May 292015
 

Samsung washing machine error codes help pin point the general area of a component failure. The SF fault code points directly to the main PCB control board. This board is generally located on the right rear bottom facing the washer.

How To Fix Samsung Washer Error SF:

There’s a couple different things you can try before replacing any parts on your washing machine. Always disconnect power before attempting any appliance repair.

Unplug the washer: 

This might sound simple enough but it more times than not fixes the error code. If the fault code is a glitch, or software issue, unplugging the washer for several minutes may reset the control. You want to leave the washer unplugged for at least 5 minutes. Leaving it unplugged for longer then a minute will allow the capacitors on the control board to discharge. When the capacitors are discharged the board is reset.

Check Wiring Connection:

Often times Samsung washer error codes are directly related to a short or loose wire connection. These washers have several control board some of which talk to each other. The main board on the back which is suspect for this error could possible have a loose connection. These main board are screwed to the back of the washer and have a hard plastic cover protecting the main PCB control board. You can remove the wires one by one to make sure each is fully seated in it’s connector. I normally snap a picture on my phone so I can revert back to it to double check the connections when I’m done. So that’s not a bad idea especially if you take all the wires off to inspect the board and soldered fuse for any burn marks.

If the connections all test good, the main PCB will need to be replaced. Like stated above the main washer control board is located in the back bottom right side looking at it from the front. Once the screws coming in from the back are removed the main board will slide over and off. The plastic cover will snap off and the board will be exposed. At this stage is when I usually take a picture. The connections are all plug and play type. They have small plastic molex connectors that plug in. On the side of the plastic connector is a tab. Depress the tab and the wire harness will lift up and out of the socket.

You will need to locate an authorized appliance parts house to find the main control board. Sears carries Samsung alliance parts and so does Appliance Parts Pros.

Do you still have questions about your Samsung washing machine error code SF? If so, please use the comment form down below and I’ll try my best to assist. We will respond as soon as possible. We get many emails a day and also have to respond to questions here. It can get overwhelming especially in the summer when lot’s of refrigerators and air conditioners break.

Matt

May 222015
 

Samsung front load washer error codes are built into the controls software. When an error code like AE is displayed one of the washers main components has a problem. Most of the problems these washing machines have are fairly straight forward to repair. If you’re handy, you can make the repair. A little knowledge and a lot of common sense can go a long ways.

How 2 Fix Samsung Washer Error Code AE:

The fault code indicates a communication issue. On these newer front load washing machines you will find either 2-3 control boards and on some models even more. These particular front load washers have 2 control board. The main pcb which is usually located on the right rear bottom back panel and the user interface control.

When fault code AE is displayed the main control board and user interface can not talk to one another. This could be caused by a loose or shorted wire or a faulty printed circuit board. The circuit boards on most newer appliances don’t last like the older mechanical parts. Although more energy efficient than most mechanical appliance parts the longevity is no where near the same.

Unplug the washer:

The very first thing you want to do is to unplug the power. Before servicing any appliance you want to make sure you have disconnected the power. Once the power is off the top panel will come off. I would start at the top since it’s the easiest. The top is held in place with two small Philip head screws. Once the screws are removed the top will slide straight back and off. Now you will see the user interface control board and wire harness. Make sure the wire harness is tight and no broken wires at the molex connector. Remove the connections on the board and visually inspect the inside of the molex connector. Sometimes the contacts inside will bend and other times they will break or short out. Not super common but I’ve had a couple kick my but meaning it took me several hours to figure the issue out. So double check it. It’s free so why not.

Most of the time if there is a connection issue it will be with the wires on the back. The wires on the back tend to be slightly tighter which can cause a break or the wire can pull out of a connector. Double check the wires on the main PCB control board. The board is held in place with several small screws coming in from the back. Once the screws are removed the control will slide over and off. You can then check the wire connections. It’s worth noting that taking a picture of the wire connections at this point is not a bad idea. You can remove each wire one by one and always refer back to the photo if there is a question.

The problem with the AE error code is Samsung does not really have a test to figure out which board has failed. The most common control that fails that causes this fault code is the main board on the back. I’ve yet to run into a Samsung washer that needed the user interface control board replaced to fix the AE error code.

This might sound like a large job to tackle. Doing it yourself could save you well into the hundreds. Most local appliance repair centers charge at least $100 to knock on the door. If this article helped you fix your Samsung washer AE error, or put you one step closer to fixing the fault code, please let us know by using the comment form below. A simple “Thanks” or “It Worked” goes a looong way.  If you still have questions about fixing this error code, please ask away using the comment form below. I will try my best to help you fix your washing machine.

Thanks,

Matt

May 172015
 

Samsung front load washing machines are equipped with digital display error codes. The SUD error code indicates a sudsing problem. The SUD is usually a indication of to much soap or not enough soap.

Samsung Washer SUD Error Code:

What we normally find in the field is either to much soap was added to the cycle or the incorrect soap. You really want to take a look at how much soap you’re using. You only need enough HE soap to lubricate the clothes so as they wash against each other the fabric will release the stain or soils. Everyone think oh these are dirty I’ll just add a little more soap. That’s actually way more common than you would think. When you put to much soap in the washer it can create a SUDS lock and also lock the stains/soils into the fabric.

Only use HE soap in these washing machines. The HE soap is specifically designed to work in front load washers. Since front load washers do not use and much soap as top loaders the amount of soap is also less. The manufacture tells you to use a certain amount marked on the lid. Most times that’s even to much soap. Line one on any HE soap lid is going to be plenty for just about any load you’ll be washing at home.

When the SUD error code is displayed you can try to unplug the washer for 2-3 minutes. If the washer is displayed the SUD fault code because a glitch in the control, unplugging it may possible reset the error code. Try to leave the washer unplugged for at least 2-3 minutes. Leaving the washer unplugged for at least that ling will allow the capacitors on the control board to completely discharge. Once the capacitors are discharged the board has been reset. hopefully that clears the fault code up for you.

Open the washer door and remove the clothes. Check and see if there’s excessive suds in the tub. If you see a lot of suds, the washer will need to be drained. Try running a spin/drain cycle only or a quick cycle with no spin. The no spin option will get to the drain part faster. You may need to fill the washer up several times and then cancel it to drain. You can also run a quick cycle with 1 cup of white vinegar. vinegar is an acid so it will break down all the extra soap and flush it out of the machine. It will also clean the inside and the drain hose and sump area.

If the sud error comes back after doing the above, you will need to check the pressure switch. It’s possible the pressure switch is tripped or not being tripped. Remove the small 1/4 black hose from the round pressure switch. Blow through the hose towards the tub. The hose should be free and clear. if the hose is not clear, access the back where the hose connects and clean the connection. I’ve seen gunk/grim build up at this connection and also extra soap. Clean the connection really well and run a quick cycle to test function the washing machine. That should fix the samsung washer SUD error code.

Did you find this article helpful? Still have questions about your Samsung washing machine error code? Use the comment form below and I’ll try my best to help. Leave as much information as possible.

Matt

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