My fridge started making a weird noise not too long ago. Now the fridge isn't cold and everything in the freezer is melting. The read out still says that everything is the right temp, but the melted ice tells me otherwise. Recently my daughter found out how to operate the buttons and has been pushing them a lot, but we change them quickly.
It's probably too late for you. It looks like it's been a while. But my Samsung RB2155SH had a similar problem. In my case, I bought it broken and then fixed it for myself. The freezer fan was stuck against the ice formed on the evaporator in the freezer. This lead to the early failure of the freezer fan. So I replaced the freezer fan and discovered that the refrigerator would not defrost- or more accurately- it would enter defrost mode and then never come back out again. And... the defrost heater was not even coming on to melt the ice. At first I just unplugged for three seconds about four times a day. But... that got old and I ran out of other things to work on. So I did some troubleshooting and found that the thermal fuses were both open. They are made to melt and open at 77 degrees farhenheit!!! I think that the previous owner must have let it sit in his garage in the summer unplugged and the thermal fuses melted from ambient heat. They are intended to melt/open if the defrost heater gets "carried away." I just removed the thermal fuse in the fridge and replaced it with a cap nut for now. I'll order the parts in just a minute. Defrost was continuing on indefinitely because the evap temp was never reaching the intended temparature. Hope this helps someone.
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Re: Fridge/ Freezer not cold
My fridge started making a weird noise not too long ago. Now the fridge isn't cold and everything in the freezer is melting. The read out still says that everything is the right temp, but the melted ice tells me otherwise. Recently my daughter found out how to operate the buttons and has been pushing them a lot, but we change them quickly. I would have the refrigerator / freezer checked out by a serv tech mainly because if it is a compressor, this would not be something that can be done by as customer, but it could be something internal like a fan or a fan motor that blows the cold air or a bad thermostat or sending unit – the weird noise is something internal that really should be check out by a serv tech before you lose everything as far as food, etc. – the refrigerator is a sealed unit and is hard for a customer to service unless they have serviced the unit before.
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heat rises and cold stays down on the lower shelves,if the evap fan motor isn't blowing this will happen,next time send the brand name and model number off of the machine,open the freezer door,if you don't hear the fan blowing you have a bad evap fan motor,all it does is the freezer gets cold,the fan blows the cold air from the freezer to the fridge section,also if the fan isn't working when you remove the back inside wall of the freezer if there's any ice melt it out with a hair dryer,unplug the machine before you start working on it,call your parts store,give them the model number and they will sell you the parts you need.
take out all the food out of the freezer,unplug the fridge and get a hair dryer and start melting out all the ice in the freezer,then blow the hot air into the vent holes on the back wall until you don't see any more water dripping down through the slots in the back wall.turn the machine back on,open the fridge door after around 5 or 10 minutes and if you feel cold air blowing into the fridge you fixed the problem,if you don't feel cold air keep hitting the inside back wall with the hair dryer and keep blowing the hot air into the holes in the back wall.all that it does is the freezer gets cold and there's a fan behind the back wall in the freezer,the fan blows the cold air into the fridge side,if the air ducts are frozen the air can't circulate into the fridge section so you have to melt the ice out so the cold air can blow from the freezer to the fridge.good luck,if you have another fridge remove the food and unplug it and leave the doors open for a day and it will melt out.good luck
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through
it.There is a flap you adjust with the
fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the
fridge temp ..
Try removing everything out of your fridge, switch it off and open all doors for 12 hrs. Then close doors and switch it on for another 24 hrs before putting in you stuff. most likely the evaporator is iced up, you need to defrost if fully.
hi. thanks for the question. leaving the door open ,would let a lot of moisture to enter the freezer, and cause it to frost up. to clear frost. cut power to fridge, open the doors .,let thaw over nite clean up the water mess. dry the inside of fridge & freezer turn power on good to go. to stop the door from being left open .lift the legs under the front so the fridge has more weight, and it will close by self . no more doors left open. thanks the appliance doc
The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.
Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).
Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.