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what is the min pipe size for the drain connection?

Can the washer drain be tied into a sink tail piece as long as the minimum drain height is met.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
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Yes, the WF218 drain hose can be tied into the sink tail piece as long as the minimum drain height is met.

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What is the minimum depth required for installing a wf218an washer?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
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Thank you for the question. Please see the attached images for the various dimensions of the WF218, as well as space requirements if installing the unit in an alcove or closet.

For more detailed information on installation requirements, you're welcome to download a pdf of the User Manual from the Support and Downloads section of this website.

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I have exactly 33 1/4" of space...is that enough room for a 31" front loader to be installed?

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I would need additional information in order to answer your question directly. What I can tell you is that the WF218 measures 31.1" deep with the door closed; and 51.18" with the door open 90°. See the image below for additional unit dimensions.

For closet and alcove installation, Samsung recommends leaving 4" to the rear, and 2" to the front of the closet. See the other image below for minimum clearances for alcove and closet installation.

My guess is your available depth will not be enough to fit the WF218, since you'll likely need more than 2" behind the unit for the hoses and connections, as well as some space in front.

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are the doors on the washer and dryer reversable

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
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Like most front-loaders, the door on the WF218ANW opens from right to left and cannot be reversed to open from left to right because of the location of the door lock. The dryer doors, however, are reversible. Instructions to reverse the dryer door can be found in the User Manual, which can be downloaded from this website for your convenience.

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Mold smell

We leave the door open on our WF218ANW and always has a moldy smell.What are we doing wrong? Should the door be left closed?
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asked 4 years, 2 months ago
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Wipe it out each time and leave the door cracked open.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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I'm sorry to hear you're having an issue with a moldy smell in your WF218ANW. As part of regular maintenance of this and other washers, it is recommended to not only leave the door open when not in use to allow the drum to air out, but also to wipe down the door and gaskets, and to run a hot water Sanitize cycle with bleach, but no clothes, once each month.

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load noise when water being pumped out of machine

I have a Samsung front-load washing machine, WF218ANW purchased in 11/08 and delivered in 2/09 and it recently started making a load noise which seems to happen only when the water is being pumped out of the machine. Any idea what could be causing this? I tried the suggestions in the user manual for load noises but to no avail. Looking forward to hearing from you
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I'm sorry to hear you're have this issue with your WF218ANW. The sound of the pump can be audible while the washer is draining, but if it's gotten louder after over a year of use it may need to be cleaned or serviced. I would suggest first cleaning the debris filter by following the instructions available through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/2f4hvwf

If the noise persists, then you may need to request service to have the drain and pump checked. You may either contact your retailer or Samsung to determine your service options by calling 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who can assist you.

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Water Level Sensor?

My washer is throwing the water level sensor code. Can I buy a new water level sensor and install it myself to avoid a service call? If so where can I buy the replacement part?
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If your WF218 is displaying the water level sensor error code, then the unit will require service. Samsung recommends having a licensed service technician provide the service. I would suggest contacting Samsung through the link below or calling 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent who can assist you.

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

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how heavy can a load of laundry be in a WF218ANW in pounds

I do not know how much weight there is in 4 cubic feet capacity. The pictures show piles of towels that must weight 20 pounds. The warnings state "do not overload washer."
asked 4 years ago
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The weight equivalent for the 4.0 cubic foot capacity WF218ANW is 30.9 pounds of laundry.

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What is a "normal" sized load for the WF218

I've never had a 4.0 capacity, what is a "normal" sized load for the following items: Towels, jeans, bedding, shirts.
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The 4.0 capacity WF218 can fit 23 standard size (24" x 44") bath towels or a king-size comforter. Expressing the capacity in terms of pairs of jeans or shirts is not reliable or accurate since those items are not as easily "standardized".

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What type of drum does this washer have? Stainless steel? Plastic?

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The WF218ANW washer drum is made of real Stainless Steel.

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What does the "FL" code mean when it's displayed on my washer?

I found my washer had stopped running mid-cycle and showed "FL" on the front display. None of the buttons were responsive except for the power button. I turned the machine off, then back on and was able to start a new cycle.
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The "FL" code indicates that the WF218ANW failed to lock the door, which would prevent the machine from running. If this happens again, close the door tightly and restart the cycle. If the code reappears, your washer 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...

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Softener Compartment Not Dispensing

The washer softener compartment has stopped emptying normally after working fine for months.
I've checked to make sure the washer is level, have made sure the slide-out soap / softener / bleach dispenser is unclogged and clean, and have run a bleach / sterilize wash. If I manually stop the washer at the beginning of the rinse cycle, and add extra water to the softener cup (filling it up to the rim), it will empty. I think this means this washer isn't getting water into the cup but am not sure whether there's anything I can do about that? Is there anything else I can do or check before calling a repair service? Thanks.
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I'm sorry to hear you're having this issue. In addition to the troubleshooting efforts you've already made, I would suggest checking the inlet hoses and screens to rule out blockage of the water entering the washer. The following link has an article to walk you through this procedure - after clicking on the link, select "Operation" then "Fabric Softener Does Not Dispense" for instructions and pictures.

WF218ANW Troubleshooting: http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber...

If this does not resolve the issue, please call 800-SAMSUNG to speak with an agent for further assistance.

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what is the life expectancy of the Samsung wf218ANW

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The life expectancy of any appliance is difficult to predict, and there are many factors which can impact its longevity. What I can tell you is that the manufacturer's warranty on the WF218ANW includes the following:
- One year parts and labor
- Two years on the control board
- Three years on the stainless steel tub
- Five years on the motor.

More details about the warranty can be found on this website or on page 26 of the User Manual.

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answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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Does this machine use Silver Technology? Does this washer have an effect on a spectic tank?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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The WF218ANW does not have the SilverCare feature, which is safe for septic systems.

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It looks like the clothes are hardly wet during the wash cycle, is this normal?

I purchased an effiiency front loading washer, and I understand it is water effiicient, but I hardly see any water during the wash cycle. Not even an inch worth as it tosses the clothes around. It looks like the clothes are barely wet. You cannot see any soap suds either. Is this normal?
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LIke most front load washers, Samsung's WF218 is designed to wash clothes by rotating them through a small amount of water, rather than submerging them. In addition, our drums are tilted back to allow for the door to be opened to add forgotten garments early in the cycle, so it is not unusual to see only a small amount of water, if any, at the front of the drum. The visibility of suds can vary by the type and amount of detergent used, and the fact that suds were not very visible to you may be an indication that you are using the appropriate amount of low-sudsing HE (High Efficiency) detergent.

I've attached two photos below, one depicting the approximate amount of water that you should see in the drum during the initial fill, and another showing the amount of water that should be in the drum later in the operating cycle. I would suggest running a Quick Wash cycle to determine whether your washer is filling appropriately by checking the fill levels against these photos.

If you find that your washer is not filling as much as what's depicted in the photos, please check the following:
1) Is your water pressure at the recommended 20-120 psi, and are the valves to the washer turned on all the way?
2) Remove and check both hot and cold water inlet screens for clogs.
3) Be sure the machine is properly leveled both front to back and side to side.

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My washer is stopping several times during a wash load and nd is appearing on the digital read out. What does that mean?

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I'm sorry to hear you're having this issue. The "nd" error code may indicate that your washer is not draining, or that the unit
senses a small clog while draining.

When this happens, turn off the unit and turn it on again; select the Spin Only cycle; press the Start/Pause button to drain the water. Next, try cleaning the debris filter to determine if this is the source of the clog. Instructions can be found on page 17 of the User Manual, which can be downloaded from this website for your convenience. You can also click the following link to open the Troubleshooting Guide, then select Error Codes > The Display Reads "Nd" for instructions: http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber...

If this problem persists, your washer 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...

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My washer has started vibrating a lot recently--what causes that?

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Sometimes Samsung washing machines which had been very quiet may start to vibrate because the leveling legs have changed position. This can happen if the plastic leg locks were not screwed up tight when the machine was originally leveled. If this is the case, you should re-level the machine, then be sure to secure the leg locks by screwing them up as far as possible.

For instructions on properly leveling the washer, as well as other Troubleshooting Tips, please visit the link below, then select Installation > Installation Procedure > STEP 5 Leveling: http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber...

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RE: Samsung Washer & Dryer repair

I have a Samsung washer and dryer set - models WF218ANW/KAA and DV218AEW/XAA. I have ordered and received safety glass front covers for both and noted a hook design on the perimeter of both, indicating the appropriate twist would remove them from the doors. However, in attempting to twist them, the existing doors seem to be held in place by some sort of release mechanism. How do I release them without taking the doors apart?
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The plastic covers are designed to stay in place securely, and there is no release mechanism to enable them to be removed more easily. If you are not able to remove the plastic covers by twisting them, then disassembling the door will be necessary.

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washer is shutting off getting code nf checked hoses and water pressure all is good

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I'm sorry to hear you're having this issue with your WF218ANW washer. I would suggest reviewing the check list of troubleshooting tips available through this link to ensure you've tried all possible fixes: http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa...

If, after checking all of those items, your washer continues to display the nf (no fill) error code, your machine 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...

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Washer and Dryer into Storage?

I am having to put my washer and dryer into storage in Michigan for the winter. Should I be concerned with water damage if it were to freeze? Is there a way to ensure that the machine is completely drained? Thank you!
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Please see the following recommendations for storing your washer, as found on page 16 of the User Manual; the fourth bullet specifically addresses the question of freezing:

• Select the Quick Wash cycle and add bleach to the automatic dispenser. Run your Washer through the cycle without a load.
• Turn the water faucets off and disconnect the inlet hoses.
• Unplug your Washer from the electrical outlet and leave your Washer door open to let air circulate inside the tumbler.
• If your Washer has been stored in below–freezing temperatures, allow time for any leftover water in your Washer to thaw out before use.

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