Discuss

Samsung Refrigerator Defrost Coils Freezing

 in

Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

I have a Samsung RS2534ww Side by Side refrigerator that is about 5 years old, the fan was making a

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » Samsung Refrigerator Defrost Coils Freezing

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2009, 04:26 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
sfnum8 is on a distinguished road
Default Samsung Refrigerator Defrost Coils Freezing
Model Number: rs2534ww   Brand: Samsung   Age: 1 - 5 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


I have a Samsung RS2534ww Side by Side refrigerator that is about 5 years old, the fan was making a loud noise, so I took the inside cover off of the refrigerator side and the coils were basically a solid sheet of ice. This happened a couple weeks ago and I unplugged the unit and did a complete defrost for about 2 days, powered on and reset the unit. A few days later the coils froze up again. The fan seems to be running a little loud and when you open the fridge door the fan shuts off, I believe the fan should keep running while the door is open, correct? Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to troubleshoot this, I spoke with the Samsung tech team and they were worthless.
Thanks in advance


Related Models
 RS2534WW REF - SXS
 RS253BABB REF - SXS
 RS253BASB REF - SXS
 RS253BAVQ REF - SXS
 RS253BAWW REF - SXS
 RS2544SL REF - SXS
 RS2545SH REF - SXS
 RS2555BB REF - SXS
 RS2555SL REF - SXS
 RS2555SW REF - SXS
 RS2556BB REF - SXS
 RS2556SH REF - SXS
 RS2556WW REF - SXS
 RS255BABB REF - SXS
 RS255BASB REF - SXS
 RS255BAWW REF - SXS
 RS2577BB REF - SXS
 RS2577SL REF - SXS
 RS2577SW REF - SXS
 RS2578BB REF - SXS
 RS2578SH REF - SXS
 RS2578WW REF - SXS
 RS257BARB REF - SXS
Frigidaire RS259ESD1 Wwh(v1) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESD2 Wwh(v2) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESF1 Wwh(v3) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESF2 Wwh(v4) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESH1 Wwh(v5) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESH2 Wwh(v6) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESV1 Wwh(v7) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESV2 Wwh(v8) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESW1 Wwh(v9) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Frigidaire RS259ESW2 Wwh(v10) / Side By Side Refrigerator
Roper RS25AEXLQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AFXMQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AFXRD01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AFXRD02 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AGXNQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AGXNQ01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AGXNQ02 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXFN00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXFN01 REFRIGERATORS
Roper RS25AQXFN02 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXFW00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXFW01 REFRIGERATORS
Roper RS25AQXFW02 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXGN00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXGN01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXGN02 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXGW00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXGW01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AQXGW02 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXAW00 Refrigerators*
Roper RS25AWXBL00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXBN01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXBW00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXBW01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXDN00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXDW00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXEN00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXEN01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXEW00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXEW01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXVW00 Refrigerators*
Roper RS25AWXVW02 Refrigerators*
Roper RS25AWXWL00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXWW00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25AWXXW00 Refrigerators*
Roper RS25AWXZW00 Refrigerators*
Whirlpool RS25AWXZW01 Refrigerators*
Roper RS25CFXTQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25CFXTQ01 REFRIGERATOR
Roper RS25CGXTD00 REFRIGERATOR
 RS2621SW REF - SXS
 RS2622SW REF - SXS
 RS2622SW/XAA REF - SXS
 RS2623BB REF - SXS
 RS2623SH REF - SXS
 RS2623SL REF - SXS
 RS2623VQ REF - SXS
 RS2623WW REF - SXS
 RS2624WW/XAA REF - SXS
 RS2630SH REF - SXS
 RS2630SH/XAA REF - SXS
 RS2630WW REF - SXS
 RS2630WW/XAA REF - SXS
 RS2644SL REF - SXS
 RS2644SW REF - SXS
 RS265LABP REF - SXS
 RS265LAWP REF - SXS
 RS2666SL REF - SXS
 RS2666SW REF - SXS
 RS267LABP REF - SXS
 RS267LABP/XAA REF - SXS
 RS267LASH REF - SXS
 RS267LASH/XAA REF - SXS
 RS269LARS REF - SXS
 RS2777SL REF - SXS
Hoover RS27D011 REF - SXS/I&W
Amana RS30 MWAVE- CNTRTP / STAND ALONE
Amana RS30 MWAVE- CNTRTP / STAND ALONE
Amana RS30 MWAVE- CNTRTP / STAND ALONE
Amana RS30 MWAVE- CNTRTP / STAND ALONE
Amana RS30 MWAVE- CNTRTP / STAND ALONE
Whirlpool RS3025XBN0 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE STANDARD CLEAN OVEN
Whirlpool RS3025XBN1 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE
Whirlpool RS3025XBW0 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE STANDARD CLEAN OVEN
Whirlpool RS3025XBW1 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE
Whirlpool RS310PXBH0 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE STANDARD CLEAN OVEN
Whirlpool RS310PXEB0 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE
Whirlpool RS310PXEB1 30" ELECTRIC SLIDE-IN RANGE
Whirlpool RS310PXGN0 ELECTRIC RANGE
Whirlpool RS310PXGW0 ELECTRIC RANGE
Whirlpool RS313PXTT0 Ranges, Electric*
Whirlpool RS313PXYH0 Ranges, Electric*
Whirlpool RS313PXYH2 Ranges, Electric*
Whirlpool RS333PXTT0 Ranges, Electric
Frigidaire RS33BFL0 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire RS33BFL1 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire RS33BFL2 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2009, 07:22 PM
Hardcore DIY'er
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Moundville,AL
Posts: 1,363
woodchuckie is on a distinguished road
Default

You probably have an automatic defrost problem. This ice buildup probably causes the fan noise. Lots of models do cut the fan off when you open the door. While you're troubleshooting it you can use a hairdryer to speed up the defrosting.

The defrost thermostat is clamped on the coils. It should show continuity with an ohm meter when it's cold and open when warm(above 35 degrees or so).

The defrost heater is at the coils and melts the ice during defrost. Disconnect it and it should show continuity between the two wires.

If both of these parts are ok the problem is the defrost timer(defrost control) part 6 on this diagram of your machine compartment & cabinet back. Replacement parts for MAYTAG RS2534WW | AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2009, 08:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
sfnum8 is on a distinguished road
Default

Are the Samsung and Maytag fridges the same? The diagram given looks a little different than my fridge. I have three wire harnesses that plug in at the upper right part directly above the coils. What does the defrost thermostat look like, and also what exactly is meant by "the defrost heater is at the coils"?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Hardcore DIY'er
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Moundville,AL
Posts: 1,363
woodchuckie is on a distinguished road
Default

Part 38 on the freezer compartment diagram is the thermostat. It should be in contact with the coils. I believe the heater is part 43. It's below the coils so it will melt all the ice.

I did find the samsung on a sears parts site and the diagrams are the same.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2009, 04:42 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,592
denman is a name known to all
Default

Here is a service manual
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...cs/SAM0096.pdf

For some reason I cannot actually view the entire manual, Explorer keeps shutting down, hopefully you will have better luck.

And now for the bad news.
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...0051129001.pdf

I had to read this a couple times as I could not believe a manufacturer could be this stupid!!!
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2009, 05:05 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
sfnum8 is on a distinguished road
Default

You referred to the "Freezer Compartment" in the previous post, my problem is with the "Refrigerator Compartment" diagram 10 correct?
What I can see in my fridge is this http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pa...136651&image=0

I also have this Replacement parts for MAYTAG RS2534WW | AppliancePartsPros.com that plugs in and runs over to the brass part of the coils)
I then have another wire harness that plugs in and runs down the right side of the coil and has a red and a black wire, the end is wrapped in foam, under the foam seems to be covered is some type of blue plastic.

Can you now tell me which part is which and how to test them.
Thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2009, 05:07 AM
Hardcore DIY'er
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Moundville,AL
Posts: 1,363
woodchuckie is on a distinguished road
Default

I have heard of that before. If it was mine and it went bad(which we don't know in this case yet) I would get a heater and rig it up with another one and place it like regular manufacturers do.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2009, 08:31 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,592
denman is a name known to all
Default

Here is another service manual which looks more relevant
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...cs/SAM0059.pdf

Your first link looks like the tube with the wires coming out of it is the defrost heater. Could not find a spec for it but is probably around 30 ohms.

The manual does show a thermal fuse in the evap area. This should be 0 ohms.

Also shows a thermistor, the resistance should change with temperature, see the table in the manual.

You will need a meter.
If you do not have one, I would suggest you purchase a meter. You can get a decent digital multimeter for under $20.00. You do not need fancy though it is nice if the leads are a couple feet long.
If it saves ordering one unnecessary part it has paid for itself and you end up owning a useful tool.
Most places will not let you return electrical parts so if you order it, you own it.
A couple things to watch when measuring ohms and continuity
1. Always remove power from the machine otherwise you could blow your meter.
2. Always disconnect at least one side of any device you are checking. This eliminates the possibility of measuring an alternate/parallel circuit path.
3. When checking for closed contacts and continuity use the lowest scale (Usually 200 ohms). Then try higher scales. This scale is 0 to 200 ohms so if the device you are measuring is 300 ohms this scale would show an open circuit which it is not, you are just measuring outside the scale's dynamic range.

There is a good STICKY at the start of this forum about it's use.

woodchuckie
Hopefully the heater is OK. I also would be looking at a jiggery pokery if it was blown. Perhaps a length of pipe heating cable would work here depending on the wattage.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-17-2009, 04:04 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
sfnum8 is on a distinguished road
Default

O.K. I tested everything around the coil and all wires had continuity, but I also tested the heater that is connected to the main compartment that pulls off of the inside back of the fridge(the heater is right below the fan) #29 in this diagram http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pa...35&NewWindow=1, it did not show continuity. I assume this should be replaced and should be the problem, correct?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-18-2009, 04:57 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,592
denman is a name known to all
Default

I do not think this part would effect the defrost operation but am not sure.
Perhaps Woodchuckie or someone else knows.

I would try to force the unit into a defrost, see Page 8 in the second manual I linked to.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samsung Refrigerator Defrost Not Working eckerj Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 20 05-25-2014 01:07 PM
GE - fridge freezing in drawers, freezer not freezing at top, but coils frozen over jaxcarlson Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 12-01-2009 09:42 AM
Evaporator coils freezing over,replaced defrost timer crnmd Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 3 05-09-2009 11:53 AM
Sub Zero 201 FD Freezer is not freezing and coils are frosting over/freezing up badace Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 12-02-2007 09:54 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:51 AM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17