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I have a Samsung model RS265LABP side by side ref/free. after you plug it in it works fine for a couple of days. Then it sounds like a small fan under and in back is hitting it's blade on something, like ice build up. The temp starts going up untill it will not keep thing cool. The digital display on the front showes "0" deg.for the freezer, and "43" deg. for the fridg. It seemes to effect the fridg. side more than the freezer. If you take the center panel out of the inside back of the fridg I have found ice build up inside of this as well. What can I do? I like this unit, but what a pain! Thanks for any help.

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Usually there are two things that go wrong on this fridge.

1. Little fan in the freezer that pushes cold air into the fridge section will freeze up. Bracket it is in has some weird incline angle and is prone to icing up. There is a new updated part that is at a different angle and condensation has a chance to drip off before freezing.

2. Flap motor that opens and shuts flaps that let cold air into the fridge section will stick closed. If you lube it or just replace it.

Otherwise if both of these parts are fine which I doubt then you probably have a defrost timer problem but I am betting from what you gave me that the above two things are the problems.


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