Question about Samsung Clothes Washer Power Control Board - DC92-00161C
My washer has a terrible odor, how do i fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What's the question?
Use a mild bleach
heres the solution from washing machine manuals, dont know why fuses and powerre included in this...
odor in washer
• Water supply taps are not
• Water line hoses are kinked,
pinched, or bent.
• Water inlet filters are clogged.
• Water pressure to tap or
house is too low.
• Power cord is not properly
• House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.
• The door is not closed
• Incorrect or too much
detergent has been used.
• Inside of tub not cleaned
• Make sure that the water taps are open fully.
• Make sure the hoses are not kinked or pinched. Be
careful when moving the washer.
• Clean the inlet filters. See the Care and Cleaning
• Check another faucet in the house to make sure that
household water pressure is adequate.
• Make sure that the plug is plugged securely into a
grounded, 3-prong, 120-VAC, 60-Hz. outlet.
• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload,
have it corrected by a qualified electrician.
• Make sure that the door is closed properly and press
the START/PAUSE button. After starting a cycle, it
may take a few moments before the drum begins to
turn or spin. The washer will not spin unless the door
is locked (DOOR LOCK will appear in the display).
• If the door is closed and locked and the open door
error message is displayed, call for service.
• Use only HE (High-Efficiency) detergent in accordance with the
• Run the TUB CLEAN cycle regularly. Be sure to wipe around and
under the door seal frequently.
• Clean around door seal/glass to prevent odor or mildew:
1. wipe dry the door seal/glass and the door opening area
2. wipe around the inner drum/door seal and the lower door seal
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
This can happen with any front loading washer, regardless of the manufacturer.
One of the first things to do is make sure you're using the He (High efficiency) laundry detergent and only use a small amount, about 3 tablespoons or less. The trick is to not use so much detergent that you start getting a buildup in your machine. Also, if you have heavily soiled clothes, pre-treat them instead of adding more detergent to your wash cycle. This alone will result in better results.
Also, be certain the washer is properly leveled in all directions and to make some slight changes in your wash day schedule.
By making sure the washer is properly leveled, it will operate better and help minimize odors, as the spin cycle will get more water out, etc.
The other tip, that has really helped in our house, is to do all the hot water (whites) as the last load. Since we do use bleach when we wash our whites, along with hot water, the washer's last load will have had the best sanitizing cycle run through it before being left for the next load another day.
With the bleach and hot water, the washer gets a nice clean disinfecting wash which helps eliminate odors, germs, excessive soap, etc. and leaves the washer fresher. By doing this, we don't have to purchase other (more costs and expense) additives to run through the washer to attack the odor causing germs and gunk.
What good is a more energy efficient washer if I have to always run a special tablet/liquid cleaner in it each week without any laundry in that wash load? Seems wasteful to me to be doing an "extra" wash just to wash the washer. So I'm not a proponent of having to always use another product every week or month to have a washer work like it should.
However, if you've got an existing (smelly/moldy) washer presently, I would recommend that you use a produce called Whirl-Out, which will help dissolve the buildup that your machine currently has and get it clean again. Then you can follow the steps above to keep it from causing you issues in the future.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
First check not a likely cause: Does your door stay centrally aligned when closed? If it doesn't center it could cause a leak. The glass bowl on the inside must be centered in the gasket. It will have to be adjusted or bent to center.
Second check: If it is a leak that happens when it is running then you will need to reset your gasket if there is a wrinkle in it or a new gasket. To check for a wrinkle put 1 layer of paper towels around the glass bowl insert, close the door and turn it on. Let it run for a bit then check the paper towel. You should be able to find the place leaking by the wet spot on the towel. If it only leaks a little when you open the door then you have a choice, keep a rag handy and mop it up (I'm talking about a couple of tablespoons at the most) or follow the instructions above. Even with a new gasket front loaders often leak a few drops that mop up nicely with the next load of clothes.
Warning: the gaskets don't just pop in they take some work. One side is attached to stationary cabinet and the other to the drum which moves a bunch. This will take a parts breakdown at a minimum. If you see any gasket sealant listed make sure and get some.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
SOURCE: my samsung front loader has
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Start with this ;-0)
Bad odours could be coming from a few places.
Here are my complete and general guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.
If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck,
Posted on Sep 17, 2011
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