Question about Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors

The area around the rubber molding that seals the freezer and regular door, seems hot too touch. We've had the refrigerator for 2 years and have never noticed this. Is it normal? Last week I heard the squeaky, rattly noise when the fan came on and I sprayed it with WD 40. No more noise but wondered if hot molding was related to the fan or compressor.

Posted by pianomom on

  • 3 more comments 
  • pianomom Nov 12, 2007

    Thank you fridgetech!
    We just checked the fan and it had stopped but with a push it is going again and the molding is cooling off. We put another small fan blowing on it for the night and tomorrow we'll check about a technician in this area. The coils don't look that dirty but maybe in the daylight we can see more. Guessing that we will have to replace fan and don't know if we can do that ourselves. We live in small midwest town - hope someone around here knows fridges like you!

  • pianomom Nov 12, 2007

    I would still like to let you know the final outcome. But you are a much appreciated person in our family tonight. God Bless You!

  • pianomom Nov 12, 2007

    Fan is still stopping occasionally but we discovered that putting a regular fan in front of the coils is working great. Molding is not
    hot anymore (maybe slightly warm) and is buying us time until the Samsung repairman can get here in 2 days (earliest appt available) Thanks for having this website. Awesome information.

  • Tracie2828 May 07, 2008

    I have the same problem where the rubber molding is hot and also where the door shuts is hot to touch. We checked the coils, which were dirty and we cleaned them and that worked. Very quickly the areas were cool to touch, but 2 days later it back to the same thing. Our product is the Whirlpool side by side stainless steel. I have also put a fan back behind the refrig for now but do you have any other ideas??? Please help.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    rubber in middle hot

×

Ad

1 Answer

Craig Shelton

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 473 Answers

Either the fan motor has gone bad or the coils under the fridge are too dirty. Both will cause a no cool situation and cause this area to become too hot. Part of the coil runs thru the cabinet in this area to prevent sweating. This is a good indication of dirty coils or a bad/weak fan motor. If your fan was noisy I would replace it before it goes out completely. This excessive heat will lead to premature compressor failure.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

  • Craig Shelton
    Craig Shelton Nov 12, 2007

    If the fan stopped I wouldn't trust it. It should be replaced to be on the safe side. Would appreciate a solved rating for the advice.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My freezer has too much frost, door does not open easily because frost is frozen on the track. What is wrong?


SOUNDS LIKE THE DOOR SEALS ARE NOT TOUCHING ALL ROUND,USE A CLOTH/ HOT WATER TO MOLD THE RUBBERS TO FIT.

Aug 10, 2010 | LG Refrigerators

2 Answers

Area around freezer door is very hot to the touch. ice maker works, but after awhile the ice will melt. freezer is freezing.


HI, That area being hot is a sign the refigerator is not cooling properly. We need to pin point the cooling problem.
First, are you noticing any frost build up inside the rear freezer panel?
Are the fans and the compressor running?
Please let me know so I can assist you through this.

Vic

May 27, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fridge Condensation


Check the seal of the rubber gasket, if there are improper seal of the magnet, pour hot water along it to soften the rubber. (be careful when handling hot water). When the rubber is soften, try to stretch it a little by pulling it. close the door and the magnet will keep the seal in place.

May 09, 2009 | LG LRFC25750 Refrigerator French Door

1 Answer

The refrigerator and freezer rubber door seals are too hot to touch.


Pull fridge out and clean the grill on the back , its a hot pipe running around the door for condensation , if the grill on the back is clogged with dust it will get very hot , see how that goes enjoy

Mar 05, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Outside freezer hot and seals


Fridge has either mullion heaters around door or most likely steel pipes just inside the skin of the perimeter of the door, this is to stop ice or condensation forming around the door seals, mainly the freezer, they are part of the condenser circuit ( hot part of the refrigeration system).
It is normal for these to get hot, but in your case may be hotter than usual because of the constant running, the running may be caused by hot ambient temperatures, system being slightly short of refrigerant, faulty thermostat or in-efficient compressor.
I suggest if temp is ok inside fridge dont worry too much, if you notice fridge starts loosing its capacity to refrigerate, have a refrigeration tech look at it.

Nov 13, 2008 | Maytag MSD2756G Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Warm to Hot molding that seals the doors


The heat in door frame is normal but undetectable when ref at normal temp. Definitely cooling problem. Google ref not cold enough to get help to solve problem. Never use any oil for it will not help also health problem if not approved to be used around food. Fan motor must be replaced for it will just keep stopping.

Mar 31, 2017 | Kenmore 52642 / 52644 / 52649 Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

464 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4656 Answers

jasbo
jasbo

Level 3 Expert

2239 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6123 Answers

Are you a Samsung Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...