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Samsung WA56H9000AP
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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 WA56H9000AP

The Samsung WA56H9000AP is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the WA56H9000AP 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 WA56H9000AP
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 WA56H9000AP
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Doesnt wash well. Dirty cloths
Dirty Cloths Come Out
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
I had a small amount of sand on my clothes. 7-8 Cycles later still sand. The Samsung repair guy came out and stated the machine isnt good at cleaning well. I called Samsung and got a rude person say that they can do nothing. Im in shock. They cant do nothing with a machine that doesnt do its job? At $1500 LOL My old Maytag at $600 did way better then this. I thought I was getting a better machine. Home Depot isnt much better help. If samsung wont deal with it then there hands are tied. Never again will I buy Samsung anything. Customer Service is the pits .
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very good (one you learn how to use it)
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
This isn't your grandma's washer. <br /><br />The new HE washers don't use 100's of gallons... so, it takes some time to learn how to use the new breed of washers. <br /><br />Once you understand the use - it does the job well.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
huge disappointment
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Best Uses
This machine is terrible for any clothes that are very dirty (my husband is a landscaper) and any clothes that you want to line dry (there is so much dirt and lint left on the clothes they actually come out dirtier than when they went in). The worst part, however, was how incredibly unhelpful and condescending the costumer service was. They actually tried to charge me $100.00 for coming out to check my machine when I called to tell them my concerns. I will never buy another samsung product 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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