If you haven’t heard already, we moved into a new house. The house came with the same kind of washer and dryer as was in our old place. We had our set for about 12 years. I don’t know how long the previous owners of our new place had their set, but they looked identical. After moving in, we noticed that the washer sounded like it was going to take flight during the spin cycle. The dryer started taking more than one cycle to dry a decent load of laundry. It wasn’t long before the washer stopped working altogether. It was time to find some new machines to keep our family of five supplied with clean clothes.
After a couple of trips to different appliance shops, we decided that the Samsung WF42H5000AW washer and its matching dryer DV42H5000EW. It has only been a little under a month since we brought these into our house, but from what I’ve seen so far, they seem to be good. So, here is my early review of these products. Samsung did not provide us with a review model, nor are they giving us any compensation for our review. This will be truly of our own accord.
My first impressions of the washer are as follows:
- I like the high tech feeling of the machine. Turning the knob gives you an LED indicator for each setting, and it rings. I’ve never had a washer before with LED anything on it, so this is exciting. Hoping that high tech won’t mean high cost repairs. But I don’t want to think about that right now…
- There is a 25 second happy little song that plays when the washer is done. Of course, you can turn this off, but I kind of like it.
- There is a self-cleaning option. Front loaders have been notorious for getting mildew-y, but if you take care of the washer on a regular basis, this shouldn’t be an issue. Self-cleaning makes it even easier, and this washer reminds you to do it! No detergent is required.
- There is a smart phone app to help you if your washer is giving you problems. I have not delved into the app, so I don’t know a whole lot about it yet.
- The interior looks great! It has a “diamond drum,” which is supposed to be more gentle on your clothes.
- The user manual looks to be really thick, and it is, but at least 2/3 of the manual are just the French and Spanish translations.
The Samsung Dryer
The dryer is a nice companion to the washer. One thing of note was that I accidentally pushed the feature of “wrinkle prevent.” This caused my dryer to keep running continuously after the cycle until I turned it off. It’s a good feature if you are paying attention, and maybe the smart app would help with that. For now, I just keep that feature off. I don’t know how much extra energy it would use. The dryer does have a heat sensor that will determine when your clothes are dry and shut itself off, so that is good.
The dryer has a 7.5 cubic foot capacity- which is more than the washer. I found that to be funny. The dimensions are 27″ W x 38-11/16″ H x 32-3/8″ D- pretty close to the washer, which again, is what we needed.
We paid $729.00 a piece for the washer and dryer, plus all the cords, vents, and clamps, because they do not come included. I’m not sure what the general prices were at the time we bought them, but we could have bought them cheaper now for sure. I’m seeing prices vary, but Best Buy seems to have a good price at $599.99 a piece right now. Shop around, folks.