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Kenmore Model 63111: older unit not used in some time. When plugged in (set on 3), I accidentally pressed defrost button. I notices an oily substance leaking from freezer coil... plus refrigerator did not cool. I didn't hear the motor starting either. Light did come on.

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Good day,
Unusual problem. It's possible that the dual water valve in the bottom back of the machine is at fault, but only a guess. Changing it may be your first option.
I would also check where your water supply line is tapped into the house supply.
If it's a horizontal line, and the tap in is done on the bottom of the line. I would reinstall the tap in to the 3 or 9 o'clock position or the top if that's possible.
As well, if no luck, I would consider calling your water dept. and have them check for possible water contamination.

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you didn't send the full model number,starts with 110.or similar,you have a defrost problem,it could be a couple of things so you need to read out some parts with a meter,you could have a bad defrost thermostat the timer or adaptive defrost board depending on model number,bad heater,if it has a timer you need to advance it by turning the middle with a screw driver until you hear a click and the fan shuts off in the freezer,now you have it in defrost,see if the heater is on,if it is you have abad timer,if it didn't come on check the t stat,if it has plug in connectors on the wires disconnect the t stat and plug the wire derectly to the heater or if you have to cut the wires cut them and bypass the thermostat,if the heater comes on then you know you have a bad t stat,also pull the wires off the heater and check the heater,if the heater is bad it's a good idea to change out the t stat anyway,if it has an adaptive defrost board check the tech sheet that should be behind or on the bottom kick plate,remove it and look it will tell you how to put the fridge into defrost,i think you push in the both door switches 5 times at the same time,if it doesn't go into defrost could be the board,you'll have to still read out the heater with a meter,also if you read out the thermostat it has to be cold,if it warms up it will read open but it still could be good,if you need any more help with this let me know and send model number so i can help better

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Step 1:

You almost certainly have a defrost issue with this unit. Your best bet with a Samsung is to call a qualified service tech to complete your repair. If you want to try it yourself here is what you would need to do to test this unit. If your unit is not defrosting it can not circulate the air and will cause the unit to warm up.

Step 2:

Unplug the unit and remove the back cover on the unit where the compressor is and you will see a white box on the right hand side. Remove the screws holding that box in and pull it out and open it up, that is your main pcb for this unit and all tests will be done from here.

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Using a multimeter set to Ohms for measurements unplug the connector on CN70 (pnk, skyblu, org, wht, brn) and on the plug check for continuity from the white wire to the orange wire (Refrigerator Defrost Heater) and from the Brown wire to the orange wire (Freezer Defrost Heater) if either of those show open then that is your problem, replace the heater.

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Plug CN70 back in and the plug the fridge back in. Using needle leads on your multimeter set to DC volts check for power on CN30 from Orange wire to the Brown wire (do not unplug the CN30 connector) your voltage should be from 2.3v - 4.2vdc (freezer defrost sensor). Also check the purple to the brown wire 2v - 4.2vdp (Refrigerator defrost sensor). If you are outside of that then you would need to replace that sensor.

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If the above steps check good then you will need to put the unit into defrost and check for power at the heater. To put the unit into defrost, from the user interface panel on the front of the unit press the power freeze and power cool buttons simultaneously for 8-12 seconds until the display quits blinking. Press the the freezer button 3 times (wait 5 seconds between button pushes) to force the unit into defrost.

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Go back to the main pcb and using your multimeter set to VAC check for power at White and Orange (refrigerator defrost heater) should be 110-120vac. Also check from brown and orange (freezer defrost heater) should be 110-120vac. If you do not have power then you have a bad main pcb.

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Why do I need to defrost every week?

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. I had to do a reverse lookup of your model number and think I am close with this model number: 106.72102100 and can be found using the website. Your defrost timer is item 4 of this link:
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It should automatically cycle your refrigerator into the defrost mode as often as 3 times a day. When the defrost timer or the defrost element (item 4 this link:
fails you will have to do a manual defrost. In addition a failed bi-metal thermostat (item 2 same link) can also cause the unit not to cycle out of the defrost cycle once it begins.

You can manually rotate the defrost timer using the 2 tabs if you kneel down and look into the overhead of the fresh food compartment. You will see a circular hole with the inclined tabs on it. Rotating this SLOWLY until the compressor shuts off or you hear a noticable click will start the defrost cycle. (Due to the inclined tabs you can only rotate it ONE direction.) The defrost cycle should self terminate after abiut 45 minutes. If it does not self terminate that indicates a problem with one of the 3 main defrost components. Timer, element or bi-metal thermostat.

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Between the freezer and fresh food compartment is where the evaporator coils are. Frost free refrigerators aren't really frost free at all. Every 12 hours or 24 hours, a timer turns on a set of heating coils in the evaporator to melt the ice on them. If your refrigerator is otherwise functioning normally (normal cooling), it could be that you simply felt the divider it when the unit was self-defrosting.

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