Question about Samsung RS261MDWP - 26 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator
I purchased my new Samsung side-by-side fridge 1 year ago. About 3 weeks ago I noticed a nauseating and overpowering odor in my kitchen. I have never smelled anything like it, and the closest I can get to a description is a slightly sweet and chemical odor. The smell was overpowering and permeated the whole house, including my clothing, and I eventually began to feel a bit nauseous. I had to run the furnace fan constantly for several days in order to sleep at night, and to ensure that my housecats could breathe while I was at work. I thought it might be the filter, and changed it. The odor persisted and went into my tap water, as well as the ice and water dispensers in the fridge, and my dishwasher. There is nothing spoiled in my fridge. I cleaned and bleached my kitchen drains, but no change. After about a week, the odor was in my bathroom water as well. I changed the filter again and flushed the 3 gallons through the system. It is now going on 4 weeks, and $90 worth of filters. The odor in the house has subsided quite a bit, although still lingers and is intermittently stronger. My water still has the smell, so it appears that whatever is in the fridge water supply line is siphoning into my water supply lines throughout the house. I have so far not detected the odor in my outside taps. A bowl of baking soda inside the food compartment has helped a great deal for the inside odor. However, I am buying bottled water as I am afraid to ingest my tap water or feed it to my animals. I have a service call set up; any suggestions for questions to ask and service checks to request when the repairman gets here?
Most refrigerators have a small drainage hole leading from the inside rear of the compartment to an overflow container behind the unit, pull the unit away from the wall and check if the liquid in the container has become stagnant, if so simply clean it out and run a small amount of bleach down the hole to disinfect the tube.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2013
Check for ice build-up in and around the freezer fan where the blades are, if you can see ice in there (some times it may look like white foam but dont be fooled, it will be ice), the fan will be hitting it, defrost the freezer and check defrost element, (you will have to dismantle freezer section to get to it but reletively simple job) disconect from mains first. Good luck
Posted on Dec 19, 2010
That's the icemaker cycling.Ifya don't have water connected,it's still think'n its filling trays and dumping frozen cubes and all that stuff.Turn off the icemaker.Rigger said that.C-YAAaaaaaaaaaaaa
Posted on Aug 28, 2012
Testimonial: "More than a day without a noise! Thanks, Rigger!"
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