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SAMSUNG RS253BAWW NOT WORKING

I have the above model. About a month ago I noticed that my fridge was making noise. I removed that back pannel and noticed that there was an excesive amount of ice build up around the fan so I unpluged that whole unit, removed the back pannel and defrosted the ice build up. I noticed a couple of days later that the ice maker was no longer making ice automaticly. I can ust the test button and make ice manually. The water flows fine to the tray and it freezes fine but it will not dump and refill on its own. I was trying to fix this so I installed a new water filter and reset the filter life with no luck. Then i thought that I could unplug the fridge to "reset it". Now the temp controlls for the whole unit seem to be working improperly. I have to use the power cool setting to get the fridge and the freezer temperatures down to where they should be at. Then the fridge and freezer begin to warm back up. using the power cool function I can get the temps to -6 freez, and 34 fridge. then they rise to 35 freez, 51 fridge. Please Help!!!!

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  • cwarren88 May 08, 2008

    I understand that the ice maker will not cycle untill the temp gets to a lower temp. There are two main problems First and mot important is the fact that the unit is not self regulating its temp properly, Secondary is the ice maker issue. Is there a way that i can test certain things to ensure that they are properly functioning once I remove the back pannel?

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The ice maker wont cycle untill the temp of the ice is around 10 degrees so if the freezer is at 15 or 20 due to some other malfunction then you will see the maker full of ice but it wont harvest and make another batch. so you could have a sensor bad, control malfunction, refrigeration issue, compressor, defrost system malfunction(you mentioned ice build up)

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  • andrew kinslow May 08, 2008

    yes like I said you have a problem with one of the components listed in my last solution all of them can cause the symptoms you described. with the limited info available on your message I can't narrow it down any further. you can check them all with a multimeter. getting the values for the thermistors might be a trick but you can check if the are open or shorted

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