Samsung refrigerators can usually be very easy to repair. If you take a brief look at it, it may seem complicated, but it really isn’t. Samsung refrigerators have been popular for the last few years in the USA , and as with every product, the first productions had come shared issues. We will mention some of these possible issues and how to deal with them.
The normal temperature in the refrigerator should be 38, and in the freezer -4 degrees. If your temperature is set to a certain temperature, and the temperature is completely different, you are probably dealing with a heater issue. Unplug the refrigerator and get to the heater.
Take a mulitmeter and measure the resistance. (should be around 95 ohms). If the resistance is very high, you probably have a bad heater.
However, if the heater is alright, the issue may be the control board, thermal fuse or the termistor. Termistors and thermal fuses should just be ordered and replaced.
Remove the heater from the evaporator, replace it and that is it. Another common issue is the leaking of water into the crisper drawers or on the floor.
This happens very often on french door refrigerators and bottom freezers. The problem is in the blocked defrost drain line. The line is placed under the evaporator, and when the heater melts the ice every 8 hours, the water should go down the drain.
If it’s not, that it is iced over and you should clear it with hot water. If your fan is making loud noises for a longer period of time, it usually indicates that the fan motor is hitting something. There is probably an ice buildup behind the panel.
Problems like this happen when a defrost component fails, so the evaporator does not defrost when it should and ice builds up just enough for the fan motor to hit it and create noise.
You only have a defrost issue and you can solve it easily by melting or removing the ice. People often complain that their ice-maker doesn’t make enough ice, or no ice at all. Most ice-makers should produce about 120 cubes a day. First, empty the tray and let the refrigerator run for 24 hours.
After that, if there are 50 or less cubes, you ice-maker isn’t working properly. Here are some easy steps you can take in trying to fix the problem. Try lowering the temperature of the freezer, and ensure that the water valve is fully opened. If there is a water filter in your fridge, change it. This normally resolves and problems with the ice-maker.
Remember, if you are attempting to repair something on your own, wear safety goggles, gloves and anything else that can protect you when necessary.
Appliances are sometimes more complex than you might have imagined, and repairing them without proper knowledge, or methods can cause damages to you or your appliance. So, if you don’t feel like you know what to do, just call the repair company.