FIXED WF42H5000AW/A Samsung Washer won't start.

tseibring

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Joined
Aug 18, 2011
Messages
116
Location
Sheldon, Illinois, United States
Model
WF42H5000AW
Brand
Samsung
Age
1-5 years
I picked this washer up at an auction. It has a built date of July 2017. It will power up and on every cycle after it Powers up and the door will lock and then the pump starts. It doesn't go pass that. I was lucky enough to have another washer just like it for parts. I read on another forum that it was the door lock, so I replaced it. Didn't help, they also said it could be the control panel, I replace it and it didn't work. I tried to reset it, that didn't help either. I'm at a stand still. It doesn't show any codes.
 

klandingham

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Mar 25, 2019
Messages
3
Location
Massachusetts
Have a look at the water level sensor. If it's like mine, it's a coil with a diaphragm and a hose that comes from the tub. The water level in the tub creates pressure in the hose, which moves the diaphragm and changes the inductance of the coil. If that coil or the wiring to it is broken and the controller does see any signal from it, it will essentially refuse to do anything. On mine the connector pins on the little PCB board which is mounted on the sensor assembly had broken. Repairing that got the cycles working again. Good luck.
 

tseibring

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Joined
Aug 18, 2011
Messages
116
Location
Sheldon, Illinois, United States
Have a look at the water level sensor. If it's like mine, it's a coil with a diaphragm and a hose that comes from the tub. The water level in the tub creates pressure in the hose, which moves the diaphragm and changes the inductance of the coil. If that coil or the wiring to it is broken and the controller does see any signal from it, it will essentially refuse to do anything. On mine the connector pins on the little PCB board which is mounted on the sensor assembly had broken. Repairing that got the cycles working again. Good luck.
I found the problem, the discharge hose had some scrap in it. I got it cleaned out and it's working fine now.
 
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