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Freezer builds up ice/frost everywhere

Had online chat with Samsung. Did as directed-unplugged, removed food, removed ice with hair dryer, wiped all surfaces with clean cloth, returned food and then plugged fridge back in. Set temp to recommended -2F. Frost building back up already. Now what?

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Check heater element, it should read apr. 93 to 98 ohm. Unplug fridge before testing,if OK then you are looking for faulty control board.

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You probably have a faulty defrost heating element, a service call to a Samsung specialist will fix the problem.

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

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it means that the freezer heater is bad, it's located after you remove the racks from the freezer and removing the back panel, it's at the bottom or below the condenser.

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There are a few reasons for frost building up inside the freezer compartment. Refrigerators work like dehumidifiers collecting the moisture in the air inside and defrost is supposed to remove the moisture while defrost through a drain and then to the defrost condensate pan below the refrigerator. Ever notice how ice in freezer over time the ice cubes become smaller? Or food that is not sealed dries out. You either have one of three problems. Defrost drain blocked behind the rear wall in back of freezer, air leaking into freezer through the door seal and in your case the drawer seal and finally water possibly leaking into freezer from Ice Maker, Let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze

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