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Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« on: May 31, 2014, 12:49:49 AM »
I am a service tech and have run in to many Samsung French Door refrigerators with water under the crispers.   I remove the back panel and find the evaporator clear except for a hugh chunk of ice on the upper right side of the evaporator.  Also, the defrost drain will be frozen oven with ice.  I can clear it all out, open the drain and usually within 3-6 months it will happen again.  Seems like it is defrosting, but maybe not long enough to melt all of the ice.  I have looked everywhere for a solution for this but can find nothing.  I have found this on many models from 22-29 cu. ft.  I am not Samsung certified, so finding a service bulletin seems impossible.  Does anyone have a service bulletin about this or a cure?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 01:20:52 PM »
Order a new evap cover. Clear drain and add larger heater clip securely. MOVE evap thermister from intake to outake. Go around back and clear all drain tubes and cut a small piece to alloe water to drain properly.

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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 01:34:46 PM »
Hey Domain inquiring mind would like to know as I have done all you listed in your post other than move the thermister is that a Samsung fix that I did not receive or a fix you do
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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 01:43:21 PM »
Samsung. The real issue here is when thr drain backs up and freezes, usually due to a stuck duckbill. After that happens, each time after defrost has terminated, the fan pulls that moisture back up on the incoming lineset and builds up on captube and eventually stopping fan

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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 01:45:30 PM »
 :thanks:
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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 11:35:44 PM »
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 02:42:02 PM »
 :welcome: :welcome:

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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 11:51:57 PM »
Hi Domain or Click50:

I am a home owner of an expensive Samsung French door fridge RF28HFEDTSR/AA and run into the same issue as stated above: got frosted then tried to defrost by letting the built-up ice melted down then got frosted back again after a few weeks;

Would you mind elaborate and guide me how to locate and move the (freezer?) thermistor from the inlet to the outlet with diagrams if possible as we really can't afford a new fridge now.

Thanks in advance
Wild
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 11:54:35 PM by wild »

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Re: Samsung French Door Refrigerator Evaporator Icing up
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 01:01:41 PM »
Sounds like you have a defrost failure, not plugged drain

 

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