If you think you have a faulty door interlock they are usually pretty easy to replace, and not usually too expensive (buy door interlocks from 4Washerhelp). However, I see a lot of cases where people have fitted a new one – and it didn’t make any difference because they’d misdiagnosed the fault. In order to... continue reading.
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Understanding how a door interlock works helps in deciding if one is faulty or not. When you shut the door, the latch on the door pushes inside the door lock and activates an electrical part inside which locks the door shut. At the same time, power is passed through the interlock on to the rest... continue reading.
If you want to test an NTC thermistor (or sensor) from a washing machine or other white goods appliance this is the right article for you. It also describes what a thermistor is, what it does, and what commonly goes wrong with them. What is an NTC thermistor? A thermistor is essentially a resistor... continue reading.
DE Error on Samsung washing machines (usually) means that “the door is open”. As with most error codes though you can’t take it literally because very often this error will display when the door is clearly closed. What it means is, that it thinks the door is open, presumably because it’s not getting power passed... continue reading.
There are two completely different symptoms that many people confusingly report using the same language. So it’s important to make sure you are looking at the right article. If when you say the washer is not spinning you mean (as many do) that the drum is not revolving on any part of the cycle then... continue reading.
This is part two of a look at what causes smells from a washing machine and how to get rid of them. The first part looks at problems inside the washing machine (what causes washing machine smells?) but this one looks at smells coming from the plumbing that may be blamed on the washing machine.... continue reading.