WF42H5400AF Review


Samsung WF42H5400AF Samsung
WF42H5400AF

WF5400
Capacity: 4.2 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Spin Rate

1200

RPM
Energy

2.6

Factor IMEF
Water

3.3

Factor IWF
Cycles

23

and Options
Price

$262

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


Samsung WF42H5400AF

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning Steam-cleans and sanitizes clothes. Steam is very effective in gently removing tough stains, sanitizing garments, reducing allergens, and getting clothes really clean. Helps soften clothes and prevent wrinkles during high speed spin cycle.
Spin Maximum washer spin rate is 7% higher than average. Higher spin RPM wrings more water out of clothing, shortens dryer time, and saves on overall washer-dryer energy use. Ranks in the top 45% of new clothes washers for BETTER moisture removal.
Energy Energy Factor is 7% higher than average. Washing machines with higher Energy Factors are more efficient and will save you money by using less energy. Ranks in the top 40% of new clothes washers for BETTER energy efficiency.
Water The WF42H5400AF Water Factor is 11% lower than the average new washing machine. More efficient washers have lower Water Factors and will use less water to operate. Ranks in the top 35% of new clothes washers for BETTER water efficiency.
Cycles Cycles and options are 15% higher than average. Operating flexibility can be important if you have diverse fabrics and soil conditions within your family. Ranks in the top 45% of new washing machines for BETTER program variability and selection.
Price Based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), the cost per cubic foot of capacity is about average for a new clothes washer and is rated GOOD for price efficiency. Washers can often be purchased on-sale 10%-20% under MSRP.  


Samsung WF42H5400AF Washer

Samsung WF42H5400AF



Performance Ratings
Steam Steam Cleaning - Generates steam that deeply penetrates clothing to remove grime and achieve a cleaner wash. Gentler on fabrics than other stain-removing wash cycles. Produces a softening affect that reduces wrinkles from high spin rates.
Sanitize NSF Sanitize Cycle - Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) P172 Protocol to effectively sanitize clothes. Reduces 99.9% of microorganisms and ensures there is no significant carryover of bacteria into future loads.
Allergen NSF Allergen Certified - The WF42H5400AF is certified by the NSF to remove 95% of house dust mite allergens and feline dander. Employs the P351 allergen reduction Protocol where the water is heated to at least 131 deg F for at least three minutes.
Temp
Control
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that the wash water is at the proper temperature for the cycle selected. On cold winter days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Heater Internal Water Heater - Includes an internal water heater that can boost water temperature beyond your home's hot water tank. Helps maintain optimum temperatures throughout each cycle. Hot water is the key to really getting your clothes clean.
Water
Level
Automatic Water Level - Designed with sensors that detect the load size and then adjust the water level to achieve the best cleaning and rinsing performance. Convenient feature that eliminates guessing and saves water costs.
Drum Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a durable wash basket material that resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. It is superior to porcelain or plastic. Over 90% of new washers produced today have stainless steel drums.
Vibration Added Vibration Control - The Samsung WF42H5400AF is advertised to have advanced features to help control vibration and related noise. Details of these anti-vibration features are not readily available and the true effectiveness is unknown.
Wash
Type
Drum w Paddles - Front load washer with a rotating drum and paddles that lift and drop clothes. Very effective washing mechanism compared to the older agitating machines. Gentle on clothing and uses significantly less water.
MSRP $1099 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is about average for a new washing machine and is rated GOOD for overall price. In addition to the MSRP, it's also beneficial to evaluate cost efficiency by comparing price per cubic foot.  
Motor 10 Year Warranty - Samsung currently has one of the best drive motor warranties available with 10 years parts and one-year labor. The washer drive motor is one of the more expensive components to replace. Manufacturer warranties are subject to change.


Convenience Ratings
Capacity 4.2 cu ft - Interior capacity is 9% higher than average. Larger washers generally cost more, but if you have a big family, or want to do your wash less often, they can save you time and money. Ranks in the top 25% of new washers for LARGER load size.
Periodic
Tumble
No Periodic Tumble - After the wash cycle completes there is no extended tumbling of the clothes. Periodic tumbling, especially with circulating air, keeps the clothes fresh if you are delayed in transferring them to the dryer.  
Time Remaining Time Display - The Samsung WF42H5400AF includes a digital time display at the top of the washer that shows estimated remaining cycle time. Just glance at the display while you're working and plan your time accordingly.
Delay Delay Start / End - You can program the wash cycle to start or end several hours later when you wake up or arrive home. Allows you to organize laundry chores around your schedule, or take advantage of lower, off-peak, utility rates.
Dispenser Detergent, Softener, Bleach Dispenser - Bleach, fabric softener, and detergent can be preloaded into the Samsung WF42H5400AF dispensing trays and automatically released by the washer at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
Settings 15 Temp-Soil-Spin Settings - 5 Temperature, 5 Soil, and 5 Spin settings. Higher than average number of settings for these key items on a new washer. More settings provide added flexibility for a wide range of fabrics, stains, and conditions.
Quick
Wash
36 Minute Quick Wash - In a hurry? Forget to wash a garment for today's special event? This washing machine has a fast wash cycle that can have your clothing ready in much less time than regular cycles.
Wash-Dry No Overnight Wash & Dry - Like most washers, this model does not have the unique capability to both wash and dry your clothes overnight. A few washers can continue to tumble the clothes and circulate drying air after the wash cycle has ended.  
Drum
Light
No Drum Light - There is no internal lighting of the wash drum area when loading or unloading clothes. Sometimes shadows or an unlit laundry room can hide a stray sock that remains missing until the next wash cycle.  
ADA Not ADA Compliant - Does not comply with Federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Controls and operating mechanisms are not within the defined reach distances, or they cannot be easily operated with one hand.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - This washing machine is not Wi-Fi Enabled or Wi-Fi Ready. It cannot be remotely programmed, operated, or diagnosed through a home Wi-Fi Internet connection or Smartphone. It is not Smart Grid or Smart Meter capable.  
Detergent
Supply
No Detergent Reservoir - Like most washers, this machine does not have a reservoir that holds a large supply of detergent. A Few brands such as GE, Maytag, and Whirlpool offer new washers with multi-day detergent and fabric softener storage.  
Reverse
Door
No Reversible Door - Like most front load clothes washers, the door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Only a few brands such as Electrolux and Kenmore offer washers with reversible door capability.  
Stackable Stackable - Front load washers can be stacked vertically with a companion front load dryer. If you have a small laundry area this is a very convenient feature. It also places the dryer at shoulder level for easier loading.


Energy & Water Ratings
Energy
Star V7
Energy Star V 7.0 Qualified - Meets Federal ENERGY STAR Version 7.0 test criteria for front load washers that became effective March 7, 2015: Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) >=2.38 and Integrated Water Factor (IWF) <=3.7.
Energy
Star V6
Energy Star V 6.1 Does Not Apply - This washing machine model has been tested under the newer Energy Star Version 7.0 criteria that became effective March 7, 2015. The older Energy Star V 6.1 criteria are now obsolete.  
Most
Efficient
No 2015 Most Efficient Award - The Samsung WF42H5400AF has not earned Energy Star's Most Efficient rating for 2015. Only 20%-25% of new washers meet Energy Star's strict criteria for superior water and energy efficiency.  
CEE
2015
CEE 2015 Tier 1 - The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) lists this washing machine as a CEE Tier 1 appliance according to 2015 standards. Tier I is equivalent to Energy Star, Tier II is more efficient, and Tier III is super-efficient.
CEE
2011
CEE 2011 Does Not Apply - The WF42H5400AF has been tested under the newer Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) criteria established in 2015. The older 2011 CEE Tier I, II, or III standards are now obsolete.  
Energy
Guide
93 kWh - The Energy Guide label lists an estimated annual electricity usage of 93 kilowatt-hours. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of usage are in accordance with the latest 2015 Energy Star Version 7.0 procedures.
Water
Usage
4729 Gal - Energy Star lists an estimated annual water usage of 4729 gallons. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of water are in accordance with the newer 2015 Energy Star Version 7.0 procedures.


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