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Musical washing machine: Fisher and Paykel washer plays national anthems

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We’ve all heard of musical chairs, but have you ever heard of musical washing machines?

Well, if you have a Fisher and Paykel washing machine, you can get it to play a tune by pressing the right sequence of buttons (see instructions below).

The machine’s repertoire includes the national anthems for Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.



Listen as Scott Hayes, Account Manager and Teagan Wise, Promotions Manager at LAFM, join Brian Carlton live in the Tasmania Talks studio to discuss the musical machine.

1. Press and hold the Advance button and Power button at the same time until the lights scroll.
2. Press and hold the Water Level Up button for 2 seconds.
3. Press and hold the Water Temp Up button for 2 seconds.
4. One of three tunes will begin to play. Repeat these steps to scroll through the songs.

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