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4.0 out of 5 stars Good machine but bigger than specified., 1 Aug 2011
This review is from: Samsung WD8704RJA v1400 rpm 7kg wash/5klg dry full graphic display décor door AIR Refresh Washer Dryer White (Misc.)
This is a good quality large capacity washer dryer at a competitive price.

The 7kg/5kg wash/dry load capacity is greater than for previous brands we have owned, i.e. Indesit, Hoover and Hotpoint which are usually 6kg/3kg and this is reflected in the physical size. The depth is specified as 600mm. This is the the size of the white cabinet. The control knob and door protrude from the front and the hoses from the rear. After installing as close to the wall as practical the front of the door is actually 670 mm from the wall. The depth of a standard kitchen worktop is 600 mm. This makes the machine look even bigger but it is impressive looking with the digital display and large diameter door. You will also require 445mm clear space in front of the machine to open the door fully. Width and height at 600 mm and 844 mm are as specified but the height will increase if the adjustable feet are extended.

Inside the machine the build quality looks to be significantly better than our previous machines. The main drum motor is brushless and direct drive which makes it very quiet in operation and for the equivalent spin speed vibrates less than our previous machines. The maximum spin speed is 1400RPM and the vibration is about the same as our Indesit which had 1000RPM max spin speed. The pump motor sounds like and makes the same volume of noise as our previous machines. As this motor is running quite a lot during the wash and dry cycles the overall noise has left me somewhat disappointed.

As for ease of operation and washing performance the machine has met all our expectations. It's easy to understand the programmes available and to fine tune as required, i.e. change preset temperature, number of rinses, spin speed and drying time. The spin speed adjustment is useful to reduce vibration if like us your kitchen floor is the suspended wooden type common in Scottish houses.

Regarding reliability I would expect it to be better than average. As previously stated the build quality looks good and the main motor will not require brush replacement which we usually have to do after about 4 years use. There is a 2 year parts and labour warranty and 5 years parts warranty. Previous experience with an LCD TV indicates that Samsung service is good.

I would recommend this Samsung Washer Dryer subject to my comments above on machine size.
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I. McLean
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Location: Cumbernauld, Scotland, UK

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