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Samsung WA400PJHD[WR]
 
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$499.00 - $1,507.00
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Summary: This Samsung high-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Samsung WA400PJHD[WR]

The Samsung WA400PJHD[WR] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the WA400PJHD[WR] 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.
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 WA400PJHD[WR]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
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User Reviews - Samsung WA400PJHD[WR]
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1.0
Worst washer ever!
4/8/2014
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Comment:
WA 400 model<br />This washer machine has to be the worst product ever! I wish that there was a way to give this sub-par product a 0 star rating. It was not but one month after the 1 year warranty was up when it decided to break and spill the entire drum of water on the floor (plastic drain pump housing broke). Emailed and called the manufacturer and still to this day have not recieved a response. Replaced the defective part for about $40 and it worked for another 3 months. Just yesterday the machine broke again, this time it would not complete a spin cycle. Wish I would have read the many reviews on how poorly the product was built and how horrible the customer service dept. treats it paying customers.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Plastic drum fell apart after 3 months
3/23/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't use enough water
Best Uses
Comment:
Plastic drum (tub?) fell apart after 3 months of light use in a two-person household. The drum seems too lightweight and cheap for the job. It fell apart with an average load of sheets and pillowcases, leaving plastic shards and crumbles mixed into the wet laundry. The whole drum become disconnected and would not turn or spin.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Flooded 1 month after warranty expired!
3/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
Purchased this washer after CR recommended. Collects condensation on top panel when running - notified Samsung. Less than one month after warranty expired the plastic case holding the drain pump split in half and left the pump dangling and water flooding our floor. Samsung parts were out of stock and required a lengthy time to provide it. Would NEVER purchase a Samsung washer again!
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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