purchased/installed dec 2016 by previous owners of the house.
I thought the noise during a drying cycle was from the dryer balls, clothes etc but it turns out, from reading on here, that this happens when there’s a crack in the drum
is this covered by warranty?
we already had this dryer serviced once but not for this issue.
What are our options if this isn’t covered under warranty?
Any idea how much it would cost?
We purchased a washer and dryer (DV42H5200ep/a3) in July of 2016. We got a "deal" during a 4th of July sale, and since we bought them for a new house, we didn't actually use them until November of 2016 when we closed on the new house. So five months of them sitting in boxes, could technically be subtracted from the amount of use identified below, but warranty is based on date of purchase so the 13, 18 and 34 months indicated below when faulty parts broke are based on the purchase date of July 2016.
Anyway, the washer has been finem but we have had three issues arise with the dryer. Each issue required the unit to be disassembled almost completely to be fixed (technician time = $$$$$$)
1) The steam nozzle became disconnected from the inside of the dryer and had to be replaced (13 months, 1 month after warranty expired)
2) The heating element went bad (18 months)
3) Started making a thumping noise and the dryer drum cracked (34 months) clothes are getting stuck in the cracks
The dryer was $800 plus and we have spent nearly that on repairs…with the parts alone to fix the cracked drum we would exceed the total cost of the dryers original price.
Needless to say we consider this to be a very disappointing product (honestly we consider it a faulty product) and are wondering if Samsung is willing to do anything to make this situation right?
We hope Samsung is willing to stand behind their product…please help.
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We have the same model and are also having many issues with our heating element. We bought ours in 2016 too!
Samsung so far has been very disappointing in terms of customer service. We had our heating element replaced only 4 months ago and it is broken again. Our repairman who fixed it the first time told us that the interior edges were never finished and thus are as sharp as razorblades. Now that it is broken AGAIN I am seriously frustrated that we were sold an unfinished product that is repeatedly breaking and Samsung is not willing to take care of this issue for us.
After reading your post, I am now very concerned about the drum - which I have seen to be an issue for many other Samsung dryer models too.
Did Samsung take care of your issue?
I’ve been the owner of a Samsung dryer for almost five years now and have never had an issue with it. It’s really been a fantastic dryer. However, with the beginning of a small thud, that quickly turned into a large one, it required inspection. Very easy to a 2-3 in crack in the run of the dryer drum. I’m concerned of lent getting onto the heating element and causing a fire. 😳 A quick google search and search of this site revealed this being a common problem with Samsung dryers. I guess my next question would be what needs done with this issue? Appears to be a manufacturing defect as the welds that hold the drum together appear to have slowly cracked over time. I am willing to assist in an way that I can. Please gimme a hand in making this situation right!