Samsung | WF438AAR | Fast Track Troubleshooting

Fast Track Troubleshooting
Model: WF438AAR/XAA
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE – “For Technicians Only” This service data sheet is
intended for use by persons having electrical, electronic, and mechanical experience
and knowledge at a level generally considered acceptable in the appliance repair trade.
Any attempt to repair a major appliance may result in personal injury and property
damage. The manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability for
injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this data sheet.
Publication # tsWF438 Revision Date 02/25/2011
SUPPORT INFORMATION
Training — Plus One http://my.plus1solutions.net/clientPortals/samsung/
Help — GSPN http://service.samsungportal.com/
Samsung Product Support TV http://support-us.samsung.com/spstv/howto.jsp
Customer information videos and chat programs. Programs for Fridges, Laundry, Ranges & D/W
Quick Test Mode
Note: This test erases all faults and memory:
To enter press Soil, Signal, & Power
simultaneously with the power off.
1. All LED’s light up and the washer beeps as it
enters the Quick Test Mode.
2. The unit displays the software version for a
second then clears the EEprom.
3. After the displaying the software version, LCD
will display Model information. If EEEE is displayed
the PCB ass’y is defective.
4. When the version is displayed, turn the Jog-Dial
so that the version disappears. Press the following
keys to test the various components
Press Temp Key to cycle through the Water Valves
circuit test (lock the door first) in this order: Pre-Wash,
Bleach, Cold Main, Hot, & Steam, then off.
Press Spin Key to test Door Lock/Unlock circuit
Press Soil Level Key to test Circulation/Drain Pump.
Press Signal Key to test the Water/Steam Heater.
When either Test or Spin is displayed on the LCD,
press Start/Pause key to conduct the motor test.
In Test mode, you can test the clockwise and counterclockwise movement of the motor. However, the water
level must satisfy the heater water level (24300) to enter Test mode.
In Spin mode, you can test the motor at a high rpm.
EEPROM Clear Check
Power off, Press Delay Start, Signal and Power Key at
the same time. Good = Good Fail = FAiL
All memory will be cleared, including Fault Codes
This should be done when a new Main PCB is installed
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
Service Mode:
This mode allows more detailed operation tests and troubleshooting, to enter press Signal & Extra Rinse
simultaneously with the power on.
While in Service Mode the following tests can be performed:
Quick Spin Test = Delay Start & Silver Care: This accelerates the drum motor from 0 to maximum RPM over a few
minutes. Note: Stay with the washer during this test, out of
balance detection is bypassed and the door may not lock.
Press the Start/Pause button during the test to hold its spinning
speed for 10 minutes before going back to Quick Spin Test
Mode.
Cycle Count = Press Signal button to see # of times used.
Soft Ware # = Press Soil button to see software version info.
Fast Time Down = Press Temp button to advance to next cycle
Fault Code Test = Press the Silver Care button to view the
stored fault codes – then turn Jog Dial to view error codes
(Push Start/Pause while the code is displayed to view the number of cycles since the error occurred)
Peripheral (Main PCB) input Tests
1. Select Extra Wash. Then turn the Jog-Dial so that the Extra
Rinse LED is turned on. Next, press the Start/Pause Key. The
Water Temperature will be displayed in Fahrenheit.
2. Select Extra Wash. Then turn the Jog-Dial so that the Extra
Spin LED is turned on. Next, press the Start/Pause Key. The
door status will be displayed (OP if open, CL if closed).
3. Select Extra Wash. Then turn the Jog-Dial so that the Delay
Start LED is turned on. Next, press the Start/Pause Key. The
door lock Switch status will be displayed (UL if unlocked, Lo if
locked).
4. Water Frequency/Water Sensor Testing - Select a cycle &
start the washer, enter Service Mode & press Extra Wash.
Turn the Dial so that the Pre Wash LED is turned on. Next,
press the Start/Pause Key. The Water Frequency will be displayed. The frequency will change as the unit fills.
5. Select Extra Wash. Then turn the Jog-Dial so that My Cycle
LED is turned on. Next, press the Start/Pause Key. The AG Kit
status will be displayed after 3 seconds. (―ㅂE‖ if the AG kit is
abnormal. ―—‖ if the AG Kit is working properly)
1
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
2
Washer Connector Checks WF438
CN3
1 Door Lock Close (Blk)
2 Door Lock Open (Wht)
3 Drain Pump (Vio)
4 Steam Valve (Brn)
5 Bleach Valve (Pnk)
6 Circulation Pump (Gry)
7 Pre Valve (Yel)
8 Main Valve (Blu)
9 Hot Valve (Red)
CN7
4 Water Temp Thermistor (Yel)
5 Water Temp Thermistor Gnd (Org)
6 Water Level Sensor (Pnk)
7 Water Level Sensor (Vio)
CN4
1 Door Sw (Org)
3 Door Sw (Gry)
7 AG Sensor (Brn)
8 AG Sensor (Yel)
CN8 (Display Connector)
1 T Comm Port (Blu)
2 R Comm Port (Wht)
3 Rest Signal (Yel)
4 Ground (Org)
5 +5 vdc (Pnk)
6 +15 vdc (Red)
CN2
1 AC Pwr (L) (Blk)
2 Pwr Sw (Yel)
3 Valves Common, Lock Sw (Gry)
CN6 (Hull Sensor)
1 +5 vdc (Pnk)
2 Sensor Signal (Red)
3 Sensor Signal (Blu)
4 Ground (Org)
CN1
1 Reactor Connector Port (Red)
2 Reactor Connector Port (Red)
RY4 Steam Heater Relay
1 (Wht)
2 (Blk)
RY1 Power Relay
1 (Blu)
2 (Wht)
RY2 Washer Heater Relay
1 (Blk)
2 (Red)
Test 1
Water Temperature Thermistor Check
Connector CN 7 Pin 4 (Yellow) and CN7 Pin 5
(Orange)
Operating voltage at Room temperature
Door Switch Check
4.2VDC (5VDC May indicate a connector
issue)
Test 1
Connector CN4 Pin 1 (Org) and CN4 Pin 3 (Gray)
25VDC Door Open, 0VDC Door Closed
Resistance: Connector CN 7 Pin 6 (Pink) and CN7
Pin 7 (Violet)
Hall Sensor Check
Connector CN6 Pin 4 (Orange) and Pin 2 (Red) additionally Pin 4 (Orange) and Pin 3 (blue)
Test 2
Operating Resistance at Room
Temperature (Power off) Disconnect CN7
50-57kΩ
Test 2
Operating Resistance with
power off
24kΩ
Test 1
Water Level Sensor Check
Voltage: Connector CN 7 Pin 6 (Pink) and CN7 Pin
5 (Orange) And Connector CN 7 Pin 7 (Violet) and
CN7 Pin 5 (Orange)
CN5
1 Motor Pwr U Phase (Blu)
2 Motor Pwr V Phase (Wht)
3 Motor Pwr W Phase (Red
Test 2
Operating voltage at no water in the
drum-
Operating Resistance (Power
off)
2.5VDC
Pin 6 (Pink) and Pin 7 (Violet)
22- 24Ω
Test 1
Test 2
N/A
Motor Check
Manually spin the drum to see the voltage change, Power On
0Vdc or 3.75Vdc
Test 1
Connector CN5 Pin 1 (Blue), Pin 2 (White) and Pin
3 (Red)
A/C Power Check
Power Off 11.5Ω across Pins 1-2, Pins 1
-3, & Pins 2-3
Test 1
N/A
Connector CN 2 Pins 1 (Black) and 2 (Yellow)
Power On 120VAC
N/A
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
Test 2
Test 2
3
Test 1
Door Lock Check
Connector CN2 Pin 3 (Gray) and CN3 Pin 1 (Black)
Test 2
When Door is Locked or Unlocked
there is a pulse of 120VAC for a few
milliseconds.
Test 1
With Power Off, the resistance between these pins will be between 47
- 57Ω
Test 2
Drain Motor Check
When Door is Locked or Unlocked
there is a pulse of 120VAC for a few
milliseconds.
Test 1
With Power Off, the resistance between these pins will be between 47
- 57Ω
Test 2
Connector CN2 Pin 3 (Gray) and CN3 Pin 3
(Violet)
Water Valve Check
120VAC with the pump On and 0VAC
with the pump off
Test 1
Power Off, the resistance should be
13.9Ω
Test 2
Connector CN2 Pin 3 (Gray) to CN3 Pin 5 (Pink),
Pin 4 (Brown) , Pin 7 (Yellow), Pin 8 (Blue), Pin 9
(Red)
Heater Relay Check
120VAC with the Valve On and 0VAC
with the Valve off
Power Off, valve resistance is from
1202Ω - 1245Ω
Test 1
Test 2
Connector CN2 Pin 3 (Gray) and RY3 (heater relay) Pin 2 (Red)
120VAC with the Heater On and 0VAC
with the Heater off
Door Unlock Check
Connector CN 2 Pin 3 (Gray) and CN3 Pin 2
(White)
Test 1
Steam Heater Relay Check
Connector CN2 Pin 3 (Gray) and RY4 (heater relay) Pin 1 (White)
Error Type
Error Mode
LED
Water Level Sensor
LE
8
Motor Drive Error or
Hall Sensor error
3E
Power Off, heater resistance is
16.6 Ω
120VAC with the Heater On and 0VAC
with the Heater off
Test 2
Power Off, heater resistance is
15.6 Ω
Details
LCD
E3
Check the Hose where the sensor is connected, may be loose,
pinched, damaged or clogged. Also check the sensor it may be
disconnected or defective. The Main PCB may also be defective
Check the motor drive connector, it may be loose. The hall sensor
may be disconnected, loose or damaged . Check for a foreign object inside the motor or motor damage. The stator might be loose
or damaged. The drum might be overloaded from too many
clothes or the relay or PCB might be defective.
bE
25
Check the water valve wiring harness.
Water Supply
Error
nF
3
Check whether the water supply valve is clogged with foreign material and whether water is supplied properly.
Check for reversed fill hoses
Check water temperature, if sensed as higher than 50 ˚C in the
Wool or Lingerie cycle it will create error.
Check the relays, if they operate correctly replace the Main PCB.
Fill Hoses Reversed
nF1
Correct Hot/Cold hose connections
System Error
SF1
SF2
SF3
Replace PCB
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
4
Error Type
Error Mode
LED
Details
LCD
Check for Foreign material entering the pump or hoses.
Drain Error
nD
1
Check to make sure the wiring harness is connected properly.
Check the water pump terminal .
Check for freezing
Power Error
2E
91
92
Make sure to check the operating voltage. (An error occurs when
under or over voltage is supplied.) Check whether a plug receptacle is used. When the connecting wires are too small (extension
cord use), a momentary low voltage may drop up to 10 V
Main PBA fault (sometimes)
PF
Momentary Power Failure
AE
Check the wire connections and terminal contacts between the sub
and main PBAs.
Communication Error
Check for disconnected wires.
Check whether the sub PCB is short circuited because of moisture.
If the main PCB’s communication circuit is faulty, replace it.
EEPROM
Fault.
11
Switch Error
E2
15
(Main Relay
Error)
Go to ―EEPROM Clear Mode‖ If display shows ―FAiL‖, Replace Machine Control Board
Check whether either the Power switch or a tact switch (any button)
is stuck down.
Check whether the service PBA holding screws are fastened too
tight pinching the contacts
If the main PBA switching IC on/off error has occurred, replace the
main PBA.
SR
The ―E2‖ error occurs if the main relay connections are incorrect.
Check the connections. If there is no error in the connections, replace the main PBA
dS
22
(Before
operation)
Door Error
dL
18
(During
operation)
LO
2
Check the door switch and latch alignment .
Check the latch for damage
Check the wiring harness to the latch.
Check the door switch. Replace if faulty.
Check the main PBA door sensing circuit. Replace if faulty.
Finally verify he operation of the Main PCB
(Unlock
Fail)
FL
4
(Lock Fail)
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
5
Error Type
Error Mode
LED
Heater Error
Details
LCD
This can be a short or a wire disconnected to the heater circuit. This
can also be problem with the tub contacting the heater or if the water in the tub is frozen or there is no water. The error is triggered by
temperatures above 145C. If the heater has no error, this occurs
because of a PBA relay malfunction. Check the wiring harness to
the heater.
Hr
36
(Heater
Relay)
An Hr error occurs if the steam heater, is faulty, replace it.
Overflow error
9E1
EMC Filter issue or a noise spike from an external device
OE
E
Water is supplied continually because the water level detection
does not work. - Verify the drain is working properly, the water level
detection does not work and water is supplied continually. Verify the
water valves shut off fully. Finally check the water level sensor.
29
The washing heater temperature sensor in the tub has an error.
Check the connections for the washing heater temperature sensor
connector.
Temperature
Sensor Error
Unbalance
Error
Check the type of laundry. Check whether it may cause an unbalanced situation.- Educate the consumer in this case, to press
pause, reposition the load or remove a few items. Press start to
continue and complete the wash cycle.
dC
10
Silver Care Kit 7E
(Silver Care
PCB) Failure.
Mems or Harness Failure
Foaming
Detected
Check Silver Care PCB ,Main PCB & Wire-harness
8E
Check MEMS PCB ,Main PCB & Wire-harness
This occurs when too much foaming is detected. It is also displayed
while foaming is removed. When the removal is finished, the normal
cycle proceeds. (This is one of the normal operations. It is an error
for preventing non-sensing faults.)
SUdS
Sd
Check whether the washing machine is level to the floor with respect to the original position of the washing machine prior
to service. Doing this now will reduce the need for a redo call and customer dissatisfaction.
✔ Vibrations can shorten the lifetime of the product.
Foot Pad for Walking Washer, There
is one in each package, so order 4
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
When installing a washer and dryer on the first, or second floor, do not
exceed this leg adjustment height for stability.
6
Water valve connections for the Detergent Drawer
Items Packed With Washer
BOLT-SPANER (10-13mm Wrench) DC60-40146A
V#1
V#2
V#3
V#4
V#5
BLEACH
MAIN(C)
STEAM
ASSY HOSE WATER DC97-15691A and DC97-15692A
MANUAL-BOOK DC68-02535A
MAIN(H) PRE WASH
Stacking Kit :
CAP-FIXER DC67-00307A HOSE-HANGER DC62-10278A
(Model No : SK-5A/XAA)
Samsung washers and dryers can be stacked to maximize usable space.
An optional stacking kit is available for purchase from your Samsung retailer
Path #2
Path #1
Path #5
When using non-HE
detergents, or using
too much detergent
for the water hardness and soil level of
the clothing, over
sudsing will occur.
When this happens
there will be leaks out
of the detergent
drawer and door.
Please advise consumer of proper detergent usage.
Path #4
Path #3
Pre Wash
Bleach
Location considerations
Main Wash
Softener
It is normal for some water to remain in
the Detergent Drawer after it completes
washing. Bleach is usually flushed out
into the tub at the beginning of the washing. Also, its compartment is washed
again during the following rinse cycle,
removing any remnants.
Laundry Touch Up Paints
TOUCH UP PAINT, BLUE ONYX
TOUCH UP PAINT, IMPERIAL SILVER
TOUCH UP PAINT, NEAT WHITE
TOUCH UP PAINT, STRATUS GRAY
TOUCH UP PAINT, TANGO RED
DH81-11980A
DH81-11981A
DH81-11982A
DH81-11983A
DH81-11984A
Do not install your
washer in areas where
water may freeze, since
your washer will
always maintain some
water in its water valve,
pump, and hose areas.
This can cause
damage the belts, the
pump, hoses and other
components. Operating
temperature should be
above 60°F/16°C.
Selecting Language
1. The ―Select the Language‖ message appears.
2. Turn the Jog Dial to select language
3. Press Signal button to select
NOTICE
The unit sometimes will pause during Sanitize, or Pure Cycle, wash modes and appear not to be functional. The Sanitize and Pure Cycle wash cycles have target temperatures to assure washer performance. If the water temperature
doesn't meet the target temperature during the wash cycle, the washer will automatically add extra time to allow the
heater to bring the water up to the programmed, or target temperature. In this stage, the displayed time will pause and
hold until the heating operation has been completed. It is at this point that the customer may feel that operation has
stopped. (The maximum added programmed time is 30 minutes)
# tsWF438 RevG 02/25/2011
7
Download PDF

advertising