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Most likely one or more of your defrost component have failed which are defrost heater, defrost thermostat, and defrost timer or Board depending on model

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017


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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
But is probably a common defrost problem The ice build up
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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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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Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011


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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
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Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.

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Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011


There's a condensate drain that's behind a panel inside the refrigerator compartment. For some reason, it's blocked. Possibly by ice or, less likely, algae. Take out all the shelves and remove the Philips head screws that hold the panel in place. (One may be hidden behind a small plastic tab that you can remove with a flathead screwdriver.) Carefully pull the panel away from the back of the compartment....there may be wiring attached to it. You'll probably see water/ice pooled in the condensate drain tray. Dry that out. Use a hairdryer to melt any ice in the drainhole, soaking up water as you procede. Try turning up the temp in the fridge to prevent future freezouts.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011


Sounds like the compressor is kicking out on overload (getting too hot). When is the last time the units coils were cleaned. Or compressor is defective.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can't flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won't turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it's bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it's in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010


Hi,

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heatman101

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Oct 25, 2010


could be a problem with your thermastat ,shut it down for a while all the way then turn it on and see if that helps, only turn your unit up in small increments till you reach the desired temp.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with yourrefrigerator and why it is not cooling

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heatman101

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010


This is a program when the freezer is meant to cool off in a hurry such as jet cool or a freeze it.
When the freezer is loaded with a fresh batch of food to be frozed in a hurry you can select this program .The freezer will run to cool at the highest so that the food is frozen faster.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out whats going wrong with yourrefrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

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Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

heatman101

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010


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Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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heatman101

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010


CHECK YOUR DOOR SWICHES AND WIRES. IF THEY REMOVED THE DOORS THE WIRES TO THE SWICHES ARE UNPLUGGED.

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Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on May 12, 2010


yes because some refrigerator has being set to wait for some mins before the compressor comes up.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Mar 06, 2010


Hello Tony - your diagnosis is most like correct. Unfortunately you are now having to wait as no tech can scope out your appliance while it is still working fine. I have seen appliances do this same thing and still be aok years later. good luck with yours. Regards, Joe
PS if it is under an extended warranty call for a service call so that is on the record.

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010


Hi, this problem is going to be with the running thermostat2.gif. (cold Control). It has gone bad and stays open which in turn will keep the compressor running continually and will cause the fridge to get colder and freeze food. It can normally be located in the control panel inside the fridge (it is the control that has wires, the other is the damper). Locate the thermostat and replace it. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!! Mike

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Oct 18, 2009


CHECK PWR TO UNIT, CHECK MAIN PANEL BREAKER FUSE IF GOOD , CHECK BIN SENSOORS AN WATER PUMP

Samsung 18.8 Cu.... | Answered on Aug 19, 2009

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