7). Hi Anthony, thank you for sharing the results of your repair, including your own photos. DC97-15491A Washer Drum Shaft Assembly Compatible With Samsung Washer. Which is where mine is going as i do not have the skills to make the repairs. It is a pity that some manufacturers don’t put more effort into creating products that last, so the time and effort to repair an appliance can be greater than the cost to repair it. This will provide a good protection from corrosion due to dissimilar metals. I have a Samsung WF338AAW/XAA front-load washer. Mine was 14 years old. I’m looking at powder coating at the moment. Just FYI. Your idea seems like a good cost effective solution and is certainly better than a new raw aluminum spider. I think the painting is a good idea. Thank you in advance. I just replaced mine. Hi Steve, it could just be a design and manufacturing oversight, although that’s a bit hard to believe when you see all the other engineering that is involved. Perhaps if the drum was damaged too then it could be better to buy a whole new washing machine. Stainless steel would be nice but expensive as you mentioned. The spider acts as sacrificial plate. Just tore into my 8 year old machine. Your email address will not be published. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. This setup is (afaik) only on front load washers. This setup is (afaik) always on a front load washer. I called a repair man and he said if it is the spider arm, I’m better off buying a new machine. Before opening up the machine, I searched for others with the same problem and found the “spider arm” would often break. Hi Washer Joe, there have been no issues at all after one year (see comments below for Stephen). Eligible for Free Shipping. However I wish to make sure that these cured painting material is safe and there will be no toxic substance released to the water and clothes. Now we just have to work out how to dismantle the machine to get at it…. I’m trying a similar thing now with my Samsung washer spider arm? Is that Rustoleum Hammered paint you are referring to that you used? LG WM2455HW Washing Machine Inner Drum Tub Spin Basket Assembly 3045ER1017L. DB COOPER. The aluminum part is called a spider-arm. I went to do a washing load and I heard a terrible noise from my washing machine… I knew it was the shaft that was broken. The drum is o. To paint or powder coat a new spider is a good idea to against corrosion. It could spin by itself but without any force so today I fixed my Spider Arm/Shaft on my Samsung machine. I wish I hadn’t and bought a whole new machine. I am looking into coating a washing machine part called a spider arm. So this is what a nice, shiny spider arm looks like: Samsung Spider Assembly Flange Shaft: DC97-14370E. It would be at this juncture where disassembling the unit to inspect the spider shaft would be necessary. This in basic terms and from my research online after my last washing machine had issues I have discovered that typically the metal drum on your washing machine is held in place and connected to the drive motor by a component called a Spider Arm, this Spider Arm is typically made of a material different to the washing machine main drum and as a result, over time, the Spider Arm corrodes and disintegrates until the washing machine fails. Free Shipping by Amazon ... Primeswift DC97-15877B Spider Arm Flange Shaft Assembly Compatible With Samsung washer. The MSDS is for the liquid paint. My LG front loader WM2277HW Spider did not come with bolts. Galvanic corrosion is……  (Galvanic corrosion refers to corrosion damage that occurs when two different metals are in electrical contact in an electrolyte, where the more noble metal is protected and the more active metal tends to corrode. davesandquist@frontiernet.net. Free shipping . I stuck with OEM as others may break and then you will have more problems removing & buying paddles which holds the Spider. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Do Not use Red as it is meant to be semi-permanent and removal will be next to impossible. Have you had a chance to look?? https://i.imgur.com/9Q82ooN.jpg It's called a spider-arm, and it's attached to a stainless steel drum. Time will tell I guess! at the ends of the spider arms. The load (clothes) can be unevenly distributed in … This setup is (afaik) only on front load washers. What age was the machine when spider arm broke, Mine is 7 1/2 years and I suspect broken Powder coating could be a good option too if it’s not much more expensive, although I enjoyed the process of painting it myself! Hi demaX, thanks for sharing your repair journey and providing this detailed information. I was able to reuse the bolts from the old one, however the bolts at the ends of the three arms were corroded slightly which made it more difficult to remove them. The spider has three support members that extend from the basket hub to the outer perimeter. Some damage was visible on the rubber door seal gasket where the drum had been rubbing, but thankfully it hadn’t worn through. Im pretty sure my machine had good reviews when i … You could also bring the replacement spider arm into a hardware shop specialising in bolts to match up new ones with the correct thread. SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE SPIDER CORROSION [Down to Last] Cool Washer Stuff on Amazon: scroll >>> for more items Post# 979533 1/23/2018 at 02:22 (983 days old) by mieleforever (SOUTH AFRICA) Checkrate/Likes 1 Hi all, I just stumbled upon this video earlier today. These cookies do not store any personal information. Some comments have said leaving the washing machine door and Soap Tray slightly open after each wash helps air the washing machine drum which helps reduce corrosion. https://i.imgur.com/1pZIqeD.jpg. And the spider mount design doesn't help either as the shape is prone to trap washing power. The center shaft was completely corroded from the Spider arm. Only time will tell with my washer and I hope that helps guide others as good washing machines are expensive and should last longer that 3 years. Samsung is the only manufacturer I've ever seen that mates an aluminum spider arm with a steel shaft, to a stainless tub. Like all the Samsung front loaders, they are not designed to last. I’d suggest a search online to see what’s avaiable in your region. Hi Monique, that’s great to see you can still buy the replacements online at a good price – thanks for sharing! These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I wonder why the manufacturers don’t powder coat or paint the spider? I tried repairing the broken arm by applying an epoxy, however it was not strong enough and broke apart while seating in the wash drum (some remaining epoxy can still be seen on the photo above). My Samsung model No. Hi Stephen, yes I would recommend you paint your new spider flange. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. My machine lasted 10 years bare, so I think a good paint job should last another 10, if the computer lasts that long. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Frigidaire is really the one known with having the aluminum spider which will corrode and break, but Maytag and Whirlpool use stainless steel spiders that are built onto the back if the inner tub. The video you found is very helpful for anyone wanting to attempt this repair themselves. I don’t see any paint called hammer tone here in USA. It is made of aluminium which is sensitive to Alkaline corrosion. Time left 6d 15h left. The aluminum part i want to protect is part of a washing machine. https://spares.bigwarehouse.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=143_624_94411&products_id=1681364 ... but the bearing seems OK, but the cast aluminum spider arm is cracked badly. There were chunks of aluminum in the drain boot and fragments drain line filter. A sacrificial anode could be another option, like what they put on the boats that go into salt water. Once applied, it provides a tough, durable, anti-corrosive finish that is both decorative and hides surface imperfections. The machine broke down due to the collapse of the spider mount. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. He said it would be cheaper to buy a new washer. is WF8802RPA. I am pondering a Stainless Steel custom fab Spider as a permanent fix but am concerned about the cost. The part bolts to a stainless steel drum, which it spins. I had the same problem and I poured the new spider from the aluminum so that it was smooth and full and then I painted it with powder coating enters the oven at a cost of 110 USD. This is why it failed; dissimilar metals caused corrosion to build up, and that lead to stress corrosion cracking in one of the support arms. Hi Henri, it would have taken an hour or two to replace the spider arm, plus a few hours to wash, etch and paint it. So this is what a nice, shiny spider arm looks like: Samsung Spider Assembly Flange Shaft: DC97-14370E. I had to resort to Irwin Bolt Grip, (the only Bolt remover at my store – other makers will do the same. Afterwards I noticed everyone else was selling them a 5.50 some a piece. Hi Colin, thanks for your feedback. Samsung needs to recall all of these washers for this horrible, horrible mold-brewing design and reimburse people for the countless hours of torment at the hands of their terrible boat anchor. Before & After Purchased a new Spider arm, Pump and drum gasket. Any update? When I had trouble locating a new replacement part, I had considered using fibreglass to repair the spider arm. I’m wondering if installing thin rubber washers between the wash drum and the spider would also help minimize the contact between the stainless steel drum and aluminum spider? If the inner spin basket wiggles around inside of the outer tub, then it is likely that the spider arm assembly DC97-15877E or the rear tub bearings DC97-15931A are failing. Using the video below It’s not that difficult at all it just takes time. The spider attaches to the stainless drum and to the motor which provides the energy for it to spin. Bought in early 2004, today Nov 25, 2018, Did your new spider arm/flange come with the new main shaft bolt (not the 6 spider arm bolts)? Simple chemistry. From United States ... 2 product ratings - Spider-Man Six Arm action figure w/ Collector pin 1995 Toy Biz MOC . Are there units that come as a single assembly or was I getting the runaround? A common failure is for the support members to corrode by galvanic corrosion, eventually weakening the metal to the point that it breaks. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. On a Note use BLUE Loctite when replacing the bolts. New (Other) C $298.40. Some call it Spider piece moving the tub. While disassembling the washer (Kenmore Elite front loading Model #592-49087), I discovered the spider arm completely corroded and the washer front quarter semi tub so worn out that it ended up with a fissure around the tub. Hello everyone. 7 people found this helpful. I found the material data safety sheet here, although it only seems to cover the liquid paint but not the cured paint: http://www.septone.com.au/pdf/msds/Septone%20Hammer%20Finish.pdf, I have haier hds1000txve, its spider broke after been corroded. They have gotten away with it for too long. Saying that they say all have this spider arm issues. It's attached to a stainless steel drum. It is time for a class action suit to get those manufacturers to face this “planned obsolescence” and provide asolution to fix it once and for all. Galvanic corrosion may also be known as bimetallic corrosion and dissimilar metal corrosion). From my online research, it appears that the Spider Arm suffers from this corrosion due to the build up of fabric softener and other deposits (insufficient use of detergent), if the drum is not being cleaned frequently with a hot clean water wash then corrosion is more likely, other factors that increase the likelihood of corrosion include leaving washing in machine after it has finished the wash. Thank you. I’m hoping that even though the soapy water is in contact with the stainless steel, it won’t cause any corrosion if the soapy water cannot touch the aluminium. Hi Elliott, thanks for your question. Hi Steve, perhaps the more people are made aware of manufacturing issues (deliberate or accidental), the more pressure we can apply to manufacturers to build quality into all their components and reduce unnecessary waste. Nice article. By the way, we use liquid high-efficiency detergent and it still caked to the fitting (this was the source of the unbalance). Mines just broken also, will also be changing the shaft seal etc. They must be bought separately. https://i.imgur.com/VAjEXCI.jpg C $25.95. Read more. It is suitable for interior and exterior applications on both metal and timber surfaces. If you’re handy with repairs, you could also look for a second hand washing machine of the same model, so can use the current machine for spare parts, although the spider arm on your new machine may break too unless it’s protected! We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Do the spider replacements tend to come with the fixing bolts as well? I’m trying to figure out if that part model fits my washer, my washer’s original spider it has a 6kg rating, which I think sucks, so I would like to see if the DC97-14370E with the 8kg rating will fit also mine, by looking at the pictures I found over the internet I can tell they are exactly the same, I just want to make sure its dimensions. Minimal washing powder is also used for each wash because we drip our grey water on to the veggie patch. But to be clear, the spider arm will corrode regardless, so long as both metals are touching each other with no buffer material between them at mating surfaces. Same problem on my 2011 WF350ANP/XAA. So I noticed my new Samsung Washing machine has the option for ECO DRUM CLEAN, which I thought was nice/handy, but as it turns out this is a big big subject and lots of opinions, one thing in certain, washing machines that are not properly looked after will/could within a few year (2 – 5) suffer from Spider Arm Corrosion which means either an expensive repair bill or a new washing machine is needed. Could please give a link i can get its replacement. Hi. Spider arm has completely disintegrated, causing damage to various other parts. Summary: Spider, Tub Gasket, Rear Seal (bearing to Spider Shaft), Spider Bolts, Taxes and Shipping 141.50 +++ Pumice Powder, detergent, self-etching primer designed for aluminum, the epoxy coat, if you want to take it further, still beats a thousand to 1,200.00 repair job or the cost of a new machine. Was told by repairman that the spider was part of an assembly and in order to replace it I would also need to replace the entire drum. My Samsung washing machine ECO DRUM CLEAN option which according to the manual is best to run fortnightly as it removes residue and build up and looking at my machine, it runs at 70 °C so seems my Samsung washing machine has an option to maybe help reduce corrosion and build up and being at 70 °c, should also help with reducing the mould build up on the drum to door rubber seal. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. The culprit is the drum supporting spider mount. http://www.septone.com.au/pdf/msds/Septone%20Hammer%20Finish.pdf, https://spares.bigwarehouse.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=143_624_94411&products_id=1681364, Samsung front loader spider arm replacement. Both said was spider arm corrosion thing and be best replace machine. https://i.imgur.com/RR5U10s.png, Here are the results: 0 bids. Apparently the corrosion is also due to chemical reaction with the stronger stainless steel. AFAIK, it's made of die cast aluminum. This setup is (afaik) always on a front load washer. It's inevitable. The Samsung front loader washing machine (model WF8802RSW) began making a clunking sound as the drum span around, and clothes weren’t spinning dry. (Washer Repair) by ilker 12/24/2010 2:58:23 PM(UTC) Spider Corrosion And Foul Odours In Front Load Washers (Washer Repair) by David F 7/18/2010 1:05:09 AM(UTC) Spider arms for Front Loader … how long did it takes to replace the spider? Lawsuit alleges companies sold "defective" front-load machines . In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard). Any update on how your paint job has held up? Copyright '2018 - 2020' © All rights reserved. I don’t know how long the previous owner had the washing machine for, but if the painted spider arm does fail I’ll aim to add comments here. Indeed. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. I’m considering powdercoat ……definitely will paint! I have a fresh new spider flange and thinking of painting it. So even though you painted it if the metal around the screws is still in contact with SS then electrons will still migrate causing corrosion. I’m Del from Malaysia and I just want to ask if my washing machine model still have the spider arm online? I once added caustic soda solution to an aluminium saucepan and it began bubbling with hydrogen gas – not a good idea! It encourages others to see that it is possible and they might have a go at it too! It’s great to see you were able to save another washing machine from the landfill! All my bolts took extreme force to remove almost to the last thread. Still tempted on the samsung though having had one 7 yrs but seeing its got the spider arm corrosion issue does put me off, its like your buying something you know one day will fail but not sure when. I contacted the appliance place and they say it should have come with them. Pre-designed failure is how manufactures ensure that they sell parts in the future. It's called a spider-arm, and it's attached to a stainless steel drum. Hi, would you happen to have measured the shaft and spider arms length? It seems that these machines are engineered to predictably fail due to galvanic corrosion after a few years. If this does the job though, it’d save me a lot of $$. Hi Jerome, I was given the washing machine second hand so I’m not sure of the age. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. The spider arm also has some corrosion and some hard water deposits on it as well some surface rust but still functions as intended. 1-16 of 68 results for "samsung spider arm" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Does anyone knows where I can find one? Recently, my washing machine was not draining water in the spin cycle. or Best Offer. Email me if you have questions. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller New part + Paint If I knew this was an issue with my Samsung I would have taken it apart while it was still new and painted the spider. I have decided to powder coat the spider because it’s more durable and I will not have to worry about ant paint flaking off in the future. Genuine Samsung Washer Drum Support Spider Arm DC97-16509C DC60-00096A. I am having same spider arm issue. Maybe you could loosen it up by soaking in some WD-40 or RP7 to see if that helps. This is why it failed; dissimilar metals caused corrosion to build up, and that lead to stress corrosion cracking in one of the support arms. The entire design is flawed from the beginning because the flange shaft arm is constantly exposed to wash water and being degraded, corroded, and undergoing electrolysis being attacked to the stainless steel drum. The drum is stainless steel, the bolts are galvanized steel, and this spider arm is aluminum. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. A sumsung i was thinking about was. By the way, I apologise to everyone for my late replies – this site was hit by spam so I hadn’t read all of these legitimate replies until today. We have a family of seven so it definitely gets a good workout too! That soon disappeared as the clothes freshened up on the clothes line outside. The original bolts all broke off when trying to remove them due to excessive corrosion. To prevent the same issue of corrosion, I decided to wash and paint the new spider arm before reassembling the front loader: Spider arm was washed with degreaser and rinsed with the Karcher pressure washer: I agree, the vast majority of people would just find the washing machine had broken after a few years and fork out for a new one. Although I have not pulled the washing machine apart to inspect it since installing the new spider arm, everything is still going well about 18 months later. I thought the broken arm may be due to overloading with too many clothes (it’s has an 8 kg rating), however after opening the washing machine I soon found what many others had discovered – the spider arm had corroded and broken apart: I’m not sure why spider arms would be manufactured with aluminium, which corrodes in alkaline environments, without any form of protection. It is located at the back of the basket and has three arms, which are attached to the basket by three bolts. The thing is, the spider always corrodes and breaks - mine did in just 3 years. Sometimes, the more I look into stuff, the more I wish  I did not bother ;-). I had to cut the seized main shaft bolt that goes through the rotor magnet thing in the back. The thing is, the spider always corrodes and breaks - mine did in just 3 … Spider arm was washed with degreaser and rinsed with the Karcher pressure washer: Painted with two coats of Septone Super Etch Primer: Painted with two coats of Septone Hammer Tone Finish (Charcoal). The bolts aren’t cheap 7.50 a piece at Sears Appliance Repairs but went ahead anyway to finish my order of parts. The spider arm was then installed on the drum: The screw holes were even painted with hammer tone to prevent corrosion: Although I allowed a day to dry (including sunlight and rest above the wood heater), the first few washes smelt like petrol. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The ones that were holding the original spider are also corroded. $129.95 + shipping . Corrosion The basket spider provides support and stabilization for the washing machine's basket. I searched all over the internet for a replacement part for the tub, but without success. My washing machine is still going well after more than two and a half years since the repair. Especially the washer may use warm or hot water. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. Hi Anne, I paid AU $139.99 for this on eBay on 13 May 2016 from http://stores.ebay.com.au/ozispareparts/ although it looks like they don’t sell part DC97-14370D any longer. I have the same problem with the same washing machine (WF8802RSW/XSA). $91.99. I called Samsung technical support who said they’ve never heard of … The replacement part (Samsung Spider Assembly Flange Shaft: DC97-14370E) was ordered through eBay and arrived the following week. There was no wobbling so everything looked well balanced. thoughts? 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Add some shipping costs on and you’re over $200 on a 10 yr old machine. before mine goes back together, this is the worst design portion of the machine. Thanks Johnson, I used a paint called Septone Hammer Finish Silver which they describe as follows: Septone Hammer Finish is a self priming, rapid drying hammered metal look paint. Raw aluminum and they will all corrode and break down. The part number for the tub is DC61-02268A. I have a samsung and its lasted 7yr 2 months just few days back i asked for honest opinion on what's wrong with it by saying what was wrong by facebook pm. Learn how your comment data is processed. Spider arm also was weakened by corrosion. Hi I noticed the video showed the arm had corroded and broken apart similar to the experience of everyone who has posted here. WD-40 is a waste of time, although I kept soaking for days, and still rounded off some heads. Hi Beau, the spider didn’t come with fixing bolts so I re-used the old bolts. I was blessed that the unbalanced drum hadn’t caused further damage when the spider arm broke, so the only other cost was the paint. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The parts were $150 spider, bolts $40 and $10 for the seal. Many consumers find that front-loading washing machines have a lot of advantages … The actual repair wasn’t too bad but definitely not for a novice. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. The corrosion is only exacerbated by perpetually "moist" conditions, chlorides (in water and detergents), and many of the other reasons mentioned by everyone else. This part joins the washing drum to the fly wheel which is then driven by the motor. Make sure you order them. We care for whether there is any chemical problem on cured paint. It spins at speeds of 1200rpm. Same spider issue on Samsung front load – sounds like a freight train! 8 thoughts on “ Front Loading Washer Corrosion Contagion: A Menagerie of Metallic Misery ” David F June 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm. Or bearings. Forum Login. My obvious question is why dont they paint the part in the factory to make it last longer? The drum is stainless steel, the bolts are galvanized steel, and this spider arm is aluminum. That is a great question. Cause: It turns out that the aluminum flange support (“spider”) corrodes rapidly in the presence of common laundry detergents, particularly ones that make the washing solution alkaline (“basic”, pH>7). Hi Anthony, thank you for sharing the results of your repair, including your own photos. DC97-15491A Washer Drum Shaft Assembly Compatible With Samsung Washer. Which is where mine is going as i do not have the skills to make the repairs. It is a pity that some manufacturers don’t put more effort into creating products that last, so the time and effort to repair an appliance can be greater than the cost to repair it. This will provide a good protection from corrosion due to dissimilar metals. I have a Samsung WF338AAW/XAA front-load washer. Mine was 14 years old. I’m looking at powder coating at the moment. Just FYI. Your idea seems like a good cost effective solution and is certainly better than a new raw aluminum spider. I think the painting is a good idea. Thank you in advance. I just replaced mine. Hi Steve, it could just be a design and manufacturing oversight, although that’s a bit hard to believe when you see all the other engineering that is involved. Perhaps if the drum was damaged too then it could be better to buy a whole new washing machine. Stainless steel would be nice but expensive as you mentioned. The spider acts as sacrificial plate. Just tore into my 8 year old machine. Your email address will not be published. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. This setup is (afaik) only on front load washers. This setup is (afaik) always on a front load washer. I called a repair man and he said if it is the spider arm, I’m better off buying a new machine. Before opening up the machine, I searched for others with the same problem and found the “spider arm” would often break. Hi Washer Joe, there have been no issues at all after one year (see comments below for Stephen). Eligible for Free Shipping. However I wish to make sure that these cured painting material is safe and there will be no toxic substance released to the water and clothes. Now we just have to work out how to dismantle the machine to get at it…. I’m trying a similar thing now with my Samsung washer spider arm? Is that Rustoleum Hammered paint you are referring to that you used? LG WM2455HW Washing Machine Inner Drum Tub Spin Basket Assembly 3045ER1017L. DB COOPER. The aluminum part is called a spider-arm. I went to do a washing load and I heard a terrible noise from my washing machine… I knew it was the shaft that was broken. The drum is o. To paint or powder coat a new spider is a good idea to against corrosion. It could spin by itself but without any force so today I fixed my Spider Arm/Shaft on my Samsung machine. I wish I hadn’t and bought a whole new machine. I am looking into coating a washing machine part called a spider arm. So this is what a nice, shiny spider arm looks like: Samsung Spider Assembly Flange Shaft: DC97-14370E. It would be at this juncture where disassembling the unit to inspect the spider shaft would be necessary. This in basic terms and from my research online after my last washing machine had issues I have discovered that typically the metal drum on your washing machine is held in place and connected to the drive motor by a component called a Spider Arm, this Spider Arm is typically made of a material different to the washing machine main drum and as a result, over time, the Spider Arm corrodes and disintegrates until the washing machine fails. Free Shipping by Amazon ... Primeswift DC97-15877B Spider Arm Flange Shaft Assembly Compatible With Samsung washer. The MSDS is for the liquid paint. My LG front loader WM2277HW Spider did not come with bolts. Galvanic corrosion is……  (Galvanic corrosion refers to corrosion damage that occurs when two different metals are in electrical contact in an electrolyte, where the more noble metal is protected and the more active metal tends to corrode. davesandquist@frontiernet.net. Free shipping . I stuck with OEM as others may break and then you will have more problems removing & buying paddles which holds the Spider. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Do Not use Red as it is meant to be semi-permanent and removal will be next to impossible. Have you had a chance to look?? https://i.imgur.com/9Q82ooN.jpg It's called a spider-arm, and it's attached to a stainless steel drum. Time will tell I guess! at the ends of the spider arms. The load (clothes) can be unevenly distributed in … This setup is (afaik) only on front load washers. What age was the machine when spider arm broke, Mine is 7 1/2 years and I suspect broken Powder coating could be a good option too if it’s not much more expensive, although I enjoyed the process of painting it myself! Hi demaX, thanks for sharing your repair journey and providing this detailed information. I was able to reuse the bolts from the old one, however the bolts at the ends of the three arms were corroded slightly which made it more difficult to remove them. The spider has three support members that extend from the basket hub to the outer perimeter. Some damage was visible on the rubber door seal gasket where the drum had been rubbing, but thankfully it hadn’t worn through. Im pretty sure my machine had good reviews when i … You could also bring the replacement spider arm into a hardware shop specialising in bolts to match up new ones with the correct thread. SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE SPIDER CORROSION [Down to Last] Cool Washer Stuff on Amazon: scroll >>> for more items Post# 979533 1/23/2018 at 02:22 (983 days old) by mieleforever (SOUTH AFRICA) Checkrate/Likes 1 Hi all, I just stumbled upon this video earlier today. These cookies do not store any personal information. Some comments have said leaving the washing machine door and Soap Tray slightly open after each wash helps air the washing machine drum which helps reduce corrosion. https://i.imgur.com/1pZIqeD.jpg. And the spider mount design doesn't help either as the shape is prone to trap washing power. The center shaft was completely corroded from the Spider arm. Only time will tell with my washer and I hope that helps guide others as good washing machines are expensive and should last longer that 3 years. Samsung is the only manufacturer I've ever seen that mates an aluminum spider arm with a steel shaft, to a stainless tub. Like all the Samsung front loaders, they are not designed to last. I’d suggest a search online to see what’s avaiable in your region. Hi Monique, that’s great to see you can still buy the replacements online at a good price – thanks for sharing! These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I wonder why the manufacturers don’t powder coat or paint the spider? I tried repairing the broken arm by applying an epoxy, however it was not strong enough and broke apart while seating in the wash drum (some remaining epoxy can still be seen on the photo above). My Samsung model No. Hi Stephen, yes I would recommend you paint your new spider flange. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. My machine lasted 10 years bare, so I think a good paint job should last another 10, if the computer lasts that long. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Frigidaire is really the one known with having the aluminum spider which will corrode and break, but Maytag and Whirlpool use stainless steel spiders that are built onto the back if the inner tub. The video you found is very helpful for anyone wanting to attempt this repair themselves. I don’t see any paint called hammer tone here in USA. It is made of aluminium which is sensitive to Alkaline corrosion. Time left 6d 15h left. The aluminum part i want to protect is part of a washing machine. https://spares.bigwarehouse.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=143_624_94411&products_id=1681364 ... but the bearing seems OK, but the cast aluminum spider arm is cracked badly. There were chunks of aluminum in the drain boot and fragments drain line filter. A sacrificial anode could be another option, like what they put on the boats that go into salt water. Once applied, it provides a tough, durable, anti-corrosive finish that is both decorative and hides surface imperfections. The machine broke down due to the collapse of the spider mount. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. He said it would be cheaper to buy a new washer. is WF8802RPA. I am pondering a Stainless Steel custom fab Spider as a permanent fix but am concerned about the cost. The part bolts to a stainless steel drum, which it spins. I had the same problem and I poured the new spider from the aluminum so that it was smooth and full and then I painted it with powder coating enters the oven at a cost of 110 USD. This is why it failed; dissimilar metals caused corrosion to build up, and that lead to stress corrosion cracking in one of the support arms. Hi Henri, it would have taken an hour or two to replace the spider arm, plus a few hours to wash, etch and paint it. So this is what a nice, shiny spider arm looks like: Samsung Spider Assembly Flange Shaft: DC97-14370E. I had to resort to Irwin Bolt Grip, (the only Bolt remover at my store – other makers will do the same. Afterwards I noticed everyone else was selling them a 5.50 some a piece. Hi Colin, thanks for your feedback. Samsung needs to recall all of these washers for this horrible, horrible mold-brewing design and reimburse people for the countless hours of torment at the hands of their terrible boat anchor. Before & After Purchased a new Spider arm, Pump and drum gasket. Any update? When I had trouble locating a new replacement part, I had considered using fibreglass to repair the spider arm. I’m wondering if installing thin rubber washers between the wash drum and the spider would also help minimize the contact between the stainless steel drum and aluminum spider? If the inner spin basket wiggles around inside of the outer tub, then it is likely that the spider arm assembly DC97-15877E or the rear tub bearings DC97-15931A are failing. Using the video below It’s not that difficult at all it just takes time. The spider attaches to the stainless drum and to the motor which provides the energy for it to spin. Bought in early 2004, today Nov 25, 2018, Did your new spider arm/flange come with the new main shaft bolt (not the 6 spider arm bolts)? Simple chemistry. From United States ... 2 product ratings - Spider-Man Six Arm action figure w/ Collector pin 1995 Toy Biz MOC . Are there units that come as a single assembly or was I getting the runaround? A common failure is for the support members to corrode by galvanic corrosion, eventually weakening the metal to the point that it breaks. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. On a Note use BLUE Loctite when replacing the bolts. New (Other) C $298.40. Some call it Spider piece moving the tub. While disassembling the washer (Kenmore Elite front loading Model #592-49087), I discovered the spider arm completely corroded and the washer front quarter semi tub so worn out that it ended up with a fissure around the tub. Hello everyone. 7 people found this helpful. I found the material data safety sheet here, although it only seems to cover the liquid paint but not the cured paint: http://www.septone.com.au/pdf/msds/Septone%20Hammer%20Finish.pdf, I have haier hds1000txve, its spider broke after been corroded. They have gotten away with it for too long. Saying that they say all have this spider arm issues. It's attached to a stainless steel drum. It is time for a class action suit to get those manufacturers to face this “planned obsolescence” and provide asolution to fix it once and for all. Galvanic corrosion may also be known as bimetallic corrosion and dissimilar metal corrosion). From my online research, it appears that the Spider Arm suffers from this corrosion due to the build up of fabric softener and other deposits (insufficient use of detergent), if the drum is not being cleaned frequently with a hot clean water wash then corrosion is more likely, other factors that increase the likelihood of corrosion include leaving washing in machine after it has finished the wash. Thank you. I’m hoping that even though the soapy water is in contact with the stainless steel, it won’t cause any corrosion if the soapy water cannot touch the aluminium. Hi Elliott, thanks for your question. Hi Steve, perhaps the more people are made aware of manufacturing issues (deliberate or accidental), the more pressure we can apply to manufacturers to build quality into all their components and reduce unnecessary waste. Nice article. By the way, we use liquid high-efficiency detergent and it still caked to the fitting (this was the source of the unbalance). Mines just broken also, will also be changing the shaft seal etc. They must be bought separately. https://i.imgur.com/VAjEXCI.jpg C $25.95. Read more. It is suitable for interior and exterior applications on both metal and timber surfaces. If you’re handy with repairs, you could also look for a second hand washing machine of the same model, so can use the current machine for spare parts, although the spider arm on your new machine may break too unless it’s protected! We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Do the spider replacements tend to come with the fixing bolts as well? I’m trying to figure out if that part model fits my washer, my washer’s original spider it has a 6kg rating, which I think sucks, so I would like to see if the DC97-14370E with the 8kg rating will fit also mine, by looking at the pictures I found over the internet I can tell they are exactly the same, I just want to make sure its dimensions. Minimal washing powder is also used for each wash because we drip our grey water on to the veggie patch. But to be clear, the spider arm will corrode regardless, so long as both metals are touching each other with no buffer material between them at mating surfaces. Same problem on my 2011 WF350ANP/XAA. So I noticed my new Samsung Washing machine has the option for ECO DRUM CLEAN, which I thought was nice/handy, but as it turns out this is a big big subject and lots of opinions, one thing in certain, washing machines that are not properly looked after will/could within a few year (2 – 5) suffer from Spider Arm Corrosion which means either an expensive repair bill or a new washing machine is needed. Could please give a link i can get its replacement. Hi. Spider arm has completely disintegrated, causing damage to various other parts. Summary: Spider, Tub Gasket, Rear Seal (bearing to Spider Shaft), Spider Bolts, Taxes and Shipping 141.50 +++ Pumice Powder, detergent, self-etching primer designed for aluminum, the epoxy coat, if you want to take it further, still beats a thousand to 1,200.00 repair job or the cost of a new machine. Was told by repairman that the spider was part of an assembly and in order to replace it I would also need to replace the entire drum. My Samsung washing machine ECO DRUM CLEAN option which according to the manual is best to run fortnightly as it removes residue and build up and looking at my machine, it runs at 70 °C so seems my Samsung washing machine has an option to maybe help reduce corrosion and build up and being at 70 °c, should also help with reducing the mould build up on the drum to door rubber seal. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. The culprit is the drum supporting spider mount. http://www.septone.com.au/pdf/msds/Septone%20Hammer%20Finish.pdf, https://spares.bigwarehouse.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=143_624_94411&products_id=1681364, Samsung front loader spider arm replacement. Both said was spider arm corrosion thing and be best replace machine. https://i.imgur.com/RR5U10s.png, Here are the results: 0 bids. Apparently the corrosion is also due to chemical reaction with the stronger stainless steel. AFAIK, it's made of die cast aluminum. This setup is (afaik) always on a front load washer. It's inevitable. The Samsung front loader washing machine (model WF8802RSW) began making a clunking sound as the drum span around, and clothes weren’t spinning dry. (Washer Repair) by ilker 12/24/2010 2:58:23 PM(UTC) Spider Corrosion And Foul Odours In Front Load Washers (Washer Repair) by David F 7/18/2010 1:05:09 AM(UTC) Spider arms for Front Loader … how long did it takes to replace the spider? Lawsuit alleges companies sold "defective" front-load machines . In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard). Any update on how your paint job has held up? Copyright '2018 - 2020' © All rights reserved. I don’t know how long the previous owner had the washing machine for, but if the painted spider arm does fail I’ll aim to add comments here. Indeed. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. I’m considering powdercoat ……definitely will paint! I have a fresh new spider flange and thinking of painting it. So even though you painted it if the metal around the screws is still in contact with SS then electrons will still migrate causing corrosion. I’m Del from Malaysia and I just want to ask if my washing machine model still have the spider arm online? I once added caustic soda solution to an aluminium saucepan and it began bubbling with hydrogen gas – not a good idea! It encourages others to see that it is possible and they might have a go at it too! It’s great to see you were able to save another washing machine from the landfill! All my bolts took extreme force to remove almost to the last thread. Still tempted on the samsung though having had one 7 yrs but seeing its got the spider arm corrosion issue does put me off, its like your buying something you know one day will fail but not sure when. I contacted the appliance place and they say it should have come with them. Pre-designed failure is how manufactures ensure that they sell parts in the future. It's called a spider-arm, and it's attached to a stainless steel drum. Hi, would you happen to have measured the shaft and spider arms length? It seems that these machines are engineered to predictably fail due to galvanic corrosion after a few years. If this does the job though, it’d save me a lot of $$. Hi Jerome, I was given the washing machine second hand so I’m not sure of the age. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. The spider arm also has some corrosion and some hard water deposits on it as well some surface rust but still functions as intended. 1-16 of 68 results for "samsung spider arm" Skip to main search results Amazon Prime. Does anyone knows where I can find one? Recently, my washing machine was not draining water in the spin cycle. or Best Offer. Email me if you have questions. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller New part + Paint If I knew this was an issue with my Samsung I would have taken it apart while it was still new and painted the spider. I have decided to powder coat the spider because it’s more durable and I will not have to worry about ant paint flaking off in the future. Genuine Samsung Washer Drum Support Spider Arm DC97-16509C DC60-00096A. I am having same spider arm issue. Maybe you could loosen it up by soaking in some WD-40 or RP7 to see if that helps. This is why it failed; dissimilar metals caused corrosion to build up, and that lead to stress corrosion cracking in one of the support arms. The entire design is flawed from the beginning because the flange shaft arm is constantly exposed to wash water and being degraded, corroded, and undergoing electrolysis being attacked to the stainless steel drum. The drum is stainless steel, the bolts are galvanized steel, and this spider arm is aluminum. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. A sumsung i was thinking about was. By the way, I apologise to everyone for my late replies – this site was hit by spam so I hadn’t read all of these legitimate replies until today. We have a family of seven so it definitely gets a good workout too! That soon disappeared as the clothes freshened up on the clothes line outside. The original bolts all broke off when trying to remove them due to excessive corrosion. To prevent the same issue of corrosion, I decided to wash and paint the new spider arm before reassembling the front loader: Spider arm was washed with degreaser and rinsed with the Karcher pressure washer: I agree, the vast majority of people would just find the washing machine had broken after a few years and fork out for a new one. Although I have not pulled the washing machine apart to inspect it since installing the new spider arm, everything is still going well about 18 months later. I thought the broken arm may be due to overloading with too many clothes (it’s has an 8 kg rating), however after opening the washing machine I soon found what many others had discovered – the spider arm had corroded and broken apart: I’m not sure why spider arms would be manufactured with aluminium, which corrodes in alkaline environments, without any form of protection. It is located at the back of the basket and has three arms, which are attached to the basket by three bolts. The thing is, the spider always corrodes and breaks - mine did in just 3 years. Sometimes, the more I look into stuff, the more I wish  I did not bother ;-). I had to cut the seized main shaft bolt that goes through the rotor magnet thing in the back. The thing is, the spider always corrodes and breaks - mine did in just 3 … Spider arm was washed with degreaser and rinsed with the Karcher pressure washer: Painted with two coats of Septone Super Etch Primer: Painted with two coats of Septone Hammer Tone Finish (Charcoal). The bolts aren’t cheap 7.50 a piece at Sears Appliance Repairs but went ahead anyway to finish my order of parts. The spider arm was then installed on the drum: The screw holes were even painted with hammer tone to prevent corrosion: Although I allowed a day to dry (including sunlight and rest above the wood heater), the first few washes smelt like petrol. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The ones that were holding the original spider are also corroded. $129.95 + shipping . Corrosion The basket spider provides support and stabilization for the washing machine's basket. I searched all over the internet for a replacement part for the tub, but without success. My washing machine is still going well after more than two and a half years since the repair. Especially the washer may use warm or hot water. The drum is of course where you put your clothes. Hi Anne, I paid AU $139.99 for this on eBay on 13 May 2016 from http://stores.ebay.com.au/ozispareparts/ although it looks like they don’t sell part DC97-14370D any longer. I have the same problem with the same washing machine (WF8802RSW/XSA). $91.99. I called Samsung technical support who said they’ve never heard of … The replacement part (Samsung Spider Assembly Flange Shaft: DC97-14370E) was ordered through eBay and arrived the following week. There was no wobbling so everything looked well balanced. thoughts? 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