Samsung Washing Machine Smells [Issues & Solutions]

If your Samsung washing machine smells, we’ve got you covered. In this detailed guide, we’ll be giving you steps to take to rid your Samsung washing machine of foul odors.

So, without wasting any more time, let’s begin…

Samsung WF45R6100AC 4.5 cu. ft. Champagne Front Load Washer with Steam WF45R6100AC/US

Samsung EcoBubble Washing Machine Smells

Do the following if your Samsung EcoBubble washing machine smells bad…

Step 1. Remove all clothes from your washing machine.

Step 2. Pour some chlorine bleach into your washer’s bleach compartment. Alternatively, you can pour about two cups of white vinegar into the washer’s drum (never put both of them in at the same time as it could lead to chlorine poisoning).

Step 3. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 4. Set your washer to a normal wash cycle and select the highest water temperature.

Step 5. Press the Start button to begin the wash cycle.

Step 6. Once the cycle is completed, run a spin cycle.

Step 7. Push a rag into the space in the gray rubber door seal and clean out any mold that may still be there.

Step 8. Leave the washing machine’s door open for a few hours so it can air out.

Samsung Washing Machine Smells Like Burnt Rubber

Here are the most common things that could cause your Samsung washing machine to give off a smell like burnt rubber…

1.Drive Belt

The drive belt on a washing machine connects the motor pulley to the drive pulley. This is what makes it possible for the washer to spin. If the drive belt is worn out or damaged, you will notice the smell of burning rubber when the washer is spinning. To resolve this issue, you will need to replace this part.

For front load washers, the drive belt can be found beneath the drum at the back of the washer. If the belt snapped, it’ll just be lying at the bottom of the washer. For top load washers, the drive belt can be found at the bottom of the machine.

Unfortunately, the process of replacing this part varies quite a bit depending on the model of your washer. To avoid damaging any other components in your machine, please consider contacting a repair service to help you replace this part.

2.Drive Motor

Another thing that could cause your Samsung washer to give off a burning smell is a defective drive motor. The drive motor is responsible for turning the washer’s inner tub during wash cycles. Here’s how to replace a drive motor on a Samsung washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washer’s water and power supply to avoid water spills and electrocution.

Step 2. Get a Philips screwdriver, a socket wrench with 19mm and 10mm caps, a small flat head screwdriver, and thread locker glue.

Step 3. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 4. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the screws holding the washer’s back panel.

Step 5. Take the washer’s back panel off.

Step 6. The drive motor will be mounted at the back of the tub; however, you cannot access it yet, as it is covered by a metal cover. You will need to remove the 19mm bolt in the center of the cover.

Step 7. Attach the 19mm cap to the wrench and use it to unscrew the the bolt by turning counterclockwise (this may be a bit tough at first).

Step 8. Carefully pull the cover out of place.

Step 9. Disconnect the two wire harnesses connected to the drive motor by pressing the tabs on each one and then pulling them out.

Step 10. Remove the 19mm cap from your wrench and switch to the 10mm cap.

Step 11. Remove the six bolts holding the drive motor by turning the wrench counterclockwise.

Step 12. With the bolts removed, pull the drive motor out from the washer.

Step 13. Get your new drive motor out of its pack.

Step 14. Fit the new drive motor to the back of your washer. Ensure that the bolt holes are properly lined up.

Step 15. Using your wrench with the 10mm cap, apply the six bolts to the new drive motor (turn the wrench clockwise to secure bolts).

Step 16. Connect each of the two wire harnesses to its appropriate terminal on the drive motor.

Step 17. Place the metal cover in place over the drive motor.

Step 18. Switch the cap on your wrench with the 19mm cap.

Step 19. Get the 19mm bolt and apply some thread locker glue to it.

Step 20. Use your hand to screw the bolt in as much as you can. Afterwards, use you 19mm wrench to tighten it (turn the wrench clockwise to secure the bolt).

Step 21. Place the washer’s back panel in place and reapply the screws to hold it.

Step 22. Turn on your washer’s water and power supply.

Step 23. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

Note: Please keep in mind that the repair process will vary depending on the type and model of washer you have. If you couldn’t follow the procedure above, please consider contacting a repair service to help you replace this part. You can also refer to the video below to learn another way to replace this part…

Samsung Washing Machine Smells Like Rotten Eggs

There are various things that can cause your Samsung washer to smell bad. For instance, it could be as a result of detergent buildup. It could also caused by water getting stuck in the washer’s door seal for a long time Here’s what to do if your Samsung washing machine smells like rotten eggs…

Step 1. Remove all clothes from washing machine.

Step 2. Pour some white vinegar into all the compartments in the soap drawer.

Step 3. Run a normal wash cycle. If your washer has it, just run a Self Clean cycle. However, you must not put any vinegar in the washer in this case.

Step 4. Once the cycle is completed, run a spin cycle to get rid of any residual water in the washer.

Step 5. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 6. Pull the gray door seal back a bit and look for any water or mold buildup around it. If you notice any buildup, clean it using a rag soaked in white vinegar.

Step 7. Once the seal is clean, close the washer’s door.

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Samsung Washing Machine Smells Moldy

Here’s what to do if your Samsung washing machine smells moldy…

Step 1. Remove all clothes from washing machine.

Step 2. Pour about 2 cups of white vinegar into the washer’s drum. If you wish, you can put some chlorine bleach in the bleach compartment (NEVER put these two in at the same time. You either put bleach or vinegar; you can’t put both).

Step 3. Run a normal wash cycle and set the water temperature to the highest option (this will help kill the mold in the washer).

Step 4. Once the cycle is completed, run a spin cycle to dry the washer’s drum.

Step 5. Use a rag to thoroughly dry the drum.

Step 6. Push the rag into the space in the gray rubber door seal and clean out any mold that may still be there.

Step 7. Once you’ve cleaned the washer, leave the door opened for a few hours. This will give the machine a chance to air out.

Samsung Washing Machine Burning Smell

Here are the different things that can cause your Samsung washing machine to give of a burning smell…

1. Electrical Short-Circuit/Overload

If you notice a burning smell coming from your Samsung washing machine, the first thing you should check is the power supply. Sometimes your power outlet may short-circuit as a result of a power issue in your home.
Inspect the power outlet for any signs of burning. If you notice any damage, you will need to call an electrician to help you fix the issue.

2. Defective Drain Pump

If the drain pump on your Samsung washing machine is stuck and doesn’t pump out water as it should, you may begin to notice a burning smell whenever the machine is on. Here’s how to replace a faulty Samsung washing machine drain pump…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid electrocution and water spills.

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hose from the back of the washing machine.

Step 3. Tilt the washing machine down unto its side.

Step 4. Depending on the model of your washer, there may be a metal noise sheet at the bottom. If yours has one, remove the screws holding it with at Philips screwdriver and pull the panel out.

Step 5. You will find the drain pump with a black hose connected to it. Detach the two electrical connectors connected to the drain pump.

Step 6. The drain pump is held to the washer with three screws. Remove each screw with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 7. With the screws removed, pull the drain pump out of the washing machine.

Step 8. You will see a black band around the drain pump. Take the band out and keep it in a safe place.

Step 9. Take your new drain pump out of its pack.

Step 10. Check to see if the new drain pump has the black band around it. If it does not, put the band from the old one on it.

Step 11. Pop your new drain pump in the same position as the one you removed.

Step 12. Reapply the three screws to hold the drain pump in place.

Step 13. Connect each of the two electrical connectors to its appropriate terminal on the drain pump.

Step 14. If your washer has one, put the metal noise sheet back in place at the bottom of the washer and screw it in.

Step 15. Lift the washing machine upright.

Step 16. Connect your water supply hose to the back of the washing machine.

Step 17. Insert the drain hose back into your home drain.

Step 18. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 19. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

Note: The process of replacing this part may be a lot more complex depending on your washer’s model. If you couldn’t follow the procedure above on your washer, please consider contacting a washer repair service.

Samsung Top Load Washing Machine Smells

Here’s what to do if your Samsung top load washing machine smells…

Step 1. Remove all clothes from your washing machine.

Step 2. Pour about 2 cups of white vinegar into your washer’s detergent compartments.

Step 3. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 4. Select a normal wash cycle and set the water temperature as high as possible.

Step 5. Press the Start button to begin the wash cycle.

Step 6. Once the cycle is completed, run a Spin cycle to dry the drum.

Step 7. Once the spin cycle is completed, open the washer’s door and thoroughly clean the drum with a cloth.

Step 8. Push the cloth around the space in the gray rubber door seal and clean out any mold that may still be there.

Step 9. Leave your washing machine’s door open for a few hours.

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