DIY Samsung washing machine repair: analysis of popular breakdowns and repair tips
Owners of home appliances of a famous South Korean brand will be interested to know how to repair a washing machine Samsung do it yourself. Unfortunately, breakdowns and malfunctions occur in any household appliance, regardless of its price segment. You need to know how to properly and timely eliminate them.
In our proposed article, all typical types of breakdowns and methods of dealing with them are analyzed in detail. The process of disassembling the unit and replacing damaged parts or assemblies is described in detail. We will familiarize you with the decryption of error codes, which are warned by Samsung's self-diagnosis system.
The content of the article:
- Samsung washing machine specifications
- Typical household appliance failures
- Instrument disassembly sequence
- Troubleshooting Samsung automaton
- Error Code Overview
- Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Samsung washing machine specifications
First, you should familiarize yourself with the main features of these machines. Firstly, it is a stylish design.
Secondly, this is the original design of the drum. Modern modifications washing machines Samsung equipped with a fundamentally new technical solution - a drum Diamond Drum.
It refers to the innovative form of honeycomb drums with a surface covered with many convex pyramids and small water holes in which the fabric is not drawn.
Thanks to this design, a gentle washing regime is ensured. These drums can be very roomy - with a load of up to 12 kg of laundry, depending on the model of the machine.
Thirdly, there are noteworthy double ceramic coating heaters that are not covered with scale, as well as invertor a motor attached directly to the drum in some versions.
Also interesting features Fuzzy Logic and Smart Checkresponsible for the correct calculation of the washing mode depending on the amount of loaded laundry, as well as for the diagnosis of various malfunctions of the machine.
The number of washing programs depends on the model of the washing machine. Even the simplest modifications are equipped with all the necessary set of programs, and new models have a washing mode called ECO Bubble - With the help of air bubbles, laundry is easier to wash even in cold water.
If the machine is marked with Wf, then this means that this model has front loading, and if in its name there is an abbreviation Wd, it means that the machine is equipped with a built-in dryer.
But brand cars Samsung there is one small drawback - their instability to voltage drops in the network, which is important in our Russian reality.
When the voltage becomes either too high or low, a control system called Volt Control just turns off the washing mode to resume it immediately after stabilizing the mains voltage. This is not always convenient, therefore it is better to connect the washing machine through a voltage regulator.
After a brief familiarization with the parameters of this brand, we will proceed to consider the main breakdowns.
Typical household appliance failures
To understand the malfunction that has arisen, you need to consider the most common of them and the causes of their occurrence.
Here is a list of common problems:
- No water is poured into the machine’s tank - this means that the heating element or the intake valve or drain pump, or it may not work the pressure switch;
- The machine does not turn on - the sunroof is not very tightly closed, the locking system or the “Start” button does not work, a break in the power cord, poor contact. It can also be more serious problems, such as a failure of the heater or engine;
- The drum does not rotate when the motor is running - torn drive beltWorn bearings or engine brushes. It is possible that a foreign object has fallen into the gap between the drum and the tank;
- Water does not drain - this problem means a blockage in the drain hose, or in washing machine filteror in the sewage system;
- The hatch of the car does not open - malfunction of the locking system, or the handle is damaged;
- Water leak - occurs during depressurization of seams or machine parts, as well as leaking drain hose or pump;
- Water discharge - if the water is drained before it has already accumulated, then this is either a connection problem or a malfunction of the control system;
- Problems with wring - the “Spin off” button does not work, problems with draining or with the electric motor of the washer;
- Sounds unusual for washing - Worn bearings and oil seal. They will have to be replaced, and it may be necessary to replace the drum;
- Big vibration may be caused by a large amount of loaded laundry or improper installation of the appliance;
- Management System Issues - The terminals on the buttons are oxidized or the contacts are shorted due to water ingress.
Next, we will consider methods for fixing them with your own hands, because it is not always possible to call the wizard. And for this it is necessary to have a set of necessary tools.
Before starting repairs, you need to make sure that all the tools from this list are available:
- flat and Phillips screwdrivers or screwdrivers;
- set of wrenches;
- pliers, ticks, nippers;
- tweezers - elongated and curved;
- powerful flashlight;
- long-handled mirror;
- soldering iron;
- a small hammer;
In addition to these tools, you may need a magnet to pull out small metal objects that are inside the machine, a long metal ruler to align the drum, a multimeter or a voltage indicator.
But this is not all, in addition to the necessary set of devices, the purchase of the following consumables for repair is required:
- Super glue;
- insulating resin;
- soldering materials - rosin, flux, etc .;
- current fuses;
- rust remover;
- electrical tape and adhesive tape.
Sometimes multimeter not needed, just plug the machine into the network and select a mode with high water temperature. It’s easy to understand from the operation of an apartment electric meter whether power is supplied to the heating element.
Instrument disassembly sequence
If you are a beginner, you can advise you to use the camera to shoot video or to photograph the workflow so as not to confuse the sequence of actions and then assemble the machine correctly.
Keep in mind several important rules that must be observed before starting repairs:
- it is necessary to drain all the water from the machine;
- before disassembling the washing machine it is necessary (!) to disconnect the device;
- choose a bright and fairly spacious place for repair.
If the unit cannot be moved to a convenient place, then the maximum illumination of the workplace should be ensured.
The first step is to remove the top panel of the washing machine.
The second step is to remove the powder container, this is easy to do. Next, you need to remove the cuff from the hatch. Caution is needed here. Use a screwdriver to pry off the retaining clamp, remove it, and then remove the o-ring. This should be done carefully, trying not to tear soft rubber.
It was the turn of the control panel. In order to remove it, you need to unscrew the two screws on the front of the panel and another one located on the right.
Next, you can begin to dismantle the lower front panel. Pulling the latch lever, we separate the base part of the facade - access to the drain filter and the hose for the emergency filter is open. Now you can remove the front panel by unscrewing the eight mounting screws. Open up TEN and drain pump.
If during the repair process it is required to remove the tank and drum, then we advise you not to do this alone. Be sure to bring an assistant to this business. Before removing the tank, it is necessary to disconnect the heating element, disconnect all pipes, as well as the electrical wiring from the motor.
To do this, put the machine on its side, then remove the 4 screws on the bottom cover. The engine opens with a counterweight fixed with shock absorbers.
Disconnect the wiring from the connectors.It is important to remember what is attached to, therefore, before disassembling, it is desirable to photograph everything, then to repeat everything exactly as in the picture.
But it remains to disconnect the drive belt from the engine. To do this, simply remove the belt from the pulley. Remember that when dressing the belt, you must put the drive belt first on the small drive pulley, then only put it on the large driven pulley and align it in the center of the pulley.
Repair machine damage Samsung
We present you a diagram of the device, which will be most welcome for repair. The technical content of cars of different brands is about the same. If you have already encountered replacement parts for a washing machine, it will be easier for you to cope with the next repair.
Now you can start the story about certain types of breakdowns and how to repair them.
No. 1: unexpected stop during washing
The most common cause is insufficient water pressure. Then the machine stops, and to start it again, it must be turned off, and then turned on again. If a lot of laundry is loaded to make the machine work, just turn it off and remove the excess.
If there is a break in the power cord or an initially bad contact in the power button, then the device periodically turns itself off. The machine may stop even if it is not placed evenly and there is some skew.
No. 2: difficulties with water intake
To eliminate this problem, you should first check the water pressure in the water supply system, and also make sure that the valve supplying water to the machine is well open.
You should know that the free end of the drain hose connected from below must be located at a height of more than 2/3 of the height of the device, otherwise water will immediately pour out of the machine.
No. 3: emergence of a leak from the unit
There are many reasons to explain this problem. Sometimes it’s enough just to clean the powder container well - because of its clogging, water can simply flow out of it.
If, having checked these hoses, you are convinced that everything is in order with them, then the reason lies in the O-ring.
It is necessary to check the tightness of the joints of the seals, both in the door and in the connection of the filling hose. If they are worn, they should be replaced. Then you need to check the drain pump and hose for foreign substances stuck there.
No. 4: breakdowns and wear of the heating element
Therefore, the washing water does not heat up. This is due to failure TENand, but do not rush to change it - this may be damage to the wiring.
Therefore, you should carefully check the entire electrical circuit, as well as the contacts of the TENbut with multimeter. If the tester shows the presence of voltage in the entire circuit, then this means that TEN still have to be replaced.
The place where the heater is installed should be thoroughly cleaned, only then can a new one be installed TEN.
No. 5: noise and vibration during operation
The most common cause of noise is improper installation of the machine. Because of this, the unit produces a strong hum in spin. To do this, the position of the machine must be leveled with the help of a level.
But sometimes excessive noise can occur due to severe wear of the bearings. It is impossible to repair them - only change. For an inexperienced repairman, this is a rather difficult task, because sawing and subsequent gluing of a non-separable tank, behind which the bearing is located, may be necessary.
Therefore, if you are not confident in your skill, then do not tackle this matter, it is better to call the wizard from the service center. But if the tank of your car can be disassembled, then this task can be your strength. To do this, remove the tank, then disassemble it by unscrewing the bolts and disconnecting the latches of the mounts.
After the unfit bearing has already been removed, the shaft should be thoroughly cleaned, checked to see if it is worn, and then only install new bearing.
Review toode to mistakes
In conclusion, we present a short list error codesmost often issued by the unit.
E1 - system error when filling water. Means that the required water level at the bay is not reached within 20 minutes. It is eliminated by turning off and then turning on the machine.
E2 - error when draining. Most often occurs when the drain filter is clogged.
E3 - too much water. You do not need to do anything, within 2 minutes the water drains automatically.
E4 - too many things. Their mass does not match the parameters of the machine. Need to extract too much.
E5 - water heating does not work.
E6 - malfunction of the heating element.
E7 - malfunction of the water level sensor in the tank.
E8 - water heating does not match the selected wash program. Most often due to problems with TENoh.
E9 - water leak or drain, recorded more than 4 times.
DE Door - bad blocking. Most often - a badly closed hatch door.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
We bring to your attention a good video that you need to watch before you begin to independently replace the bearing.
The process of dismantling and replacing bearings:
What does the disassembly process look like:
Before starting an independent repair, you always need to correctly evaluate your own strengths and not take on overwork. But it’s not very difficult to repair the washing machine yourself, it’s enough to understand mechanics, electrical engineering, and have the right tools and materials always at hand. You will succeed!
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