I have a 2 1/2 yr Samsung side by side fridge freezer exhibiting similar probs to owner of this type - it's condenser hums and two weeks back I lost freezer side cold temperature resulting in lost provisions -I have cleaned coils as recommended and its worked ok for 2 weeks. This model is a RS20 CCSV (no icemaker - digital diplay/control on freezer door)- problem seems intermittent.
After a power cut yesterday the digital display seems to have swapped sides i.e. Temp on fridge side is displaying freezer range temp and vice versa. I switched the supply off again and waited 10 mins before reconnecting but to no effect.
Display is currently reading -6 on Freezer side but when freezer temp button is pressed displays -23.
Display on fridge side is currently reading 16 ?? !! but when fridge temp button is pressed displays 2
Both temp level pictorial displays have all bars lit.
Freezer appears to be maintaining cold temp but fridge temp is suspect - nothing cold to the touch
Would this be controller prob or condenser starter prob ? would really appreciate some help/guidance here please. As I'm nervous to load too many provisions into it at the moment - situated on South East Coast England if I need qualified repair service could you also please advise of competent Company to contact please as its out of warranty - locals won't touch it.
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If your evaporator is not completely frosting over (top to bottom) this normally means the unit doesn't have a proper charge or the compressor can't pump all the freon as it needs to. I would check the charge, this should read "0", if less not enough, if higher than the compressor is failing. I hope this helps.
Probably the condenser fan motor is going out they will often make noise for a long time before anyone notices. Get it looked at soon. overheating the compressor on that old of a fridge could spell trouble.
The dividing section should be warm, to keep unit from sweating. (by design). Cleaning under the refrigerator was what cooled it down. You cleaned the condenser. The condenser allows the refrigerent to cool down. When it was dirty, the condenser could not get enough air to cool down.
The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.
Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).
Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.
compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's
on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it
is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still
not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of
several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified
appliance repair technician for further help.
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
2 places filter can be top left upper corner of fridge or behind the fridge with a little longer filter type
the smell could be the filter but i would pull all drawers and shelves and i would check for mold also the possibility of water leak behind panel of water spout that has molded over this smell you could never forget cause smells like old gym socks
don't know this model specifically, but have had loads of problems with these samsung fridge-freezers. the no water in drinks dispensor is probably due to the water bottle at the bottom of the fridge being frozen. this is endemic with samsung
the noise you hear is ice hitting fan. samsung use two systems for fan. the one i think you have is separate fans for fridge and freezer and a separate evaperator for fridge and freezer. take of the back plate of the fridge and you will find the fan mounted in it. disconnect the plug and socket connection. you will probably find ice build up round the fan blade. melt off with hot water.
the bar you had showing on the "8" is a fault code - the most common fault being the defrost termination sensor. unless you are experienced, this is not really a diy appliance
these appliances are a pain in the butt. fault with water dispensor is oprob that the water bottle at bottom of fridge is frozen. rise in temp is prob that defrost not taking place. not a diy unless you are experienced