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Samsung RS2577SW (purchased 2006) Regrigerator side not cooling


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#1 benoliver

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

Yesterday the door of the fridge was left just cracked open. It was just enough that the light switch was off resulting in the fan running until it seized up from ice build up. . The teperature srarted rising as there was no air circulation. The freezer side still cools effectively as it is a double cooling system. After thawing, the rotation of the fan was quite rough and I figured that it had inturnal issues. I picked up a new fan from a local shop this morning and the fan will not turn on. When I hold the door open switch closed for 10 seconds or so I hear a click and what sounds like a fan start but the air circulating fan does not turn. I am guessing that the noise I hear is something to do with the circulation of coolant through the coil.



What I have done:
Replace fan
thaw coil
test wire harness
All wire fitting are tight and everything else seems to be functioning.


What other tests can I do to track down an issue?

I appreciate any help you can give.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

What is needed to test the new fan to make sure it functions correclty? It is labled as DC 12V so can I test on a battery?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:24 AM

Thanks for directing me to the pictures. I ran the tests as described and the panel indicated that the regerigator fan has an error. As I have a new fan and the wire harness is not cut what should I test next? Should I suspect the new fan could be faulty?

Another note, when the main power to the appliance is plugged in the umeral 3 is visible on the control panel. I believe that this indicates a power failure as I have seen it before but I am not totally sure.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:02 AM

... What is needed to test the new fan to make sure it functions correclty? It is labled as DC 12V so can I test on a battery?

yes..
Did you measure the voltage at the Fan ?

Are both the "old" and "new" Fan operation / error results the same ?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

I am getting 1.6 v from the Black wire to both the grey and yellow. I am getting 9.9v from the yellow to the grey.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

Black, Gray, Yellow...
isn't that the Freezer Fan ?

Fridge Fan should be
Orange, Gray, Brown ?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:17 PM

the three wires in the fridge compartment are the black, yellow, grey. I have not taken apart the freezer side.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

... the three wires in the fridge compartment are the black, yellow, grey.

then Samsung's service manual is wrong ..
either way, if there's 10v there the Fan should be running

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