My refrigerator has worked perfect for a year and a half, we have had no recent power loss or anything, and I just noticed that the things in my fridge are not cold and the things in the freezer are beginning to melt. The temperature controls on the outside of the fridge show the correct temperatures (38 for fridge -3 for freezer) and the child safety lock is on so that the temperatures cannot be changed. I called Samsung, they told me to reset the fridge by unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in. That worked - the fridge began to cool as well as the freezer and cooled down to the correct temperatures. Then it shut off again - i reset it again, it cooled down again, then broke again -- I have now reset it 4 times in a 48 hour period and have a maytag guy scheduled to come fix it, but wondered if there is something i can do so that i don't get charged with their fee.
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It should be OK and not 06 as you mentioned. Please have a look again and reconfirm it. It says that the unit is tested and in good working condition a certification from the final check point of the unit at the factory. The failure of cooling is due to refrigerant leak and I wonder whether you have moved the refrigerator from the original place of installation. During moving the fridge the condenser coil would have been touched and resulted in refrigerant leak and resulting in poor cooling or no cooling at all. This also would have taken place over a period of time and not instantly on a fine morning. By recharging the refrigerant your unit should cool perfectly.
the back panel inside the freezer has screws in it. take out the screws to remove that panel. the coils are behind that. melt all the frost. youll see one or 2 heating elements in there also. replace the elements. its a common ge problem. this will fix the problem
The most common problems for refers not cooling is a condenser fan motor (the one that cools the compressor) is out. This can be caused by either a mouse has tried to jump trough the fan and it came on or a loss of grease or oil. There is no way to oil them so they have to be replaced. That is the problem especially if you unplugged the refer and it worked for a while then quit. If the fan doesn't cool the compressor it will overheat and shut down coming on intermittently then shutting off again. As for the refer that still doesn't cool when everything else does you may have an burnt overload also. Check the compressor area for burnt or stalled components ex. fan motor, relay, overload. If your compressor is out plan on spending from $300.00 to $500.00. But check the suggested components first. And beware there are appliance shops out there that will find one of these problems and give you an estimate for a compressor. Find someone reputable.