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Samsung - 4.0 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White

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Samsung 4.0 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Top-Loading Washer: Safely wash a wide variety of fabrics with 8 cycles and 4 temperature settings to choose from. The soft-close lid allows you to easily open and close the lid without making noise.

This washing machine is not affected by the published safety recall.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      44 inches
    • Product Width
      27 inches
    • Product Depth
      29.3 inches
    • Capacity
      4 cubic feet
    • Washer Load Type
      Top load
    • Color Finish
    Samsung - 4.0 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White - Front_Standard
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    What's Included

    • 4.0 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer
    • Requires fill hose (not included) for hook-up
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1113 out of 1213)


    Self-cleaning technology

    Keeps your washer fresh without the use of harsh chemicals. Reminds you to run the Self Clean cycle every 40 washes, removes dirt and bacteria from the washer tub and sanitizes the gasket.

    Large 4.0 cu. ft. capacity

    Do more laundry in less time. This size is a good choice for growing families and for washing bulky items like comforters.

    Wash your garments and linens with one of 8 cycles

    Cycles are designed to help you wash your items without damaging them. Includes normal, heavy duty, quick wash, spin only, delicates and more.

    Choose the right water temperature for your clothes

    4 temperature settings — hot, warm, eco warm and cold — help you ensure the water's just right for your fabrics.

    Top-load design

    Lets you load and unload from a standing position. Plus, you can easily add forgotten items to the load once it's started.

    Soft-close lid

    A damper automatically reduces the speed of movement to ensure that the lid closes safely, gently and quietly.

    Easily operate your washing machine

    Dial control and LED indicators make it easy to adjust settings.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1213 reviews

    would recommend to a friend



    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst Washer Ever


      This washer is the biggest hassle to my roommates and my life. My parents bought this washer for me because I am in college and it was a decent price. Samsung is also a well known name so they thought it would last me through law school. However, they were wrong. We had the washer for about a year thinking it was the best washer ever because honestly it was a great washer when it was actually working. Then the washer stopped being great and turned into the biggest pain that three college students could ever go through. The washer did not have just one issue either it has had many. The first issue our washer had was not even running the cycle It would dispense the detergent and then just stop all together. It would not move forward to the rinse cycle so we had to start unplugging the machine every time it did this to get at least one cycle through. After this our washer stopped letting us use the hot water or warm water option. We then notice the times our washer would run we would have to manually stop it ourselves because it would get stuck on the spin cycle for hours. We even fell asleep one night and woke up to find our washer to running. Then the icing on the cake was when our washer door decided to lock up with laundry inside of it. We had our clothes stuck in the machine for a full week and there was no water in the machine so we do not know why it would lock up like this. We had a guy come out to look at it and he left with no help and did not even unlock the washer for us. The worst part of this washing machine nightmare however is Samsung themselves. They are difficult to work with and say if we can continue to troubleshoot it after our washer messes up then they will not cover anything through the warranty. So even though we have four issues alternating they will not do anything for us as long as it will run eventually after we attempt multiple things to get it to run one load before we have to start all over again. They are so difficult and there service line is not getting back to us either. We were willing to pay to get this machine fixed but they aren't even answering for us to get repairs. I will never buy a samsung product again. After reading all of the other horrible reviews posted I do not understand how they are still being sold.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      In a Word "Junk"

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Purchased June 24, 2015. Started having problems less then a month with certain cycles where it would stop during rinse/spin with lights on. Pause and restart and had same problems. Steadily got worse where it didn't matter what cycle you started with or just a rise/ spin or spin it would always stop during the rinse/ spin or spin. Starting in August had tech out 3 times and now after 3 months of dealing with Samsung support they finally gave in and are replacing the Washer. I am trying to get store credit so I don't have to look at this same machine again, as I have lost all faith that this washer will last any length of time beyond the warranty period. That wasn't the worse part of the experience though. I realize stuff breaks, but Samsung customer service is by far the worse experience I have had the displeasure of dealing with. I wish I could measure my time dealing with Samsung support in hours, but all the time I have spent on the phone dealing with this problem it would equal days. That is why I would never recommend this washer or any Samsung product. I always had a high regard for their TV's but if I ever had a problem with one and had to deal their support system again I am pretty sure I might run out in front of a car as that would be more enjoyable.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Turns out, this is a great washer!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was skeptical about this washer due to other reviews. We went for it anyway because it was the best we could get within our budget - we also got it as an "open box item". When I washed our very first load it kept refilling with water, and doing the spin cycle (a total of two times before I stopped it). I started to freak out because this is what other reviewers complained about the most. I jumped online (to the Samsung website) and went through the trouble shooting steps that they have provided. I checked and rechecked that the machine was level. And then I read about common "problems" the whole reason the machine fills and spins over and over is because the load is unbalanced - it will try a total of 3 times to reposition the load before it starts flashing the warning lights that something is wrong. I felt like such a dork for jumping to conclusions that the washer was defective. I re-positioned the load and it finished the wash cycle with no issue. We have had the washer for almost a month and I have used every wash setting on it and it works like a dream, I do one load per day - sometimes more. It washes our King Size comforter with ease. After that first load freak out, I just make sure that when I'm adding the clothes in that I'm putting them in evenly ;-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Like a disposable camera.


      I bought Samsung based on previously dealing and being please with their customer support, which was, and still is top notch. More on that in a minute. First off..... I ran a whole 10 loads through this washing machine before it quit cycling properly. It would rinse, but then not spin. Turned it off, unplugged it for 1 hour, reset it, could not get it to go past rinsing. During the first 10 loads that it actually worked it shook like a fat kid falling down stairs. Come to find out it is part of the "exploding issue" that Samsung has yet to do anything about. Anyhow back to the failed cycles. Called Samsung, they gave me a little grief trying to tell me it wasn't balanced right, until I told them I personally put a carpenter's level on it to assure I had balanced it correctly, the tub was also lined up per the manual. They then told me to call a local tech and they would cover all costs. That is the ONLY reason this got 2 stars and not one, Samsung came through again and paid for all costs associated with failure of their product. This should be a no brainer for a company, but today there are many that do not. Come to find out the computer board was malfunctioning, and they had to send a new computer board to the repair tech and have it replaced. This took about 1 week. Tech came back today, replaced the CPU board, and so far so good. Interestingly enough, replacing the CPU board has also fixed the shaking issue, and it now runs smooth as butter. Wish I would have gotten a good product to begin with.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Gets your clothes clean.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This washer is the first washer I have ever purchased without an actual agitatior so I was a little on the "um how is this going to work" side, but it does clean the clothes quite well. Because it doesn't have the agitation part of the washer, you are able to get more clothes in the unit. Such as comforters and blankets with ease. Now to the real review. It's not the fastest or quietest washer on the market. So start early and not during quiet time. It's very deep so anyone who is on the short side will have issues completely emptying the washer. The set up and calibration was very easy and straight to the point. Overall, I wanted a easy straight forward washer that would clean my clothes and be easy on my pockets. It has done both. The one thing that I found confusing was the song it plays after the washer is done is extremely low. As loud as the washer can be during certain cycles I would have thought that part would wake up the neighbors. Yet you would have to be in the same room, next to the washer in order to hear it. I would purchase the matching dryer and this washer again. In the end it's priced right and clean the clothes well. The spin cycle is amazing. The clothes are barely wet when you take them out, which have cut the drying time in half, maybe more. Great no nonsense washer to do what you need. Clean your clothes. It's just not the quickest or quietest while doing it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst Washer Ever


      I will never buy a Samsung washer again! What good is all the fancy lights and sounds if it doesn't wash clothes? This is a pair of jeans after washing it twice. We have spoken to 5 people on the phone (spent more than 2 hours), a technician has come out 3X, he replaced the board and a spring but doesn't change the fact that the machine is a failure! All they say is "don't fill it up too high, make sure it's balanced". Are you kidding? I have been washing clothes for 15 years and never had this much trouble. Try to blame a failed designed on too many clothes. I'm not an idiot we have tried barely any clothes, which still didn't work. And if having barely any clothes "fixed" it, what kind of washing machine is that if I can't put CLOTHES IN IT! Saving up our money to buy one that works. Such a waste of my time and life. We have 3 kids under 6 and this is one headache we do not need in our life. Save yourself the trouble and buy another brand.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Would not recommend


      I purchased this on 4/20/15, they delivered it on 4/24/15 and I went to the store today (4/28/15) to return it and buy a different brand. On my 3rd load the washer would not stop running. I placed the load in at 1030 AM and at 2 PM it was still going. I stopped the cycle, put it on Spin only and left my house. Came back at 3AM in the morning and it was still going. Also, the "spin only" cycle does go through a rinse so who knows how much water I've wasted by it filling up, spinning, draining then starting the cycle over and over. I'm afraid to see my water bill. By the way, there is a "Spin and Rinse" cycle so it doesn't make sense that the "Spin Only" rinses too. Can't forget to mention that when the first 2 loads went to completion, it took 1 hour and 30 mins. Ridiculous. I don't know if other Samsung washers are quality machines, but this one sure wasn't. I was not interested in a replacement. I'm turned off by Samsung now and don't want any appliance that's Samsung. Especially after I did a google search of the complaints for this washer. Wish I had done that first instead of looking at the Best Buy reviews only. The dryer is decent though and I like the music it plays at the end of the cycle, but they're both going back. No more Samsung for me!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response


        I'm sorry to hear about your experience, Casims. While I realize you may have already returned your Washer and Dryer, for the sake of others who may see this it's important to note that there may be troubleshooting steps that can be taken to prevent or correct such issues. For example, adjusting the leveling or redistributing the clothes in the Washer may prevent the WA40J3000 from needing to add water during the spin cycle to correct an imbalance. If the problem persists, the Customer Service Team at 800-SAMSUNG is available to help resolve the issue.

        We appreciate your feedback.
        - Ms. Samsung MsSamsung

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars


      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The product was defective from the very beginning. Just like another customer review stated, this washer kept on going and never stopped rinsing and spinning and rinsing and spinning. Called Samsung customer support; they asked me to go into my basement, and try to level the machine, though it was a professional installation. When I showed disinclination, they threatened that I would have to pay for the repair service if it turned out to be a leveling problem. I capitulated and tried to level it. Then, I put it into a spin cycle to see if it was shaking; well, it was vibrating for sure but after finishing the spin cycle, it started putting water back in. My argument that it could not be a leveling issue was unheeded when I used this simple logic: let's say the machine is tilted and not leveled but it should still not start filling up the tub after the spin cycle is over, particularly, when it wasn't even asked to wash or rinse. Now, we have finally got a repair company to call us and they will come after 8 days. In the meantime we will ask our renter not to wash her clothes, and maybe, buy some extra clothes.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response


        I'm sorry to hear about your issue, Wisconsinite. The WA40J3000AW, like many other models, is designed to add water during the spin cycle if an imbalance is detected. This often enables the Washer to redistribute the clothes to reduce vibration. I'm glad to know you have service scheduled now to help resolve this issue.

        Thank you,
        Ms. Samsung MsSamsung

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