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New Samsung AddWash Washer & Dryer (Review/Rating/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  April 27, 2016  |  3 Min. Read

New Products  |  Laundry  |  Samsung

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How many times did you forget to add a sock or outfit after you started your wash cycle? You would have to cancel the cycle, wait for the water to drain and the latch to release or perhaps you just wait for the next wash (which is why I have so many mismatched socks).

New Samsung AddWash Laundry

Samsung has a new washer with the “AddWash” door to allow you to add clothing in the middle of the cycle. We will look at this machine and analyze whether you should consider it for your home.

First let's look at Samsung.


Samsung is a South Korean company known for manufacturing phones, tablets, and televisions. Over the last few years their appliance sector has been growing. In the appliance industry the Samsung brand is known for incorporating technology and design into their products.

Samsung is constantly innovating new products like Wi-Fi enabled ranges, refrigerators, and laundry.

Let's look at the AddWash washer and the matching dryer.

WF50K7500AV - $1,499 (approximately)

New Samsung AddWash Laundry WF50K7500AV AddWash Door

New Samsung AddWash Door Laundry

  • Super Speed
  • Samsung advertises a full wash cycle can now be completed in 30 minutes. 
  • 5.0 Cubic Ft. Capacity

DV50K8600 $1,499 - $1,599 (approximately)

New Samsung AddWash Laundry DV50K8600

  • Energy Star® 2016 Certified
  • Multi-Steam Technology
  • Vent Sensor
  • Detects blockages and reminds you to clean out your vent

Key Highlights

AddWash Door

I think the AddWash door is a unique idea. I don’t love the look of it and I am also wondering how well it will hold up over time. Wth Samsung, as well as other manufacturers, you can just pause the washer, open the door, and then resume the cycle.

Super Speed

Samsung advertises that their Super Speed cycle can wash a full load of clothes in 30 minutes. There are other brands claiming they can wash a small load of clothes in about 15 minutes.

In theory, the ability to wash a full load in 30 is great. I am curious to see how well this cycle cleans in practice when full of clothes.

5.0 Cubic Ft. Capacity

I was also curious to see how Samsung managed to get a 5.0 cubic ft drum in a 27’’ wide washer. It's only 29 deep. The newer Electrolux is 32" deep, yet is only 4.7 cubic foot.

Energy Star® 2016 Certification

I am happy to see another EnergyStar rated dryer on the market, less energy consumption is good for the environment and your wallet.

Vent Sensor

Whether we like it or not, it seems like everything is becoming more technologically connected. It's useful that your dryer can now send you reminders to clean your vent, (which is really important to do regularly). Lint is a major cause for dryer fires.


I also like the color options. Dark colors have been really popular for washers and dryers across all brands. I think the Black Stainless and azure color options will be a popular choice.

Final Thoughts

I like the technology, colors and vent alerts for your dryer. The speed of 30 minutes is also appealing. However, you are spending $1,599 for the ability to add an article of clothing to your wash. I am kind of skeptical.

There is another good option. Spending $700-$1,000 and waiting the two minutes to cancel your cycle.

Additional Resources

Have questions on Washers? Get the Yale Washer Buying Guide with complete explanations on hybrid, front load, and top load washers. Well over 155,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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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.

Steve Sheinkopf

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