It is a good idea to buy both the Washing machine and the Dryer together because you can get some good discounts. I got a combined discount of $100 from Home Depot the last time i purchased mine. When it comes to company brands to buy, i was hesitant to buy Samsung Brand since i thought that Samsung makes good mobile phones and other electronics. But washing machine? i was skeptical at first. My uncle who lives in Vancouver told me that his Samsung washing machine and dryer lasted him almost 6 years now and still going on strong without any repairs as of yet. I went online and did a search on Samsung Brand washing machine and dryer and didn't like what i saw about the bad comments. There were good comments too in the internet about Samsung Brand. For some reason i ended up getting the Samsung Brand.
I opted for the extended warranty even though the price seemed heavy at first for both washing machine and dryer. I paid almost $400 for both extended warranty for washing machine and dryer. I don't regret it in anyway because last week i felt that my washing machine was making kinda loud noise during the last spin cycle. I called Samsung customer support and they were pretty quick in sending out a technician to come take a look at the washing machine. The repair guy came and found no problem with the washing machine, only that it wasn't mounted on a steady flat base floor. i had it put on a wooden board with wheels underneath, so i could pull the washing machine out when i need to access the space behind it.
Just out of curiosity, i asked the technician how much it will cost just for them to make a visit to check out my washing machine and dryer. He said it will cost $120 plus taxes but since mine was covered under Samsung warranty, it cost nothing for me. If in case i call them privately, it will cost me $120 just for a visit but this fees is waived if any further actual repairs is done. I told him that i bought the extended 4 years warranty from Home Depot in addition to the manufacturer 1 year warranty. He said it was a good choice i made because repairs are expensive with Appliances and in some cases it is always better to buy a new one instead of repairing old ones when the warranty is over. The same goes for repairing mobile phones too. These days, mobile phones are much cheaper than before and you could go for a medium priced phones if you can't afford a high end phone.