Question about Refrigerators

Open Question

I purchased a second hand samsung fridge ( model RL39WBNS ) today. the previous owner told me that the fridge had been turned off and sat for quite a while, but when she attempted to turn it on today an error code (RD) came up on the screen and the unit turned off. Prior to purchasing i searched on the net and in a forum i found the solution that matched. requiring me to re-attach a small magnet to the sensor in the engine of the unit. when i got the fridge home i attempted to find thus sensor and magnet, but could not locate it. so tried turning the fridge on. on powering the fridge there was no error code come up. the bottom,freezer section of the fridge works extremely well. however the top fridge section is not. the numbers for temp on the screen flash. i am attemppting to find the usre manual to check set up and settings.

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refridgerator

I just went through this with my refridgerator and actually posted one of the questions. Here is what I found ........

In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.

Solution to #1 - defrost but there is another problem in the "frost-free" part of the system which must be addressed or the frost will return and it will happen again in the future.

Solution #2 - check to see there is power to the fan. (most are 110VAC but some are 100VDC. Use a meter and check)

Solution #3 - If there is power, the motor is dead. Replace the motor. Be aware that AC and DC motors are different and replace per manufacture's specifications.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: top of fridge warm but bottom freezer working ok

there is also a fan in the freezer compartment which if broken will cause this problem. you need to check that both fans are working. please refer to other fridge posts here re repairing/ replacing the freezer fan- there is a document here which shows you exactly what you need to do. important thing is to switch off the appliance first and leave the freezer door open for about 20 minutes before attempting to remove the back cover ie let it warm up first, so that you don't break any of the panels.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

wheelshot
  • 102 Answers

SOURCE: Subzero 590: freezer works, refrigerator not cooling

This is a Sub Zero and many technicians do not realize that these units most all run on 2 separate systems. 2 cold controls 2 compressors 2 evaporators. They share a condenser and condenser fan motor. What you are describing is most likely a bad cold control. It is pretty common for these to get some age and go bad. If you are very savvy with repairs yourself then if you access the compressor area and feel that the compressor on the right is cool and the compressor on the left is warm then you know that the ref. compressor has not been running. UNPLUG THE UNIT OR CUT THE BREAKER OFF. Remove the shelving from the fresh food section and the cover to the lights and the panel below the lights and lean the back panel forward to access the cold control. You will see 3 wires to the cold control. The green wire is the ground wire of corse. Unplug the other 2 wires remembering their location on the control unit. Take a jumper wire and jump these 2 wires. If when you power the unit up the right side compressor comes on then you know that your fresh food cold control is bad. Replace fresh food cold control.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Samsung RS2533SW freezer not cooling problem

I was having the same problem but with the refrigerator side. I know your problem was with the freezer side but I hope this works in your situation too. I was also told to unplug the fridge for 20 minutes and that did not do a thing to reset the circuit board in my situation. Unplug the refrigerator first. In the back of the refrigerator at the bottom is a metal panel. Remove that panel and off to the right side of it should be a white looking plastic box. Unscrew that box from the fridge and open it up to get to the circuit board. Remove ALL harnesses from the circuit board and capacitor. After doing so plug them all back in and reassemble everything back together and plug in the fridge. This should reset the board and allow it to function correctly. This is advice I got from someone else and everything as of today is cooling down like it should. I hope this helps everyone else out. Best of luck.

Also since the evaporator was frozen solid at the bottom on the refrigerator side I had to leave the power off until it thawed and then had to soak up all the water that collected at the bottom of it.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Just bought a kenmore elite bottom freezer trio

I just purchased a similar model and had the same frustration. Finally called the store and it was in DEMO mode. Open the freezer draw and hold down the Ultra Ice & Refrigerator Temp buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. That worked for me and hope it will do the trick for you.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Puma trailer, Why is 2yr old Fridge not covered under warranty?


Contact the manufacturer of the fridge, perhaps their owner relations dept can assist you. If it's Dometic, go to : (www.dometicusa.com ) Have your model and serial number ready.

May 06, 2014 | Palomino RVs

1 Answer

87 jaguar xj6 turns over no fire


try quick start straight into air intake or air filter housing while turning over <if it fires up for a few seconds its a fueling problem ,if not more than likely a spark related problem

Jan 16, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

HI. I HAVE PURCHASED A SECOND HAND WESTINGHOUSE FRIDGE FREEZER. I WAS TOLD IT WAS MADE IN 1986. THE MODEL NO IS RS 615EA. CAN I FIND OR DOWNLOAD A MANUAL FOR THIS MODEL.


Hi, I can send you the service manual if you give me your email address. Unfortunately, I don't think you'll find the user manual for this model anywhere, unless someone has an old one lying around. The service manual has technical information and exploded views of fridge parts, wiring diagrams etc, and may be of some use. The service manual also includes other models, so you need to find your model in the service manual- it's about 57 pages long. Let me know if you want the service manual. 

Mar 10, 2010 | Westinghouse Refrigerators

1 Answer

We just purchased a previously owned Ryobi table


Try the internet Quite often can find pdf downloadable manuals for most things

Oct 22, 2009 | Saws

1 Answer

Freezer cold, refrigerator warm


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.

Sep 10, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Samsung RS267 Icemaker too slow - not waterline


Hthere........sounds like your settings are all askew.....however help is at hand....simply log on to ww.samsung.co.uk (if your from the uk) go to product support.....enter your model number....and hey presto they present you with an online manual which you can print

regards Sir Galahad

Aug 16, 2009 | Samsung 24.8 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Just bought a 1999 camer and we cant get fridge to turn on


If you like I will help you repair your Dometic Model Number RM2852 or click on HERE=> ALL THE ANSWERS FOR DOMETIC CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE
Thanks, Sea Breeze

fb781ea.gif

Jul 11, 2009 | Dometic RM2852 Refrigerator

1 Answer

Missing operating instructions / manual for Honda Sat Nav system


did any of you find one? i have just bought a SECOND HAND 2004 CRV but no sat nav manual - nothing on the net- any help appreciated.

Jan 12, 2009 | 2004 Honda CR-V

2 Answers

Whirlpool WBM35MW


Further to my previous post, contacted Whirlpool Melbourne who acknowledged problem described and advised that warranty for sealed unit including compressor was five years not three. Gave me local Sydney service agent who called and after looking at unit said it was one of thousands with the same problem. Motor was too small at manufacture and complete sealed unit including larger motor would have to be fitted. All at no cost!!. Unit away for two days and have been told that larger motor will ensure no repeat of problem.

All I needed was proof of purchase, and obtained this from retailer Retrovision without problem even though unit was purchased in Sept 2004.

Hope this helps.
Cheers
Rob H

Nov 09, 2007 | Whirlpool ET1FHTXM Top Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...