Samsung WA54M8750AW

The Good Samsung's $1,099 WA54M8750AW washing machine has a built-in sink for hand washing or presoaking delicate items. Its modern design sets it apart from traditional top-loaders.

The Bad The WA54M8750AW didn't perform well. It's hard to see the washer's display from a distance and the tab holding the lid and sink together comes loose too easily. The Samsung Smart Home app is glitchy.

The Bottom Line You can find much better top-load washing machines around the same price.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Usability 3.5
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 5.5
5.7 Overall

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Review

This Samsung washer has no business in your laundry room

In a lineup of top-load washing machines, Samsung's modern $1,099 WA54M8750AW stands out. Next-gen aesthetics aside, the WA54M8750AW is highly disappointing. And even though it's currently on sale for $649, I still wouldn't buy this washer. It didn't perform well, its display is hard to read, the latch holding the washer lid and sink together is flimsy and I completely gave up on the glitchy Samsung Smart Home app mid-setup. Save your money for the high-performing $1,530 Kenmore Elite 31633 instead (it's currently on sale at Sears for $990).

Modern design isn't enough

The Samsung WA54M8750AW channeled LG's $1,150 WT1801HVA with its integrated display. I like the concept of moving the instrument panel to the main washer compartment (rather than having a random hunk o' plastic and metal sticking up). It's similar to the difference between freestanding and slide-in range display panels. But the WA54M8750AW's design didn't do well in practice. Its panel sits so flat against the washer you can't read the display from a distance.

Like select other Samsung top-loaders, the WA54M8750AW has a sink so you can soak or hand wash heavily stained or delicate items with ease. The sink is a useful addition, but you'll pay extra for it -- and this particular model has a significant design flaw. The tab that holds the lid and the sink together is in the center of the washer, rather than hidden on the side. Half of the times I tried to open the WA54M8750AW's lid to get to the wash compartment, I accidentally released the sink. Frustrating.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $649
  • Brand Samsung
  • Exterior Color white
  • Product Type washing machine
  • Loading Type top loading
  • Special Programs & Options Active Wash, Eco Plus, cool, deep clean, delicate, extra hot, extra rinse, hand wash, heavy duty, heavy soil, hot, light soil, Eco Warm, normal, pre-soak, quick wash, rinse + spin, sani steam, self-clean, spin only, steam wash, warm, waterproof, My cycle, Smart Care option, Super Speed, bedding, bleach, brilliant whites, cold wash
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