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Samsung fridge RS2545SH every 7 days freezes fridge coil.

I would like more advice on how to test and locate the thermostat. I am very familiar with using multimeters. This is an all digital display on the front that tells you the temps and stuff. Im not sure where the thermostat is located. I did find the defrost heater built into the evaporator coil in the fridge compartment. Any help would be appreciated.

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No thermostat in this model but there are thermister it is also on the evaporator (yellow wire)

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If the compressor and fan together come on when you bypass the internal plug then, no power is going to the plug. I cannot find a manual for this fridge, but I will tell you what to look for in order to repair it.
I believe that the thermostat which controls the internal temperature is not working. This part controls the operation of the compressor and fan. Check the following things. Some of this may seem silly, but if you had called me out on a service all, I would be checking these things.
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3 Locate the thermostat control. Turn the control on (DON'T PLUG THE FRIDGE IN). Open up the compartment that covers the thermostat's wiring.
4 The thermostat will have two prongs sticking out of it with two wires attached to it. Remove the wires.
5 Turn the multimeter to the setting of RX1 or 200 Ohms (a unit of electrical resistance). Connect the red test lead of the meter to "V" and "mA" and the black test lead to "COM" Then turn the meter on. Touch the two test leads together. The number displayed on the meter face should go very close to zero. Like 0.2 or something like that or all the way to zero.(0.0) That means the meter is ready to use for testing the power function inside the thermostat and the fridge.
6 Take the two test leads to the meter and touch the two prongs of the thermostat. If the display goes close to zero, the thermostat is good. If the meter does not display anything or signifies out of range. Then the thermostat must be replaced.
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2 Turn the cold control to it's highest number (coldest) setting
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It can be tested with an ohm meter and should read zero ohms.
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It will usually test at less than 35 ohms. If it test infinity, then it will have to be replaced.
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You can purchase it online here.

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The fuse is located on the blower wheel cover.
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Both are tested using a multimeter to read impedance. Set multimeter at Rx1, on Ohms.

To test the element disconnect element and point tester probes at element contact.
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The thermostat can be tested jumping its wires to bypass it, but there are many safety concerns doing this kind of test.
Better disconnecting the thermostat and reading Ohms, as for the element.
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