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Samsung rb215lash freezer not working...ice build up ...so I melted the ice but before I did that I checked the heating element and the defrost thermostat both are fine checked them with my ohm meter so I plugged it in and same thing after a few week's so I de-iced it again checked the heater element and defrost thermostat both are fine what else can I check so my freezer can work properly Model # rb215lash/xaa Serial # 197341aq600334 w

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    08r1_rf Jun 27, 2020

    Honestly I think I didnt but I'll check that and let you know if its good ...if it's good what else can I check..thank you so much for the response

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In mine it was the defrost timer. It defrosts once every 24 hours.

There is a thermal fuse on the defrost heater, did you check that?

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Posted on Jun 26, 2020

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SOURCE: Evaporator coil frosted up on Samsung RS267LABP Refrig side

TAKE AND DISCONNECT THE POWER TO TH UNIT AND ON THE VERY BACK THERE IS A CONTROL BOARD THE IS UNDERNEITH A WHITE PLASTIC COVER THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THEN DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT THE WIRES TO THE CONTROL BOARD AND SEE IF THAT DOESTHE TRICK.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Need photo of Defrost Switch or Sensor

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Unit needs to be cold when you test. it closes at around 20 or 30 degrees F and opens around 55 deg F

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: automatic defrost not working, but manual is?

Yes if the heater and defrost thermostat are good then the problem is the control board.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Every few weeks the ice in my freezer melts. It

You will need to remove the bottom freezer crisper and check the defrost drain , to see if it is iced over . If so , then use a hairdryer to melt the ice ( hot water also helps ) . When you see the drain , ( could be obvious obstruction from plastic ) , use a small hose inserted into the hole , to blow thru , to remove any unseen debris blockage .
You may have to remove the rear inside freezer panel to access this drain , depending on your model number . So make sure the drainhole is open. When it happened to mine this was the problem.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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Checking defrost components on Maytag SideXSide refrigerators
To check the defrost circuit , unplug the refrig and inside the refrig section at the top about 2" in from each side in the back , there are "D" slots to put a finger in , and pull downward and foreward , to remove the control panel cover . Once removed , there is a 1/4" screw on each side holding the adjustment indicator panel on , 1 phillips screw behind both light bulbs , and 1 screw holding the complete panel to the rear wall . After removing these 5 screws , at the top right corner , with about 6-8 wires going to it , is the adaptive defrost board . Sometimes you can see the electronic board and on newer refrig's , a white box will be seen. Inside this box , is the adaptive defrost control . Disconnect the plug going to the board and on the right side of the PLUG , the far right wire is yellow , then another color , then white . Useing a small insulated wire with both ends stripped , insert one end into the yellow wire hole and the other into the white wire hole . This will bypass the adaptive board and send power directly thru the defrost bimetal ( thermostat ) AND heater to check if they are good .Plug the refrig back in . Now , wait about 3-5 min and look for a red glow at the bottom of the inside freezer panel , which will be the defrost heater or listen for sizzling which will be the frost melting and dripping onto the heater .If NO red glow , watch for a spark while removing the jumper wire you installed , from the plug . If a spark IS seen , then the heater was on and the heater AND bimetal are good . If you see the red glow , hear the sizzling , or see the spark , then the adaptive defrost board should be replaced . If no glow , sizzling or spark , then unplug the refrig and reinstall the refrig control section .
Remove the food in the freezer section enough so that the 2 screws holding the lower freezer panel on and the freezer panel , can be removed . Remove the panel . If the heater (black element at the bottom of the coils ) wires are visible , trace then to the top of the coils and disconnect . Use an ohm meter to determine if the element is good . If the element IS good , at the top of the coils , is a 1" cylinder with 2 wires , clipped onto the coils . This is the defrost thermostat ( bimetal ) . Replace this part if the element shows good . If the element shows bad , replace the element . NOTE 1 : sometimes the element and the bimetal come wired togather and the replacement part comes with a new heater and bimetal already wired togather . This would be the adviseable replacement part . However , each part can still be replaced individually . NOTE 2 : If looking at the bimetal and the top plastic " cap " looks cockeyed , replace the bimetal as moisture has gotten inside and disturbed its designed function .

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