Samsung washers are known for efficiency and durability, but they must be handled with care to ensure a smooth running of your washer. You need to regularly clean your Samsung washer, to reduce the growth of mold and mildew, and to prevent a bad smell from your Samsung washing machine.
For some reason, if your Samsung washer is producing a bad odour, then you need to follow the steps we would be discussing below on Samsung washer self clean. Therefore in this article, we would take you through various steps on how to make your Samsung washer self clean as this would take care of the foul smell and properly clean your washer.
How to Self Clean Samsung Washer
If you often use your Samsung washing machine to wash with cold water, you should try to run a cycle with hot or warm water as this will help to slow down the build-up of detergent and soil.
Also, allow air to flow inside your Samsung washer by leaving your washer’s door open. This helps to prevent moisture from staying long to allow mildew and mold to form in the washer
Self Clean Samsung Washer Surface
Regularly clean and dry the surface of your Samsung washer to remove any residue. You can use a mild detergent and a damp cloth to remove spots and stains. You can make use of a small amount of Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner, as it is more effective.
To self-clean Samsung washer surface follows the procedures listed below:
- Dispense a small amount of mild detergent or Cerama Bryte onto a clean, damp, microfiber cloth.
- Gently scrub in a repeating circular motion, to clean the affected area.
- After thoroughly scrubbing, then use a clean, damp, microfiber cloth to clean and dry off the area.
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Samsung Washer Self Clean
To make your Samsung washer self clean, then you should consider running a self clean or pure cycle. This process will have your Samsung washing machine self clean and will have the interior of your Samsung washer properly cleaned.
- Run a Spin-only cycle to make sure you don’t have any laundry in the tub of your Samsung washing machine, and you don’t also forget to dispose of the leftover water in the tub.
- Add chlorine bleach by pouring it into the detergent compartment and gently filling it to the top line.
- If after you have poured the liquid chlorine bleach, then you can begin the self clean phase.
- Close the lid or door of your Samsung washer, then press the Power button. Now Select Self Clean on your Samsung washing machine, then press the Start or Pause button to start. The time to finish self clean in your Samsung washer varies depending on the model of your washer. But generally, it takes about 1 hour for top load Samsung washers and about 4 hours for front load Samsung washers to complete the cycle.
- However make sure to avoid running a self clean cycle while you have laundry in the tub as this can visibly damage your Samsung washer, as well as the contents inside the tub.
When the self-cleaning cycle is completed, ensure you wipe clean all the residue that is left in the tub with a soft tissue or cloth material.
- Next run a Rinse+Spin cycle, to ensure that you remove all the remaining residue left in the tub. You can run additional cycles till there is no longer visible residue.
Now leave the lid or door open to allow your washing machine, and leave the detergent drawer open to allow it to dry off as well.
- Most Samsung front loaders are designed with a pump filter which is located at the front, near the bottom, and behind a panel. Make sure you regularly clean the pump filter to prevent it from causing a foul odour.
Clean Samsung Washer Without a Self Clean or Pure Cycle
For some models without the Self Clean or Pure Cycle, you will have to follow the instructions for the cleaner you purchase as they may differ between products. However, a self clean or pure cycler is the primary method to clean the interior of your Samsung washing machine properly.
Clean the Detergent Drawer
When you regularly use your washing machine, too much detergent can make the detergent drawer of the washing machine sticky. This can add to produce a bad odour and growth of Mold and Mildew. Therefore it is best practice to wipe dry your washing machine after every washing period. You should also deep clean the detergent drawer at least once a month to be thoroughly clean.
- Pull and open your Samsung washer detergent drawer until it stops.
- Lift out the detergent dispensers to remove them, then, rinse with warm water or use a soft brush to clean the detergent dispensers to remove signs of detergent residue.
- Remove the drawer to completely clean the drawer opening. To remove the washer detergent drawer on a front load washer, push in on the ends of each side of the drawer at the same time and then pull the detergent drawer out of the washer. While To remove the washer detergent drawer on a top load washer, tip it up and then pull out the drawer.
- Now clean the detergent drawer of your Samsung washer opening with either a soft cloth or non-metallic brush, as frequent cleaning helps to prevent detergent buildup.
- After you are satisfied with the cleaning, finally place the opening back into the drawer, and make sure to align the drawer with the compartment rails. Now push the drawer back to have it fully closed.
How to Clean Samsung Washer Pump Filter
The pump filter is also known as the debris filter for front load Samsung washers. Its main function is to prevent lint and other debris from getting into your Samsung washer drain system. However top load washers are not designed with pump filters. Properly cleaning the pump filter will ensure that your Samsung washer drains properly, and it will also help to prevent odours and the growth of mold and mildew.
Now let’s briefly discuss how to self clean the Samsung washer pump filter for front load washers only.
- To start this process, press on the cover to open the pump filter access panel.
- Now find the rubber drain hose and drain the water. Get a towel and a container that would contain the amount of water in you want to drain from your Samsung washer.
- Hold the hose and twist the cap to remove the cap from the drain hose. You should use a little elbow grease as it can be hard to remove the cap.
- Remove your Samsung washer pump filter by twisting it counter-clockwise.
- Once all the water is drained, remove the washer pump filter by twisting it counter-clockwise. On some Samsung washer models, the washer pump filter resembles the cap on a medicine bottle. Push in and twist to remove the cap.
- You can make use of a small toothbrush or other similar soft bristle brush, to wash off dirt or other materials from the pump filter. Inspect to make sure the drain pump impeller is clean. The pump impeller is inside the pump filter housing.
- After cleaning the pump filter, reinsert it and twist it in a clockwise direction till it fits in the vertical position.
- Firmly place the drain hose cap back onto the drain hose and secure the drain hose in the mounted clip before you finally close the access panel.
- Please take note, if you just ran a hot cycle (Self Clean, Pure Cycle, or Sanitize) as the case may be. It will be better if to leave your washer for about an hour, so it can cool off, to avoid possible injuries.
Finally, you need to know that when detergents or other additives residues are trapped in a dark place such as our home or rooms, then this can assist the growth of mold and mildew which may cause foul odours.
With this article, we have briefly analyzed various Samsung washer self clean processes. Therefore when you keep your Samsung washer clean it would prevent odours, mold, and mildew from accumulating, it would keep your washer performing the correct way it should.