2 days ago, my Samsung RB215 refrigerator was freezing everything in the fridge (at that time the thermostat read 44 degrees for the fridge and 4 degrees for the freezer – which is they typical setting). When I unplugged it and plugged it back in the thermostat read 33 degrees for the fridge and -16 degrees for the freezer.
Yesterday everything seemed fine (the fridge read 44 and freezer 4); but just to confirm, I unplugged it again to recheck the thermostat. The fridge read 46 and the freezer read -16.
This morning, the fridge felt warm (thermostat read 44/4). I unplugged it again and when I plugged it back in the thermostat read 56 and -16.
Is it safe to assume that the problem is the thermostat? And if so, is this something simple that I can fix?
Thank you, in advance for your assistance
ANSWER Hello Maya. No, if you unplug and plug up and it reads good, then the thermostat is reading properly, and the control board is bad on the unit.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, April 16, 2013