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Air cooler not working on my samsung srl628ev

As above fridge not cool enough air flow not moving at the inside back of unit pleeze help

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air JFC2089HES (French Door) Fridge not cooling enough

Hey Northrock,

Did you ever get your fridge fixed? I have the exact same fridge and the exact same problem.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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SOURCE: samsung rs2533sw fridge not cooling

soiunds like the coil on the refrigerator side is iced up.take and open the refrfigerator side and take a blow drier and after removing the 11 screws use the hair drier to slowly melt the icec behind the cover. If you pull too hard and or too soon you'll break the stryofoam ductin that has to be around the coil. then make sure that the drain line is clear reassemble and have a Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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SOURCE: door ajar alarm ringing and refridgerator not cooling enough

it sounds like either a defrost problem or damper door problem it is very well worth fixxing

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Fan runs constantly and does not keep temp cool enough

forst on the back wall means you have a defrost problem or a air leak aroudh the door gasket-mike

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch cooler fridge who cools too much

In your case I will need to assume that your model is a typical refrigerator with a defrost control and these type have parts that are made up of the major parts for the auto defrost. Auto defrost has a most likely problem found in the timer or electronic defrost control. These are most times found inside the fresh food section and behind the temperature control panel in the photo below marked a E and in that photo it shows a defrost timer in lower arrow and a electronic defrost control in the upper arrow. The next most likely problem would be the defrost heater and defrost thermostat found in the rear of the freezer compartment. Sounds like the defrost system has failed. Most Brand models We are able to handle here in the USA but your model is made ih the UK and I have tried my best to Have your dealers provide me information about parts replacement. A refrigerator is a Refrigerator and that is a fact but your models is designed for your local voltage 220 volt at 50 cycles That is normal home voltage in most countries except th USA. Our voltage for an appliance is 120 volts at 60 cycles so all the electrical components ar different and made different for different countries. When I request parts or diagrams from the UK I am always rejected. Then given a local repair center to service the brand of appliance.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge not cool enough but frosty at the back

Since you are getting frost in you frost free refrigerator, tell me that the defrost circuit has a problem. It is made of a defrost timer/module, defrost heater and defrost thermostat. What should happen is that the defrost timer should periodically turn off the compressor for about 30 minutes and turn power to the defrost heater via the thermostat. The heater is attached to the evaporator coil and melts any frost build up on those coils.

It sounds like the defrost circuit has not been working for a while because the ice build up is not allowing the air to circulate around the coils to cool the refrigerator. The typical failures to the defrost circuit are the defrost timer motor fails to advance, or the defrost heater burns out. Hope this helps you.

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Fridge section has ceased to work, no longer stays cold.

Check Warranty? Some parts of the refrigerator may have extended warranty.

Likely one of two problems. Either the defrost cycle is not working or the cooling is not working.

Look for ice build up inside around the back of the unit.
26160077-ai3unifkpfov1uv0qrlw5ags-5-0.jpg If ice has built up on the back wall it is a sure tell that the defrost cycle is not working and the air flow is restricted by the ice built up around the cooling coils resulting in not cooling.

First try would be to empty the unit and allow with the doors open 24 hours with heat to melt the ice. Afterwards start normally and hope that the problem doesn't return. There is a tube that needs to thaw from the bottom of the coils that is known to freeze preventing a satisfactory defrost. This tube takes time to defrost if frozen closed.

If problem returns in a day or two then more troubleshooting is required. The heater, defrost sensor and depending on the model, timer may need to be replaced. This is far less expense then replacing the unit and I would be inclined to repair the unit.

No ice built up on back wall of unit does not mean that the defrost cycle is working so check for air flow coming out of the vents. If the air flow appears to be restricted it still could be frozen cooling coils and requires defrost.(see above)

If defrost is not the culprit than reread the warranty. It is likely the unit has a leak and the Freon is low or the compressor is failing. Check the fan located at the bottom from the rear or check for airflow from the front grill. Remove grill and check for massive lint and dust build up restricting the airflow before deciding to replace.

The cost of leak repair or compressor replacement can exceed the present value of the unit and could be better applied against the cost of unit replacement.

Hope this helps?

Apr 11, 2016 | Miele KFN12923 SD-2 Fridge Freezer, A...

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My fridge has a temperatur reading of 4 C but it is more like 14 C, so not cooling properly. What can I do?

Make sure the rear of the unit has enough airgap to cool down the condensor pipework, this will help keep the fluids inside cooler quicker which will result in a cooler fridge.

Oct 07, 2014 | Refrigerators

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The freezer part is working good but the cooler side cools but not enough

the damper vent door between the freezer and fridge section isnt opening up to let cold air in from the freezer side to cool the fridge side,its behind a plastic grille near the top between the 2 compartments,there is also an evaporator fan near this and it also needs to be operating to move the cool air

May 24, 2011 | Jenn-Air JSD2789GES Side by Side...

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Plugged in our 19 cu ft Kenmore black/stainless steel refrigerator (top/bottom) and the freezer is working but the refrigerator is not cooling. It's been pugged in for an hour now and doesn't seem any...

Make sure the temp. settings for the fridge are set about half way, check that the small fan on freezer is working. The fridge gets cold by the air that the small fan blows thru a duct on the inside back wall of the fridge. If the temp. setting for the fridge is set too low, only a small amount of air goes into the fridge, find the vent(s) and make sure air is circulating. It is not uncommon to accidentally move the temp controls when you clean the unit.
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Apr 02, 2011 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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It is not holding temp. its range is 30 to 49 degrees in one hour

As a refrigerator, it should not go below about 34 degrees. If it is going down to 30, it may be freezing up on the coil. If you get a chance, do this: unplug the refrigerator and let it sit for 4 hours with the door open. If the coil is frozen it will defrost. You can feel the coils inside the box at the top back inside the unit. If you feel ice at any time it is an indication that it is getting too cold. Once the inside coils freeze over, the air can't flow through the coils and the unit will get warmer and warmer. When it is defrosted, set the thermostat just above the off setting. Let it run until the compressor shuts off. See what the temperature reads on a thermometer inside the cooler. If it is not cool enough move the thermostat one number colder and let it run an hour. Take your time, let it equalize before you change the thermostat. Also if the cooler is empty it is hard to set the thermostat because when you open the door all the cold air escapes and the temp will change rapidly. If it is full of cold food, opening the door won't change the temperature very quickly. Also check the radiator coils at the bottom of the cooler behind the grill. If it is clogged with dust or grease, the compressor may overheat and shut off prematurely.

Sep 21, 2010 | True T-49 Side by Side Refrigerator...

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Dometic rm 2607 makes a gurgling sound when started in a/c or lpg . no cooling, in fact the inside of fridge heats ? thanks

If your cooling unit is gurgling, then you have air in the system or a bad cooling unit. There is a process known as "burping" that should help repair this. It is a rather lengthy process and will require two people.

1. Access the rear of the refrigerator. Turn off the LP gas to the unit. Remove the LP Gas line and the 12Volt supply. Unplug the fridge.
2. Remove the screws in the rear at the bottom and then remove the screws from the inside.
3. Pull the fridge out and lay it down on it's right side for 8 hours.
4. Flip the fridge on it's top for 8 hours
5. Now the left side, then back to normal.
6. Reinstall the fridge and turn gas back on.

Hope this helps,


Jul 08, 2009 | Dometic CS-200 Wine Cooler

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Freezer to cold refrigerator not cold enough

sounds like your defrost timer is not working properly . Most fridge/freezers the fridge gets cooled from the cool air from the freezer . But when the defrost timer is not working properly the section between the fridge and freezer freezes up and hence doesnt allow the flow of cool air into the fridge. The defrost timer can be easily replaced. 

Jan 28, 2009 | Nor-Lake Norlake Refrigeration 4' x 6'...

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Jenn-Air JFC2089HES (French Door) Fridge not cooling enough

Hey Northrock,

Did you ever get your fridge fixed? I have the exact same fridge and the exact same problem.

Nov 22, 2007 | Refrigerators

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Fridge and Freezer do not keep foods cool

Samsung rs2630ww i have had endless problems i have had it replaced 4 times. red hot center and side panels i have had 2 condensers burn. the problem is that it is simply badly designed!
there is not enough air flow . so if it has any restriction it kills the unit. a Samsung tech told me off the record these units are all problematic! of course he love it at 200 an hour.

Aug 01, 2007 | Samsung RS2630WW Side by Side Refrigerator

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