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7.3 cu. ft. Sensor Dry Electric Dryer

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Questions & Answers for samsung 7.3 cu. ft. Sensor Dry Electric Dryer

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What amp are required for dryer DV218AEW?

Does this dryer need regular power cord (three pin regular)? or does it need 4 pronge 30 amp power cord? How many amps does this machine needs?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Vagic
Milpitas CA
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3 prong 240v power connection 30 amp breaker
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Solidrock44
Midland, Texas
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The DV218AEW electric dryer requires a 220V power supply and 30-amp fuse or circuit breaker. The choice of using a 3-prong or 4-prong cord, or hard-wiring the dryer to its power supply, really depends on your local building codes. You may want to consult a licensed electrician for advice in this matter. For more information, please refer to page 13 of the User Manual, which can be downloaded from this page: http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/...

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answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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what are the pros/cons of your electric dryers vs. gas dryers, specifically model #'s dv218aew & dv218agw ?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
dlwst
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If you aren't equipped for gas connection is much more expensive to install and I doubt that the energy savings would justify the work required to connect gas line and approved venting system.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Solidrock44
Midland, Texas
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The only difference between the DV218AEW and the DV218AGW is the type of fuel it requires to heat them. Most customers make this decision based on what's already available in their home: gas lines or 220V electric.

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answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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Venting

I have read on this web site that the following models may be vented out the sides and bottom:

DV 448 AE
DV 419 AE
DV 438 AE
DV 338 AE
DV 209 AE
DV 218 AE

I have only seen knock out plugs on the left side of the dryer at the store, but I think they only display gas dryers at the store I went to. I am installing the dryer in an alcove and it must be vented out the right side, will I be able to do this with any of the above listed models?

Also, I am installing a 144 square inch vent on the left wall at the same height as the dryer. There will be about 10 inches between the front of the dryer and the door to the alcove. Will the 144 square inches on the side be adequate for me to operate the dryer with the alcove door closed?
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
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Thank you for your questions. It's true that Samsung's current lineup of electric dryers can be vented four ways (back, bottom, left or right side); and the "knock outs" can be found on both the right and left sides of the electric models. Regarding your question about the venting, please refer to pages 8-9 of the User Manual. For your convenience, see the image below for the alcove/closet installation venting recommendations excerpted from the manual.

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answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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How tall is the washer and dryer when stacked?

do you have to have the storage on the washer and dryer when stacking them
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
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The WF218 and DV218 washer and dryer are approximately 77" tall when stacked, using the compatible SK-5A stacking kit by Samsung. They should not be stacked on top of storage pedestals, but directly on the floor.

Thank you for the question,
Ms. Samsung
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
MsSamsung
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will you be redesigning the washer seal so that it doesn't pool water ?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
dlwst
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I'm not aware of plans to change the washer seals. It's normal for some residual water to be present in certain parts of the washing machine, including the gasket. If you feel there is too much water "pooling", then you may want to check to make sure the washer is level. You may also want to perform routine maintenance on the machine by running an empty Sanitize cycle with bleach about once a month, and wiping the gasket down with a diluted bleach solution periodically. This will help to prevent odors from the bacteria in clothes and water sitting between cycles.

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answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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How to reset heating element

asked 4 years ago
tx07983616
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Thank you for the question. Please call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who can help determine whether your DV218 dryer will require service to address any issues with the heating element.

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answered 4 years ago
MsSamsung
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Sensor Dry does not sound an alarm when clothes are dry. Model DV218AEW/XXA.

Time reduces to about 6 or 7 then goes to 1:05 and runs continuously. I have to shut the dryer off manually. Techs that have been here to troubleshoot tell me the wrinkle guard is kicking in and that the machine will turn off after 90 mins. Not true. User manual states that an alarm will sound when drying is complete and will sound intermittently when in wrinkle mode.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
derwood
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Thank you for the question. The alarm on the DV218AEW does not sound as it transitions from Sensor Dry to Wrinkle Prevent. Since Wrinkle Prevent continues to tumble the clothes for up to 90 minutes after the heater turns off, you can stop the dryer and remove the clothes any time. The LCD display indicates when the dryer has transitioned by changing from a numeric "count down" time to blinking in a rectangular motion.

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answered 4 years ago
MsSamsung
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Can I order the leg assembly for a Dryer?

Model DV218AEW/XXA SN: 02Q54BQA01744A. We are unstacking the washer and dryer and cannot locate the leg assembly for the dryer.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Dave0923
Wake Forest, NC
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For information and availability of Samsung replacement parts and accessories, including the feet for your DV218 dryer, please visit SamsungParts.com or call 800-627-4368 to speak with an agent who can assist you.

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MsSamsung
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I have a Samsung dryer. It just quit heating. Dryer runs. No error codes.

I checked breakers and voltage to back of dryer.. Both are good. Dryer is only 11/2 years old. What's the deal?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
Tulsa, Ok.
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If your DV218AEW's power supply is operating properly on a dedicated 30-amp line and the integrity of the cord is not compromised (frayed or broken), then please check for lint buildup in the vents. Samsung's powerful blower motors can dislodge lint from creases in the elbows and vent joints, causing a buildup if there are any obstructions. If you're able, check the vent hood to be sure the exit is not obstructed.

If the vent is not clogged, your dryer may require service. Please use the Live Chat option on your product support page or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who can assist you further.

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MsSamsung
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Why is my dryer operating properly, but not heating up to dry the clothes?

already checked the wiring, checked the fuse boxes, rebooted the appliance (unplugged, waited 1 minute, replugged) and none of which had any effect.

the dryer was working 100% normal and then suddenly it stopped heating up, everything else is functioning as normal, there are no error codes or messages appearing on the machine.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
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I'm sorry to hear you're having this issue with your DV218AEW. Besides checking the power supply which you've done, please check the lint filter and vent ducts for blockage. If possible, stand outside near the vent hood when the dryer is running to confirm air is escaping. Please also confirm that Air Fluff is not selected. If the dryer was operating in Air Fluff or Wrinkle Prevent mode, the air would not be heated.

If you continue to experience this issue after checking the above suggestions, your dryer may require service. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MsSamsung
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We rotated the dryer drum by hand to check for a lost item now the dryer will not operate.

The display comes on and we can select the cycle but the dryer never starts. What should we do?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
jboz5010
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Please check to make sure the door is closed securely and there is no lint build up in the lint trap or vent ducts that could prevent the dryer from operating properly. I would also suggest cycling the power to the dryer off then on using the circuit breaker switch. If you've tried these suggestions and the dryer still won't operate, please call 800-SAMSUNG to speak to an agent who can help determine whether the dryer will require service.

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MsSamsung
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Drawer pedestal for DV218AEW and WF218ANW?

We bought the washer and dryer over a year ago and they are great. But we'd like to see if we can buy the pedestals they go on to raise them up a bit. Some websites offer the WE357A7W as a compatible accessory but your website says this will not work with these models... is there a pedestal available for our units?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
kemneric
valley forge, pa
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The WE357A7W pedestal is compatible with the DV218AEW dryer and WF218ANW washer.

Thank you for the question!
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MsSamsung
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Dryer failure

Dryer has stopped working. I have checked all items I can check. Breaker is not thrown, plug is in place. etc What else can I do before calling for a repair?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
duf2us
Home
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Thanks for the question. I'm sorry to hear your DV218 is not working. Besides checking the power supply, please make sure the vents are not clogged, a cycle is selected, and the door is completely closed. If the door is not closing properly, the dryer will not be able to power on.

If the issue persists, please call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you further.

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MsSamsung
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My dryer seems to heat sometimes, and sometimes not so much, what would be causing this?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
MsFerron
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I'm sorry to hear your dryer is not heating consistently. The most common cause of the dryer not heating is obstructed air flow from a clogged lint trap or vent ducts. Please check the vents for blockage. Other factors to check are to make sure the dryer is plugged into a dedicated 30-amp power supply that is functioning properly, and an appropriate heated dry cycle is selected. Since your dryer heats correctly sometimes but not others, you may want to have the electrical supply checked by a licensed electrician. Also, please check the settings each time to be sure you've selected the appropriate temperature and dryness levels.

If you've checked each of these suggestions and the dryer still is not heating properly or consistently, it may require service. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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Dryer will not get hot

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
gjames7
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I'm sorry to hear your dryer is not heating. Please check the following:
- Are the dryer vents free of clogs and excessive lint buildup? Is the lint trap and housing clean?
- Is a heated dry cycle selected?
- Is your dryer connected to a suitable 220V power source that is working properly? Try cycling the power by turning the circuit breaker off then on again.

After checking the above, if the issue continues, your dryer will probably require service. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MsSamsung
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HOW TO CHANGE THE BELT AND PROPER BELT AND PULLEY LINEUP

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
ALTIMATD
ALTOONA,PA
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I'm sorry to hear you're having issues with your DV218 dryer. Samsung recommends having service performed by a trained professional. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

Thank you,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
MsSamsung
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Can you please tell me what wires go where for the heater element for DV218AEW/XAA.

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
lope320
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Thank you for the question. Samsung recommends having a qualified technician service your dryer, including the heating elements, to avoid damage to the dryer or injury to yourself. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

- Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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My Dryer has stopped producing hot air. What do I need to do?

The vent is clear and air flows freely from the dryer. We have adjusted the temp up and down using the gage. Nothing seems to get the dryer to blow hot air. It goes through the full cycle and never gets the clothes warm or dry.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
eterniacockers
Mississippi
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Thank you for the question. If you are certain that there is no blockage in the vent ducts and the lint trap is clear, your DV218AEW is plugged into a dedicated 30-amp power supply that is functioning properly, an appropriate heated dry cycle is selected, but the dryer will not heat, it will require service. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

- Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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can dryer softner sheets be used in this dryer

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
bmanuel
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Not to worry - dryer sheets are fine to use in the DV218. Unlike some manufacturers, Samsung sensors will not be effected by the use of dryer sheets.

Thank you for the question,
Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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dryer not heating

the dryer wont get hot to dry clothes
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
halehouse
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I'm sorry to hear your DV218AEW is not heating. The most common cause of the dryer not heating is obstructed air flow from a clogged lint trap or vent ducts. Please check the vents for blockage. Other factors to check are to make sure the dryer is plugged into a dedicated 30-amp power supply that is functioning properly, and an appropriate heated dry cycle is selected. If you've checked each of these suggestions and the dryer still will not heat, it will require service. To initiate service through Samsung, please submit an online service request through the link below, or call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who will be happy to assist you.

Online service request form: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/o...

- Ms. Samsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
MsSamsung
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