Samsung VRT Silver Care Front Loading Washing Machine
by Aldona Ahlm
I bought the Samsung VRT Silver Care Front Loading Washing Machine one and a half years ago after moving into a home with a second story laundry room. I knew I wanted a front loader to minimize the use of water and the drying time for my loads of laundry.
Vibration during the spin cycle was a primary concern to me when looking for a new machine. The VRT technology of the Samsung uses ball bearings to balance to front loading machine during the spin cycle and it works very well. I have had no noise or vibration issues with this machine. Sometimes during the start of the spin cycle for just a second or two you will hear a humming and feel a very small amount of vibration as the ball bearings balance the machine but it is nothing compared to the constant sound of a top loading machine during the entire length of the spin cycle.
A secondary reason to chose this machine over other front loaders was the silver care technology. It disinfects the cloths during the wash cycle with the use of tiny amounts of silver. You can choose to use this or not when you start the washing cycle. I am happy with this option because I can feel confident that my children are wearing truly clean cloths.
I have had no problems or complaints with how well the machine washes cloths. My cloths come out clean with every use. I like the
fact there are many cycle options including an extra wash, rinse, or spin. Being a mother of two young children I have washed some very dirty and stained cloths in this machine with great success. My delicates come out very clean and undamaged as well.
The only problem I have had with this machine is that from time to time a moldy smell will appear when you open the door to throw a load in. I have found that if you remove the tray where you pour the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener you will see mold accumulating in the tray. I wash it with bleach and run a load of whites using bleach and the problem goes away for quite some time. I have also found that leaving the door open in between cycles minimizes this. This may only be a regional problem as I live in the southeast where the humidity and temperature are higher than in other areas.
On the whole I am very satisfied with the Samsung VRT Silver Care Front Loading washing machine and would highly recommend it to any one looking for a front loader. If you have a second story laundry room this machine is a must have as the noise level is minimal. After coming from a home with a top loader Maytag machine that made so much noise that my kids would wake up from nap during a spin cycle this machine is a life saver and makes doing laundry easy.