(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Warm water setting delivers cold water
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
Doesn't distribute bleach
No warm water cycle
I've only had my washer for two months, so I can't comment on the reliability of the product. But I'd like to caution anyone thinking about purchasing the Samsung WF210 that when you select the warm water cycle, it doesn't use warm water; it uses cold water.<br /><br />I checked my hose connections -- nothing wrong there; when I select cold I get a cold wash, and when I select hot I get a hot wash (well, kinda hot). Prior to turning on the washer, I also run the water in the sink next to the washer until it gets hot. The water in my water heater, which is also next to the washer, is set at 145 degrees (ripping hot), so I know that's not the problem. But whenever I check the water temperature of a wash for which I've selected warm, it's always cold. So now, if I want an actual warm water wash, I have to add hot water to the tub during the cycle.<br /><br />I've since read other sites where others have noticed this problem, and one said that Samsung intentionally set the hot water usage low in order receive an energy star rating. Whether there is any truth to this, I cannot say.<br /><br />To those who have given this product such high ratings, I'd be curious to know if you have checked to see whether it actually uses warm water when you select the warm water cycle. I have to take a star off, because I thought I was paying for a washer that gave me a hot, cold AND warm option.<br /><br />Another problem that I had was with the bleach dispenser. I put a diluted mixture of bleach into the dispenser and washed a load of colored towels. I know that you're not supposed to use chlorine bleach on towels, but I like the clean smell and don't mind them being slightly faded. What I DO mind is spots! With my previous top-loader, I'd add the bleach to the tub and let it start to agitate before adding the towels, but you can't do that with a front loader. I thought that it would dilute the bleach even further before adding it to the wash, but I was sadly wrong. So now, a brand new set of towels is spotted. My solution is to add the bleach to a gallon of water and add that to the wash during the cycle.<br /><br />Other than these two problems, I think that this is a good washer. My clothes come out pretty clean and they don't get beat up or tangled. But for the steps that I have to go through in order to get a warm wash or to use bleach, perhaps I should have stuck with my old-fashion top loader!<br /><br />I hope this helps you.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.