It can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair a Samsung washer that will not start. There are many steps that you can take to resolve the issue. We’ll go over the most frequent reasons the Samsung washers won’t start and give step-by-step solutions. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or new to DIY home repairs, this article will assist you in getting your Samsung washing machine up and running within a matter of minutes.
The lid switch acts as a security option on top loading Samsung washing machines. The lid switch will typically be located under the main top, and has a projection on the lid or a pin plugged into the lid that will actuate the switch once the lid is shut. The lid switch supplies power to the timer and motor circuits. How to check the switch that powers the lid on theSamsung washing machine using the multimeter
- Unplug the power source to your Samsung washing machine.
- Remove the cabinet or top panel and locate the lid switch.
- After you locate the switch, be sure that all actuators and levers are clean and free of sticking.
- If there are no problems in the tests above You can switch off the switch and change the Rx1 setting on your multimeter. Press and hold the switch button. Set the probes at the terminals of the switch. The switch should give an error reading of zero.
- If you get an error it’s time to get a new switch lid.
Timer and Timer Motor
The timer is used to control every aspect of the Samsung washer. A series of electrical contacts will be found within the timer. These contacts are controlled by a cam unit that is controlled by a timer motor. The motor for the timer is controlled by one of the contacts. The timer motor may be faulty if the washer’s timer does not move. How to test the timer and motor in aSamsung washer with an instrument:
- Unplug the power source of your Samsung washing machine from the power source.
- Locate and then remove the timer from your appliance. You’ll need to remove the control panel as well as the rear panel to get it.
- Set your multimeter to Rx1 and touch the probes to the terminals that control the motor (refer to the wiring diagram). You are testing for continuity. You should get a reading of near zero or zero.
- If you find that your test gives an error, you’ll require to purchase a timer replacement.
Water Level Control
The water level control in Samsung washing appliances is used to switch the water valve off and on at the levels you choose as well as supply power to the timer motor when the right water level has been reached. It is possible that you have a problem with the switch for water level if your washer fills but doesn’t advance. How to check the control of water levels on aSamsung washing machine:
- Before beginning, unplug your washing machine as you will be handling electrical components.
- Before you can determine if there is a problem with the switch take out the air dome tube. To locate and take out the air dome hoses, take the cabinet off. Immerse the hose in water, then seal the other end while blowing air into the other, looking for bubbles throughout. It is also recommended to inspect the pipe for signs of wear, cracks or other obstructions.
- If you’ve not encountered any problems, you may require to get a replacement water-level switch.
Timer Knob & Dial and Skirt
The timer dial or knob is connected to the shaft of the timer and will rotate as the timer goes through a time. You can also pull out the knob to activate a switch within the timer. The timer’s knob is generally constructed of plastic and is reinforced with a keyed insert. Normal use can cause the knob to break or wear, and then not turn with the timer shaft. This makes it more difficult to set the timer for the desired time and result in the timer dial to not rotate along with the shaft as the cycle advances. What is the best way to inspect the timer knob on the timer knob on aSamsung washer?
- Unplug the Samsung washer from its power source.
- Find the knob for the timer and then remove the panel on the rear or cabinet to access the front of the timer.
- Make sure to check the knob and ensure that the timer has been activated when the knob is pulled away and pushed in.
- If it doesn’t engage the knob, you’ll need new knobs.
A drain pump is a device that takes water out of the Samsung washing machines tub after the rinse and wash portion. If the drain pump fails then the washer from Samsung will not sense that the tub has been empty, and will not move on to the next part of the cycle. If your washer stops after the rinse or wash parts of the cycle check to see if the drain pump is functioning correctly. Some electronically controlled models could display a fault message when this happens. If your Samsung machine is flashing an error message You can look up our list of appliance fault codes to determine the root cause. How to check the drain pump in a Samsung washing machine:
- Unplug the Samsung washing machine.
- Locate your drain pump. To get to the pump, you will need to take off the front of your appliance.
- Once you have found the pump, inspect all the connections and hoses coming from the pump to check for damage or leaks.
- You’ll need a pump replacement if the leak is coming out of the pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve serves to supply hot and cold water to the Samsung washer during fill parts of the cycle. The valve must have at least two electric solenoids which open the valve when required. The valve that opens the water supply could be the reason why the washer stops moving throughout the cycle, stalls at the rinse fill or wash section. Check first that the inlet hoses do not have any kinks or restrictions and that the screens for inlet are clean. If all is well then you should test the continuity of the solenoids with the help of a multi-meter. How to test the valve for water inlet on the Samsung washing machine using the aid of a multi-meter
- Before you start the Samsung washer, check that it is unplugged.
- Find and remove the valve for water inlet. You will find it directly behind the hose connectors. To access it then, you’ll have to take down all or part the cabinet.
- It is recommended to check the screen of the valve for debris or buildups. If they are damaged, you’ll need to replace them.
- If you find any wear or damage to the pump, turn on your multimeter before attaching the probes to the appropriate terminals. Check the manual for more information on the details of this test because it is different from one model to the next.
- If your reading is outside the prescribed range, and you get a reading that is infinity, or if you notice that your valve is clearly damaged then you’ll need the replacement valve for the water inlet.