User Manual Fisher & Paykel WH8060P2 Front Loader Washing Machine

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  • Sort your washing carefully. Separate white/light colours from dark colours. Wash new, highly coloured and dark coloured items separately to prevent dye transfer. Refer to the ‘Sorting and loading' section.
  • Load your clothes individually into the wash drum. Close the door.
  • Use ‘Low Sudsing' or ‘Front Loader’ liquid, powder or pods. Place liquid detergent into the correct compartment in the dispenser drawer marked If you wish to use powdered detergent you MUST remove the liquid detergent insert by firmly grasping and twisting the left hand side of the internal compartment and pulling upwards. If you are using detergent pods place them at the back of the drum before you load your clothing. For more information on detergent refer to the ‘Detergent and fabric softener' section.
  • If you wish to use fabric softener, place it in the compartment marked with . For more information on fabric softener refer to the ‘Detergent and fabric softener' section.


Fabric softener should not be used if you have selected the ‘Quick’ or ‘Super Quick’ cycles.

  1. Press ‘POWER' to activate your washer.
  2. Select your wash cycle by turning the SmartTouch™ Control Dial.
  3. Choose your wash options, if you wish to select options different from the default options for the cycle.
  4. Touch to start the cycle.
  • If you make an invalid selection the washer will beep to alert you.
  • When the cycle finishes, your washer will perform end of cycle beeps and then turn off automatically.
  • If you wish to stop your washer at any point during a cycle simply touch to pause the cycle. There may be a slight delay while the drum comes to a stop, then the door will unlock. Under certain conditions however the door will remain locked for safety reasons (refer to the ‘Safety features' section).
  • If you wish to cancel or change the wash cycle once a cycle has started, simply touch the button then select the new cycle. Touch to restart the washer.


  • For the best fabric and colour care, remove your clothes as soon as the cycle has finished.
  • 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.


SmartTouch™ Control Dial

The SmartTouch™ Control Dial provides easy and efficient wash cycle selection. As you rotate the dial, the icon of the wash cycle selected will be illuminated, along with the default settings for that cycle on the right side of the control panel.

SmartTouch™ buttons

The smooth, easy clean buttons enable easy selection of options with lights clearly showing the selections you are making.

Digital display screen

The digital display screen provides feedback on how long the wash cycle has to go. If you have programmed a ‘Delay Start', the time remaining until the cycle will start will be displayed here, along with any messages to help you with the overall running of your washer (eg user warnings).

Time to go

Your washer displays approximately how many minutes the cycle you are running has remaining, so that you can tell at a glance when your washing will be finished.

Please be aware that a number of factors can influence the overall cycle time, eg the water flow rate, water pressure, whether hot water is being used from the tap or the water is heated by the internal heater, load size, cycle and option selections. Therefore cycle times will vary. Unexpected events in a wash cycle (eg out of balance, oversudsing) can lengthen the cycle time. The time remaining is constantly updated taking these factors into account, which may mean the time displayed for the cycle becomes longer than was initially estimated.

Progress lights

The progress lights indicate what part of the cycle the washer is currently on (wash, rinse or spin). All three lights are on at the beginning of the cycle. The light for the current part of the cycle flashes, and each one goes out when that part of the cycle is complete.

Keylock mode

Keylock can be used to lock the buttons on your washer. This will avoid accidental button pushes. For more detail please refer to the ‘Wash cycle options' section.


Door lock

The door of your washer will lock once you touch until the machine beeps at the end of the cycle, ensuring safety for you and your family while your machine is operating.

To unlock the door during the cycle

  • You can open the door to add or remove items during the wash simply by touching the button. Note: the door will remain locked if the temperature inside the washer is above 60°C and/or the water level is above the bottom of the door seal (a warning will be displayed in these circumstances, refer to ‘Before you call for service').
  • Simply touch , the machine will pause and the door will automatically unlock if the conditions inside the washer are safe. The button and time to go will flash on the screen while the washer is paused. Open the door and remove or add garments. Close the door and touch to resume the cycle.

Add a Garment

The ‘Add a Garment' function can be used to interrupt the cycle to add or remove a garment at any time during the wash part of the cycle (as long as the wash temperature selected is lower than 60°C). Water in the machine will be drained to a level where the door can be opened, if necessary. Refer to ‘Wash cycle options' for more information.

Opening the door during a power failure

If there is a power failure during a wash cycle your washer will stop and the door will remain locked. You can unlock the washer door to remove your clothes by opening the pump filter cover at the bottom right of your washer. Simply place a coin or key in the slot and tilt it upwards to lever the cover open, then pull the door release tab.


Do not attempt to do this if the water level in the washer is above the level of the door.

When power is restored you will need to restart your machine by simply pressing ‘POWER'. The washer will remember where in the cycle it was up to.

Your washer also has the following protective measures:

  • Flood protection - turns off valves and turns pump on if a flood condition is detected.
  • Out-of-balance protection - stops and redistributes the load if an unbalanced load condition is sensed, and/or slows the spin speed to compensate.
  • Excess suds protection - pauses to allow suds to break down before continuing the cycle.


When preparing your wash load there are some important things to consider:


Sort items according to colour, fabric type, and soil type. Wash fine, delicate fabrics separately from thick, heavy fabrics. Always separate coloured items from whites, especially when they are new. Colour run could be an issue if you wash items at higher temperatures. Some soils, like mud and blood are best washed in cold water. Oily soils (eg some foods and marks on shirt collars) are best washed in warm water. The following are recommendations for what cycles and settings you may wish to wash different items on, and suggestions for special wash requirements.

Before you load

  • Check pockets for items that could damage your clothes or get caught in the washer.
  • Close zippers, hooks and eyes, and other fastenings (ie fasten the opening of duvet/ doona covers), and remove loose bra wires. All these can damage both your washer and your clothes.
  • Place delicate items, such as lingerie, in a mesh laundry bag before placing in the machine.
  • Pre-treat any stains, taking care not to spray pre-treaters on your washer as they can cause damage to the plastic surfaces.


Your washer will be more efficient when washing larger loads, so try to collect enough items to loosely fill the drum when the items are dry.


  • Do not overload your washing machine beyond its rated capacity.
  • Please do not under any circumstances wash an electric blanket in your washer unless the care label specifically states it is safe to do so.
  • Do not wash curtains in this washer, as sunlight makes them brittle and they may disintegrate during washing.


Detergent type

Your washer requires low sudsing detergent to prevent oversudsing problems. Low sudsing detergent comes in powder, liquid or pod form and is labelled ‘Front Loading', ‘Low Suds', ‘High Efficiency' or ‘HE'.

Using top loading detergent in your front loader washer may lead to excessive suds formation, which will lengthen the cycle time as the machine waits for the suds to dissolve.

Where do I put my detergent?

Liquid detergent

Is added to the main wash compartment on the left side of the dispenser drawer marked with a (A). As the machine fills, water is flushed into this compartment and is mixed

with the detergent, the detergent solution is then delivered into the drum. There may be a small volume of water left in the liquid detergent dispenser at the end of the cycle. This is normal.

Powdered detergent

If you wish to use powdered detergent, the liquid detergent compartment MUST be removed from the dispenser drawer. To do this firmly grasp and twist the left hand side of the internal compartment and pull upwards (B). To replace the liquid detergent compartment slide it back into the drawer marked (C). Press down in the middle until it clicks (D).


Detergent pods are a ‘no mess' alternative to powdered or liquid detergent. They must be placed at the back of the drum prior to loading your clothes. This will ensure they are activated quickly in the wash. Do not place pods in the detergent dispenser drawer or on top of your clothes.

Pre Wash

If you wish to use the ‘Pre Wash' option, liquid or powdered detergent only must be placed in the pre wash detergent compartment on the right side of the drawer, marked with either a or 1 elect ‘Pre Wash', the pre wash compartment is flushed at the start of the cycle. For more information refer to ‘Wash cycle options'.

How much detergent?

The correct detergent dosage varies depending on the amount of soil in your load, the size of the load and the water quality, so getting the correct dose takes some trial and error. Use the instructions stated on the detergent package as a guide, then alter the dosage according to the results.

If you overdose, you will get over foaming issues, but if you under-dose you will get poor performance and over time your washer will start to smell as scum builds up inside it.

Detergent advice

  1. If your washer smells you are probably not using enough detergent for the soil level in your loads. Run a ‘Drum Clean' cycle and either buy a better quality detergent or use a higher dose. If you are using an ‘Eco' detergent, alternate the use of this with a mainstream detergent.
  2. Add the detergent BEFORE starting the cycle, close the dispenser and do not open it while the cycle is running.
  3. If you find foam leaking from your washer, check you are using a low sudsing or front loader type detergent and check the quantity you are using against the detergent manufacturers recommendation. You may need to reduce the amount you are using.

Fabric softener

Add fabric softener to the middle compartment of the dispenser marked with a or a. The washer will automatically flush the fabric softener during the rinse part of the cycle.

If you wish to use fabric softener we recommend to:

  1. Use it sparingly. Measure it carefully and do not use more than 25 mls (1/2 cap), some thicker varieties may need diluting.
  2. Clean your dispenser regularly.
  3. Clean your machine regularly using the ‘Drum Clean' cycle.
  4. Complete wash cycles at a wash temperature of 40°C or above at regular intervals (eg every 5th wash) as washing in cold water increases the chance of scrud occurring (see below).

Note: if you fill beyond the MAX mark, the fabric softener will be dispensed into the bowl prematurely and contribute to scrud.


Scrud is the name of the waxy build-up that can occur within any washer when fabric softener comes in 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 clothes and an unpleasant smell in your washer.

If you wash a particularly dirty load, we recommend putting the washer through a ‘Rinse' cycle once the cycle has finished and the load has been removed, to clean out any remnants from that cycle.


Your 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 wash result.

* Depends on your model of washer (8.5 kg or 8.0 kg capacity).

** ‘Cottons’, ‘40°C’, ‘1400 rpm’, ‘Eco Rinse’ selected is the recommended water and energy saving cycle for normally soiled, everyday washing.

*** Woolmark Apparel Care The wool wash cycle of this machine has been approved by The Woolmark Company for the washing of machine washable wool products provided that the products are washed according to the instructions on the garment label and those issued by the manufacturer of these washing machines M1528. Only the WH8560F and WH8060F models comply with Woolmark Apparel Care requirements.

All wash cycles default to the recommended options for that cycle based on the average expected load to be washed. You can vary the options (eg ‘Wash Temp', ‘Spin Speed') to create your desired cycle. Note: some options are not available on some cycles, for clothes care reasons, or because the option is not appropriate for the cycle.

To change a wash option or options you have selected after a cycle has started, touch and select your new setting, then touch again to resume the cycle with the new setting or settings. Note: some options may not be available for selection under certain conditions and after particular stages of the cycle have passed.

Wash Temp

Your washer offers five wash temperatures:

  • Simply touch the ‘Wash Temp' button to increase or decrease the wash temperature.
  • The washer will fill with both hot and cold water to achieve the selected wash temperature. If required the washer will heat the water to the selected temperature.
  • Some temperatures are not available on some cycles as a safeguard for your clothes (eg 90°C on the ‘Delicate' cycle).

Your washer offers a ‘Time Saver' feature that when selected adjusts the cycle programming, by combining special temperature profiling and a unique tumble sequence. The result - excellent wash performance combined with time savings.

This option can be selected on the ‘Everyday', ‘Cottons', ‘Heavy', ‘Easy Iron', ‘Allergy' and ‘Sports' cycles.

Please be aware that a number of factors can influence the amount of time saved on a cycle, including the load size, cycle chosen, water flow rate and load distribution during spin.

Spin Speed

  • Your model of washer offers four spin speeds: 500 rpm, 800 rpm, 1100 rpm and 1400 rpm, plus an additional ‘No Spin' option.
  • Simply increase or decrease the spin speed by touching the ‘Spin Speed' button.
  • Selecting ‘No Spin' will end the cycle after the rinse, allowing you to remove items you wish to drip dry. Note: the washer will complete the default wash and rinse spins for the cycle; only the final spin will not be completed. If you have removed the items you wish to drip dry and there are items remaining that you would like to proceed to spin, press ‘POWER' and select the ‘Spin' cycle. If necessary, modify the spin speed to best care for your load (ie spin delicate items at 500 rpm for best garment care).

Soil Level

The ‘Soil Level' option lets you adjust the wash to suit the amount of soil in your load. For example, select ‘Heavy' for dirty clothes; for items that are only lightly soiled, select ‘Light'. This adjusts the wash time accordingly to give the load the right amount of agitation to remove the soil.

Wash Boost

Pre Wash

For extra dirty loads you can perform a ‘Pre Wash'. Your washer will start the wash with a short wash in cool water to remove excess soil. After this the machine will drain and then fill at the selected temperature for the main wash.

Simply touch the ‘Wash Boost' button and select ‘Pre Wash' when choosing your wash options. Note: ‘Pre Wash' cannot be selected after a wash cycle has been started, ie if you touch and try to select ‘Pre Wash' it will be unavailable. ‘Pre Wash' must be selected at the start of the cycle.

If you use the ‘Pre Wash' option, liquid or powdered detergent needs to be placed in the correct detergent compartment. The pre wash compartment is on the right hand side of the drawer, marked . When you select ‘Pre Wash', the compartment is flushed at the start of the cycle.

The detergent for the main wash can either be a powder or a liquid. Place this in the compartment marked . If using liquid, ensure the internal compartment is installed.


If you have a particularly dirty load, or you have sensitive skin and wish to give your clothes an extra rinse, select ‘Rinse+' from the ‘Wash Boost' options. Your load will undergo an extra rinse to get rid of any residual detergent or soil in the items.

Note: ‘Rinse+' will not be available if the ‘Eco'/'Eco Rinse' option has been selected.


Wrinkle Free

We recommend you remove the clothes from the washer immediately after the completion of the cycle to minimise wrinkling and creasing of items and to prevent dye run. However, if you will not be present at the end of the wash you can select ‘Wrinkle Free'.

When ‘Wrinkle Free' is selected, the washer will tumble the clothes once every 15 minutes for up to 12 hours after the cycle has finished. The ‘Wrinkle Free' light and button will flash, and the washer will beep at regular intervals to remind you to remove your load. To remove the load during this phase, simply press the button.

Eco/Eco Rinse

Use the ‘Eco'/'Eco Rinse' option to save water and energy. Selecting ‘Eco'/'Eco Rinse' will reduce the wash temperature slightly and alter the wash and rinse programming.

Note: this option will not be available if ‘Pre Wash' has been selected

  • If you wish to, you can select both the ‘Pre Wash’ and ‘Rinse+’ ‘Wash Boost’ options to perform on the same cycle. Likewise, you can select ‘Eco’/’Eco Rinse’ and ‘Wrinkle Free’ to perform on the same cycle. Touch the appropriate button until both options are selected. Repeat to deselect an option.
  • For clothes care and performance reasons not all options may be available on some cycles.

Add a Garment

The ‘Add a Garment' option enables you to add or remove items during the wash stage of the cycle, under certain conditions. Once the ‘Add a Garment' button is touched, the button and time to go will flash. Wait until you hear the door unlock. Open the door and add or remove items. Close the door and touch to restart the cycle. The ‘Add a Garment' button will only operate during the wash part of the cycle and when the temperature selected is lower than 60°C. ‘Add a Garment' can be used when the total wash volume has been reached, as your washer will drain the water to a lower level if necessary, so the door can be opened.


This option enables you to deactivate the buttons on the display panel, except for the ‘Power' and ‘Keylock' buttons. This prevents accidental button presses.

To turn Keylock mode ON or OFF when the washer is powered on:

  • Touch and hold the button for 2 seconds.

Note: when activated, the light above the button is illuminated.

If Keylock mode is activated and the machine is powered off:

  • To turn your washer on, press the ‘POWER' button, then touch and hold the 6 button for two seconds. Select your wash cycle, options and then touch to start the cycle.
  • To turn the washer off at anytime when keylock is activated simply press the ‘POWER' button.

Delay Start

The ‘Delay Start' option enables you to delay the start of the wash cycle from between 5 minutes and 12 hours. Times you can select are 5 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, then hourly up to 12 hours. This can be useful to time your washing to finish when you arrive home from work, or to start once you have finished in the shower. Some stain removers also require you to spray them on then leave for several minutes, before washing.

Your washer will wait for the selected time then start without you having to wait or remember to start your machine.

To programme a ‘Delay Start' time, simply touch the ‘More' + button to increase the delay time and ‘Less' - button to decrease the time or turn ‘Delay Start' off. Touch to confirm your selection and start the countdown. Once started, the time will count down on the digital display screen in 1 minute increments, the ‘Delay Start' light will flash and the light will stop flashing and turn on solid.

Note: if you hold the ‘More' + button down, the time displayed on the screen will increase after every half a second (more convenient than touching the button repetitively).

To remove a ‘Delay Start' time once it is counting down, simply touch , then touch the ‘Less' - button to decrease the time to zero. Touch to start the cycle immediately.


After using your washer a few times you may discover there are some wash options you prefer for some cycles.

You can programme your washer to remember the wash options you prefer for each wash cycle. For instance, you may want to set the ‘Easy Iron' cycle to cold wash temperature or set the ‘Everyday' cycle so it gives you Rinse+ every cycle.

To customise a cycle:

  1. Press ‘POWER' to turn the machine on.
  2. T