Many homeowners find it frustrating having a loud Samsung washer. It can cause disruption to your daily routine and may indicate a more serious issue in the Samsung appliance. There are simple ways to make your Samsung washer back in operation. We will discuss the most frequent causes of noisy washers from Samsung and give some easy strategies and tricks to eliminate them. We have the solution to your problem, regardless of the type of noise that you’re experiencing for example, the loud banging or thumping sound. So, let’s get started!
Pump & Motor
The drain pump of a Samsung wash machine is used to pump water out of the tub both during and after the spin cycle. It can be motor driven or belt driven or even have an electric motor. If the Samsung washing machines emit the sound of a boom either during or following spin cycles, it could indicate that the drain pump isn’t working properly. How to examine and repair the motor of a Samsung washing machine:
- Unplug the Samsung washing machine. Remove the cabinet or front panel to find the pump. To find out the source of the noise, plug your washer back into the outlet and run an entire cycle. Be aware that you are now exposed to moving components as well as electrical circuits.
- If you’re able to verify that the noise is emanating from the pump itself, then you need to remove your inlet hose and connect it to the pump.
- You should inspect the impeller of the pump for any foreign objects or signs that could be causing the noises or damage. Also, try to manually turn the impeller to ensure that it’s not damaged or seized. Remove any foreign objects there are around the pump.
- If you notice any indications of damage or wear, or if the impeller seems to be blocked, you’ll need the replacement pump motor. Samsung washers that are front load utilize a self-contained electrical drain pump. Its motor might be worn or damaged and will require a complete Samsung replacement pump.
The drive belt connects the drive motor and transmission in top-loading Samsung washers. It also connects the drive motor as well as the basket in front-load Samsung washers. The drive belt is connected to the drive motor with the transmission in top-loading Samsung washers. In the majority of front-loading Samsung washers, the drive motor is connected to the basket. A drive belt may be either a single V-shaped or multi-ribbed belt. It is usually constructed of rubber, but could also come with a cloth cover. In front load washers from Samsung, the drive belt is normally a multi-ribbed belt and is specifically designed to be fitted to ensure a perfect fit. Belt driven top load Samsung washers, the drive belt will typically be an X-shaped belt that has the cover of a fabric that allows some slippage. It might be a covered rubber belt that has an idler pulley, or a different device to control the tension to decrease the amount of friction when the motor kicks off. How can you tell whether the Samsung washer drive belt needs replacing:
- Unplug the Samsung washer from its power source, and then take off the access panel or cabinet.
- Locate your drive belt, it’ll be connected to the drive motor on one side. Once you’ve located it you can remove the clamps that hold the belt in its place. You can check the belt without removing the clamps.
- Examine the drive belt for any evidence of burning, fraying, wear, or any other damages.
- It is necessary to replace the Samsung drive belt if you experience any of these signs.
Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Some top load washers manufactured by Samsung utilize direct drive motor coupling to transfer power from the motor into the transmission. The drive coupling joins the motor and the transmission. It consists of two plastic drive forks with a rubber coupling in between them. One drive fork is connected to the drive motor shaft and the other is connected to the transmission’s input shaft. As the motor shaft rotates, the rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs the force to stop the forks from breaking. The coupling will wear out over time. The drive forks may slide off, which can cause vibration. If the coupling is damaged or the spin-basket is unable to rotate freely, the coupling may fail and once again, you may hear the sound of a vibration. How do you check the Samsung washer’s motor coupling.
- Unplug your Samsung washing machine.
- To find the motor coupling that is connected to your Samsung washer, you need to open the cabinet. Based on the model it is possible remove the drain pump or motor in order to reach the coupling of the motor.
- Inspect the motor coupling for any signs of cracking, wear or damage. If you notice one of the above, you will require a Samsung direct drive motor replacement coupling.
All front-load Samsung washing machine feature shock absorbers. These are used to dampen tub movement in the spin cycle. To gain access to the shock absorbers, also known as the struts, it is necessary to remove the front or rear panels. If the shock absorbers become weaker or break they will cause the Samsung machine will often make an ear-splitting sound during the spin cycle and should the problem not be fixed, it can cause the destruction of other parts. How to check the shock absorbers on theSamsung washing machine:
- Disconnect your Samsung appliance from the electrical source.
- Depending on the model remove the rear or front panel to reveal the shock absorbers.
- Examine the shocks for evidence of damaged attachments, leaky fluids or a weakening dampening function.
- If one of the shocks shows any of the above signs it is time to get Samsung replacement shock absorbers. You must replace both shocks at the same time even if only one shows the symptoms above, since they wear at the same speed.
Tub Dampening Strap
Some models of top-load Samsung washers employ tub dampening straps to help cushion the motion of the tub during the spin cycle. The tub’s top and each corner of the cabinet is secured with four straps. They are constructed of rubber and can fail with normal use. If straps become stretched or damaged they can come into contact with the cabinet during rotation and make loud banging sounds. Inadequate or continuous use will create more strain and lead to premature loss of the straps. How to examine the tub dampening strap of your Samsung washer
- Remove the cabinet from the washer following the time you’ve removed your Samsung appliance from the power source.
- Find your tub dampening clip. There will be four clips, each one mounted to the cabinet as well as one on the corner.
- Inspect the straps for any signs of fraying, wear, or damage.
- If any of the straps display the signs above then you’ll require four Samsung replacement tub dampening straps. It is recommended to change all four straps in the same order as they wear out at around the same rate.
The main drive motor on a top load Samsung washer used to drive the transmission, spin the wash basket, and on some Samsung washers to control the pump also. The drive motor is responsible for controlling the belt that drives the pulley of the washer on front-loading Samsung washers. The most common indication of a failed drive motor is a buzzing or humming sound as it starts. Sometimes, this may be accompanied by a numbing burning smell. A thermal overload occurs when which the drive motor senses an overcurrent issue and cut off power to the windings. The motor’s drive motor could have seized or may be defective. How to test the Samsung washing-machine drive motor using a multimeter:
- Unplug your appliance prior to starting it because you’ll be working with electrical components.
- Find the drive motor by removing the cabinet from the Samsung washer. Once you’ve located it, unplug all the wires and remove it of the washer to test it.
- The multimeter you are using is set to Rx1 Check for continuity by placing your probes on one terminal each. A reading should be zero , or very close to zero.
- To test for ground connection With one probe touching a terminal touch the other probe to the bare metal housing of the motor. The test will not provide any results.
- If the results of your test differ from the results described above, you need an Samsung replacement drive motor.
Drive Motor Pulley and Transmission pulley & Pump Pulley
On belt-driven Samsung washers the motor pulley will support both the drive belt as well as sometimes , the pump belt. The transmission and the pump will share identical pulleys. These pulleys can accumulate a buildup of grease, rubber compound or dirt that could trigger a squealing or thumping sound when the motor is running. If your washing machine is producing this sound when it is spinning, draining or agitating the spinner, then you need to inspect the pulleys in search of signs of damage or dirt accumulation. How to check the pulleys of the inside of yourSamsung washing machine
- Before you start, unplug your appliance from the main power supply.
- The cabinet should be removed and you can locate the pulley in question. Take the belt off the pulley to carefully inspect the pulley.
- Find signs of burning or wear or damage. Also, be aware of dirt, grease and other forms of material.
- If you spot any signs of damage, you will need a Samsung replacement pulley.
On top-load Samsung washers that are belt driven, the pump belt drives the pulley of the drain pump. Regular use and age may cause the pump belt to break or get frayed, which can create a squealing or thumping noise when the spin or drain cycle. It could also be that you notice a burning rubber smell, or an insufficient drain. What to do to determine that the belt on the pump in aSamsung washer needs replacement:
- After unplugging the Samsung appliance, open the cabinet to allow to find the belt. It will be connected to the drive motor pulley one on end.
- To inspect the belt closely remove the clamps holding the belt in place. You’re looking for indications of damage, wear or fraying. Also, burns and burns.
- You’ll require a new Samsung pump belt when you notice any of these signs.
Tub Bearing :Both front-load and top-load washers from Samsung include tub bearings that allow for the inner tub, or wash basket, to move. Top load washers generally feature one bearing at bottom of the transmission, or at the input to the transmission, and another at the shaft attachment to the internal tube. Two bearings are utilized by front load washers from Samsung to help support the shaft that drives the wash basket. They are located at the rear end of the tub’s outside. A tub seal guards the bearings from the effects of water. The tub seal protects the bearings from the wash water. Overuse, long-term exposure to detergents that are harsh and overload conditions can make the seal wear out. How to check the tub bearing on aSamsung washing machine:
- Disconnect the Samsung washer from the power source.
- Then, remove the Samsung cabinet from the washer and locate the tub bearing. You might have to remove the inside tub, the wash basket and/or transmission depending on which model washer you own.
- Examine the tub bearing for any signs of cracking or wear water damage or any other indication that the bearings have failed.
- If you experience any of these symptoms, you will need Samsung replacement tub bearing. It is recommended to change your tub seal at the same time in particular if your bearing has signs of rust or damage from water.
Agitator Directional Cogs & Dogs :Agitator directional cogs, sometimes referred to as agitator dogs, are commonly employed to control the upper section of dual-action agitators. These dogs in the shape of cams connect to the cogs that are on the inner surface of the agitator when it rotates in the one direction. They release when the agitator reverses direction. This permits the upper part of the agitator’s “ratchet” to move in one direction while the lower half moves in both directions. These directional cogs, made out of hard plastic will wear out over time. When they get too smooth to properly connect the cogs on the agitator, they’ll begin to slide and make an ominous sound or a crunching. Also, you will notice that the top portion of the agitator isn’t able to move smoothly or doesn’t move at all. How to inspect agitator cogs on aSamsung washing machine:
- Similar to any other inspection make sure that your washer is disconnected from the source of power prior to beginning.
- If your Samsung washing machines have the dispenser for softening fabric, you can lift the lid and access the cogs. To reach the cogs on an appliance that does not have a softener dispenser, you’ll need to remove the cover of the agitator. Your model may require removal of the top or bottom of the agitator so that you can access the cogs.
- Inspect the cogs for any indications of wear, damage, discoloration, and to determine if there are missing cogs.
- If you notice one of these issues, you’ll require a pair of Samsung replacement cogs for directional use.
Top load Samsung washers have the clutch assembly which locks the shaft input of the transmission to a wash basket drive during spin cycles. As time passes, the continual friction of the clutch pads rubbing against the housing may result in the wear of the clutch down and make a noise of scraping. A worn clutch may stop your washing machine from spinning or could cause a slower spin speed which can result in your clothes becoming wet after a spin. Other signs are a burning feeling or noisy noises during spin cycles as well as shavings or brake dust beneath the water line of your Samsung washing machines and a slight burning odor. How to examine the clutch in the Samsung washing machine
- Unplug your appliance prior to beginning because you’ll be handling electrical components.
- For closer inspection, locate and remove the clutch assembly. The clutch assembly is typically located below the outer tub and is attached to the basket drive assembly. It is essential to remove the cabinet, the drive motor, and the transmission assembly to access the clutch.
- Examine the clutch assembly to find any indications of burns, wear, or damage.
- If you see any of the above problems, you’ll require a Samsung replacement clutch assembly.