Question about Samsung Refrigerators

1 Answer

How do you manually defrost a Samsung RF261 refrigerator and how long should the defrost cycle last.

I have a Samsung RF261BEAEBC/AA french door refrigerator with bottom freezer. A few months ago the fan started making noise and I found out from the web that this was a common problem because of ice build-up. So I followed some instructions that I found on the web to manually defrost the refrigerator. Press Power Freeze and Fridge buttons simultaneously and then select the defrost option. When I did this the first time, I was pressing all sorts of buttons, but I finally got the refrigerator to defrost and the problem was resolved for some time. Now, the problem is back. So I tried the manual defrost option, but what I notice is that the defrost cycle only runs for around 20 minutes. After I press the Power Freeze and Fridge buttons simultaneously for around 8 seconds, the display panel goes off. Then when I press any button, the panel toggles between "FF", "OF", "rd", "fd". I am assuming that the "rd" option is the refrigerator defrost and this is what I am choosing. The refrigerator keeps beeping for around 20 minutes, and then starts operating normally. But this just seems like a very short defrost cycle. Am I choosing the correct option to manually defrost the refrigerator? How long should the manual defrost cycle last?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Habit-Forming:

    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 102 Answers

Defrost cycles in normal conditions can last from five (5) to 25 (25) minutes, depending on variables like humidity, runs times and how often the door is opened. Defrosting the unit manually as you've done is merely a short term solution as it recurs again over time. You should find out why it is not working automatically, as intended. This could be a problem with poor air flow (fan, blower or restricted air), a bad control, or even loose connections. Forcing defrost without correcting the underlying issue will not eliminate the problem.

Posted on Dec 06, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to access service Menu on Samsung Refrigerator 26Cf French model RF261 BEAE


look on the internet for a service manual from samsung and goo from there maybe it wants a new memory card fitted

Oct 31, 2014 | Samsung RF261BEAEBC 25.6 Cu. Ft French...

1 Answer

Why is there water in the chiller drawer on a French Door Refrigerator-Samsung?


We call that condensation from the moist vegetables, etc. in the chiller, natural occurrence.

Aug 21, 2014 | Samsung RF265AA Bottom Freezer French Door...

1 Answer

Condenser fan noise


you should have warranty from the tech at least one month ,but it sounds like motor fan is giving up umplug your fridge take off back bottm part to expose the fan and condenser clean all the lint in the condenser vaccum is better ,turn fan with your finger it should be very loose ant turn freely if it stucks its the motor ,umplug the motor pull the fan with the plastic base out of its place,take off the screw on the fan,pull and twist it by hand,take off two or three screws that is holding the motor to de base, buy a newone ,a the apliances store or online for about 45.00 put back everything in reverse way.plug your fridge, enjoy!!! good luck

Apr 07, 2014 | Samsung RFG297AARS (285 cu ft) Bottom...

1 Answer

Noisy Fridge


sounds like the recirculating fan inside the unit is about to seize. Find it and lubricate it.

Apr 23, 2017 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Fridge won't cool past 57 degrees


Guessing ether a fan, damper our defrost issue. Sorry cant be much help.

Aug 19, 2012 | Samsung RF266ABRS Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Fan is making a loud noise. When I open the door, the fan stops.


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about refrigerators and the fan noisethat they develop sometimes...

RefrigeratorFan Noise
heatman101

Apr 23, 2011 | Samsung RF265AA Bottom Freezer French Door...

1 Answer

Loud noise from the freezer side


The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.

Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).

Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.

Sep 20, 2008 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Zanussi Electrolux frost free fridge/freezer - freezer defrosting


My husband left the freezer door open a couple of months ago, causing ice to form. The loud rattling noise was the fan hitting the ice. The reason why the temperature started to rise but the noise stopped was because the fan had got stuck in a block of ice and was no longer working. Simple solution - defrost the freezer for 24 hours. Touch wood, it is all working fine now!

Aug 29, 2008 | Zanussi ZI921 / 8FF Bottom Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

498 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Paul

Level 2 Expert

380 Answers

Are you a Samsung Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...