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Adam Ant

Samsung WF419 Vibration & Shutdown

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I've got a Samsung WF419AAW with 680 loads under its belt. It started leaving the clothes wet and I realized that it was sounding unbalanced in spin cycle and was shutting down (no fault codes). I went into service mode and tested the spin. It went to 650 rpm before stopping and the vibration started at around 500 rpm.

 

Thinking I needed a new drum/bearing, I tested it by grabbing the inner drum and shaking it around. Everything seems tight and quiet.

 

I found a related post here and it was mentioned that it could be a mainboard or hall sensor - maybe even a VRT ring...

 

I've got the thing partially disassembled. The front is off and the rotor is off the motor. I was hoping I could check the bearing from there.

 

At this point, is there anything I can check to definitively tell me what the problem is? I was going to pull the drum out to check the bearing, but it seems like it would be a real bear...

 

Thanks!

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On a related note...

 

Do I need to remove the outer drum in order to check the bearing? Do I need to separate the two halves of the outer drum in order remove the inner drum and check the bearing?

 

Also, is a bad bearing easy to spot? And lastly, can I check the Hall Sensor or mainboard through the diagnostics?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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I just wanted to follow up on the problem and the fix...

 

After playing around trying to figure out what was causing the vibration, I put the inner drum back in the rear outer tub. When I spun it, I saw the edge moving up and down about 1/2". I checked the drum for out-of-round and found it to be fine. Then, I checked the shaft on the spider and found it was a bit bent (not noticable without a level and square).

 

I bought a new spider and saved my washer.

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Great find!!!

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