How To Reset A Fisher And Paykel Washing Machine (Do This!)
Fisher and Paykel washing machines are high-efficiency appliances that allow full customization of your washer cycles. By customizing the measures of temperature, water, time, detergent, and mechanical action, the unit’s wash cycles can be altered to meet the specific needs of virtually any fabric. After all, the best washing machine will not only clean your clothes but also deliver the necessary care to extend the life of all of your garments.
If you’ve customized the many options on your Fisher and Paykel washing machine, you may be wondering how to reset it. We’ll guide you through the very simple steps to restore your washer’s settings back to the factory defaults, and also shed some light on all the customization options available to you.
What is Fisher and Paykel’s SmartDrive and How Does it Work?
Before we proceed, it’s important to understand how these machines work. Fisher and Paykel washing machines are all powered by their SmartDrive technology. SmartDrive consist of three main components:
- A small computer
- A low-profile agitator
- A Direct Drive motor
The computer’s job is to control how the motor operates, including the speed and length of each agitator stroke. At the same time, the motor provides constant feedback on what is happening within the wash. This two-way communication allows Fisher and Paykel washing machines to respond to changes in every load.
This system is powered by the Direct Drive motor and its ability to vary speed means that the wash action continuously adapts to suit the type of clothing in the machine. The agitator consists of unique, flexible fins that measure fabric resistance. Delicate fabric will slide easily around the fins, whereas, heavy fabrics will create more resistance. Sensors in the unit will measure this resistance to help determine the correct wash action.
How to Reset Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive 608 Washing Machine
If you’ve already set the washing options on your Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive 608 and would like to make some changes, you can easily reset the machine to restore it to factory settings. To do this, follow the steps outlined below:
- Head to the electrical outlet where your Fisher and Paykel Smart Drive washing machine is plugged in. Before you continue, make sure that the machine is not in the middle of a wash cycle.
- Then, unplug the unit’s electrical cord from the outlet and wait at least 30 seconds.
- Plug the electrical cord back into the wall and reboot the machine. This process should reset the washing machine to its factory settings.
How to Reset Fisher and Paykel QuickSmart Washing Machine
If you have the QuickSmart Fisher and Paykel washing machine model, there is another procedure for resetting the appliance. You can restore the machine to its factory default settings by following these two simple steps:
Step One: Enter Option Adjustment Mode
Option Adjustment mode is what allows you to adjust your options and also reset them. To enter this mode, turn on your washer at the electrical outlet but do not press the POWER button on the unit. Then, press and hold down on the ‘Keylock’ and START/PAUSE buttons at the same time for three seconds.
Three quick beeps will indicate that the appliance is now in Option Adjustment mode. At this point, the washer should display the default setting for the ‘Cold’ wash temperature. While in this mode you can use the buttons on the panel to make changes to any of the pre-set options.
The unit allows you to customize settings such as wash temperatures, out of balance recovery, and even the number of beeps after a cycle has completed. If you’ve fine-tuned the settings and would like to return them to factory defaults, continue on to the next step.
Step Two: Initiate Factory Reset
Once your washing machine has been placed in Option Adjustment mode, press down on the button that signifies the ‘Delicate’ cycle. The display will then show ‘rSt’ meaning you are about to initiate the reset. Then, press and hold down the START/PAUSE button for three seconds to restore your Fisher and Paykel QuickSmart washer to its factory settings.
Afterward, exit Option Adjustment mode by pressing the POWER button to return your washing machine to normal operating mode. This same technique will work for Fisher and Paykel FabricSmart, EcoSmart, and virtually any of their top-loading washers.
How to Reset Fisher and Paykel EcoSmart Washing Machine
Resetting a Fisher and Paykel EcoSmart washer is relatively the same as the aforementioned procedures. If you’re having issues with the washing machine and believe that it needs a reset, simply unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Wait 20-30 seconds before plugging the unit back in and press the POWER button. Oftentimes, resetting the washer by unplugging it will fix a number of problems.
If you’d like to reset your Fisher and Paykel EcoSmart washing machine to the settings that it left the factory with, start by entering Option Adjustment mode (outlined above). Then, press the ‘Delicate’ cycle and hold for three seconds. This action will reset the device to factory defaults.
How to Reset Fisher and Paykel WashSmart Washing Machine
Powered by their SmartDrive technology, Fisher and Paykel’s WashSmart machine is a front-loading washer that boasts quiet and fast performance. It has the ability to sense and respond to each wash in an intelligent way to use water efficiently and keep noise to a minimum.
With its fully electronic controls, the WashSmart washing machine is user-friendly and offers the ability to customize wash cycles to your preferences. Once customized, the washer will automatically remember the changes you’ve made for all future washes. However, if you’d like to restore these changes to the factory default settings, follow these steps:
- Turn the dial on your WashSmart machine to select ‘Spin’.
- Press and hold down on the ‘Delay Start’ ‘More’ (appears like a plus sign), the ‘Delay Start’ ‘Less’ (appears like a minus sign), and ‘Options’ buttons at the same time.
- Hold all three buttons for three seconds until ‘dEF’ appears on the display and the machine beeps.
- The beep indicates that the washing machine has been successfully reset to factory defaults.
Why is my Fisher and Paykel washing machine always out of balance?
The reason that a washer is out of balance can be due to a number of reasons. First, make sure that the machine is resting on a completely level surface and adjust the feet as needed. This will prevent it from moving during the cycle.Another possible cause could be the water level. If the water level is too high, large bulky items will cause out of balance loads and water to splash out of the machine. Ensure that the appropriate water level is chosen for your load size. The final thing to check is if your load is too full. To correct this, simply reduce the size of your load and wash as normal.
How long does a Fisher and Paykel washing machine last?
Regardless of the manufacturer, the average lifespan of a front load washing machine is about five years. On the other hand, most top-loaders will last you approximately double that time, ten years. To get the most out of your washing machine, make sure that you are consistently performing all of the necessary maintenance.
Why is my Fisher and Paykel washing machine not spinning?
The most common reason for a Fisher and Paykel washer that won’t spin is the surface that it rests on. Your washing machine must be placed on a level surface to avoid any movement during cycles. If it is uneven, adjust accordingly, redistribute the load, and restart the washer.Another possible cause is the buildup of suds in the washer. In this case, check the amount of detergent used and reduce if needed. Try using less or a low-sudsing detergent, as it can directly impact the spin cycle. Finally, inspect the drain hose for any kinks. If the hose that drains water from your machine has kinks, this can affect the spin cycle. Attempt to straighten out the hose first and consider replacing it if the bends return.
Jessica considers herself a home improvement and design enthusiast. She grew up surrounded by constant home improvement projects and owes most of what she knows to helping her dad renovate her childhood home. Being a Los Angeles resident, Jessica spends a lot of her time looking for her next DIY project and sharing her love for home design.
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