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Samsung - Activewash 5.2 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel

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Samsung's Activewash™ Top Load Washer with 5.2 cu. ft. capacity allows for larger loads so you can spend less time doing laundry. The built-in sink lets you pretreat and presoak your clothes with ease, while Super Speed technology lets you power through laundry day faster without sacrificing cleaning performance. With Vibration Reduction Technology, wash loads stay balanced and quiet even at high speeds.

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    Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel
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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      42.4 inches
    • Product Width
      27 inches
    • Product Depth
      29.3 inches
    • Capacity
      5.2 cubic feet
    • High-Efficiency
    • Steam Function
    • Vibration Reduction
    • Washer Load Type
      Top load
    • Color Finish
      Black stainless steel
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    What's Included

    • Samsung Activewash 5.2 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer
    • Hose guide
    • Plastic zip hose tie
    • Water intake cap
    • User manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (567 out of 611)



    Built-in sink for pretreatment.

    Super speed

    Wash a full load in as little as 36 minutes.

    VRT Plus™ Technology

    Reduces noise to an incredibly low level. Its innovative tub design balances heavy loads quietly and with ease.

    Smart care

    Troubleshoot straight from your smartphone.

    5.2 cu. ft. capacity

    Fewer washes, less time in the laundry room, and more time for you.

    12 preset wash cycles

    Cover almost any cleaning need for your active family.

    9 options

    Add the best option to your Wash Cycle to get more out of each load.

    Self clean

    Keeps your laundry drum fresh and odor-free.

    Integrated controls

    Stunningly sleek contemporary design for the perfect blend of form and function.


    Distinctive Ice Blue LED Display.

    EZ Drawer dispenser

    Conveniently placed detergent drawer with ball bearing glides.

    800 RPM maximum spin speed

    Extract more water to reduce drying time.

    Diamond Drum design

    Extends clothing life by treating fabrics gently.

    Direct drive motor

    Works without belts or gears, making the washer quieter and more durable.

    Stainless steel pulsator

    Prevents rusting and staining to make the washer last longer.

    Requires fill hose (not included) for standard hook-up upon delivery.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 611 reviews

    would recommend to a friend



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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Washer has major issues & buyer beware!!!

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

      Bought this washer in June of 2017. Bought the matching dryer as well. Washing machine's basic functions work ok. Has MAJOR issue with going unbalanced and producing a unbalanced error. This is been happening since day one. It especially happen when you use the " bedding function". Just does not work. We can put one comforter in or blanket that fills up the drum by 1/4 and by no means is overfilling the drum. You start the load and it will start this sequence of stopping with an error, refilling, and starting again. It goes on for hours. We have noticed a significant increase in water bill. I contacted Samsung the day before my warranty expires begging for help. They initially told me the manufacture date said the warranty indicated it has expired. I produced a receipt to prove I was still under warranty and they agree to come fix. First company that came out said that all was normal with washer and it was basically a piece of junk and will likely a piece of junk. He did some adjustments prior to leaving. A day later it came again. I called to complain. They told me it was now OUT of warranty. I pushed and they agreed to send somebody else out as a " one time" accomodation., The new company came out- told me the same thing. It's a known issue- just going to keep happening and it's a design flaw with this top load washed. He replace the dampers in a last ditch effort but is still happening. I called Samsung back and asked for executive customer care. They lady I eventually got to was reading from a script. She basically said it's now out of warranty. We are stuck with a very expensive washer that does not work as advertised. We bought this washer for it's bedding function. Samsung does not stand behind their products. We will NEVER buy another Samsung product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Purchase Ever

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This was the first big appliance purchase I have ever made and I am 100% satisfied. I purchased both washer and drier in on sale and am very impressed. I had read a lot of comments and was a little concerned about the wash tube addition and the deep drum. Let me first wipe away your fears and tell you I am 5' 6" and I do not find the depth of the drum that bad. I may have to get on my tiptoes for that last sock but honestly, it is worth it! I love the space and how many dirty things I can wash at once!!!!! It is such wonderful feeling to be able to wash so many things!!! Oh to be an adult. The wash tub. I have used it a few times since I got my washer. It is something to get used to because you are not used to reaching into your washer and having to watch where your head goes. Honestly, it is not that bad. I like the wash tub feature because I am able to rinse out my fabric softner cup. I highly suggest this washer. It is amazing in every way! I just still can't get over the fact I can wash so many things in there at once. My old washer could not even wash a King comforter. Seriously upgrade your washer to this one. You do not even have to select a load size anymore! How great is that? It senses how much wash is in there and how much water is needed to wash those items.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I switched back from a front loader because I wanted a larger capacity. I joke that not only can I easily wash a queen-size comforter, but I might just be able to fit the mattress in there, too! The water level rises as needed, so it fills depending on how much you have in the washer. Reviewers mentioned the tub is deep and it's hard to reach the bottom. I'm 5'3" and yes, I have to stretch a little to reach that last sock. If you want a big wash basin, then that's the price you pay. It doesn't take away from my rating at all. Oddly enough, the washer itself doesn't look big until you open it and look/reach in. Both units look average in size on the outside. I don't think it's a super quiet machine, but that also doesn't bother me. My clothes seem much cleaner than when I had the front loader, and there is no soap residue. The set looks really nice. I absolutely love the black. I haven't used the soaking sink yet, so I can't comment on that. I've used the washer dozens of times and haven't had a single issue. I was worried about purchasing this brand, as well. I'm totally over that. I love this washer and highly recommend it. ZERO complaints.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Too Deep, Doesn't remove hair


      We had a top loader Cabrio set prior for 12 years and LOVED it. We have many Samsung appliances and gadgets with NO disappointments---til now. Washer: WAY too deep. I'm 5'6 and blessed with some nice 'cups', but these stop me from being able to reach the bottom of the tub. I have to stand on my toes on a step stool. I don't even put it away. We have a dog. It doesn't matter what speed or setting I put it on (washer and dryer), the hair is somehow still on my clothes, only it looks like its crimped hair now. This is the biggest frustration. Even in the steam or heavy duty settings, hair is covered on my clothes. It just doesn't seem like the lint trap is collecting as much as it should be. Steam setting---its over 2 hours if you choose this. If you want to use the wrinkle release with the steam, make sure its not full. I put our sheets and throw blanket (not comforter--the one in between) in the dryer to try to deshed them and used the refresh with steam. It was wet in one section and still all the hair was on there. It just bites I'm stuck with never being able to reach the bottom of the washer!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Do Not Buy


      We bought this washer 13months ago and I’ve had so many problems with it already. I have an open case with them for 6 months now and nothing has been resolved. The clothes comes out smelly at times, as soon as you fill the fabric softener compartment it often just poors into the clothes, and if you’re washing bed sheets 9 out if 10 times the washer will become unbalanced which is a huge waste of water and electricity, not to mention a waste of time. I complained many times and their “customer service” is horrible. They’re not rude but they’re not helpful it anyway unless you’re willing to pay for a technician to come to your home. Doesn’t matter if it’s still covered under the warranty you still have to pay. Which I did not. Unfortunately Best Buy will not do anything for you either even when their technicians are the ones that installed it. When it breaks down Samsung will make you order the part from a third party (J&J international) that has horrible customer service. I will never buy a Samsung appliance again. Don’t be fooled by the “cool” and “fancy” appearance.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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

      I loooove this washing machine. First we purchased simply because of the built in sink since we don’t have a sink area on our laundry room. But I’ve fell in love with it for so many reasons. It’s silent, it leaves the clothes super clean (we have a really messy 2yr old), it’s gentle on delicates and it can fit TONS of stuff! We’ve reduced our weekly loads from 8-9 to 4!! It has many many settings for everything under the sun but it’s very user friendly. We simply love it and it’s perfect for our family of 5! PS We wanted to splurge on this machine so we paired it with a more affordable gas dryer from the same brand that has similar features to it’s matching dryer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Decision

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

      We reviewed many washers and dryers before we ultimately purchased this model. We wanted something with large capacity for our large family, and this sure delivered on that - but it has worked efficiently for smaller quick loads as well. Shorter people in our family have to work extra hard to reach to the bottom, but that's usually doable. We have loved the clean quality of our clothes, towels, and bedding in the time we've owned this. And it takes so little effort to get going - a few buttons and you're on your way. The variety of ways you can handle your laundry is impressive - methods I never knew could exist. And best of all, it's quiet. Of course there is some noise (it's a machine after all) but it is minimal. Once we close our laundry room door we barely hear it. This is a great buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The first couple months this washer was amazing. Quiet, cleaned well. No issues. About month 2 We would have a small load of normal clothes in it and it would constantly say off balance. We do not wash overly large loads, the biggest thing we wash is our comforter. Its started to shake when spinning, make more noise and "vibrate" it seems like a barring is off? Im not sure but its horrible. We bought the matching dryer which is now having issues as well. We had out old machines for YEARS, they held up amazing and the only reason we got rid of them is because we moved into a new home and wanted something that matched better color wise. What a mistake! These machines are GARBAGE. Ill be writing a review on the dryer as well in hopes of warning other people.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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