Samsung DV350AER/XAA User manual

Volume 5, Issue 2 Home Appliances Newsletter
February 2011
Samsung Electronics America
Samsung Tech Talk
Your source for service information
Redo Reduction
Inside this issue:
Redo Reduction
1
Samsung: The #1
Brand of French
Door Refrigerators
2
Keep the R-134
Clean and Dry—
Replace the Filter
Dryer
3
Testing an Induction 4
Cooktop
Replacing the Wash- 5
ing Machine Induction Motor
Extending the
Washer Inlet Hose
7
Advance Refrigerator 10
Troubleshooting
Tools
GSPN Updates
11
Improve Your Redo
Ratio—NOW!
12
Dealer Stock Warranty claims
15
Wes Sirois
Assistant Manager, Triage Lead
As most business owners will attest, repeat service calls, or Redo‟s, continue to
be a major reason for customer dissatisfaction with the service experience, and
just as important, for lost revenue for the
servicer.
Samsung defines a Redo as a repeat service call conducted on an appliance within
90 days of the initial visit. The target for
every service company is to keep Redo‟s
to less than 4.75% of their warranty claim
volume. As an authorized service agent
for Samsung, this is one of your KPI‟s
(Key Performance Indexes). So, if a service call was paid as a warranty claim,
Samsung will not pay for a second repair if
it occurs within 30 days, even if it is for a
different complaint. If another service
company is dispatched to perform the second call, Samsung will pay that company,
but a Redo is recorded against the initial
servicer. If the second call occurs within
90 days, but over 30 days from the first
visit, a warranty claim may be paid, however the Redo will still be charged against
the first company‟s KPI. As you can see,
when a repeat service call occurs, everyone loses.
So what can a service company do to reduce the number of Redo‟s and to help
improve their KPIs? Here are some best
practices that have worked for many service companies:
1. Make sure that your technicians‟
knowledge is up to date. Properly prepared technicians should be able to
diagnose and repair a unit correctly the
first time. When training is offered, it is
imperative that technicians attend, especially when new products are introduced. In addition to classroom type
training, Samsung offers technicians a
variety of resources to help them with
their daily job performance. Fast Track
manuals, service bulletins, service
manuals, and training videos can all be
found on GSPN.
2. Samsung products incorporate a wide
variety of electronic components. To
properly diagnose these products,
technicians need to have the proper
tools, such as a good digital voltohmmeter (with needle-type test leads
to properly read resistance or voltage
within small connectors), some form of
temperature tester, and a wiring diagram or Fast Track manual for the unit
they are servicing. When a technician
can correctly determine the needed
component, multiple part orders can be
kept to a minimum and a Redo can be
prevented.
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Samsung: The #1 Brand of
French Door Refrigerators
continued
Jeff Brutman
Assistant Manager, Publications
3. Once a repair is completed, the technician should
check all functions of the appliance to make sure that
the unit is completely repaired. Any possible future
service issue can be addressed on the spot, so that a
second call can be avoided.
4. Technicians should make sure the customer is completely satisfied before leaving the home. Many repeat service calls result from a customer not believing that their product is truly repaired. Technicians
should never leave the home without demonstrating
the repaired appliance to the customer. Go the
“extra mile” – ask the customer if there are any questions you can answer regarding the appliance‟s use
and care.
These are just some of the practices that successful service companies have put in place to not only reduce
Redo‟s, but to improve the overall performance of their
businesses. We hope that they can do the same for you.
Above: The RF4287HARS 28 cubic foot French Door
refrigerator. This refrigerator features a customizable
counter-height drawer, adjustable temperature settings,
a Twin Cooling Plus System, energy efficient internal
LED Lighting, and the easy access EZ-Open Handle. It is
one of the many reasons that Samsung is the #1 selling
brand of French Door refrigerators.
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like us to write about, LET US KNOW!
Please send your comments to: training@sea.samsung.com
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Samsung Tech Talk
Keep The R-134a Clean and Dry – Replace The Filter Dryer
Paul Pieri, Trainer—RTSC
Tony Ippolito, Manager, HA Tech Support
Quite a few components in Samsung refrigerator sealed systems are replaceable. These include the compressor, condenser, refrigerator and freezer evaporator coils, and the TDM valve. Whenever you replace any of these components,
you must also replace the filter dryer.
Shown above is a typical filter dryer. The output of the dryer is the small capillary tube that goes to the refrigerator
evaporator coil on twin cooling models or the freezer evaporator in single cooling models. If the refrigerator is a newer
model, there will be a TDM or stepper valve and the dryer will connect to the input of that valve. The output of the valve
will then go to the evaporator coils.
This dryer has what appear to be two input ports. However, upon closer inspection, they have different inside diameters.
The smaller of the two is the actual input from the hot pipe. The other slightly larger diameter opening is for the service
port where high side pressures are measured.
When you order the filter dryer, make sure it matches the compressor. See below.
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Rotary Compressor
Inverter Compressor
Part Number: DA62-01514A
Part Number: DA62-021614A
Description: Filter Dryer
Description: Dryer Single
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Testing An Induction Cooktop
Paul Pieri, Trainer—RTSC
Kurt Schuster, Product Specialist
Relying on a customer‟s cookware is not always the best way to test whether an induction range is working properly or
not. Certainly, you should use it to confirm the customer‟s complaint about the operation of the cooktop but where do
you go from there? For starters, turn off the power for about thirty seconds by pulling the plug or toggling the circuit
breaker. After restoring the power, take the cookware out of the equation temporarily by using a non‑contact voltage
tester, (Klein NCVT‑1, or similar), to test the induction elements. Hold the tester near the element and turn the burner
on, selecting a medium heat setting. The tester should indicate the presence of voltage before the range signals a pan
error. While the burner is on, move the tester over the full area of the induction element to see if there are any dead
spots that might cause problems later.
If the element passes the test above, we are almost ready to try testing the range with the customer‟s cookware again.
Before you do, check the cookware to see if it is stamped „Induction Certified‟. Then, use a magnet as instructed in the
Suitability Test section of the Using Suitable Induction Cookware page in the User Manual to confirm it is suitable for
induction cooking. Turn the element OFF first, place the pan in the indicated burner area, and only then turn the element
ON. Make sure the various indicators show the element is activated, check to see if the pan is vibrating slightly to confirm the burner is operating, and then wait for it to get warm.
Once the pan begins to get warm, you can check to see how sensitive the range may be to the pan‟s position on the
cooktop within or above the burner area before triggering the pan error indication. If the pan error is triggered, it will usually clear itself when the pan is returned to the center of the burner area within about a minute or so. The range will turn
the element OFF if the pan is not in the correct position within that time. This is not a malfunction. Confirm the pan is in
the correct position, turn the cooking zone ON, select the desired heat level within 5 seconds, and confirm the proper
operation.
It may be helpful to point out the „Before Using the Cooktop‟ section of the User Manual to the customer. This section
explains which types of cookware are compatible with induction cooktops, their materials, sizes, and how to position
them correctly. This includes warnings regarding how the condition of the cookware could affect cooking performance
and the potential affects the cookware might have on the cooktop itself. In the end, it might not be a bad idea to carry a
7” Enameled Cast Iron pot or pan along with you for these tests. The cast iron is probably the most induction ready and
a clean enameled finish will protect the cooktop from any damage.
If the induction elements do not pass the non-contact voltage test, then more standard troubleshooting is necessary.
Consult the Service Manual and the Fast Track Troubleshooting Guide, if available, for details for the specific model under repair. These documents outline several tests of the Induction Burner Inverter Coils, Inverter PCB, and Touch Control PCB that could affect the performance of the induction burner elements.
Remember, we are not merely repairing an appliance, we are restoring our customer‟s ability to use that range and their
cookware with confidence.
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Samsung Tech Talk
Replacing the Washing Machine Motor Assembly
Tony Perkins
Regional Technical Trainer
Replacing the motor in a washing machine is a tough job. Tight spaces, limited range of motion, and the all too friendly
family pet are enough to make even the most seasoned HA tech cringe at the prospect. But if the model in question
uses the new brushless motor (DC96-01218D), well, that‟s when the real trepidation sets in. “Uggh! That darn rotor
turns when I‟m trying to remove the retaining bolt” is a common complaint uttered by techs when faced with this job.
Fear not friend, there is a solution. Follow the steps below and save your time, knuckles, and sanity. Note: The pictures
show the model WF448AAW/XAA. It‟s typical of the 50+ models that use this motor assembly.
1. Expose the rear of the unit, and then remove the two screws retaining the rear access panel.
1,
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
2. Locate the index hole near the center hub of the rotor.
3. Gently insert a small (#1) Philips screwdriver into the hole, and
then turn the rotor slowly until the screwdriver seats into one of the
three mating holes on the stator assembly.
Be Careful! Insure that the screwdriver sits in a “hole” on the stator and not in one of the open areas between the stator coils. (The
screwdriver should fit snugly into the hole and not move freely.)
4. Now that the rotor is secure, apply a 19mm, ½ drive socket with a
two foot breaker bar and loosen the locking bolt by turning it
counter clockwise. This will take some effort as the bolt has had a
coating of thread locker applied at the factory.
5. Once the mounting bolt is removed, grasp the rotor by the sides,
keeping hands and fingers clear of the back edge, and then pull it
towards you while rocking it slightly front to back.
Caution! Keep your fingers clear of the rear of the rotor. The
magnetic field between the stator and rotor is very strong and it
could snap back into place unexpectedly with enough force to injure.
6. Disconnect the stator power connector.
7, 8) Remove the 6 stator mounting screws and remove the stator from
the basket.
9, 10) Reassembly is in the reverse order, however when mounting the
stator assembly, be sure to seat it correctly onto the three plastic pegs
with the connector lying in the recessed area of the back plate.
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Replacing the Washing Machine Motor Assembly
continued
Below is a list of models that use the brushless motor assembly:
MODEL
MODEL CODE
INTRO
DATE
MODEL
MODEL CODE
INTRO
DATE
MODEL
MODEL CODE
INTRO
DATE
49003
592-49003
02/03/2010
WF218ANS
WF218ANS/XAC
03/20/2008
WF410ANW
WF410ANW/XAA
01/12/2010
49079
592-49079
04/23/2010
WF218ANW/
WF218ANW/XAA
XAA
11/27/2007
WF410ANW/
WF410ANW/XAC
XAC
04/13/2010
592-491020
592-491020
06/26/2009
WF218ANW
WF218ANW/XAC
03/20/2008
WF419AAS/
XAC
WF419AAS/XAC
04/13/2010
592-491070
592-491070
01/28/2009
WF219ANB
WF219ANB/XAA
02/03/2009
WF419AAU/
XAA
WF419AAU/XAA
06/16/2009
592-491080
592-491080
01/28/2009
WF219ANW
WF219ANW/XAA
02/03/2009
WF419AAW/
WF419AAW/XAA
XAA
11/05/2008
WF229ANG/
XAC
WF229ANG/XAC
03/17/2009
WF428AAL/
XAC
07/09/2008
WF328AAG
WF328AAG/XAA
04/02/2008
WF328AAR
WF328AAR/XAA
07/26/2007
WF328AAW
WF328AAW/XAA
07/23/2007
WF330ANB/
XAA
WF330ANB/XAA
01/04/2010
592-491170
592-491170
01/28/2009
592-491180
592-491180
01/28/2009
592-493040
592-493040
01/29/2009
592-493080
592-493080
01/30/2009
592-495070
592-495070
06/26/2009
592-495090
592-495090
SEWSEWHFR178RTW
HFR178RTW
SEWSEWHFR179RTW
HFR179RTW
03/05/2009
07/21/2008
05/06/2009
SEWHFW175TW
SEWHFW175TW
03/09/2009
SEWHFW176TW
SEWHFW176TW
07/11/2008
SEWHFW179TH
SEWHFW179TH
03/30/2009
SEWHFW179TW
SEWHFW179TW
03/09/2009
WF209ANG/
YE
WF209ANG/YE
08/27/2010
WF209ANW
WF209ANW/
XAA
12/04/2008
WF209ANW/ WF209ANW/
XAP
XAP
10/15/2009
WF218ANB/
XAA
WF218ANB/
XAA
01/11/2008
WF218ANB/
XAC
WF218ANB/
XAC
04/28/2008
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WF330ANW/
WF330ANW/XAA
XAA
01/04/2010
WF330ANW
08/27/2010
WF330ANW/XAC
WF428AAL/XAC
WF428AAW/
WF428AAW/XAC
XAC
07/09/2008
WF438AAR
WF438AAR/XAA
05/20/2008
WF448AAE
WF448AAE/XAA
08/18/2008
WF448AAP
WF448AAP/XAA
12/26/2007
WF448AAP
WF448AAP/XAC
04/17/2008
WF448AAP/
XAP
WF448AAP/XAP
10/15/2009
WF448AAP/
XAX
WF448AAP/XAX
04/06/2010
WF448AAW
WF448AAW/XAA
12/10/2007
WF448AAW
WF448AAW/XAC
04/04/2008
WF340ANG/
XAC
WF340ANG/XAC
WF340ANR/
XAC
WF340ANR/XAC
WF350ANG/
XAC
WF350ANG/XAC
03/25/2010
WF350ANR/
XAA
WF350ANR/XAA
12/10/2009
WF520ABP/
XAA
WF520ABP/XAA
11/25/2009
WF350ANR/
XAC
WF350ANR/XAC
03/20/2010
WF520ABP
WF520ABP/XAC
05/12/2010
WF350ANW/
WF350ANW/XAA
XAA
12/02/2009
WF520ABW
WF520ABW/XAA
03/17/2010
WF407ANW/
WF407ANW/XAA
XAA
07/18/2009
WRPA179UR
WR-PA179UR
09/02/2008
WF409ANR/
XAA
WF409ANR/XAA
08/27/2009
WRPB168UW
WR-PB168UW
06/17/2009
WF409ANW
WF409ANW/XAA
11/18/2008
WWPA177UR
WW-PA177UR
09/04/2008
WF409SNL/
XAC
WF409SNL/XAC
03/21/2009
WWPA177UW
WW-PA177UW
12/04/2008
WF410ANR
WF410ANR/XAA
01/12/2010
WWPB166UW
WW-PB166UW
06/25/2009
03/25/2010
03/20/2010
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Extending The Washer Inlet Hose
Louis Picchione
Assistant Manager—HA
To extend a washer inlet hose, follow these steps:
1. Get a ¾ inch Pipe
Hex Nipple connector.
2. Before attaching
both inlet hoses,
wrap both sides of
the Pipe Hex Nipple connector with
Teflon tape.
3. Make sure the
rubber gasket is
inserted in each of
the inlet hoses.
Once both sides of the connector have been wrapped with Teflon tape you
can connect both inlet hoses. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the water supply is turned off.
2. Attach both hoses to the Pipe Hex Nipple.
3. Tighten both hoses hand tight.
4. Then using two wrenches, turn each inlet hoses about ¼ turn more.
5. After both hoses are secured, turn the water supply back on and
check for any leaks.
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Basic Refrigeration Concepts, Part 2
Jim Swift, HA Product Senior Manager
Steve Polzin, Technical Instructor, Appliance Tech Support Specialist
Many technicians normally associate refrigeration with making cold air or cooling, however, in reality, refrigeration engineering deals almost entirely with the transfer of heat. When servicing refrigerators, this is the most important fundamental concept you will need to grasp in order to diagnose a no cool or low cooling complaint accurately. Last month, we
discussed the basics of refrigeration and how the sealed system accomplishes heat transfer. This month, we will talk
about air movement and its importance in facilitating the refrigeration process.
Cooling Fan Operation
A refrigerator relies on forced air to transfer heat. Samsung refrigerators often use a
twin cooling system, with the refrigerator and the freezer compartment each having
an evaporator. Given this independent system, the freezer and the refrigerator are
cooled individually as required and are, therefore, more efficient. Fans move the air
from inside the compartment to the evaporator coil where heat and moisture is absorbed. The air is then redistributed back into the compartment at a much lower
temperature and humidity.
Another important aspect to air flow is the regulation of humidity - the amount of
moisture (or water vapor) in the air. If the air has a high relative humidity, some of
the moisture will condense on food that is supposed to be kept dry, causing it to soften or grow mold or bacteria. Moisture in the air acts as an insulator, making it more
difficult to lower the temperature. Most refrigerators have crisper or deli drawers for
items such as produce where you want to hold in natural moisture. Many Samsung
models offer climate control drawers that use an automatic damper control for precise humidity regulation.
Automatic Defrost
The more efficient the air flows, the more quickly heat is removed and the faster frost will form on the evaporator coil.
The amount of frost will vary, depending on the amount of heat and moisture that is introduced into the refrigerator.
Worse, large amounts of frost can block airflow, potentially making the evaporators less efficient. For this reason, the
refrigerator has an automatic defrost system to remove the frost at regular intervals.
It is difficult to keep frost off the coils, but necessary to keep them frost-free so they will operate properly. To minimize
heat during the defrost cycle, the automatic system is thermostatically controlled and defrosts coils for less than 10 minutes per compartment. The defrost cycle for the freezer is terminated when the temperature of the freezer evaporator
reaches approximately 50° F. For the refrigerator, the defrost cycle is terminated when the temperature of the refrigerator evaporator reaches 60 ° F. Samsung refrigerators use an adaptive defrost design that initiates the defrost cycle only
when needed. The electronic control monitors compressor run time, door openings, and the length of the previous defrost cycles to determine the need and frequency for defrosting. The refrigerator will never defrost both compartments at
the same time.
Condenser Fan Operation
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sor. The heat that is absorbed by the evaporator during the cooling cycle is transferred into the condenser coil after it is
compressed into a high pressure and high temperature vapor by the compressor. Once it enters the condenser, it needs
to cool and the condenser fan is used to help dissipate the heat. To ensure efficient heat transfer, it is important that the
compartment cover is in place and the condenser coil is kept clean. A dirty coil or improper air movement will prevent the
Freon in the coil from cooling, leading to inefficient operation.
Note: Samsung refrigerators do not run the condenser fan motor when the ambient temperature drops below 60 degrees
Fahrenheit. A few key points to keep in mind for troubleshooting;

Forced operation mode allows you to trigger the fan on no matter what the temperature. However, the fans will not
come on if the refrigerator detects that the door switch is open.

Samsung fans are usually shipped without fan blades. When ordering parts, keep this in mind as the blades can be
difficult to transfer without breaking.

Do not forget to inspect the air ducts for restrictions or blockages. For example, a blockage in one or more of the air
ducts that circulate freezer air up to the ice room will cause a slow or no-ice condition.

If an evaporator fan fails, the symptoms can be frost buildup and low cooling in that compartment.

If the condenser fan fails, the cabinet will get very hot in the areas of the Yoder loop pipes. Additionally, the compressor will stay on longer.

If one of the compartments does not defrost, frost will continue to accumulate, blocking the air flow and eventually
resulting in a no cool situation.
Next month, we will begin a series on refrigeration diagnostic procedures.
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Advanced Refrigerator Troubleshooting Tools
Jim Swift
HA Product Senior Manager
This month‟s article will cover some specialized test equipment you can use to expedite in-home refrigerator service.
Adding these items to your repair kit should allow you to isolate problems and repair products more efficiently. These
items generally cost less than $100 and, because they can let you test many circuits without disassembly, will quickly
pay for themselves.
Infrared Non-Contact Thermometer
Infrared Non-Contact Thermometers provide an accurate temperature reading instantly. You
can use the thermometer to confirm Thermistor operation, compartment temperature, or, in
some cases, the operation of the defrost heater. The digital display provides greater accuracy than an analog thermometer and is much more convenient. The next time you encounter a refrigerator that the customer feels is not quite cold enough, use this thermometer to
confirm or refute the temperature shown on the front panel. If the thermometer shows the
same value as the front display, the Thermistor and cooling system are probably working
properly. If the values don‟t match, chances are the fault is either in the Thermistor or the
evaporator fans. This is just one of many applications of this device.
Digital Electrical Usage Monitor
The Digital Electrical Usage Monitor is connected in series with the 110VAC outlet and
provides information about the incoming voltage and frequency. It will also display current draw and amp hour information. The current consumption feature allows you to
view the amp draw quickly as circuits are accessed. For example, when you use the
forced operation mode to turn on the defrost heater, the monitor will show the increased
current draw, confirming the defrost heater has been triggered. When you use the same
forced operation mode to change speeds in the multi-speed compressor models, the
monitor will show distinct current values for each speed. Because it can display both the
line frequency and the line voltage level, you can also use the monitor to confirm the
quality of the home electrical installation. This can be especially useful in rural areas
where intermittent or odd problems can often be tied to low voltage or inconsistent line
frequency. This monitor is more convenient to connect than a stand alone ammeter and
offers more information. As with the IR thermometer, you can use the monitor on other
appliances as well.
Wall Paper Steamer
Wall Paper Steamers are normally used to steam old wallpaper of walls. You can take advantage of the substantial amount of steam the steamers produce by using them to quickly
defrost freezer evaporators that are covered in ice. What‟s more, because these steamers
generate steam and hot water rather than direct heat, they are much less likely to deform or
damage the plastic liner.
The advantage of wall paper steamers over the smaller handle held garment steamers is
their speed and durability. Garment steamers take longer to create steam and only produce
steam for a short amount of time. Wall paper steamers produce more steam faster and for a
much longer period of time. Additionally, unless you are use distilled water only in the handheld garment steamer, the impurities in the tap water will cause the heating element to fail quickly.
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Safety Pins
The final item will probably cost you nothing and might be the most valuable of all. Most multi-meter leads are too thick to
make adequately contact in the smaller gage pins. Low voltage items like sensors or similar circuits do not require thick
wiring, so the pins are difficult to penetrate. You can insert safety pins into the slots to make contact without damaging
the connector.
Thanks to Rich Robbins and Andy Macpherson for their input on this article.
GSPN Updates
Jim Foster
Manager, Training /Publications
We encourage you to use our GSPN site to find the latest service bulletins to aid you with your repairs.
http://service.samsungportal.com
HA Service Bulletins uploaded to GSPN January, 2011
Bulletin Number
Subject
Applicable Models
ASC20110117001
The Dishwasher power button will not operate
unless the circuit breaker is cycled off and on.
DMT800
To access service bulletins on GSPN, first visit http://service.samsungportal.com. Login using your User ID and Password. Click on “Documents” at the top, then “Product Information” in the left column. The Product Information menu will
appear. Click on “Service Bulletin (Local) to bring up the Service Bulletins. To search for a bulletin, enter the bulletin
number in the search window at the upper left. If for some reason the bulletin does not appear, it can still be searched
using the “Select Depth 1, 2, and 3” drop-down menus.
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Improve Your Redo Ratio - NOW!
Tony Ippolito
Manager HA Tech Support
Did you know that rejected warranty claims count against your Redo Ratio?
Did you know that if you submit a second warranty claim within 30 days for labor, it will be rejected per policy?
Did you know that if you submit a warranty claim for labor, and then submit a second warranty claim for parts, that the
second claim counts against your Redo Ratio?
If you answered No to any of these questions, then this article will supply you with key steps to lower your Redo Ratio.
The Steps to Take
To avoid rejected claims and second warranty claims for parts from affecting your redo ratio, adopt the following procedures:

Do not submit a second claim for labor within 30 days of the first.

Do not submit a second claim for parts only. Instead, add the additional parts to the existing claim.
Adding Parts to an Existing Claim
Because you can only add new parts to claims already submitted to Samsung that have certain statuses, you first need
to review the status of your submitted claim.
To check the status of an existing claim, follow these steps:
1. Click the Warranty Bill Claim drop down window.
2. Log into GSPN and select Warranty/Parts from the top menu.
3. Select Warranty Claims status.
4. Enter the Bill Number.
5. Click Search.
Limit your search to a 30 day interval only. If the claim was submitted prior to 30 days, change the From – to – Date or
use the Fiscal Month Option.
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Searching by Samsung Warranty Claim Status
You can also search by Warranty Claim Status by selecting a particular Status (as shown below) from the drop down list
in the Status field. If you leave this field blank, the system will check claims with all available statuses.
Statuses and Status Descriptions
Status
Description
ASC can Amend
(Yes/No)
Approved
Pending Payment
(Closing 10th & 25th of
every month)
Yes
Out of Warranty
COD to End Users
No
Claim Closed
Already Paid
No
Hold By ASC
Update is required by ASC
Yes
Temporary Storage
ASC Usage
(Warranty does not update)
Yes
Warranty Team to Process
No
Warranty Team to Process
No
Not eligible for Payment
No
Review by Samsung
Hold by Samsung
Claim Rejected
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Updating Your Warranty Bill with New Parts
If the claim in question has a status of Approved, Hold By ASC, or Temporary storage, follow the steps below to add new
parts to the claim.
1. Update the defect / repair codes and descriptions.
2. Enter the parts used. You must include the quantity and invoice numbers.
Note: If you purchased parts from Marcone / AP Wagner, you must provide the distributor Name and Invoice in
the remarks field available when you click the Others (Special request area.
3. If you are sending back a defective panel, fill in the Serial Number and Manufacturer.
4. Save the claim to accept the updates.
If the claim has one of the statuses listed below, you must contact the Warranty Department at 800-849-2198 option 08
and request that they add the new parts to the claim:
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Approved claims with Parts already billed
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Claim Closed (already paid to you)
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Review by Samsung
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Hold by Samsung
A Final Word
Lowering your Redo Rate benefits you directly. Adopting the procedures presented in this article could lower your Redo
Rate significantly, saving you both time and money. Our recommendation: Adopt them today.
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Dealer Stock Repair Warranty Claims
Jet Nyamwange
Warranty Department
Stock Repair (SR) claims are repairs you perform for dealers. These repairs must be billed as Service Type, SR ONLY,
not In Home (IH) or Carry In (CI). All repairs you bill incorrectly will be updated to the correct service type. Chargeback‟s
will be imposed for those missed.
Any claims with the following Repair Codes are the Dealer‟s responsibility and will be rejected: (Section 1.6 of ASC Policy & Procedure guide)
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No Defect found (NPFD, NPRB),
Cleaning (CLEA, CLEN),
Customer Education (CUST)
Cosmetic Repairs
Warranty Terms for SRs:
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The Stock Repair Warranty Term is 2 Years from the Date of Manufacture – NO DOP required
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During the two years, each SR unit is allowed 2 repairs, including parts ONLY claims.
This means that each SR unit is ONLY eligible for 2 repairs (including Parts ONLY claims) within the 2 year warranty
period.
How Do You Determine Production Year and Month?
(This is very beneficial for ASCs that do Dealer Stock Repairs)
In both 15 and 11 character serial numbers, the production year is represented by the letter that precedes the last 6
characters of the serial number before the check digit. The production month is represented by the number or letter immediately after the production year letter.
Consequently, in 15 character serial numbers, the production date is represented by the 8th and 9th characters of the
serial number – For example:
In 11 character serial numbers, the production date is represented by the 4th and 5th characters of the serial number For example:
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All Serial Numbers MUST end with a Letter -- this is known as a Check Digit - For Example:
The 2011 production year code is B. Previous year‟s production codes and the production month codes are listed in the
tables below:
How to use GSPN to check the number of Stock Repairs already performed on a unit:
1. In option 2 on the right side of the screen, click USA. A pop-up appears.
2. Enter the serial number of the unit whose stock repair history you want to view. The system will auto populate as
displayed below:
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Billing Your Warranty Claim:
ASCs must select SR for all Stock Repairs performed for Dealers. Those repairs billed with the incorrect service type will
be updated. Also note:
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Field Engineers aren‟t allowed to repair and bill SR claims on their FE accounts. FEs must use their ASC account.
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Master Engineers may bill for SR claims. Do not bill them using Service Type IH or CI. SR repairs must be billed
as SR.
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Stock Repair In Home (SI) is for display models (floor display units). Such repairs must be routed by SEA as SI
or approved by your RSE.
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Mileage reimbursements for ALL SR repairs must be approved via SAW.
Samsung Electronics America
85 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Phone: 201-229-4251
The information in this bulletin is published for experienced repair technicians
only and is not intended for use by the public. It does not contain warnings to
advise non-technical individuals of possible dangers in attempting to service a
product. Only experienced professional technicians should repair products
powered by electricity. Any attempt to service or repair the product or products
dealt with in this information by anyone else could result in serious injury or
death. Information provided in this bulletin is subject to change or update without notice.
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