Samsung - 4.2 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer - White

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Do more laundry in less time. This spacious Samsung washer takes fewer loads to get all your laundry done. Plus, you can use it anytime, because everyone will sleep right through the reduced noise and vibration levels.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    38.75 inches
  • Product Width
    27 inches
  • Product Depth
    33 inches
  • Capacity
    4.2 cubic feet
  • Steam Function
    No
  • Vibration Reduction
    Yes
  • Washer Load Type
    Front load
  • Color Finish
    White
  • App-Controlled
    Yes
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What's Included


  • Samsung 4.2 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer
  • Hot- and cold-water rubber hose
  • Hose guide, plastic zip hose tie, wrench, bolt hole covers
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1833 out of 1966)

Features


4.2 cu. ft. capacity

There are 8 wash cycles, 4 spin speeds, and 4 temperature settings to choose from. Use the digital LED controls and indicators to set up and check the status of each load.

VRT™ technology

Keep your house quiet. This patented technology all but eliminates machine noise by keeping even the heaviest loads balanced properly.

Self Clean+ technology

The washer tub frees itself of dirt and bacteria without using harsh chemicals to get the job done. Plus, you’ll receive a convenient reminder to clean the tub every 40 wash cycles.

Diamond drum interior

Treat fabrics gently. The unique interior design reduces wear and tear, so your clothing looks newer for longer.

Smart Care app

Control your washer from anywhere. This app will alert you if there’s a problem, then walk you through any actions needed to solve it. Download for iOS or Android smartphones.

Child lock

Keep kids safe. Turn the child lock on and the buttons won’t respond, so kids won’t be able to use the washer without you.


Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Heavy Duty setting is the best feature

    Posted
    SarahB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Now, I'm only knocking off a star because I can't use the fastest spin cycle on every preset, and because the presets aren't as flexible in terms of temperature and spin speed as I would like. Otherwise, I love this washer because it does everything I need it to do, and can get things done either super quickly or super well. Besides, it sings to me when it turns on or finishes a load, which is really charming. The normal cycles are great if you're in a hurry or if your clothes never really get dirty. "Normal" works well for things like t-shirts and jeans. "Quick wash" is good for washing that last-minute blouse for an event that starts in two hours--you can wash and dry it with plenty of time left over to do your makeup or take a shower. "Bedding" is great because it doesn't tangle up your sheets (though, this won't use the fastest spin cycle). The machine will tailor water usage to the load size without hammering the pipes, and will remain unlockable for about five minutes in case you suddenly realize that you dropped a sock on the way to the laundry room. (Seriously, that's an amazing feature!) However, this machine's greatest strength is the heavy duty cycle. On eco warm, it's not bad on heating costs, and though it takes about 45 mins longer than a normal cycle, it will get almost any dirt out of any material, as long as you're using proper amounts of detergent. With someone in the house working for a precast concrete manufacturer, and another who does a lot of gardening and cleaning, this feature is indispensable. You can put a floor cleaning microfiber pad, work pants covered in concrete dust, and some filthy gardening gloves in a single load, and they'll come out clean and fresh. (Though, just don't expect miracles for permanent stains or natural wear and tear from use.) There's also a lint trap which helps cut down on things like pet hair and loose fiber from your clothing, but you will need to clean it out every so often. Lastly, this machine's fastest spin cycle is 1200 RPM, which is on the higher end--800 RPM being on the lower end. The higher the RPM, the more water it squeezes out of your clothes, and the less time your clothes spend in a dryer. Combined with a dryer that has sensor dry tech (like the matching set to this machine), your energy costs will be much lower than with an old top-load washer and an older dryer without sensor dry. Regardless of your washer choice or budget allocation, make sure you go for the highest spin speed you can afford. Lucky for me, this machine met all the requirements. I would recommend this machine if you: - Work construction, garden a lot, or need something that can launder just about anything - Have an old top-loader and just want to upgrade to something nice and simple without breaking the budget - Have or plan on getting a dryer with sensor dry technology (or if you find that your clothes take forever to dry) Do NOT pick this machine if you need to sanitize or wash things like baby diapers--there's a different model in this machine's generation with that setting. This model has basic settings only. PRO TIP: If you do choose this washer, or any other front loader, make sure that you leave the door wide open after every load to let it dry out. This will prevent mold and mildew buildup, and you won't get that musty smell that a lot of people will complain about with machines like this. The gasket on this machine is really good, so even if you crack it open, there won't be enough airflow to let it dry. Just leave the door open for a day and close it when you remember to later on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Normal For Front Loader; HE Machines are the Devil

    Posted
    Anne

    In general, I am very frustrated by the storm of high efficiency washers. What I really wanted to purchase was an old-fashioned full water top loader with agitator. They got everything clean and spun in 30-40 minutes by using this crazy universal cleansing agent called water. I hang dry most of my clothes so drying time doesn't really matter. I first attempted to purchase one of the old-fashioned top loader units, but soon realized that it was in fact a high efficiency top loader and you can't really get one of the models that actually work anymore. The top loader high efficiency has load balance issues and didn't seem to get my clothes clean no matter what settings I tried or how I loaded the thing. So I returned that unit and opted for a front loader instead, which deal with imbalanced loads much better (with gravity). I settled on this Samsung because I didn't need any fancy features but I did want a self-clean cycle with a washer that has an on-board heater to get the water actually steaming hot. I have never used a non-commercial front loader before, but I would imagine this one functions about the same as any other. The normal cycle with a normal soil level takes 60 minutes, which is twice as long as a regular washer. That cycle does not clean my clothes. I must use the normal setting with heavy soil plus an extra rinse to get a load of clothes actually clean and without residual detergent. This cycle takes an hour and 42 minutes. I hang my clothes to dry, so the total time to get a load of laundry done nearly quadrupled for me. Again, this isn't a specific gripe against this front loader, but against high efficiency machines in general. I haven't had any vibration or noise issues with the washer so far after 2 or 3 weeks. It definitely cleans better the more I stuff it, so I can never really do a small load of laundry, again as a general problem with high efficiency machines. I use laundry pods because it drives me crazy to have detergent drips around my machines and I don't want to have to clean up my cleaning machines. I don't want to add chores to my chores. I just toss the packs into the drum with the laundry. This seems to work fine with the machine. You cannot change the side that the door opens from, but you can with the matching dryer. This creates an awkward space for me because of where my hookups are in my basement, but it's definitely not worth spending a lot extra for a model with that feature; I deal with the inconvenience. I guess if you are forced to buy a high efficiency, which it seems like we are these days, I would go front loader because they seem to work better than the HE top loaders. If you have to buy an HE front loader, this is as good a model as any. I will be happy if these units last 10 years, although I would have expected the old-fashioned kind to last me 15 years. If they fail at less than 10 years, my rage will know no bounds. These HE things cost more, last 1/3 of the time, don't clean as well, and run 3 times as long for one cycle as the old kind. Why can't washers be like cars, where I don't have to buy an electric car unless I want to. But who cares how well it cleans or how long it takes, because it sings to you when the cycle is finished.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice little machine

    Posted
    clairvoyant
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Just bought this washer in-store about a week ago. It was installed by the Geek-Squad on Friday, February 2, 2018. I think I’ve washed about everything in my house that can be washed in a clothes washer. I’ve experimented with liquid detergent and Tide Pods. Used the bleach dispenser, and fabric softener dispenser. All works as expected. Clothes are getting very clean, slightly better than the front load Bosch washer this Samsung replaced, but it seems like it is gentler on the fabric than the old Bosch. Spin cycle is very quiet but extracts enough water to leave the washed items remarkably dry which, of course, saves time in the dryer and electricity costs. I am on well water, so I tend to want to be frugal with water usage, so front loaders are my choice. I am determined to be diligent about cleaning/drying out the rubber gasket and leaving the door open between wash sessions to prevent mold/mildew from occurring. It is not any real hassle to do these things, so it should be no problem to keep it up. This model has a little door at the bottom left of the machine that has a filter in it that needs to be cleaned out, they say, about once a month or so. Although I just got my new machine and figured the filter didn’t actually need cleaning, I decided to try cleaning it just to familiarize myself with the process. It was pretty easy. I didn’t spend the money on a silly pedestal, so the little door is right down next to the floor. A bit of a hassle to get to, but not horribly so. I got a little bowl out and as directed, pulled the little rubber tube out of its holder, twisted and gently pulled the little cap out and let the water drain into the bowl. It was exactly 3 cups of water. I then replaced the cap and secured the little rubber tube back in its holder and then unscrewed the filter and pulled it out. Nothing in it, but it was good practice. I reinserted it, and screwed it back gently but tightly. I then ran a wash. A tiny bit of liquid drained out onto the floor directly under the filter door. I dried it up, and a little more came out. I dried that, and still a bit more came out. After that, no more drained out. I made sure everything was secure: tube cap and filter. It must have been some little pool of water sitting somewhere that trickled out when I put the filter back in. At any rate, it turned out NOT to be a real leak, which was a good thing. I’ve included a shot of the filter area. I wanted to include two shots as they say they allow, but the second would not upload, even though the size of the shots did not exceed the allowed amount. Oh well. At least you can see what the the filter area looks like when the door is opened. I will periodically check back and update this review to share more information, but at this point, I would say that this is a nice little machine and would recommend it to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than I Expected

    Posted
    mropey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After talking with a washing machine repair man, I did not have high hopes for ANY water efficient washing machine, but my old one was dying quickly, so I figured a new one would be at least as good as my old, and hopefully, a bit better. While it still amazes me how little water is being used to wash my clothes, I have to admit, this machine does a really great job. I have washed my white, Ikea furniture slipcovers and my lightweight king-size down comforter in this machine and it did a great job. It's a good cleaning machine. It cannot work miracles. Some of the paw prints were still on the slipcovers, although faint, as was the case with the comforter. But, considering that my old machine used to jam up and stop with either of those items, it's a great thing to have a washer here at home that will handle big, heavy loads. I used to have to take those items to the laundromat. I used to use my old machine on one setting. Everything was washed in Normal. And I figured this one would be used the same way. However, once I spun the knob to the different cycles, and could see that amount of time change, the temperature change and even the speed of the spin cycle change, it became clear that these different modes made sense, and were super easy to use. All of this cleaning and efficiency comes at a price though. Time. Using the "Heavy Duty" or "Bedding" settings will automatically pop the time up to an hour and a half, and "Normal" will consume close to an hour. It should be noted though, with the rate at which this machine spins the clothes, the drying time is sometimes cut in half of normal. (I bought the matching dryer, which is great too). I am really quite tickled, and happy, with this washer and its partner dryer. The only thing I wish is that the coordinating pedestals were not so ridiculously expensive. Being 6'3" I have to get on my knees to peel the spun clothes off the washing machine drum, so it would be nice to have them sit that extra 14" higher up. But when I think about paying as much as I did for each one of these machines, for two boxes with drawers, it's very hard to justify such and outrageous expense. Regardless, I am quite happy with this washing machine. For the way I use it, I would have a hard time justifying a more expensive one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first front-loaders

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

    This is my first front-loading machine, and I chose Samsung because they are highly rated by both Consumer Reports (this particular model didn't rate highest, but still faired better than the standard brands like Kenmore) and by customers who have posted ratings online. I bought the washer and dryer, and I splurged on the storage bins that raise them up (although I DO NOT recommend the storage, there isn't anything that I use that actually fits under them - complete waste of money). Washer Pros: -Musical start/stop (cheeky, but it's cute) -Quieter than I expected -Power button, Start button -Amazingly brilliant with fabric softener (clothes smell better than with the downy ball) -Allows for powdered detergent, recommends liquid -Ease of controls and understanding how to make changes -Water temp options -Easily add an additional spin or rinse cycle -My clothes smell clean -Ability to turn off the musical sounds the unit makes Washer Cons: -YOU MUST let the washer dry after use, before you close the door or it will mildew (I have been washing towels last and wiping up an extra water before dropping them into the dryer) -WAY bigger than expected, don't fit into my standard laundry closet -Storage bins hold nothing practical under the washer -heavily soiled whites didn't get as clean as I'd like in one wash cycle -End of cycle song is a little longer than I need it to be (but silencing the music is easy) Overall, I am not completely sold on front-load washers being more efficient or better in any way except my clothes smell so much better. I do like these, and if I have any experiences of note, I'll update my rating. Best Buy usually has a killer sale on these (I paid $599, then they had them on sale for $579), and I got a price match on a competitor price - which is why I really love Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful Squeaking Noise / Horrible Cust Service

    Posted
    Reality7Has7Set7In

    I got the washer and dryer and the first week they worked great. However, around day 12 the washer developed an annoying squeaking noise at the beginning of a spin cycle. It was annoying but I didn't think it was horrible enough to really concern myself over. I also noticed that it would squeak really bad if you wiggled the washer even though it had no movement and was completely level. A few days later the washer's sound worsened and it is now squeaking and the drum inside seems to shake. By day 14 I'd had enough and called Best Buy about exchanging the washer. After a brief hold I talked to the representative and was told the washer could be exchanged. This is where I became completely dissatisfied with Best Buy's customer service. I was told the earliest I would be able to get a replacement is A MONTH LATER due to it being on back order. They laughingly ask me if September 6th is a good day from 8-12 like I am supposed to predict the future a month in advance??? I asked them what I'm supposed to do for a month keep using it until it breaks? "Yeah, sure, just keep using it." I was told, like it's no big deal. Maybe not to them because they don't have to deal with it, I do. I went on their website and searched for this model washer and I can pickup the unit within 3 days???? So it's on back-order for a replacement a whole month, but I can go and buy it from the store today??? At this point I am just hoping my floors don't get damaged by the washers shaking and I will have to limit the use to day hours so I don't wake up my kids at night. Yes it is that loud even with the laundry door shut.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dont Buy Samsung Appliances

    Posted
    Costconciousdad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had to replace two washers under Samsung's washer recall. I also had to replace two Samsung microwaves on which they stiffed me on but that's another issue. Finally bout an Lg and its been perfect for years now. Back to the washers. The second washer I purchased stopped working after about six months of ownership. I knew nothing about recall but after calling Samsung I chose the replace option over fixing as I did not want a faulty machine. This process took an incredibly long time to be reimbursed for. They say 4 to 6 weeks it was over two months. This is their way of deincentivizing you to do this option. So low and behold my first washer bought about a year earlier starts to act up as well. Again I prefer the replacement option. I get the new brand new unit in my rental property thinking now I can rest easy theirs a better unit in place. Not so lucky. After owning for only one month the unit begins leaking water bad. Frustrated but not having any options I call Samsung. They come and replace some sort of seal and tell us all is well in the world.Fast forward a week or two now the washer is leaking even worse than before and making some sort of noises. Call them back tech comes back out and says its physical damage. Mind you the new issues werent present until the last tech supposedly fixed the prior issue. Called to get another tech for second opinion and they scheduled same tech who first lied and said he came back out and then just flat out refused because he had already been. These guys are third party so they want tho get paid pretty much not there for your benefit. We are now scheduled for Tuesday 12/19 to see if a new tech will actually show up and say what needs to be said which is this machine needs to be covered under warranty. I've never had on manufacturer have so many issues with multiple products and refuse to stand by them. I've even discussed among friends and Samsung makes a good TV but dont buy appliances and dont expect customer advocates either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great front loader for small-medium sized family

    Posted
    Maree
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I gave this washing machine a four star rating because I have been using it for only a month and a half. I have only used top loaders. Concern regarding spin cycle activity made me reluctant to purchase anything. After using front loaders at the laundromat, talking to people and reading reviews, I took a chance and purchased my first front loader. I chose this machine and decided to purchase the Geek squad warranty hoping I will not need to use it but have it if necessary. Reading the user's manual is key because it details all concerns. I sat through the entire cycle during the first wash with this machine. Before the water enters the machine, the drum rotates slowly forward then backward to gauge the weight of the contents of the drum. Then the wash cycle starts and water/soap enters the drum basin. Only enough water is sent into the drum to saturate the clothes sufficiently to clean them but not to fill the basin. There isn't any sloshing or whooshing of water. Hence, if you need to stop the cycle for any reason, you can UNLESS the cycle is using HOT water. Then the door will not unlock. During spin activity, the machine starts with a slow spin to balance the clothes. If there is an indication that it will start to vibrate, it will slow and continue to spin again slowly for a few minutes more. It will not increase speed until the clothes are evenly distributed. Once evenly distributed, the spin rotation will increase to a full spin to the end of the cycle. The clothes are clean and wet with no excess water left in the machine at the completion of the wash. I wipe the glass after every wash to keep it looking new. I also wipe the inside of the gasket to free it from any remaining droplets of water from the cycle. I leave the door open to prevent mold or mildew. I would recommend this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend






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