I have been having the same proble too! For at least 6 month but probably longer. I also thought at first that maybe it was lint, kids dirty clothes or something. When it continued to happen i finally found some time and found this forum and was shocked to see it wasn't just me and is a pervasive problem. My husband got Samsung to send out a Samsung Technition to service and repair this issue free. This was of course after saying they had never heard of this issue. You must be persistant. Their phone operator tried to tell us to put bleach and vinegar through the heavy load cycle to clean it. DO NOT! put vinegar and bleach together, this creates toxic chlorine gas. They claim if we run the self clean cycle every 30 washes after this it won't happen again. We ran the self clean cycle and various others per their request 7 times prior to the service call. I also ran cleaning mode throughout first 2 years of ownership. Washer is 2 years old. We shall see... see attached photos of disassembled washer.
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Had to join this forum because my 2 year old Samsung washer has been doing the same thing described by all of you. I didn't know what was happening at first too. Thought it was lint and then just my kids dirty clothes. It's been going on for at least 6 months to a year. I finally had time to research and found out its not just me. My husband got Samsung to send out a Samsung Tech to clean and repair this situation free of charge, even though they first stated that they had never heard of this problem before. Also, one of their phone technitions suggested putting it through the heavy load cycle first with bleach and vinegar! Do NOT put bleach and vinegar together because it creates toxic chlorine gas!!! We had already run the self clean cycle 7 times with either bleach or vinegar or nothing. Still had the same problem. Anyway, you were right and once this problem exists there is nothing short of taking apart the washer and cleaning the internal componants that will solve it. They claim if we run self clean every 30 washes after this it won't happen again. We shall see. See attached photos of disassembled washer.
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