Zanussi ZWF81260W Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1200rpm Spin, White

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Product information

The Zanussi ZWF81260W washing machine features washing modes for all lifestyles, including a 30@30 programme which is a quick and easy everyday programme, automatically selected when you turn on the washing machine.

With a generous 8kg maximum load, 1200rpm spin speed and A+++ efficiency rating, this is an ideal choice for any laundry day.

And you can be sure of perfect results every time with the Flexidose drawer: simply choose between powdered or liquid detergent, add it to the right section of the drawer and let the machine take care of the rest. The ZWF81260W will ensure the detergent doesn’t enter the drum too early in the wash. A power jet inside the detergent drawer ensures no residue is left behind at the end of the wash cycle.

The AquaFall system delivers water and detergent to the centre of the load quickly to optimise distribution. AutoSense saves you time and reduces energy and water consumption by automatically adjusting the cycle to suit the load. 8 programmes including a wool wash are on hand to tackle your washing requirements.

A generously sized XXL door makes it even easier to load and unload your laundry. The LED display makes programme selection easy and the delay start allows you to plan and do things that you enjoy the most.

2 day delivery available
Express Delivery available
Auto Dose
Automatic Load Adjustment Information Automatically adjusts water level for a smaller load, thus saving time and money
Delay Start
Delicate Wash
Digital display
H85 x W60 x D57.6cm
Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning Information Amount of energy used during standard 60ºC cotton cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Estimated Annual Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Hand wash Information Special programme for delicates
Load Capacity Information Maximum washing load the drum can take
Maximum Spin Speed Information The faster the spin, the more water is removed in the spin cycle
Model name / number
Noise Level- Spin Cycle
Noise Level- Wash Cycle
Number of Programs
Overflow protection Information An anti-flood device prevents the machine from being damaged by flooding from the inlet pipe
Program Sequence Indicator Information Tells you progress of washing cycle
Quick wash Information Speedy programme when you need items cleaned quickly
Services available
Connection/installation service available
Spin performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Time remaining indicator Information Tells you how long the programme's got to go
Variable temperature control Information Variable temperature selections to choose from to suit your requirements.
Wash performance Information Graded on performance A - G, with A being the highest grade
Water Consumption- Washing and Spinning
Water supply (fill type) Information Whether mains cold and hot water used. Cold water only is better as mains hot water is normally hotter than most programmes so will need cooling
Cold fill
Wool Programme Information Gentle programme for washable woollens


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Washer Connection

The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to a standard domestic water connection point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electricity point within 1 metre of the installation location (we are unable to connect to a 'hardwired' electricity point)
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing waste outlet within 1 metre of the installation location
  • A test wash to ensure the appliance is filling and draining correctly
  • Removal of all packaging

Washer Disposal

The charge for this service includes the removal and disposal of your old washing machine or washer dryer for reuse or recycling

Q & As

Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 excellent value for money Good machine and very quiet in operation despite other comments about being noisey. Be carefull to select a quick wash if clother not too dirty which onky takes about 1 hour whereas a normal wash can take over 2 hours. Great selection of programmes that let you rinse only or spin only. Definitely recommend this machine for the price. 30 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really disappointed My previous Zanussi was wonderful for 8 years, therefore, when the bearings gave out I didn't consider another make. Since this machine defaults to 30 minutes at 30 degrees and an 800 spin, I spent the first evening trying to programme the 1200 spin. I went to John Lewis the next day and the nice man instructed me how to do it - easy when you know! This new machine stands on a concrete floor and the balance was adjusted using a spirit level. Regardless of the, load it wobbles, vibrates and makes a "donking" noise like a bilge pump. The spin is deafening and takes forever on the 1200 spin. Because I was so happy with my previous Zanussi, I decided to make this purchase, afterall, it's not the very cheapest model - how so wrong I was. 29 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zanussi W/M Good machine, the only downfall that I can see is the 30 min wash it only lets you do a 800 spin. Complicated to do another spin, got to select another programme, them select rinse spin then start 15 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great capacity for a relatively compact washing machine. This model is smaller and has larger capacity than the Zanussi it replaced which was 24 years old! It is easy to set and load. It cleans the wash with quiet efficiency. The door is a little difficult to open and I am not sure that it has closed properly after I have loaded it. However, I am very pleased with it. 24 March 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by The noisiest washing machine ever ... I am so, so disappointed with this Zanussi. My trusty ISE machine 'died' after seven years of excellent service and at a time when I could least afford it. I initially put the AEG L61270FL in the basket but, counting the pennies and having owned a Zanussi washing machine before, changed my mind at the last minute, all for the sake of £10.00. I also opted to fit it myself, as I've always done, but it was impossible so I had to contact a local handy person and wait a further week. I regret not using John Lewis' own installers now because the test wash would have revealed just how noisy this wretched machine is and I would have asked them to remove the offending thing right away. And it really is noisy - to the extent that I dare not use it at night for fear of being accused of causing a disturbance. When it revs up to spin it sounds like an airplane taking off and then it makes a loud knocking noise (and yes, it's on a stable floor and has been adjusted accordingly using a spirit level). I've always done my washing at night so that I can hang it out first thing in the morning. I'm limited now as to when I can use this machine and I also have to monitor it's behaviour – if it 'knocks' too hard and starts to move across the floor I have to put pressure on it to keep it still. I've owned seven washing machines since 1974 and I can honestly say not one of them has been as audibly intrusive as this one. The reviews for the AEG mention how quiet it is – I wish I'd taken this into consideration and not been swayed by the price and the aesthetic appearance of the Zanussi – and I really wish I could change the Zanussi for the AEG. The two stars are for the convenience of the delivery and the overall appearance of what is otherwise a disappointing machine. 04 March 2015
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