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Samsung DV5451AEW/XAA 7.4 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Samsung DV5451AEW/XAA is an extra-large electric dryer that should provide both sufficient capacity and cycle choices to handle the laundry needs of most large households. It comes with steam features to refresh clothes or remove wrinkles and moisture sensors to turn off the machine when the load is dry. It also offers a choice of four drying levels (more dry, normal dry, less dry or damp dry) to customize the drying cycles.

Models: DV5451AEW (White)


(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$765Best 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)
$794Abt Electronics (Typical estimated delivery $0-$119)
$754AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198; at times offers free shipping)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$7204.7 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Samsung WA5451ANW/XAA Top-Load Washer

Additional Costs:

$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200Shipping and handling (Some companies charge $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$49-$290+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 46"
Width: 27"
Depth: 29.63"
Weight123.3 lbs.
Depth (door open)51.25"
PowerElectric, 240V, 30 amps.
StyleFront load
Capacity7.4 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeSide-swing, reversible (can be installed to swing right or left)
Door WindowYes
DrumPower-coated metal
Drying Cycles11: steam refresh, steam wrinkle care, normal, heavy duty, permanent press, bedding, delicates, wool, time dry, air fluff, sanitize
Temperature Settings4: medium, medium low, low, extra low
Sensor dryYes
End-of-cycle SignalYes (adjustable, on/off)
Drying rackYes
Other FeaturesInterior light
Estimated remaining time display
Lint filter light
Warranty1 year, parts and labor; 2 years control board; 3 years stainless steel tub; 10 years motor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at

What People Are Saying:

The Samsung DV5451AEW/XAA is on the 2012 Best Buy list (the highest level) at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for drying performance and capacity, and very good for convenience and noise. User reviews are primarily positive, with about 80%-90% recommending this machine, saying it dries clothes quickly and quietly, and praising the steam options. Those who don't recommend this dryer cite long drying times and strange sounds during the drying cycles. Even some of those who like this dryer note that lint escapes from the trap, creating a mess.