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Offline Freeborn Man

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How to test Samsung French door defrost timer?
« on: December 04, 2016, 02:43:35 PM »
Hey Everyone,

My fridge and freezer aren't cooling. I noticed the strip is hot between the french doors. So, I'm assuming the defrost mode is stuck on. How could I check the defrost system? Does anyone have a manual?

Samsung RFG238AAARS

Thanks,
Matt

Online dab147315

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Re: How to test Samsung French door defrost timer?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2016, 03:13:58 PM »
Make sure that the fan by the compressor is working.Pull the unit out and take a look.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 03:15:50 PM by dab147315 »

Offline Freeborn Man

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Re: How to test Samsung French door defrost timer?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 03:33:02 PM »
The fan does run. I had the back panel off to clean out the condenser and the fan came on with the compressor. Thank you.

Offline sarjushah

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Re: How to test Samsung French door defrost timer?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 05:00:33 PM »
the strip between fresh food door is mullion heater to reduce condensation. it is always on when energy saver is off. if there is no cooling it feels warmer.

Offline Freeborn Man

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Re: How to test Samsung French door defrost timer?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 05:19:54 PM »
Ah, thank you. I guess it's time for a new fridge.

 

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