How to clean Samsung washing machine

Last Update date : Jun 22. 2021

Some of the most common washing machine problems, such as draining issues, can be prevented by regular maintenance. and cleaning. basic washing machine maintenance doesn’t require expert knowledge or a lot of time. The below tips will help keep your machine running smoothly.

Note: The actual design may differ from your model. 

Clean your washer's surface

Clean and dry the affected area immediately to remove any residual cleaner or water. Surface blemishes on the door are usually caused by water or detergent residue. A mild detergent and a damp cloth will remove most spots.

1 Dispense a small amount of mild detergent onto a clean, damp, microfiber cloth.
2 Clean the affected area by gently scrubbing in a repeating circular motion.
3 When you're finished scrubbing, use a clean, damp, microfiber cloth to clean off the area.
4 Use a clean, dry, microfiber cloth to dry the area.
Clean Pump/Debris Filter

We recommend cleaning the pump filter at least once a month (or approximately 30-40 loads, whichever is more frequent). Keeping the pump filter clean will help prevent odors, reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew, and ensure your washer drains properly.

1 Open the pump filter access panel by pressing in on the cover.

Note: Top load washers and some older front load washers do not have a removable pump filter.

2 Locate the rubber drain hose and prepare to drain the water. Y
3 Remove the cap from the drain hose by holding the hose and twisting the cap. The cap can be tough to remove because it forms an airtight seal, so make sure to use a little elbow grease. Once the the cap is removed, drain the water.
4 Once all the water is drained, remove the washer pump filter by twisting it counter clockwise.

Note: On some Samsung washers, the washer pump filter (A) is similar to the cap on a medicine bottle. Push in and twist to remove.

Pump Filter
5 Using a small toothbrush or other similar soft bristle brush, wash any dirt or other materials from the pump filter. Inspect the drain pump impeller located inside the pump filter housing to make sure it is clean.
6 Once the pump filter is clean, reinsert and twist clockwise until secured in the vertical position.
7 Place the drain hose's cap firmly back onto the drain hose and secure the drain hose in the mounted clip before closing the access panel.
Clean the Inlet Filters

Clean the inlet filters of the water hose once or twice a year.

1 Turn off the washer by pressing POWER and then shut off the faucet.
2 Loosen and disconnect the water hoses from the back of the washer.

Note: To prevent water from gushing out, cover the hose with a cloth when loosening it.

Inlet Filter
3 Use the needle-nose pliers to pull out the inlet filters from the inlet valves.
4 Completely submerge the inlet filters in water, making sure the threaded connector is also submerged.
5 Dry the inlet filters completely and then reinsert the filters.
6 Make sure the threads are aligned and connected tightly when you reconnect the water hoses to the inlet valves to prevent leaks.
7 Slowly turn the faucet back on, and make sure water is not leaking from anywhere around the inlet valves.
Clean the Detergent Drawer
1 Pull and open the washer detergent drawer until it stops.
Clean the Detergent Drawer
2 Remove the detergent dispensers by lifting them out and then rinsing them with warm water to remove traces of accumulated detergent residue.
3 You can remove the washer detergent drawer by pushing in on the ends of each side of the drawer at the same time and then pulling it out (as shown in the image).
4 Clean the washer detergent drawer opening periodically with a soft cloth to avoid detergent buildup.

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