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Samsung Washing Machines Review

Doing the laundry isn’t always loads of fun. Whether it’s trying to understand the different settings, or constantly finding pet hair and fluff after every wash, sometimes we can’t help but feel like throwing the towel in. Thankfully, brands like Samsung are creating new technology and design features to help make things a little easier.

Samsung is a world leader in consumer technology, but what you might not know is it also manufactures a large number of household appliances, including refrigerators and air conditioners. When it comes to laundry, the Korean tech giant has a variety of tech-forward front loaders, top loaders and washer dryer combos. The prices usually range from $696 to $3,499, and can hold between 7.5kg and 16kg worth of clothes.

Types of Samsung washing machines

The different types of Samsung washing machines include:

  • Samsung AddWash Front Load Washers: allows you to chuck in clothes after the cycle has started, as well as any hand-washed clothes you only need to rinse or spin dry.
  • Samsung QuickDrive Front Loaders: claimed to wash clothes up to 50% faster than other models sold by the brand. This is apparently due to the “revolutionary” main drum and back plate that rotate independently to “clean clothes quickly, powerfully and gently”.
  • Samsung FlexWash Front/Top Load Washer: designed to cater for everything including small to large loads, delicates and everyday items, plus the missed items that you need to add mid-cycle. FlexWash machines are also said to be ergonomically designed to require less back bending, as well as provide an easy view lid and greater access to the top loader.
  • BubbleWash Front Load Washer: features BubbleWash and optional BubbleSoak systems to ensure clothes get a deep clean while also receiving gentle treatment during the wash.
  • Activ DualWash Top Loaders: includes a built-in sink to help you conveniently remove stains and perform any ‘pre-washing’ jobs. You can do this by lifting the sink and placing the items into the washer.

What Makes Samsung Different

What makes Samsung washing machines different?

Not all households are created equal – and neither are washing machines. That’s why different brands are constantly creating new ways to accommodate a variety of needs and preferences. Here are some common features in Samsung front loaders and top loaders you might want to know about:

  • AddWash: allows you to add any clothes you forgot to put in the wash, even though the cycle has already started.
  • Bubble Wash: generates foam from the start of the wash cycle, which apparently helps to get rid of dirt and stains.
  • VRT (Vibration Reduction Technology): claimed to keep the tub balanced to minimise noise and vibrations, regardless of spin speed or load size.
  • Smart Control: allows you to control and monitor your washing on-the-go via the Samsung Smart Home app.
  • QuickWash: can wash up to 2kg of slightly soiled laundry in as little as 15 minutes.

Samsung Front Load Washing Machines

Samsung believes big things come from small packages. That’s why the brand’s range of front loader washing machines can hold up to 16kg worth of laundry, with prices reasonably starting from around $949 and reaching up to $1,899. And when it comes to features, Samsung doesn’t let size hold anyone back.

Certain models include a Magic Filter, which claims to keep your clothes free of lint, fluff and other annoying small bits from your washer. There’s also the Magic Dispenser, a feature stated to help minimise residue left on your clothes.

Here are a few front load washing machines currently available from Samsung:

  • Samsung 7.5kg BubbleWash Steam Front Load Washer WW75J54E0IW: $699 RRP*
  • Samsung 8.5kg BubbleWash Steam Front Load Washer WW85J54E0IW: $799 RRP*
  • Samsung 8.5kg AddWash Steam Front Load Washer WW75K54E0UW: $849 RRP*
  • Samsung 8.5kg AddWash Steam Front Load Washer WW85K54E0UW: $1,249 RRP*
  • Samsung 16kg + 2.5kg FlexWash Front/Top Load Washer WV16M9945KV: 3,499 RRP*

Samsung 8.5kg BubbleWash Front Load with Steam WW85J54E0IW

Samsung 8.5kg BubbleWash Front Load with Steam WW85J54E0IW

If you’re looking for a low-cost laundry appliance, the Samsung 8.5kg BubbleWash Front Load Washing Machine with Steam is among the most affordable options available by the brand. One of the main selling points of the ‘WW8FJ54E0IW’ model is claimed to be its ability to effectively clean clothes while ensuring gentle treatment of all items. This is apparently due to features like Bubble Wash, BubbleSoak, and the ‘soft curl’ pattern of the Diamond Drum. The drum is also said to contain small water exit holes to prevent fabric from being trapped and damaged.

Other features include:

  • 4-star energy rating
  • 5-star Water Efficiency (WELS) rating
  • Consumes 73L worth of water per wash
  • Child lock

The Samsung 8.5kg BubbleWash Front Load Washing Machine with Steam comes with an 11-year parts warranty.

  • RRP: $799*

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Samsung 8.5kg/6kg AddWash Washer/Dryer Combo WD85K6410OW

Samsung 8.5kg/6kg AddWash Washer/Dryer Combo WD85K6410OW

Short on time and patience? Then you might like to use the Quick Wash 2 cycle on the Samsung 8.5kg/6kg AddWash Washer/Dryer Combo. The program is claimed to help you wash up to 2kg of laundry in 15 minutes. The ‘WD85K6410OW’ model also includes the Add Door feature, which allows you to chuck in last-minute items after the wash cycle has started.

Other specs include:

  • 4-star energy rating
  • 5-star Water Efficiency (WELS) Rating
  • Samsung Super Speed Cycle
  • Diamond drum
  • Child lock

With other dual-purpose washing machines like the Samsung WV16M9945KV model, which provides almost double the capacity at double the price, it may be useful to consider whether you want to pay a bit extra for a built-in dryer. The Samsung WD85K6410OW is among one of the higher priced washers sold by the brand but it’s also currently the most affordable washer/dryer option in the range, keeping in mind it has the smallest dryer capacity at 6kg.

  • RRP: $1,699*

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Samsung 16kg +2.5kg FlexWash Front/Top Load WV16M9945KV

Samsung 16kg +2.5kg FlexWash Front/Top Load WV16M9945KV

Need a heavyweight appliance to handle hefty loads? The FlexWash is currently the largest unit in the range, offering 16kg of front load washing capacity and an additional 2.5kg top loader. In addition to its XXL size, the ‘WV16M9945KV’ is also said to be big on convenience. The model can apparently cater for small to large loads, delicates and everyday clothing, as well as forgotten items that need to be added after the wash cycle has started. Plus, the Quick Wash cycle is similarly said to help you perform last minute chores, with the feature claimed to wash up to 2kg worth of lightly soiled laundry in as little as 15 minutes.

Other features include:

  • 4-star energy rating
  • 4-star Water Efficiency (WELS) rating
  • Gentle Diamond Drum
  • Three doors (two washer doors and one AddDoor)
  • Smart Wi-Fi Control
  • Vibration Reduction Technology to reduce noise and vibrations
  • AutoLoad Sensor

If you tend to have trouble reaching the controls, the Samsung FlexWash is boasted for an ergonomic design with an easy view lid and access to the top loader to help minimise the discomfort when taking on the back-bending chore.

  • RRP: $3,499*

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Samsung Top Load Washing Machines

Samsung top load washers are much the same story as its front loaders, so expect large capacities. After all, the brand does say “less loads – more life”. Compared to the brand’s front load range, Samsung’s top loader machines can generally carry bigger piles.

These washers won’t necessarily break the bank, depending on your budget. The smallest capacity model can be found for $949, while more expensive units go up to $1,899. Whether you’re shopping for a feature-heavy top loader, or a simple unit with less bells and whistles, this price range might give you more reason to buy a Samsung washing machine.

A few Samsung top load washing machines include:

  • Samsung 8.5kg Activ DualWash Top Load Washer WA85N6750BV: $949 RRP*
  • Samsung 11kg Activ DualWash Top Load Washer WA11M8700GV: $1,699 RRP*
  • Samsung 13kg Activ DualWash Top Load Washer WA13M8700GW: $1,799 RRP*
  • Samsung 13kg Activ DualWash Top Load Washer WA13M8700GV: $1,899 RRP*
  • Samsung 16kg + 2.5kg FlexWash Front/Top Load Washer WV16M9945KV: $3,499 RRP*

Samsung 8.5kg Activ DualWash Top Load WA85N6750BV

Samsung 8.5kg Activ DualWash Top Load WA85N6750BV

For Samsung, magic happens in the laundry. The Samsung 8.5kg Activ DualWash TopLoad Washer contains the Magic Dispenser, a feature claimed to powerfully dissolve liquid and powder detergent, then disperse it evenly before the wash cycle starts. The function is said to better reduce the chances of residue being left on your clothes and washer. The Samsung WA85N6750BV also has an easy to empty Magic Filter, which is said to keep your clothes clean by gathering the lint, fluff and other particles that come out of your laundry.

Other things you should know about the Samsung 8.5 Activ DualWash TopLoad Washer WA85N6750B include:

  • 2-star energy rating
  • 4-star water efficiency (WELS) rating
  • Consumes 87L per wash

On a budget? The Samsung 8.5 Activ DualWash TopLoad Washer isn’t the cheapest washing machine, but it’s the brand’s most affordable top loader in the range and one of the brand’s few models to sell under $1,000.

  • RRP: $949*

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Samsung 8kg Double Storm Pulsator Top Load WA80F5G4DJW

Samsung 8kg Double Storm Pulsator Top Load WA80F5G4DJW

While large capacity washing machines are handy for some, it might not be ideal for others, so opting for a washer around 8kg may be a better option. A key feature of the Samsung WA80F5G4DJW is its ‘Double Storm Pulsator’ system, which is said to reduce tangling of laundry, as well as enhance washing and rinsing power. This setting is recommended for heavily soiled work wear.

Some useful information about this unit to consider:

  • 5-star energy rating
  • 4-star Water Efficiency (WELS) rating
  • Consumes 82L water per wash
  • Diamond Drum 2 technology

This 8kg Samsung top loader is designed with a clear glass lid, giving you the ability to check on the laundry in a similar way to a front loader. It comes with 11 wash programs including the ‘Quick Wash’. The model is also compatible with the ‘Smart Check’ App.

  • RRP: $1,049*

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Samsung 13kg Activ DualWash Top Loader WA13M8700GV

Samsung 13kg Activ DualWash Top Loader WA13M8700GV

The Samsung 13kg Activ DualWash Top Loader features yet another hefty feature from Samsung, the ‘ActiveDualWash’ system. The feature is said to use a water jet to help pre-treat stains and hand-wash delicate items. The Samsung WA13M8700GV also includes its Vibration Reduction technology, which apparently ensures a quiet wash cycle no matter the spin speed or load size.

Some details about the product include:

  • 13kg washing capacity
  • 3-star energy rating
  • 4-star Water Efficiency (WELS) rating
  • Consumes 133L per wash
  • Gentle Swirl Drum

Other features include a built-in heater, Magic Filters, Mist Shower Rinse Aid and a soft close lid and sink system. For any troubleshooting, you can connect the unit to the ‘Smart Check’ app.

  • RRP: $1,899*

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Samsung Smart Check

Throughout this article we’ve referenced the ‘Smart Check’ Samsung feature, so what exactly is it? Well, when your washing machine has a problem, it will display an error code on the screen. Using Samsung’s Smart Home App, you can enter the error code and receive advice on how to solve the problem. It could be as simple as closing the washer door, or restarting the wash. Download the smartphone app and start controlling and monitoring your wash cycle while out and about. The video below shows how to use it:

Does Samsung have the best washing machine for me?

Samsung washing machines cost between $696 and $3,499, with most models retailing upwards of $1,200. Although there are a few models under $1,000. These include the Samsung 7.5kg Front Load Washer WW75J54E0IW, Samsung 8.5kg Front Load Washer WW85J54E0IW, Samsung 8.5kg Front Load Washer WW75K54E0UW and Samsung 8.5kg Top Load Washer WA85N6750BV.

But keep in mind drum capacity doesn’t always determine cost. Two different Samsung 8.5kg AddWash Steam Front Load Washers retail for either $849 or $1,249, depending on which model you buy. That’s why it might be useful to make a list of the features you need before heading to the store or shopping online. If you don’t need to wash 16kg worth of laundry but still want to enjoy the big features, don’t worry, many of the same programs and technology found in larger models are also available in small capacity washing machines.

Can’t help but feel like you’re spinning in circles in the appliance aisle? You might like to compare the latest features and prices of a variety of washing machine brands by heading to our appliance ratings. Read a load of reviews and ratings to find the right top loader or front loader for you.

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*Prices taken from Appliances Online, correct as of September, 2019

What do customers think about Samsung Washing Machines?

In 2019, Australian customers gave Samsung 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for front loader washing machines.

Samsung Front Loader Washing Machines

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