The $899 Samsung WA52M7750AW top-load washer had a lot promise when it first arrived at our workplace. It is a good dimension! It has a built-in sink! It seems to be good for its midrange worth!  

My hopes had been shortly dashed after seeing its efficiency scores; solely the now-discontinued GE GTW860SPJMC did worse at eradicating stains. So for all of its high-quality options and affordable value, the WA52M7750AW simply is not worth. Think about the $699 GE GTW685BSLWS or the $830 Kenmore 26132 as a substitute. 

Inside Samsung’s WA52M7750AW 

This Samsung washer, accessible in white or black chrome steel (for $999), seems to be good for its worth. It has a grey show panel with a small display so you possibly can see how a lot time is left on a cleansing cycle. It additionally has a clear lid you possibly can elevate to entry the built-in sink — or elevate the lid and sink collectively to entry the washer under. 

Notice: The lid and the sink are held collectively by a tab on the entrance of the washer. Carry up on the tab to separate them and press the lid all the way down to snap them again into place. Press the water jet button on the entrance of the washer to fill the sink.

Here is an summary of how the WA52M7750AW stacks up in opposition to a few of its top-load competitors:

Evaluating washing machines

Samsung WA52M7750AW

GE GTW685BSLWS

Kenmore 26132

Worth

$899

$699

$830

Shade end

White

White

White

Capability

5.2 cubic ft

four.5 cubic ft

four.eight cubic ft

No. of cycles

13

14

11

Vitality consumption

180 kWh/12 months

150 kWh/12 months

169 kWh/12 months

Dimensions (width, top, depth)

27 x 46 x 29.three inches

27 x 46 x 27 inches

27.5 x 37 x 27.9 inches

App

Samsung Sensible Washer

GE Laundry app, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant with ConnectPlus Wi-Fi module (offered individually)

No

Samsung’s pricier WA52M7750AW has a bigger capability than both the GE GTW685BSLWS or the Kenmore 26132. It additionally has one much less cleansing cycle than the GE washer and fewer sensible integrations. The one sensible integration the WA52M7750AW does have — SmartCare — is unnecessarily difficult. 

SmartCare is a troubleshooting characteristic you entry from the outdated-looking Samsung Sensible Washer app. You are supposed to have the ability to scan the display on the washer’s show panel from the Sensible Washer app to troubleshoot potential points with out having to name customer support.  However simply take a look at these screenshots under. The directions on the second screenshot is especially mind-boggling: “Flip the ability on and off and the press the Sensible Care button and maintain for three seconds earlier than 10 seconds is handed after turning the ability on once more.” Huh? 

I did finally get SmartCare to work, nevertheless it is not user-friendly. 

Screenshot by Megan Wollerton/Proinertech

I ultimately obtained SmartCare up and operating, however the course of might have been a lot less complicated. After scanning the show panel, the app provides you a prognosis. There was nothing improper with my check unit, so my scan did not yield any outcomes. 

Efficiency 

Here is an in depth overview of how we check washing machines. Briefly, although, we run cloth swatches coated in sebum (pores and skin oil), carbon (mineral oil), pig’s blood, cocoa (a mixture of chocolate and milk) and aged crimson wine by means of three equivalent cleansing cycles (we use “contemporary” stain swatches per run). After that, we calculate how a lot of the unique stains are nonetheless on the material post-wash. The upper the proportion, the worst the washer did eradicating stains. 

The WA52M7750AW obtained the second-worst stain elimination grade thus far, with 52 % stains remaining (solely beating out the GE GTW860SPJMC, which is now not being manufactured). Nevertheless it is not alone; it truly tied the LG WM3575CV and the LG WT1801HVA. Take a peek on the graphic under to see the way it compares to the similarly-priced top-loading GE GTW685BSLWS and Kenmore 26132. 

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