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My freezer section doesn't freeze despite upper section ( fridge ) working fine - is it something that can be fixed?

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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If there is no cooling at all on the fridge section but the freezer works then it is confirmed that the compressor and gas pressure is OK. Now shut off the fridge and leave it powered off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas within.
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if ice forms in the freezer then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked. Frost formation without defrosting could block the air flow and so shut the air passage to the fridge. Also the blower fan must work and if this is not working then the fan can be faulty. Also a fault on the control unit is a suspect to non functioning of any one of these components.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
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Hello Tonytonz953,

I understand that you are needing to change the fan on your refridgerator. The fan is loacted in the freezer section and has an outlet that blows in to the fridge compartment. You can order the fan at the following link http://www.ransomspares.co.uk/parts/search/fan-/bosch/fridges-freezers/kgn33v00gb%2f06/b/c/m/ this is the cheapest on that I could find and the cost is 75.85 pounds.

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Make sure that if it has a "colder" knob in the freezer section that it is not set all the
way over to coldest. This blocks all cold air entering the lower compartment when
set this way. It actually has been eliminated on some models.

Also you may have ice buildup in the stack assembly that feeds
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Have samsung american fridge freezer with ice dispenser i bought it second hand the problem is the digital display says the freezer is 20 degrees but its freezing inside also every minute or so we hear a...


If it's American, the temperature probably reads as fahrenheit. If so, 20 degrees F is 12 degrees F below freezing which converts to only -6.67 degrees Celsius.

Domestic freezers should be set to -17 degrees Celsius (= 0 degrees F), so the beeper is warning you that the freezer compartment is far too warm. If it's working correctly and has the temperature control set correctly, then it should achieve the correct temperature if you leave it for 24 hours and do not open the door nor try to use the ice dispenser. If the freezer is full of unfrozen items and so has to cool those down as well, then it may take even longer to reach the correct operating temperature.

Te operating manual for your appliance will tell you how to set the temperature correctly and whether it's possible to select between fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Most models allow you to set an override on the beep alarm as well. I cannot guide you on this without knowing the exact Samsung model.

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Shut off fridgge and power on after some 6 hours. If the temperature in freezer goes to below -5( ideal -18) then the system is working fine. If the freezing stops after several hours then it is possible that the thermostat is not working or the auto defrost timer is not shutting off the system,
However is there is no cooling then the compressor or gas pressure is down.
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Hi, it is possible for your freezer to work when you fridge is not working. Fridge-freezer appliances have independent controls which can malfunction separately. If your freezer is fine and your fridge seems down, there are several things that could be wrong but what i suspect is that... You should check the damper door located between the freezer and fridge compartments to make sure it opens and closes, sometimes they get an ice build up there and this causes them to stick shut, remove ice with hair dryer or remove and device and replace this will solve your trouble.
Best of all is to call in a local fridge technician around to get it fixed, it won't cost you much...

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