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Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4073NW 3.8 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Frigidaire FAFS4073NW is an energy-efficient, extra-large front-load washing machine that should handle most laundry needs of an average household. It has a delay start setting that will postpone the start of a wash cycle for up to 16 hours; a Ready Steam feature which Frigidaire claims removes more stains; an Energy Saving option; and a fresh waster rinse option. Note that for about $100 more, the Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4174NW comes with additional spray jets, 15 wash cycles (instead of 8), 3.9 cubic feet instead of 3.8 cubic feet and a few more bells and whistles, like an allergy setting, a prewash option and a stain pre-treat feature.

Models: FAFS4073NW (Classic White), FAFS4073NA (Classic Silver), FAFS4073NR (Classic Red)


(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
White      Silver     Red        Source
$850Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$764$854$854Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$754$854Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$849$939$854Abt Electronics (Typical estimated delivery $170-$275)
$939AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
Starting From Item
$8497.0 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle FASE7073NW Electric Dryer
$9397.0 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle FASG7073NW Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$200-$270Optional Pedestal
$30-$40Optional Stacking Kit
$20-$50+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$60-$290+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 36"
Width: 27"
Depth: 30.3"
Weight235 lbs.
PowerElectric, 120V, 15 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency); rated CEE Tier II (meets higher standards by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency -- Tier III is the highest rating)
Estimated Cost Per Year$11 with electric water heater, $4 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsClassic White, Classic Silver, Classic Red
Capacity3.8 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPowder-coated metal
ControlsElectronic dial, with pushbutton status lights
Wash Cycles9: normal, heavy, delicates, hand wash, casual, bedding, quick cycle (20 minutes), whitest whites, spin only
Water Temperatures5: cold, cold water clean, warm, hot, sanitize
End-of-cycle SignalChimes (on/off)
Dispensers3-tray automatic dispensers (bleach, liquid detergent, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin SpeedVariable, up to 1,200 rpm
Other FeaturesAdd Steam option
Delay start up to 16 hours
Internal water heater
Door lock light and cycle status lights
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor; 10 years on motor; lifetime on tub

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

What People Are Saying:

The Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4073NW was named a Best Buy (the highest ranking) in 2012 at Consumer reports, which rated this washing machine excellent for washing performance, energy efficiency, water efficiency, capacity and gentleness, and good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for noise. (The 4174 model has more features than the 4073 -- extra jets at the top to get clothes wetter, faster; 15 automatic wash cycles compared to 9; a 1,300 rpm spin maximum instead of 1,200 rpm; and options like the allergy, prewash and stain-pretreat settings that the 4073 doesn't have.) CostHelper found no online user reviews for the FAFS4073NW in October 2012, with one retailer indicating that both models were new to its site and not yet in stock in its warehouses (although preorders were possible).