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Old 10-26-2014, 01:58 PM
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Default Plugged refrigerator into an outlet with reversed hot/neutral wiring
Model Number: RS265TDBP/XAA   Brand: Samsung   Age: Less than 1 year   

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Hello,

I have fried something inside my new Samsung fridge by plugging the power strip it is on into a reversed outlet.

When I plugged the strip into the newly rewired outlet it said "wiring fault" with a red light. The refrigerator made a clink, clunk, click, click noise. I turned off the power strip and ended up rewiring the outlet because the hot and neutral wires were indeed reversed.

I plugged the power strip back in, this time it said "protection on" with a green light. Plugged the fridge into the power strip and it made the same clink, clunk, clicking noises. Front display works fine. Tried opening the fridge and freezer doors to call for cooling. Lights on, more clicking noises but no compressor came on. Unplugged fridge again....opened up the back panel...smelled an electrical smell...and saw lots of parts on a shiny new board. Closed it back up.

So, I have obviously done something bad to the refrigerator. How bad is the big question. The fridge and freezer are getting warmer as I write this. Any guidance on what to trouble shoot would be GREATLY appreciated! I hope I haven't ruined the whole unit.
I am fervently hoping that I have blown a fuse or some other relatively inexpensive part. Thank you in advance.


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Old 10-28-2014, 04:48 AM
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I was hoping that someone else would jump in on this one.

Here are your parts.
Parts for Samsung RS265TDBP/XAA / Refrigerator - AppliancePartsPros.com

Odds are that you blew an electronic board.
They blow faster than any fuse.
I cannot find any info that relates directly to this unit.

Perhaps you can find something in the following link that is close electrically to yours.
Looks like your unit uses an inverter and compressor instead of a compressor and a start device. This makes it more complicated to troubleshoot.
You will have to join the site and be logged in to be able to download any manuals
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/inde...wnloads;cat=20

This is probably a job for a pro.
Be sure that the etch you get has experience with this type of unit and the required tech info to troubleshoot it properly.

Sorry but the above is the best I can do for you.
Hopefully someone can get you the info you need.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:36 PM
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Thanks so much for your reply. I was afraid that it was indeed a job for a pro very familiar with the unit.
I have a happy update though......when I powered the unit back on this morning, it started up and and is keeping both the fridge and the freezer at the requested temp.! Somehow something on the main board or the inverter board must have absorbed the overload and recovered. Water, ice, display and compressor are all working......not sure how, or for how long.... I did order a main board anyway, just in case it wants to quit any time soon.
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