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The fridge is not cooling, coils frozen, need to access

I have pulled out all the screws, the cooling drawer, etc. I can't seem to get the panel off in the back of the interior. I have watched videos on how to defrost in case it's frozen, but I can't get the panel off and I am afriad I am going to crack it or break it. any tips and or tricks to get that panel off?

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My preference is to empty the unit then use a normal fan blowing into the unit. As the ice melts I just use towels to mop it up. I keep the fans on until the surfaces are dry. Works every time.

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It is freezing over because it is either low on refrigerant charge (and super cooling) or the defrost timer is bad (stuck without ever going through defrost cycles.

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I believe the panel you want to remove is the lower vent panel. It should come off just by removing the 4 screws. If you have ice buildup it may be holding it in place. Use a hairdryer to defrost. Be cafreful, hair dryers and puddles of water don't mix well... Here is a link to your manual for some troubleshooting options. So unplug, defrost, then reconnect power.
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201006/20100625100458859/DA68-01890N.PDF

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