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ONCE THE COMPRESSOR TURNS OFF DOESN'T COME UP BACK ON

I BOUGHT A SAMSUNG RB215SH REFRIGERATOR. AND I HAVE THIS PROBLEM... I REALLY NEED HELP.

I PLUG THE REFRIGERATOR AND IT TURNS ON NORMALLY... IF I LEAVE THE TEMPS AS THEY ARE OR IF I CHANGE THEM TO A LOWER TEMPERATURE... IT HAPPENS NEXT SITUATION....

WHEN THEY GET THE TEMPERATURE THAT HAS BEEN SET THE LEDS STARTS BLINKING THE COMPRESSOR TURNS OFF... AND NEVER COME BACK ON... UNLESS IF I UNPLUG THE REFRIG AND PLUG IT BACK.

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  • xeus_16 Jul 24, 2008

    Help!!

  • Stuart Doss
    Stuart Doss Sep 30, 2008

    I have the same problem, somebody's got to take a stab at this!! please!

  • buzzme82 Oct 09, 2008

    Yep, left door ajar over night.



    Nothing happening next morning. Unplugged and plugged back into power point, powered up and all seemed fine.



    Once the set temp is met however, the machine turns off as usual but fails to start up when needed to maintain the temp's.



    If its powered off again, and restarted, it works again but then just repeats the above.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    ughhhhh I really hate this fridge...Freezer always freezes up and its only a year old

  • cbolbolian Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. I'm not sure when it turns off, whether it be when it reaches a certain temp or timing. I just know I have to unplug and plug the refrigerator 3 times a day.

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The refrigerator is starting defrost mode once four hours of compressor run time has elapsed. Once the computer enters defrost mode it will remain in defrost mode until the desired evaporator temperature is reached (to melt any ice present). However, in my case, the defrost heater was not coming on due to a melted thermal fuse. (one defrost heater and one thermal fuse in each compartment). I found the thermal fuses to be open so I bypassed them. They are made to "open" at 77 degrees farhenheit. Simply storing the appliance in a garage could melt them. Hope this helps!!

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Stuart Doss
    Stuart Doss Nov 17, 2008

    Let me add something: Be careful shorting around/removing the thermal fuse. I placed the defrost sensor too far from the coil and so the defrost heater got a little carried away. The defrost heater got hot enough to melt the blades of the fan. the blades all curled up and eventually contacted the edges of the enclosure. Made a pretty pungent smell. The good news is that the two thermal fuses, a new fan and 2nd day air shipping came to about $44. Not too bad.

  • Stuart Doss
    Stuart Doss Nov 17, 2008

    Let me add something: Be careful shorting around/removing the thermal fuse. I placed the defrost sensor too far from the coil and so the defrost heater got a little carried away. The defrost heater got hot enough to melt the blades of the fan. the blades all curled up and eventually contacted the edges of the enclosure. Made a pretty pungent smell. The good news is that the two thermal fuses, a new fan and 2nd day air shipping came to about $44. Not too bad.

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