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HYR Power

WA13F5S4UWA/FA - Samsung Top Loader Washer Wont Spin

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HYR Power

I am trying to repair a samsung toploader washer model no: WA13F5S4UWA/FA that refuses to spin.

The machine is roughly 6 years old. It seems to function fine in terms of draining water, filling water and running through the program cycles with the exception of not spinning. No error codes are displayed either and all cycles seem to complete fine. I tested all of the wiring for continuity and there are no broken connections. I tested the 11uf 450V capacitor with an ESR meter and the capacitor seems normal (11.01UF 0.2 ohms ESR) which is within the 5% tolerance as stated on the cap. The motor turns freely by hand and there is no evidence of deformity or carbon. I measured around 20-30 ohms on each winding of the motor with a multimeter.

This motor is a sealed unit, 3 wire type and does not have any screws. Its held together with machined pin assemblies and so no brushes are accessible either. The strange part is when the washer is on spin cycle, there's a buzzing/humming sound from the motor as if its being energized and it gets slightly warm but does not spin.

So far, I have eliminated the main pcb, inlet & outlet pumps, wiring, lid sensor & capacitor. So I am down to the motor and the clutch assembly. Are there any methods to test the spin and clutch motors independently outside of the washer?

Any advice on what to check or replace would be appreciated.

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HYR Power
6 hours ago, HYR Power said:

unit, 3 wire type and does not have any screws. Its held together with ma

Had to bite the bullet and get a tech come in to repair the machine. There's a panel underneath the top of the machine below the lid at the back which houses multiple switches and sensors. A brown pressure sensor 5V DC needed replacement. So the washer is now working after a $100 later.

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