Question about Samsung Refrigerators
I have a Samsung refridgerator marked RL38EBMS which is making a sound like an old lightig plant and the digital display output is reading "rd".
If I switch off and then on again, it runs for a moment, starts it's rough running sound and then shuts down into this "rd" mode.
I put my ear to the back panel and the noise is emmitting from about 30cms above the motor and electrics opening at the back.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Your defrost sensor is not working and is allowing a large build up of ice in the fan compartment situated behind the interior back panel (low down) in the fridge compartment. What you hear when you open the door is the fan slowing down (the fan is switched off because you opened the door) and the blades are striking the ice build up making a scraping noise which stops when the fan stops. Removing the inner panels (two, top & bottom) will allow you to get in to the fan area & then defrost manually. ( I use a wallpaper steamer which takes about five minutes to get rid of the ice) Note the topmost inner panel has a couple of electrical connectors to the interior lights which you must disconnect before you can remove the panel. The final solution is to replace the defrost sensor then sell it quick and buy a better designed fridge freezer!! VeloFellow
Posted on May 03, 2007
Unplug your unit and check the fan blade by manually rotating it with your finger, check if the blade is not touching the fan blade frame. Check if the screws are not loose, align the fan blade and re tight the fan blade screws.
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
its a heater cycle problem..the defroster is not working properly. its building up ice in the evaporator that touches the evaporator fan that makes that loud noise but stops when you open a door. it could be either a bad heater, a bad thermo disc or a bad timer.hope i was able to help
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
My hot point freezer fan was making a variable hollowing sound as well. I talked to a repair guy and he mentioned that the bushings seem to wear out on the fan motor located under the ice maker. I ordered a new motor $82.70 and replaced it myself. Took about an hour to replace and it fixed the problem.
Posted on May 16, 2008
Generally, in my experience, the loud screeching is caused by one of the fan motors or fan blades. There is a fan inside the cabinet (possiblle two, one on the freezer and one on the refrigerator side). Also, there is a fan underneath the unit near the compressor (probably in the back).
If the screeching is coming from underneath then pull the unit out from the wall and remove the cardboard cover at the bottom back. Now turn the unit on and check for where the screeching is coming from.
If it is the fan blade (hitting something) or the motor, you can remove these and replace them easily. UNPLUG THE REFRIGERATOR BEFORE TOUCHING ANYTHING UNDERNEATH THE BACK OF THE REFRIGERATOR.)
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
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