Forum Thread
Home Depot Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

Washer and Dryer Suggestions Needed

beefdaniel 204 62 August 22, 2016 at 12:13 PM More Home Depot Deals
Hello folks,

My current samsung washing machine has died on me, I think it's the drain pump and it would take about $220 for me to fix it. And I cannot be certain how long it will last after that as well.

Hence I would like to buy a new electric washer and electric dryer. I would need a stackable unit, not the stackable kind that are joint to each other, but the type that gets placed one top of another. I have attached a pic of my current set up in the laundry room and changing that setup would mean I would have to spend more which I do want to.

I am not expecting to do a lot of laundry, probably a full load 2 times a week with averagely soiled clothes. Based on my google search and some comparisons I liked the below washer and dryper and was hoping folks could chime in some of their suggestions.

I would need the company to come and install the new appliance and haul away the existing pieces as well. I suppose all appliances come with a standard 2 year warranty, so any suggestions if I should buy an extended one and what are my options there (credit card extended, versus square trade versus store sold waranty)

I am not in a rush and can wait till BF 2016 to make my purchase.

The below models were $649 during BlackFriday 2015, current price on both is $899.

Samsung Front Load Washer @ Home Depot
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Samsun...F42H5200AP

Samsung Front Load Dryer @ Homedepot
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Samsun...v42h5200ep

8 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

Joined Dec 2005
My # is bigger than yours
34,513 Posts
6,254 Reputation
#2
Get it repaired, why waste $$$ on a new dryer if it ain't busted?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Nov 2013
L3: Novice
204 Posts
62 Reputation
Original Poster
#3
Quote from Sun_shine View Post :
Get it repaired, why waste $$$ on a new dryer if it ain't busted?
6 months back I spent 300 bucks fixing the dryer - the heating coil was busted. I know I spent more than I should have. I simply want to get rid of those and buy 5 years of peace where I do not have to shell anything out of my pocket to repair these appliances.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Dec 2005
My # is bigger than yours
34,513 Posts
6,254 Reputation
#4
If the pump went out, it was most likely damaged by a coin getting sucked into it. There's no guarantee that won't happen on a new washer. Do the math & economics, $220 is better than $899.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Nov 2013
L3: Novice
204 Posts
62 Reputation
Original Poster
#5
Quote from Sun_shine View Post :
If the pump went out, it was most likely damaged by a coin getting sucked into it. There's no guarantee that won't happen on a new washer. Do the math & economics, $220 is better than $899.
Forgive my ignorance, if the unit is still under warranty and a coin gets into the pump and damages the pump, am I still covered for the parts and labor under warranty?

Also from my perspective 220 = 1/3 of 649, so this happens 2 times a year am already half way there - that's my rationale.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#6
I'm trying to figure out why stick to samsung. It's been a POS
I thought LG was bad until I bought the 649 Samsungs.

edit:
My likes and dislikes between the samsung and LG

Wife could see knob settings at top on LG. Samsung tilted back, hard to see for shorter people
LG spun faster which made for overall shorter work
LG dryer auto dry stopped when clothes were dry. Samsung's doesn't seem to work, clothes are never DRY
Overfill the softener on LG and the level stopped at the line while the rest drains into the tub
Overfill the Samsung and it will suck every bit out and drain into the tub. It creates a vacuum

If my LG's weren't in Florida now, I would switch them
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by stufine August 23, 2016 at 06:13 AM
Joined Nov 2013
L3: Novice
204 Posts
62 Reputation
Original Poster
#7
Quote from stufine View Post :
I'm trying to figure out why stick to samsung. It's been a POS
I thought LG was bad until I bought the 649 Samsungs.
I don't have any brand loyalty to Samsung, hence asking for recos on what have worked for people here.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#8
get on the sears outlet and find a scratch and dent one or go to your local lowes and look at their clearance section. I was told at Lowes that they are allowed to take up to half of the suggested retail price off of the unit if its a clearance item. This translates to around a 30% savings if you find something?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

Joined Jun 2006
Jambi-rific in Seattle!
30,336 Posts
2,810 Reputation
#9
I've been very happy with our Samsung washer and dryer. Have had them for about 6 or 7 years now. When the dryer stopped tumbling we went online, bought a new belt and it was fairly easy to fix. The site we got the belt from had a step by step video on how to take the dryer apart, put the new belt on and put it back together.

The belt didn't break, it just lost it's grip on the dryer drum and I think that was my fault. I had a bad habit of opening the dryer door without stopping the dryer first, I think the extra load of immediately stopping the drum at full speed wore out the belt unevenly. Oops!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard