Samsung 328 Washer and Dryer review
Picked up the pair in white at Lowes during the Memorial Day sale for $1650 and another $159 for the extended warranty covering both for an additional 4 years. Washer WF328AAW, Dryer DV328AEW. They replaced a set of Kenmore's that were over 15 years old and still running after some minor DIY repairs over the years.
First off thanks to all on this site for posting so much valuable information. This 55 yr. old male has learned more about laundry in the last six weeks than I did in the previous 55 years.
Like most I went back and forth between several brands of front loaders and finally decided it was between the Bosch 500 Plus and one of the Samsungs. The finicky nature of the Bosch dryer venting that some have reported and the door broken on the floor sample washer, plus the less elegant controls steered me to the Samsung line. Would have liked the Bosch washers profile washing though.
The lower end 328 and the high end 338 are the washers available with the Stainless diamond washer tub like the Miele. While we could have afforded the steam pair, our use as two empty nester's did not seem to justify the added expense.
Brought them home and installed and leveled them myself on a concrete linoleum topped utility room floor without problems. The vibration reduction works great the washer barely vibrates during spin and has not moved at all.
Reading many hundreds of posts here made the switch to front loading methodology less dramatic; Charlie's soap is on order, so far using Tide He and vinegar.
Wash result have been fantastic and some old pillow cases on sanitize (2hrs 5mins)were hard to believe. The diamond tub does seem like it would help with less snagging and wear. The controls allow just about any combination I think we would need. And the internal heater is used in several cycles.
The dryer is a dryer and does the job as expected with a nice stainless drum and easy to clean lint filter.
At this point not much else to say except that we feel we purchased a reasonable priced set with sufficient quality and controls and are enjoying the many benefits of a front loader.
I will report back if problem develop.