Fisher & Paykel EcoSmart GWL15 Washing Machine Reviews
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Fisher & Paykel EcoSmart GWL15 Washing Machine

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  • Major Energy Saving Washer

    Apr 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: energy efficient, not overly expensive, gets clothes nearly dry when finished.
    Cons: cheaper looking lid, but won't rust.

    Summary: I bought my Fisher & Paykel washer in 2004 for $599. It has been wonderful. I have six people in my family including 4 playful children, who generate a lot of dirty clothing. This washer can handle the loads. I wash nearly every day and since purchasing ... read more


    Jun 16, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Washes delicates well. 

    Clothes are nearly dry after the fast spin cycle.
    Cons: Did not last long enough. 

    No lint filter. 

    Control panel looked worn fast.

    Summary: In January 2007, I replaced my wonderful 1980 w/d set of Maytags (parts no longer available) with Fisher & Paykel Ecosmart GWL15 washer and Smartload DEGX2 dryer. Today, June 16, 2012 (5.5 years later) out went the Ecosmart, and I'm ... read more


    Jul 26, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: DO NOT BUY!!!!!
    Cons: Doesn't clean well. Uses minimal water, however you'll far outspend in repairs vs water savings!

    Summary: Had this washing machine for 3 yrs, 9 mo and kept in excellent condition. Yes, I ran the recommended cleaning maintenance cycle on the washer on a regular basis like manufacturer suggests. We're a Family of Four. Washing ... read more

  • Save your $$, buy something else

    Feb 8, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: your children can jump up and down on the lid with little to no damage
    Cons: breaks easy, expensive to repair, ruins clothes

    Summary: I purchased this washer new 2 years ago from a scratch and dent store.  Like many other people said the salesman toted the plastic top that could withstand anything.  They would have done better making the whole washer out of that stuff because ... read more

  • Not worth the agravation

    May 26, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The clothes are usually super dry after completion of spin cycle.
    Cons: Too much reliance on cheap circuit board and cpu controller.

    Summary: We bought the GWL15 about 3 years ago at Lowes.  It's been ok for a family of two plus a couple golden retrievers.  My son convinced me to buy it because it was supposed to be easy to work on - like you can remove the motor through the top of ... read more

  • A good value washer

    Dec 10, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Decreased gas bill for  hot water and water bill.
    Cons: Lid locks once it is on and requires stopping to open it.

    Summary: We purchased this washer a little over a year ago at Lowes and had only one slight problem with it. It turned out to be a safety pin with lint stuck in the diverter valve (I repaired it myself). This washer is a lot easier to repair than regular top ... read more

  • Energy saver washing machine

    Jul 19, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A real energy saver, cloths ring out dry as a bone.
    Cons: High speed spin does cause cloths to wrinkle more.

    Summary: Upon reading these reviews on here, I am somewhat amazed at how negative some of them are. How can some people have such a bad experience compared to others? One reviewer even saying their cloths were shredded? How did the machine do this I ask ... read more

  • The Jury's still out

    Jun 27, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High spin cycle. Large capacity.
    Cons: Needs self-leveling legs. Can only get "hot" cycle if you use permanent press cycle.

    Summary: When our Kenmore dryer died on us after only 3 years I decided I needed to do some research before buying this time. We wanted the washer & dryer to match because they are on the main floor of our home so we bought this washer with the matching dryer. ... read more

  • I'm through.

    Apr 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Came with five year parts warranty, eco friendly, easy to use.
    Cons: Breaks down easily, parts are hard to obtain.Few repairmen know how to service.

    Summary: I have owned the Fisher and Paykel EcoSmart washer and dryer since July 2002. The dryer is a fairly reliable appliance; it has only needed to be serviced once in the time I have had it (the seal on the door needed to be replaced to keep lint from spewing ... read more

  • Buyer Beware !! Fairly new product had an electrical meltdown.

    Mar 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big compacity, good price, stainless steel tub, spins clothes really well.
    Cons: Electrical malfunction. It only likes powder soaps. Fabric softeners are not recommended.

    Summary: After carefully researching all the washing machines and their reviews I decided to buy the Fisher and Paykel. I have had the washer since May of 2005. Today March 30,2008 it took a dive. It all started after I washed a fairly light load, then I smelled ... read more

  • Don't buy unless you are looking for a towel shredder !!

    Mar 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large capacity, manual override of automatic water level.
    Cons: Shreds clothing and towels, leaks water onto the floor.

    Summary: My husband and I just purchased this machine in November of 2007 to replace a 2yr old Kenmore that had also given us problems. After countless hours of reading conflicting reviews for all of the washers available on the market today, we chose to go with ... read more

  • Much better then average

    Dec 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: large capacity, stainless steel drum, preset wash cycles with overrides, 2 year warranty
    Cons: even though stability is good there is a slight rocking motion during spin cycle

    Summary: I had to replace my 8 year old machine a month ago because the drum braking system was worn out. This washer is better than average and is top loading which saves hurting the back that is possible with the currently advertised, top of the line front ... read more

  • Fabulous! Great settings, saves dryer time, gets clothes cleaner.

    Nov 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Customizable presets, powerful spin, good detergent distribution
    Cons: Spin noise - although this doesn't really bother us.

    Summary: We purchased this washer in June 2006 as we knew we needed a good washer for the addition of baby laundry, including cloth diapers. This Fisher Paykel is Awesome! I don't rave about appliances often but this is by far the best washer I've ever used. We ... read more

  • Fisher & Paykel washer review

    Oct 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Energy efficient, Less drying time, all around great machine
    Cons: Plastic lid, no timed bleach dispenser, not much else

    Summary: Fisher and Paykel washer Let me start by saying a little about myself. I have sold appliances for quite A while. Not only have I tried, but I also own many of the appliances I review. I also take service calls, so I hear which appliances have the ... read more

  • CAUTION - IF Your Water Is Supplied By A WELL

    Jul 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge stainless tub. Really cuts drying time due to spin technology. Very quiet.
    Cons: Wellwater pressure MAY be a problem. Fabric softener didn't dispense thru clothes like conventional machines.

    Summary: I'm not sure I can give a fair review of the F&P GWL15 since I had problems 80% of the time I owned it. (only 8 weeks!) However, I want to encourage potential buyers who's water is supplied by a WELL SYSTEM with LESS than GOOD WATER PRESSURE to ... read more

  • We miss our simple, top loading Maytag...

    Jun 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Clothes spin nearly dry.
    Cons: Water and suds on the floor!

    Summary: We have owned this Fischer & Paykel washer for 11 months. The F&P set replaced our Frigidaire front loader set which did not allow us to determine the water level used for washing. We like our laundry without detergent residue. We get clean laundry ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews


    Jan 12, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It hasn't broken down and is easy to use.  Wish it cleaned clothes!
    Cons: This washer does not get your clothes clean. 

    Summary: Fisher Paykel top load washer is a piece of junk!!  DO NOT BUY!!  I bought one a couple years ago and regretted it ever since.  It does not clean clothes well!!  Even slight stains don't come out and your whites slowing become ... read more

  • This washing machine is no good!

    Sep 11, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Honestly, faced with a worthless pile of metal, I really can't think of any pros.
    Cons: Ruins clothing, doesn't drain properly, control panel with no fuse, expensive to repair, doesn't work

    Summary: I bought this washing machine 4 years ago.  At first, it seemed to do a fine job. But then I noticed that sometimes it would pull  buttons right off my clothing, leaving a nice hole in the material.  I tried washing clothes on the delicate ... read more


    Aug 17, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: When it worked, a few months here and there, it was very energy efficient
    Cons: Costly repairs, significant downtime, extra expense to take laundry elsewhere while waiting for parts

    Summary: After much research, we purchased fisher paykel GLW15 Feb 2006.I am now on my third drain pump, but the topper is the circuit board.Service man to my house June 21st to diagnose and order circuit board.  It is now August 17th and still no ... read more

  • Piece of Crap

    Oct 2, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Rings out clothes well. Is stainless steel tub that is big.
    Cons: Not made worth a crap. Plastic top. Leaves lint on clothes all the time.

    Summary: I bought my fisher and pykel washer model #GWL15 about 2 years ago and had a new pump put in within 1 month of buying it. Needless to say the pump messed up again within 2 months of that. I have had trouble off and on since owning this machine. Today it ... read more

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