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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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1.0
Mad in Virginia
10/13/2014
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Doesn't use enough water
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Comment:
What is efficient about washing items multiple times in order to actually get them clean? The design failure with this machine is that it only uses weight to determine the water level for the selected wash cycle. Unfortunately, it doesn't use the volume or height of the laundry which may require deeper water levels, such as for pillows and bed comforters. The problem is the laundry simply doesn't get submerged in enough water to WASH the laundry.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
DON'T BUY THIS MACHINE!!!
9/27/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Do yourself a favor and don't buy this washing machine unless you have a crush on your repairman. My Samsung is less than two years old and I have already had to have it repaired due to the nd (no drain) problem and believe me when I tell you what a mess it is when you have a load of towels in and have to remove them and drain the water manually. The first time the repairman said there was a part, sorry I wish I could remember what it was, that was made cheaply on the washer and he immediately knew to replace it, since he had done so many times on others. Now not more than 6 months later the same signal is coming on. I have not called our repairman yet, so I don't know what is happening this time, but I am furious that we spend SO much money on machines that are supposed to be HIGH EFFICIENCY and they are HIGH PROBLEMS !!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Never again
9/22/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this based on the recommendation of Consumer Reports. Thanks for nothing...really surprised it is still in the top recommended washers. Almost from the beginning the softener dispenser didn't work and I had to run through multiple rinses. After just a year of use, the stainless steel basket separated from the plastic, threw it off balance rubbing on the splash shield, throwing chunks of plastic all over everything. The price to fix? Close to $425...for two parts. After one year. The repairman told me that he would never pay to fix it, there are too many problems with the Samsung machine. Update your recommendation, CR....this washer is a lemon. Stick to televisions, Samsung.
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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