Question about Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator
I had the exact same problem and got sick and tired of it. I contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commision and they came out and photographed my refrigerator and asked questions about the fridge. If everyone who is having trouble would write the commission we might be able to get the fridge recalled. Even if you repaired it already, they want to know the problem and what you did about it. the web site is: www.cpsc.gov. Everyone please help out. The more people we get to respond the better. ThanksZFH3I10
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Same problem here with the Samsung RS2630SH refrigerator. First had
intermittent fan noise, followed by constant squealing fan noise
followed by total fan failure and fridge walls getting very hot. Ordered
parts # DA97-01949A (fan motor) and DA31-00010C (fan blade) from
partstore.com. The fan unit actually slides out. Slide the fan unit
(the white plastic cowling and all) forward (toward the doors) and then
lift it out. Taking the back panel off and aiming a fan at the
condenser does seem to sufficiently cool the fridge - at least it did
for me - until the parts arrive. Good luck to all and don't by Samsung
again. I know I won't.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
I have the exact same problem. I noticed a high-pitched noise about a week ago, and yeserday it was too hot to touch and it smells like burning plastic. I pulled it out this morning, cleaned the back, removed the cover, and sure enough the fan is not working. I am not sure if it is broke, or if there is just too much nasty dust on it. I am going to try cleaning the fan with a soft rag and compressed air can today, and if that doesn't work I already found the part on partstore.com. Thanks for the tip!
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
I had the same problem even since I bought this fridge. Get the motor & fan & shipping & tax for $ 54 (866-925-7278) at partsstore.com. Part # DA97-01949A. Counter clockwise fan.Slide out (drag out) the old fan from the base. Take out the spiral holder from the blde and Instal the blade in the motor and adjust the blade to right position. Reinstal the holder.My old blade was glued to the spindle. Chech up this point. Slide in the assembly in the fridge platform. Whenever compressor gets heated up due to absence of cooling etc., the sensor inbetween the two doors gets hot to indicate the failure.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
Exact same problem here! Our fridge isnt even 2 years old yet. What a POS! This problem has been ongoing it seems for several years. Samsung is a joke!
Posted on Aug 08, 2010
I got the support- motor and the blade for $46 at PARTSORE.COM. It was at my house in two days.
Only problem was getting the fan housing to snap into place.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
I have the Samsung 2630SH stainless steel side by side unit with the same exact problems listed above. It has a loud squeeling noise, and the sides of the fridge are getting so hot that I cant touch it for more than one second before having to pull my hand away. There was also a burning smell, like melted plastic that permeated my hosue. I did unplug it for over 24 hours and now it is working fine. I am just afraid it will catch on fire. To the person who replaced the fan motor; are there any directions on how to install it out there. Starting with how to take the fridge apart and what to do? Like a step by step guide?
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
I replaced the motor. This did fix the following problems: front section between the doors being hut, seizing of the fan, the noise problem, and the ice production problem. Thanks to all that gave helpful suggestions!!!
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
OMG, we are having the exact same problem: The partisan between the fridge and freezer is to hot to touch. I contacted Samsung via "Live Chat" and was advised to unplug it for 5 hours and then plug it back in(?) When we pulled the fridge back from the wall, it smelled like hot/burning plastic. Seriously, are they waiting from someone's house to burn down?
Posted on Dec 29, 2014
Samsung rs2530bbp/xaa Extreme heat center divider between frig and freezer. Read all previous listing and proceeded removal of fan. Vacuumed accumulated dust filling half gallon size volume mostly carpet fibers attracted to " electro static charge" of the overall unit plus the action of the intake fan. Fan had seized up. Cleaned the removed motor with wd 40 water resistant silicone because it was handy until it dissolved what had seized it. Paying attention to the dry bearings. The motor was not burned out. Reassembled and ran for three hours. Center divider cool to touch. Smell slight electric overheating odor and reopened fan not running. Applied lithium grease to bearing, as they were extremely dry. Opened up the motor area to treat bearings. Thought, liked the wd 40 for the initial clean up and running it to free it futher, but was not lub enough for the dried out bearings. Lithium lube on fourth day, no problem, no smell, quiet, cool center divider. Fan will need cleaning on a regular basis. Brand new deep pile carpet produce lots of loose fiber that are attracted to the electronically charged refrigerator, then finally get sucked into the fan. At least recall notice to regularly clean out the fan need to be sent out to consumers. Samsung customer care was not helpful at all even with a supervisor taking the call. Information on the failure was not taken as a report. You may not need a fan if you know how to clean motor and lube the bearings. I did have a chirpping sound prior to the failure and a small amount of heated electrical component smell. Six month ago I rebooted the brain as the defrost sequence did not do the job via the control panel. Unplugging it causes the reboot. This trick is not on the Samsung consumer guide.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
My fridge got so hot I thought it was going to catch fire!!! The cooling fan seized up. I had to pull back off of fridge and put a small fan onto the cooling fins, Fridge cooled down immediately. Now to find parts....Hunk o ****, NEVER buy Samsung
Posted on Aug 07, 2012
"Guest", can you post some info about where you buy the part and how to replace it? If you had to call Samsung service person, how much did it cost?
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
Check the cooling fan behind the unit, behind the lower panel access. My cooling fan had seezed and was no longer cooling the piping going through the fridge. I ordered a new cooling fan, but it will take about a week to come in. For now, I have put a small fan behind the frige to cool the piping. Let me know if this helps.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
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