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.
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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.
The Samsung WF501AN[W] is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine
models like the WF501AN[W] 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.
We got these two units. They look beautiful and have a lot of great functions, however our model was broken from the start, leaking, unbalanced at any load amount, very noisy, the inside rubber rim got shredded into pieces after 4 loads, water leaked from the front. We decided not to contact the Samsung customer service and returned the units to Home Depot (replaced with another brand). It is possible that ours was an odd one but I was hesitant to go with the same model again. The dryer worked perfectly.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from North Carolina
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
We have had this washer about two years and have been very pleased with it. There have been no break downs so we can't speak about the Samsung service. We weren't sure this machine could possible clean well with so little water, but it does, and does it well. Our water bill dropped so much we thought it was a mistake, but it is the same every month. The cycles take longer than our old top loader, but the clothes are so dry after when they are done, the dryer only works half as much. Our Dryer is Samsung also and so far no problems with it either. The only thing we do not like about it, and all front loaders, is that you need to leave the door open when not in use. If you don't you will get mold and mildew along with odors in the gasket. We wipe ours down after use with a paper towell and have not had any issues with odor. <br />I would deffinately buy this washer again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Covington, LA
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Very dissatisfied !
Not Enough Water
Never Worked Properly
Samsung does not stand behind their products!!<br />I had problems from day one! 15 times they sent repairman out! Could not fix! Still waiting for Samsung to PRORATE !