Question about Samsung RF26XAERS 26 Cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator - Stainless
My water dispenser wasn't working. After diagnosis, the problem turned out to be a frozen water tank/tube. I want to know if it sounds like my heating element that surrounds and thaws that tank is broken. There are the proper 12 volts DC measured coming out of the fridge to the element, but the element does not seem to get warm to the touch. I do not know how warm or hot it is supposed to get. An ohmmeter measures 69 ohms across the element. I don't know if that is the proper resistance or not. I can easily buy a replacement heating element, but I don't know if this one is broken or not. Should it get warm or hot to the touch?
Posted by Anonymous on
No it should not. If fridge fan is working water should not freeze.
check for fan motor operation.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have to pull out the sensor from the board and test with tester, both sensor should read the resistance of 10,000 to 20,000 ohms. The reading that you show is very low it means that the thermistor is out of range and need replacement.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
hi thanks for the question it might be a problem with a little frost on the freezer wall fridge not defrosting check the freezer wall with your hand,will feel some frost if this is the problem thanks the appliance doc you
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
OK now I'm wondering are theses numbers your getting 4 -9 the actual temps of the refrigerator and the freezer? and do they feel this cold and correct to you? I know the refrigerator side shouldn't be below 34 or so and definitely not below 32. If this is correct and the numbers are not settings but temps. (Now if you have a touch pad its electronic. If it has knobs it has a separate defrost and thermostat and are electro-mechanical)
If electronic Your control board and possibly defrost control are out.
It would more likely be the sensors going to the board(s) It will both sensors have the possibility of causing your problem. 1 will control the run of the compressor (and this one could and probably is connected to the inside coil) and 1 will control the air damper tween the refdg and freezer compartments, and may turn on the inside fan operation too.
(this would be my first suspect if these are degrees numbers). Look at the thermostat control see if it is attached to the indoor coil (usually the tube leavign the indoor section. If its not attached its not sensing the coil temp and when goes into defrost wala its not senmsing temps like its designed to do. Look for a broken clip or possible a plastic wire tie that holds this sensor in place.
Please get back to me with what you see - find on this look up.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
The most common reason water stops are 1. The water line has frozen, but its not the part in the freezer door. Behind the crisper bins in the fresh food section, you might not see it but it behind the back wall. Heat up that area with a hair dryer, or if its not full shut it off for 24 hours and it will do the trick. 2. The pump that sends the water to the dispencer is dead, it will be located behind the ref lower left hand side behind panel (follow the water line) part # DA74-40149D, you can order it at marcone.com for about 27.00
Good luck, if those dont work let me know
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
if you remove the crisper drawers you should be able to see a cover for your water tank. and it may only be a coil of tubing.. wait till you get the part before you start.
Posted on Jan 08, 2012
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