Samsung top loader washing machine reviews Australia

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In Australia the main types of washing machines are front loader and top loader. Twin tubs exist but have a tiny market share.

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CHOICE recommends front loaders that score at least 80% overall and 80% for dirt removal, and top loaders that score at least 70% overall and 70% for dirt removal. We don't recommend machines with less than 55% in any score.

Test results

CHOICE Expert Rating

This overall score is made up of dirt removal (40%), rinse performance (20%), gentleness (15%), water efficiency (15%) and spin efficiency (10%).

Dirt removal score

We measure dirt removal with a spectrophotometer, a machine that's more accurate than the human eye and can detect differences of about 6%.

Rinse performance score

We measure how well the machines keep dirt suspended in the water rather than depositing it back on the clothes, and how well they rinse out detergent by adding a marker chemical at the start of the wash, and measuring how much of it remains in the rinse liquor at the end of the cycle.

Gentleness score

We test how gentle a washing machine is on clothes by attaching swatches of loose weave fabric to our test load, then measuring how much has frayed off by the end of the cycle. The less fraying, the higher the gentleness score.

Water efficiency score

This shows you how efficiently a washer uses water. To compare efficiency between different-sized machines, we calculate the amount of water used per kilogram of laundry. The lower the water consumption per kilogram, the higher the efficiency score.

Spin efficiency score

The test load is weighed before and after each wash. Higher scores mean more water is removed, which means the washing takes less time to dry. We use the default spin speed (some machines let you vary the speed).

Water used (L)

The amount of water used during the entire program cycle.

Energy used (kWh)

The amount of energy used per laundry cycle. A washer generally makes up around 0.53% of annual household energy usage. The smaller the number, the lower your running costs.

Cycle time (minutes)

The amount of time the program cycle we selected took. This can range from under an hour to over three hours.

Noise (dBA)

The maximum noise level is recorded during the spin cycle and is measured one metre away from the machine and one metre above the ground. Typically, the noise level of these machines is similar to that of a normal conversation (about 65dB). It's not an absolute measurement, the acoustics of your home will determine exactly how a machine sounds in use, but it's a good comparative measure.

Energy and sustainability

Shop Ethical rating

Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating isn't included in our total score. N/A means there's no rating for that company.

FEnergy star rating

As claimed by the manufacturer. The higher the number, the more energy-efficient the washing machine.

4Claimed energy use (kWh/year)

Energy use, based on 365 uses per year, as claimed by the manufacturer.

310Energy star program used

The wash program used to determine the energy star rating. Manufacturers tend to choose a program that uses the least power and water to attain the most stars possible.

Water Saving, Water level 5, Cold & HotWater star rating

The higher the number, the more water-efficient the washing machine.

4Claimed water use (L)

Water use per wash cycle, as claimed by the manufacturer.

92Reliability score

A high score means the washing machine brand (not the model) is less likely to have faults over time, according to CHOICE members.

Satisfaction score

A high score means CHOICE members are satisfied with the brand of washing machine (not the model).

Service score

A high score means CHOICE members were happy with the support they received from this brand when they had a problem with their washing machine.

Warranty (years)

Stated warranty of the washing machine. You're still covered by the Australian Consumer Law regardless of the manufacturer warranty.

2Country of origin

Where the washing machine was manufactured, though parts may have been sourced from other places.


Similar models

Similar models

Most washer manufacturers make a family of models that are based on a common platform but offer different features and programs, often at different price points, and sometimes allowing a retailer to offer an exclusive product, though the core performance will be identical.


Any differences between models that we've been able to ascertain.

Not applicable

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We list whether a model is the tested model, an identical model to the one tested, a discontinued model or one that may be similar or related to a tested model.

Tested model



The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in bricks-and-mortar shops for options.

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Also, Samsung has top-notch ratings and reliability that are unmatched by any other appliance maker. Ranked at #1 from customer reviews as the best top load washer of 2020, Samsung is a brand you should keep your eye on.

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Samsung front-load washers rank highest in customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Power's laundry appliance satisfaction study, and Samsung was named one of the most reliable brands by Yale Appliances and Puls repair technicians, as well.

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