Question about Samsung RB215LASH
Have a SAMSUNG RB215LASH and the fridge coil ices up to the poin that the fan can cycle air which causes fridge to warm up. I am guessing the defrost cycle isn't working correctly because if I defrost it, it works great for about a week and then happens again. Do I need to replace an entire control board or is there just a defrost controller or something. The thing is only 15 months old or so but Lowe's won't do anything for us because it only had a 1 year. Thanks, Paul
Don't think its a control board. I think you need to see if Samsung has a longer sealed system warranty. I think at this time the repair should fall back on Samsung 5 year sealed system. I can send you the service manual and the evaporator information if you like. The problem is most likely a defrost heater in the fresh food evaporator has become defective. And it cannot be replaced without removal of evaporator and heater together. Some idiot had the idea of weaving the defrost heater into the evaporator coils on your model. The heater is part of the evaporator. Which I would say now is part of the sealed system. I think you need to have a talk with your nearest Maytag service team. Samsung is a division of Maytag and because of the issue of the defrost heater being not replaceable without breaking into the sealed system Maytag may honor your concerns. Sorry I could not bring better news. But feel it's better to let you know. If you need me let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
First of all everyone needs to get off the idea the heater is not replaceable without breaking into the sealed system.. it is infact replaceable and seperate from the evap coil. you will have to order the whole assembly but the you seperate the front coil/heater from the holders and place it on your unit.. i think tiger direct sells the evap assembly and its around 70 dollars..
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
I've hde the same problem with my coils freezing up and the warranty is out. I remembered when I was little repair men stating the freezer needs space from the wall in the back and sides so the coils don't freeze up. The instructions say give it I think somewhere in the line of 2-4 inches from the rear wall, but I moved mine about 8-10 inches from the wall and this seems to help keep the coils from freezing up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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