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Samsung DMT400RHW/XAA 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Samsung DMT400RHW/XAA is a fairly large-capacity dishwasher that should be relatively quiet. It has touch controls hidden on the top door edge; an adjustable upper rack with foldable tines to create more space for larger or odd-shaped items; two cup clips to secure light items; and a digital leak detector that shuts the machine off with a leak of 1.5 ounces or more.

Models: DMT400RHW (White), DMT400RHB (Black), DMT400RHS (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless Steel Source
$699$699$749MSRP
$650$650$700Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$517$617$665Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$494$494$584Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$584$584$629Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$119)
$649$649$699AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$50-$180+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 35.88" (adjustable)
Width: 23.88"
Depth: 33.88"
Weight108 lbs.
Depth (door open)50.4"
Capacity14 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 51dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$30 with electric water heater; $23 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models: $20-$50)
Cycles4: normal, heavy duty, gentle, sanitize
Additional Settings1: cancel & drain
ControlsTouch glass controls, hidden on top door edge
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketSilverware basket in upper and lower rack; lower basket is splittable
FilterSelf-cleaning, with hard-food grinder
Tub heightStandard
Tub materialStainless steel, with stainless steel on door interior
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesSoft water filtration system
Adjustable upper rack with fold-down tines and 2 clips to secure light items
Digital water leak sensor
Child lock
Rinse refill indicator
Cycle progress indicator
Audible end-of-cycle signal
Warranty1 year parts and labor; 5 years printed circuit board and interior nylon racks; lifetime for leakage on stainless steel door liner and tub

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Samsung.com.

What People Are Saying:

User reviews are mixed, but slightly more users like the Samsung DMT400RHW/XAA dishwasher than dislike it, with about 60%-70% recommending it. Positive reviews say it's quiet and washes well, but even those who recommend it complain that it doesn't dry well, the sensor setting doesn't always get dishes clean and that fitting dishes in the racks can be awkward. Negative reviews agree that its quiet but say it's unreliable, doesn't clean well, has poorly designed dish racks and that debris accumulates under the door and creates a bad odor.