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Samsung RS2630SH I had a power surge that knocked my refrig out. I called for repair and they said it just needed a new "main board". I ordered the "main board" and put it on the refrig. but the refrig still does not work. the only thing that comes on are the lights inside the refridge. What other problems or parts could need replacing?

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  • jsmycruz Oct 01, 2008

    I had the same happen to my Samsung RS255SL model and also ordered and installed the main board and still the digital control panel is only showing a small flicking light. Their is no power going to the fan or compressor. Is there anything else that can be done?

  • sammyfi1970 Oct 15, 2008

    I had the same problem as teelfish. 10 secs on power freeze and powerfridge (as described in solution #2) fixed it! Many thanks from Finland!

  • KELLI574 Oct 24, 2008

    I had the same problem this morning, as a result of an overnight power outage. The Samsung website said my refrigerator model "doesn't exist" and had no solution to the problem. Your suggestion to hold the Power Freeze/Power Cool button for 10 seconds solved the problem -- so simple, and so unknown. THANK YOU!!!


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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

I found a solution and it was so simple. What you have to do is hold down the power cool and power fridge buttons down for approx 10 seconds and that will reset the fridge and it should start right up. I did exactly that and it worked, AMAZING. I read this at another web sight and was told that The Manufacturers dont tell you (the consumer) about this secret because the service techs along with the part manufacturers would never make money from us (Go Figure). I hope this works for you too and if not, I cant imagine what else you need.

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In your owners manual it is recommended that you have a surge protector. You can purchase individual wall socket surge protectors for about $22.00.

Any appliance in your home that has a control board should have a surge protector. A power surge can knock out your control boards.

You should have a 12 month warrantee. Get the surge protector before the service technician comes.

The control board on the door P/N W10606407 Cost $115.00 - $150.00.
You also have a power board in the lower back that communicates with the front control board. Since you have power this board is probably good. Cost: $120.00.

If you do not have coverage at this time and also even if you do, contact Sears Home Services and buy a, "Protection Agreement". As for the, "SMART" agreement. It covers you for $500.00 per service call. If you have 3 service calls in one year you are covered for $500.00 on each call. If they can not fixit after 3 calls then they give you $500.00 towards the purchase of a new unit. Do not let them talk you into the more expensive, "Master Protection Agreement". You do not need that.

If you do not have coverage now, then buy the , "SMART Agreement" wait 3 weeks and then call for service. The service technician does not care how new the coverage is. The technician just wants to do the repair and move on to his next 10-13 service calls scheduled for that day.

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Hello Charles;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

In your owners manual, it is recommended that you have a surge protector on your unit. In fact, any appliance including your television, home computer requires a surge protector.

At your local Home Depot, Ect. you can purchase individual wall socket surge protectors for about $20.00. They are a well worth investment.

Your board reset button is not going to work. The power shut down and restarting surge blew out both your control board and control board capacitor.

As a field service refrigeration technician, I carried no less than 3 LG control boards in my truck. 65% of my service calls were LG & Samsung. The fewest service calls I had were Amanda & Kitchen Aid, follower by GE and Kenmore.

Anyway, You need to replace both the control board (Part Number LMX25981ST - $122.00) and your control board capacitor (Part Number OCZJB20146 - $27.00).

You can get a lower price searching on the internet.

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