Updated 6 Jul 2018

Samsung

WV16M9945KV (Flexwash)

Snapshot: The Samsung WV16M9945KV (Flexwash) front-loader has a 16kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WV16M9945KV (Flexwash)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$3700

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Test results

Overall score
81
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at dirt removal.
  • Excellent at rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Very good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Has no cycle for hand-washable woollens.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$3700
Type
Twin tub
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Vietnam

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim capacity (kg)
16
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
119 x 69 x 86
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
50
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
60
Noise (dBA)
55
Wash cycle time (min)
135
Water use (L/wash)
51.9
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
26
Test cycle
Cottons, Cold, 2 x rinse, High spin, light on, 2:19 to go

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Energy saving. Temp 40, 3 rinses, spin extra high
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
608
Energy label - stars
4/6
Water label consumption (L)
164
Water label - stars
4/6

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Hot + cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
×
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction
Not stated
Add items
Yes
Child lock door
No
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes