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Samsung DV45K6500GV dryer review

With numerous steam cycles and sensor dry technology, the Samsung DV45K6500GV is our top choice of gas dryers.

Samsung DV45K6500GV dryer
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Our Verdict

The Samsung DV45K6500GV is a high quality gas dryer with Energy Star certification and a range of steam cycles.

For

  • Various steam cycles
  • Energy efficient
  • Smartphone compatible
  • Large capacity

Against

  • Costs to install
  • Temperature isn't fully adjustable

The Samsung DV45K6500GV is a gas dryer with a large 7.5 cubic foot capacity and 14 preset cycles. It's certainly one of the best dryers you can buy, but as with most gas models you can expect to pay more as standard for this than its electric equivalent. 

Users love the steam settings offered with the Samsung DV45K6500GV, which include anti-wrinkle, sanitize, and anti-static modes. Keep in mind when buying a gas dryer that the cost of installation will set you back at first. However, if you have the money, choosing the Samsung DV45K6500GV will save you on energy costs in the long-run thanks to its Eco Dry settings and smart sensors. It's Energy Star and ADA compliant, making it a worthwhile investment for your home. Check out our guide to the best front load washers if you want something to pair it with. 

Samsung DV45K6500GV: What you need to know

The Samsung DV45K6500GV has an RRP of $1,299. This is a gas dryer, so it costs roughly $100 more than the DV45K6500EV, which is the electric equivalent. The up-front cost is also higher because you'll need a professional to install your gas dryer and connect it to the mains. However, once it's up and running, the Samsung DV45K6500GV has roughly half the running costs of an electric dryer. 

All gas dryers need an external vent, and the Samsung DV45K6500GV comes with a vent sensor to detect when this is compromised. This also notifies you when it needs a clean, and will keep your dryer running smoother in the long run. 

The Samsung DV45K6500GV is 27 inches wide, 32.5 inches deep, and 38.75 inches tall. It's a standard size for most dryers, but always measure your intended space before buying just to be sure it will fit properly. This dryer is covered by a one year warranty on all parts, and two years on the control board parts. 

Samsung DV45K6500GV: Main features

An image showing the digital control panel on the Samsung DV45K6500GV

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The DV45K6500GV is packed with smart features, such as Eco Dry. This is designed to cut down on energy usage by 25% in every cycle, which is good for your bank balance and the environment. This dryer is also steam enabled. It has a Steam Sanitize setting that kills 99.9% of bacteria, and it also comes with Wrinkles Away, Anti-Static, and Refresh cycles, all powered by steam.

Of the 14 cycles, there's also Auto Dry, Cool Down, Damp Dry, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Knits, and Quick Dry options. 

The Samsung DV45K6500GV also comes with sensor dry, which checks your laundry as it dries and adjusts the time and temperature to ensure a perfect result. If your clothes are dry before the cycle is finished, this will prevent them from being damaged. It will also enable you to skip out on damp drying, which can be a real nuisance. 

The Samsung SmartThings app can pair with almost all new appliances these days, and the Samsung DV45K6500GV is no exception. This app tells you how far though your cycle is, and allows you to stop or start your cycles, as well as to remotely schedule them. 

Samsung DV45K6500GV: User reviews

The Samsung DV45K6500GV and its matching washer photographed together in a laundry room fitted with wooden cabinets

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The Samsung DV45K6500GV has 220 reviews on Sears, 270 on Home Depot, 210 on AJ Madison, and 220 on the Samsung site itself. We looked through these to find any common complaints or standout features in the DV45K6500GV. With an overall average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5, this is a well-liked option across most users. 

People praise the Samsung DV45K6500GV for its energy efficiency, and they love the steam features. In particular, the anti-wrinkle steam setting is very popular. People also enjoy how large this dryer is, saying it can fit a king size comforter and cuts down on laundry loads overall. 

The main complaint we saw was regarding adjustable temperatures. "I like the dryer with the exception of the fact that I cannot adjust the temperature on the sensor dry selections." This does make sense to us, because the Sensor Dry adjusts temperature depending on your laundry's progress, but if you want something 100% adjustable this might not be your top choice. 

Should you buy the Samsung DV45K6500GV?

If you're considering buying a gas dryer, the Samsung DV45K6500GV is our top pick. It's packed with modern features such as numerous steam settings and sensors to alert you to your laundry's progress. It's also ADA compliant and Energy Star certified, and the Eco Dry feature cuts energy use by 25%. 

Given how smart this machine is, people are disappointed that it's not fully adjustable when it comes to temperature on some select settings. If you want to use the sensors with delicate items, it may disappoint. However, we think this is a great purchase for most people, with a large capacity and sleek finish.