Question about Samsung RB2155SH Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
It started with some noise and then the temperature indicator was flashing. When I unpluged and pluged it again, refrige stopped working.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We had the same problem due to a power surge- we pressed the power cool and power freeze buttons at the same time until it reset and it's fine now. Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
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!
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
Your fridge not working is a fridge repair job that you can do without the help of a professional. Often the fridge has a frost-free failure, or the compressor is faulty but there are many other reasons for a fridge not cooling properly.
Step 1 - Find the Problem
Your first job is to locate the source of the problem. Consider each of the following:
* Gaskets - Make sure the gaskets/seals are not torn and are sealing properly.
* Evaporator fan - Make sure it is working. If it is now working you may have a problem with the fan motor. Check for power to the motor and also examine the fan switches around the door (not all fridges have these switches).
* Air damper - Sometimes the air damper will not open up to allow the cold air from the freezer part to blow into the fridge section.
* Condenser coils - Check to see that the condenser coils don't have a dust build-up and that the condenser motor is working.
* Compressor - Make sure your compressor is working with on and off clicking noises.
Step 2 - Frost-Free Failure
This is the most common cooling problem in fridges. Expose the evaporator coils by accessing the panel in the freezer section. The coils in the freezer section can sometimes get clogged up with frost. This can stop the evaporator fan motor from blowing cold air around, or cause the fan to hit it and stop, or become noisy. The defrost timer can be a bit tricky to find but it is usually located behind the back bottom corners of the fridge, although they can sometimes be found in the ceiling of the fresh food section, or behind the cold control cover.
Step 3 - Find the Timer
When you find the timer, turn the wheel-like screw slowly with a screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. The refrigerator is now defrosting. If you find that the fridge starts now, you will need to replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer.
Step 4 - Volt Test
If the heaters do not come on, use a volt meter to ohm test the defrost heater or volt test for 120 volts to the heater. You can bypass the defrost thermostat if you haven't got power to the defrost heater to check if the defrost heater will come on. To bypass the thermostat, join the two wires together. Replace the defrost thermostat and the defrost timer if the heater comes on now.
If there is a ticking or squealing noise in the defrost timer, or it seems hot to touch, replace it.
Many fridges have and inline fuse on both sides of the defrost heater. You will need to replace the whole heater if one of those fuses blows. Check these fuses with a volt meter if the defrost heater doesn't work.
A quick check if you have a cooling problem is to inspect the evaporator coils. If there is a build up of white snow on the coils, this indicates a frost free problem; if there is balled ice on part of the coils with the rest bare, this indicates a system problem, like a problem with the pumping compressor.
Hope this help in solving the problem. Take care.....
Posted on Oct 03, 2010
Run a couple of system self test on the refrigerator to see where the problem has occured
Inspect your condenser fan and get a multitester to test the thermistors if they are still in perfect order,if they do not give accurate readings you should replace the condenser fan and thermistors.
Also check out the fresh food evaporator fan if it has not been iced up as this can restrict air flow and make your refrigerator not to cool
The evaporator fan is behind all the plastic back wall and insulation.replace the fan and the thermistor near the top light and clean out all the ice.
Your refrigerator should now work normally.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
SOURCE: My fridge - model RS583HDP
try to lubricate or replace bushing of your evaporator fan maybe it has awear in tear that fan hard to rotate this can cause a noise and poor circulation of air cause of temp. rise
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
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