Samsung washer - Stops mid-cycle
This Samsung WA456DRHDWR AA Washing Machine is less than 3 years old and seems to be having massive failures. It's a top-loader. At first I was getting errors codes indicating that there was an issue with the water level sensor. I replaced this part and no longer get those codes. But the washer continues to stop mid-cycle. It seems to stop anytime it is trying to transition from one cycle stage to the next (from wash to rinse, or from rinse to spin). If I stop the cycle and try to restart (or power it down then try), it will not restart at all. The only way I have found to get it to restart is to unplug the machine for an hour or more, then start over with whatever cycle I need at that point (full cycle, rinse and spin, or spin only).
I pulled the drain pump off and made sure nothing was stuck and it seems to be functioning correctly most times. Also, the water inlet, door lock, etc all seem to be functioning correctly. I am thinking that this is an issue with the control board and it will need to be replaced.
I am trying to find the easiest way to diagnose the control board since it is an expensive part. Of course Samsung is completely useless in helping or making good on this issue which seems to be prevalent on other forums.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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