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Samsung 4.5 Cu. Ft. 14-Cycle Steam Washer - White

Wash more clothes at once with this high-efficiency washer. The delay-start function will start a load at the time you designate, freeing up your schedule to do other tasks. Samsung's exclusive Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) dramatically reduces vibration and noise commonly associated with front-load washers. Have questions about this product?Ask Mr. Samsung, fellow shoppers and Best Buy staff. Share your answers.
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Questions & Answers for Samsung 4.5 Cu. Ft. 14-Cycle Steam Washer - White

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What is the difference between a 4.0, 4.3, and 4.5 cu. ft washer?

In Layman's terms, what is the difference in the three sizes? I've got 2 kids, 2 adults. What size is best since prices differ quite a bit for the extra .3 to .5 extra cubic feet.
5 years, 3 months ago
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Half a cubic foot is about equivalent to a regulation size basketball. Three-tenths is about a regulation size volleyball.

In other words, the difference between a 4.0 and a 4.5 is that a 4.0 can wash a king size comforter. A 4.5 can wash the same king size comforter, as well as the fitted sheet AND the flat sheet.
5 years ago
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In Layman's terms that's sort of like asking the group should I buy a small commuter car, a mini-van or a Suburban ... its more of a decision of your personal style and needs. For me, it boils down to this question: Do I wash large loads of the same type of stuff frequently so the larger capacity would let me get done in fewer wash cycles, (i.e. whites, colors, darks - done) or do I target my cleaning cycles and wash more smaller loads strategically (dirty whites, not so dirty whites, sheets, towels ...) The price difference between the sizes is large, but what is the value if I can wash 1 or 2 fewer loads of laundry a week, (think 50+ a year) IF my laundry style allows...
5 years, 2 months ago
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Kalhoun
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Can it be stopped mid cycle to add additional clothes to the load?

5 years, 1 month ago
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Yes, there is a pause button. Then you just have to wait for the "locked" light to go off and you can safely open the door.
4 years, 4 months ago
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answer 2
Yes, the washer does have a start and pause button that you can use at any time during the cycle. Front load washers don't actually fill with water as much as they use a pressurized spray to wash the clothing, so you don't have to wait forever to add clothing.
5 years ago
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Can I use a natural soap product in a front loader, even though most suggest using HE detergents?

I dont' like any commercial brand detergents as the chemicals are not good for people or the water they end up in. I use a natural soap product that cleans excellently in our current top loader. It has completely removed car grease from delicate clothing. I want a front loader but they all now suggest/recommend using only HE detergents. Can I use my natural soap product?
5 years, 2 months ago
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Actually, HE (High Efficiency) detergents are of a higher concentration. They create MORE suds with less water. It is designed to give you the optimal cleaning capability while still maintaining energy efficiency. You will notice a decrease in wash effectiveness by not switching to HE detergents.
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Yes. You can use the regular detergent that you are using now. However, it is HIGHLY recommended that you use He detergent do to the fact that HE detergent uses less soap suds and therefore decompose easier in a front load washer because it uses less water. The less suds you have, the less water you need. Not using HE detergent will impact the performance of your washer. But the decision is up to you.
5 years, 1 month ago
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Does this machine quallify for 2009 energy star tax saving?

5 years, 1 month ago
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Yes, it does qualify, but I don't know if time has run out.
4 years, 4 months ago
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1FrugalMama
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http://www.energystar.gov should be able to help. They have a list of clothes washers that did meet the previous criteria but do not meet the current criteria in the form of an excel file. Look on the web page for "Finding Energy Star Qualified Clothes Washers"
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What is a steam washer

How does the Samsung WF448AAW differ from a standard water washer?
4 years, 11 months ago
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Instead of just using really hot water to clean the clothes, the steam comes in and actually steams them clean. It really works great on set in stains. You can use the steam when you want; it is an optional setting.
4 years, 4 months ago
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1FrugalMama
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The water usage is much much much less. You can save upwards of $110 a year by switching to an energy star rated washer as compared to a traditional washer. The wash also tends to be much less traumatic on your clothing. It does take longer for the washer to clean clothes, however it spins out more water and helps the dryer cut time.
4 years, 9 months ago
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Can you use this washer if you have a septic system?

4 years, 10 months ago
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Yes, we have a septic system and it works fine. It uses less water than our old washer, so I think it is better for the system.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Yes.
 
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4 years, 10 months ago
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How does delay start work with liquid detergents?

Due to issues with skin irritations, I prefer to use liquid detergents. But if you use the delay start, does that mean the detergents sit on the clothes until it starts?
Or is there a compartment that releases them when it starts to fill with water?
4 years, 9 months ago
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There is a separate compartment for the detergent, softener, bleach and prewash. So, nothing touches the clothes until the water starts going into the washer. The water actually "pushes" the detergent into the washer, so it really gets mixed in well.
4 years, 4 months ago
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1FrugalMama
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The detergent isn't actually dispensed into the clothing until the wash cycle. The detergent will sit in the dispenser and water will come in and wash the detergent into the load at the appropriate time.
4 years, 9 months ago
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Sean
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Does this washer really spin out more water?

I am replacing a 9 year old Matag top loader that flooded the first floor last night. It never really spun the clothes very dry. sometimes I even had to run the spin cycle a second time manually. I want my new washer to wring them as much as possible.
4 years, 7 months ago
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Sally
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Yes the machine did spin the clothes dryer than my old toploader. Unfortunately even with their so-called "VTR" system the machine shook so hard it moved 3 inches and ran up against our outdoor refrigerator.
4 years, 6 months ago
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I can't comment on your previous washer since it was not a Samsung, but I can tell you that the WF448AAW has a maximum spin speed of 1300 rpm - among the highest spin speeds currently available. Most customers are very pleased with the WF448's ability to extract the maximum amount of water from the load.

- Ms. Samsung
4 years, 7 months ago
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Does it have a lint filter?

Please put answer in specifications too.
4 years, 8 months ago
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No lint filter that I am aware of.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Yes, the WF448AAW does has a debris filter. Thanks for the question.

- Ms. Samsung
4 years, 8 months ago
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stain removal

One of the things that I don't like about my current kenmore front loader is that it has no soak setting. Prewashing does not get out the majority of my stains--oil based. Would I be missing the soak setting for stain removal with this washer or would the steam make up for it?
5 years, 1 month ago
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Honestly, I do miss my soak setting. However, the steam does a really great job of getting out stains. Shout works really great on greasy stains. I would just pretreat your oil based stains first.
4 years, 4 months ago
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1FrugalMama
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answer 2
Unfortunately, you do lose a soak setting due to the energy efficiency of the unit. You do, however, have pre-wash, extra wash, and extra rinse options to help compensate. If you use a majority of these options in conjunction with one another, it should effectively remove even oil based stains.
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Sean
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