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Samsung Dryer DC code explained

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Many people owning the Samsung Dryer have reported a DC error code. This code indicates that your Samsung Dryer has door issues such as the door isn’t closing properly or it is overheating.

Fixing this error code is quite easy and usually requires a few preliminary checks. In this article, we’ll explain how to fix the Samsung Dryer DC code easily. But before that let us begin by understanding the possible reasons behind the code.

What causes the Samsung Dryer DC code error?

Here are some of the most common reasons for the Samsung Dryer DC code error:

  • Clothes or some items have stuck in the door of the washing machine causing the door to close improperly.
  • Some foreign objects are interfering with the sensor on the door.
  • Hardware damage to the door causes broken or loose hinges.
  • Damage to the electronic lock.
  • Damaged or fault control board.
  • Damaged or loose wiring.

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How to fix the Samsung Dryer DC code error?

Now that we have understood the possible reasons behind the Samsung Dryer DC code error, let us quickly head to the causes so that you can go back to using the machine easily.

Here are the things that you should consider to fix the error code:

  • Before continuing with the steps, first, turn off the machine and remove it from the power source. After that, let the machine be for a few minutes before plugging it back in. This process can remove any minor bugs or technical glitches with the machine.
  • As the error code pertains to the dryer door, you should check the dryer door for any signs of damage. If the hinges are damaged, avoid fixing it yourself and call Samsung support. All you can do is wipe the hinges to remove any dirt and grime.
  • Remove any laundry stuck between the door and the machine. Make sure to do it gently and without sudden movements as this may damage the door.
  • Take a clean cloth and remove any dirt over the sensor. Many items including keys, coins and cards can stuck on the door’s rubber seal.
  • Test the electronic lock of the Samsung dryer by pressing the doorknob and checking it is opening correctly. If there is some damage, the door won’t open. You can also use a multimeter to check the voltage running in the lock’s motherboard.
  • To fix the faulty control board, first, detach the control board from the panel by opening the top cover of the dryer. Now, inspect the control board for any damages and if you are into technology, try to repair it yourself.
  • Fixing the loose wiring may be a bit difficult as it requires trained personnel. However, you can check the door’s display panel and switch assembly yourself

Remember, many of the above fixes require an expert take. So, we advise you to call an expert or contact Samsung support for a more technical analysis.

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How to prevent the Samsung Dryer DC code error?

To avoid getting the DC code on your Samsung Dryer, here are some instructions that you should follow:

  • Always check the pockets before dumping the clothes in the machine. Items like coins, pins and keys remain in the pocket and can damage the device.
  • Remember to gently close the door instead of slamming it shut.
  • Make it a habit to regularly clean your Samsung Dryer’s seal and do not let dirt accumulate over it.
  • If you hear any unwanted sounds while shutting the door, immediately call the expert.
  • Replace the parts that show wear and tear.

In conclusion, the Samsung DC error code pertains to the dryer door. If there is anything wrong with the door, you will see this error displayed. Follow the steps outlined above to fix the issue and also follow the best practices to avoid this issue in the future.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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