Mar 122011

How to fix a Samsung Washer nd washer error code. You can make this repair your self and in most cases without parts.

Let me explain what the nd on a Samsung washer control panel means exactly. The nd error code stands for No Drain. When this washer error code comes up the washer will not spin either.

To fix this issue you will need to slide the unit forward to access the pump if there is no access panel on the lower front. If the clean out access panel is on the lower front, bail the water from the washer and twist the filter head counter-clockwise. If the front panel does not have the access panel the washer will need to be slide forward. With the washer pulled out the back access panel can be removed. With the panel removed, the drain pump will be visible. Remove the two hoses on the pump followed by the two 7/16 bolts that mount the pump down. With the pump off, you can now remove the debris inside.

Put the washer back together and test for proper operation. If the error code comes back this means that the pump is clogged again or the pump has failed and would need to be replaced. If this is the case you can purchase the part from the link below. If you require further assistance use the forum tab on the top of this page or the contact us tab on the side.


Samsung Washer Drain Pump Part Link Click Here

  26 Responses to “How To Fix Samsung Washer Error Code ND”

  1. Hi,

    This is very useful information and I really do appreciate getting this information. Just wanted to make a suggestion, if you may please put some pictures which show the area/part of the machine it will be very helpful for a novice like me.

    Thanks a ton again


    • Jay,

      Thanks for your comment friend. It’s tough to do that but I will keep it in mind. Were working on lots of new things so stay tuned..

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are awesome, I am a massage therapist and have to have my washer. I am also mechanically challenged, I am so happy this worked. Again, thank you.

  3. Wow, thanks for the self help info. It was very simple to fix!

  4. Questions about this process. My pump is mounted by phillips head screws through the bottom of the washer. So I have to pull the dryer down (stacked units), slide out the washer and tilt it back 45 degrees and let it lean against the back wall. From here I can get the screws out to pull the pump. It is riveted to the bracket so the only access is from the screws below. Pity. Removing the bottom panel only will gain access to remove the hoses, but that’s it. If there was a removable screen on the water inlet side of the pump to stop coins and whatnot from entering the impeller housing, I could very easily perform the clean out without all the extra labor in R&R the dryer, R&R the pump, etc. It would be a 2 minute process.

    I’m sure Samsung, you and the rest of the appliance world knows this. Does this screen exist? Or perhaps a plastic piece shaped like a gunsight that would at least stop the coins from entering without disrupting water flow? I considered the possibility that there once was a screen on this and a service tech may have removed it because my friend, the original owner, had dogs and one can only imagine the short time it would take to clog up a screen in that line with dog hair.

    In the end, yes… I know I should remove everything from my pockets prior to washing them. However, despite my best efforts, a stray quarter gets in there from time to time. Something drastic has changed in the years past. I have been washing clothes for a good 35 years of my life now. I can’t even begin to estimate how many thousands of dollars I have removed from the dryer over this time. As a kid, I would do laundry for everyone in the house for a little allowance based purely on the prospect of finding quarters and the occasional $5 bill (big money for me circa 1980). Somewhere along the way (recently) I have run into coins in the pump on my Samsung products. Once on a front loader about 8 years ago and now on my current front loader, this occurs about every month or two. What in the world changed in the past few years that make these things so susceptible to coins entering the impeller housing on the drain pump? It certainly has never occurred so frequently as it does now. Regardless, there has to be a simpler way to remove debris without all the R&R.

  5. Thank you! Fortunately, I have a front access panel.

  6. Thanks so much! I was not familiar with this error code but was able to fix it. It turned out there was a baby sock stuck in the filter. This code showed up instead of the filter signal.

    • You’re very welcome:) I find smaller items like baby socks all the time. Good work fixing it yourself. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

  7. Thank you so much for the information. Kind of gross what I cleaned out but definitely saved $$ calling appliance repair for a simple fix!!! Especially after Christmas when funds are low :)

    • Kim, thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m glad the article helped you fix your Samsung washer with the ND error code.

      I’ve pulled some really gross stuff out too! Yes, it’s always nice keeping a little extra coin in your pocket especially after Christmas!

  8. Thank you! I was getting the error code too and was so upset! I cleaned out the filter, which had money and a ton of debris in it, and now it working good! I was worried that the belt was bad or something because it wouldn’t spin!

    • Hi, glad the post was able to help you fix your Samsung washer! Yes, if the washer doesn’t drain, it wont spin!

      Good work fixing it yourself!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment:)

  9. These suggestions were very helpful and helped fix my problem. In case anybody is trying to find the drain pump, it is in the back on the right side when you are facing the washer from behind. I saw that my drain pump was in good condition, so instead of taking everything apart, I just hooked up my shop vac to the drain hose and sucked out any clogs. This worked!! One thing to remember is that when you disconnect your drain hose, all of the water from the tub will drain. Once it stops draining on it’s own, I hooked up the shop vac and that sucked out the clogs as well as the remaining water.

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. Also, I appreciate you leaving some tips for the readers of the site:)

      Glad you were able to use the shop vac to clear the debris in the pump. Usually the debris is so packed into the motor/filter it wont come out.

      Again thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.


  10. Hi. I also appreciate the information!. I took my pump out, cleaned it and the hoses, and still it wouldn’t drain. I removed the pump again, connected AC power directly to it. It seemed to work fine. I reinstalled it, and did a quick wash. It drained once, but only once. Now the tub is full of water again. Have you ever had the Control Panel go bad?
    My washer and dryer are stacked and in a very small laundry room. I was able to slide them out together to get to the pump, but won’t be so lucky if it is the control panel.
    Maybe the pump is intermittent. Just curious if you’ve ever seen anything else go wrong instead of the pump actually being clogged. -Scott

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Sounds like the pump is either intermittently working or is just on it’s way out. If the lines are clear and the pump is getting power, then the pump is bad. That would mean the control is good sending power to pump. The control boards on these units really don’t go bad to often.


      • Thank you for your reply! I was testing the pump with a separate cord to make sure it worked. Once I found out it did, I put my meter on the connector on the washer and tested for 120VAC. I was getting 18VAC all the time, and 28 VAC when the pump should have been on. I ordered the Control Unit and installed it, and the washer now works. I could see some burned components on the board through the epoxy they fill it up with. As usual, I got lucky and it was the more expensive, harder to get to (due to dryer being stacked on top) component! Lol! Oh well, at least it is fixed. Thanks again for the reply back though!
        -Scott Moore

        • You’re most welcome, friend!

          Good work checking and figuring out which component had failed. Yes, I hate it when I see the dryer stacked on top of the washer.

          Thanks for updating me.


  11. I have the Samsung top loader unit, wa422 series, it was 14 months old when the pump stopped working and just out of warranty. I was forced to manually drain the water out of the back of it 2 times. I was a real pain. When I checked Samsung Support, we did all the troubleshooting, nothing resolved it. I called a local server company, they quoted $295 to fix it. I figured I’d do a little research. I purchased a new part online for $75, searching the part number on the unit, I installed it, it now works great. There was no cleanout trap on this unit which his probably why it went bad. Its a very common issue on this unit. I saved photos and may do a how to repair video on it. In talking later to a local appliance store, all manufactures have issues today, brand does not matter. If you are buying a more expensive unit, you need to hedge your bet with 5 year warranty if you are not a handy person. Lowes had a very attractive 5 year warranty plan that was reasonable. Other places our out to rip you off sometimes, be careful.

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. If you do end up making the repair video, let me know. Maybe I can post it for other visitors.


  12. My Samsung washer recently started showing the nd code. I removed all drain hoses and the pump, cleaning them and reinstalling them. the washer ran for about 2 loads and the code returned. thinking I may have missed something I again removed the pump and hoses and cleaned and reinstalled them. Again the washer ran for 2-3 loads and the nd code returned. I double checked the drain hose placement (which was shoved about 18″ down the drain) and re-inserted it to the suggested 6 inches. The washer now works for 2-4 loads and then the nd will return. If I simply drain about 1/2 gallon of water from the unit using the filter drain hose the washer will work again for another 2-4 loads. I would appreciate any wisdom on which direction I should turn next, whether the pump, sensor, or control panel.
    thank you for your help.

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time comment.

      Honestly, it could be the pump or the motor. The only way to tell is to check power to the pump. The most common issue is the drain motor.

      Look at comment #10 by Scott. He had a very similar issue and it ended up being the control board.

      Let me know


  13. I have this problem with a Samsung WF337AAR/XAA it pumps most of water out but not all leaving clothes wet if I spin only two more times it will get enough out to put clothes in dryer can’t figure out what’s going on. I checked hoses and pump for blockage

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. It could be that the pump is cutting off or over heating before all the water is pumped out?

      I’ve seen things get stuck in the drain hose and not let the water out correctly. I’ve also seen small things like guitar picks float around down by the pump. Occasionally the smaller items will let the water drain and other times it will block it.

 Leave a Reply



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *