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

$3199

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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.

Noise (dBA) is the loudest reading (spin).
Wash cycle time (min) is the normal or regular cycle on the cold setting.
Annual running cost ($) assumes one “normal” wash cycle per day and electricity at 26c/kWh.

Price is from a December 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$3199
Type
Twin tub
Agitator style
Rotating drum
Origin
Vietnam

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claim capacity (kg)
16.0
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

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Notes