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Samsung washing machine - does not work spin and drain the water

Samsung washing machine does not wring outWhat to do if the Samsung washing machine does not squeeze or drain the water? This question is often asked by clients when they turn to our specialists for help. This problem is especially common in older Samsung washing machines released 7-10 years ago. What kind of breakdown can show such a symptom as detecting this breakdown, and then fix it with your own hands. Let's talk about this in the framework of this publication.

Possible causes of failure

We assume that the user himself will solve this problem with the Samsung washing machine. So, first of all, we need to identify a list of possible malfunctions that can lead to the fact that the washing machine stops merging and squeezing the laundry. There are many such reasons, therefore, in the search process you will have to try pretty hard.

Before you look for the causes of the breakdown of the washing machine, just try to restart it, the problem may disappear by itself.

  • Blockages. A blockage in the drain hose, nozzles and pump blocks the drainage of water, which means that the machine will freeze before it starts spinning.
  • Mechanics or electrics of a pump. The pump may burn out, or its impeller does not rotate for some reason. Under such conditions, draining the water from the washing machine stops working, the washing machine freezes and does not start spinning.
  • Pressostat. The level sensor, failing, also causes the machine to freeze at the stage of draining the waste water, so it will have to be checked.
  • Control module. In the worst case, a similar problem occurs due to a faulty control module. Electronics in general can cause almost any breakdown, and the repair of the electronic part of the washing machine is quite expensive.

Breakdown Search Algorithm

To find the malfunction that stopped the washing machine and spoiled your nervous system, you must first eliminate the main user errors. What is this about? Firstly, the washing machine freezes at different stages of the washing program when the drum is overloaded with laundry. Secondly, the machine may stop spinning if the user accidentally disconnected spinning. Thirdly, the machine may freeze before it has time to drain the water due to a short-term malfunction of the electronics; such a malfunction is usually eliminated by turning the “home assistant” off and on again.

Having eliminated the awkward causes of failure, you can start looking for real malfunctions and you need to start with the simple, and then, gradually, move on to the complex.

  1. First, we look at the car for clogs: first we check the waste filter, then the pipe filter cleaningwaste filter, drain pipe going from the tank to the waste filter, then the pump and hose.
  2. If there are no blockages, we check the pump for operability in detail, and we check both the mechanical and electrical parts of the drain pump.
  3. If the pump is in order, the next step is the pressure switch. It is necessary to remove it and check for operability with a multimeter.
  4. Well, if the pressure switch is in order, it remains to carefully examine the wiring of the washing machine for breaks, fusion and other problems and proceed to check the control module. But before you do this, read the publication Is it worth it to repair electronic modules with your own handsIt will help to avoid many mistakes.

That's the whole breakdown search algorithm. It seems that everything is simple, but do not be fooled in vain when you start to squander and disassemble the Samsung washing machine, you will understand that everything is not easy at all. In order to save time and nerves, it is better to call professionals, but if your nerves are strong, but God did not deprive you of patience, start troubleshooting.

Find and eliminate blockage

To begin with, we will check the trash filter, but before unscrewing it, find a small flat container, a trough or a frying pan and take a few large rags. When you unscrew the filter, water will pour out of the hole, so in order not to fill the floor, you need to substitute the container in advance and lay rags under it.bottom view of the washing machine

We unscrew this part and clear it of debris. Dirt and foreign objects must be removed from the filter hole. Next, disconnect the washing machine from the water supply, sewage and electricity, and then push it forward to the middle of the room, after covering the floor with rags. We take out the powder receptacle. We put the washing machine on its side in order to get to the pipes we are interested in through the bottom. After that, we perform the following actions:

  • remove the clamps from the large drain pipe that comes from the tank of the washing machine;
  • we pull off the pipe and wash it from dirt;
  • remove the wires from the pump, and then unscrew it and disassemble it into two halves in order to see if it is clogged with dirt;
  • remove the pump to the side, remove the drain hose, it is unlikely that it is blocked, but still worth checking.

If mud plugs or large accumulations of debris are found, they must be removed, and then, having assembled the machine and putting it in its place, check the operability of the “home assistant”. If no dirt has been detected, you can not put the pump in place, but immediately begin to check it.

Check and repair the pump

At this stage of the troubleshooting, we managed to eliminate blockages as a possible cause of the washing machine dysfunction, which means that we will have to proceed to the next stage of diagnosis - checking the pump. We already removed the drain pump and even partially disassembled it, so we take a multimeter, set it up to check the resistance and lean the probes against the contacts of the electrical part of the pump.

If on the multimeter display we see instead of the three-digit number 0 or 1, the pump burned out, you have to change it. If everything is in order with the electrician of the pump, we will analyze its mechanism completely. Let's check how tight the impeller sits on the axis, and also see if the hair or threads are wound on the base of the impeller. The electrics of the drain pump are in order, the impeller rotates quite freely, so this is not the issue.

pump for washing machine samsung

When checking the pump, immediately look at the condition of the wires and terminals that are suitable for the drain pump. Postings can burn out or pop out and create a lot of problems.

Test and change the pressure switch

Samsung washing machine does not refuse to wash, but it does not drain the water and does not wring things, perhaps the whole thing is in the pressostat. The water level sensor (pressure switch) should be checked immediately after the pump, so we are not putting off the case in a long drawer, we remove the top cover of the washing machine. If you are having difficulty removing the top cover, do not despair.

  • go around the washing machine at the back;pressure switch on the Samsung washer
  • find two screws in the upper corners of the back wall;
  • unscrew these screws;
  • put your hands on the cover and pull it towards you, the cover will pull back and will be removed.

From above, immediately under the cover of the washing machine, you will see a round plastic part with an electric sensor attached to it - this is the pressure switch, we have to check it.

We will not describe the verification process, since this was already done by us in the publication Checking the pressostat of the washing machine. Read this article and you will find in it all the necessary information. If a malfunction of the pressure switch is detected, it must be replaced immediately, the part costs about $ 20.

Testing the control module

samsung washing machine control moduleIf the water level switch is working properly, it means that you will have to check the electrics of the Samsung washing machine more carefully. Feel and inspect all the wires going to the control module, mark with a marker all suspicious ones, and then check them with a multimeter. If these surveys did not allow to reveal anything special, most likely, the matter is in the control module.

Independently remove, and even more so check and change the electronic module, we do not recommend: firstly, this requires special knowledge, and secondly, the risk is too great to break an expensive part.It is better to turn to a good specialist.

In conclusion, we note that if the Samsung washing machine does not want to work normally and freezes at the stage when it must drain the water and squeeze the laundry, you need to immediately start looking for the reason for this "behavior" of it. Well, if the cause of the problem is a banal user error, and if not? In general, there is a problem and it needs to be solved, especially since we outlined the solution algorithm in the article. Good luck


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