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Samsung WF405ATPA[WR]
 
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$986.40 - $2,525.00
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Summary: This Samsung Front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Push button
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Samsung WF405ATPA[WR]

The Samsung WF405ATPA[WR] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the WF405ATPA[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 WF405ATPA[WR]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung WF405ATPA[WR]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Most expensive mistake in years
3/26/2014
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
This washer (note the matching dryer is great) is one of the worst investments I have made in a long time. Aside from the delivering dealer's service being absolutely horrible, the machine has been a constant irritation from day one, and warranty service has not really improved things. The machine imbalance is terrible. Warranty service determined a bolt was missing from the balance assembly (it was just a large screw), which seemed to improve things somewhat. The machine has been leveled to death, but just the flexibility of the Samsung pedestals and the cushion of the rubber feet seems to be enough to allow for incredible vibration at high speed, and the machine literally rocks while clunking at lower spin speeds with any load size. It is so bad that I don't know if this balance part is still working or not. <br /><br />The amount of water to fill is usually inadequate. Any fabrics that soak up water such as towels, sheets or jeans, the machine will only put enough water to make a damp-to-wet ball that thuds back and forth. Synthetics are the only clothes that don't abrade in enough water for more of a sloshing action. I use He detergents by the teaspoon in order to get adequate rinsing with an extra cycle, and the cold-only rinsing makes things worse. Bleach is dispensed only 7 minutes before the end of a wash cycle, why I have no idea. <br /><br />If I had the chance to do it over again, I would not follow test organization ratings in choosing a washer, but get a machine where users have stated they can get around problems by having more manual settings such as load size to overcome some of these bizarre behaviors. I would never recommend this machine period, much less on any floor but concrete. I would insist on more than a 30-day return policy, no strings. I would demand being able to purchase an extended warranty after the 30 days, when you realize the machine will probably vibrate itself to oblivion. The only plus, wherever you are in your house you will know when your load is done, no need for the chime at all!
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)
 
4.0
So far So Good !
2/22/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Does Not Seem To Use Enou
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Had a Whirlpool FL duet.Never had a problem except that it did not seem to get enough water in my book.I would have to add an extra wash & rinse to make sure things were clean. This Samsung appears to do the same. They should have a water adjustment added so you can see water in the bottom of the drum.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Fast Normal Wash Time
9/29/2013
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
CR notes a wash time of 100 minutes. The Normal wash setting is about 45 minutes for a full load!!! I almost didn't consider a front loader looking at the times posted. This Samsung washer is quiet, and doesn't shake/rattle/or rock and roll. It is in a first floor laundry room, so it is not on a cement floor.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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