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Samsung DMT300RF[W]
 
Approximate retail price:
$500
Summary: This Samsung conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A self-cleaning filter.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • No hidden controls.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Samsung DMT300RF[W]

The Samsung DMT300RF[W] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the DMT300RF[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
Features & Specs - Samsung DMT300RF[W]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter Yes
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung DMT300RF[W]
User Reviews
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3.0
Could be worse
7/10/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Value For Features
Cons
Buttons Too Easy To Push
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Quick Wash
Comment:
Owned since 2010.Hasn't been repaired but never really cleaned well. Used daily. Rollers fall off occasionally. Sensitive electronics and controls easily pushed in error. Quick wash only economical cycle with no heated drying. Unit must be perfectly square and level horizontally and vertically or water level sensors will shut off machine. Not great but better than very expensive Whirlpool it replaced. Price/value best virtue. Very qualified recommends to a friend
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Disappointment
4/17/2014
Pros
Cons
Loud
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
When it was first installed the control board failed. It took 3 visits from the repairman to get it working. After it started working the motor began to make a really loud noise which has been ongoing ever since. Now it gets an error where the heavy and quick lights flash. A sensor was replaced to fix it but it still continues to get the error. The repair person said the control board should be replaced next. At this point I am buying a new dishwasher and it will not be a Samsung.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
A Disaster
3/22/2014
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I didn't do much research before I bought the Samsung DMT300. We run our dishwasher about 10 times a week, and it simply doesn't get dishes clean.<br /><br />Plastic parts began to fall off immediately; two of three rotors have simply dropped off.<br /><br />The soap door stopped opening within weeks of installation.<br /><br />It struggles to drain, and sometimes to fill. <br /><br />The design of the trays allows any dish or utensil protrusion to stop the rotors. <br /><br />Electronic faults of various kinds shut the machine down constantly.<br /><br />We're not going to waste any more time and money on repairs: this one's heading for the junk yard.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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