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Samsung Refrigerator I have 1 year old samsung side by side refrigerator. one morning I woke up and the food inside the refrigerator are warm. The refrigerator is still working but not cooling. I tried lowering the temp by pressing the digital button outside but it did not work. I turned off for about 12 hours with doors open and still did not work. Although, the water filter indicator needs to be replace. Do you think the water filter has something to do with the refrigerator not cooling? I am afraid to buy new filter to a broken refrigerator it will just add to a new expenses. Thank you.

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  • downtown6 Apr 25, 2008

    Same problem, althought I checked the coils below and found caked on dust then thouroughly cleaned it hoping to wake up the next day with cold milk. No change so I pulled out the fridge unplugged it hoping to reset the thermostat somehow now hoping for the best. I put a thermometer in and it was reading 62.3, strange thing is the frezzer is working fine??????

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    I have the same problem - but I dont see any help from you HOW TO ...

  • mike49ks Jun 12, 2008

    I have 3years old refrigerator. the freezer is working but refriger is not working. I tried to set a temputure and waited about1 hr.

    But temp is not down and i can not hear any sound from the refriger

    PS: freezer is running well.

  • Biancasmom Jun 12, 2008

    Fridge stopped cooling - repair person says temp fuse is blown, causing frost on coil, damaged mother bd, froze water line and water reservoir which is now leaking. Says this is perhaps the only flaw in the design. Freezer unaffected because on 2 different systems like SubZero.

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    My refrigerator is not cooling as well - stuck around 55 degrees.

    The freezer is working fine.

  • skippy22 Jul 10, 2008

    frig. side cools down to 34, freezer only cools to 44 degrees, unit continues to run



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This unit has a history of problems on the refrigerator side. the basic reset is press and hold down the 2 middle buttons on the freezer at the same time. As a general rule the number one problem is in the mother board. usually you can replace it and everything will work.

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My Samsung refrigerator did the same thing.

Your evaporator is frozen over with ice and even though the evaporator fan runs, there's no air flow. The evaporator coil is fairly easily accessed at the back of the inside or the refrigerator by removing several screws inside the refrigerator that hold the panel that covers the evaporator coil. I defrosted mine once to twice weekly for several weeks until I fixed the problem. There will be ice in the insulating foam passageways on the back of the panel too. You can't see this without removing the fan from the panel.

Here's what mine required: I replaced the computer board, the thermal fuse on the evaporator coil and the temperature sensor on the evaporator coil, one item at a time until it started cooling normally It has worked well several months since I did this and the tank for the water dispenser no longer freezes.

Samsung was of no help since it was out of warranty by two months. They told me I could take my refrigerator to one of their repair stations, most likely in another state. They didn't offer any troubleshooting tips. The Koreans have a lot to learn about doing business in the USA. We expect our refrigerators to be reliable and operate for many years. I suppose it isn't this way in Korea.

A refrigerator barely over a year old should not have problems of this type. I spent over $300 for the various parts and a manual. However, I once again have a nice refrigerator.

I have two Samsung computer monitors that failed under warranty. I had to ship them back and was without them for two to three weeks but Samsung repaired or replaced them and they are still working three years later.

Because of my refrigerator experience, Samsung lost the sale of a big LCD TV to me sometime in the future as well as any other appliances.

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I have a RS2544SL side by side Samsung with a defrost sensor failure light upon a plug-in reboot, according to the service manual, which I purchase from Samsung so that I could help a local service provider unsuccessfully fix the unit.

The unit was less than 3 years old when I started having problems. The freezer side works although the unit will not re-boot following a power outage because is hangs-up on the defrost sensor flashing light on the front display.

Samsung service providers have stopped working on Samsung refrigerators and Samsung would not suppor the repair.
I had an independent service provider install a new defrost sensor but the reboot-pluging program still hangs-up at the defrost sensor despite a newly installe defrost sensor from Samsung.

The freezer side continues to work well and problems continue with the refrigerator side. The unit continues to fail during power-outages because it hangs-up on the warning light. I by-pass by holding both power freeze and power refrigerator buttons for 10 second as described in the service manual. After by-passing the warning light, the performance of the refrigeration side continues to be unreliable.

What is my next step to get my relatively new Samsung side-by-side refrigerator fixed, since Samsung will not back their warranty and Costco where I bought the unit also will not backup the warranty and purchase.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008


I have the same issue...I have replaced both refrigerator side sensors (defrost and refrigerator). I also replaced the entire bottom-half of the refrigerator ductwork (including fan and defrost heater). I am still having the issue...any ideas will help!

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The water filter has nothing to do with your issue. If what you are saying is correct, it is a compressor or related problem with a 5 year warranty.

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The water filter doesn't affect the cooling perfomance of ref.ther may be problem of defrosting of ref.compartment.


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