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Offline tgoods

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Samsung Ice Buildup
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:14:39 PM »
Samsung, SxS, RS267TDWP/XAA, about 3 years old, iced up around the evaporator fan on the refrigerator side. I removed the ice and got it going but I couldn't find the cause.  The door gasket looks good, the door closes fine.  I checked the defrost drain and it looks good.  There's a rubber tube that goes from the cabinet to the drain pan.  Inside the tube there's a duckbill like check valve and it looks good.  Am I missing anything?

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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 11:16:20 PM »
Here are a couple of pictures.
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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 04:54:06 PM »
Left the door Open?   I defrosted one like that 6 months ago & found nothing but ice, no problem to speak of, suggested to customer that door was left open & to call me if it ices again.   No call since.
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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 06:53:15 PM »
No ice on evap? I usually find those iced up solid. Bad element in my case, but if your coil was good, tell them to close the darn door... O0

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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 08:02:57 PM »
See attachment.

You need to relocate the defrost thermistor to the return side of the cooling line higher above the evaporator.  See the last page for an example.

Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 08:03:34 PM by wildimaginations »
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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 09:49:41 PM »
Thanks, Wild, that's exactly what was hoping for.  The picture in the bulletin looks different than my picture, but it's obvious that I have no sensor on the suction line. I'll go back and give it a shot.


I didn't think it was the door left open because it closed so well and there's that alarm that goes off every minute.

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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 11:29:06 PM »
the evaporator/fan cover assembly can get waterlogged in the white Styrofoam, the only repair is to fit a new evaporator/fan cover assembly and yes move the defrost sensor as mentioned above

Here in Australia they sell the evaporator/fan cover assembly as a complet part wich includes the fan and complete cover, I cant find it on a USA web site
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 11:38:08 PM by ramwash »

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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 01:24:03 AM »
yes, here in the uk we have same issues, but for this version you should get by without replacing the evap cover ; Move the sensor as stated, but when re assembling the cover, make sure the suction line and capillary are pressed back enough to prevent any contact with the evaporator cover - it was found that often contact was creating moisture points which then froze. There is also a method to increase the temp for the defrost sensor to kick back in, but that is usually only needed in rare cases. Can't find it right now, but will dig it out if you need it?
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Re: Samsung Ice Buildup
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 11:48:02 AM »
Learn something new every day here.   Outstanding
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