Thousands of tonnes of washing and 70 years of laundry
experience have been programmed into your clothes washer to help give you the best possible
Your AquaSmart clothes washer works differently from a conventional washer. It is a “High
Efficiency” machine utilising innovative technology to wash in less water and take great care of
your clothes. Similarly, taking extra care in the way you use your high efficiency washer will help
ensure you make the most of its capabilities.
The revolutionary, super water efficient wash action of your AquaSmart™ washer means that it
is no longer necessary to wash using a full bowl of water. This innovative wash action relies on
maintaining a small volume of water for the wash load to ensure the best wash results. Please be
aware that the water level for this washer is fully automatic, with the machine’s smarts” choosing
the appropriate water volume for you. This means that there is no option to select your
water level.
It is especially important that you take the time to read these instructions carefully before you
begin using your machine. Like all High Efficiency washers, a little extra care in how you sort your
clothes (particularly in terms of their fabric type, colour and how soiled they are) and in choosing
your cycle and detergent, will ensure that you get the best possible wash result.
We hope you enjoy your new washer, we have certainly enjoyed designing it for you.
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.
Fig.1a LCD model Fig.1b LED model
Fig.2 Tilt washer backwards
to remove packer
To ensure the best performance from your new AquaSmart™
clothes washer please follow the instructions below.
Removing the packaging
Remove the outer packaging.
Tilt the machine backwards and walk it off the bottom
packer one foot at a time.
Remove the bottom packer from under the machine by
pulling it out the front.
Lift the lid and remove the bowl packer from the bowl.
Remove the hoses and accessories.
Keep the bottom packer and bowl packer in case they
are required for future transit.
Ensure that the bottom packer has been removed before operating your machine.
In your clothes washer you will find:
4 rubber inserts for the levelling feet (joined
1 hose guide.
2 white inlet hoses.
Drain hose
Carefully pull the drain hose out from the back of
the machine by pulling the exposed part of the
hose downwards and outwards.
To guide the drain hose over the tub or standpipe
the hose guide MUST be fitted to the drain hose.
To prevent siphoning the drain hose should not extend more than 20 mm from the end of the
guide. The height of the standpipe or tub should be between 850 – 2400 mm. The drain hose can
be trimmed to length.
Place the drain hose in the tub or standpipe.
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.
In multi-storey apartments or any upper floor, the machine should be installed on a drained floor.
Draining must comply with local by-laws.
Pull hose
through guide
Flex hose
guide apart
Standpipe 850 – 2400 mm
(20 mm)
Fig.3 Fitting the drain hose guide
Introduction Installation instructions
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Water supply
This clothes washer should be plumbed into both a hot and cold water supply otherwise some
cycles may not function correctly.
For best operating conditions your hot water should be approximately 65˚C. Your hot water
should not exceed 75˚C or your cold water exceed 35˚C. Temperatures above these may cause a
fault or cause damage to the machine.
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 of between 3psi (20kPa) and 150psi (1MPa) is required.
(If using a header tank then the top of the header tank must be at least 2 metres above the top of
your clothes washer).
Minimum flow rate from the tap supplying the clothes washer should be greater than 6 litres/min
(assumes 12.7mm (1/2 inch) diameter pipes).
Minimum height of taps to clear the top of the machine is 1150 mm.
Inlet hoses
Note: 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.
Connect the straight ends of the white inlet hoses to the
taps (there are washers fitted in both ends).
Connect the elbow ends of the white inlet hoses to the
machine inlet valves. Inlet valves are marked on the back of
the machine.
H=Hot C=Cold
This appliance must be supplied with a 230V - 240V, 50Hz, sinusoidal, 450W electrical supply.
Tap end
Machine end
Fig.4 Inlet hose ends
Clothes washer safety
This clothes washer is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
Your AquaSmart™ can only be opened during the initial fill stage. Once the fill is complete, the lid
will be locked for safety reasons. Please supervise young children to ensure they do not play with
this clothes washer.
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 and spare parts
Available from your Fisher & Paykel Dealer or Authorised Service Centre.
Hose Inlet Long (2 m) - Part No. 422680
Hose Inlet Large Bore - Part No. 426123,
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 Authorised Service Centre, as it is not a standard power cord.
To check levelling look
down on the wash bowl
Fig.6 To assess levelling
check lid alignment
Wind right foot down
(out) to correct
Wind left foot down
(out) to correct
Levelling your machine
It is IMPORTANT to level the machine to ensure good spin
performance and effective detergent and fabric softener
Separate the 4 rubber foot inserts from the moulding and
fit into the feet on the base of the machine.
Move the machine to its final position. (We suggest a
minimum clearance of 20 mm each side).
Adjust the feet so the machine is level and cannot rock.
Turn on the water and check all hose connections for
leaks. Make sure there are no kinks in the hoses.
Uncoil power cord and plug into wall socket.
Adjustable feet
Rubber insert
Fig.5 Adjusting levelling feet
Installation instructions Installation instructions
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You owe it to yourself and your AquaSmart™ to have it installed correctly by an authorised
service agent.
Before you start, it is a good idea to go through the following checklist:
Has the basepacker been removed?
Is the hot hose connected to the hot valve marked ‘H’?
Is the cold hose connected to the cold valve marked ‘C’?
Is the drain hose threaded through the ‘U bend’ hose guide (with no
more than 20 mm extended) and onto your standpipe?
Are the rubber inserts secured into the feet on the base of
your machine and is the machine levelled? Refer to Installation
instructions, pages 3-5.
AquaSmart™ water consumption
8kg capacity LCD &LED
7kg capacity LCD & LED
Load Size
Regular High
Regular High
8 kg capacity 82 L 165 L
7 kg capacity 72 L 159 L
5 kg 69 L 147 L 66 L 141 L
3 kg 60 L 123 L 60 L 117 L
1 kg 54 L 88 L 52 L 77 L
*Regular High Efficiency is the default wash cycle for AquaSmart™.
AquaSmart™ capacity
AquaSmart™ offers a generous 7 kg or 8 kg capacity. The list below outlines what is included in a
7 kg or 8kg wash load (in accordance with AS/NZS 2040.1:2005).
8kg Load 7kg Load
3 Sheets (double) 5 Pillowcases 2 Sheets (double) 4 Pillowcases
4 Bath towels 5 Shorts 6 Bath towels 7 Shorts
3 Tablecloths 8 Wash cloths 2 Tablecloths 6 Wash cloths
5 Shirts 6 Handkerchiefs 3 Shirts 4 Handkerchiefs
5 T-shirts 4 T-shirts
Note: The above load compositions are indicative only, we recommend for everyday use that you
separate out your sheets and wash them on the specially designed SHEETS cycle.
The AquaSmart™ washer has two modes of washing, High Efficiency and Conventional. Both
modes start the same way, with a Detergent Activating wash.
Detergent Activating wash
AquaSmart™ fills the bowl at the selected water temperature, with
just enough water so the clothes are saturated. This small amount
of sudsy water flows through the clothes, up a specially designed
portal and back onto the clothes in a waterfall effect. This thoroughly
dissolves and activates the detergent.
High Efficiency mode
In the High Efficiency mode the AquaSmart™ then fills with just
enough cool water to lift the clothes off the low profile agitator so
when it rotates, the clothes gently roll over each other. This wash
gives you the benefit of water savings, using similar quantities of
water to most front loaders.
Conventional mode
The Conventional mode is the immersion wash all Top Loader users
are familiar with. However, this mode still uses less water than that of
other top loaders which utilise the immersion wash. After the Detergent
Activating wash the AquaSmart™ fills with cold water until the clothes
are submerged, and gently turns the clothes over. We recommend this
mode when the dilution effect of water can solve or prevent common
wash problems. For example, when dye or colour run can be a problem
(ie. new, dark-coloured garments), or when washing sandy towels. The
SHEETS cycle uses the Conventional mode.
Some cycles can be used in both modes, whilst others work in only one.
High Efficiency Conventional
Heavy Duty
Easy Iron
Whites (LCD models only)
These two wash modes mean that your AquaSmart™ washer gives you the best of both worlds,
to suit any laundry situation.
Fig.7 Detergent Activating wash
Fig.8 High Efficiency wash
Fig.9 Conventional wash
Before you do your first wash The unique AquaSmart™ wash
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Care labels
Care labels will tell you about the fabric of the
garment and how it should be washed. Please
read them carefully.
Sort clothes according to the type and amount of
soil. Some soils suit warmer washes, eg. oily soils,
while others are best washed in cold water, eg.
mud, blood.
Sort white/light-coloured fabrics from coloured
ALWAYS wash lint givers and lint collectors
separately (especially if intending to wash a
number of colours). Where possible, turn lint
collectors inside out.
Before you load
Check pockets
Loose items can damage both your AquaSmart
and your clothes.
Close zippers, hooks and eyes
This is to make sure that these items do not snag
on other clothes.
Mend any torn garments or loose buttons
Tears or holes may become larger during washing. Remove any loose bra wires as they can
damage your washing machine and/or dryer.
Pretreat any stains
Make sure you use an appropriate surface to apply treatments. Do not use the lid of the machine,
as damage may occur.
For a balanced load
Place items directly into the wash bowl.
Do not wrap large items, such as sheets, around the low profile agitator.
Place them around the edge of the bowl.
A mixture of small and large items will wash the best (remember to separate out
sheets and select the SHEETS cycle for these).
Please do not, under any circumstances, attempt to wash an electric blanket in your
AquaSmart™ washer. It is not recommended that you wash curtains in your AquaSmart™.
Sunlight makes them brittle and they may disintegrate during washing.
Lint Givers Lint Collectors
Towels Synthetics
Chenille Corduroy
Nappies Polyester cottons
Machine Washable
Warm 40°C max
Warm Rinse Well
Normal Spin
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Dry in shade
Warm iron
Dry Cleanable
Examples of care label symbols.
You may notice that your AquaSmart™ clothes washer behaves differently from your previous washer.
Your AquaSmart™, like all High Efficiency washers, has a fully automatic water level. This means
that, like front loaders, the selection of the water level is left entirely up to the washer. This
ensures optimum wash performance and water savings. Should you wish to use more water,
simply select a Conventional cycle (refer to Conventional mode, page 7).
Sorting and loading explained
Like front loading machines your AquaSmart™ uses much less water and energy than traditional
top loading clothes washers. It is important that you sort your wash load to ensure optimum
wash performance.
SHEETS – Separate out sheets and duvet covers and use the SHEETS cycle which has been especially
designed for these items. Ensure that duvet/doona covers are buttoned or zipped up. To get the best
possible wash for sheets, load these items around the edge of the bowl rather than directly across
the low profile agitator.
COLOURED ITEMS – Dye or colour run can be a problem with High Efficiency washers, so separate
highly coloured garments especially when they are new and have not been washed many times.
Choose the COLOURS cycle. Most dye transfer occurs when clothes are left too long in the machine
at the completion of the cycle so try not to leave your coloured clothes lingering in the machine.
BULKY ITEMS – Duvet/doona, sleeping bags, ski jackets/blankets and throws are all items which
tend to behave unusually in a clothes washer. The lighter ones tend to float, while a large blanket
can get very heavy and make spinning difficult. Your AquaSmart™ has a specific BULKY cycle option
designed to take care of these washing challenges.
CREASABLES – When you are concerned about creasing or wrinkling we recommend you use the
EASY IRON cycle. Alternatively, select one of the Conventional cycles. The extra water used by these
cycles will help to reduce creasing. Reducing the spin speed of the wash may also help
(refer to page 25 (LCD) or 38 (LED)).
JEANS – These heavy items can be responsible for damaging other items in the wash and require
special attention when it comes to washing them. We feel that they should be washed separately
using the COLOURS cycle or the JEANS cycle (LCD models only, see page 28). Hint: turn your jeans
inside-out before washing to help maintain their appearance.
SOIL – Very dirty, sandy, or linty loads are best washed separately to prevent transfer onto other
garments. It may be that you have new towels that create lots of lint or very sandy beach gear. We
suggest using a Conventional cycle in this circumstance or selecting the fabric softener rinse
as this will give an extra deep rinse. (ie. turn SOFTENER ON. Note: there is no need to add fabric
softener to the dispenser in this instance. Refer to pages 25 (LCD) or 38 (LED)).
DELICATES – To take extra special care of delicate items, we suggest using the DELICATE cycle.
A HANDWASH cycle is also available (LCD models only, see page 28).
Sorting and loading Sorting and loading
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Choosing the right detergent
Your AquaSmart™ is a High Efficiency clothes washer and needs a Low Sudsing Detergent to
prevent oversudsing problems. This is the same type of detergent Front Loaders use and are
labelled, “Lows Suds”, “Matic” or “High Efficiency.
We recommend the use of liquid detergents for best results. This is particularly important when
washing dark garments.
When washing woollens use a wool detergent but use it sparingly as these are usually very high
foaming. Do not use soap flakes or soap powders.
How much detergent?
Use the instructions stated on the detergent label as a guide to the correct amount to use. The
correct amount of detergent will vary depending on the amount of soil in your clothes and the
size of your load. Jeans and work clothes may need more and towels less.
If you have over-foaming problems reduce your dosage.
If your clothes are not clean enough, try using a bit more.
Where do I put my detergent?
Pour your detergent into the detergent dispenser, located on the left side of the washer.
We recommend that you measure your detergent first.
You will notice that most of the detergent placed in
the dispenser will fall into the machine. It will remain in
an area separated from your clothes until the machine
begins to fill. As the washer fills, the dispenser will be
flushed of any residue. The detergent is then mixed with
water, and specially designed ribs at the bottom of the
bowl help to rapidly dissolve the detergent to ensure
optimum wash performance.
Fig.10 Adding detergent to
the detergent dispenser
Choosing the right cycle
If you wish to use fabric softener you will need to select the SOFTENER option which will give
you a deep rinse. If SOFTENER is not selected, the softener will not be dispensed.
For instructions on selecting the SOFTENER option please refer to pages 19 and 25 (LCD models)
or pages 37 and 38 (LED models).
Adding the fabric softener
Measure the softener out into the cap and pour into the fabric softener
dispenser. The softener will remain in the top of the dispenser until the
deep rinse where water flushes it into the bowl.
Note: If you fill beyond the MAX mark, the overflow will pour fabric
softener into the bowl prematurely and contribute to scrud (described
Cleaning the dispenser
The funnel of the fabric softener dispenser (the top) clicks off easily. Simply place a finger down
the centre and lift. The remaining siphon tube and fabric softener well is not removable and
needs to be wiped clean with hot water and an old toothbrush periodically. If the siphon tube
looks partially blocked use a cotton bud to clean.
Scrud is the name of the waxy build-up that can occur within any washer when fabric softener
comes into contact with detergent. This build-up is not brought about by a fault in the machine.
If scrud is allowed to build-up in the machine it can result in stains on the clothes or an
unpleasant smell in your washer.
If you wish to use fabric softener we recommend:
Use it sparingly. Measure it carefully to ensure you do not fill above the MAX level.
Clean the dispenser as soon as the cycle has finished.
Clean your machine regularly using the CLEAN ME cycle (see page 46).
Cold water washing increases the chance of this build-up occurring. We recommend a warm or
hot wash at regular intervals, eg. every 5
Fig.11 Adding softener into
the fabric softener dispenser
Fig.12 Removing the fabric
softener funnel
Fabric softener
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AquaSmart™ safety featuresAquaSmart™ safety features
Auto drain
Unsupervised clothes washers filled with water can present a drowning hazard to small children.
In order to minimise any risk of this type of accident, your AquaSmart™ has been
pre-programmed to know when this hazard is created, and drain the wash water to a safe level.
If you pause your AquaSmart™ at any time during the wash cycle when there is water in the
bowl, the machine will activate the AUTO DRAIN function after 3 minutes. This will drain the
water in the wash bowl to an acceptable level, removing any potential hazard.
A warning message will be displayed (LCD models), or the machine will beep (LED models) to
warn you prior to AUTO DRAIN being activated.
Lid lock
Your AquaSmart™ washer is able to lock its lid during hazardous parts of the wash cycle, to
provide extra safety for you and your family while it is operating.
The Lid Lock symbol (padlock) appears in the top right hand corner of the screen (LCD models),
and on the left hand side of the control panel (LED models), letting you know at a glance if you
can open the lid or not.
To unlock the lid at any time press START/PAUSE.
The lid will be unlocked during the initial phase of the wash. This will enable you to pre-dissolve
detergent and add or remove clothing before the wash begins.
If the lid is left open, your AquaSmart™ washer will be unable to lock the lid, and the cycle will
be halted. The machine will beep to alert you, LCD models will display a message on the screen
or the Lid Lock symbol will flash to alert you if you have an LED model. If this occurs, ensure that
the lid is closed and press START/PAUSE.
Do not put anything down the Lid Lock slot in the top deck.
Do not try to disable the Lid Lock.
Ensure that children or infirmed persons are well supervised when around your AquaSmart™
washer, especially when you are using hot water, as the lid can be opened during the fill portion
of the cycle.
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Wash cycles
Wash cycles explained
Delicate – High Efficiency Mode
For delicate or valuable lightly soiled clothes.
Delicate – High Efficiency Mode Off
For when you want to wash your delicates in more water.
High Efficiency Activated High Efficiency OFF
(Default Mode)
Wash Time 6 mins 6 mins
Wash action Delicate High Efficiency Delicate Conventional
Wash temp Warm/Cold Warm/Cold
Rinse sequence Aqua Rinse (shower) Spray/Deep
Spin Slow (300 rpm) Slow (300 rpm)
Easy Iron
Easy Iron – High Efficiency Mode
Easy Iron – High Efficiency Mode Off
Recommended cycle for minimising creasing.
High Efficiency Activated High Efficiency OFF
(Default Mode)
Wash Time n/a 12 mins
Wash action Regular Conventional
Wash temp Warm/Cold
Rinse sequence Spray/Deep
Spin Slow (300 rpm)
Colours – High Efficiency Mode
Colours – High Efficiency Mode Off
Recommended cycle for washing coloured items that may release dye
during the wash.
High Efficiency Activated High Efficiency OFF
(Default Mode)
Wash Time n/a 12 – 15 mins
Wash action Regular Conventional
Wash temp Cold
Rinse sequence Spray/Deep
Spin Fast (1000 rpm)
Wash cycles
Your AquaSmart™ washer has a number of wash cycles to suit your laundering needs. Selecting
the most appropriate cycle for each particular wash load will help ensure you get the best
possible wash result.
Wash cycles explained
Regular – High Efficiency Mode
For normally soiled everyday cotton loads, eg. towels, t-shirts, shorts, shirts.
Regular – High Efficiency Mode Off
For everyday loads where extra water is an advantage. For example when
the load is linty, sandy, or dye run is possible.
High Efficiency Activated
(Default Mode)
High Efficiency OFF
Wash Time 12 – 15 mins 12 – 15 mins
Wash action Regular High Efficiency Regular Conventional
Wash temp Warm/Cold Warm/Cold
Rinse sequence Aqua Rinse (shower) Spray/Deep
Spin Fast (1000 rpm) Fast (1000 rpm)
Heavy – High Efficiency Mode
Recommended cycle for heavily soiled durable garments, eg. tea towels,
rugby shorts, children’s clothes.
Heavy – High Efficiency Mode Off
For heavily soiled durable garments when you want to use more water.
High Efficiency Activated
(Default Mode)
High Efficiency OFF
Wash Time 15 mins 15 mins
Wash action Heavy High Efficiency Heavy Conventional
Wash temp Warm Warm
Rinse sequence Aqua Rinse (shower) Spray/Deep
Spin Fast (1000 rpm) Fast (1000 rpm)
Sheets – High Efficiency Mode
Sheets – High Efficiency Mode Off
Recommended cycle for sheets, tablecloths, doonas/duvet covers.
High Efficiency Activated High Efficiency OFF
(Default Mode)
Wash Time n/a 15 – 17 mins
Wash action Sheets Conventional
Wash temp Warm
Rinse sequence Spray/Deep
Spin Fast (1000 rpm)
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