Question about Samsung RS267LBBP 26.1 Cu. Ft. Side by Side Refrigerator with Twin Cooling System & CoolSelect Zone
I seem to have a problem that others have talked about. The evaporator coils are getting completely iced over. Using a hair dryer, I am able to de-ice the coils, but the problem returns in approx 7 days. So, based on all that I have read via here in Fixya and other places, it appears there are three things that could be bad: (1) the heater for the coils has gone bad, (2) the fan for the coils is bad, (3) the main control board is bad. Is that correct? If so, I have checked both the resistance of both the heater and fan. Both seem normal. Also, by holding the inside refrigerator door switch closed, I can feel and hear the fan coming on. If I am down to the main control board, how do I replace it?? The back of our refrigerator appears to be sealed!! That is, there are no obvious screws or anything to where I can remove the panel. I am enjoying trying to fix our refrigerator but I really need help on this one!! HELP!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Don’t mess with this or you could invoke the manufactures warrantee. Contact Customer Services
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Hi!!! You have a defrost problem.You need to change the defrost timer mechanism.In Samsung frig the defrost timer is in the main pc board..Good luck..
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
We had to reset the temperature, and what we did was hold the power freeze and the power cool button in for about 12 seconds. It flashed and reset it. My refrigerator still isn't working right but it seemed to reset the temp. I'm not positive this will work for you or not, but may be worth a try.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
have you done a continuity test on the t-stat and the heater also when you did replace the fan did you assure that you defrosted the airport holes that go from the freezer to the fridge area lastly if the t-stat and the heater check out to be working properly then you might have a sensor problem but first check out the tstat this is usually the first thing that goes on fridgerators please remember to rank how this opinion helped in your appliance situation and if i can aswer anything futher please message me back thank you again
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
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Posted on Oct 20, 2010
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The defrost is not working,.The evaporator coil in the inner section of freezer is got blocked by ice .
Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----
First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced.
Check the damper if there is too much water collected in the damper then press the damper and remove the water collected in it. The procedure of this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in the freezer section is passed to the refrigerator section and the refrigerator section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the section, in that section the damper is located. Now this problem which you mentioned. In this problem the freezer works but no cooling in fridge, this happens if the thermostat is not functioning or the heater is not heating. Then the ice starts getting collected on the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is at the internal section of freezer. If too much ice gets
collected then this ice blocks the fan in the freezer section from functioning and this blocks the damper section with ice getting collected there. This all procedure is controlled by the main defrost board of the unit. Now if the damper is not got blocked with too much water or if the ice is not got collected on the damper area then check the evaporator coils. If there is too much ice got collected on the coils, then takes a hair dryer and melt the collected ice. Then see if the problem returns again. But if there is little bit ice collected on the coils and fan is running properly then it's not a problem. In that case main defrost board is faulty and it has to be replaced. The main defrost board is working but its not controlling the functions as required so the freezer works but fridge section not getting cold..
You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.
This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.
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