Samsung's washer uses silver ion technology to clean

This Samsung front-load washer uses antivibration technology to run quieter and doesn't require bleach or hot water to clean clothes, so it saves energy and is better for the environment.

Samsung's 4.0 cubic foot capacity front-load washerhas 12 cycles, runs quiet, and uses silver ion technology to clean clothes.

This machine, model WF328AAW, has digital controls on the front of the machine and a blue and red LED display for tracking the machine's many settings.

Samsung's washer runs quiet, cleans deep in cold water cycles. Samsung

Inside, there's a stainless steel drum. The machine features 12 cycles, including settings for permanent press, wool, and delicate items. An automatic temperature control feature uses an internal heater to regulate the water during a laundry cycle.

Samsung's SilverCare technology, which adds about 20 minutes to a cycle when used, uses silver ions with cold water and detergent for deep-cleaning colors, delicates, and special-care items. There's no need for hot water or bleach.

There's a delay-wash option on the machine that lets you start a cycle at a convenient time. This machine has dispensers for bleach, prewash, and softeners. To reduce the noise often associated with front-loading washers, Samsung uses vibration reduction technology on this model so you don't have to worry so much about where you install the machine.

This Samsung is stackable and is compatible with Samsung's DV328 dryer.

A total of 19 Best Buy customers gave this machine4.6 out of a possible 5 stars. Many noted how well the machine cleans clothes ("I can smell and see a difference in my clothing," one reviewer said.) Many raved about its capacity ("Laundry day isn't as long as it used to be with the larger capacity," said another). Some raved about how quiet the machine operates ("I occasionally have to go to the laundry room to make sure the thing is running because it is so quiet!"). A few dissatisfied people said the machine is too expensive, didn't clean as well as expected, and makes too much noise.

This model is available in white and costs about $1,000.

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