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Electrolux or Samsung Washer ?
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Post# 858968   12/29/2015 at 13:32 (1,028 days old) by Davide179 ()        

Hi everyone!

I am on the fence, trying to surprise my wife with a new washer, have done some research, and Electrolux seems to be:

- gentler on clothes

- more reliable (repair-wise)

than Samsung.
Specifically I am looking at the Ewfls70 and the WF45h6300

is this the case? Can I get some help?

thank you all!!

Post# 858970 , Reply# 1   12/29/2015 at 14:21 (1,028 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

The Samsungs are definetly known for being more cold water sided. So wash temperatures are over all lower.

The 70s ELux are like the most feature laden washers out there. For a normal, day to day non laundry enthousiast, the 60s should be by far enough and way easier to work with, with no features that might end up never even being used at all.

I'd guess cycle and working design wise, I'd choose the ELux, especially given their incredibly interesting dryer companions.

Post# 858984 , Reply# 2   12/29/2015 at 16:03 (1,028 days old) by murando531 (Huntsville, AL)        

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I don't have much experience with Electrolux aside from newer Frigidaires, so I'm not their biggest fan but I'm not against them, and in any case, I'd choose Elux in a heartbeat over anything Samsung has to offer. I just can't stand behind a company whose admitted business model is to blatantly copy other companies' designs. Their laundry machines are practically LG clones, but they don't seem to have the same build quality.

Post# 858985 , Reply# 3   12/29/2015 at 16:09 (1,028 days old) by gusherb (Chicago/NWI)        

If one were to put a gun to my head and make me choose between those two I would have to go with Electrolux. Otherwise I would say for a Front Loader LG or Whirlpool? And if money is no issue, then a Speed Queen FL.

Post# 858988 , Reply# 4   12/29/2015 at 16:20 (1,028 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
The Speed Queen is BY FAR the best on the market.

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How ever if you don't want to spend that much I would look at a Maytag or Whirlpool as my next choice. I tend not to go for the Asian machines for the simple reason that when they fail, as all machines do parts and service can be hard to come by and expensive.

Post# 858998 , Reply# 5   12/29/2015 at 17:41 (1,028 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        

Online, I seem to notice Samsung FL's have trouble balancing the load for spin. On reviews people claim that the machine jumps around even if the load is balanced and the machine is level. My bet would be get the Elux!

Post# 859034 , Reply# 6   12/29/2015 at 22:28 (1,028 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Want your Samsung repaired???
Good luck on that
I'm not real fonde of either brand mentioned here. Have had both and was not at all pleased with their outcome. And, the Whirlpools and their subsidiaries made by them have no customer access to the button catcher. LG has more then enough capacity, programs,options and are CRs fewest repairs of any brand and top rated for their features, performance and price. You do not need to pay a lot for nice feayures and dependability like the said Speed Queens. Bigger capacity (4.5 cu ft), great reputation, great customer service,readily available service/ parts, short timed cycles available and direct drive. No pullies,no gears,no belts, and great competitive pricing. I've seen them at Home Depot as low as $699 ea. I have had many and repaired, cleaned and sold them having yet no calls regarding service or performance issues. I've done shoes,pillows,stuffed toy animals,leather ,wool, and suede. No shrinking.I've dyed different pieces and got excellent results using the Sanitary cycle for hot,hot wash water to make the dye fasten to the fabric without fading. Area rugs,runners,car mats, everything coming out clean and fresh. Aloha.

Post# 859035 , Reply# 7   12/29/2015 at 22:41 (1,028 days old) by Dewey643 ()        

I will take the Speed Queen ANY DAY of the week over LG!

Post# 859038 , Reply# 8   12/29/2015 at 23:02 (1,028 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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My second choice after the FL SQ set was a MOL FL Elux set. loves them and I found a great deal on them as well, but went with SQ in the end.
As I recall the SQ's were almost 50% more than the Elux's, so solely as a value proposition I might have opted for them, but the solidity/familiarity of the controls, much better warranty, and assumed greater longevity sold us on SQ.
We did go with a Samsung refrigerator and love it a year later and counting. A service call was made regarding starting the ice machine for the first time, and that was arranged without a hitch.
The deal is you must purge the air by pressing a hidden button and KEEP HOLDING the button until the water begins to flow. The manual left out that last detail.

I also liked the Samsung dishwashers I looked at about 2 1/2 years ago, but went with Bosch instead.
Kenmore FL's are made by LG, as you probably know, and may edge them out on control design, depending on what one prefers.
I have noticed Samsung laundry, when on sale, often gets cut further than most other brands. That may work in their favor on Black Friday, Presidents' Day, etc.

I created a thread here when I was looking for a washer/dryer set and found the feed back very helpful. I mentioned the Elux's but got no posted opinions on them. They are pretty new on the market (here in the U.S. at least) and I don't think any member owns one. Samsung is not popular with some members but others here like at least some of their stuff, as I do.

Post# 859041 , Reply# 9   12/29/2015 at 23:32 (1,028 days old) by LaVidaBoem ()        
My 2

I'll just mention a few facts about E-lux.


1. Cost way more for same washer as much better bargains.

    (Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, and even LG)

2. Made cheaper overall than most

3. Will cost you more to do anything, or any part

4. Material is much lighter grade than competition

5. Frigidaire Guts all the way back for 20 years badged with upscale & fancy panels/controls.


For What It's Worth,


Post# 859149 , Reply# 10   12/30/2015 at 16:34 (1,027 days old) by Davide179 ()        

Lovely answers, thank you all. I truly appreciate it.

Any more comments are definitely welcome!!!

Thank you!!

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