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Post# 924412   3/1/2017 at 19:24 (417 days old) by washerdude (Canada )

The washer being two washers in one is lighter than a lot of single FL washers...

Post# 924418 , Reply# 1   3/1/2017 at 19:49 (417 days old) by Bobbi (Pennsylvania)        

I have to wait until it shows up at Lowe's to look at it, but I can't wait to see it in person! I will probably wait til one shows up in the scratch and dent section and see what kind of deal I can get on it. Sixteen hundred for the washer is pricey, but it is two machines.

Post# 924653 , Reply# 2   3/3/2017 at 12:39 (416 days old) by man114 (Buffalo)        

Weighs 20lbs less than the 5 cubic foot Addwash and that's assuming 218lbs isn't the shipping weight and is the actual weight of the unit if thats the shipping weight they really shaved some weight off the unit.

Post# 924677 , Reply# 3   3/3/2017 at 14:50 (416 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        

My assumption is its due to the low quality plastics and metals being used...Our 4.2cf WP FL weighs 244 pounds.

Post# 924687 , Reply# 4   3/3/2017 at 15:36 (416 days old) by man114 (Buffalo)        

I just can't believe how light it is for trying to do more. The lid part probably being mostly plastic vs the top metal lid probably saves a few pounds. The drums would have to be on the thinner side I'd imagine. You've gotta factor the motor weight even if it uses their direct drive motor.

I have the top of the line Addwash and it cleans very well but I have doubts about its long term reliability. I mean it's a nice enough machine but aside from looks it feels cheap. If I'm going to shell out that much for a consumer machine I'd just buy a Dexter T300 if I'm that far down the hole already.

If you have the space it's probably just as good to have two washers and two dryers. That's just me.

I think Samsung has some nice ideas with these machines but it just seems like they cut other corners to add the features.

Post# 924718 , Reply# 5   3/3/2017 at 19:18 (415 days old) by Bobbi (Pennsylvania)        

I'm looking forward to checking it out. If nothing else, perhaps this machine will prompt other manufacturers to bring something similar to the table. I truly believe it's a game changer setup.

Post# 924726 , Reply# 6   3/3/2017 at 20:07 (415 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

Lg has the sidekick, which is a separate unit. That Samsung unit will be a real nightmare to service.

Post# 924727 , Reply# 7   3/3/2017 at 20:09 (415 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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But nobody services Samsung.  ;-)

Post# 924737 , Reply# 8   3/3/2017 at 20:47 (415 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        
Samsungs are serviced... cable companies.

Post# 924957 , Reply# 9   3/4/2017 at 17:53 (414 days old) by man114 (Buffalo)        

If the top is made to pivot up it would be easy to service, but my guess is it wasn't thought out to that level.

Post# 924971 , Reply# 10   3/4/2017 at 20:21 (414 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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It is unbelievable what people will pay for thin cheap junk all the while complaining how expensive a Speed Queen FL washers are.


As I have said before LG-SS dryers are copies of WPs 27" dryers except they are made of VERY thin metals, we regularly have to replace the entire dryer drums in LG-SS dryers because the either come apart at the seams or the metal just splits where the support rollers contact the drum, I don't think we ever replaced a drum in a SQ or even a WP dryer because it failed.


Last week I sold and delivered two pairs of SQ FL washer and dryers for around $2300 for each pair, for that you get a set of machines that can last 20-40 years maybe longer with good care and light use, and they come with a 5 Year warranty. When I saw that SS gas dryer listed on HDs website for $1600 I had a good laugh as it will be in the pile to be crushed in less than 15 years under the best of circumstances.

Post# 924979 , Reply# 11   3/4/2017 at 21:15 (414 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        

The drum in the dryer will probably crack...I'm still seeing it happen on NEWER models with the powder coated drums, I recall the stainless steel drums cracking on older Samsung dryers too. With this design I'm just thinking of all the lint accumulation in the dryer due to the difficulty of taking the dryer apart.

And the washers "VRT Plus" don't get me started. All I've seen is people complaining about how much the machine shakes, squeaks, moves etc. And watching videos with people going "Oh look at our BRAND NEW SAMSUNG WASHER/FRIDGE/STOVE" etc, acting as if it's better than all brands out there, it makes me laugh out loud.

Post# 926487 , Reply# 12   3/13/2017 at 02:28 (406 days old) by man114 (Buffalo)        

My VRT Addwash seems like it is vibration proof, even with a down comforter. I paid next to nothing for it, don't care at all, but if people want a video or two I don't mind. It is extremely boring.

Post# 926520 , Reply# 13   3/13/2017 at 07:55 (406 days old) by joeypete (Concord, NH)        
John -

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You make good points indeed. Unfortunately though SQ is still a very niche brand. Considering that most consumers go to big box stores to buy appliances these days, they will sadly never see any SQ washers. I get asked about machines all the time and when I mention SQ, I've yet to have 1 person even know the brand. People are ok with spending a huge amount of money on an appliance if it "appears" to be worth it...meaning cool features and a flashy design. That's what Samsung does best. SQ's are great machines but for most consumers they wouldn't spend the same amount of money on them because they are dull compared to other brands (in design). You basically have people that can afford whatever they want and they go for looks or you have people who can't afford a new washer in the first place, so they buy the cheapest they can find. Both only care that their clothes come out clean. Unlike our breed who analyze every wash movement, most people see a washer as utilitarian. Warranties and longevity are great, but some people just don't give a crap LOL. Or they buy a cheap washer and get a 5 year warranty from Lowe's or Home Depot for like $100...and it's still cheaper. We're in a disposable society.

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Post# 928869 , Reply# 14   3/25/2017 at 14:56 (394 days old) by logixx (Germany)        
Ajmadison has the manuals available to download

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Post# 928881 , Reply# 15   3/25/2017 at 16:53 (394 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Saw the Samsung Flex Wash at Best Buy a couple of days ago. Snapped a pic.

They are awefully ungainly looking in person. Real behemoths, but maybe they will grow on a person over time.
Seem well constructed and solid enough, but not overly so.
Meaning in keeping with their other products, but a notch better being the flagships.
The top washer and dryer definitely were NOT cheesy after thoughts but rather solid and purposeful feeling imo...high points.
My time was short however, and therefore so are my thoughts.

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Post# 930148 , Reply# 16   4/2/2017 at 01:24 (386 days old) by man114 (Buffalo)        

I'm friends with a guy in Sears Appliances dept. and said they'd be there but my wife and I caught a stomach flu so I haven't had a chance to go see them yet. They had another new model before we got sick and it seemed awfully tinny, Having some appliance repair experience I'm curious to see them.

I bet they throw an Addwash on the washer too soon.

Still seems like there is a lot to go wrong. My most reliable dryers have always been the most simplistic ones. I can't imagine adding more to the washers are going to make them more reliable. Unless they somehow pivot up the top section for service I'm concerned about the servicing of the units.

If you've got room like I do I'd just buy all separate stuff. If you need two units buy two units, however I can see the appeal in a limited space upstairs laundry,

Post# 930167 , Reply# 17   4/2/2017 at 07:31 (386 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

I am guessing with the overall height there are no pedestals. You would need a ladder for the machine up top.  The center of gravity for the large unit on the bottom, lower to the ground may control some of the shake and shimmy.

Post# 930193 , Reply# 18   4/2/2017 at 10:23 (386 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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Reply #13 shows that there are small pedestals available.

Post# 930209 , Reply# 19   4/2/2017 at 13:34 (386 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        
I'd avoid putting Samsung FL's on pedestals...

Especially the flexwash when they already do shimmy and shake a lot...still. I'll be honest, Samsung really does tempt me with their FL washers and some of their other appliances too.

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