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MY Samsung Refrigerator Model# RS263TDPN is not cooling, I have had two different companies out to address the problem. The 1st company replaced the main power inverter board behind the rear panel at the top of fridge. This dis not fix it. The 2nd company tested my old board and said the voltages were present, they then ordered both DC Fans (one for the freezer-one for the fridge) the unit has been running for 5 days and no cooling, I have verified that the fans are running by placing a magnet on both door sensors to trick the unit into thinking the door is closed (the lights go out and the fans operate on fridge and freezer) but still no cool air. Could there be a bad temp sensor some where inline? Any ideas? ANY tech service manual help?

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Does the compressor kick on?

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  • jimM Oct 29, 2012

    Yes, it kicks on and is warm to the touch-but not hot. Do you think that maybe it is not getting up to speed, I think these new compressors are are variable speed.

  • jimM Oct 30, 2012

    Any Ideas Richard Roth?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Oct 30, 2012

    You will need to have the sensors tested.

  • jimM Oct 30, 2012

    Do you know how I can test the two sensors? I believe they are located each on the evaporator line in fridge and freezer. I have a sensor clipped on each.

  • jimM Dec 18, 2012

    Richard, I have three termistors in the freezer and two in the fridge. I tested one in the fridge and the reading changes once I let it set in a cup of ice water for 5 min. could just one bad sensor caause this?

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