Question about Samsung RF266AEPN
Refrigerator makes a buzzing sound when the doors are closed. As soon as either of the french doors open, it stops because the fan shuts off. I assumed that perhaps the fan unit was going bad. I saw a similar complaint on a different Samsung thread and someone suggested that it might just be ice build up around the fan. The expert suggested unplugging it for several hours to let it thaw. Could it be that simple? Sure beats a costly repair visit just to have the problem diagnosed. I will probably try when I get home from work tonight unless I hear differently. Any other suggestions?
That good but also not a permanent solution. The ice was built up that high off the evaporator for some reason, more than likely a defrost problem or a poor seal on the door allowing warm air into the machine and forming ice around that specific area. Just sharing the thought.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: loud noise from the freezer side
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.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
the fan behind the ice maker is iced up poss fault defrost heater gone try total defrost faor a list 36 hrs restart it noise come back then you need to repace the defrost heater hope this helps
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
.When you open the door freezer door will get stopped and so, no sound. It will work only when door is closed. Fan sound comes due to malfunction of defrost. If defrost does in right time it won't happens. Unplug and let fridge get defrost all icing. After 3 to 4 hrs,start run again, and set temp @ 5degree freezer. It will start cooling fridge compartment also. But, this is a temerory solution. To solve permanently, find out why defrost not functioned properly?
Follow this steps.
Check defrost timer working which is back of the refrigerator down corner. By with small tip screw driver in some models located in the ceiling of the fresh foodsection or behind the cold control cover. In the defrost timer,slowly turn the screw like wheel in the middle of the defrost timer withstraight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. Now it's in defrost. If thedefrost heater(s) starts, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. Ifthe heater(s) does not start, unplug wire cord to check ohm test for continuityof heater. If continuity is there, plug cord wire which gives power 120volts(check specification) to heater. If heater no starts, bypass defrost thermostatby join the 2 wires in the defrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on,replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad,replace it. Thanks and hope helpful.
Posted on Jan 29, 2011
Here is a tip that I wrote about refrigerators and the fan noisethat they develop sometimes...
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
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