For large households where laundry can easily pile up in a few days, this Samsung washer is a very attractive option. It has a huge tub and short washing times that will save you plenty of time in this task. It also has an additional small door that can be used to add more items, even if the washer is already running.
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Pro Washes all your laundry with a reduced amount of cycles
The 5.0 cubic f. capacity is large enough for 2-3 laundry baskets, which is useful for reducing the number of wash cycles you need for all your family. It’s also good washing large items such as bed sheets, blankets, and comforters.
Pro You can add more items during the wash cycle
This machine’s most unique feature is that Samsung included a smaller second door with the main door, so you can add forgotten items even when the machine is already running. Obviously, you’ll need to briefly pause the wash cycle before doing so.
Pro Saves time
Not only can it wash a large amount of laundry, it can also do it very quickly. Thanks to a feature called Super Speed, a normal cycle takes only 30 minutes. For tough stains, there’s a heavy duty cycle which is also rather quick, at 100 minutes.
Pro One-year general warranty
It has a one year warranty that fully covers the parts and labor if anything goes wrong with the machine.
Pro Ten year warranty for the motor
The motor has a ten-year warranty which covers the cost of replacing the part, but not the labor costs.
Pro Has a self-cleaning cycle to keep the machine dirt-free and fresh
The washer has a special cycle that cleans itself of dirt and bacteria build-up. It also automatically reminds you to run it after every 40 cycles.
Pro Can be upgraded to have Wi-Fi features
It’s possible to add Wi-Fi capabilities by buying an optional Wi-Fi module called Smart Home Adapter.
Pro Plenty of customization
This washing machine lets you adjust the temperature, soil level and spinning speed to five different levels. You can store your favorite mode as a custom cycle.
Pro Cycles for all your needs
This machine has a total of 14 cycles to choose from, ranging from widely used cycles, like normal wash, delicates, and heavy duty, to steam-related cycles and specialized cycles for sportswear and wool.
Pro Easy-to-read display
The display is very bright and easy to understand, with clear indications on what modes have been selected.
Pro Two different color versions are available
You can buy it in either a premium black metallic finish or a simple white color. The white variation is typically cheaper.
Pro Deep cleaning using steam cycles
This machine is equipped with steam cycles that help loosen very stubborn stains. The washer also features a sanitize cycle which is effective at killing bacteria and removing unwanted odors.
Pro Can wring out excess water
If you want, you can add extra spinning time to get as much excess water out as possible to reduce the need for extended dryer time.
Con The tub only comes with a three-year warranty
While most manufacturers provide five or ten-year warranties for the tub, Samsung offers only 3 years. This may not be enough unless the tub has a serious and immediate defect.
Con The companion app is basic and glitchy
Even though this machine comes with a companion app, it’s not a very advanced one. It has a troubleshooting feature that can help resolve potential problems, allows you to activate a washing cycle, and monitors the estimated time remaining. Additionally, a lot of users have complained that the app is very buggy.
Con Rougher on clothes than other machines
While it cleans really fast, it’s a bit tougher on materials, which may be a concern for clothes that are very easily damaged.
Con The door needs regular cleaning
Because of some design-related flaws, the small door can build up a smell over time. It’s a good idea to clean it from time to time and also leave it open when the machine is not in use.