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My Samsung Side by Side (rs263bbwp) refridge is not getting cold.

The freezer is fine but the fridge temperature will not go below 70 degree. I heard a fan blade tapping at one point, but for the most part it the fridge doesn't make a sound.

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  • kdstefan Jul 19, 2009

    Your recomendation puzzles me. There freezer works fine and there is no visable ice build up. Are we on the same page? Will your fix resolve the refridgerator problem?

  • kdstefan Jul 19, 2009

    Not a solution but helpful.

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The fan tapping noise is due to ice build up,This could mean that either the defrost timer,defrost element,or defrost thermostat is defective. On that model it is all controlled by one main board so board replacement may be needed.

Try removing everything from the freezer(just put it in some coolers with a lot of ice) and unplugging the fridge and leave the doors open so it can thaw completely usually take 3-4 hours.If this fixes it for a few days,Then replacing one or all of the parts listed above is required.

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