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I have a Samsung RS21DPSM side by side fridge under 2 years old and the other day a loud noise was coming from fridge Sounds like a fan as when you open fridge door it grinds to a stop) compartment and cannot get fridge temperature to go below 12 degrees on the digital display. Freezer compartment seems fine and cold and holding its set temperature! Can this be fixed without calling someone out?

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    My Fridge temp won't go below  7 now. After switching on and off, it won't go below 14 now.  Also Deodorisor light is on. I've taken them both out for cleaning, but that won't be the reason there is a problem, will it?

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There is a design problem with this model. The fridge section is icing over due to a design defect and the noise you can hear is due to the fan on the motor driving against the ice. Eventually the motor will be stopped from running and the fuse will blow in your plug. Contact Samsung and they should replace the defective parts with a fix.

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It sounds to me as though your fan motor is failing. You need someone to check and replace the fan motor.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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