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Samsung washer wf206bnw/xaa temp sensor error


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#1 jnorman

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:04 PM

Hi all! I have a Samsung front loader model wf206bnw/xaa that gave me a temp sensor error this evening. I've searched around the web and found a number of people saying this is usually due to bad connections, frayed wiring, etc. I can't figure out how to remove the front panel or any way to gain access to these parts to evaluate. I appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:39 AM

At the back/rear of the tub---there's a THERMISTOR that enters the tub near the bottom.

Disconnect the plug---add NOALOX electrically-conductive grease/lubricant (available at Lowes) to the plug connector. Only a dab is needed (wipe excess amount from plug).
Reconnect plug---test washer.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#3 jnorman

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:38 AM

Thanks for the reply. Can you tell mehow to get to this part? I can't see an easy way to take the front panel off to get to anything inside. Are there screws hidden somewhere? Does the control panel at top, just pop off? Do I need anything special to get to this area?

Thanks again.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:40 AM

At the back/rear of the washer there's a removable ACCESS PANEL.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#5 jnorman

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:25 PM

Thanks again for the reply.

What are the chances the thermistor is actually on the front side of the tub? And is there anywhere to find a picture of said thermistor? All of the parts webistes and part diagrams I can find on this model do not include this part, or a picture of this part. Or is there a wiring diagram somewhere I can see?

Here's the view from the back of the washer:
Attached File  backwasher.jpg   59.54KB   8 downloads

And underneath the tub, coming from left hand side is this red and white wire going to the tub (please tell me this isn't likely thermistor.) I can't see exactly where it attaches to tub:
Attached File  frontwire.jpg   39.15KB   7 downloads


If this is the thermistor, how do I get the front panel off to access this?

I'm sorry I sound like an idiot. I guess I am when it comes to these things. Thanks again for your help.

joel

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:48 PM

Trying once more with images, as I can't see the attachments.

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Hope these help.

Thanks again.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:49 PM

So, in further developments, I was able to reach the red and white wire in the front of the tub. It appears the white wire has been cut somehow, as it now attaches to nothing. However, I still can not remove the front panel to access this part of the washer. I have undone every screw I can see, including two on the bottom of the panel that appear to attach to the frame. Nothing will budge. I am also unsure how to separate the metal panel from the plastic of the control panel at the top portion of the washer.

What am I missing??!!

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:02 PM

So, after removing the top panel from the washer, I found the screws for the control panel for the washer, which I also removed, revealing the top screws for the front panel, which I also removed. I then removed the screws from the door lock/switch mechanism. This left the front panel held on by the gasket connecting to tub and the braces on the bottom of the frame where I had previously removed the screws. I could not for the life of me get the panel to budge any further.

Is there some trick to this? And how does the gasket free up from the panel to allow it to be moved?

Repairman supposed to be here around 6pm tomorrow. Will keep you posted.

Thanks again.





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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:05 PM

Check the front of the tub assy.

6 O'clock location.

Newer Samsung washers have the THERMISTOR mounted at the rear of the tub.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#10 jnorman

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:07 PM

Thanks John,

I can see the wire. Just can't get to it.

Joel

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

The gasket can be removed (carefully) by using a flat screwdriver.

Locate the CLAMP SPRING (again at the 6 o'clock position) on the *front panel*.

Pry the spring & remove the gasket clamp.

Using fingers---peel back the gasket from the front panel *lip*.

It is not neccesary to remove the door gasket from the tub assy.

Re-installing the spring clamp can be done using fingers (reasonable effort required).
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"




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