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Compressor is not running, poping sound when electricity supplied

Compressor is not running, poping sound when plug in cord, part of a letter flashing on door control panel
Samsung model RS2556SH
serial no. 954243CX501340 N

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  • wclan Mar 12, 2009

    Thanks.....I reset the control board {hold top 2 buttons in for 10 seconds} that stoped the poping after doing some

    research I could have a problem with the condenser coil icing up.

  • wclan Mar 13, 2009

    yes the problem is the evaporator coil icing up, will try replacing

    the defrost element and thermostat...


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The popping sound could be a direct short circuit, in which case you need to try to see where exactly the sound is coming from. You should then be able to correct it. Second thing is that it is possibly a bad starter relay and can easily be replaced. ratemeplease

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  • Shane Seaman Mar 13, 2009

    You mean the evaporator coil (inside) condenser coil is on the outside at the back. You can do a forced defrost or manual defrost and if it freezes up within a week or even couple of days, you should check out the defrost system. Including the pc board and the defrost element and defrost thermostat.


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for now I think you need to unplug it and let's have a look at where the wiring goes in and hooks up to the compressor sounds like you got a short. we need to make sure the compressor Electrical prongs are not arcing. we definitely need to unplug it until we find out what's going on
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Pull it out from the wall so the back is accessible.
Unplug it. Gotta stay safe.
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My refrigerator will not get cold

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SOME units have an in-line FUSE [usually in a small box/case with a retaining screw near the compressor where the power cord enters the unit]. Make sure the POWER is switched OFF and the cord unplugged BEFORE you open the holder AND replace the FUSE with one of the same size/rating as already installed [assuming of course that there is a fuse present] ...

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Compresor on and off

Its normal for it to start and stop.
Check the mountings are tight

Some of this might help...
Check your power cord and power supply, check the plug is clean and free from corrosion or dirt.
Plug another appliance into the same socket to check there is power at the socket.

Note: Electricity can cause serious injury even Death.
Isolate your power supply from the mains switchboard.
Switch off and Unplug your appliance from the wall socket before attempting any repairs.

If its still under warranty, take it back to the store or manufacturer for replacement.
Call a serviceman to test the appliance for you,

If not you could...
Check your fuse in the device, you will have to dismantle the appliance. Some of them have a fuse to protect the motor.

Get your Multimeter and do some tests...
Test the flexible cord connections
Electrical tests included, visual inspection, Earth continuity, Polarity and Insulation resistance.

Examining cord for Damage
Disconnect flexible cord from power supply.
Check cord along the whole length for obvious damage

1: Visual Inspection
A visual test is necessary before using test instruments to ensure that all specific safety requirements are meet.
Check the general condition and safety of the cord, plug, cord anchorage, terminations and of the appliance itself.

2: Earth Continuity.
The earthing system of an electrical installation must be installed in a manner that will allow circuit protection devices to operate if there is a fault between live parts (other than Neutral) and the mass of earth.
What to check: For class (one) 1 protectively earthed appliances only, test for very low resistance between exposed appliance metalwork and the earth pin of the plug. this resistance should be as low as possible and must not exceed 1 ohm. Note: the Exposed metal parts of a class 2 double-insulated appliance must not be earthed.
Equipment requirements:
A Multimeter (Digital or analogue) Set on a ohm scale or an insulation tester that also has a continuity scale.
A set of leads.

3: Polarity
Why is this test necessary:
An incorrect connection of phase and neutral conductors to fittings and appliances is extremely dangerous and has been the cause, either directly or indirectly of many shocks and fatalities.
What to check:
Polarity tests are carried out to ensure that every single-pole switch operates in the active conductor or the circuit in which it is connected.
Equipment requirements:
A Multimeter (Digital or analogue) Set on the resistance scale when the SUPPLY is NOT connected.
or a voltage indicator set on a suitable voltage rating when the supply is not connected.

4: Insulation Resistance
Why this test is necessary:
All live conductors (including Neutrals) and live parts must be insulated to prevent - Electric shock hazards from inadvertent contact.
- Fire hazards and equipment damage from short circuits.
What to check:
Insulation resistance tests must be made between:
- Active conductors of a poly-phase circuit
- Active and Neutral
- Active and Earth
- Neutral and Earth
The insulation resistance between appropriate components shall be not less than 1 mega-ohm minimum
Equipment requirements:
An insulation resistance tester which maintains an output of 500 volts when loaded with a 1 mega-ohm resistance.
A set of leads.

Different countries adhere to spicific Electrical (safety) Regulations and standards

This information is only intended to enlighten the novice, guide and remind someone already in the field of electrical installations.
DO NOT attempt any electrical repairs unless you have the appropriate background or training.

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How to reset side to side freezer after power cut

Usually resetting the freezer is as easy as unplugging the machine waiting 7 minutes and then plugging the machine in again. If the machine does not start the compressor and the you would then assure that the lights on the inside of the machine are working. You would then remove the panel on the lower back of the machine giving you access to the compressor area of the machine. You would then use the palm of your hand against the side of the compressor to feel for a vibration and to assure the compressor was running. If the compressor was not running you would then check the power cord going from your outlet to your machine and assure the outlet is supplying power to your machine. After assuring power is going to the machine you would then look at the small black box on the side of the compressor you would unplug your machine and then remove the small black box. This would give you access to the start relay and overload. Unplug the wires that connect the relay and overload and pull the relay/overload off the compressors three prongs that it is mounted to. You would first observe if there were any electrical burns on the relay and if there were not you would then hold the relay in your hand and shake the relay slightly, if you hear any rattling sound on the inside of the relay, then you would replace the relay. If you have a multimeter you can test the relay further to assure the relay is functioning properly. If you find the relay is functioning properly and there are no breaks, burns, or cuts in the power cord you would next look at the main control board having a short or the wires going from the control to the relay having a short. If you hear the relay makeing a clicking sound yet the compressor is not starting you would also replace the relay as well. If you have any further questions message me back I await your reply.
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Electrical: A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15- or 20-
amp fused, grounded electrical supply is required.
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving
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Dust on the condenser coils can cause overheating, observe safety precautions then clean coils. Switch off the unit before you clean them. If the problem persists, test the compressor for overheating. Overheating will cause many problems with cooling ability. Leave the unit unplugged for 3 hours and plug it in again. If it starts working, the compressor is probably overheating (Observe cautions with food going bad). A simple cause of the problem might also be that there is not enough airflow Lack of airflow is the number one cause of compressor problems and thus an owner purchasing another unit for hundreds of dollars when you can fix it for free.There should be at least several inches distance between the sides and walls/cupboards/ceiling.


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