What's this? This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
$938.99 - $1,199.00
Summary:This Samsung Front-loader washing machine has • Auto detergent dispenser • Auto fabric softener dispenser • End of cycle signal • Rotary dial • Push button • Stainless-steel tub • Stackable • Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent. • Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The Samsung WF405ATPA[WR] is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine
models like the WF405ATPA[WR] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand
Over the past three years, Samsung has introduced a full line of laundry products, with prices ranging from $800 to $1,600. The brand is known for its use of silver for cleaning and Vibration Reduction Technology in its top-line washers. Samsung has added a steam-cleaning option to its washers.
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
I love this machine. I am coming from an old agitator machine. What is amazing is energy, water efficiency and quality of results.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Karen T
from Ontario Canada
Spins Clothes Dry
Hot Wash Cycle Too Long
Samsung has put locks and restrictions on the user of their washers in the name of 'safty and eco-friendly' very frustrating to use. Lock out feature is so rediculous.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from central new york
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
BUYER BEWARE - It was great while it las
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
We have the equivalent model from Dec 2010 and within the past week (Jan 2013) three things have gone wrong with it. First was a major leak and it took 3 weeks for Samsung to send the part needed to repair it. Then other things started going wrong and the bottom line is we need to replace the machine after using it for only 2 years. we are only 2 people and do not even use it every day. We bought it on sale (50% off) and since the replacement model is currently not on sale, the store we bought it from want us to pay the difference between what we paid and the full msrp. We are still fighting with them. The individuals we spoke to in customer service at Samsung were very nice but since the warranty is through the store, they are not willing to do anything except send us a pro-rated refund, which amounts to very little. So much for spending a few hundred dollars on an extended warranty, which we renewed since the renewal came up after the leak. Tomorrow I argue with the repair firm and try to get them to just repair it as per warranty, but who is to say it won't happen again?