Door Lock Or Interlock
The door lock, commonly known as the interlock, is an security device used in front-load Samsung washing machines as well as certain Samsung top-load washers that keeps the lid and door from being opened while the machine is operating. It has a door mounted catch and the door lock mechanism which is located in the rear of the main top or door shroud or front panel. The lock mechanism consists of some switches and normally an unlock/lock solenoid or a solenoid for the wax motor. When the cycle begins, the washer control will activate the solenoid or wax motor of the lock to stop the lid or door from being opened. When the cycle the control will turn on the door unlock solenoid , or will turn off the door lock wax motor. The deactivation or activation of the motor solenoid usually takes around one minute. The lock mechanism might be the reason for the issue if your door or lid isn’t opening when the cycle is over.
Most Samsung washers come with an unlocked manual release that can unlock the mechanism, allowing you to access the door or lid. It is usually possible to locate the release from the door’s bottom lock, or, on specific models it is inside the soap dispenser’s housing.
- Unplug the Samsung washer’s power source prior to you start.
- Clean your door lock. It’s located beneath the lid, in the frame of your washing machine.
- If cleaning it doesn’t fix the issue, you can remove the lock on the door of the Samsung washing machine and inspect it for damage, cracking or wear. Most likely, you’ll need remove all or a part of the cabinet in the washer to remove the switch.
- If your switch shows any of the symptoms above it is time to get the new door lock.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook
The door strike (also known as the hook, catch or catch) is part of an safety device that is installed on front loading Samsung washers. It also acts as a lid switch on top-load washers. On Samsung front load washers the door hook functions to trigger the locking mechanism. If the door hook gets damaged, it will not be able to activate the door lock assembly, or it might not disengage quickly from the lock mechanism until the conclusion of the cycle. The door strike or hook, usually consists of rigid plastic. It can be damaged due to normal wear and tear or if someone tries to open the door when the lock is in use. How to check the door strike of a Samsung washing machine
- This is a simple examination; no tools or disassembly is required.
- Locate your door strike. It’s located in the door frame of your Samsung washer.
- Inspect the strike for indications of wear or damage. Also, examine the strike for any signs of wear, cracking, or other damage.
- You’ll require a replacement Samsung door strike when you spot any issues when performing the above tests.
Lid Hinge & Pin
On standard top-load Samsung washing machines, there will be two hinges that attach the lid to the top. These hinges are made from plastic or metal, and will eventually show signs of wear from normal use. If you’re having trouble opening the lid, the hinges might be the problem. How do you check the hinges and pins of your Samsung washer:
- It is necessary to expose electrical parts during this examination. Before you begin check that you’ve disconnected the Samsung washer.
- Start by lifting the lid and inspecting the lid hinges and pins for any indications of wear, cracks damages, or dirt that could be blocking the hinges.
- Lift or remove the top of the main lid in order to examine the hinges’ sides and pins.
- If there are any issues when performing the tests above, you will need the Samsung replacement hinges for your lid.