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Samsung WF331ANW/XAA 3.7 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Front-Load Steam Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Samsung WF331ANW is an ultra-large-capacity, front-load washer that should handle the washing needs for a typical family. It includes a steam feature for removing stains and a sanitizing cycle that Samsung advertises as eliminating 99.9% of household germs. The start of wash cycles can be delayed for up to 24 hours, so users can time when the load will need to be removed.

Models: WF331ANW/XAA (Neat White), Tango Red (WF331NR/XAA)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Neat White Tango Red  Source
$1,099$1,199MSRP
$800$900Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$900$990Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$899$989Abt Electronics (Estimated typical shipping/delivery $215-$320)
$900$985AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$7207.3 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Steam Samsung DV331AEW/XAA Electric Dryer
$8107.3 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Samsung DV331AGW/XAA Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$200-$260+Optional Pedestal
$25-$30Optional Stacking Kit
$0-$70+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$70-$550+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 38.63"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.25"
Weight218.1 lbs.
Depth (door open)51.25"
PowerElectric, 110/120V, 15 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency ; rated CEE Tier III (meets higher standards by the Consortium for Energy efficiency -- Tier III is the highest rating)
Estimated Cost Per Year$12 with electric water heater, $7 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsNeat White, Tango Red
Capacity3.7 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPainted steel
ControlsDigital
Wash Cycles11: normal, heavy duty, permanent press, sanitize, bedding, deep steam, wool, quick wash, rinse & spin, delicates, hand wash
Water Temperatures4: hot/cold, warm/warm, warm/cold, cold/cold
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Dispensers4-tray dispenser (liquid main detergent, prewash detergent, bleach, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: extra high (1,200 rpm maximum), high, medium, low, no spin
StackableYes
Other FeaturesDelay start up to 24 hours
Pre-wash, spin-only and clean-washer settings
Child lock
Warranty1 year parts and labor; 2 years control board; 3 years tub; 10 years motor

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

What People Are Saying:

A top seller at Best Buy and Sears, the Samsung WF331ANW is on the 2012 Recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rates it excellent for energy efficiency, water efficiency and capacity, and very good for washing performance, gentleness, noise and vibration. Online user reviews are primarily positive with 75%-90% giving it high marks. Satisfied users typical praise the unit's huge capacity, quiet operation and easy to understand settings and controls. A small percentage of user reviews report immediate breakdowns and/or ongoing problems getting the spin cycles to work.