Fisher & Paykel Appliances Enter the Front Load Laundry Market

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Two Compact 24” Washers with Matching Dryer Released

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The timing is perfect to release our new laundry platform which includes innovative technology such as our world’s first SmartDrive motor - proven on our top load washers for over 20 years.

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Inc., a global design innovator and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor home appliances, announced a brand new compact 24” front loading front loading washer and dryer, the first to the United States and Canada. The innovative design and function of the new compact laundry means it can cope with large loads washing up to 2.4 cubic feet per cycle and can fit into any space without having to compromise on fabric care. No longer into the bigger is better mentality, Fisher & Paykel provides solutions for homes of all sizes including smaller spaces.

“We continue to invest heavily in expanding our product offering,” explains Kevin Dexter, President of North America. “The front load laundry market has been growing significantly as has the market for smaller, more compact homes. The timing is perfect to release our new laundry platform which includes innovative technology such as our world’s first SmartDrive motor - proven on our top load washers for over 20 years. Its an exciting time for our company and this is just the start of our new product releases in both the kitchen and the laundry room with many more coming in 2018 reiterating our commitment to the North American market.”

The 24” compact laundry is debuted in two washing machines (FL600 - FabricSmart with Steam Washing Machine and FL600 WashSmart Washing Machine) and one dryer, (FL600 - Condenser Dryer).

The FabricSmart™ Front Loader is our ultimate washer for fabric care with options for quick washes. With a generous capacity and outstanding water and energy efficiency this premium washer is fully featured with thirteen cycles offering an added Time Saver option for fast washes. With all the clothes care benefits of a front loader, the FabricSmart™ Washer has special Sports and Woolmark-approved Wool wash programs and SmartDrive™ technology for a quicker, quieter wash. The new steam function is a 20 minute pre-treatment that is available as an option on four of the 13 cycles. It is designed to match Fisher & Paykel Vented or Condensing Dryers.

The WashSmart™ Front Loader is a washer designed for the any lifestyle. With the 2.4 cubic feet capacity, energy efficiency, Time Saver option for the fast washes and features 13 cycles including Permanent Press, Bulky and Sanitize. SmartDrive™ technology for a quicker, quieter wash.

Fisher & Paykel Condensing Dryer makes a perfect pair with the FabricSmart™ or WashSmart™ Front Loaders. Its condensing technology makes installation simply a matter of plugging it in. No venting is required. Its 4.0 cu ft capacity means clothes can move around freely to ensure even drying and minimize creasing. Each dryer includes a dryer rack that can be removed.

Compact Laundry features include:

  • Energy Star rated
  • Add a Garment feature - Just in case you missed an item from your wash, add a garment by pressing a button, opening the door and add or remove items mid-cycle.
  • Quick vortex wash cycles
  • SmartTouch™ Control dial
  • SmartDrive™ technology uses the Fisher & Paykel latest generation direct drive motors, removing cumbersome parts and improving our ability to sense what’s happening inside the drum.
  • Time Saver - modifier to shorten the time frame of the cycle
  • Delayed start - additional benefit for a busy household
  • Soak option includes a one hour soak and tumble sequence to help lift unwanted stains

Available in stackable or side by side options, these products are now available in the United States and will be available in November for the Canadian market. For more information about all of Fisher & Paykel’s products, visit

About Fisher & Paykel
Since 1934, the Fisher & Paykel design heritage has been founded on a pioneering spirit and culture of curiosity that challenges conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored for human needs. Incorporating outstanding performance, and user-focused innovation; Fisher & Paykel and DCS by Fisher & Paykel appliance brands inspire people through indoor/outdoor kitchen and laundry products, designed with real life in mind. The brands incorporate innovative technologies driven from a passion to produce the most technically advanced, efficient, and contemporary styled appliances. As pioneers of the world’s first drawer dishwasher, DishDrawer®, Fisher & Paykel continues to pave the way for appliance innovation. Since the 1980’s, DCS has defined cooking appliance innovation for the commercial food industry, and designs commercial quality appliances for the home. Fisher & Paykel Appliances is a global company operating in 50 countries, manufacturing in the Mexico, Italy, and Thailand. For more information, please visit:

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