How to Clean Your Samsung Washer the Right Way

When you invest in a new Samsung washer for your home, it’s essential to learn how to clean Samsung washer to prevent the accumulation of mold, odors, and stains that impact the quality of the machine. There are three main parts of the Samsung washer that require regular cleaning, including:

  • The pump filter, which is an essential part of front load washing machines
  • Cleaning the surface of the machine
  • Using the Pure Cycle or Self Clean feature

Depending on the model of the Samsung washer you use, you may find a few variations to cleaning your machine, though overall, it’s a straightforward process that will keep your washer functioning efficiently.

How to Clean Samsung Washer Pump Filter

The pump filter is only available on front load Samsung washers. It’s also considered the debris filter, as it captures excess dirt, debris and lint from each load of laundry. You’ll want to clean your pump filter once monthly, which is based on every 35 to 40 washes. If you use your machine less often, you can schedule cleaning your pump filter according to your usage.

Step-By-Step Process for Cleaning Your Pump Filter

When you clean your pump filter, you’ll need to remove this part of the machine altogether so that you can wash it thoroughly.

  1. Press the machine’s cover, located on the left or right bottom corner of the machine, from the outside. When this area is open, you can access the pump filter.
  2. You’ll need one or two towels and a large pan or bucket to drain the water from your machine for the next step.
  3. You’ll find the rubber drain hose located by the pump filter. Remove the cap and drain the hose into the bucket or pan. Note: the cap is difficult to remove, and you’ll need to twist the cap while holding the hose and applying lots of pressure to remove it thoroughly. This process may take a bit of practice, as the cap is tightly attached to the hose.
  4. Once the cap is removed, drain the water from the machine completely.
  5. When all the water is drained, the next step is to remove the pump filter. You’ll need to twist it in a counter-clockwise motion by pushing it in, rotating to twist and then pulling to remove it.
  6. Using a bit of water and a small bristle brush, gently scrub off any dirt and debris from the pump filter.
  7. Inspect the pump filter, including the drain pump impeller and other filter parts, to ensure no further build-up or grime is left behind. Continue to scrub and wipe the pump filter clean until all the dirt is removed.
  8. When the pump filter is ready to reinsert, twist it inside the machine clockwise until it’s securely returned in a vertical position.
  9. Refasten the cap onto the drain’s hose, then secure the hose and ensure that all parts are securely returned before the access panel is closed.

Using the Pure Cycle or Self Clean Feature

The Self Clean feature, also called Pure Cycle in Samsung washing machines, provides a special cycle that thoroughly cleans and rinses to prevent the accumulation of mold, residue, and bacteria build-up, which can impact your machine’s function. This cycle covers all the areas you can’t reach manually and runs for approximately one hour. It’s best to perform this cycle once monthly, similar to cleaning your pump filter.

Using the Self Clean function takes just a few easy steps. Before you begin, it’s important to note that the Pure Cycle or Self Clean feature runs for just one hour on a top load washer, though it will take about four hours to run on a front load washer:

  1. Check the inside of your washer to ensure there are no garments or items left inside. The washing machine should be empty before you start.
  2. Avoid adding any cleaning products or detergents to the machine, including bleach. Only water provided inside the machine is needed for this process.
  3. Press the Self Clean button, then press Start to begin the cycle.
  4. During this process, if suds are appearing during the Self Clean cycle, it’s best to run a second cleaning cycle to ensure all the soap is rinsed clear.
  5. Monitor the LED display on your washing machine, which indicates the time left on your cycle. Between using the Self Clean feature, you’ll notice a reminder to use this function based on the number of washes or loads. Generally, it’s recommended to use this feature after 40 washes if you have a front-load machine and once every 20 washes with a top-load model.

If you’re not using the machine consistently and want to ensure that your Samsung washer performs well, you can easily set your Self Clean cycle once monthly for best results.

How to Clean Samsung Washer Surface

After a month or so, your Samsung washer’s surface will show a few stains, as detergent residue and powder stains typically leave spots. You can easily remove these stains with Cerama Bryte, a cooktop cleaner that’s ideal for stovetops and appliances. To use this cleaner, add a bit of the product to a microfiber cloth that’s damp and clean.

Wipe the stained areas with the microfiber cloth and gently move in a circular motion to scrub until the dirt is removed. Continue cleaning until the area is clear, then immediately use another cloth to dry this area.

Bottom Line

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your Samsung washing machine will ensure you’ll enjoy many years of excellent performance. By regularly cleaning your machine, you’ll prevent the build-up of debris and dirt that can impact the performance of your washer, so you can run your cycles efficiently and get the most out of your Samsung model.

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