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Samsung side by side rs2555sl frige quit working completely

I have had fridge 4 or 5 years it totally quit working the lights work for it but nothing else when i try to plug back in there is 1 clunk sound followed by another 10 seconds later which comes from over by the control panel. i did order a main control board and put that in but it still does the same thing. the only other thing that it does is there is a small green dash like mark that is lit up on the control panel. thank you

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  • jhauser11 Dec 16, 2008

    if it is compressor is it worth fixing? How much would it cost? anyone know thanks

  • jhauser11 Dec 16, 2008

    there are no sounds except for the 2 clunks i described

  • jhauser11 Dec 16, 2008

    anyone else

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I feel that the compresser needs replaced and depending on gow much you paid for the unit !you might want to replace instead of fix!

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First, check to see if the light comes on or if there is any fan, motor, or other sound coming from the appliance? If so, the refrigerator isn't really completely stopped--go to the specific problem you are having. If not, try adjusting the thermostat to a colder setting. If that doesn't work, read on.

Second, check to see if there is power getting to the refrigerator. To do that, plug a lamp or other device into the same outlet the refrigerator is plugged into. If there's no power, check the fuses or circuit breakers. If the fuses or breakers aren't the problem, contact a qualified electrician to restore power to the outlet.

If there is power to the appliance but it still seems to be stopped, there may be a problem in one or more of these: 

  • Wiring


  • Thermostat


  • Defrost timer


  • Compressor


  • Overload and/or relay


Unfortunately, we can't describe all of the possible problems and repair solutions here. If you are unable to troubleshoot the problem from here, you may need to contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

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  • classyexpert Dec 16, 2008

    but if the compressor is faulty or any other it would be cosly but its worh fixing as it will be less then the new machine.its worth getting fixed.

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This sounds like the compressor has failed.

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