Question about Samsung Refrigerators
My first thought is dirty condenser coils (the coils on the bottom of the refrigerator behind the kick panel). You wouldn't believe how much impact a large accumulation of dust and lint on these coils can have on the efficiency and operation of a refrigerator. It's also one of the least expensive 'fixes'... It's FREE.
Remove the front kick panel and, with a flashlight, look at the horizontal coils under the refrigerator. If they are covered with a thick layer of dust and lint, you can almost be assured that this is the problem. They make tapered brushes specifically made for cleaning these coils, but any long slim brush that you can get between them to clean off the accumulation of dirt is better than nothing.
You can do a more thorough job if you pull the refrigerator out and remove the back panel to clean from both front and back. Be sure to unplug the refrigerator while you do this to avoid the condenser fan from coming on while you're working. It's always advisable to use a vacuum attachment to actually REMOVE the dust and lint from the bottom of the refrigerator rather than leaving it under there to be drawn back up into the coils very quickly after you've cleaned them off.
There's no specific definition of 'clean' coils, but my advise is to clean them as thoroughly as you can and be sure to clean off the small condenser fan as well.
Put the panels back in place and plug the refrigerator back in. This should do the trick. Dirty condensers can make you think your whole refrigerator just when ka-pooey when this easy (although somewhat dirty) task can make it run like new again.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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