Samsung WD856UHSAWQ

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Samsung WD856UHSAWQ

The great design, platinum stainless steel washer, and quiet operation (due to the state of the direct drive motor that uses a speed reversal for cleaning clothes) are some of the reasons why many people opt for Samsung WD856UHSAWQ. With the 8.5 kg washer capacity and 6 kg dryer capacity, you can conveniently do the washing and drying cycles in one condenser combo unit. Following are the features and specifications of the Samsung WD856UHSAWQ.

All the features are brought together in this elegant combo unit which is very simple and easy to use. But, is it worth buying? Find out yourself!


Dimensions (WxHxD): 23.6″ x 33.4″ x 29.5″ (600 mm x 850 mm x 700 mm)
Weight: 146 lbs. (66 kg)
Capacity: Washer Capacity 8.5 kg, Dryer Capacity: 6 kg
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Number of Wash Programs: 10
Number of Dry Programs: 4
  • Durable Motor – the motor is brushless, and thus it runs efficiently at cool operating temperatures.
  • Clothes are extremely fresh – AIR Wash uses air in order to gently freshen different clothes like bedding, shirts, or the stuffed animal of your child.
  • My Cycle – this feature allows you to customize the most used and favorite cycle, so now you can do the washing/drying with one touch of a button.
  • Samsung’s Diamond Drum – its streamlined shape provide an amazingly gentle performance.
  • Quick Wash – In just 15 minutes you can wash up to 2 kg lightly-soiled clothes.
  • Drum Clean – reduce the dirt and residue in the drum. There’s even an alarm that tells you when it’s the time to run this function.
  • Great Washing and Drying Capacity – you can now wash and dry large loads.
  • Very Informative Functions – like delay end, door lock display, child lock display, fault check display, and progress indicator.
  • Safety features like child lock, overheating control, anti-foam control, and self diagnostic system.
  • Bubble Wash – improved cleanliness with great fabric care.
  • Less noise and vibration – due to the smart control technology. The drum of this combo unit keeps perfect balance.
  • Baby Care – protects the clothes of your children and their sensitive skin.
Spin Speed (Max): 1400 RPM
Warranty: 11 year parts replacement warranty.
Wash Programs: Cotton, Synthetic, Daily Wash, Super Wash, Drum Clean, Outdoor Care, Baby Care, Wool, Spin, Rinse+Spin.
Dry Programs: Cup Board, Low Temp., Iron, Timed Dry
Wash Temps: Cold, 20°C, 30°C, 40°C, 60°C, 95°C
Options: Bubble Wash, My Cycle, Rinse+, Quick Wash, Sound off, Rinse Hold, Pre Wash, Intensive Wash.
Tray Dispenser: PreWash, Main Wash, Fabric Softener.
Materials: Stainless Steel Drum
Color: White, Silver
Ratings Electrical Requirements: 120 V / 60 Hz / 15 Amp
Pros and Cons:
  • Very durable.
  • The Bubble Wash delivers an excellent cleaning performance.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Great capacity.
  • Informative functions and great safety features.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Takes hours to do the washing and drying.
  • The clothes can sometimes be wrinkled and not fully dried.
  • Not very cheap machine to run.
  • Most of the features are basic and simple.
Negatives common to all combos:
  • There is no exterior lint trap for the dryer. The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal and you have to empty that once a month depending on the frequency of use.
  • The clothes need to be free to tumble in order to dry completely. Fill only half of the drum if you’re going to use the dry function.
  • Noisy water pump that expels the water from the machine – although active only intermittently during the wash and rinse cycle.
  • Produces a bit of heat.
Design: 7/10   Capacity: 9/10
Features: 8/10   Wash & Dry Programs: 7/10
Money Savings: 7/10   Quiet: 7/10
Quality of Wash: 7/10   Quality of Dry: 7/10
Affordable: 7/10   Reliability: 7/10
Total Score: 73 %
Reviews and Prices:
Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.
Online Store Price Link
Appliances Online $1,295.00 Purchase
My Shopping $1,295.00 Purchase

Conclusion: Honestly, since this is a combo unit from Samsung, my expectations were high, but I think we can all agree that 5-6 hours are just too much. Plus, many people complain that the clothes are not fully dried. So, if you’re willing to spend almost $1,300 on a combo unit which has many flaws, go ahead. But we assure you that there are far better choices out there.


Unlike many people, Vesna enjoys spending time in the laundry room of her house. She is not a fan of strong perfumes, which is why she has learned plenty of smelly laundry tips and became a mad scientist when it comes to removing stains from clothing. In her spare time, you can find her drinking cappuccino on her balcony, watching French movies or eating chocolate when no one’s watching.