Pros: silence is golden, large capacity, ease of use
Cons: none for me
The Bottom Line: A well deserved treat to use
All those rebates we received really added up, especially since Diane overheard another customer asking about a washer/dryer set that was an ‘unadvertised special’. Of course, a good salesman would have already pointed that out to her since she seemed to be in the buying mood anyway, but in the long run it didn’t matter because I got the phone call while I was languishing in Ohio, digesting my turkey. We were adding a new washer/dryer to our appliance purchase. Well, OK.
Samsung WF209ANW: ~4.0 cu ft ~Energy Star ~Vibration reduction technology [VRT] ~Direct drive motor, no belts or gears ~Delay start ~Large and easy to operate control panel, LED ~Child lock ~8 wash cycles, 3 wash options ~SilverCare technology to ward against odors ~Optional pedestal ~End of cycle music ~Handy dispenser tray for powder & liquid detergent, bleach, and softener ~Measures 27”W x 38”H x 31”D ~Warranty - one year parts and labor, 2 years control board
I am what I term vertically challenged. With our older, top loading, washer I often had to get a step stool to reach a wayward sock or small item in the back reaches of the tub. Aggravating at best. I also have great difficulty grasping the wet clothes to transfer them out of the tub to the dryer. Getting old ain’t for sissies friends. I had remarked, not long ago, that our next washer had to be a front loader and little did I know that there would be this great sale to supply the product.
During operation this machine is so quiet the only sound you hear is the water filling. Our older washer, while not actually old at only 3 years, wasn’t as well made and did make a bit of racket while operating. Plus it tended to get off kilter once in a while and vibrate like mad. With our laundry room in the hallway off the living room, this was often a bother while doing a load of wash. Literally, if it wasn’t for the little ding when the power turns on and the cute little musical notes at the end, you’d never know this machine was running.
The control panel is located on the front of the machine, another great convenience for we vertically challenged. The buttons are large and easy to read, accompanied by an LED readout during operation. There is a large dispenser drawer that glides easily to put in the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener.
We, at this stage, are no longer faced with extremely dirty clothing, but I can see where the heavy duty wash cycle would be a blessing for a family with children or a person that works in an area that has a heavy concentration of soils for the clothing. The normal feature is perfect for us.
We elected to not get the optional pedestal for the machine. The salesman said that probably 80% of the people do not purchase the pedestal which I noted ran around $300. However, if you need the storage space, it would be a good addition. In the same light, some people would probably benefit from having the machine elevated a bit but the lower elevation is fine for me.
The clothing came out of the machine much less mangled than they did with our washer with the center rotating dolly. I noticed things often became twisted around the dolly and it took a bit to remove them. In addition, they seemed extremely wrinkled which wasn’t always smoothed by drying, especially pajamas and long sleeved shirts. With the open tub concept on this machine, there is no center dolly to twist the clothes in knots.
I’ve always been told in the past by washer salespeople to leave the lid open after operation to allow the tub to dry out and eliminate a mildew type odor. I was concerned about this machine with the front loading door but I’ve found I can leave it slightly ajar to help solve that problem. Our salesman also told us there is a receptacle on the machine that takes a special product that helps keep down this odor build up as well.
Overall, I am as pleased as I can be with an appliance that helps me eliminate a nasty chore. The silence alone is worth the price which was a bargain in itself. Let me break that down for you: $698 - original purchase price ($249) - unadvertised sale discount $449 - balance due ($300) - 1/2 of rebate from other appliances $149 - final purchase price
They practically paid us to take it out of the store! I cannot comment on ease of installation since the delivery personnel took care of that but, really, hook up the hot and cold water line and plug it in, how hard could it be?
My gratitude to Gamblin_man for adding this and the dryer to the database for me
Amount Paid (US$): 449.00
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