Samsung - Activewash 5.4 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer with Steam - White

Samsung's Activewash™ Top Load Steam Washer with 5.4 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 Steam Wash uses the power of steam to help remove stains.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    42.4 inches
  • Product Width
    27 inches
  • Product Depth
    29.3 inches
  • Capacity
    5.4 cubic feet
  • High-Efficiency
  • Steam Function
  • Vibration Reduction
  • Washer Load Type
    Top load
  • Color Finish
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  • Samsung Activewash 5.4 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer with Steam

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (346 out of 371)



Built-in sink for pretreatment.

5.4 cu. ft. capacity

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

Steam wash

Uses the power of steam to remove stains without pretreatment.

Wi-Fi connectivity

Remotely monitor remaining cycle time, receive alerts when the cycle is complete, and schedule cycles.

Smart Care

Troubleshoot straight from your smartphone.

12 preset wash cycles

Cover almost any cleaning need for your active family.

VRT Plus™ technology

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

Self clean

Keeps your laundry drum fresh and odor-free.

Integrated controls

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

Diamond Drum design

Extends clothing life by treating fabrics gently.

EZ Drawer dispenser

Conveniently placed detergent drawer with ball bearing glides.

800 RPM Maximum Spin Speed

Extract more water to reduce drying time.

Stainless steel pulsator

Prevents rusting and staining to make the washer last longer.

Free delivery on appliance orders $399 and up

Installation is included with delivery when you also purchase the required parts. If required parts are not purchased, delivery will not include installation.

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't hesitate , buy!


    Let's start off by mentioning that whenever I make a purchase, I read EVERYONES review. With that being said, there will always be positive and negative reviews on products. Here is my honest review. I have always gone to a laundry mat to wash . So When me and my husband bought the washer with the matching dryer over a month ago I was super excited. I work in an office and usually my clothes isn't really that dirty, but I love makeup, so i have what i call a "makeup towel" where i usually wipe excess (foundation)makeup on , so it gets dirty real quick. My husband on the other hand works in a gasket company working with metal, oil, ect. So his work clothes is usually extremely dirty. **Review** *The machine exterior is sleek and beautiful. *Both washer and dryer have a nice jingle when the load is done. *They are BOTH very quiet, compared to the machines I have been around in. I read some ppl complain about the noise, but to be honest it's a machine, it's never gonna be extremely quiet. But it's not noisy by all means. I'd give it a 2 out of 10 , ten being extremely noisy. *The washer is HUGE, very deep as well. I am 5'8 my husband is 5'11 and we still have to get on our tip toes to reach the bottom . We don't mind tho because we know that just means more clothes can fit. * *You have to be very careful with the soap tray. If you forget to close it up and you bring down the lid , you have a big chance of breaking it. * the lid is a soft close with I LOVE! * The built in sink comes in handy! For small stains to scrub out. *Timing: depends on what cycle , I do think some are a bit too long, but the quick cycle is fast but just as efficient. Like I said I have always washed at the laundry mat so those are usually self time at a maximum of 45 mins. These can take up to an 1:20mins depending on your settings. *Read the manual, become familiar with the product. *My electric bill and water bill didn't even make a dent . It probably went up like 7 bucks on each bills. The machines automatically have settings for you depending on what cycle you choose. Some you can amend some you can't. I do NOT like washing on the "normal " cycle. The reason is because I feel like it doesn't wash well due to the "eco warm". When I first got the washer I washed my husband work jeans that are heavily soiled with oil and dirty. And the "Normal" cycle did not clean them well. So, I gave it another shot with my "makeup towel" and like the work pants , it didn't take off any of the stains or dirt. I LOVE the "heavy duty" cycle! This cycle doesn't use much water either but , this cycle works! My husband's pants were completely clean. Not one stain!!! My makeup towel didn't have any signs of foundation or eyeshadow. The built in sink actually helps clean small stains, I have tried it about 5x on my makeup towel. I think it comes in handy for ladies who have period accidents.This might be TMI but it's an honest review for the consumers, As a women we have all had to throw away at some point a good pair of panties due to our periods. The built in sink is perfect to quickly help lift off any stains and then dump it into a quick wash ! Bedding : I have a cat and dog and with the washer it cleans my beddings where there are no signs of pet hair. Both machines efficiency clean and dry big bulks. But it doesn't mean you should over stuff it. The Dryer: I love it. I typically do normal or bedding but it works perfectly. If the dryer senses any time of moisture it will add minutes, which I personally like. Beats having wet clothes when u think they are dry. Right? I would recommend buying this. I personally have used these machines for about a month and a half, and I have no complaints. P.s. I took too long to add pictures, but everyone who has seen it says they are real nice , esspecially the color!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Steam really works!

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am one of the consumers that was part of Samsung voluntary recall. I owned a Samsung Activewash 5.2 Cu Ft Washer without steam previously. Then I received notice that my less than 1yr old washer was part of the latest Samsung recall. I never had a problem with my washer but I adhered to the recall guidelines and opted to stay with Samsung. I did however upgrade to the larger 5.4 Cu Ft with steam washing machine. I've always heard that steam cycles deep clean clothes and since I was staying with the brand, I'd go for the Steam washer. I am so glad that I did. I had some T-shirts that had a slight mildew smell when I sweat heavily that I could never get rid of. This started when I had a front load washer that would never fully dry out inside. But that's another story. I tried the vinegar remedy which didn't work for me. I smelled a hint of vinegar on these shirts and just gave up the remedy search. I retired these shirts to "work around the house gear". Won't get drenched in sweat and won't have to throw them out. So when I installed the new Steam washer, I really wanted to use the cycle on these shirts. Over 2hrs for the Steam cycle! But, my T-shirts are finally rid of the mildew smell. Yes it was a long cycle but my shirts are mildew smell free and that's all I can say. The long wash hasn't damaged any of my clothes and even tried it on my work uniforms with excellent results. Now I know first hand that this Steam cycle really works!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Tears Clothes


    We were excited about the new washer and enjoyed it for the most part at first. The only issue we had in the beginning was that our towels were taking longer to dry. We assumed that we just needed to find the optimum wash cycle. After about 6 weeks i noticed that a couple of my shirts started getting tiny holes in the seams. i just assumed it was normal wear and tear of the shirts. Then a few more weeks pass and more shirts are getting more holes and we notice our towels and bed sheets are starting to fray. My wife has said it is taking 3 hours for a normal load of towels to dry. I have verified that during a towel drying cycle the lint filter has to be cleaned multiple times because it is getting saturated with lint. This is due to the washer being too rough on the towels. I cleaned out the entire dryer duct system just to make sure it wasn't a dryer issue. Our previous washer which was a front load did not do this. After 3 months of trying various washing and spin cycles we are still having these issues and are stuck with ruined clothes, towels and bed sheets along with a $800 washer bill. We have talked to 3 different people at Best Buy and they could not care less. Their response was "we should have notified them sooner of any problems." However, these issues are not immediately obvious and occur over time. Our next attempt for a remedy is to contact Samsung. It is possible we got a lemon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set!


    My husband and I finally wore out the old washer and dryer set we bought on Craigslist three years ago for $100. We did a lot of research into what we wanted from our washer and dryer, before finally settling on this pair. There were some negative reviews but overall they had everything we wanted. After a couple of months of use, I still love them! My clothes are clean but my water bill is lower. Hubs and I are both very tall, at least 6ft, so we don’t think the washer basin is too deep. They are quiet and both sing a little song when their cycles are finished, as well as when you turn them on and off. The dryer gets so much lint off my clothes! The self clean function on the washer is great as well to help prevent odors. Not a single issue with wobbling or off balance loads, either. The washer senses how much clothing is in it for the amount of water needed, and the dryer senses how wet the clothes are and shuts off when they are perfectly dry. I’ve washed my tactical nylon work pants as well as my newborn baby’s clothes, and each time I have zero issue with the quality of wash or dry. No snagging my delicates either! I highly recommend this set!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Washes well and oh so stylish!

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was skeptical about purchasing the new non-agitator models of washers as I had experience with an LG that didn't use enough water and didn't clean well. But all the agitator types were low-end and only came in white. So after reading the reviews I took the chance and bought the Samsung pair. We have had them several weeks now and I must say I am pleasantly surprised that I don't have the former issues. I have washed several loads on different settings and they all have cleaned well. I just washed a white coverlet on the bedding cycle. It had an area with newsprint ink where I had left a newspaper and books on it for several days and a couple of yellow spots elsewhere. Washed it with just detergent, no bleach, and it came out perfectly clean. The dryer works well too. And the black stainless finish looks very stylish in my laundry room. The only issue I have is just getting used to the sink in the top. It would be nice to have it removable when not using. I would like to be able to see the operation of the washer and the detergent/ water levels used. So far I haven't used it as a sink, just tried it out with filling with water. I think I will use it occasionally in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Replacing an 14 year old machine

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This was purchased to replace my 14yr old whirlpool that finally gave out and I have to say, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the features. It has a lot and I haven't fully figured out all the options yet. The bin is HUGE... I can throw like 2 or 3 baskets of clothes in there whereas my old one would really only do 1 basket at a time. My favorite feature is being able to connect this washer to my wifi and have it send me notifications! My only con is that once the washer starts its cycle, I cannot open the lid and watch the clothes swish around because there is an automatic lock. As a kid I loved watching the clothes get tossed and thrown around in the washer... I still love doing that today, but I can't seem to do that anymore with this new one...bummer. Plus I just want to check my clothes from time to time! This washer is super quiet... I can hear some mechanical noises but they're so subtle -- I guess I'm used to my old washer which sounded like a large elephant stomping around in my laundry room. Overall it seems to be a good washer... it has more features than I know what to do with and it looks pretty slick -- sort of gun-metal finish. Only time will tell if this thing will last as long as my previous washer. RIP Bessie - You dun' well ole girl!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could have been great

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I really like the installed sink for pretreating and soaking, but this washer has two significant flaws that make me wish I purchased a different washer. The first flaw is that this washer struggles with large items like blankets. It will repearedly go off balance then refill with water to try to rebalance and then during the alin part of the cycle go off balance, it will repeat this until it no longer is off balance during the spin cycle. However this can take many attempts which means hours and lots and lots of water. I almost always have to go up, manually reshuffle the wet linens and hope that it works. The other major flaw is its smart features. They only are active if you press the button on the machine to activate them everytime you do a load. Also the samsung smart things server is very erratic to the point that I dont use this feature often, better to get the cheaper non smart version, and one that can do blankets.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We have been using the unit for about a month and everything has worked as expected. The only issue I have has was with the leveling. I thought it was "good enough" when I installed it but found out after a few loads would not spin correctly. The issue was mine, not the washer because I forgot to do the calibration step. Once I went back and made a minor adjustment using the technique outlined in the manual and ran the calibration step everything worked fine. My install is in an older house on the second floor where the floor could use a bit of stiffening. We haven't had any noise of bouncing issues. Laundry seems as clean or cleaner as it was with our older Samsung front loader in much less time. I also use the Samsung app with great success. I only use it to tell me when the load is complete so I haven't run into any of the issues I have read about on line. Overall great washer that Best Buy had on a super sale so we are very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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