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Samsung WA50R5400AW washing machine review

The Samsung WA50R5400AW is a top-load washing machine with super speed washing and high-efficiency.

Samsung WA50R5400AW review
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Our Verdict

A great option for those who have a lot of laundry to get through but not a lot of time to do it. The Samsung WA50R5400AW is a super-efficient model with plenty of features to get through even heavily soiled loads quickly.

For

  • Super Speed setting
  • Active WaterJet for stains
  • Good capacity

Against

  • Regular settings can be slow

The Samsung WA50R5400AW top-load washing machine is designed to make the most of laundry day thanks to its Super Speed wash setting and host of other time-saving features. Add to that a good-sized capacity of 5.0 cubic feet and you have a washer that can handle large and bulky loads at speed.

Find all the models we reviewed in the best top-load washing machines round up and for the best smart top-load washing machine, check out our LG Smart Top Load Washer WT7300CW review, or for the best value top-loader, read our GE GTW335ASNWW review

Samsung WA50R5400AW: Price 

The launch price of the Samsung WA50R5400AW places it in the mid to upper range of top-loading washing machines. The RRP of $899.99 may be a bit pricey, but discounts aren’t difficult to find, find, sears.com currently has this model at a discount of $252.03, pricing it at $647.96. It may be a pricier model, but it does come with a wide range of time-saving features that are more than worth the money for a lot of users.

Samsung WA50R5400AW: Design and features

Samsung WA50R5400AW

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The big draw of this top-load washing machine is its ability to get through a laundry load quickly and efficiently. This is down to its 5.0 cubic feet capacity, which can also handle bulky loads, and its Super Speed cycle that powers through a wash in just 36 minutes. A Swirl+ Tub interior extracts more water, more quickly so drying time is decreased too.

The Active WaterJet, Samsung’s name for a built-in water faucet, allows you to pre-treat stains without traipsing back and forth between the machine and your sink. 

Samsung WA50R5400AW: Key specs

Washer Capacity: 5.0 cubic feet
Max Spin Speed: 750 rpm
ENERGY STAR Certified: Yes
Width: 27.6 in
Depth: 29.4 in 

Elements such as the EZ Access tub design and soft-close lid have been built with usability in mind, ensuring you don’t have to stretch and strain to reach the bottom of the tub or slam the lid shut. The self-clean feature means you won’t need to worry about keeping the washer fresh and clean, the Samsung WA50R5400AW handles all that for you.

The Deep Fill setting allows you to set a maximum water level to be used during a cycle, reducing water usage and the model’s Energy Star certification means you can limit the impact or household bills.

Some of the regular cycles do verge on the slower side compared to other models, but when you really need your laundry done in a hurry, the Super Speed cycle really delivers.

Samsung WA50R5400AW: User reviews

There’s plenty of high praise for the Samsung WA50R5400AW amongst users. It averages a score of 4.5 out of 5 in online reviews with users particularly fond of both its high capacity and efficiency. A number of reviews mentioned that what would normally require three loads of washing can be done in just one with this machine. Crucially, users comment on how well the machine washes not only their regular clothes but tougher, bulky items like small rugs and big comforters too.

Samsung WA50R5400AW

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Reviews also mention that it produces little noise, which is particularly great in such an efficient model, and that the fingerprint-resistant finish keeps this washer looking smart. These features, along with the Super Speed cycle, have made it particularly popular amongst those with young families.

The odd review does comment that it can struggle with dog hairs so it might not be the best model for pet owners. A few reviews also comment that they don’t like how close the detergent trays are to the lid as it can make operation a bit fiddly.

Should you buy the Samsung WA50R5400AW?

For those with a lot of laundry but little time, the Samsung WA50R5400AW is a great option thanks to its large capacity and great efficiency. Because of this, it’s particularly popular with young families who tend to have a lot of soiled clothes to wash.

While its regular cycles may be on the slow side, the cleaning power of the Super Speed cycle means you’re not sacrificing a deep clean for a quick one when using this setting.