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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Black stuff in washing machine
You need to clean the filter out (look in your machine - it's on the side of the tub) then run a wash with a cup of vinegar in it (or on soak with napisan or something like that in it). It's just gunk build up.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
There is many solutions that work some. The best analogy I have seen is to reduce the wash time as the newer soaps are more efficient at removing dirt which also softens the fabric. Any excess in soap regardless of type in combination with water type will cause an odor, why is the contaminents in the water plus the junk on are clothes to be polite. It builds up under the basket and along the top water line in the tub plus creates a film from the tub through the hoses, pump and house drain. Lint is a product of excess washing and too much soap. Whirlpool stated for there front loaders no more than two TBL of liquid soap which is like 3/8 cup max for the old top loader. SearsTechToo
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
This is a common problem on washing machines, if you predominantly do cold washes.
Over a period of time, a washing machine will accumulate a buildup of Soap Scum (excess soap & softener residue) which can stick to the inside of the drum.
This black coloured soap scum occasionally breaks away from the drum, and attaches to the clothing fabric during the wash cycle.
You can rectify this, by doing the following:
Firstly, purchase a packet of CITRIC ACID from your local grocery store (usually found in the baking isle).
Do the following procedure before going to bed:
1) Do a HOT WASH without clothes (Hi water level, with HOT water) - allow machine to fill with hot water, then add the CITRIC ACID to the water. Allow the machine to complete a FULL wash cycle (i.e. allow machine to agitate for 30 mins or so, then drain).
2) Fill the machine again with the HOT water / CITRIC ACID solution, but this time allow it to sit in the bowl overnight (no cycle).
3) Next morning, set machine to spin & drain (i.e. to empty the solution)
4) Set machine to fill with FRESH HOT WATER ONLY (no citric acid), then set machine to spin & drain. This will flush all remaining residue left in the bowl.
Note: Soap scum residue is caused by using excess detergent/fabric softener. Hot Water flushing should be done every 6 months.
Contrary to what the detergent manufacturers state, you should follow Samsung's instructions by using HALF the recommended detergent.
Samsung machines prefer LOW SUDS, and you may find by reducing the amount of detergent used, you may even eliminate the buildup of soap scum.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Hi Gary,It sounds to me that you have a blockage within the pressure systemas this is a classic sign. If you take the top off the machine you will see a round switch with a few wires going to it.This is the pressure switch. at the bottom of this switch is a thin pipe,normally black or clear. there is a small spring clip holding this pipe to the switch, If you remove this pipe and gently blow down it you will probably find it is blocked. You will then need to follow this pipe to the bottom of your machine. At the bottom of the machine where this pipe is fitted you will see there is a chamber and it is this chamber likly to be blocked.Some times you may clear this with a small piece of wire by removing the small pipe and poke wire through, but best way is to see how this chamber is removed and remove it for cleaning.Ensure machine is off at mains. this chamber fills with water and causes air pressure within the switch at the top of machine, which in turn tells programe when machine is full and also when empty. If this fails then machine will not turn off water supply as long as it is on. there fore when you reconnect parts ensure they are tight and clips back in place. Good luck and hope this works. Failing this working you may need to call an engineer to check switch and possible fault on board.
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
Filter is tbe found by removing lower rear cover of washer, and removing the large black hose fastened to bottom of drum, remove and clean plastic filter inside the hose.
Posted on Nov 29, 2010
Testimonial: "A service engineer dismantled the pump and found an elastic band entangled. It's useful for the future to know how to access the filter - many thanks."
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