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Model:
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Samsung VRT Top Load Washer

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Samsung VRT Top Load Washer
 
3.5

(based on 29 reviews)

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity (4)
  • Adjustable settings (3)
  • Clean clothes well (3)
  • Energy efficient (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Everyday clothes (3)
  • Towels (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Large capacity, easy to use, cleans well, no problems.

I love this machine. I can put a ton of towels in this machine and it doesn't get out of balance. My clothes aren't twisted to death by a central agitator. Things come...Read complete review

I love this machine. I can put a ton of towels in this machine and it doesn't get out of balance. My clothes aren't twisted to death by a central agitator. Things come out clean and it has a high spin cycle so the clothes are pretty dry when they come out (if you want to use this cycle) and it will cut down on your drying time. I do have to plan for a somewhat long cycle time but this is a minor inconvenience considering the benefits.

Energy Efficiency
This washer seems to use less water than my old convential washer and the clothes are coming out clean so it is saving water and, since I have a well, it is saving electricity from the water pump. If you let the machine do a high spin, they are very dry prior to putting them into the drier so your clothes don't spend near as much time in the drier. This is a real cost savings.

Cleaning Time
Wash cycles are anywhere from about 45 minutes long on up, depending on how dirty the clothes are to how many rinse cycles you want. There is no was to hurry it along. The washer swishes the clothes around in the water in order to clean them, rather than twisting the clothes around a central agitator. Since my clothes aren't being beat up, twisted and tied up together, I consider this a good trade off.

Performance
Clothes come out clean so I have no complaints. Sometimes, if I am doing a quilt or comforter, there is air trapped in the item so I do have to open the washer to squeeze the air out of the item to get it to go below the water line. Because the washer has a clear glass lid, it is easy to see if this is required.

Ease of Use
If you read the manual before you use the machine, and this isn't hard to do, there is nothing difficult about using this machine.

Design
I like the big tub that holds a ton of clothes and other large items. The clear glass lid lets you see what is going on inside so if some item seems to be "floating" on top of the water, you can push it below the water (this hardly ever happens). The control panel is easy to read and when the wash cycle is complete, the machine plays a little tune to let you know it is done. The machine is pretty quiet, otherwise. This machine had also been designed to somehow stay balanced, even when it is loaded with a bunch of towels so you don't have to redistribute the load. Only once in the time that I've had this machine has it gone out of balance to the point that it turned itself off and told me that I had to rebalance the load. It does this rather than bouncing all over the floor. How nice is that?

Durability
I've had this machine for over 6months and do 4 or 5 loads of clothes a week. I've done blankets, quilts, comforters, large loads of towels, sleeping bags, sweaty running clothes and the machine can handle the load and the dirt. I've had no problems, at all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Big disappointment to someone who is "green".

I do not like this washer for a variety of reasons, but many have to do with the HE factor (with no agitator). I have had this washer for 6 months. It...Read complete review

I do not like this washer for a variety of reasons, but many have to do with the HE factor (with no agitator). I have had this washer for 6 months. It decides how much water goes into the laundry..this is a problem if you are putting in wet items..the water keeps going and going..at one point my husband had to open it and use buckets to get the water out...and it kept going and going. It wasted so much water and the laundry took almost 2 hours for the machine to figure out the laundry amount. That was an exception, normally, the laundry takes just under an hour, which is still too long. My old washing machine took 35-40 minutes. So whatever we are saving in water usage, we are wasting in electricity. Also, I tested it with some clothes and stains still stayed on, many items had white detergent streaks (even though I barely use any detergent). And the clothes get so wrinkled! Overall, extremely disappointed with the HE...next time I will go back to the old fashioned washer (if I can still find one). I have never (in my 30 years of doing laundry) actually screamed at a washing machine, and my husband for buying it. We have had HUGE arguments over this machine, I hate it so much. Imagine? Fighting over a washing machine? That is how low I have come, since I've owned it.

Energy Efficiency
Overall good for water usage (it never seems like there is enough water in there), but that is offset by the longer amount of time needed to launder clothes..so much higher electricity usage (and since in our area our electricity is high and water low...this is a problem).

Cleaning Time
Very long cycles...very disappointing.

Performance
Many stains still on clothes. White streaks from detergent?? I barely use any.

Ease of Use
Easy to use.

Design
Nice looking machine.

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1.0

Not Happy

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from Birmingham, Alabama

About Me Heavy Duty User

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Large Capacity
  • Quiet
  • Spins Clothes Dry

Cons

  • Doesn't Clean Effectively
  • Long Cycle

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

    The washing machine does not use enough water and it has no agitator. The clothes are not clean. I have always prided myself on doing a good laundry and it is simply impossible with this washing machine. The whites are dingy and the clothes look shabby and worn out. So sad.I would trade it for my old Kenmore in a second

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Never Buy A Samusung Product -- EVER

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    from McPherson, KS

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

      Cons

      • Doesn't Clean Effectively
      • Rust getting on clothes

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

        DO NOT BUY! Rust began forming on the top cover near the plastic bleach dispenser. At least that is where it is visible. If I reach under the cover, you can clearly and run your hand across the bottom of it, my fingers turn red with rust and pieces fall out. In addition, pieces of rust will fall into the drum of the washer while the clothes are being "cleaned." A washers job is to clean the clothes -- it's sad when they come out with rust on them.

         
        5.0

        Efficient

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        from Uniontown, PA

        About Me Frequent User

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        Pros

        • Adjustable Settings
        • Clean Clothes Well
        • Energy Efficient
        • Large Capacity
        • Quiet
        • Spins Clothes Dry

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedding
          • Delicates
          • Everyday Clothes
          • Heavy/Bulky Items
          • Towels

          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          My old washer was on its last leg. Every thing came out wet in the old one and I was frequently rewashing due to the spin cycle not working. I was finally able to buy this washer and it is amazing. There are multiple settings for the type of load you are washing. ..normal, heavy duty, quick wash. Each load only requires a couple of spoonfuls of detergent and uses minimal water helping us save on detergent and water costs. My clothes always come out clean and fresh. The spinner rings out most of the water making drying a breeze. Bonus: since most of the water is rung out if I forget to get the load out immediately there are no worries about mildew. Special note each load ends with a cute musical note to let you know the cycle is done.

           
          5.0

          The gift that keeps giving.

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          from FL

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Pros

          • Clean Clothes Well
          • Energy Efficient
          • Large Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Long Cycle

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Clothes
          • Towels

          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          Everyone knows that there comes a time when you hang on to your washer for entirely way toooooo long to the point of it not even washing the same, making obscene noises, and practically bouncing down the street. My husband was one of those. Black Friday came and we decided it was time to get a quality washer/dryer and I was on a mission. He showed me many kinds, brands and even so many to the point I didn't want one anymore. I had to stop and think what was it exactly I wanted? I wanted something energy efficient, a top loading, a brand I trust, and something that is quiet. Samsung has made it, this washer is my life. The only con would be that it's so large that I have to stand on my tippy toes sometimes to get socks out of the bottom. Love love love this and you will too!

           
          5.0

          Amazing!

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          from Beaverton, Oregon

          About Me Frequent User

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          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Clean Clothes Well
          • Energy Efficient
          • Large Capacity

          Cons

          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Bedding
          • Delicates
          • Everyday Clothes
          • Heavy/Bulky Items
          • Towels

          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          I love this washer! I have myself, my husband and both my kids to wash after and I have a lot of different types of clothing I need washed. This does it all! I can choose the water temp, how much it spins and even do a presoak or a delayed start if I want!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this washing machine

          By 

          from USA

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          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          This washing machine is the perfect blend of looks and function. I love how sleek and modern it looks in my house because it fits in so well with all of my other new appliances even though they're different brands.

          Energy Efficiency
          I haven't seen any kind of increase in my energy bills since getting this awesome washer. And I wash several loads of laundry a day. This is smaller than my last washer so that should help keep the cost of energy down.

          Cleaning Time
          This washer gets the job done at a competitive amount of time even compared with bigger, stronger washers. I have been surprised how the time is so good.

          Performance
          My clothes always come clean and smelling really good after a wash. I am very pleased with the performance of this washer.

          Ease of Use
          I always fear new appliances because I worry I won't know how to use them, but I had no problem whatsoever with this washer. The buttons are very easy to navigate and are just as easy to use as any washer.

          Design
          I love the design. Looks so modern and really fits in with all the new appliances that I have in my home.

          Durability
          The durability is no problem. I have had no problem at all. This is a smaller washer but it is as strong as the bigger ones.

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          4.0

          Suprisingly good if you know how to adjust the settings

          By 

          from USA

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          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          I got this washier as a replacement due to my old one going kaput on me, and I've only used front loading ones in the pass, so I figured that maybe it is time to change types to see if this model type would be better, firstly the load capacity sufficient for me as someone who has a fair amount of laundry to do at the end of the week, and this washier is significantly faster per cycle than my old washer, typically under and hour and a load is finished.

          After some use I started to mess around with the settings of each wash and found that what you need to do is set various options and you get a significantly lower cycle time with no loss of result, obviously I'm not comparing heavy soiled items but just everyday items such as shirts.

          The spin dry at the end of each cycle does really good job in getting rid of excess water in the laundry which helps reduce the drying time of each item, thou most my washing is hanged out doors so not much of an issue for me, but I guess it will be quite helpful during rainy periods of time.

          The machine thou having a decent load capacity is relatively tall but slim, so people living with limited space might consider this type of washier for better efficiency in terms of space use and function.

          Energy Efficiency
          The washier will score lower had I not worked out the settings for the quicker cycles

          Cleaning Time
          On the standard setting, only about an hour per cycle, and 30 minutes on a quick cycle

          Performance
          Not had any issues with the machine since installation

          Ease of Use
          I'm only scoring this lower due to the complexity of the changing the settings, not everyone will be able to work out how to get their settings to do what they want,

          Design
          Very nicely designed unit, thou some might not like the center dial look.

          Durability
          As stated I've not had any issues with this unit, no parts replacement or break down on me yet.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst washer we ever purchased

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          from USA

          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          Purchased March 2012, repaired 7 times, broke down again today. Repair guys all have said Samsung makes horrible washing machines. Only two years old but I have to get replacements ASAP, we have 4 kids and they all play sports. Heading to sears to buy another washer & dryer, OH YEAH, matching dryer also very bad, repaired twice. I have spent more time at the laundry mat the last 2 years then anytime in my life. DO NOT BUY SAMSUNG WASHER OR DRYER.

          Energy Efficiency
          Have to rewash most loads, never clean.

          Cleaning Time
          Wash almost every load twice to get clean.

          Performance
          Horrible

          Ease of Use
          Hard to get clothes out of washer because it is so deep.

          Design
          LOL, has been broken more the not

          Durability
          HA! Worst machine ever!!!

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          1.0

          This machine is a horribly over priced tech nightmare.

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          from USA

          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          When brand new it worked fine, then the glitches start. Right now every load gets stopped by a DC code that interrupts every spin cycle. Manual is no help, Samsung's website repeats crap answers like "reposition load", even when I run a cycle with nothing in the washer I get this error. 18 months from start to finish on this one, my last washer lasted 8 years.

          Energy Efficiency
          I don't see how it can be energy efficient since it takes 6 hours to wash a load.

          Cleaning Time
          Takes forever, glitchy as all get out. It will restart cycle without anyone present.

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          5.0

          This is the best washer I have ever used!

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          from USA

          Comments about Samsung VRT Top Load Washer:

          This washer has so many features that it is difficult to pinpoint which is the best. I love the large capacity and that what used to take two or even three loads can now be done in one load. I save so much time each week doing laundry. I also love how it is super quiet and sings to you when your load is done. I also love that it is an Energy Star appliance and costs a fraction to run over my old one. I now want the matching dryer to go with it!

          Energy Efficiency
          It is an Energy Star appliance!

          Cleaning Time
          It cleans a huge load of clothes very quickly.

          Performance
          My clothes have never been cleaner.

          Ease of Use
          The design was simple and easy to use without a lot of trial and error.

          Design
          I wish the lid didn't fly up when you open it to get your clothes out.

          Durability
          I just received it; however, I believe this product will stand the test of time.

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