Samsung DV328AEG Service manual
Volume 3, Issue 11 Home Appliances Newsletter
November 2009
Samsung Electronics America
Samsung Tech Talk
Your source for service information
Parts Department News
Inside this issue:
Parts Department
News from the
Top Repair Tips
Dual Ice Maker
RFG298 Refrigerator has Independent Ice Maker Control
David Caldwell
Senior Manager, Parts Operations
GPCA Closure Schedule – During November, GPCA will close or do limited
business on the following days:
Friday, November 20 – The GPCA warehouse will be closed for shipping and
receiving due to semi-annual inventory.
All other parts of the department will be
open and operating as usual.
RSG Model Refrig- 8
erator Ice Bucket
Thursday and Friday, November 26 and
27 – The GPCA office and warehouse will
be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
2009 Home Appli- 9
ance Training
Please make a note of these dates and
adjust your parts ordering accordingly.
Inverter Compressors
Evaluating Sensor 13
Cycle Drying Complaints
Guidelines on Bill- 14
ing Your Warranty
Claim with Parts
GSPN Updates
Samsung Search
Model Code Confirmation – Just a reminder that it is important to always confirm the exact model code when working
on Samsung products. This is because
we have many models with a similar
model name prefix but a different model
code. Consequently, the corresponding
parts may be different. Also remember to
not use the Service Manual to research
part numbers as these are not updated
after initial production. Instead, use the
Exploded View, Quick Parts, or one of the
other research tools available on GSPN
to research the part. If all else fails, contact GPCA directly and one of our staff will
gladly assist you to determine the correct
part number to order.
GPCA Goes Green – As part of Samsung’s
overall commitment to environmental responsibility, the Rancho Dominguez, CA
facility recently replaced all of its lighting
fixtures with high efficiency lamps and ballasts. We expect this change will reduce our
electrical consumption by half. This is the
latest step in GPCA’s efforts to reduce our
impact on the environment. Earlier green
projects have included advanced part recycling and reclamation efforts and the usage
of environmentally friendly shipping and
packaging materials. In the upcoming
months, advanced solar panels will be installed on GPCA’s roof along with a new,
high efficiency heating/air conditioning system. These projects along with many other
employee-led efforts will make the Rancho
Dominguez facility one of the most energy
efficient buildings in the area.
Part Research Update – As you may have
noticed, there have been some issues with
the Part Research tools on GSPN since
Samsung transitioned to its new computer
system. Rest assured our engineers are
working day and night to restore the functionality so that it is better than ever. In the
meantime, if you need Part Research assistance, please feel free to submit a Research Inquiry on GSPN or call GPCA at
(800) 634-8276 Mon-Fri 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
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News From The Zones
RSE Agents
All Zones
Zone 1 (ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NJ, NY)
It’s easy to become complacent or even judgmental
about a customer’s problem. “What’s the big deal, they
probably have two other TVs in the house” or “It’s only
an icemaker – they can survive without ice for a day or
two”. We need to be careful not to judge the customers
motivations. We can be empathetic to their situation
and possibly win a customer for life.
A servicer told me a story about a customer that had a
problem with their ice maker. While he diagnosed the
problem, the customer was moving around the house
frantically, dusting, cleaning, and picking up. He told
the customer he had to order a part and would return in
a few days. The customer was beside herself when she
got the news – she was hosting a small cocktail party
that evening for her husband’s co-workers and the
NEW Boss! The servicer apologized for the inconvenience, got in his van, drove two blocks to the corner
store and returned with two bags of ice. All the customer could say was WOW!
The servicer didn’t have to go out of his way. It cost him
two dollars and a few minutes of his time, but he won a
customer for life. You can bet his customer will tell that
story any time the topic of good service comes up or
when a family member, friend, or neighbor needs service. Small investment, BIG returns.
While you can’t be expected to carry bags of ice or a
spare TV in your service van, you can look for ways to
“WOW” the customer. A follow up call to make sure the
repair was successful, a discount on future service, a
thank you call for a referral…anything to make YOUR
customer feel special and your service memorable. The
“little things” DO count.
Zone 3 (NC, SC, GA)
This is an exciting time of change here at Samsung.
We have changed our system to make it more centric,
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changed the locator to improve call management, and
as most of you have heard, have moved our call center
to South Carolina. The migration of the call center is
not complete, so both call centers are still running in
unison. When speaking with someone at the call center, make sure that you get the name of the person you
are speaking with. This will assist your RSE should
there be a need to contact that person. For example,
the call center rep told you the company was extending
the customer’s warranty and the RSE needs to contact
the rep to confirm the extension.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we
make these changes and strive to be the best in all that
we do. In the end, the payoff will be great for everyone:
customer, servicer, and Samsung.
Call Trackers Relocated
The Eastern Zone has moved all of its call trackers to
the Greenville, SC facility. These trackers are there to
assist in long term pending tickets and as a resource
for you to use when they contact you. The Central
Zone will be moving their trackers to the facility next,
and then the West will follow to wind up the migration of
all of the trackers.
Servicer News
Samsung has begun to launch an FE and ME (Master
Engineer) center in many markets with the goal of getting 50 MEs on line by the end of the year. The MEs
will be located in high call volume areas and will deliver
a higher level of service to our customers. They will
begin to change the perception of service centers as
they win customers over with their exceptional service
and hospitality.
Speaking of Hospitality
Samsung has launched the Hospitality program. This
program is designed to help us gain market share and
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RSE Agents
All zones
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provide a higher level of customer satisfaction. You can
view this program now at
clientPortals/samsung/ . Look under the Training tab,
select CE or HA. and then select on demand training.
Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look
for “2009 hospitality training course”. You can also go
directly using this link:
This course is not currently required of the ASCs, but is
required of all ME and FE technicians. In the future,
hospitality will be used as a part of the service centers
KPIs and performance. You should become familiar
with the practice and begin using it in your daily customer contact.
Zone 6 (MN, WI,IA,IL,MO,AR, OK)
One of the main reasons claims are rejected is the lack
of a bill of sale. Warranty will pay a claim without the bill
of sale if the date of manufacture is within 14 months of
the warranty call. If you haven’t received information at
a Samsung training session on how to determine the
date of manufacture using serial numbers, you can see
this in the policy guide on GSPN. Your RSE can also
get this information for you.
When you run a call, it is best to ALWAYS ask the customer for a copy of their bill of sale, and to keep a copy
of it for your records if at all possible. Do NOT take the
dispatch warranty information for granted. This is only
what the customer has told the Samsung call center
associate and may not be accurate. Get a copy of the
proof of purchase information to make sure the call is
covered under warranty, and to keep your records up to
date for any possible future calls.
Zone 8 (AK, WA,MT, ND, SD, NE, WY, ID,
Home Appliance training is underway in some markets.
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Please keep an eye out for additional information in
Tech Talk.
Many thanks to our appliance trainer, Rich Robbins, for
some great sessions recently in IL, WI and MN, and
thanks to Twin Cities Appliance Service in Hopkins, MN
for hosting the session in the Minneapolis / St. Paul
Zone 9 (NV, AZ, CA, HI)
I would like to extend a big thank you to all the ASCs
that assisted in our Home Appliances training this October 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th in San Diego, Van Nuys and
Cerritos, CA.
A special thanks to MARCONE and Appliance Rescues
for allowing us to use their facilities and their personnel.
A special thanks to our trainer, Paul Pieri, for providing
details about our new refrigerators and for making the
training easy for all to understand.
To all of you who attended the training, please remember to utilize our TA’s as much as possible if you are
stuck on a hard repair. We are here to help.
Please remember to keep on checking our monthly
newsletter for HA training in your territory.
Right: WF448AAP
Washer in Stainless
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Top Repair Tips
Tony Ippolito
Manager—HA Tech Support
Issue: Sheets get tangled during dry cycle.
Design overview: Drum Tumblers are designed to roll the clothes as the drum turns to allow maximum air movement
and ensure consistent drying. Drums are much larger in the Ultra Capacity models, creating the potential for tangling to
Cause: Because of the larger drums in the Ultra Capacity models, it is possible for sheets and similar bedding items to
get stretched out along the outer perimeter. As the drum turns, it is also rolling the sheets, causing the bedding to become tangled.
Resolution: Recommend the consumer use the Time Dry cycle and add a few towels to the load to prevent tangling.
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Top Repair Tips
Issue: Left side refrigerator door will not stay open.
Cause: Dispenser wire harness and waterline are foamed into the door liner and fed through the upper door hinge.
When the product is new, the harness may be stiff, causing it to pull slightly on the door when it is open.
Resolution: Customer Education. This is normal, and other factors may contribute such as food load in the door and the
leveling of the unit and doors. Only make leveling adjustments if needed, not to correct this problem. Normal use will
loosen the harness and correct the problem.
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Top Repair Tips
These models have an LCD display which has a temperature conversion function. The temperature display can be
changed to read degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius. To change the display from one to the other, press the
Ice Type and the Water buttons together for 8 seconds. See the diagram below.
Description: New error codes for WF409 and WF419 washing machines are listed in the table below.
Error Code
Communication error between
the Main & Sub PCB
Corrective Action
Check Main PCB, Sub PCB, and Wire harness. Replace Main PCB
SF1, SF2,
System Error
Replace PCB
For full details on these tips, consult the GSPN website at
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Dual Ice Maker RFG298 model Refrigerator has
independent Ice Maker control
Paul Pieri
Using the “Ice Off” button on the display, you can operate the two icemakers independently of each other. You have the
flexibility of turning off one or both.
Fridge Ice off
This icon lights up when you activate the “Fridge Ice Off” feature. In this mode, the refrigerator ice
maker is turned off.
Freezer Ice off
This icon lights up when you activate the “Freezer Ice Off” feature. In this mode, the freezer icemaker is turned off.
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RSG Model Refrigerator Ice Bucket Error
Paul Pieri
Louis Picchione
Assistant Manager—HA
An error can occur if the ice bucket on the RSG model refrigerator is out of position. The RSG model is the large capacity side-by-side model with the icemaker mounted in the door and the ice bucket placed beneath it.
Ice Maker
Ice Bucket
If the bucket is out of position, the
“Ice Off” error indicator on the front
display will blink.
If “Ice Off “icon is blinking, check the position of the ice bucket. If the bucket is in the proper position, check the magnet
mounted on the bucket and the reed switch mounted in the door panel for a problem.
Reed Switch
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2009 Home Appliance
Training Schedule
You can always obtain the most up to date training list by sending an email to
The training for 2009/2010 will focus on new model Refrigerators, Laundry, Ranges, and Dishwashers. This includes
troubleshooting and repair procedures for the new Inverter compressor, the Induction range, Steam laundry products,
and common failures and best repair practices.
San Antonio, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Carlstadt, NJ
Local authorized service centers will receive an invitation by email automatically. Please keep your ASC profile up to
date so you can receive the most up to date training details. Be advised that we invite all ASCs within a 100 mile zip
code radius of the training location. You may be invited to more than one training city. More training dates will be added
in the next few weeks.
You can reserve your seat for training by emailing us at
If you are willing to host up to 20 of your fellow local service professionals and have the floor space, we will consider providing training in your facility. Please contact for more information.
Additionally, Home Appliance training is available on-demand 24/7 at
We have recently added on-demand training for the AW series Refrigerators and the Induction range, which includes
circuit descriptions and troubleshooting information.
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troubleshooting inverter compressors
Jim Swift
Steve Polzin
Tech Support Specialist
Samsung has introduced a number of refrigerators in the past year which incorporate an inverter type compressor. The
inverter compressor design saves energy by allowing the compressor to run at variable speeds. A standard compressor
turns on and runs at full speed until the temperature drops to the required value. Power consumption is higher because
of the constant starting and stopping. By comparison, the inverter compressor speeds up and slows down to maintain
the temperature. The compressor runs longer but at a slower speed, saving energy. This new design creates some
challenges for troubleshooting.
ISSUE: Compressor Does Not Run
TROUBLESHOOTING: First, bypass the door switches and confirm the fan motors are running. If any of the fans are
running, the main PCB is calling for cooling and the Inverter PCB should be receiving the signal to run the compressor. If
the fans are off and the compartment is warm, this indicates the Main PCB incorrectly thinks the compartment is cold
enough. A sensor, the sensor wiring, or the main PCB could be the problem. Verify the sensor and wiring by measuring
the sensor voltage at the main PCB. A normal sensor should measure between 1 and 4 volts depending on the temperature of the compartment
If you determine the sensor and board are operating properly, follow the steps below to test the inverter and compressor.
1. Access the Inverter PCB located directly
above Main PCB on back of unit (this is in
the compressor compartment on RSG
models). 2. Check the status of the red LED. 3. If there is no LED operation, check the
fuse. 4.
If the fuse is good and 120VAC is present
between the Red and GRY wires, replace
the Main PCB.
5. If the LED is on or flashing, the Main PCB
is probably working. All the remaining test
procedures can be done from the Inverter
PCB. Count the number of LED flashes
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troubleshooting inverter compressors
Jim Swift
Steve Polzin
Tech Support Specialist
Number of Flashes
1. Check the resistance of the Com-
2. Check the Over Load protector
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Test Procedure For All
pressor windings. They should
measure approximately 10 ohms
between BLU /PRP, BLU/ BLK, and
# of Flashes and
Suspected Failure
1. Commonly the
Inverter PCB
but can also
be a bad
2. Inverter PCB
“OLP”. It should measure a short
circuit between the silver/blue and
brown wires to the compressor.
120vac should be present between
3. Inverter PCB
3. If all the tests pass, follow the chart
to the right and replace the parts
listed as determined by the number
of LED flashes.
4. Compressor
Low Voltage
5. Compressor
& Inverter
Over Voltage
6. Compressor
& Inverter
7. Compressor
& Inverter
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troubleshooting inverter compressors
Issue: The compressor is running, but the compartment is warm.
Note: This scenario assumes there is no sealed system leak or restriction. Use standard sealed system troubleshooting
to test this process.
Troubleshooting: Access forced operation mode to verify the compressor speed changes properly. As you cycle
through the FF1 (High Speed), FF2 (Medium Speed), and FF3 (Low Speed), wait 5 seconds between modes and listen
for the compressor speed changes. You can also measure the current draw in each mode to verify the proper operation.
If the speed does not change, there is probably a bad transistor.
Solution: Replace the inverter PCB.
Above: The RF263AERS 26 cubic foot refrigerator in Stainless Steel.
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evaluating sensor cycle drying complaints
Steve Polzin
Tech Support Specialist
Ultra Capacity Models such as the DV448 have a large 7.4 cubic foot drum. The large size of the drum can lead to customer confusion or complaints when customers use the Sensor Dry Cycles. You can often resolve these complaints by
providing customers with a clear understanding of the Sensor Dry Feature and proper Customer Education. Common
complaints include;
The clothes are wet when the cycle completes.
The dryer shuts off too soon.
The dryer runs for 5 minutes, and then shuts off.
These complaints are often the result of loads that are too small or
loads that contain a mix of unlike materials such as Permanent Press
shirts and towels, jeans and sheets, etc.
How Does Sensor Dry Work?
Sensor Dry automatically measures the moisture in the load when wet
clothes move across the moisture sensing bars located in the front of
drum. During Sensor Dry, times are determined by moisture levels detected in the clothing and by the size of the load. The time that is displayed at start up is a pre-estimated time. In the first 3 minutes of operation, the Samsung Dryer makes an initial measurement of moisture.
As a result, the actual drying time can increase, decrease, or stay the
same. The dryer makes further measurements throughout the cycle
and automatically adjusts the time as needed including advancing to
Off when no moisture is detected. For Sensor Dry to work properly, it is
important the load is large enough so that clothing consistently makes
contact across the two moisture sensor bars located in the front of the
Customer Education Points
Explain to customers that they should fill Sensor Dry loads to a minimum of 60 to 70% of the drum’s capacity to
ensure proper operation. For smaller loads, customers should select Time Dry.
Point out that they should confirm they have selected the desired dryness level (from very dry to damp dry) .
Explain that, for best results, they should always dry like items together — towels with towels, jeans with jeans etc.
This ensures consistent and accurate dryness levels.
Provide a simple explanation of how the moisture sensing feature operates.
Remind the customer that the DV448 has an ultra large capacity drum.
You can find complete troubleshooting procedures for all models in the Service and Training Manuals found on the
GSPN Web Site. Don’t forget to check out the extensive library of Service Tips and the recently added Video Tech Tips.
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guidelines on billing your warranty claim with parts
Jet Nyamwange
Warranty Dept.
Parts Ordering Procedure
All parts MUST** be purchased from Samsung, via the GSPN website (http://service.samsungportal. com) as this is the fastest
and most accurate method of processing your order.
If the GSPN website ordering is not available, you may place your order via Fax at 800-248-0498. The fax must include
company name, account number, address, PO number, part number description and/or location, quantity needed, and
model code
**Exception: HA Authorized Service Centers (ASC) may buy parts from Marcone.
Billing Your Warranty Claim with Parts
All claims Submitted with Parts valued at $2 or higher MUST have a valid Samsung Parts Invoice Number**
On your Warranty Claim: Enter Parts used, Quantity, and Invoice Number (as displayed below).
NOTE: DO NOT omit the Parts Invoice Number when billing your Warranty Claim. This may result in short pay, as the
invoice number is the determining factor for Parts Unit Price.
*If you bill without SEA parts invoice number, the system will default to the current Parts price.
Home Appliance ASCs
You are allowed to buy parts from SEA OR Marcone.
Using Parts Purchased from Marcone:
You must provide the following information on the Warranty Claim under the REMARKS Field:
Name of Distributor
Invoice number
The remarks field is available to you if you select the check box Others which is located under the Special Request section on your warranty claim. See the screen capture on the next page.
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guidelines on billing your warranty claim with parts
Parts from Marcone will be credited at SEA prices ONLY. It’s the ASC’s responsibility to audit their Warranty Credited Parts and contact Marcone for the difference in Parts Credit, if any.
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GSPN Updates
Jim Foster
We encourage you to use our GSPN site to find the latest service bulletins to aid you with your repairs.
HA Service Bulletins uploaded to GSPN October, 2009:
Bulletin Number
Applicable Models
Running production change, Door Assembly Connectors.
Running production change, Ice Maker and Auger Motor.
Middle wire rack difficult to slide in and out.
Customer can select only Medium, High, or Turbo fans
speeds only. Low or Off cannot be selected.
To access service bulletins on GSPN, follow these steps:
1. Visit
2. Login using your User ID and Password.
3. Click “Documents” at the top, and then click “Product Information” in the left column. The Product Information menu
4. Click “Service Bulletin” (Local) to bring up the Service Bulletins.
5. 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, you can still search for it using the “Select Depth 1, 2, and 3” drop-down menus.
Samsung Electronics America
105 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Phone: 201-229-4251
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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.
Samsung Electronics America
Samsung’s Thanksgiving Word Search
1. Turkey
2. Gravy
3. Mashed Potatoes
4. Cranberries
5. Pumpkin Pie
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6. Rolls
7. Stuffing
8. Sweet Potatoes
9. Green Beans
10. Corn
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