Samsung issue is around people putting their washing machine in a cold damp tin shed where you get condensation.
Can you state absolutely that the Samsung fires have occurred in tin sheds?
Are you exaggerating for effect?
Fires have happened in peoples homes... and unless you're knocking the home of the typical Samsung washing machine owner... then I just don't understand why you'd bring this up.
Please show links to all events to back up your claim re: the issue occuring in cold damp tin shed(s).
And as an aside, washing machines and condensation go hand in hand - water / heat...
Not everyone CAN place a washing machine in a dedicated laundry. Town houses + Samsung washing machines = unsuitable?
The fix provided by Samsung was to place a plastic bag around the bare wires, then utilize tape to secure the bag...
No replacement board...
And guess what? The fires did not stop.
So essentially Samsung were forced into doing the 'right thing' before they were 'made to do it'.
Samsung don't make all their gear blah blah blah - BUT, they are responsible in producing equipment that is safe for people to use. A design that left connections vulnerable to condensation.
I'm guessing that's about as mechanically simple as you can get, right?
So how on earth is a fraction of the water used in a front loader going to wash cleaner?
Think about it.
Front loaders use less water because the drum sits horizontally.
To put it simply, it doesn't need to fill up with as much water in order to cover the clothes, whereas the top loader has to use more water due to the vertically oriented drum.
Both cover the clothes.
The top loader will have more water, so the dirt to water ratio will be lower... but the amount of powder required will be higher.
The front loader will have less water, so the dirt to water ratio will be higher... but it will need to be filled + emptied more often - hence the longer wash times.