Considering the direction a door swings can help ease your laundry chores. Choose a washer and dryer that are coordinated so that clothes can be pulled from one machine and into the other without a door getting in the way. Door swing might also be important if your Samsung washing machine is in a tight space that cannot accommodate a fully opened door or that might interfere with another object in the space.
Front Load Washers
Most of Samsung's washing machines are front load machines and as such they have a tight and sophisticated door lock. This lock is installed on the right side of the machine and the door swings from right to left. Because of the sophisticated lock, you cannot change the direction of the door swing.
Top Load Washers
Samsung makes only a few top load washing machines. These machines also have a lock installed on the front of the machine. The washing machine's lid opens from the front of the machine to the back. You also cannot change the door swing on this type of machine.
Samsung also manufactures a line of dryers. These are more versatile machines that allow you to change the direction of the door swing depending on your space and preference. This allows you to move the washer and dryer several times and in many different configurations while still maintaining convenience.
Changing the Dryer Door
Changing the door swing on a Samsung dryer requires only changing several screws. To do this, unplug the machine and remove the two door hinge screws. Remove the door and remove the two screws on the front of the dryer frame, the two screws on the opposite side of the door hinge and the two screws on the holder level. Replace all of the screws on the other side of the machine in the same manner that you removed them. Insert the door and tighten the screws to hold it to the hinge.
Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.