A broken Samsung washer can be a big hassle, especially if it refuses to use hot or cold water. It can be difficult to wash dirty clothes and can cost a lot to employ a professional to resolve the issue. A lot of issues related to hot or cold running water in a Samsung washer can be resolved by the homeowner. We’ll go over the common reasons your machine doesn’t have hot or cold water, and offer step-by-step suggestions. We will help you troubleshoot your thermostat and test the supply of water. If you’re faced with a problem with your machine, or simply want to save money on repairs, read this article for tips on how to repair a Samsung appliance with no hot or cold water.
Inlet Hoses and Screens
Samsung washers are connected to household water supply using fill hoses. These hoses typically measure around 4-5 feet long and usually have the appearance of a wire or plastic screen built into the end of the hose which is connected to the faucet. The screen prevents particles from entering the water inlet valve located in the back of the appliance. How to check the hoses & screens on the Samsung washing machine
- This is a simple inspection; you will not require disassembling the washer. Start by ensuring whether the hoses have not become knotted and that the faucets are open.
- Switch off the faucets, disconnect the fill hoses and the valve at the inlet and check the screens which make up the valve. Make sure to remove any sediment or debris.
- To determine if you have enough water pressure to fill your hoses, put the ends of the hose in a bucket or tub, then open the faucet. If the pressure is low examine the screens of the hose to check for dirt or damages.
- You will need replacement screen and hoses from Samsung should you notice any problems during these inspections.
Water Inlet Valve
The Water Inlet Valve of the Samsung washing machine is able to supply hot and cold water to washing and rinse. Two solenoids regulate the valves that supply cold and hot water. The electronic control or timer water temperature cycle selector and the water pressure switch control the valve. The valve is controlled by the timer or electronic control and the cycle selector for water temperature switch, as well as the water level/pressure switch. How do you check the water inlet valve on the Samsung washing machines with a multimeter:
- Before beginning this inspection, ensure that you have disconnected your washing machine from both power and water source.
- To remove the valve for test, remove the entire or a part of the Samsung washer cabinet. The valve should be located in the middle of the hose connection.
- For evidence of cracking, damage, or wear, visually examine the Samsung washer’s valve. There might be screens inside the valve that have become blocked by dirt and other debris. If this is the case it’s best to cleanse it thoroughly. If not, you’ll have to replace the entire valve.
- The resistance of a operating valve may vary from model to model. Refer to your manual to figure out what your reading should be. The probes should be placed on the valve’s terminals using the RX1 setting of your multimeter.
- If you don’t receive an indication of continuity, you will need an Samsung replacement valve for the water intake.
The lid switch in the top load Samsung washing machine is a safety feature designed to prevent the motor circuit from running when the lid is opened. In some models, the circuit for water inlet is also controlled. If the lid switch fails on these models, power is not able to be delivered to the water valve. If you’ve determined that the water inlet valve of your Samsung washer isn’t getting electricity, you need to inspect the lid switch. How to test the switch that controls the lid on the Samsung washer:
- Before beginning, verify that you have disconnected the plug on the plug in your Samsung washing machine.
- To locate the switch, you must take the cabinet off or the top panel. Once you’ve located it, ensure that the actuators and levers don’t get damaged or stuck. Also, ensure that the switch is operating mechanically.
- If you find no issues it is possible to remove the switch to test for continuity. Then , set your multimeter on RX1 in order to confirm.
- Click the button to trigger the switch. Next make use of the probes make contact with the terminals. You should receive a reading that is zero or very close to zero.
- If you receive a reading that isn’t zero or close to zero, you’ll have to replace the Samsung lid switch.
Selector Switch or Water Temperature Switch
The selector switch or the water temperature switch selects temperatures for the rinse and wash portions of the process. This switch is utilized to provide power to the appropriate solenoids on the water inlet valve. If you are not able to get power to the solenoids of the water valve’s inlet The temperature selector switch may be malfunctioning. Test the switch of the Samsung washing machine using a multi-meter
- It is essential to unplug the Samsung washer before you are able to test it and remove electrical components.
- To test the appliance, take off the switch that controls your selector. It is also necessary to dismantle any or all of the cabinets in the washer. It’s typically attached to the frame of the Samsung washer machine.
- Every button of the switch is going to be tested individually. Begin by placing the probes on the terminals of one button, your reading should be infinity. At this point, press the button. This will cause your reading to drop to zero and then press the other button, and this will change the reading back to infinity.
- If the results you get differ from those listed above, you’ll need a Samsung replacement selector switch.
Water Level Pressure Switch
The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that is part of the water inlet valve circuit. The control panel usually contain this component. It will be connected to the tub using the use of a hose, or an air dome tube. This switch is usually located underneath the tub on Samsung washers with electronic controls. If the switch is damaged, it may not supply power to the valve for water inlet. How do you check the water level switch on the Samsung washer machine:
- In the same way as most repairs, unplug the power source from your Samsung appliance prior to starting.
- Although the switch could be the issue and the air dome hose may cause the same issues as a defective switch. You can open the cabinet of your washer to locate the issue and then remove the air dome hose. With one end closed blow it into the other while the hose is submerged in water. No bubbles should rise to the surface.
- To look over the appliance to find signs of wear, cracking, damage or other issues and other issues, take off the switch. It is likely to be within the sump area beneath the tub or in the area behind your control panel.
- You might need to replace the water level switch from Samsung in the event that you find any defects while performing the checks.
Timer Or Electronic Control
The timer or electronic control is used to identify when the valve for water inlet receives power. The mechanical timer is comprised of many electrical contacts that are operated by a small motor and cams. These contacts will supply electricity to the water inlet valve circuit throughout the rinse, fill and rinse portions of the cycle. How to test the timer control in aSamsung washing machine using a multi-meter:
- Unplug your Samsung washing machine and remove the control panel of your appliance and rear panel in order to find the timer.
- The timer needs to be removed from your Samsung washer. Do not pull directly on the wires, instead pull the metal connectors attached to the wires.
- Set your multimeter to Rx1 and while you are pressing into the button (if necessary) then connect the probes on the terminals that regulate the motor (refer to the wiring diagram). The continuity test will give you a reading from zero to close to zero.
- If your test produces an unrelated result. You will require a Samsung timer replacement.
In the end the conclusion is that a Samsung washer with no hot or cold water can be a bothersome issue to deal with, but it is often a relatively simple fix. There are many ways to troubleshoot common issues like clogged pipes, defective valves, and insufficient water temperature settings by following the instructions in this post. Before you begin any repair to your Samsung washer, remove it from the. If you are unsure, consult the manual or consult a professional. With just a little time and patience and a little patience, you will be able to get your Samsung washer working flawlessly and efficiently again, saving you from the inconvenience of dirty clothes and the cost of repairs.