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Samsung rb215lash refrigerator will stop cooling on top but not on bottom. What can it be?

I have tried Defrosting the back and making sure the bottom coil was clean. Powering it off and on.

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your drain holes are blocked up

there is two pipes one comes from the V shape at the back of the fridge near the bottom
there is a hole
this pipe needs cleaned out
and also in the freezer compartment there is one

at the back is a panel usually has 4 or 6 screws or plastic clips
take all the stuff out and put to another fridge
remove the back panel {screw driver or the right tool like side cutters will remove the clips if it has clips most have a cap remove the cap then the screws
and check the fan is working {by hand} rotates free

make sure the V shape drain system is clean and clear
once clean add some salt here

and no ice
if there is ice let it all thaw

now put on the unit again with the panel off
watch out it may have a sensor mounted too it so be carefull of any wires
and see if the fan spins

if it does nice one
turn it off and put the freezer back panel one and secure it etc
and your ready to give it a clean
i use thin bleech and water 5% solution
and then some plates of house salt to get rid of the bleechy smell from it
so make sure the back is all clear of stuff and atleast 5" from the wall for good ventilation

and turn it on
set your temps and wait 20 mins
then open the freezer
you should have rolling vapors from it
and your top fridge back wall should be chilled
may take a bit longer but 20 mins is a good guide

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

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  • sylvia marquez Dec 10, 2014

    Would that be the same reason why the coils on top have ice on them?

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2014

    the top and bottom must balance so the fan and frost free system must all work in harmony when it goes out of balance because the water isnt getting evaporated then you get bottom top issue



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