Samsung RS261MDBP Side by Side Refrigerator Ice and Water Dispenser - - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Sorry my friend. Can't explain how to due it. It takes a lot of pratice on units to learn how to remove them. But you will need a putty knife to slide into the covers. Very very easy to break. Maybe check YouTube.

Samsung... | Answered on Jan 12, 2016 | 225 views

I do not believe the problem is the fan. sounds like the frig. is low on Freon this is what will cause the ice build up. you need to find the leak, you can do this by spraying soapy water on coil tubes & watch for bubbles. repair leak & recharge.

Samsung... | Answered on May 25, 2015 | 378 views

if it has belling system ,it bell alert when the door closed or otherwise you read the catalogue there must be written of this problem solution.

Samsung... | Answered on Mar 24, 2013 | 138 views

You have an object jammed in ice makers path. The freezer door has something on it that is pushing into the ice maker perhaps.

Samsung... | Answered on Feb 10, 2013 | 211 views

They generally use 1/4" tubing.

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Oct 23, 2017 | 264 views

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Samsung Freezers | Answered on Apr 29, 2016 | 332 views

Check the thermostat, and the cooling fluid.
Tao the thermostat en see if it will start the compressor. When you hear the compressor running and still no cooling, you must have lost the cooling fluid. (used to be freon)

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Apr 05, 2017 | 435 views


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

Your problem is not your thermostat. In some models the compressor knocks out the overload relay. They relay could last a few seconds or a few weeks before the compressor knocks it out again. This is especially turn with the LG units.

You will need a multi-meter to check your compressor.

1.) Unplug your unit. Remove the bottom back cover.

2.) Remove the overload components to expose the 3 pins on the compressor.

3.) Inspect the pins on the compressor. Are they clean or are they damaged from heat (Steel melting).

4.) With your multi-meter, set the meter on the lowest Ohms. Read the Ohms between each of the pins. You will have 3 readings. One reading will be high and the other 2 readings will be lower. Add the 2 lower readings together. This value must equal the high reading within a few tenths.

I hope I am wrong. A new compressor depending on the model is $275-$450.00. Include a system filter for $40.00, plus new refrigerant $45.00 and the cost od an experienced technician $300.00.

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Dec 04, 2014 | 181 views

Hello Danie;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The normal setting for a freezer is -2 to +2 degrees F., and the normal setting for the fresh food section is +35 to +40 degrees F.

You only have one source of cooling and that is your freezer. With the settings that you have, you are asking your unit to do what it is not designed to do.

The ice maker is struggling because if it is a cast steel ice cube mold, the heater beneath it is not designed for the current to break the ice cubes free @ -18 degrees F., or if you have a plastic flex ice cube mold it is too ridged to flex enough to break the ice cubes free. Normally your ice maker should dump 8-10 times in a 24 hour period.

A note on food storage. Make sure you do not overload your freezer of fresh food section to the point where food product extends beyond the edge of the shelves.

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Apr 05, 2017 | 468 views

There is a drain tube located under the panel of most freezers. If that clogs up, the auto defrost can't work. The freezer defrosts by evaporating all the moisture out of the compartment. So, check that first. Secondly, a leaky door seal can also cause that problem. You can order door seals online or on Amazon.

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Oct 17, 2014 | 720 views

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Jun 30, 2014 | 176 views

I am not familiar with that unit but I assume you are talking degrees C. There should be a thermostat you can change. It may already be at the coldest setting, I do not know. Most of these units have a minimum temperature they will operate at, if you are at that point you will have to either change the thermostat or modify it in either case it would void the warranty.

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Apr 29, 2014 | 171 views

try to adjust thermostat setting together with the defrost timer. check and clean condenser and fan blower if working observe compressor if working continuesly.

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Oct 13, 2012 | 275 views

I am sorry to hear regarding the trouble.
This is a common problem on this model and unfortunately, there is nothing you could do other than unplugging the unit for few minutes, say 15 minutes and then turning it ON. This would usually reset the error code. If the problem still remains, then it is either bad thermal sensor or whole digital controller.
If you wish to repair, revert and i would be glad to provide few more inputs to the diagnosis.
I wish i could have a better solution.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Sep 11, 2011 | 686 views

it may be froze up, and require a defrosting. use a portable fan to speed up this process , also make sure the fan in the freezer compartment is working, with a little work and a zoom spout oiler, or some light motor oil, the motor can be sparked back to life.. freeze ups are common with the high humidity we are having these days.. jay the pool pump motor repair guy longwood Florida

Samsung Freezers | Answered on Jun 14, 2020 | 433 views


Let's start by diagnosing the freezer;

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

It's also possible that the fan is not running at all. If the fan is burned out or the motor isn't running, cold air can't circulate through the freezer and everything will melt. You can normally hear the fan motor switch on and off from time to time. Listen for it and if you can't hear it coming on for an extended period of time, the motor may need repair or replacement. The wires connecting to the fan may be the problem, preventing the fan from receiving electricity.

Several other problems could be keeping your freezer from freezing:

There could be leaks in one or several of the hoses in the refrigerator, which results in the cold air being lost instead of circulating properly throughout the fridge and freezer.

If you have the freezer so full that the cold air can't circulate, your food will thaw even though the freezer isn't malfunctioning. Always leave some space open in the freezer and try to not store food right up against the cooling vents.

The thermostat might have shorted out, which means the freezer can't accurately determine how cold it is. If this is the case, the refrigerator would probably not be working, either.

If your defrost drain becomes clogged, the water in the line will just refreeze over and over again, which could damage the lines as well as the fan. Always check the drain and make sure no sludge is building up in it if you have a self-defrosting refrigerator.

Always try to keep the freezer door closed for long periods of time. The more the door is opened, the more warm air is let in and cold air is released. If the door is opened frequently, the freezer could be warming faster than the fridge can cool it, which will thaw your food

As for the fridge, the same solution but for more details. If refrigerator is not cooling properly can be due to a defrost timer, which is causing the fridge to go into defrost cycle. Usually it takes 45-60 minutes for refrigerator to come out of defrost cycle. If the timer goes bad then it will not come out of defrost cycle and can result in this kind of issues. It can also occur due to defrost thermostat, it allows current to pass through it at temperatures of 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit and prevents current from passing through it at 40 to 60 degrees. This is difficult to test, though, because it takes a prolonged, very-cold temperature to turn it on. The defrost thermostat is snapped onto the top portion of the evaporator. The thermostat sends temperature information to the processor. The defrost heater must be replaced when replacing the thermostat.

1. Remove the lower fan duct work from the evaporator cover.
2. Remove the 1/4-in. evaporator cover screws and remove the evaporator cover.
3. Disconnect the defrost thermostat wiring connector.
4. Remove the defrost thermostat from the evaporator.

I hope the above helps.......


Samsung Freezers | Answered on May 21, 2013 | 923 views

Fan unit or defrost element has failed, usually the defrost element, not a hard DIY, just be very careful. Check fan is running first and that it is not part of the new icy growth inside the freezer, regardless, you will need to defrost this glacier first before you can do anything and PLEASE dont resort to a blow torch, there is plastic and pressure gas in there. Just be patient and watch the fins on the cooling unit, you could shave with that stuff. Good luck, any probs, call me on 08 9523 0552. Russ

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