04-04-2021 10:03 PM in
I have a Samsung washer Model: WF42H5000AW/A2, about 3 years old.
When I run regular cycle/quick cycle/rinse & spin cycle, it goes down to about 7 min (spinning) and then the control board flickers off and back on, resets back to 13min and starts spin again. It runs the wash cycle ok.
Checked the pressure switch and it looks ok. Checked the filter at the bottom of the washer and it's clean. Loading looks ok (tested empty).
I called a technician who seemed very puzzled at what was happening and concluded that it should be the bad control board and I need to replace the control board and quoted me $450 for the repair.
Really would appreciate any information or help with what's going on with the washer.
05-04-2021 09:39 AM in
Morning @ELSS ,
This is normal, that happens because your washing machine is detecting an unbalanced load. This is generally caused by washing single items or a small number of items with one heavier (when wet) item - this creates an unbalance during spin, the washing machine automatically stops and tries to balance the load (chucking the stuff around back and forward a few times) but ultimately if the load is too unbalanced it will eventually just stop. Sometimes it will spin but at a slower speed.
The unbalanced spin protection is designed to prevent damage to the washing machine and your clothes so is a key safety feature common on most modern washing machines.