This Samsung washer repair guide provides instructions on how to replace the spin basket in top load washers. The spin basket is used to hold clothes while washing. If the basket becomes damaged at the attachment point to the hub and makes a loud banging sound or a rubbing sound during spin cycles then replace it. Think about replacing it if you notice that the basket has rust spots in the areas where it’s chipped. This is because rust can cause marks to your clothes. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Turn off power and water. Unplug the power cord from wall outlet. Switch off the water supply valves of the Samsung washer. Wear protective gloves to protect your hands. Help someone move the Samsung washer away from the wall.
Lift the top of the panel: Cover the lid with tape so that it doesn’t fall open, damaging the control console or fall on your arms while you work. The top screws that secure the Samsung washer’s 2 hinge brackets off the back must be removed. The wire cover can be removed from the Samsung washer by taking off the screw. Slide the top panel about half an inch and after that, lift the front of the panel up around a quarter inch. With the panel still slightly elevated, push the panel back by a quarter of an inch to free it from the brackets. Take the top panel off and place it on the wall in front of the Samsung washer.
Remove the tub ring: Pull the bottom of the tub ring out to free it from the tabs for locking on the exterior of the plastic wash tub. You can use an appropriate slot screwdriver. Remove the tub ring from the Samsung washer. To remove the impeller use a slot screwdriver in the hole at the base of the cap made of plastic. Then, pull the cap away from the impeller. To pull out the bolt that connects the impeller to the drive motor shaft, make use of the wrench or socket. Take the impeller in your hands and remove it from the Samsung washer. Take the spin basket from the washer tub. Put the spanner wrench on top of the spin basket so that the wrench teeth are within contact with the nut. Use the spanner wrench’s arms to strike the spanner wrench using an hammer to loosen up the spanner nut. Then, spin the spanner wrench until the spanner nuts are loose . Then, remove it from the washer. Pull straight up on the spin basket to lift it from the tub of the washer.
Install the new spin basket: The new spin basket should be placed on top of the shaft at the middle of the tub. then drag the new spin basket until it’s completely set on the shaft. Place the spanner nut in the appropriate position and then thread it into the base of the spin basket. The spanner nut should be tightened by hand and then make use of the spanner wrench squeeze the spanner nut. To make the spanner nuts tighter, use a reasonable quantity of force to hit the spanner wrench’s limb with the Hammer.
Reinstall the impeller: Push the impeller downwards on top of the drive motor shaft until it’s completely seated. Insert the bolt and then tighten it with a firm. Snap the cap back onto the top of the impeller. Reinstall the tub ring: Position the tub ring on the top of the tub and push it downwards. Push down on the sections above the tabs to lock them so that the tabs all snap into the locked position. Reinstall the top panels: Take care to lower the top panel. The panel should be pulled back by about an inch to engage the brackets. In order to secure the panel to the frame, move the panel back approximately 1/4 inch. The washer lid must be removed. The screws need to be inserted back to the top of the hinges that are located at the back of the control console. Tend the screws securely. Place the tabs on the right side of the cover into the slots. Line up the holes on the left side and place the mounting screw. Secure the mounting screw to ensure that the wire cover is in the right position. Reset the water supply valves to bring back power and water. Connect the outlet to the washer. Then, return the Samsung washer to its original place.
To calibrate the washer: When the washer is shut off, the basket empty (no clothes or water) and the lid closed, enter the diagnostic mode. To do this, turn the control dial one total rotation (360 degrees) counterclockwise. In less than six seconds quickly turn the control dial three clicks clockwise, one counterclockwise and one more clockwise. Once you have activated the diagnostic mode, all green status lights will blink. If the status lights don’t blink, make the dial of the control one full clockwise rotation to reset the control. Try another time, this time turning the knob faster. In the Diagnostic mode, select the Calibration Cycle by turning the control dial by 4 clicks clockwise. When the Rinse light comes on Press Start to start the Calibration Cycle that lasts for between 2 and 3 minutes. The Calibration Cycle is done, and the washer will shut off.