Samsung Washer Not Washing Clothes


If you’re struggling with a laundry room full of dirty clothes, it may be time to ask yourself some tough questions about your washer. Is it functioning properly? Does it have any physical damage? Doesn’t sound right?

It may be time for a new washer. If yes, then make sure to read the list of washing machine brands to avoid first.

However, there are a few things that you need to check if your Samsung washer not washing clothes. Read it till the end as we have mentioned all the common causes of this problem.

Reasons Why Your Samsung Washer Not Washing Clothes

1. Check the Sensors

Many people have been complaining about the washer not cleaning their clothes. The problem often has to do with a faulty sensor that’s not working properly and is telling the machine that it’s overloaded.

Here are some tips to try and fix this problem:

  • Clear out any clothing from the washer before starting a load
  • Check for loose threads on clothing.
  • Check for other items in the wash, such as towels, baby clothes, or bedding. Items such as these can make it difficult to get clothes clean.
  • Begin by sorting your laundry according to material type (cotton, wool, synthetics) and color. Place items with like properties together in different loads

If your washer is still not washing clothes properly after following these steps, you may need to call a technician.

2. Check Connections, Fill, and Level

Samsung washers are failing to wash clothes due to a variety of different reasons. For instance, the water level is too low, the detergent dispenser is not working, or there are loose connections.

You should first check the water level to ensure it isn’t too low.

To do so, open the door and look for an arrow on either side of the door that indicates which way to turn the knob in order to adjust it.

You can also check if anything is blocking its paths, such as clothing or towels. If you find that your washer doesn’t have enough water, then you will need to increase this level by turning the knob clockwise (to “8”).

It’s important that you don’t leave any items blocking access to your washer. If you do so, it could result in water not draining properly and your clothes becoming wet or dirty. Check out this guide to know more about Samsung Washer Problems.

3. Test all Cycles in Your Washer

The Samsung washing machine tends to not clean clothes in some cycles. These are often the smaller loads or, when you are using, the lower water level setting.

Samsung washers have many different cycles, but there are three main ones that you can use to wash clothing: Regular, Delicates, and Deep Clean.

Regular is an average cycle that will clean most of your clothing.

Delicates is for delicate items like silk or lace.

Deep cleaning is for heavily soiled items like workout clothes or baby clothes.

If the washer leaves clothes soaking wet, test all cycles and determine if it is the right cycle for the clothes. If this doesn’t work, check to see if there is a problem with the water supply or whether the drain hose is clogged.


  • Check that there is sufficient water in the washer and that water is hot.
  • Make sure that detergent has been added.
  • Check to see if there are any kinks in the drain hose or lint around it. Clear away any obstructions to allow proper drainage of water from the machine.
  • Open up all drains and make sure they are not clogged with debris like hair or lint.
  • Clean out any filters that may be in need of cleaning

4. Unplug the Machine and Plug it Back

Unplugging your washing machine can be a helpful troubleshooting step if your washer isn’t working.

If you are having trouble with your Samsung washer not washing clothes, it is possible that the belt needs replacement or you have reached the maximum number of cycles on the drum.

To troubleshoot, first, check for water leaks on both ends of your machine by checking for signs of damage on the floor.

Next, you can try unplugging the washer and plugging it back in, turning off the power to the washer, or pressing the reset button (on the front of the washer).

If these don’t work, please get in touch with a repair technician for further help.

5. Check Water Supply Line

If your Samsung washer not washing your clothes, you also need to check the water supply line.

If it is faulty, turn off the water supply to the washer and dry out the water supply line with a vacuum cleaner. Then re-install it back onto the washer.

Common problems include low water pressure, clogged drainage hoses, or hoses that are too long. If none of these are causing your issues, then you have an issue with the pump itself. It could be faulty or unable to pump out enough fluid due to a blockage in some part of its system.

Here are a few things you can try to fix the problem:

  • Check that the water supply line is installed correctly and make sure there is water in the machine.
  • Check that nothing is blocking anything from going through by opening up access panels at the front of the machine and seeing if anything’s wrong with any of them or any other pipes or hoses connected to them.

6. Check for Signs of Mold Growth Inside the Machine

Look for signs of mold growth inside the machine, as well as find out what caused this problem in order to address it in a timely manner.

These signs of mold growth inside the machine can be a sign of an underlying problem that needs to be fixed. The machine may not have been properly cleaned, or there could be other issues that are causing mold growth inside the machine.

Check out our blog to troubleshoot other Samsung Washer problems.


Have you ever had a problem with your Samsung washing machine not washing clothes? Maybe it won’t wash certain types of clothing, or maybe it takes a really long time to do the wash.

Whatever the case may be, it is important to know how to diagnose and fix the problem yourself.

So, our post was helpful for you to troubleshoot the washing problem in your washer. However, if you are still unable to fix the problem yourself, it might be time to contact a repair person.

Steven Settles Author

Steven Settles is an ISCET-certified master in appliance repair. He has aced the National Appliance Service Technician Certification Exam, showcasing his exceptional diagnostic and repair skills. With an in-depth understanding of the latest repair technologies and a keen eye on evolving industry standards, Steven is a go-to expert for any appliance issue.

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