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Smart Choice - Steam Dryer Installation Kit - Stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1305 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Steam Supply Lines

    Posted
    Danny
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    The steel braided dryer supply line is nice. Has a 90 on the end for tighter angles. Well,well,well. So I had two gripes with this connection. First, the wye (makes one line two is plastic) plastic under pressure is not what you want long term because it has a greater chance of failing before a metal one. Second the short supply tubing is rubber and not steel braided. Which again is not optimum. However while writing this review I glanced at the picture to confirm it had a 90 elbow and realized in the picture the wye and the small supply are both metal. Which means the contractor switched out the metal for plastic or they sent the wrong item with the contractor. Will be looking into this. If you do purchase this product make sure your pieces match the description and pictures.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Details...

    Posted
    Butch525
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    The hoses are fine however the y connector is junk. I hooked everything up and it was leaking. So I pulled everything apart and found the rubber washers used were cheap, thin and under sized. When I tightened the hoses the washers pushed into the y connector causing the leaks. So since I had new washers already I replaced them but the fitting still leaked so I used a wrench (they were hand tight up to this point) to tighten them another 1/8 of a turn. The y broke into two pieces. Fortunately my new dryer had a well made brass y with it so I was back up. Again good hoses poor quality y and seals.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You will need extra pieces

    Posted
    Nyto
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    I bought this kit for my LG steam dryer. Let me start by saying you will need some washers from the other big box store because my Y connector would not stop leaking with the provider washer. The only part that was leaking is from the « bottom » of the Y where you connect the small hose to the bottom of the Y. And I did try everything (tightening very hard, put extra plumbers tape, taking off provided washer....). However, I then bought a set of washers from the other big box store (about $2.00) and voila! Works great now. So besides this minor inconvenience, the rest of the sets works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Low quality part

    Posted
    asptortue45308

    I assembled the unit per the instructions. I just snugged the Y fitting to the hose connector - it leaked very severe. Increasing pressure didn't help. After taking the other 2 hoses off and looking inside, you could see the O ring washer squeezed out. I disassembled the whole thing and carefully reinstalled the O ring with the same result. I replaced the O ring with a larger/thicker unit I had - problem solved. I didn't need the unit after all. As I had mentioned to the salesperson - the dryer comes with a steam kit. Sure enough, I was sold an extra I didn't need - and a poorly designed one at that. Save your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Steam Dryer - you need a water hose.

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    BlahBlahGinger
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    Ok, So I wasn't sure about getting a steam dryer. But I'm glad I did. While is is a pain to have to buy an extra hose just to get water t the dryer I'm so pleased there is a kit that includes the Y connector. Yeah I suppose I could have run around town trying to locate all the parts but why bother?? All the needed parts are already in the kit. One item I would suggest is a small roll of Teflon tape. That's the super thin white tape to wrap around the plumbing threads before you connect the new hoses. This will greatly reduce the chance for leaks. And who wants a leak in their laundry room? Not me!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Make sure it’s all stainless!

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    Savyshopper
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    The Geek crew that installed my dishwasher and microwave were top notch! Efficient , careful and wonderful to deal with. Wiped everything down after install. Others were not so great.. the washer dryer install took almost as long as the DW+Micro! And they scratched the washer and used the cheep ( wrong) connections instead of stainless The Frig delivery team wasn’t much better. Clearly had no idea how to put the Frig together & left finger marks everywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

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    Margaret
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    when I try to get the wrinkles out of some things after they had been sitting in the dryer for a while, I use the same function. There was certainly no steam coming out. When I told Best buy about it they said it should have been hooked up and looked up that I definitely bought a steam kit, so I don't know why it's not working. Geek squad came out and said everything was working properly, but did not address the steam function issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality kit for dryer

    Posted
    FeelingFroggy
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    I bought a new dryer and it had steam capabilities. This required water hookup for the dryer. This kit had everything in it to allow me to use 1 water line for both the washer and dryer. The hoses are made if quality material and the braided stainless steel DOES prevent kinks. Considering the price, quality material, ease of use and efficiency by allowing the use of 1 water outlet for both the washer and dryer, I would purchase again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The 6’ stainless steel dryer hose kit good find

    Posted
    ChrisC
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    The 6’ stainless steel dryer hose kit was an exceptional find. It’s easy to install and the length of the hose helps by keeping you from being all jumbled up. The hose is very flexible. The fact that it’s stainless steel means you don’t have to worry about it rotting from the steam and getting worn out. No cracking means longer use and saving money that would otherwise be used for replacements. Good product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You need this fot your steam dryer installation

    Posted
    SpaceCowboy
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    I purchased a new Whirlpool steam dryer and after installation noticed there was no steam. Then realized there was no water hook up hoses. Call my Best Buy sales rep. He apologized and said some brands come with hoses and some don't. And I would need an additional kit. No biggy. Rather than scheduled new service call I just went to the store and picked up the kit. Installation was straightforward. As always I checked tree box to make sure all the parts were included, before leaving the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    Posted
    Grannie
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    Whoever invented this contraption should have to use it for a week or two. There is at least 5 lbs of metal (a "Y" connector) and 6 ft of metal hose connecting the washer water to the dryer, Best Buy did a poor job and the first load of wash pulled the drain hose out of the drain (not secured) and flooded my whole level of the house. Give me the kind where you add water to a receptacle like a steam iron and forget the weight on the hoses. POOR design!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

    Posted
    Raidercliff
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    It seemed odd that I had to hook up a water line and run it to my dryer but with the new features on the steam dryer, it was something I had to do. Of course I thought the worst but this kit made it easy and in no time at all I had water running to my dryer and it looks sano like a professional did it. Great kit and easy instructions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a hose

    Posted
    Chris
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    It's a hose. And it works. Splits the cold water line so I can use my washer and the steam function on my dryer. The instructions make it seem like you can remove your old hose by hand but most likely you will need a channel lock wrench. Someone handier than me probably could've figured that out without spending an hour cussing at himself like I did. 5 stars for no leaks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent hookup kit for Samsung steam dryer

    Posted
    bobthetechie
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    This kit is an excellent quality and installs easily. It has a much better stainless steel Y-adapter for the cold water faucet than the cheaper "rubber" one that came with the dryer. IMPORTANT: If you want steam in your dryer, you MUST get this kit! Samsung supplies only a rubber Y-adapter, but not the hose itself that connects to the dryer! I REALLY like that this hose has a 90-degree bend where it connects to the dryer. Excellent design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Study

    Posted
    steve
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    The hose is very sturdy and the installation does not leak. It is however quite long and rattles against the washing machine as it shuts the water on and off as it goes through it's cycles. This primarily is due to the fact that the dryer vent is also too long forcing both the washer and dryer being nearly a foot from the wall (another story for another time).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Delivery person said don't use

    Posted
    Franklin
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    When my Washer/Dryer came, the person who delivered it said to not use this item and go buy a different hose elsewhere. He said this leaked from the y-connector. I ended up using a different hose and am not getting leaking. I don't feel comfortable using a product if your delivery driver says that when they deliver Best Buy washers that they always suggest not using this hose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This replaces the steam drawer

    Posted
    Jess
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    The LG dryer I got uses this steam connection in lieu of putting water in the steam drawer like I had to do in my previous LG dryer. I wanted this model dryer for many other reasons but this is an added bonus. Mine are stacked, so I had to get on a step ladder to put water in the drawer because I’m not 10 feet tall. That was fine, but I like this added bonus of the direct connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the upgrade

    Posted
    krcovil
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    Purchased to go with our new black stainless Samsung washer and dryer pair at the recommendation of store associate. Samsung washer and dryer come with standard plastic hoses and, for a little more money, we upgraded to stainless hoses. If you're spending thousands for a washer and dryer pair, it's worth paying a little bit more to upgrade to stainless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good option for dryer

    Posted
    BestBuyFan
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    I did not end up needing the component because the washer and dryer were installed opposite from one another. This is something to keep in mind: the steam feature is not available unless the washer/dryer are stacked or immediately next to one another. Best Buy took back the part and gave a full refund.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy Delivery/Intallation Did Not Connect This

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    Vixter
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    I purchased this product as it is necessary to operate the steam feature of my new dryer ... However, The Best Buy delivery/Installation guys did not install this item. They told me to call a plumber. I was not satisfied with this since I paid for delivery and installation. I felt Best Buy should have been up front about this issue up front before selling me something hey did not back up. This is not against the actual product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend