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Samsung WA422PRHD[WR]
 
Approximate retail price:
$799.99
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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 WA422PRHD[WR]

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.


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 WA422PRHD[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 WA422PRHD[WR]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
NOT WORTH THE REPAIR COSTS
7/18/2014
Pros
Cons
4 Pumps In 20 Months Floo
Breaks Down
Leaky
Best Uses
Planter
Comment:
HAD TO REPLACE 4 PUMPS BAIL OUT THE BASEMENT.<br />IT NEVER WORKED WELL FROM DAY ONE. NOW THE EXTRACTOR IS MALFUNCTIONING. WE ARE OUT OF WARRENTY SAMSUNG PASSED THE BUCK OFF TO A SERVICE COMPANY WITH A 90 DOLLAR SERVICE CHARGE.IS IT WORTH REPAIRING IT?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
very disappointing reliability
7/7/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
Sadly after 12 months of heavy use....2 middle school.boys and 3 dogs.....it broke 3 times in 3 months.the most recent...flooding my upstairs down into the rooms below within minutes of starting the cycle....horrible repair service or service availability. .
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Design flaws coupled with lousy service
7/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Comment:
The Samsung WA422 washing machine has great new technology, but Samsung cut corners in the manufacturing. The tub drain pump is secured to the bottom of the tub with a flimsy plastic housing. This housing broke and the drain pump fell off the tub, resulting in a major flooding incident. Additionally, this seems to be happening regularly on these machines, as there are no replacement parts available. They are backordered at the factory with no estimated delivery date. <br />Trying to contact Samsung customer service is a futile exercise. Their customer service center even states that it will not handle issues with appliances! <br />While Samsung has a good reputation with TVs, I think they are in uncharted territory with their appliances.<br />For Consumer Reports, I recommend you test the WA422 in a fully loaded and slightly off balance condition. Alternatively, take off the back of the machine and inspect the flimsy plactic housing that holds the drain pump in place. <br />I am told that Samsung has redesigned the machine to move the drain pump off the tub. Unfortunately, that doesn't help anybody who already owns one. <br />Last thought: If you are still convinced to buy this machine, get the best extended warranty you can on it. That worked for me.
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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