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Samsung WF457ARGS[GR]
 
Price range:
$1,346.40 - $1,499.88
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Summary: This Samsung Front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Stainless-steel tub
• Touchscreen
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Samsung WF457ARGS[GR]

The Samsung WF457ARGS[GR] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the WF457ARGS[GR] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
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.)

Energy efficiency:
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.

Water efficiency:
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.

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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.

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Features & Specs - Samsung WF457ARGS[GR]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung WF457ARGS[GR]
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Looks Good!
3/13/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
After much research I purchased the WF457ARGS and matching dryer. I wanted a quality washer/dryer and was willing to spend the money to get the best. The first washer was delivered and had issues directly out of the box. It vibrated so bad that it literally shook the entire house. After having the washer replaced with another new washer, I am still not blown away with the WF457ARGS. The new washer does not vibrate like the first, but does vibrate significantly on occasion. With only 2 people in my household and laundering of clothes only a weekly chore, I would reconsider purchasing a top-loader. However the washer/dryer are very spacious and seem gentle on clothes.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Disappointed in reliability and service
2/27/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this washer beginning of January 2013, thinking that since it was the top of the line, it should be a good washer. I had no problems with it until it started leaking in about June of 2013. The repairman said the hose inside the machine was resting on a sharp piece of metal which cut the hose when the machine was spinning. After repair, had no further problems until Dec. 2013. Then it would not go into the spin cycle. I had the repairman out, he was sent the wrong parts, had to come back, replaced some parts, etc. Anyway, the machine started doing the same thing again, and then stopped working altogether. The repairman deemed it unrepairable and I have been dealing with Samsung to replace the machine, since it was still under warranty. They are difficult to deal with -- have been without my machine for over a month now, and Samsung just told me it could be another 2 - 4 weeks, until I get a replacement. We generate a lot of laundry (with 6 people in the house), so I'm really anxious to have this resolved. Otherwise, washability was alright. If you decide to purchase, I would definitely suggest an extended warranty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Very Good!
1/26/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Wash Setting Options
Cons
Apps Not Useful
Best Uses
Bedding
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
I have used the heck out of this washer with very largeKing size bedding, and it has passed my test. I have only had it a month but used it more than normal to look for defects. So far, it has been a great washer for the large stuff. Cleaning is good but the APP is really of no use. Don't just buy it for the App Phone Feature and you will like this washer.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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