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Samsung RF4287HARS not cooling and I cannot feel air blowing at all in either the fridge or freezer compartments Evaporator and fan at the bottom are running and unplugging and resetting does not bring up any error codes on restart

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One possible senerio that could cause this is the coils are frozen up. If coils are frozen, no air can blow through the coils into either the freezer or refer section. This is caused bya failure of the defrost timer. (Don't know where it's located on yours but on an old one I owned, it was under the unit (accessible by removing a front cover) at the front. If the timer (or defrost coils) are not working, frost continues to build until te coil is frozen solid. This would oresent itself as a slow failure to cool, that is, each day (over 3-4 days) the refer section will get warmer.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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    Jason Frulla Apr 15, 2014

    Dennis the coils were not frozen over so I also unplugged it for over 24 hours to melt any ice that may be accumulated elsewhere and after plugging back in it still is not cooling and the diagnostic still does not give error codes

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