Samsung WA45T3400AV washer review

This Samsung WA45T3400AV washer has a built-in water faucet for easy pretreating, and a large capacity that’s great for busy families.

Samsung WA45T3400AV washer review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Samsung WA45T3400AV is great for getting those nasty stains out before you put your wash on and aims to be quiet in use so that you don't disturb others when it's working.


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    ActiveJet technology for pretreatment

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    Vibration reduction technology

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    Self-cleaning cycle


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    No smart features

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The Samsung WA45T3400AV is the ideal machine for anyone who wants to tackle serious stains before they begin their wash, with a built-in water faucet. Its 4.5 cubic feet capacity is excellent for fitting more clothes into fewer loads too, so if you’re usually running around doing endless laundry loads, this Samsung machine could make your life a whole lot easier. 

There’s also an extra high water level setting available for when you need to thoroughly soak your clothes and get the most from your wash. This is a sought-after feature within the best top load washers (opens in new tab), as people often want more water to deal with extremely dirty loads. 

Samsung WA45T3400AV: Size and installation  

  • Height: 43.9 inches 
  • Width: 27 inches  
  • Depth: 29.3 inches  

The Samsung WA45T3400AV has 4.5 cubic feet of capacity, which enables you to fit more laundry into each wash load. For reference, most top load machines have a capacity of between 3.8 to 5.3 cubic feet, so this one falls nicely in the middle. It would be suitable for a busy family household that has plenty of washing to get through, allowing you to get on with other things due to having to run fewer cycles. 

It’s unclear as to whether the Samsung WA45T3400AV needs to be installed by a professional due to lack of an installation manual, though there is information on services provided by Samsung on the brand's website (opens in new tab). Installation is also available through major retailers. Whether you choose to opt for this or not, it’s best to check your machine’s measurements against the delivery path it’ll take on the day it arrives, and ensure there’s enough space for it to get through all of your doorways. 

Samsung WA45T3400AV washer review

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Samsung WA45T3400AV: Features 

The Samsung WA45T3400AV’s standout feature is its built-in water faucet, which can be used to easily pretreat soiled and heavily stained clothes with just a press of a button. It makes this machine your one-stop shop for washing; you can scrub your clothes straight into the washer with no laundry room sink needed. 

This is most definitely the ideal machine for anyone who wants to pre-treat their clothes, with 10 preset washing cycles and six additional washing options available. The Samsung WA45T3400AV also has the option for an extra high water level whenever you need it, so that you can get your clothes thoroughly soaked if they’re badly stained.

As with most modern top-load washers, there’s also an emphasis on quiet running here. Samsung has built it with Vibration Reduction Technology in order to keep the parts of your machine from creating noise, so that you don’t have to worry about being disturbed when the washer is in use. Samsung has also made sure to include a self-clean cycle, which aims to eliminate dirt and bacteria in the tub. Your machine will let you know when you should select this cycle every 20 washes, so you don’t even need to trouble yourself with remembering when to do it.

This machine doesn’t have the smart features that you can find in other models such as the LG Smart Top Load Washer WT7300CW (opens in new tab), like Wi-Fi connectivity and notifications when your cycle ends. However, it does have troubleshooting available from your phone, so that if you run into issues you can get an immediate diagnosis. 

Samsung WA45T3400AV: Design and performance 

The Samsung WA45T3400AV is a sleek-looking washer, which is available in Brushed Black, Platinum, and White. These colors mean it’s versatile enough to match any interior design or color scheme you might have. Getting into the design itself, this model has a soft-close lid designed for safe and quiet use, alongside a diamond drum design. This type of interior texture is meant to extend clothing life by treating them gently and has small water holes to prevent any snagging or damaging from occurring, allowing you to get deep-cleaning results from your cycles. 

As with all Samsung models, there’s an impressive warranty available with this machine too. That includes one year on parts and labor, three years on your stainless steel tub, and ten years on the motor. If you fancy it you can even pick up this model’s matching dryer (opens in new tab), and create the perfect pair.

Samsung WA45T3400AV

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Samsung WA45T3400AV: User reviews 

The Samsung WA45T3400AV has a 4.6 out of 5 stars on Home Depot, gathered from 461 reviews. Many users commented on how aesthetically pleasing the model is, as well as the benefits of the soft close lid.

One impressed reviewer said they “fell in love with the active waterjet function as it lessens time need when pre-washing hard stained or handwashing delicate clothes” adding that the “control panel is very much self-explanatory”, which is ideal for ease of use. Another commented on how useful the machine’s large capacity was, saying “I am finally able to wash our large comforters and blankets which saves on dry cleaning bills”. 

One reviewer commented that they wished the machine wasn’t locked so that they could add extra items when they needed to, as it “takes minutes to unlock” having to go through the process. If you would prefer to save on this hassle, then check out the Whirlpool WTW5000DW (opens in new tab), which has an ‘Add a Garment’ feature built-in. 

Should you buy the Samsung WA45T3400AV? 

The Samsung WA45T3400AV will be perfect for anyone looking for a machine that has an emphasis on pretreatment, with a range of cycles in order to banish any pesky stains. It also has a great capacity, which many users comment is much larger than they imagined and capable of washing larger items you may previously have dry-cleaned. 

The built-in water faucet is a handy feature for maximizing space in your laundry room, as it takes away the necessity for a sink. It should also fit nicely into any household given its quiet running but does fall down with a lack of smart features. 

Molly is the Staff Writer for the Home Section at Top Ten Reviews, joining the team after finishing college. When she's not writing she enjoys baking and embroidery, as well as getting stuck into a good book. She now enjoys writing about kitchen appliances, gardening tools, and will even dip her toe into writing about fridges and ovens.