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Ohm

Member Since 03 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 24 2014 06:56 PM

#255508 Samsung RF263AEBP/XAA FDBM Refrigerator: Cold freezer but warm beer compartment

Posted by Ohm on 21 May 2013 - 09:06 PM

Went back out and did the repair on this one today.  The hardest part was getting that evaporator fan plate off because it was stuck in place from all the frost.  But steamer and patience prevailed.  Good to replace the evaporator fan plate as an assembly because the old is very prone to cracking because of all the frost.  

 

Turns out the only problem was the open defrost limiter.  The calrod heating element was fine.  I repositioned the sensor from the vertical liquid line to the last run on the suction side of the evaporator.  Not sure if this was the right location but there was no room to put it anywhere else.  Added the drain clip and buttoned it back up.  Pretty much of a plug n chug job, inexpensive replacement parts and nice equipment to work on.  Samsung has some good things going for them from a repair standpoint.  

 

Mega Domos to Brothers Ohm, PDuff, and Micabay for the assist!  

 

That is the proper relocation for the defrost sensor. Great Job ;)




#255351 Samsung Refr. RS275ACBP no ice or water at dispensers

Posted by Ohm on 20 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

Yeah, I was wondering if one of those Samsung beasties took him out..... (snip)

 

Lol! Samsung is the easy part of my day ;). I have 4 kids and the weather is getting nicer here in New York. I also own rental property and have this bad habit of not hiring any needed projects. SO, if I seem to be hit and miss, y'all know why ;) Glad to see people getting such friendly help at the coolest Appliance site online in the last 50 years ;)




#255330 Samsung Refr. RS275ACBP no ice or water at dispensers

Posted by Ohm on 20 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

I would also suspect possible freezing. These will work with the filter removed, but they are designed to be used with the filter in place. See if the valve is being activated, but likely there is a restriction or water supply issue.




#254771 Samsung RF263AEBP/XAA FDBM Refrigerator: Cold freezer but warm beer compartment

Posted by Ohm on 14 May 2013 - 05:30 PM

DA61-06796A is the drain clip #, DA81-05707A for the seal kit that is used to add to the cover and also to insulate the
lines to the water tank (if it has one), where the lines go into the cabinet. In my experience the defrost sensors hardly fail.

I know, I know.... every tech keeps replacing them. They almost always seem to check ok for me.
I never replace them and I don't get callbacks on Samsung defrost issues.
I do however reposition these sensors as previously discussed.




#254762 Samsung RF263AEBP/XAA FDBM Refrigerator: Cold freezer but warm beer compartment

Posted by Ohm on 14 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

I am not overly concerned about the main pcb on this. I have had some that got weird and I had to to a reset before they would act correctly. On this model I go into diagnostic mode primarily to enable defrost to assist in removal of the evap cover only when I have this symptom. It is very rare for me to see a heater problem on these. When I see them iced up... and I see them a LOT, I like to dive right in and inspect the evap. area. The cover is held on by 2 screws  that hold the center bracket (top one is beneath a cover that pops off) and the bottom 2 screws on each side of the bottom of the cover. You need to use lots of steam and go very slow to keep from damaging the cover.  Once inside, I just check the obvious... sensor, thermal cutoff and heater. Add the drain extension, reposition the sensor and repair, replace and add insulation to the cover (add strip to bottom so it seals better). Also note that the fans will attempt to turn only a few seconds at a time over a period of time and then main pcb will give up if no feedback is detected. Do a reset after unplugging usually restores this quickly. I did have one recently that would no reset no matter how I tried so I ordered a main pcb, but the customer called the next day to tell me it is working fine.




#254014 Samsung RFG297AAWP exterior door ice/water disp disassembly

Posted by Ohm on 07 May 2013 - 02:40 PM

This part is not replaceable. You have to replace the door. You can only replace the display above the dispenser.

 

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#253345 Samsung rfg297aars not making ice

Posted by Ohm on 30 April 2013 - 05:56 AM

I am showing DA97-05422A as the ice maker p/n for that model

 

 

 

 

Also, this

 

 

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#252463 Samsung RF4287HARS icemaker not working, water dispenser not working

Posted by Ohm on 16 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

see...that's some good info to know...So is that true for most samsungs..ie water will flow without a filter or a bypass plug?

 

On this model, is the icemaker in the ff section sitting on a refrigerant line?...please say "no"

 

Yes... Just pull the filter if in question. Also great when you don't want to pay for the replacement filter and don't feel the need to have one in the fridge.

 

The FF Ice room is cooled via an air duct/fan from the freezer evap. It's the new models have the refrigerant line in the FF ice room ;(




#252453 Samsung RF4287HARS icemaker not working, water dispenser not working

Posted by Ohm on 16 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

lol!

 

Never had a clogged Samsung filter. I know you can remove the filter and water will still flow, so you can have the customer take the filter out to test.




#252449 Samsung RF4287HARS icemaker not working, water dispenser not working

Posted by Ohm on 16 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

About to take on this beast.....never worked on one before (except at Asti, I think) and currently studying the material. I guess since I've been picking on Samsung lately, they are about to get their revenge.  But I won't go down without a fight.  I got two days to bone up on this thing but would appreciate some real world info from someone who has some experience.  Any info, caveats, warnings, suggestions (other than to chicken out) are welcomed. Thanks!

 

For those of you who would like to read along and join my study group......http://appliantology...ntation-bundle/

 

 

It's probably the water supply ;-)

 

If it's not though... feel free to let me know if I can help in any way.




#252039 Maytag Tool Roll

Posted by Ohm on 10 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

You would have to accidentally drop 3 Fluke 116's in the toilet just to break even :woot:




#252011 Samsung refrigerator slow ice production.

Posted by Ohm on 10 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

http://appliantology...bleshootingpdf/




#251648 Samsung Refrigerator not cooling well. A lot of ice. Error 2E. Screen locked....

Posted by Ohm on 05 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

The fast track in my above link explains how to put the unit in forced defrost, but at this point I would just take the evap cover off and measure the resistance on the defrost heater. There are three connectors coming from the evap assy. The defrost sensor has thin yellow wires.. probably NOT your issue. Measure the thermostat which should be a short and the defrost heater should measure 103 ohms (also in the above fast track on pg 1).

 

 

by the way... your pic does not show up.




#251574 Samsung Refrigerator not cooling well. A lot of ice. Error 2E. Screen locked....

Posted by Ohm on 04 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

Hi I have a samsung refrigerator model RS267TDRS/XAA.
 
I have a problem with the right side. Not cooling well. It does not feel the cold. I removed the drawers and found ice on the back of the drawers. I wanted to remove all the cover but I could not, I had a lot of ice. I was stuck. Not open. I unplugged the refrigerator until the next day to remove the cover and see what the problem is.
 
When you plug the refrigerator back, flashing an error code on the front display. "2 E". I want to press a button but you can not, all the buttons are locked. Just flashes the code "2E". I removed the back cover of the drawers and no ice. The refrigerator turns on fine, but now I can not do anything with that code.
 
The first problem was that it was freezing the fridge well, because I had a lot of ice accumulation. I suspect a problem with the defrost system. And now this code.
 
What is going on with my refrigerator?. Because ice is full?. Again filled with ice again?, I will be having cooling problems? Because that error code? What is the solution?

Press the lighting and energy saver buttons simultaneously for 8-10 seconds and it will reset the unit out of error mode. You have to troubleshoot the refrigerator defrost issue. It's probably an open heater which is a pita to change You have to order the evap assy and change over the heater without damaging the evap.

 

Of course...could be something else!

 

here is the fast track

http://appliantology...st-track-r2pdf/




#251274 LG Washer Door Boot Inner Spring Clamp Removal Tool

Posted by Ohm on 31 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Tool talk.... Yea! I just purchased that microwrench set from lowes a couple of weeks ago. It is a kobalt set but many kobalt, craftsmen and gearwrench tools are made by Danaher. If i'd known i could get it under the Gearwrench name, I would have. Although the same, I have a number of Gearwrench stuff and have come to respect them. My goto stubby is a ratcheting Bahco, a company owned by Snapon. $22 on Amazon btw also on Amazon for $40 you can get a great snapon made full size ratcheting screwdriver made under the JH Williams brand. This is the USA made JH Willams/snap on (i understand there is some Taiwanese made JH williams tools) and is nothing more than a snapon but about $40 cheaper. Model WRS-1. Been using one for three years and there is no difference between it and my snapon

 

Also, you can get the microdrive under the Husky name with less bits:

http://www.homedepot...73#.UVj921f4KFI

dac8901f-5d3a-45c7-8434-e28b8f58eb7a_300

 

I actually just carry the driver as the bits/sockets are redundant for me and the full Gearwrench kit takes up too much space in my bag. I have a Pro-Pac Tech-LC and I try and carry everything i can jam in there ;-)







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