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.
$716.40 - $849.00
Summary:This Samsung Unconventional 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.
The Samsung WA422PRHD[WR] is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine
models like the WA422PRHD[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 have the high end version of this machine (more features i.e. aquajet & sanitizer). You have to learn how to use this machine to your best advantage. Using the right detergents & boosters for your needs & using the recommended amount makes a big difference. It is eerie to see so little water in the machine but only once have I had to rewash a load & that was because of powdered detergent. Now, I use liquid detergent only, bleach as needed, an occasional powder boost & no fabric softener. The fibers of my clothing come out softer & the clothes do not look beaten up or worn after many washings. I first noticed it with my sheets (bedding: sheets & quilts do not act the same in this machine). Synthetic fiber quilts (fluffy fibers) are hard to get clean if you do not trick the machine into sensing a heavier load. To overcome this, I get the quilt wet first by pouring a pitcher of water over it before I start the load. The water sensor (built in, no manual adjustment of water levels) senses more weight & adds more water to the load. Play with the amount of water you add to fine tune tricking the sensor. I also like the aquajet feature because it sprays the clothing & seems to do a better job rinsing lighter fabrics. You need to leave machine lid open after washing to let it dry out & discourage mold. The sanitizer cycle cleans the machine. No more pulling an agitator apart & finding mold. I wrote this because I have not had the problems that I read about in so many of these reviews. We will see what happens at the end of the warranty year (& beyond). P.S. I appreciate the cheery chiming signal at the end of a load instead of a buzzing sound.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mark B
from Melbourne FL USA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Problems with this one.
Within the first six months the drain pump fell off and 40 gallons of water went all over the floor. Two months later the temperature sensor broke. <br /><br />I spoke with the Executive Customer Service at Samsung. They offered an extra 90 day warranty and that is all. They would not reimburse me for any laundramat expenses. They wouldn't even give me a gift card for my troubles.<br /><br />I will not buy a Samsung washer again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Tipp City, OH
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Trust me STAY AWAY!!!
Doesn't Clean Effectively
We have owned this washer for 11 months now. We have been without it for two weeks now. On our THIRD service all. First one was a faulty pulsater. This was replaced due to a poorly molded plastic part. Service came out and replaced it along with the drum. First load after... Drum separated and tore up the plastic rim on the top. Back out again. Told it was fine while they ordered a new part. First load after this fix the bracket holding the pump broke and dumped water all over the floor that drained clear to the basement. Samsung customer service is a joke as well! This replaced a 20 year old Maytag that never had a minutes problem. Consumer reports need to update their washers because there is now a class action suit against Samsung for this machine due to faulty design!