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Samsung french door model# RF217ACRS missing segments in display?


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#1 Rocket Appliance

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:12 AM

Ive have this Samsung model#RF217ACRS  thats driving me nuts....its missing all the segments in the display except for 2 small segments on the right side (fridge side) on the display.....also you cant make any adjustments either? I installed a new display board....nothing,...exactly same as before....so I thought ok...main control installed that tonight...nothing,..exactly the same as before again???

What am I missing? I think Im losing it lol.... Thanks again ,.. Rocket



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#2 JJ Surfer

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:07 AM

Review tech sheet, missing segments is an error code, Samsung checks sensors and etc at start up, look up the error code and go from there.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

Samsung's Rapid resolution guide that includes some helpful repair tips for this model:  http://appliantology...solution-guide/



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

Concur with Brother JJ Surfer.  Press and hold Power Freeze and Power Cool buttons for eight seconds and see what happens.  The fact the affected led segments are on the ref side display could point to a bad ref section sensor or a problem in the wire harness.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:06 AM

Ok...once again you guys save me.....from going crazy....fully.....The manual was great .....the missing segments being a code who,d a thunk it?..anyways turns out to be a code for fresh food evaporator fan and fresh food arewa out of range temp i think....pull the evap cover off and its all iced up! not to be confused with frosted up...I think ahhhaa! clogged evap drain tube.....well there would have to be a evap drain tube for it to be clogged...THERES NO HOLE!! NO TUBE!! NO WHERE FOR THE WATER TO GO...Has anyone seen this before? its not even formed into the plastic back? WTH



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:25 PM

Defrost drain should be at the base of the evaporator recess.  While you have the evaporator cover off might as well check defrost heater, thermostat and sensor.  Was the f/f evaporator fan running?  Should be able to close both f/f doors and hear fan start after a couple of seconds (with ear pressed to door).  The air ducts in the styrofoam evap cover can get blocked too.  Should be able to clear with warm water.  If needed replacement evaporator cover comes with fan motor.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:55 AM

Yup no evap hole...its been filled with spray foam.....Ive found the tube but its full off spray foam...cant clear the blockage. Im going to go at it old school and drill a hole in the back of the fridge and put a old fashion ext. mounted drain tube...ill post some pics of this train wreck...

Thanks again all... :wink:



#8 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:36 AM

Yup no evap hole...its been filled with spray foam.....Ive found the tube but its full off spray foam...cant clear the blockage.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:02 AM

I've seen this with Frigidaires but not Samsungs. Is this a warranty call? If not, did customer buy it second hand?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

Ive seen it on a Lg.

Kicks major Samsung booty first, asks diagnostic questions later.

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