Almost perfect and love it!
After some extended usage and getting used to, it's now worthy of a 5 star despite some minor cons.
Wash - 5 star
Dry - 4.5 star
Perfect, you can't get a better front load washer in my opinion. Plenty of modes for quick, medium and long deep cleaning.
Dryer Summary note: ...Although 4.5 star, it does work and can dry fully if you choose the right options. I think it's a great dryer considering its a dual washer/dryer and may be the best one available in the market of this type. Detailed: Pros: > A lot of features! But also simple modes for daily usage. > 1 hour wash and dry for <1KG loads. Great for quick refreshing. > 3 hour wash and dry for up to 4kg loads. My daily option > 6+ hour wash and dry for largest loads. Just throw clothes in and go to sleep! > Quiet, once your correctly balance and position the unit you can't hear vibrations or knocking. Full spin cycle sound is pleasant. No irritating overspeeding sounds. > The app is great, nice to see status and time remaining. Works when outside of house > Clothes are dried automatically right after wash, no more double handling (transferring from washer to dryer) > no lint filter, less cleaning to do after drying! (also has a con) > Still to test other features but look promising Cons: > No Lint filter means a 3 monthly maintenance cleanup requiring draining of pipe at the bottom front of the unit. > No dryer auto damp detect feature included with the unit. Only a weight sensor to estimate drying time and that's only on certain modes. > Drying is slower than a normal dryer but does dry fully if given the time and correct option selected. > No google/alexia integration yet. Cons Details: There is no lint filter. it seems most of it gets picked up and flushed down the pipe which isn't bad. But there is still about 10% of remaining lint scattered to the front of the machine. A little hard to clean as it gets stuck all around and in the rubber seals. Still looking for a good way to clean this, takes extra time and messes up the cleaning cloth I use. Samsung manual also recommends frequent cleaning of this to maintain life of dryer. No damp sensor included with the unit. But it does have a weight sensor used to estimate the time it thinks it will need to dry the clothes. But this only available with certain wash options. Machine doesn't know when clothes are actually dry, so it might run longer or shorter than it needs to. As long as you select the right options, it will dry it perfectly. Don't understand why a damp sensor can't be used in a combo washer/dryer. Shame, would have saved time and cost if a sensor was put in place. At full capacity it takes up to 6 to 8 hours to dry. That is very long compared to dryer only models. But it's a sacrifice you got to make when you want a combo like this. Also to test: what happens if you overload the dryer and set max drying time. Will it still dry it?
Purchased in April 2020.
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Fantastic Washer and Good Dryer
A great washer/dryer with a number of added features. Have washed all sorts of things in this and they always come out great. It runs quiet yet spins the clothes very well. The dryer function also works well, as long as you don't over fill it. It's connected to a smart app which you can have you notify you or even start the machine - a nifty feature. The other very nifty feature is the add clothes chute, which I've found myself using quite often. It does get very hot during the drying phase (which is a good thing) so you wouldn't want to keep anything delicate resting on top. Overall, very happy!
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Combination Appliance that Cleans Well and Saves Space
This is a combination washing machine/clothes dryer that we purchased to replace two separate appliances.
After considering how often we really needed to use a dryer, we realised that a combination was viable. Almost a year later, it was a good move.
Previous experiences is with a top loading washing machine and a tumble dryer.
- Cleans better
- Simpler to use
- You can set a wash to be followed by a dry cycle - no need to intervene...
The WORST appliance I have ever purchased...
I purchased this machine a few months ago. I have since used it dozens of times, with a terrible result from every washing and drying option on the machine. A list of the main issues I have encountered:
- holes ripped in clothes and bedding.
- burns on bedding.
- heavy pilling on clothing, including new clothing washed in stocking bags.
- faded and discoloured clothing. Many white items turning grey after being washed, despite separating light and dark clothes into different washes
- all clothes that have gone through the machine are dried out and crispy, with no chance of recovery.
- the machine leaks onto the floor.
- the machine moves around the floor when used. The travel bolts have been removed.
Purchased in May 2019 for A$2,000.00.
Washes well, drying well could be better. The q app thing doesn't work but i can do it all from the smart things app. Working shifts i like being able to set a load and it'll be washed and dried when i get home..however sometimes it doesn't dry enough, down side of condenser driers. But that said my power usage this last quarter has dropped over $500 that's still running central and doing the same amount of washing only change has been we said good by to the old electrolux dryer. Also plus side kids can load it for me and text me so i can pick ...what settings i want from work. Downside other some loads don't fully dry is it should have a auto detergent dispenser like the washer only machines have and it took a few goes of trying different things to stop it sounding like it had concrete pieces spinning on spin cycle as it is a old laundry with sloped floors and super slippery tiles so although leveled by an installer it kept creeping. Removing some tiles where the legs are solved it and its quiet as anything again. But drove us insane for weeks. Hopefully it'll keep being smoothish sailing. Oh and i get notifications on all our tvs ( we're Samsung people) when the loads finished as well on our phones. Better than the stupid music it plays which we turned off lol
Nightmare Do Not Buy
This machine has been nothing less than a hassle since I brought it. If you want to use anything except the default modes the control panel is slow and unresponsive. There are symbols on the control panel that are not in the manual. I called the service desk to ask what they are and they just kept referring me back to the manual where they are not included. Ended up getting the Samsung SmartThings app so I could easily change the setting easily which works. The machine is over complicated and while I am still learning to use the machine th...e dryer function is also questionable although I have only tried it twice. Once it wanted to take 5 1/2 hours to dryer sheets that were only slightly damp so used the 30 minute dry function and it did not dry them. Now 3rd wash in and the machine no longer works. I had a load in paused it then added 1 item using the "AddDoor" function and then machine keeps bringing up the door error and will no longer wash cloths. I did the reset as per the instructions and now when I try start any wash cycle all it does is runs the pump to empty the machine then sits there and does nothing. Press start again then it just repeats the same process. I would not recommend buying this machine. I am going to ask for my money back and if that doesn't work, I will just throw it away and buy something else and never buy Samsung again.
Questions & Answers
Looking to purchase this as my new laundry doesn't have space for a dryer.
Anyone know what happens to all the Lint? I don't see a lint filter in the manual.
I noticed some people said that the dryer doesn't completely dry the clothes, can you let it continue running longer so it does or is that the limit of the machine?
Not sure what happens to the lint but there is a cleaning function. The trick with washer dryers is not to over fill them. It can do 8.5kg wash fine. But you’ll have to split the load if you want to dry all that. I’ve found the drying to be fine as long as I split large loads up. Eg: bed sheets would be top sheet and then bottom sheet. You can just run it again if you want but it won’t be as fast as a conventional dryer. Good for emergencies or that once a week dry you need.
Thanks for your reply. I've now had it for a little over 24hrs now and agree with your response based on my testing with 4 loads now. Love the washer, it's perfect. I am disappointed with the dryer sensor though. It should be a little more automated. It doesn't really detect the dampness level of the clothes. My super old cheapo dryer only has 1 button and no timer. Just put in any load weight, it detects as it dries and turns off when it needs to at the perfect moment. Ran for 10 years without a hitch till I had to move and it doesn't fit in the new laundry.
As expected, no lint filter and it appears to form up around the rubber area of the washing machine. Looks like most of it gets sucked up and out through the water outlet.. about 10% remains. I have to clean it manually which is a pain. But I haven't tried just leaving the lint and let the next wash clean it out.. that might work? If it does it would make it a maintenance free solution! I'll test it on the next load.
Hi, you can locate the lint filter via the steps in the link below.
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