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DV42H5200ep/a3 - bad heating element and cracked drum

We purchased a washer and dryer (DV42H5200ep/a3) in July of 2016.  We got a "deal" during a 4th of July sale, and since we bought them for a new house, we didn't actually use them until November of 2016 when we closed on the new house. So five months of them sitting in boxes, could technically be subtracted from the amount of use identified below, but warranty is based on date of purchase so the 13, 18 and 34 months indicated below when faulty parts broke are based on the purchase date of July 2016.

 

Anyway, the washer has been finem but we have had three issues arise with the dryer. Each issue required the unit to be disassembled almost completely to be fixed (technician time = $$$$$$)

 

1) The steam nozzle became disconnected from the inside of the dryer and had to be replaced (13 months, 1 month after warranty expired)

 

2) The heating element went bad (18 months)

 

3) Started making a thumping noise and the dryer drum cracked (34 months) clothes are getting stuck in the cracks

 

The dryer was $800 plus and we have spent nearly that on repairs…with the parts alone to fix the cracked drum we would exceed the total cost of the dryers original price.

Needless to say we consider this to be a very disappointing product (honestly we consider it a faulty product) and are wondering if Samsung is willing to do anything to make this situation right?

 

We hope Samsung is willing to stand behind their product…please help.

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Re: DV42H5200ep/a3 - bad heating element and cracked drum

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Constellation

Re: DV42H5200ep/a3 - bad heating element and cracked drum

We have the same model and are also having many issues with our heating element. We bought ours in 2016 too! Smiley Happy

 

Samsung so far has been very disappointing in terms of customer service. We had our heating element replaced only 4 months ago and it is broken again. Our repairman who fixed it the first time told us that the interior edges were never finished and thus are as sharp as razorblades. Now that it is broken AGAIN I am seriously frustrated that we were sold an unfinished product that is repeatedly breaking and Samsung is not willing to take care of this issue for us.

 

After reading your post, I am now very concerned about the drum - which I have seen to be an issue for many other Samsung dryer models too. 

 

Did Samsung take care of your issue?

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