Question about Fisher and Paykel Fisher Paykel Intuitive Eco Washer IWL15

4 Answers

Fisher and Paykel ecosmartWashing Machine Agitator flap broke off

I need to replace the agitator as one of the 3 bottom flaps broke off. Unless I hear otherwise, I will continue to use the washing achine with the broken flap since it does not spin very fast and I doubt that it will cause any harm, but I'd like feedback on this anyway. Also, how can I get a replacement agitator and is it easy to install one myself?

Thank you.

Bill Goss

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 145 Answers

Hi Bill...
It takes all of 5 minutes (if that) to change the agitator. You pop off the fabric softener dispenser on the top of the agitator, then reach down inside and undo the plastic wingnut that secures the agitator down and then simply lift if off.

As for issues with using it with broken fins, you could end up with some clothes damage, especially to delicate items, if you continue to use it that way.

You can get the part here:

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • camplim Oct 10, 2010

    The flaps broke off my agitator ages ago and I have been washing just the same but without such good results. If I knew it was so simple I would have replaced it ages ago. Thanks so much.

  • boris Sep 16, 2013

    i say just smooth and round the edges off with a dremel got tried of replaceing mine


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same issue occur with my FP washer. It's ashame that these part have to wear out in such a short period of time because the they are built in a flimsy manner.

Anyway, the repair is very simple and takes only a few minutes.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I've had the same issue with my FP washer, obviously a design flaw. I haven't tried fixing it or replacing it yet, but I likely will as the edges are jagged and sharp. Thanks for the help

Posted on Jan 22, 2014

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I got tried of replacing mine and just smooth and rounded the ruff edges off where the flap broke off with a dremel .

Posted on Sep 16, 2013

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can't secure agitator wingnut on 7.5kg Fisher & Paykel top loader.

try rotating the agitator some and see if it drops into place on the shaft .

Oct 26, 2015 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

1 Answer

Soap residue fisher & paykel top loader

Agitator can be removed easy,Take out the fabric dispenser cup,
Reach down inside the agitator & undo the wing nut, left to undo.
Take out agitator & clean & the bottom of the bowl,
For a more better clean fill machine with hot to high water level & leave soak over night,Do heavy duty wash in the morning to remove scrud.

Feb 10, 2013 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

2 Answers

Something is stuck underneath the agitator in m Fisher & Paykal Aquasmart. How do I remove the agitator?

Hi - with aquasmarts there is a plastic dome like fitting in the middle of the agitator & unscrew this to remove the unit.

Jul 08, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel WL37T26D Top Load Washer

2 Answers

How do u replace the agitator on a fisher & paykel clothes washer gwl15 ?

Disconnect power then lift the lid open. Pry the dispenser assembly off the agitator top then remove the agitator bolt by turning it counterclockwise. Once the bolt is off, lift the agitator then install the new agitator in place. Secure it with the agitator bolt then put the dispenser assembly back into position. Lifting the basket helps budge the agitator and remove it more easily.


Mar 02, 2011 | Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15

1 Answer

Fisher and Paykel ECS Washing machine agitator slipping?

There are "dogs" under tops of some agitators. Easy to repair. ID them and pull up washing machine parts at Amazon. Dogs are by themselves(3 hard plastic gadgets) but better to buy the whole thing that hold the dogs. Usually under $10.00.

Apr 25, 2017 | Fisher Washing Machines

1 Answer


unscrew the plastic nut down the centre and then pull the agitator up and off

Jun 28, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel IWL12 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Fisher & paykel 2 drawer unit

yes there is. It is just inside the white hoses that drain the system. 1 per drawer. They cost about $0.50 but are a real pain to get to. This flap will go bad in about 3-5 years and maybe sooner depending on the temp of the water used.

If the bottom flap goes bad, using the top drawer will drain into the bottom drawer.

Oct 12, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel 24 in. DD603H W Built-in...

1 Answer

Fisher & Paykel top loader washing machine self cleaning mode

wonder if it means the agitator is full of lint? to remove agitator, put your hand/arm down center of agitator and unscrew the white plastic knob. Agitator lifts off. Mine is always clogged with lint and crud.

Oct 10, 2008 | Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15

1 Answer

Cleaning washing machine

pull dispenser up and off lossen large plastic wing nut in bottom of agitator throat lift agitator off if you wish to remove basket pull plugs out front corners of top remove phillips screws lift top up remove agitator as described remove ring on top of basket it just snaps off lift basket straight up

Jun 13, 2008 | Fisher and Paykel Fisher Paykel Intuitive...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

3,781 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Owen Barnes

Level 3 Expert

867 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Are you a Fisher and Paykel Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides