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Freezer problem Thank you for your help on my post. I have the freezer torn apart so I would like to check the fan and temp sensors for proper operation before I put everything back together. Everthing you said makes sense but I would like to know what the resistance range is for the fan temp sensor. When I have the meter hooked up the temp sensor it is open. I would think that I would get some resistance reading if it were ok. I'm thinking that the fan was not being prompted to turn on due to the malfunctioning temp semsor. You are correct that there are 2 sensors 1 at the top and one at the bottom of the freezer.

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Resistance range for the sensor? I honestly don't know. I would have to determine exactly what part number, locate a manual etc.

In reality, it doesnt matter though for the purpose of diagnostics in this situation.

If the sensor is open at room temp and at 32 degrees, you have a bad sensor.
(some sensors close at call of operation, some open at call, so one cannot always go by the "if its open at room temp, its bad" assumption.)

Get a glass of water filled with ice, stir a little. You will have 32 degree water. (Water changes state at precicely 32 degrees.)
Place the sensor end in the water. If its still open after a few seconds, replace the sensor.

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The refrigerator is leaching inside from the top part against the back wall and it's not cooling properly. The top freezer keeps the things frozen, but looks like sometimes stops working, because is...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly,

This particular unit was made in both a top mount and a side by side:
Model 253.64802
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0812503.pdf
and 106.64802
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0902285.pdf
Which one is yours?

It is difficult for me to post a proper solution without knowing which unit you have. Having said that..there are many things to check.

1. Feel the cabinet where the door gasket mates to the chassis. It should be warm to the touch but not quite warm or HOT. If you notice that it is quite warm to hot.. open the back of the unit by removing the fiberboard cover behind the compressor. Check the condenser coils for blockage and the condenser fan for proper operation. Clean off the coils and fan with the unit unplugged. Also clean out the drip pan and ensure that the END of the compartment drain tube is free of obstructions. The unit must remain off for at least 15 minutes anytime it is unplugged so that the compressor will restart properly.

2. Inspect both doors to make sure they are properly mating with the chassis and that none of the gasket material is torn. Any air gaps can cause the symptom you describe.

3. The 253.64802 was ice maker capable. If you have an ice maker reach back behind the ice maker and check the rubber water fill tube for ice blockage. If it is blocked with ice most likely the ice maker inlet water valve is bypassing water when it supposed to be off. This makes sheets of ice on the bottom of the freezer compartment and in the ice bin. The only remedy is to replace the water valve as they are not repairable.

4. If the back wall is all frosted up or there is ice protruding through the access panel vents you will have to do a manual defrost. The is done by unplugging the unit.. removing the freezer contents and directing an external fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Water mess)
After the 2 hours clean up all the residual water and return the unit to normal service.
Should you have an automatic defrosting circuit problem the frosting routine on the back wall will repeat in 2 - 5 days depending upon how many times the freezer is opened. Automatic defrost problems are most often caused a failure of one of the following components:
a. Defrost control
b. Defrost heater
c. Defrost temp sensor / thermostat (depending upon model)
If any one of the above fails the automatic defrosting process will stop working. However if the temp sensor / thermostat fails it usually results in the compressor not starting at all so the problem will most likely be a. or b. above.

5. The evaporator fan motor in the freezer compartment may have failed or is not running at full speed. Make sure the fan is running. If you do not hear the fan running.. make sure you check it again after doing the manual defrosting procedure listed above. Ice build up will lock an evaporator fan blade in the ice and you may be tricked into believing the fan is bad when it was just frozen in place.

The steps above will most likely help you identify the problem.
I really need to know which one of the units you have the 253.64802 or the 106.64802.
You can find parts for your unit by going to http://www.searspartsdirect.com and doing a Model search near the top of the page. The model number is entered just as it appears above.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly


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I have a samsung RS21DCSV/X FRIDGE FREEZER.THE FREEZER WORKS PERFECTLY.BUT THE FRIDGE WILL ONLY COOL TO 13 DEGREES


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Initially, pls check the:
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  • check if the fan is spinning to draw cold air from the freezer towards the fridge portion;
  • check if any food stuff is blocking the fan/vent;
  • on instances where a large number food stuff has just been placed inside, it may take some time for the temp to go down;
  • see if you have a turbo cool and enable it.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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HI,

All i can say is you will require a tech to get this fixed.

check freezer for frost build up and if fan is blowing, check condenser, make sure its clean, and fan blowing,

check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, controls should be in the middle setting,
check make sure compressor is running.For this you will require a tech..

Goodluck.

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The evaporator coil is probably covered with ice, before fan gets damaged, unplug unit from wall outlet, remove freezer back panel (where the fan is) and using a heat gun or hair dryer, melt all the build up ice, make sure the air duct is clear of ice also. When finished, replace back panel and plug unit back on. Check temp. settings, lower freezer setting by 1 click.

Don't forget to rate this post!! Good Luck!!

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0-5 F in the freezer.36-42F in fresh food.
Check for ice buildup on the back wall of the freezer. Check the freezer fan motor. Check the compressor fan motor.

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I just has the motherboard replace last week and now the Refrigerator side stop working and I have Ice on the back wall of the frezzer . Frezzer is still working well. gss22wgmd


You don't say why the mother board was replaced. Make sure the board was the correct one, part number WR55X10656 for your GSS22WGMD and that all plugs are firmly and correctly attached to it. If yes, then check the defrost heater (located behind the back wall inside the freezer, near the bottom) to see if it is burnt out. (If you disconnect the wires from each end of it and test, finding no continuity, it is bad) It is a part number WR51X10101 for your model, and is a fairly common failure point. While you have that apart, manually defrost the coils with a hair dryer. (the manual defrosting alone will get your refrig working for at least a week, allowing you time to get any needed parts.) If left alone without defrosting, your freezer section will not be working well soon either.

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My refridge isnt cold enough but my freezer isthe fan sounds like its running and the condenser is on. also the fan/condenser are never turning off by them self


This has happened in my GE side-by-side (model GSS20IEMDWW). For me, the problem was caused by a faulty temp sensor in the fresh food side. That sensor never signalled the computer that the temp in the fresh food side was cool enough, so the compressor ran constantly.

Since the compressor was running constantly, the evaporator coils (back wall of the freezer compartment) eventually iced over (took about a week). Since the fan that draws air over the evaporator coils could no longer move any air (due to the icing), the temperature in the fresh food side continued to climb. (The fresh food side is chilled through a hole with a motorized door at the top of the dividing wall, so if no air is moving in the freezer compartment, temps in the fresh food compartment climb.)

I replaced the temp sensor in the fresh food side and solved the problem for a while. About six months later I had the same problem again, so I replaced both temp sensors in the freezer compartment - which solved the problem again. (My fridge is about seven years old.)

If you are going to replace any of the temp sensors, replace them all under the principle of "if one failed, the rest will soon fail too".

Use a website like www.partselect.com to look up a parts diagram for your fridge and see if you can order just the temp sensors. Other websites (www.repairclinic.com and www.appliancepartsworldwide.com) may also be helpful. I have no affiliation with any of the sites I just mentioned - I'm just posting them as resources.

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