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Samsung RS2630AWW freezer works/fridge does not

This fridge has not worked properly from the start. I have had to unplug and defrost it twice this year to get the freezer to work (I can deal with this but mentioned as it may be related). While the freezer will go to whatever temp I want without a problem the fridge stays in the 50's no matter what the digtal temp says - it either says what the temp actually it is or says it is 34 (while the thermometer in the fridge says 56). I have unplugged it, reset the freezer/power freeze buttons, made sure it had plenty of room around it, and completely defrosted it (at least I think so). Nothing seems to change except how the digital temp reads. Can I fix this myself or do I need a service technician?


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Re: Samsung RS2630AWW freezer works/fridge does not

Chances are the fuse in the evaporator section is bad and won't go into defrost automatically.  Samsung refrigerators are junk!  Good luck getting anyone to service this one.

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Had exactly the same problem. Found the cooling coils are not defrosting, everything was iced up inside the back panels. The drain was blocked, water pooling underneath also.

Remove all the plastic panels in the back of the freezer, including the temp. sensor (unplug) and fan (unplug). Defrost everything with a hair drier.

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