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Samsung side by side

I have a Samsung side by side that has been running great for some time. Now the tubing in the back is bowed from ice building up behind it. I have defrosted it once completely and it still frosted over. So now I am defrosting again. (so much fun!) Although I think this is due to the seal not seating properly. So I fixed that and hopefully this will go away. It was sounding really loud, popping alot and I think this might be the reason for an outrageous power bill. Wish me luck! I have not seen this issue talked about, but if anyone has had this experience or advice it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Samsung side by side

Yes been told that but trying to find the senors where are they a electrical shop tried to sell me the fan assembly that sits behind the water tank

Posted on Apr 26, 2007

Re: Samsung side by side

You need a tech that s why is frosting up..there could be something wrong with the defrost sensor or module..cheers

Posted on Jan 31, 2007

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Water accumulates in freezer bottom and of course frezzes. if we don't break up and remove the ice, water will leak out the door. best guess on the model below. The back panel states "R134a"

134a is the type of freon used. There is a defrost drain hole at the very bottom of the freezer usally below the back panel. It has a tube that runs underneath behind the back bottom of freezer section. It can get stopped up with slugg that keeps the water from getting to the defrost water pan. The water in the tube freezes and the water then runs out the front of freezer being it has no exit. . hot water or a hair dryer gun. If you have means to blow hole out after ice is melted will do a better job. Blowing warm water down hole through tube with mouth will knock ice out quickly but be very careful. also this ewill remove any trash build up in drain hole.

Mar 01, 2010 | Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Frig side doesnt cool cant hear fans but the freezer is still col

if the fan isnt running it either needs to be replaced and/or you could have a bad sensor in the freezer or a defrost control problem. if there is ice build up behind the freezer wall that could also block the fan from turning and the ice build up would most likely be a defrost problem.

Sep 17, 2009 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

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Frigidiare PLHS39EESS9 Ice build up in bottom of Freezer

I had the same problem with my Jenn-air side-by-side

Your freezer has a defrost cycle and when the freezer temp is set too cold, your drainage pan and tube freezes up (behind the back panels in the freezer) and when that gets full it spills over too the bottom of the fridge and keeps building up until you notice.
  • Un-plug fridge and put your food in coolers or another fridge.
  • Defrost the freezer, remove the ice from the bottom.
  • Remove the back panel/s (in the freezer).
  • Check the drainage pan. If it is iced up, you'll have to carefully remove the ice and check the drainage hole.
  • If the hole is iced up, so is the first 1-2 inches of the plastic tube leading to the main drainage pan behind and under the fridge.
  • You can use a hair drier to speed up defrost.
  • To defrost the hole and tube I used round ended metal (nut pics or beater attachment ends- avoid sharp objects) heated up in boiling water and gently forced down into the hole and tube until defrosted.
  • Check flow(by pouring warm water) down and looking behind and under fridge(with flashlight) to see if flowing into main drainage pan.
  • Turn up your freezer temp and check with a thermometer. Your freezer temp was probably set too cold
Mine is going on 5 months with no problem. If this continues, it might be the defroster.
Good Luck!

Mar 22, 2009 | Frigidaire PLHS39EESS Stainless Steel

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Ice maker

is the ice make over filling ( you can adjust the amount of time it will fill the timming screw is under the head cover)or just splashing over .. position the fill tube lower in the water catch.. if you can't reposition it I tape it in with a plastic tape.

the water filter may be in misaligned I would remove and replace try to get a better seal. the wall between the frig and freezer has a heater in it to keep it from frosting.. that is normal.

hope it helps let me know

Jul 14, 2008 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

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Side by side refrigerator freezing up

inside the fridge there is a cold radiator which has filled with condensation or water from freezing it when say cleaned out the fridge this can be remedied by letting set for a few days outside in the sun so that water can evaporate properly or you can call a repair man and he can pull out frost radiator inside and defrost all the water out by dry wet vac and heater dryer

ice builds apon ice even a little bit can build up to a mountain same thing happended to my top end whirlpool i pulled the metal grate and defrosted this by pouring tap water over the ice which it went down the defrost tube outside water drain this helped greatly havent had trouble with ice since

Apr 21, 2008 | Samsung RS2556 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Water leaking onto floor

unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely

Feb 23, 2008 | Kenmore 71279 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Water leaking

Tarena, it's been my experience with Amana that tells me you have a failed water inlet valve.

Here's how it works; Water comes from the wall into the fridge to the valve I'm talking about. Now this valve works like this... When you put a cup in the dispenser area to get cold water a switch sends 120 volts to the valve and it opens up allowing water to flow through it. When you remove the cup, power is shut off at the valve... the valve is supposed to close all the way, if it didn't there would be water dripping from the dispenser area, right? (Like a leaky faucet) If the valve is bad, it won't open at all. (Like a blown out light bulb)

The ice maker is similar. When it "harvests" ice and it drops into the ice bin, the IM will send 120 volts to the valve (for 5 seconds or so) to re-fill the ice mold so it can make another batch. Now when the power is removed from the valve, it's supposed to shut off all the way. If it didn't, there would be water dripping into the ice maker fill tube (in the freezer behind the ice maker). drip, drip drip... one after the other.

Let's assume that the ice maker valve didn't close all the way. What would happen then? As these drops of water enter the freezer compartment and are heading down the ice maker fill tube toward the ice maker, they don't make it all the way 'cause they FREEZE in the tube! One drop at a time, week after week. ('course you never notice it, 'cause it's in the freezer) Now... the ice maker is still trying to make ice, so every 45 minutes or so it sends 120 volts to the valve to get more water. But the water fill tube has ice in it because of the water drops that have accumulated there. This goes on over time and eventually the water fill tube becomes completely BLOCKED with ice due to those water drops.

Now what happens? The ice maker is still trying to make ice, but the fill tube is blocked... it can't get water through it. But when the water valve opens up to allow water to the ice maker, where does it go? Since the fill tube is blocked, all that water pressure builds up in the water line (tube) that feeds the ice maker and eventually it blows out! (you can verify this... pull the refrigerator out from the wall, look at the water line going to the ice maker. There's a connector back there for the tube to fit into. This is what's blown out.) Now the tube is just dangling there and not hooked up to the ice maker any longer. Since the ice maker is still running, every time it asks for water it sprays out and onto the wall and floor back there through this dangling tube.

The repair? Replace the valve. It's easy. The part number is 67005154 and it lists for about $21.00. You can find one at any appliance parts retailer. (you'll see where the valve is located... it's where the water line hooks up behind the fridge.) UNPLUG YOUR FRIDGE WHILE YOU WORK ON IT!!!

Just replacing the valve is only half the job. You'll still need to remove the ice build up in the ice maker fill tube. Do this by pulling it straight out the back of the refrigerator and putting it under warm running water. Then re-install it and hook the water tube back up to it.

On some models, you can not remove the fill tube. If you can't get it out the back, you'll have to do it from the freezer compartment behind the ice maker (a little more work, but still do-able). It's easiest by removing the ice maker.... pull the ice bin out and set it aside. Then remove the 3 screws holding the ice maker. You don't have to disconnect the wires, just try to get it out of your way the best you can. Now take a hair dryer and thaw out the fill tube until the ice slides out of there. Then rebuild it.

There ya go! Job time? about an hour. Part cost? about $21.00. Knowing that you fixed it yourself? Priceless.

Oct 14, 2007 | Amana ACD2232HR Side by Side Refrigerator

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Samsung side by side rs21ncns1

Is it a frost build up or ... ICE.. and IF ice where is it at?


If frost you have a defrost problem

Sep 30, 2007 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

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