Drain Pump Part # DC97-18150B is NLA for this unit will Part # DC31-00178A Sub for this Part? Thanks.
Answer Hello Randy! Yes, part number DC31-00178A is compatible with your model. This is the drain pump motor assembly. Thanks.
I too am getting the nd error. The Drain hose is not twisted or clogged as I can siphon out the water the old fashioned way. The motor does spin and it's noticeable. Not sure but looking at the motor it spins clockwise (I can't find any reference to what direction it should spin). I'm able to wash clothes by draining via the emergency tube but it's very time consuming. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Answer Hello Steve,
You should first drain the unit and access the drain pump. The plastic tube that goes to the drain pump is common to catch a quarter from a pants pocket. The quarter fits in perfectly, so much that it sometimes takes a couple of pieces of metal coat hanger to get them out. Push the coin around with one and form a hook in the other end to reach in and pull the quarter out with. If this is not the issue, look for a build-up of lint and other debris in the drain between the outer tub assembly and the drain pump. If nothing is found, replace the drain pump DC31-00054A.
How do you do a drain pump test on a Samsung vrt toploader?
Answer Hello Jim. Check the drain pump
(Resistance : 13.5 ~ 16.5 ?) If there is power there, and it does not run, replace the motor. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html