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Post# 913624   1/2/2017 at 12:29 (264 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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If only Whirlpool would come up with innovation such as this.  Had seen initial article on Saturday December 31st.


Post# 913628 , Reply# 1   1/2/2017 at 12:42 (264 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Very cool!
I was just about to write Samsung off...

Post# 913647 , Reply# 2   1/2/2017 at 15:17 (264 days old) by stevet (palm coast florida)        
More and more choices?

Just have to ask this one... Will they allow the user to decide which washer gets to self destruct? They should stop with all the gimmicks and concentrate on making products that perform normally and for a reasonable amount of time.

Having bought one of their French door refrigerators which has not been a stellar performer and their blatant denial of the problems they all have, I can assure you that there will never be another Samsung product in our home.
End of Rant!

Post# 913657 , Reply# 3   1/2/2017 at 15:49 (264 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        

How long will the washer last? A year? Will they both blow up because they will experience abnormal vibrations?

All of that aside, this is just a copy of LG's twin wash system.

Post# 913702 , Reply# 4   1/2/2017 at 20:22 (263 days old) by Joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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Fascinating! It is nice to see the innovation that has resulted from higher efficiency requirements and new technology. When I was younger, the outsides would get refreshed, but the insides of machines stayed nearly the same for years.

Post# 913706 , Reply# 5   1/2/2017 at 21:18 (263 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

If it's going to last, i don't know..

If it's good, I have no idea.

But it is super cool. Of course I already told my boss I need to put my hands ona pair of those to "test the competitors".

As soon as they're launched, a pair will be mine and used until they explode.

I used to love the LGs until today. literally.

Post# 913768 , Reply# 6   1/3/2017 at 11:27 (263 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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I like these better than the LG machines.
Of course, I wouldn't have either brand.


Post# 913913 , Reply# 7   1/4/2017 at 11:06 (262 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
That is pretty neat

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I admit scanning the article, but did I miss what possible MSRP will be?


If this design catches on, all the manufacturers will have some variety.  I remember when Steam was all the rage.

Post# 914244 , Reply# 8   1/6/2017 at 01:24 (260 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Very slick looking in this video:

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Post# 914245 , Reply# 9   1/6/2017 at 04:12 (260 days old) by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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Yet another gimmick and/or added feature to sell their washers and much would anyone use this feature? I'm also sure you pay dearly for it too! I would be happier if they simply made a dryer that reversed directions for equal amounts of time. That would be a truly useful feature!

Post# 914253 , Reply# 10   1/6/2017 at 06:16 (260 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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It really does look very "inspired" by LG's washer, even down to how you add detergent via the top of the washer. The dryer reminds me of something Electrolux had over here a few years ago: you'd open the top of the dryer to reveal a perforated surface to flat-dry items on.

Post# 914484 , Reply# 11   1/7/2017 at 19:04 (259 days old) by man114 (Buffalo)        

I'd be worried about the long term reliability. More gimmicks more to break.

Post# 914717 , Reply# 12   1/9/2017 at 00:01 (257 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Hmmm. Well I think there is more than one of us here that has more than one washer and one dryer in our basements....


There is just me in the house yet I really like having a couple of washers to do laundry all at once.  Of course mine are full size, not sure about the small top washer, guess it's the equivalent of the LG pedestal  washer. I think the LG is bigger though.

Post# 914843 , Reply# 13   1/9/2017 at 21:52 (256 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

Whatever, I want it NOW!

Darryl, sex strike starting the day it hits the stores until the day it his our laundry room.


Before you panic, think how great it would be to wash and dry your cat's bedding and the cat at the same time.


Post# 915049 , Reply# 14   1/11/2017 at 02:44 (255 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

Hm. I dunno if you should do that.

I suppose you might even lose your brazilian passport if they ever found out one of their citizens was on a *sex* strike for some unproven Samsung design.

At least give it six months to see if they'll *stay* on the market, instead of a quick recall.


Post# 915194 , Reply# 15   1/11/2017 at 18:25 (255 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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This is what Whirlpool envisioned several years ago: a pull-out rack that would attach to the top of their condenser dryers to dry items in the warm exhaust air.

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Post# 915204 , Reply# 16   1/11/2017 at 19:01 (255 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Simmilar could be achieved by simply placing a small drying rack in front of basicly any condenser dryer. They slide out of the way easy enough. I remember doing that on cleaning rag loads with some of those microfibre ones while the more cotton-like ones were in the dryer.

Post# 915674 , Reply# 17   1/14/2017 at 15:52 (252 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

Paulo, come on...

have you never wanted something (even knowing it's a junk) only because it's cute?

I design appliances, remember? When I saw that Samsung I was instantly sure it is a POS (and I don't mean Point of Sale), but it is cool. Expensive as hell, won't last too long, it will probably end up exploding or the main subject on a huge recall operation, but it is cool and I want it.

The same happens to a vintage Maytag wringer or that stovetop kenmore. Everybody know using a wringer washer is a PITA (compared to any good automatic washer), but it's nostalgic and fun sometimes.

If I would use a wringer washer or that Samsung as my ONLY washer, that's a completely different story. I'd prefer a Magic Chef (because it's cheap and awesome for the price), but never a 2k dollars Samsung.

Btw, i'm still looking for a wringer in perfect conditions. Anybody?

Post# 915723 , Reply# 18   1/15/2017 at 00:37 (251 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        


I agree with most of what you say.

The part I'm poking fun at (because it's at odds with my experience) is the sex strike. That sounds somehow "too American" to me...

It's rare to see Brazilians run away from fun stuff. I've never heard of any of them on a sex strike and, I'm pretty sure if the brazilian government heard of such thing they might rescind your passport.

Also, please note the ;-) at the end of the post.

If I had to guess what a Brazilian *would* do in the situation is they'd not strike, they'd either promise (or threaten, depending on the couple) to *increse* sexual activity until they get their new toys. Might work better than the strike... ;-)

-- Paulo.

Post# 915732 , Reply# 19   1/15/2017 at 01:47 (251 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        


The only "Brazilian" thing I still have is the, hummm let's say "stamina" and the Brazilian way of "doing it right to prevent competition". LOL You know that brazilian expression: "chifre é igual anemia, só tem quem não come direito" (translates almost like: being cheated is just like anemia, only people that don't "eat" right have it.). In other words, keep your partner so tired that he'll never want a "spare".

On the other hand, considering the tight work schedules we both have, it's a little difficult to do it 8 or 9 times per day.

I'm a Brazilian just like you (you're half Brazilian, right?), so you can wonder I couldn't make the strike last more than a couple of decades (It actually lasted 20 seconds but it feels like 2 decades.). Somehow my husband was kinda thankful LOL. ;-)

Just to make clear, I understood you were playing, I'm also playing with you. Even being a Brazilian, at my age, only 3 or 4 per day is enough, with luck 5. More than that only with the blue ones and a defibrillator.

Instead, we prefer to watch washers washing. I want this new samsung pair and the Baby Care washer/rice cooker combo (don't laugh) and he wants the ones with the small hatch on the door. It seems that Samsung is going to have an extra profit thanks to us.

Oh, I also want the LG one with top dispensers and Sidekick, that monster Maytag top loader (whatever crap XXXXXL) some vintage frigidaires, maytags, ges, whirlpools, kenmores (and before we end up with bullets in our chests, yes, we also want speed queens too).

I just hope Kevin (Revvinkevin) do the right thing and get rid of that collection he has. That is absurd! Who needs so many washers? As I am really generous to my friends, I would happily help him getting rid of that Lady kenmore washer/dryer, the maytag twin tub and matching dryer, the Laundromat, the Calypso, the Frigidaires. Our garage in Tehachapi has a garage large enough to turn into a junk yard. It even has the connectors for all that junk. I can even send him a brand new WonderWash and a Mini Countertop Spin Dryer. ROFL

There are also some washers i'm bringing from Brazil. Right now I'm designing the technical changes to launch PopTank, Big, Special washer/dryer in 1 and Energy here in the US. And I also requested the company around 10 "test samples from Electrolux and Brastemp to keep an eye on the competitors" that of course will end up in my collection. Nowadays the Brazilian washers are much better than the modern American ones.... No Eco-nazi features, decent rinses, decent water levels, hot means F-word hot, cold means hot, tap cold means ATC always turning on the internal heater, etc. You know.... too many sheets to wash ROFL.

Post# 915736 , Reply# 20   1/15/2017 at 02:42 (251 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        


Good to know washers that wash in *hot* water will show up in USA again. I'm allergic to cold and warm wash. LOL. (And yes, I'm Brazilian-American.)

-- Paulo.

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