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How to i clean food debris How do I remove debris that is stuck in the from section of the crisper drawers?

There is as area of the crisper drawers where two pieces of plastic overlap. small pieces of food are getting trapped between these two pieces.

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  • David Thompson
    David Thompson Jul 31, 2015

    You CAN pry the 3-pc drawers apart - be careful, though, there is a fragile tab on the top. I broke one, but it's all clean now! (More comments under the answer below)


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I contacted Samsung regarding this exact issue. Woe is me I cleaned my drawers and now have water in addition to food stuck in them. The solution is... Nothing. Yup, was told there is nothing you can do. There is no way to clean between those two pieces of factory connected pieces of plastic. We have to live with it. Guess what my next fridge will NOT be? Yeah...

Posted on Jul 13, 2015

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  • mary bourke
    mary bourke Jul 22, 2015

    I agree I will not support Samsung again - this is totally unhygienic. Not happy at all.

  • David Thompson
    David Thompson Jul 31, 2015

    I got the drawers apart by carefully prying the top tabs free, then slipping the bottom piece both up and down at the same time. When you look at it, it makes sense. Be more careful than I was - on one of the 3 drawers, I broke a plastic tab and had to glue it. I will silicone the crack at the bottom so no more food can get in it...

  • ginger1498 Nov 06, 2015

    Thanks for your info David. I have no choice but to attempt to pry the pieces apart, looking at trapped debris is not an option. It's very hard to believe that Samsung thinks this is an acceptable design.

  • Lize Francis
    Lize Francis Jul 12, 2016

    So I got exactly the same problem with my brand new samsung fridge. And do find it irritating.
    Reading about the water getting stuck I decided to use air via a small compressor and blow it out ( we live on a farm and these things are available) and then sealed the holes with clear silicon. The holes I think was made by the 'mold' in the factory and therefore totally useless / not needed. If this proofs other problems over a period of time I will let you know.


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SOURCE: the refrigerator section is freezing. the temp adjust is at 1

This could be the actuator is not closing the door that controls how much cold air from the freezer is ciculated into the fresh food section. It could be something broken or there could be ice biuldup on the door itself, not allowing the door to open or close.

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Absolutely lower the setting.

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There usually is a drain at the back of the fridge it's possible that this is clogged, This drain leads to an evaporation tray usually in the base of the fridge.

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I had the same problem. Apparently the problem is the main control board. According to the technician that came out to fix mine there is a design flaw and these boards are very sensitive and can blow a circuit or malfunction from the slightest power surge. What happens then is that the control board doesn't "tell" the fan to turn on and off at the right time so the fridge and freezer warm up too much before the fan kicks in and then it cools everything down but since the fan isn't running at the correct intervals and circulating the air all of the cold air settles to the bottom which causes the produce in the drawers to freeze while the top shelves get warmer. I had done a fair bit of research before calling GE and came to the conclusion that this was a common problem. So I pressed them and was able to get the fee for the part waived (before I made the service call appointment) which was around $150. The part now has a 5 year waranty which I find funny, because I'm not sure why it wouldn't have that upfront as my refridgerator is only 2 years old. Whatever!! Unfortunately, unless you have indepth knowledge of refridgerator repair there is no way around the service call and labor. Anyone buying a new model of refridgerator (any company) should consider an extended waranty. The service tech also told me that all refridgerators made after 2001 are required, by law, to have an electronic mother board which in all likelyhood will fail at somepoint prior to when you are ready to buy a new fridge!

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SOURCE: I have an Electrolux side

On our side by side we had to lift the shelf up or out to be able to remove the drawers. They are very fiddly and some patience is required.

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