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Samsung RS261MDPN not cooling properly

Refrigerator side seems to be keeping things cool enough, but freezer section is not (things are starting to defrost). Both sides are set at coldest settings. Also, ice maker quit working properly a while back. It won't dump the ice unless you press the reset button each time. This problem started about the time my water was shut off for a water heater repair. Don't know if this was related to water being off or just coincidental timing.

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Sounds like a defrost issue defrost clock heater or limit could be bad

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Fan unit or defrost element has failed, usually the defrost element, not a hard DIY, just be very careful. Check fan is running first and that it is not part of the new icy growth inside the freezer, regardless, you will need to defrost this glacier first before you can do anything and PLEASE dont resort to a blow torch, there is plastic and pressure gas in there. Just be patient and watch the fins on the cooling unit, you could shave with that stuff. Good luck, any probs, call me on 08 9523 0552. Russ

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if the filter is dirty enough to where it stops the flow of water then yes.a replacement of the filter should fix the problem for you

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That's the icemaker cycling.Ifya don't have water connected,it's still think'n its filling trays and dumping frozen cubes and all that stuff.Turn off the icemaker.Rigger said that.C-YAAaaaaaaaaaaaa

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