Samsung WF42H5000AW front load washer review

The Samsung WF42H5000AW is our pick for affordability.

Samsung WF42H5000AW Front Load Washer Review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

Washers with a 4.2 cubic foot (cu. ft.) capacity will happily support a large family, but it’s hard to find one as cheap as the Samsung WF42H5000AW.


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    No steam function

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A large-capacity, low-cost model perfect for families and those looking for a no-frills washer, the Samsung WF42H5000AW is our pick of the best front load washers for affordability. 

This is an affordable front-load washer, meaning you’ll miss out on some of the more advanced washer technology on the market. There’s still a lot on offer with the Samsung WF42H5000AW, though, including Smart Care app compatibility, Energy Star cerfitication and self cleaning technology. There’s also 8 wash cycles, 4 spin speeds, and 4 temperature settings to choose from, so you can always pick the right wash for you.

Samsung WF42H5000AW review: Features  

  • Smart Care app compatible
  • 8 wash cycles
  • Self-cleaning

Not all front-load washers feature a child lock, so it’s good to see a family-sized model with this feature. Keep kids safe and out of trouble by turning on the child lock feature which stops buttons responding, meaning they can’t access the Samsung WF42H5000AW without you. 

Samsung offers its VRT technology which cuts down on noise and vibration to even its more inexpensive models. This works by balancing the drum even at high speeds to stop the noise created by heavy loads and fast spins. There’s nothing more frustrating than your washer interrupting a conversation of overpowering a TV show, so the quiet running of the Samsung WF42H5000AW means you can have it on at any time. 

Save on money, time and using harsh chemicals with self-cleaning functionality. The Self Clean+ technology of the Samsung WF42H5000AW helps prevent dirt accumulating and also notifies you every 40 cycles when it needs a clean, keeping your washing fresh with minimal effort.

This is an inexpensive front-load washer, but the Samsung WF42H5000AW promises to save you money on potential repairs too with smart care technology which monitors and diagnoses errors, offering easy troubleshooting through a compatible app. The diamond drum interior promises to be gentle with clothes, extending their life and wear time. 

Samsung WF42H5000AW review: Size & dimensions 

  • 4.2 cu. ft. capacity
  • Stackable

With a large 4.2 cu. ft. capacity, the Samsung WF42H5000AW can wash large items such as a king-size comforter. With larger capacity you can wash more items in a single load, saving you time, water and electricity. However, if you need a front-load washer for a small household you might find that this has more space than needed, and might be swayed by one of the best washer dryer combos instead.

The Samsung WF42H5000AW is 39-inches tall, with 27-inches of width and 33-inches in depth. It’s worth noting that this front-load washer has a matching dryer available, and this is stackable. Perfect for tight spaces. If you're after a smaller model, the Samsung WW22K6800AW is a good compact option. 

Samsung WF42H5000AW review: Price 

  • Regular retail price of $700
  • Low-price model 

At full price you’ll pay around $700 for this front-load washer, but the Samsung WF42H5000AW can frequently be found on sale at around $600. This is a great low price for a front-load washer, especially one with the smart features on offer with the Samsung WF42H5000AW. If you're looking to spend a bit more, the LG WM9000HVA is a great high-end front load washer. 

Samsung WF42H5000AW review: Efficiency & warranty 

  • Energy Star certified
  • $7 annual cost
  • Direct drive motor covered for 10 years

The Samsung WF42H5000AW is Energy Star certified, which will save you money in the long-run on electricity. There’s an estimated yearly running cost of $7, meaning you can save when you buy up-front without having to pay more later with increased energy bills. A real win-win. 

The Samsung WF42H5000AW comes with a one year warranty on labor, with parts covered for one year, the control panel for two years, stainless-steel drum for three and the direct drive motor for ten.

Should you buy the Samsung WF42H5000AW?

A large-capacity, low-cost model perfect for families and those looking for a no-frills washer, the Samsung WF42H5000AW is our pick for affordability. It boasts a bunch of great features such as app compatibility and smart self-cleaning, but it doesn't offer steam functions like the other front-load washers we reviewed. 

Millie Fender
Head of Reviews

Millie Fender is Head of Reviews at Top Ten Reviews. She also works on our sister sites: Real Homes, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens, and Livingetc. As Head of Reviews, Millie is on a mission to make sure that we are reviewing all of the latest and greatest products for you and your home, whether it's a vacuum cleaner or an inflatable hot tub.