Samsung DV203 just died with a loud *CLUNK*


Samsung DV203 just died with a loud *CLUNK*

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So I threw some clothes in my Samsung DV203 electric dryer and hit start only to hear a loud *CLUNK* and nothing else.

Now, although the timer is counting down, the dryer isn't spinning or warming up. In fact, it just sits there with the timer running down and no other noise or movement whatsoever.
Time for a new dryer or easy fix?
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Good afternoon and thanks for posting! 

We would be happy to help with some things you can check to determine what this issue can be. Could you please check your model # for me? For a Samsung, it should look somewhat like this :

DV203AES/XAA

Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you! 
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BrittsAppRepair - 10/10/2019 3:10:11 PM
Good afternoon and thanks for posting! 

We would be happy to help with some things you can check to determine what this issue can be. Could you please check your model # for me? For a Samsung, it should look somewhat like this :

DV203AES/XAA

Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you! 

It's DV203AES/XAC

Thanks!
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buriboi - 10/10/2019 3:23:59 PM

It's DV203AES/XAC

Thanks!

Thanks for getting back so quickly! 

This would be the 1st thing to check, a simple repair if this ends up being the issue : 

Door Switch (part # DC64-00828A) : The door switch activates when the dryer door is closed. On most dryers, the door switch makes an audible clicking sound when it activates. To determine if the door switch is working, try starting your dryer and then listen for the “click.” If the door switch makes a clicking sound, it is probably not defective. If you don’t hear a click, use a multimeter to use the door switch for continuity. If the switch does not have continuity, replace it.

If you have any questions about locating the part or testing, just let us know! 
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Well, it's not the door switch.  I can hear a click when I start the dryer.  Additionally, the "Drying" button illuminates when I hit start...I assume it wouldn't if the door switch wasn't functioning..but what do I know Tongue


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In your manual you should be able to put this dryer in diagnostic mode which would give you an idea of which part has failed.. I want to say you press and hold the temp button maybe.. its different for different models but if you have the user manual it will tell you how to enter that mode.





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In your manual you should be able to put this dryer in diagnostic mode which would give you an idea of which part has failed.. I want to say you press and hold the temp button maybe.. its different for different models but if you have the user manual it will tell you how to enter that mode.


Unfortunately, no mention of how to enter Test Mode or Diagnostic mode anywhere in the User Manual.

Temp button doesn't do it either :/ 
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You may want to try contacting the manufacturer to see if they can give you more information on entering diagnostic mode as we weren't able to pull anything up online about your specific model. 

I would recommend checking the thermal fuse as it could have blown. This will keep the dryer from heating and starting the drying cycle. The thermal fuse is located on the heating element and should read closed for continuity. 
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I decided to take it apart and take a look.    Sure enough, the loud *CLUNK* was the drive belt snapping.  Just picked up a new belt and now I will  *try* to re-assemble it.   *GULP*.


Thanks for the help!


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Well at least its an inexpensive repair.. speedy has these belts for $6 https://www.speedyapplianceparts.com/samsung-6602-001655-dryer-belt-replacement/

it is recommended to replace the idler pulley as well which is available in a kit but if you already ordered it then maybe just keep an eye on it  https://www.speedyapplianceparts.com/samsung-dc93-00634a-6602-001655-dryer-pulley-belt-replacement-kit/







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