Question about Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator
This appears to be an epidemic problem judging from the comments on the web. I had the frig for 2 years before the fan started hitting the ice accumulation and making noise. Is there a permanent fix for this problem?
You've probably found the answer long ago, but just in case - we had the same problem, Samsung have a replacement interior panel and fan assembly which addresses the problem. Our was replaced under warranty, and the problem has gone away. I think the new panel has some kind of heater strip to prevent ice accumulation.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
P. S. > As an afterthought - Check your Door Seals.
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
There are 2 fixes -ALWAYS PULL THE PLUG WHEN DOING ANY REFRIGERATOR CLEAN-UP . The light bulb can melt the plastic of your refrigerator if left on for more than 5 minutes.
#1,PULL THE PLUG FROM THE WALL and leave the doors standing open, let the refrigerator defrost then wipe all the mositure out. This should take all morning. Be careful to put towels or whatever rags around the refrigerator as the ice melting in the refrigerator will probably overflow the drip pan and flood your floor. I take mine out on the porch. After the refrigerator is cleaned of ice and whatever spillage, plug it back in and run normally. If this happens again take the defrost timer to an appliance shop and ask them to test it. If you have a repair manual for your refrigerator follow the dircetions on testing the defrost timer. Usualy a refrigerator freezes-up due to an above average amount of moisture. This can be caused by open bottles of anything which includes water,soda,beer,warm food from the market or from the table or just leaving the door open to long or opening and closing to many times, this happens in most households with teenagers who open the door every 20 minutes or so. If the problem continues and you are sure is is not the above, it is probably #2, There are heaters in most refrigerators, some are metal like the bake element in and electric range or some are glass and have broken by the pressure of the ice. I caution you that to check this yourself might be dangerous and troublesome as you have to remove the back panels inside the freezer compartment. (above all when doing anything like this, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PULLED THE PLUG)!!!. You can only check them with an Ohm-meter. I would suggest you call an appliance repair shop to check this out as there are usually 3 heaters in the freezer compartment, if one of them is broken or burnt out then the othe 2 elements will not work. Some models do not have heaters but reversable compressors. Check your Repair Manual for this to be sure.
Posted on Oct 23, 2007
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This problem seems to be two sided. A refrigerator
defrost it is supposed to take the water from defrost down a pipe located
behind the freezer rear wall to a pan below the refrigerator where there is a
fan blowing warm air over the water to evaporate back into your home or
business. If that drain is blocked your refrigerator will accumulate a large
block of ice and frost behind the rear panel of freezer and temperatures will
warm considerably in fresh food compartment and freezer. Here is one site I want you to read over=> Leaking Refrigerators Just What may Be Happening and here=> Leaking Refrigerators here is a link to a service manual=> LFX25960xx Service Manual Let
me know if this service manual is close enough to your model number. At this point I am looking for air blockage behind the rear panel of freezer. If air is being blocked by ice and frost you can use a hair drier to help speed you up while melting ice. If drain is blocked use whatever you can to open the drain line mentions on the links I sent you to and let me know what is found, Thanks Sea Breeze
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