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WM1490F1 - 9 kg Front Loader - 98129

9 kg Front Loader

This is our ultimate washer for fabric care. With a generous 9kg capacity and premium features like an Interior Light, Add a Garment, Time Saving Option, Soak and a Woolmark approved Wool Cycle. The whisper quiet direct drive motor behind the SmartDrive™ Technology gives you a quicker quieter wash.

850 H
600 W
620 D

What is SmartDrive™?
SmartDrive™ Technology

What is SmartDrive™?

SmartDrive™ Technology

Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive™ washing machines use our world first direct drive technology, which has revolutionised clothes washing and clothes care since the 1990s. By combining smart electronics and a direct drive motor that connects directly to the wash drum, the need for a belt and pulleys is removed and the motor constantly provides feedback to a computer controlling the tumble and spin action. This two way communication allows SmartDrive™ washers to sense and respond to each load in an intelligent way providing exceptional clothes care.

Quick Vortex Wash Cycles

Quick Vortex
Wash Cycles

Fisher & Paykel have developed the Vortex Wash which speeds up the cleaning process so most cycles take less than an hour to complete. This is like an explosion in the midst of the tumble action which thrusts the sudsy water from the bottom of the drum into and through the clothes. By getting the cleaning agents and heat into the fibres of the clothes quicker the clothes get clean quicker.

Time Saver Wash Cycles

Time Saver Wash Cycles

The Time Saver Option activates a special temperature profile and unique tumble sequence to speed things up even more when you are in a rush.



The soak option, which is not available in many front loaders, includes a one-hour soak and tumble sequence to help lift unwanted stains.

Interior Light

Interior Light

The low energy LED interior light makes finding that last sock a lot easier.

Timed Liquid Detergent Dispenser

Timed Liquid Detergent Dispenser

Designed for use with the pre-wash program, a dedicated liquid detergent dispenser ensures liquid detergents are distributed into the wash at exactly the right time in the cycle to optimise wash performance.

Add A Garment

Add A Garment

Forgotten to add something to your wash? With a touch of a button the "Add a Garment" function allows you to pause the wash cycle and add or remove garments.

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It measures

Width 600
Height 850
Depth 620
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1400 rpm spin speed
Capacity 9 kg
Max spin speed 1400rpm
Consumption Data
Energy rating A+++ -20%
Energy usage 150kWh/year
Water consumption 9200L/year
Water usage 42 L
Door opens: right to left
System Features
Add a garment
Anti-fungal door gasket
Auto out of balance correction
Customise cycle
Delay start function
Door and Gasket Flush
Drum interior light
Flood protection
Foam Detection System
Key lock
Noise spin 69dBA
Noise wash 48dBA
Pre Wash
Rinse +
SmartDrive™ Technology
SmartTouch™ Control Dial
Spin performance B
Spin speeds 4
Stainless steel drum
Time Saver
Time to go
Timed Liquid Detergent Dispensing
Vortex Wash
Wash progress indicator
Water inlet Hot & Cold
Water temperature controls 5
Wrinkle free
Additional parts only Direct Drive 8 years
Parts & Labour 2 years
Wash Programmes
Eco wash
Number of wash programmes 16
Spin stop
Super Quick
Drum Clean
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