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Great dryer if you can get a good price. Mid 800s isn't.
on September 23, 2010
The good old Kenmore blew a sensor and it would have been easy enough to replace but I wanted something a little newer with a few more features. We tried a 900 buck LG which just knotted up the sheets, trapping clothes, keeping them wet, and several hot spots and cold spots in the clothes so it went right back. The Kenmore was old reliable and never needed any repair. It would still be on the job had I fixed that sensor/igniter. Their new machines were costly and the lower priced ones didn't have very good reviews and some appeared on the avoid list. After shopping, I found this Samsung dryer for 502 and change. Way less then the comperable Kenmore unit. Right after we got it, the price jumped up to the 700s, or more depending on where you buy it. Can't believe we got the bargain. Hook up was easy and ready for the full load to do. I chose the normal mode with higher heat on the variable setting as there was a lot of towels in this load. Normally, they need to be touched up after the load done but the Samsung dried everything evenly. There are lots of musical jingles the machine plays when you turn on the power and engage different modes. It's quieter than the one it repalced but none of these machines are super quiet. Not too loud to hear the chimes from another part of the house. If your laundry service is in the garage, you might not hear them. This machine will shut off when the cycle is done where some machines will continue to tumble. The wrinkle free function will peridocally tumble the clothes. Bottom line: A good deal at 500 bucks or less but any more is too pricey. Still, it's built well and design is very nice. The manual is not written as detailed as it should be but adequate.
Pros: Works well and easy to operate with out being very noisy.
Cons: Other than being overpriced, none.
Recommend to friends: Yes.