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My Samsung fridge went on the fritz the other day and not cooling properly. I called Lowes which is were I bought it and they send a repair guy to diagnosis it and OMG he was here like 5 mins. He pressed the power freese and power cool buttons got a code and said it needs a thermo bimetal. Cost me $55.00 for a five mins diagnosis, so now I'm going to try to replace the part myself. I'm pretty mechanicly Inclined, so I think I'll be fine but I need to known were the bimetal is and how to get to it. Any help sure would be great

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Brandi

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Needs model number

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Model Number is in the post title RS267LASH/XAA and thank you for your help.

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. He pressed the power freese and power cool buttons got a code and said it needs a thermo bimetal.

What's the code ?

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The code was the lower cross bar if the top part of a square 8 the code is displayed as part of a digit if that makes any sense.

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Yes a segment of 88, first or second 8 ? a horizontal, top, middle, or bottom ?

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second 8 horizonal middle bar. It was the bottom horizonal bar in the top box of the second 8.

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= error code 7, refrigerator defrost error - failure of the thermal sensor is plausible - could be the heating element as well. Gonna have to remove the rear wall of the fresh food side to access (see attached blowup) Sensor is key # RI74 in picture

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermal-Fuse/1515210

 

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Thanks Sensei I tried to look at the attached link but it said I don't have permission, oh and how do I remove the back wall of the frig I need Instructions pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

This is a different part then what he said I needed he said I needed the Thermo Bimetal which is a totally different part.

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Ok now I'n really confused my code = error code 7, refrigerator defrost error wouldn't that mean that the Thermo Bimetal found in the freezer section is more likely to be whats bad and not the thermal fuse ? You said theres no "other " bimetal in the frig section which is true but is the thermal fuse a bimetal if so then why is it called a thermal fuse and not a thermal bimetal ? Also I still can't open the link you send and I'd really like to it may help me understand this a little better can someone fix the permissions so I can see it ? pleaseeeeee

I just got a call from the service company giving me the rest of the quote the service tech is calling for two parts to fix my frig. I guess he's not sure since he was only here five mins. The parts are DA47-00095B $5.97 And DA32-0006B $6.67. The girl said she didn't known what these parts were that he'd only put down part numbers to order by, but I'm assuming one of these is the Thermo Bimetal he said I needed. I known they want another $78.00 to come back and put them in plus the cost of the parts which is $13.00 so I'm looking at $135.00 frig repair unless I can do this myself...I need Instructions on how to take the frig apart and where these parts are located. A service manual will do as it will have all the info in it I need. Thank Master Funk or anyone else who can help.

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Thanks Sensei I tried to look at the attached link but it said I don't have permission, oh and how do I remove the back wall of the frig I need Instructions pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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... refrigerator defrost error wouldn't that mean that the Thermo Bimetal found in the freezer section is more likely to be whats bad

REFRIGERATOR DEFROST has nothing to do with the FREEZER DEFROST

DA47-00095B is the Refrigerator Defrost Fuse as posted by kdog

I don't know what DA32-0006B is

mabe DA32-00006B

replaced by DA32-00006W

Refrigerator Temperature Sensor

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1515199

 

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repair guy should have had those parts with him the first time

Electrical tests may need to be done on the Defrost Fuse, Sensor, and the Refrigerator Defrost Heater, etc ...

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Thank You Grand Master Funk you are so right I feel he should have had those parts with him as well, especial if they are common faults. You are also correct on DA32-00006B it is a temp senso I looked it up on Samsungparts.com ....Now I only need to known how to get to both of them and I'm in business. Anyone care to tell this girl how to get the inside back wall apart in the frig ? Pleaseeeeeeeee ;~) What Kind of Test do I need do ? Volt ,ohms or resitance ? Oh and could somone tell what correct reading should be and how to test ?

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....Now I only need to known how to get to both of them and I'm in business.

Parts can be ordered by clicking on the pictures, they are links - to remove the rear wall, ya gotta pull the crisper and start disassembling. So much easier if you had a manual to refer to - purchase an apprenticeship here for as little as $10, gets you manual and moral support; or the $135 for buddy to come back and then have no manual for "next time"

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DA47-00095E:

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermal-Fuse/1515210

 

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DA32-00006W

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Temperature-Sensor/1515199

 

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NEXT TIME Sensei ? ...... I'm hoping there won't be a next time once it's fixed it's fixed. If this frig starts nickle and dime me it's gonna go bye bye. I wonder what the life span is on a frig these days ? I mean I known there not build any where near as good as they once were so how long are they figured to last anyone known ?

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Maybe 10-15 yrs. but as you are finding out, they are quite sophisticated electronically and the like - not big things, but $$$$$$$ every time

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OK so today was the big fix the frig day I started taking it apart and before I knew it there were the sensors right in front of me. It wasn't near as hard to get apart as I thought it would be. I carefully replaced them and put if all back together and waited :wacko: slow ever so slowly the temp came down, but once it reached 45 it stopped and then oh no it started going back up. It never got cold in the frig even when the tem pwas coming down......UGH it's still broken :wallbash: I guess the service guy was wrong with his wam bam thank you mam five mins diagnosis. Now it's back to the drawning board............what do I look at any ideas out there?

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did you actually test the parts before you replaced them or did you guess? I cant check your unit at the moment but the last samsung I serviced had the same defrost issue and the fuse was not bad, the heater was. On some Samsung units you cannot buy the heater seperately, it comes with the evaporator coil. However a few Techs have told me that the heater can be removed from the new evaporator and woven into the old one so no sealed system service has to be done.

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Reaaaalllllllllyyyyyyy that's me channeling Ace Ventura Humm well thank you for the 411.....I didn't test the parts I removed No becuase the super fly diagnosis tech who raced in charged me 55.00 to push power cool and power freeze told me it needs two sensors.... I even questioned him about his lack of throughness in his diagnosis.and he told me that 99% of the time its the sensors. Ok so how do I tell if I've got one of the kind of Samsungs that I can remove the deforst heater without doing the evap unit ? Also were do I but just the defrost heater ? all the parts places I've looked it comes attached to the evap unit.....and thank you again for all your help :kiss: this things costing me a bunch of money I'm going broke buying ICE for the cooler :wacko: 10 days now without a frig ugh this girl can only take so much :wallbash:

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You Cant buy just the heater, you will have to buy the evaporator and remove the heater from it...that is if you do need the heater.

Do you have a meter to test the parts that you've already removed?

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the Defrost Heater is attached to the Evaporator...

You'd need to buy the Heater/Evaporator and drill out the rivets..

(instructions on here somewhere)

But that would be IF the Defrost Heater is bad

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= error code 7, refrigerator defrost error - failure of the thermal sensor is plausible - could be the heating element as well.

While you were in there changing these parts, did you actually see an excess of frost on the evaporator coils ?

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(instructions on here somewhere)

SAMSUNG-Evaporator-Heater-Assembly.jpg

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Ok were do I begin ? Let me start with an update ok so I decided to take the frig back apart to have a llok to see how hard it was going to be to weave the heater into the evap unit, as I was removing parts I noticed a plug not plugged in :stupid: so I trace the wire and it goes to the fan. I plug it in and wait :whistling: hope and praying it will make a differance. Within an hour BAM the frig temp drops like a rock.and the frig is getting cold inside.:banana: I leave it mostly apart giving it all night just to be sure and this morning its right were it should be and everything is working :thumbsup: I want to thank all of you who helped me work through this with your tips tricks and advice. This has been an ordeal being without a frig for ten days has been like camping my in kitchen having to use the big blue cooler and buying ice everyday..:( I've been going round and round with this frig :starwars: but now that my firg is fix lets party :woohoo::rock_band::party: Thanks guys I truely :imnotworthy:

Can someone please explain to me just how the fan helps to make my frig work ? I'd like to known the therory behind it and understand how me not plugging up the fan kept my frig from cooling. :thanks: Thanks guys

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