Samsung side by side fridge freezer making a nosie
We had our samsung fridge freezer fixed 18 months ago and told that the nosie it was making was because of the build up of ice at the back of the freezer. It has happened again I have swithched of the fridge freezer, but can I help the defrosting process my self or do I have to wait for it to happen naturally?
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Is the door seal working correctly? If the door has become distorted slightly it might be letting in moisture via a gap in the door seal which will result in the build up in ice.
If you can see ice build up leading from the door area, this will give you a clue to where the seal may be faulty. Check that the door is squared up to the freezer with a spirit level and if required gently bend the door back into place by holding the corner with your feet and adjust from the other corner.
The noise is due to the ice build up in your evaporator. The evaporator fan blade is rubbing against the ice build up. This can is designed to turn off when you open the door. As far as the defrost problem it can be your defrost bimetal thermostat, the defrost timer/control or your defrost heater.
you could have a torn fill tube tha allows water to spray out of the unit.there is the possibilty that the ice maker it self has a problem and needs to be changed. i have never heard of some changing two wire and fixing this problem sounds like you got taken.check to see if the ice maker is properly mounted to the compartment this could also cause the issue you are having you can call me at 417 551 4311 if you have any futher questions
This is caused by the ice building up in at the back - the fan catches the ice and eventually will stop. With the fan malfunctioning the temperature will rise and the light then flashes. Keep searching the web, and you will find instructions how to remove the back and de-ice it. I had exactly the same problem 2 months ago. Make sure that it is fully de-iced, including the tray at the bottom. Ours has worked OK since!
Inside back cover of fridge should be a schematic. If this not computer controlled, there is a defrost timer in there somewhere. It will have 120 V AC coming to it, on to the heating element then back to 120 VAC return. If fridge has a ice maker, it also controls the water valve, filling the tray. Frequently the defrost timer fails, could also be wiring or the heater, but this is unlikely
I had the same problem with my Jenn-air side-by-side
Your freezer has a defrost cycle and when the freezer temp is set too
cold, your drainage pan and tube freezes up (behind the back panels in
the freezer) and when that gets full it spills over too the bottom of
the fridge and keeps building up until you notice.
Un-plug fridge and put your food in coolers or another fridge.
Defrost the freezer, remove the ice from the bottom.
Remove the back panel/s (in the freezer).
Check the drainage pan. If it is iced up, you'll have to carefully remove the ice and check the drainage hole.
the hole is iced up, so is the first 1-2 inches of the plastic tube
leading to the main drainage pan behind and under the fridge.
You can use a hair drier to speed up defrost.
defrost the hole and tube I used round ended metal (nut pics or beater
attachment ends- avoid sharp objects) heated up in boiling water and
gently forced down into the hole and tube until defrosted.
Check flow(by pouring warm water) down and looking behind and under fridge(with flashlight) to see if flowing into main drainage pan.
Turn up your freezer temp and check with a thermometer. Your freezer temp was probably set too
Mine is going on 5 months with no problem. If this continues, it might be the defroster. Good Luck!
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.
the ice maker wont cycle untill the temp of the ice is around 10 degrees so if the freezer is at 15 or 20 due to some other malfunction then you will see the maker full of ice but it wont harvest and make another batch. so you could have a sensor bad, control malfunction, refrigeration issue, compressor, defrost system malfunction(you mentioned ice build up)