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LG Vs. Samsung Front Load Washers (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Danny Nguyen  |  June 11, 2019  |  3 Min. Read

Front Load Washers  |  Samsung  |  LG Electronics

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Now that I have a child, I have a distinct perspective on products, especially on everyday appliances like washers, dryers, stoves, and refrigerators.

I would choose reliability over features to a certain degree.

That said, Samsung and LG are two of the four front load washers you should consider along with Maytag and Whirlpool.

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We will compare the two most popular models, the LG WM3700HWA and the Samsung WF45R6300AW, talk about the companies, and then the three features that truly sway your purchase along with a video for each machine.

LG

LG was originally referred to as Lucky Goldstar. Like Samsung, LG is a huge Korean company with business links into many different companies. They are credited with building the first real front load washer with many of the features and styles you will find today.

LG WM3700HWA - $899

WM3700HWA

Features:

  • 4.5 cu ft tub - King size capacity to fit any blanks, and clothing
  • Steam technology - Misty water with heat to penetrates and open pores in clothing to better fight with stain, dirt, and odors
  • Smart home innovation with Alexa, and Google Assistant - Programmable to work with high tech on command with Alexa, and Google, Alexa: wash my clothing
  • 12 wash cycles - Normal, Heavy Duty, Bedding, Sanitary, Allergiene™, Tub Clean, Bright White, Perm. Press, Delicates, Towels, Speed Wash, and Downloaded.

How easy is it to do as much laundry as you can while cutting down time?

Well with LG 4.5 cu ft washer, you can easily do so. Pick and choose from 12 different cycles to make any cleaning fabric with gentle care. The result is perfect, clean clothing at ease.

“Hey, Alexa - wash my clothes." How cool is that? Yes, the tools of imagination are here. It takes a bit of time to program and register with Alexa or Google Assistant, but this all can happen with simple commands.

You can use LG own app - ThinQ for easy notification to cycle washing cycle, start or STOP. The app will send a notification when the laundry is complete.

LG washers feature a clean tub reminder. The last thing you want from a washer is mold or mildew. (Editors Note: Dry the gasket and keep the door open).Tub Clean tub cycle will boose temperature up to 149 degrees to sterilize the tub.

Samsung

In a very short period, Samsung has become the number 1 selling line of appliances in the US. Amazingly, they surpassed Whirlpool in such a brief period. They design beautiful equipment and are technology forward.  

In terms of laundry, they have the double washer and double dryer, as well as the AddWash allowing you to add a sock or other article of clothes in the middle of the wash cycle.

You may have heard about their laundry recall. Keep in mind, it was top load washers only.

Samsung WF45R6300AW - $709

WF45R6300AW

Features:

  • 4.5 cu. Ft. - king size load for clothing, and bedding
  • SuperSpeed cycle - powerful and fast efficient cycle to remove all stain within 36 minutes
  • VRT Plus technology - Samsung innovation balancing technology keeps the thing stable, and quiet w/o much vibrations. Thus allowing any level of the house to install laundry

Samsung removed concerns about front loader that cause noise and vibrations. Samsung VRT Plus technology use perfect balance engineer to fully keep the washer (even at higher rpm) to be soft and quiet. This allows for installation for any floors in the house.

Backed by “Smart Care” diagnostic protection by Samsung, Smart Care interacts with your washer to give true diagnostic issues with washer, and offer solutions.

The Comparison: LG WM3700HWS vs. Samsung WF45R6300AW

 

LG WM3700HWS

Samsung WF45R6300AW

Capacity

4.5

4.5

# of Cycles

12

12

Fastest Wash Cycle

15 minutes for small loads

36 with full load ability

Reliability

Yes

yes

Stackable?

Yes

yes

Matching Dryer

DLE3700 (electric), DLGX3701W

 and type (vented)

MDVE45R6300W (Electric) DVG45R6300W (Gas)

Features

Both offer an array of features and temperature settings by specific fabric or type of clothing with multiple washes, rinse, and speed combinations.

Both even offer a cycle to clean the washer using a hot temperature wash.

Samsung has a soak cycle for heavily soiled clothes, and a 36-minute speed wash for a regular load of laundry  (LG is for small loads only

Capacity

Samsung AND LG capacity is the same as  4.5 cubic feet. The average usable capacity of a popular top load is 2.5 cubic feet.

The Samsung’s depth is 31.375, which is now in line with all major competitors. The LG is still shallower 30.25.

So be careful and measure before buying either machine, especially if you are replacing a less deep top load washer.

Reliability

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Samsung 8 178 4.49 %
LG Electronics 72 1246 5.78 %
Whirlpool 30 293 10.24 %
Maytag 204 1470 13.88 %
Electrolux 112 281 39.86 %
Frigidaire 4 9 44.44 %
Speed Queen 19 14 135.71 %
Grand Total 449 3491 36.34 %

Both are reliable compared to the average. Based on our 34,687 completed service calls completed last year, Samsung is the most reliable.

However, LG has been a more popular brand selling over 10 times the amount with minimal repairs.

Should You Buy a Samsung or LG Front Load Washer?

LG is shallower and more popular while Samsung is less expensive with a few better cycles like soak and speed.

However, Samsung and LG have one other factor in common. They both lack a national service network and finding service could be a problem in your area.

Both machines have their attributes, but first, you must know who can fix either brand. It may be more important than the choice itself.

LG is best when stacking, because of the bigger front control panel. LG bigger control panel makes it easier to read cycles and time. Samsung control panel is led control panel is a bit small, making it harder to see the panel.

Then again, you can use each brand app (SmartThinQ & Bixby) to know the cycles, and time remaining.

Both are machines and brands are excellent.  When you buy will be as important and what brand.  Both heavily promote around holidays.

If the features do not matter, then buy on price.

When is the best time to buy Samsung or LG Appliances?

Both LG and Samsung are highly promotional. You should always time their purchases around holidays in this order Black Friday, Labor Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and July 4th.

The savings are considerable. Washers can be as low as $499.

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Danny Nguyen

Danny Nguyen is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Danny has completed 2 half marathons and enjoys spending time traveling and snowboarding.

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