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Refrigerator warming up, frozen coils, works for two weeks then warms again

I manually go into the refrigerator and blow dry the coils to defrost them. Lasts for about two weeks then starts warming again. This refrigerator has the control panel on the front so I don;t know how to manually start a defrost cycle. This model also has a history of being affected by power surges that zap the computer. Would a surge suppresor help with that?
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  • burbwil May 12, 2008

    defrost heater not working. How can I manually start a defreost cycle to check?

  • J Sonnier May 12, 2008

    I have a RS2533SW Samsung and the Refrigerator Side freezes up and I too have to defrost every couple of weeks. Can someone point me to the Defrost Relay or let me know what parts or where to find parts.


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Surge suppressors assist in not getting the equipment zapped but id check the condition of the defrost heater if your handy with an voltmeter u select the audible tone and check the defrost heater make sure that power's disconnected. if you put one lead of the meter on one side of the heater and you put the other lead of the meter on the other side and there's a tone its good if not bad heater element. if the unit uses an adaptive defrost board suspect the board bad replace that board plus defrost thermostat.

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