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Samsung WA5451ANW/XAA 4.7 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Top-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Samsung WA5451ANW/XAA has an extra-large capacity that should handle the laundry needs of most large households while using a minimum of water and energy. Its maximum spin speed of 1,100 rpm should leave most loads relatively dry at the end of the wash cycle, and Samsung advertises the sanitizing cycle as eliminating 99.9% of household germs. This washer comes with an internal water heater, a feature that will delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 24 hours, and a child lock.

Models: WA5451ANW/XAA (Neat White)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$1,099MSRP
$720Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$765Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899Abt Electronics (Typicall shipping $0-$119)
$764AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

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(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
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Additional Costs:

$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$120+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$70-$175+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 44.6"
Width: 27"
Depth: 28.6"
Weight152 lbs.
Height (lid open)56.5"
PowerElectric, 120V, 15 amps.
StyleTop load traditional (center agitator)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$26 with electric water heater, $13 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71
ColorsWhite
Capacity4.7 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
ControlsDigital, with LED display
Wash Cycles11: normal, heavy duty, permanent press, sanitize, bedding, active wear, delicates and hand wash, wool, quick wash, rinse + spin, towels
Water Temperatures4: hot/cold, warm/cold, EcoWarm/cold, cold/cold
End-of-cycle SignalYes
DispensersAutomatic bleach and fabric softener dispensers
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed4: high (1,100 rpm maximum), medium, low, no spin
StackableNo
Other FeaturesHigh (1,100 rpm maximum), medium, low, no spin (4)
Internal water heater
Internal water heater
Extra rinse and spin only settings
24-hour delay start
Child lock
Warranty1 year all parts and labor; 2 years control board; 3 years stainless steel tub; 10 years motor

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

What People Are Saying:

The Samsung WA5451ANW is on the 2012 Best Buy list (the highest level) at Consumer Reports, which found it excellent for energy efficiency, water efficiency, capacity and vibration, and very good for washing performance, gentleness and noise. User reviews are primarily positive, with about 80% typically recommending this machine. These reviews mention its extra-large capacity, easy-to-understand controls and quiet operation, and that it gets clothes really clean without a center agitator. Those who don't recommend this machine complain that the water only gets slightly warm rather than hot, and that the water levels are insufficient in most washing cycles.