meet sam the samsung front load washer. he's working like a charm so far-really clean clothes and he hums a little tune when he's finished. he'll start humming again if you don't attend to the finished clothes! fortunately when he was delivered we began to do wash using the various cycles. turns out after i washed the quilt i made to take to the podair's next week (on what i thought was delicate/handwash cold/cold)the hoses were not connected to the right spikot- so i was washing it in hot/hot!!!! no shrinkage or color running-whew. but glad we discovered this sooner rather than later.