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    I have a samsung steam washer, model #WF419AAW/XAA 03, bought about 2001. When it is running on any setting, water streams out of the steam assembly, but only at the beginning of the final spin cycle. I've watched it through 2 entire washes and this is the only time it happens. I've replaced the steam assembly and checked the functionality of the check valve (it works with only minor backflow). I am not exactly sure how this system works so I am having trouble figuring out what could be the problem. I hope someone can help me out. We can survive with the small a amount of water that comes out, but I don't think I should have to. Thanks again.

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    Hi,

    I am confused....the washer is leaking...on the floor, inside the washer? What is the result of this leaking?

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    The water is leaking onto the floor. It spurts from the end of the steam assembly, rolls around the side of the tub and onto the floor.

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    I am asking someone with more knowledge on these than me....will post the results.

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    A copy:

    Unplug the unit, press the power button to remove all static energy in the circuit. Is the water still leaking? If yes, replace the leaking 4 way cold water valve.

    Here is the fast track troubleshooting guide for your machine if you need it.

    http://www.applianceaid.com/pdf/WF41...st%20track.pdf

    leaking Samsung washer-water-inlet-valve-dc62-00214l-01222329-jpg Water Inlet Valve

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    A copy:

    Unplug the unit, press the power button to remove all static energy in the circuit. Is the water still leaking? If yes, replace the leaking 4 way cold water valve.

    Here is the fast track troubleshooting guide for your machine if you need it.

    http://www.applianceaid.com/pdf/WF41...st%20track.pdf

    leaking Samsung washer-water-inlet-valve-dc62-00214l-01222329-jpg Water Inlet Valve

    jeff.
    Thanks. I will try that. I would really like to know what this "steam asssembly" does as there is only 1 hose going into it and the other end is open. The check valve is installed to send water in the direction of the steam assembly. The hoses look like the diagram on the troubleshooting guide with the exception of there is a short hose extending from the steam assembly side (downstream side) of the check valve to the detergent drawer. Anyway, thanks again for the assistance, when I get a chance I will try it.

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    I would really like to know what this "steam asssembly" does as there is only 1 hose going into it and the other end is open.
    I haven't found much for it yet.

    USING STEAM WASH
    The Steam Wash function injects steam directly into the laundry in the wash tub to increase the wash
    temperature and enhance the soak effect, thus improving the wash performance.
    1. Load the washer.
    2. Press the Power button.
    3. Turn the Cycle Selector and select a steam cycle. (The Deep Steam cycle automatically selects the
    Steam Wash function.)
    4. Press the Steam button.
    5. Add detergent into the dispenser tray for a wash, and add fabric softener up to the marked line.
    6. Press the Start/Pause button.
    : The washer automatically selects the optimal wash conditions by sensing the weight of the laundry.
    If steam wash is selected, steam is injected at the most effective time for the detected amount of
    laundry in order to maximize the effect of the steam.

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    So I finally got around to ordering and replacing the cold water inlet valve. Ran a couple loads and the leak still exists. I am not sure what is going on now. I do have one question that may have alleviated this problem a long time ago. When I first opened the top of the washer and found the leak, there is a hose that comes up from the door area and was wedged into the frame around the steam assembly. It seemed like it was supposed to be there. Is this a vent from the door area, or is this supposed to be attached to the end of the steam assembly? If it is attached to the steam assembly, this would prevent the water from leaking out onto the drum and then the floor. I have attached a picture of what I have and maybe I can get some more help. Thanks in advance for the assistance.

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    The screw on clamp on the upper picture ( right side ) doesn't appear to be factory....does that hose push onto the other end of that steam assembly ( left side )?

    jeff.

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    I put some new hose clamps on when I changed the steam assembly. As for the hose, that is what I am asking. It was not on the steam assembly when I took the top off, but it might have come off during my move and from normal operations. It was wedged onto the frame surrounding the steam assembly almost like it was supposed to be there. The hose seems to extend down to the door frame, almost like a vent, but I'm not sure that is what it is supposed to be or if it IS supposed to be on the pipe extending from the steam assembly. It WOULD solve all my problems if it was attached to the pipe, but I don't want to just work around the problem, I would rather FIX the problem.

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