Samsung RF266ABRS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator French Door - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


The self defrosting mechanism is fubar. Check out the defrost timer and defrost element for proper operation. Chances are that the element is open.

Samsung... | Answered on Jun 25, 2016 | 86 views


On mine one end of the spring broke off in the hole on the door. It was on top of the hinge so it looked like a pivot pin. I found that this was the second hole for the spring. I pushed the end of the new spring up under the hinge and popped the broke piece of old spring out. Now I could see the 2 holes. You then need to put the spring into each hole. The hole on the flap also needs a white plastic sleeve if that is missing. that goes on the end of the spring and fits into the flap hole. Then the trick part is understanding how the spring works? If you put both ends of the spring in the holes and shut the flap, it now stays in position to close and be flipped open by the guide that swings it open to seal.

Good Luck.

Samsung... | Answered on May 06, 2015 | 2,020 views


The unit self defrosts and this creates water. There is a drain tube that is supposed to let the water go to the bottom of the outside underneath. If that tube is plugged or damaged the water runs down the inside and creates ice.

Samsung... | Answered on May 02, 2015 | 201 views


Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
Most all fridges have a drain. Look inside your fridge for a "V" shaped channel with a small hole. This hole leads to a tube and a small pan which sits on top of your refrigerator's compressor. The defrost cycle causes water to run into the channel, down the tube, and then it generally evaporates with the heat of the hot condenser/compressor.
However, if that tube is clogged with food crumbs, particles , debris etc, you will have to clear it to get back to a normal mode of operation. A toothpick, pipecleaner, straw or a cotton bud can often do the trick.
Even a frost free freezer will still ice up at times in the areas away from the heated defrost area and the drain line can freeze. This icing causes the pipe work to the compressor to ice over or sweat and cause a puddle. Or if the drainage has frozen over, it will need to be de-iced. ( usually the line is under the freezer bottom plate covering. Towards the back of the unit) And there is another inside the fridge area also.
Give the freezer a good overnight defrost until it's totally clear of ice in addition to making sure the drain is clear to the pan at the back and then restart the freezer.

Samsung... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015 | 48 views


Guessing ether a fan, damper our defrost issue. Sorry cant be much help.

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 20, 2012 | 567 views


Hold both Power Freeze buttons for 8-10 seconds. You'll hear a chime when it resets and the correct numbers will show.

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 29, 2012 | 179 views


Yeah, me too. We have the same problem. Does anyone know how to fix this????

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 20, 2011 | 443 views


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned WARMER WHICH MAKES THE REF COLDER AND VICE-VERSA. SEE?
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically

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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
.I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.;
Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically
Thanks for using fixya
Leo Ponder
imufo2
PLEASE GIVE A TESTIMONIAL AND VOTE FOUR THUMBS UP IF THIS WAS HELPFUL

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011 | 163 views


CALL YOUR LOCAL REPAIR SHOP , IT NEEDS FREON ADDED AND YOU CAN NOT DO IT YOURSELF

Samsung... | Answered 2 hours ago | 57 views


Hold down "Energy Saving" and "Lighting" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds (or top left & right buttons). Display panel returns immediately. Or try pressing the power freeze and vacation buttons for about 3 secs and it worked great.

Samsung... | Answered 2 days ago | 20 views


figure out if its mounted than if its not figure out what its stuck on

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019 | 40 views


Error Code 6 E is due to a faulty defrost sensor. You should contact Samsung customer service.

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 30, 2019 | 28 views


Hi ,the # u r giving is for the water filter. Need to find source of water that is leaking in area. Remove and replace Filter. Use hairdryer to release bucket.

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 27, 2019 | 36 views


Every model is a bit different, but there should be an ice maker option on the control panel. Your best bet is to look in your owners manual or do a search for your model number online.

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 26, 2019 | 23 views


CALL A LOCAL REPAIRMAN

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 21, 2019 | 47 views


No one can help as you have not actually said what the problem is? It just says "Problem with Samsung Ref." Without any info all anyone can do is suggest going to the Samsung website, find the customer service number and give them a call. Sometimes they will also have troubleshooting on their site under support.

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 30, 2019 | 658 views


hello emer - some good stuff on samsung diy

click here samsung fridgefreezer problems

also check out these videos

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 29, 2019 | 1,007 views


Contact Samsung directly to order the repair manual.

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019 | 71 views


Water filters are usually in the top at the back of the food compartment , it may be behind a box or panel. Check your owners manual. The Owner usually has to change these filters every 6 months or so.

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 23, 2019 | 50 views

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