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Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer - FAFS4272LN

Abt Model: FAFS4272BLUE | UPC Code: 012505382215
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Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer - FAFS4272BLUE

Features:

  • Ready Steam™
    Ensures cleaner clothes with improved stain removal.
  • Vibration Control System
    Advanced vibration control keeps even oversized loads balanced for smooth, quiet operation. Ideal for second floor installation.
  • TimeWise™
    Wash time equals dry time - so you don't wait for clothes to dry.
  • NSF® Certification
    Washer includes cycles up to 153 degrees to ensure your laundry will be 99.9% bacteria free.
  • Energy Saver Option
    Further reduces energy use up to 60%.
  • SilentDesign™
    for quiet operation.
  • Stay Fresh™ Door Seal
  • Stay Put™ Door
  • WashSense™ Technology
    WashSense™ technology ensures clothes get clean with care.
  • Express-Select™ Controls
    Easily select options and cycles with the touch of a button.
  • Add-a-Garment
    With just the touch of a button, easily add an extra piece to the washer once a cycle has started.
  • Save Your Settings
    Automatically save your last wash setting so you can save time when doing laundry.
  • Multiple Cycles
    Seven wash cycles including Whitest Whites and Deep Clean Sanitize.
  • Delay Start
    Set your washer to begin washing on your schedule. It can be programmed from 1 to 14 hours.

Specifications:

  • Color: Classic Blue
  • Energy Star® Certified: Yes
  • Agency Approval: UL/CUL

Colors/Capacity

  • Capacity (Cu. Ft.): 3.8
  • Drum Material: Stainless Steel
  • Cabinet Color: White
  • Console Color: White
  • Heavy: Yes
  • Console Location: Front

Washer Cycle Features

  • Timer Offs/Different Cycle Selections: 10
  • Cycle Count: 10
  • Deep Clean Sanitize: Yes
  • Bulky: Yes
  • Heavy/Bulky: Yes
  • Whitest Whites: Yes
  • Normal: Yes
  • Normal/Casual: Yes
  • Quick: Yes - 25 Min (8LB Mixed Load)
  • Delicates: Yes
  • Delicates/Hand Wash: Yes
  • Hand Wash: Yes
  • Rinse & Spin: Yes
  • Spin Only: Yes
  • Casual: Yes
  • Cycle Status Lights: Yes, LCD
  • Time Remaining Indicator: Yes, LCD

Specialty Cycles

  • Soil Level Selections: 5
  • Max Soil: Yes
  • Heavy Soil: Yes
  • Normal Soil: Yes
  • Light Soil: Yes
  • Extra Light Soil: Yes

Washer Temperature Options

  • Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
  • Sanitize: Yes
  • Hot: Yes
  • Hot/Cold: Yes
  • Warm: Yes
  • Warm/Cold: Yes
  • Warm/Warm: Yes
  • Cold: Yes
  • Cold Clean: Yes
  • Water Level Adjustments: Max Fill
  • Wash Speeds (rpm): 32 / 47
  • Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 1,200

Options / Modifiers

  • Energy Saver: Yes
  • Add Steam: Yes
  • Clean Washer: Yes
  • Fresh Water Rinse: Yes
  • Prewash: Yes
  • Max Fill: Yes
  • Light: Yes
  • Cycle Signal (Volume Control): Yes

Dispensers

  • Prewash Dispenser: Yes
  • Detergent Dispenser: Yes
  • Bleach Dispenser: Yes
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser: Yes

Options

  • Sound Package: Silent Design 2
  • Delay Start: Yes
  • Time: Up to 16 Hours
  • Cycle Signal: Chime
  • Door Lock Light: Yes, LED
  • Control Lock: Yes

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 202 lbs
  • Shipping: 222 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 31"
  • Height: 36"
  • Width: 27"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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Load TypeFront
ColorBlue
Capacity (cu. ft.)3.8 Cu. Ft.
Height (inches)36"
Width (inches)27"
Depth (inches)31"
DispensersPrewash, Detergent, Bleach, Fabric Softener
Control TypeRotary-Mechanical
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperature Settings8
Wash Cycles10
Reversible DoorNo
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable settings (7)
  • Clean clothes well (7)
  • Energy efficient (7)
  • Large capacity (7)
  • Quiet (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (6)
  • Bedding (5)
  • Delicate (5)
  • Towels (5)
  • Heavy/bulky items (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So Far So Good

We got this and a matching gas dryer to replace our apartment stacked unit, it fit perfectly, maybe even smaller than what it replaced. So far so good, this washer is so quiet...Read complete review

We got this and a matching gas dryer to replace our apartment stacked unit, it fit perfectly, maybe even smaller than what it replaced. So far so good, this washer is so quiet I keep thinking it isnt running anymore and go to check on it. It has a cycle countdown timer which is great since you will know exactly when the wash done and plan other chores/errands around it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing

This unit is basically difficult for regular use if you don't spend the $200 @ piece for the pedastals. That being said, the pedastals are useless. If you buy soap or fabric softener...Read complete review

This unit is basically difficult for regular use if you don't spend the $200 @ piece for the pedastals. That being said, the pedastals are useless. If you buy soap or fabric softener in 1 gallon quantities, MOST bottles are too tall for the drawers in the pedastals.

The manual states you should not store your soap/softener on top of the machines, or it can damage the controls of the device.

WELL... this is because the unit vibrates horribly!!!!

I purchased this unit because it was deemed "quiet". I guess its all relative to what level of noise you're used to. The spin cycle renders my entire first floor to be an area you have to yell to communicate.

Evidently the "shaking" problem goes away when the device is located on a cement slab. Which means, if you don't have a cement slab, you're dealing with noise and a device that walks across your floor. The spin cycle from the wash moves the device an average of 4". The spin cycle from the rinse is an additonal 3". What this means is it is DANGEROUS when you have a gas dryer/gas valve!

Sadly, this is considered "normal"

The door is not reversable, so plan on reconfiguring your whole laundry area. (Hinged on the left side).

I couldn't be more disappointed in this extremely expensive purchase. I want my 8 yr old units back.

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5.0

works good

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

Quiet and smooth washer

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4.0

Happy in hindsite

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

Been 6 months and love our washer and gas dryer. Took some getting used to the features and the speed of the unit . . . the detergent/bleach/softener tray is my main complaint - cheap design comes to mind. Our H20 bill has dropped by 1/3, the size of it makes combining loads a snap compared to our old top loader. The peds make for much needed storage. I am tall so the top height is fine, but if you're 5' something, don't plan on using the top space much. But, having the openings at 3-4' is so much easier on the back. A minor annoyance - the drive motor puts off a high frequency signal that interferes with am radio around 1070 . . . my favorite am station. If those are my complaints, I am truly blessed!

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1.0

Disappointing

By 

from Bartlett, IL

About Me Frequent User

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Can't store soapsoftner
  • Door is not reversable
  • Loud
  • Noisy
  • Pedastals are useless
  • Shakes/Moves
  • Vibrates horribly
  • Walks Across floor

Best Uses

  • Avoiding communication
  • Waking up sleeping babies

Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

This unit is basically difficult for regular use if you don't spend the $200 @ piece for the pedastals. That being said, the pedastals are useless. If you buy soap or fabric softener in 1 gallon quantities, MOST bottles are too tall for the drawers in the pedastals.

The manual states you should not store your soap/softener on top of the machines, or it can damage the controls of the device.

WELL... this is because the unit vibrates horribly!!!!

I purchased this unit because it was deemed "quiet". I guess its all relative to what level of noise you're used to. The spin cycle renders my entire first floor to be an area you have to yell to communicate.

Evidently the "shaking" problem goes away when the device is located on a cement slab. Which means, if you don't have a cement slab, you're dealing with noise and a device that walks across your floor. The spin cycle from the wash moves the device an average of 4". The spin cycle from the rinse is an additonal 3". What this means is it is DANGEROUS when you have a gas dryer/gas valve!

Sadly, this is considered "normal"

The door is not reversable, so plan on reconfiguring your whole laundry area. (Hinged on the left side).

I couldn't be more disappointed in this extremely expensive purchase. I want my 8 yr old units back.

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5.0

Awesome!

By 

from Valparaiso, IN

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Clean Clothes Well
  • Energy Efficient
  • Large Capacity
  • Quiet
  • Spins Clothes Dry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedding
    • Delicates
    • Everyday Clothes
    • Heavy/Bulky Items
    • Towels

    Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

    Very user friendly, no complaints

    Service and delivery comments:

    The service techs/delivery men were knowledgeble and on time.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Completely Satisfied and Very Happy.

    By 

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Clean Clothes Well
    • Door Latch
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet
    • Removes Allergens
    • Removes Pet Odor
    • Removes Stains
    • Spins Clothes Dry
    • Whitens Whites

    Cons

    • Fragile Electronic Button

    Best Uses

    • Bedding
    • Delicates
    • Everyday Clothes
    • Heavy/Bulky Items
    • Revome Pet Odor
    • Stain Removal
    • Towels

    Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

    This washing machines ability to clean our clothes has exceeded our expectations in every way. We have had outstanding results using Seventh Generation liquid and Powder detergents, as well as Bio-Clean. The washer is very quiet and easy to use.

    This machine should give one many years of quiet operation and outstanding performance if the directions are followed. Most negative reviews of front loading washing machines are the result of not following the directions.

    First, level the washing in place. Leveling it and then pushing it back into its final position may not work. Properly blanced it should be very quiet even at its highest spin speeds.

    Second, only use HE detergents. They foam less which avoids causing issues with the pump and increasing water usage, and will not leave build up clogging draining, damaging the seals and bearing, and leading to black mold.

    Third, do not use too much detergent. Water can only absorb so much detergent. Beyond that the extra detergent gets deposited as residue clogging drainage, damaging seals and bearings, and leading to black mold. Tide recommend too much. Use about a third

    Fourth, leave the door open between loads. There is a latch on this machine to help with this. This will allow the door seal to dry and avoid trapped moisture becoming moldy and will extend the life of the door seal.

    My only negative comment has to do with the fragile nature of electronic buttons. My experience with them in the past on other devices has not been good. However, it may be different with this machine. Typically, even if the buttons themselves do not fail, the plastic coverings often break down leaving an unmarked naked switch beneath. So, I would rather have real mechanical buttons instead.

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    4.0

    Good, but not great

    By 

    from Chicago

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Clean Clothes Well
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet
    • Spins Clothes Dry

    Cons

    • Shakes/Moves

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Clothes

    Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

    I would like to empty the standing water from the detergent/softner tray after I finish for the day, but it is a little diifficult to remove. So I'm only emptying that tray and drying completely once a week.

    Also, for some bulky items I would prefer not to have spin, but there is no such setting.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful !!

    By 

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Clothes Well
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet
    • Spins Clothes Dry

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedding
      • Delicates
      • Everyday Clothes
      • Heavy/Bulky Items
      • Towels

      Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

      Wonderful very efficient machines, we couldn't be happier. We have them on a third floor and were concerned about shaking and vibration but were very happy to find they were quiet. Very nicely made. The ABT Installers were great too, very nice guys, very welcome in our home.

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      5.0

      So Far So Good

      By 

      from Lincoln Park, IL

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings
      • Countdown Timer
      • Large Capacity
      • Quiet
      • Stackable

      Cons

      • TBD

      Best Uses

        Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

        We got this and a matching gas dryer to replace our apartment stacked unit, it fit perfectly, maybe even smaller than what it replaced. So far so good, this washer is so quiet I keep thinking it isnt running anymore and go to check on it. It has a cycle countdown timer which is great since you will know exactly when the wash done and plan other chores/errands around it.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Washer at a great price!!

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Settings
        • Clean Clothes Well
        • Energy Efficient
        • Large Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Athletic Clothes
          • Bedding
          • Delicates
          • Everyday Clothes
          • Towels

          Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

          Really love this washer!! It is quiet, cleans clothes well and was really affordable!! [...]installation was very simple!!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          NICE!

          By 

          from Elgin Illinois

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Clean Clothes Well
          • Energy Efficient
          • Great spin cycle
          • Large Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • 45min to wash

          Best Uses

          • Bedding
          • Delicates
          • Everyday Clothes
          • Towels

          Comments about Frigidaire Affinity 3.8 Cu Ft Ready Steam Front Load Blue Washer:

          I always had issues washing my California king bedding until I got this product I honestly couldn't be happier. The only downfall is little things like my newborns mittens get stuck between the door and the rubber opening, good thing he wont be wearing these for too long.

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