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Samsung Washer Keeps Stopping (How To Fix)

Does your Samsung washer stop now and then in the middle of the washing cycle? If yes, it could imply a failure in the water inlet valve, door switch, lid switch assembly, main control board, debris filter, drain hose, and other components. 

Solving the problem is straightforward.

Unplug the washer from power, then inspect for any of the above issues for repair. Use a multimeter to test the continuity of the door switch and other electrical components and replace the ones without continuity. Don’t forget to clean/ replace the debris filter if clogged

Modern washer with clothes inside

Generally, the modern Samsung washers come with a control panel screen, which displays the current cycle, and error codes should the washer run into a problem. So, you should start by checking the display for any error code before you unplug it from power. 

The common error codes you can find on your display screen include:

Error code SUD: Means that the washer has stopped due to too much foam in it

Error code 5C/5E: Means that your Samsung washer has stopped due to a problem in the drain system (perhaps in the debris filter or drain hose)

Error code Ub/UE: Signifies a spinning problem in your Samsung washer

LO or FL: Indicates an error in the door lock/ indicates that the door is open

dC: Means unbalanced load

IE: Indicates a problem in the water level sensor

nF: Shows a waterfall problem

OE: Shows too high water levels

Note: Most of the above issues may need simple repair or replacement of the culprit to revert the machine to its operative order. However, if the main control board is the problem, you might have to buy a new washer since the replacement cost might be too high.

Top Reasons Samsung Washers Keeps Stopping

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Nothing hurts more than a washer stopping amid a washing cycle when you have a pile of clothes to clean.

The top reasons a Samsung washer might stop during a washing cycle might include a problem in the water inlet valve, drain hose, door switch, debris filter, load, water level sensor, etc. Below is a detailed explanation of each problem and how to solve it.

Samsung Washer Stops Due To A Defective Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve controls the flow of hot and cold water into the washer.

When defective, the water inlet valve may limit water entry into the wash tub. While insufficient water may not prevent the washer from starting, it may stop the washer amid the washing cycle due to excess suds. 

Most Samsung washers might display the error code nF to signal you a waterfall problem or the error code SUD to notify you that there was an excess formation of suds in the washer due to little water. However, the sudsing problem might also result from using excess or wrong detergent.  

How To Repair A Defective Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve may fail due to clogs in the inlet ports. It may also fail to control the water if its controlling solenoids are broken. 

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If the solenoid-controlled valves in your Samsung washer are not working, remove them from the washer to clean any clogs in their inlet ports. Use a multimeter to test the continuity of the solenoid. Replace the solenoids if faulty.

Samsung Washer Stops Due To Door Lock/Switch Problem

The door lock prevents the wash water and other washing elements from coming out of the washer during cleaning. 

If the door lock is defective, the washer may start as usual and stop moments later after detecting the door isn’t latched properly. And this failure might be accompanied by the error code dL or LO/FL on the Samsung washer display. 

How To Repair Door Lock/Switch Problem

The door in a Samsung washer may fail to close due to mechanical or electrical problems.

If your Samsung washer door isn’t closing, inspect the gasket, the lock, and other door components for damages. Replace any damaged parts. If the door is intact, then perhaps, its door switch is faulty. Use a multimeter to test the continuity of the door switches. Replace them if defective.

Samsung Washer Stops Due To problem in Drain Hose (kinked or clogged)/ Drain Pump/ and Filter

Another problem that may bring your Samsung washer to a halt is a problem with the drain hose, drain pump, and filter. 

A Samsung washer may stop if there is a kinked or clogged drain hose that interferes flow of the wastewater causing flooding. The flooding problem might also result if the filter is clogged or the drain pump is broken and cannot pump the wastewater to the drain hose.

Whatever the cause, the flooding problem in the Samsung washer may be accompanied by error code 5E OR 5C, depending on the model. 

How To Solve A Flooding Problem In Samsung Washer

With a flooding problem, the Samsung washer won’t operate. You need to clear the error to revert the washer to its working condition.

Inspect the washer’s drain hose for any kink or clog. The drain hose isn’t the issue, unplug the washer from power and drain all the water in it. Open up the washer to remove the filter for cleaning. If the filter isn’t the issue, inspect and replace the drain pump if broken.

If the drive pump uses a drive belt, check to ascertain that the belt is not broken. If the pump is electric-powered, use a multimeter to test the continuity of the motor. Replace the motor if defective.

Samsung Washer Stops Due To A Loading Problem

A loading problem, in this case, may include overloading, underloading, or distributing the clothes unevenly, resulting in an imbalance in your Samsung washer tub. 

When overloaded, the motor won’t be able to rotate the drum. Consequently, the main control board will detect the loading problem and stop the machine. On the other hand, underloading the drum might send it off balance at the start of the washing cycle. 

The washer might display the error code dC to notify you of an unbalanced load problem. 

How To Solve The Loading Problem In A Samsung Washer

Dealing with a loading problem in a Samsung washer is super easy. 

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If your Samsung washer displays the error code dC (unbalanced load), unplug it from power, then open up its tub to spread your wash evenly. If you have loaded the washer with too many clothes, split the load into two washes or just load it with the recommended capacity. 

Loaded the washer with a few clothes? Just add more clothes to fill the empty areas in the washer tank. The idea is to achieve the recommended capacity and distribute the load evenly.

Be sure to restart the washer after each of the above steps.

The Samsung Washer Stops Due To A Motor Failure

The Samsung motor washer is responsible for rotating the drive belt, which rotates the washer tub. Like any other component, the motor may burn out or develop system issues and stop the washer.

The Samsung washer motor may fail due to a problem in its wire harness, motor brushes, motor control board, hall sensor, drum bearings, spider arms, and load, among others. I have outlined each of them briefly to help you understand how they are likely to cause a motor problem.

Problems In Wiring Harness

The drive motor may stop if one of its wire connections is frayed or loosely connected

Faulty Carbon Brushes

The Samsung drive motor uses carbon brushes to generate the power the washer needs to accomplish the cycles. If worn out, the motor may not deliver enough power, causing the washer to stop.

Broken Hall Sensor

The hall sensor detects information about the power needs in the motor and relays it to the main control board. 

If defective, it may send wrong information and cause the washer to stop unexpectedly. For instance, it might sense that the motor operates at full speed when it’s not engaged. As a result, the main control board won’t supply any power to the motor, paralyzing the entire transmission system.

Broken Drum Bearings

Broken bearings may overload the motor as it tries to rotate the drum and eventually cause its burnout

Broken Spider Arms

The spider arm supports the washer tub to allow for its free rotation. If broken, the drum may flip on one side, sending a heavy load to the motor.

How To Solve A Drive Motor Problem

As you can see, the motor problem van emanates from more than the culprit. 

To resolve the problem, inspect the above components to repair or replace the defective ones. Replace the affected areas with genuine parts to prevent the problem from recurring. Some of the above areas may require careful attention. Don’t attempt to repair the washer if you aren’t good at the job.

Samsung Washer Stops Due To A Problem In The Main Control Board

As the name suggests, the main control board the other components in a washer. It acts as the brain of the washer. As such, it can bring the washer to a halt if it runs into a problem during the washing cycle.

How To Fix The Main Control Board In A Samsung Washer

The main control board is very complex, given its numerous elements. 

If you establish that the Samsung washer’s main control board is the problem, the best bet is to replace the entire component or buy a new washer. After all, the replacement cost almost equals the cost of getting a new machine.

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