Samsung Washer Stuck on Wash Cycle | Repair Guide

Cleaning laundry is an annoying task that never ends. You could be in the middle of washing your clothes & then suddenly you walk into the laundry room to find your Samsung washer stuck on the wash cycle.

Stuck washers can interrupt you and your busy life and quickly annoy you.

If you’re like most people, you only have one washer (which means that when it stops working, you can’t even wash outside of your home). Getting stuck on a single cycle and the same load of clothes can be more than just inconvenient; it can be downright inconvenient.

No worries! This article will give you some quick tips to troubleshoot problems with your washer and get it up and running again.

What to do When a Samsung Washer Stuck on the Cycle

Check out the following things to fix your washing machine when it stops during the cycle.


1. Check the Power Source:

Make sure there is a 240V power source available at the washer’s power cord. Many older homes have 110V outlets, which won’t work.

If you find that the power isn’t running, this could be the problem. Either way, you want to ensure the washer has a good connection to the electrical outlet.

2. Check the Water Level:

When your Samsung washing machine doesn’t complete the cycle, the next thing to check is the water level.

Make sure there is enough water in the tub for the load you’re putting through. If not, let the machine run until the water fills to the appropriate level. This may mean letting some hot water drain out. Then refill the tub and start the cycle again.

3. Clean Filter:

A dirty filter can cause your washing machine to get stuck on a specific cycle. Here a simple filter cleaning can make a huge difference.

Here’s how to do it:

  • First, turn off the power to the washer by unplugging it from the outlet.
  • Then, remove the front panel.
  • Disconnect the white wire from the washer’s circuit board.
  • Finally, use a piece of wet tissue to clear the debris out of the air filter.

The white filter should be replaced every three months.

4. Unclog Drains:

Heavy grease build-up in the drain line is the most common cause of a stuck wash cycle.

However, you can fix this problem with a plunger.

  • Place the washer drain plug in a large bowl.
  • Add boiling water to the bottom of the bowl.
  • Turn the plug and watch the water swirl. When the water stops swirling, you know the drain is cleared.
  • Next, run the faucet directly into the bottom of the washer. This should push the blockage down the drain.
  • If the problem still occurs, try pouring baking soda down the drain. The bubbles will force any residue to the surface.
  • Then, rerun the water to flush out the baking soda.

5. Resolve Program Errors:

Sometimes a simple error message can lead to your washing machine getting stuck on a cycle. Here’s how to fix program errors:

First, on the control panel, press and hold the Cancel button. A menu with options will appear. Choose the option that best describes your issue.

For example, if you see an “Overload” error, choose “Unplug Appliance and Remove Load.” Next, unplug the washer from power and plug it back in. Finally, load the laundry. If this fixes your issue, you can set up automatic load detections, so this problem doesn’t happen again.

6. Check the Display Screen:

Your washer’s display screen can tell you a lot about what’s happening with your cycle. If the LCD is blank or shows an error code, this means your washer’s control panel is malfunctioning.

You’ll need to contact the manufacturer for a repair.

7. Reset the Washer’s Timer:

Some models have a timer that automatically shuts off your washing machine after a set amount of time. If this is the case, you want to reset the timer so it will continue to run your cycles.

8. Make Sure You are Using the Correct detergent:

Different types of detergents have different levels of suds. Try another brand if you notice that a specific detergent brand isn’t producing as many suds as usual.

Or, if you use a built-in detergent dispenser, make sure you’re using the correct dose. Many dispense less than the recommended amount.

Also, make sure the detergent and rinse agent caps are on properly. If not, liquid may leak out and cause mold or rust.

To check:

  • Remove the front panel.
  • Then, look for a leak down the side of the container.
  • If you find any leaks, press the little cap to fill the hole.
  • Once it’s sealed, put the panel back in place.

9. Try a Different Cycle:

Is one cycle just not your friend? Try a different cycle. In fact, you can use your washing machine’s display to choose a different cycle. Obviously, this is only a viable option if the original packing is still intact. 

10. Check the Manual:

Finally, check your owner’s manual. There’s a good chance your issue is addressed there.

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Common Reasons that Samsung Washers Get Stuck in Wash Cycle?

The Samsung washing machine is famous for its convenience and durability. However, many people complain that their washer gets stuck in the wash cycle. Here are some common reasons why this happens:

  • The water level is too high or too low. If you don’t get the water level at the right height, you might not get enough water to fill the clothes in the washer. The washer will get stuck because it can’t remove any of the clothes that are not submerged in water.
  • Using too much detergent or fabric softener can reduce your machine’s capability to rinse out all residue of soap and fabric softener. This may also cause your washing machine to be stuck in a wash cycle because it can no longer clean your clothes properly. It’s recommended that you only use a maximum of 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of detergent for every 4 pounds (1.8 kg) of fabric.
  • Clothes with lots of loose fibers may not completely get washed. If your machine is having trouble removing these fibers, it may get stuck in a wash cycle.
  • Inefficient agitation. If your machine has an inefficient agitator, it won’t clean your clothes as well. This means the water may sit on top of the clothes for longer periods of time.
  • Incorrectly sized loads. Large loads require more agitation to clean thoroughly.

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Final Words:

You might think that fixing your washing machine would be expensive or difficult. But that is not the case. The majority of repairs can be done at home using easily accessible equipment.

I hope that after reading, you can resolve the problem with the wash cycle. If not, then let me know in the comment so I can help you in troubleshooting. However, if you’re in the market for a new washer, here is a list of the washing machine brands to avoid.

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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