My sensor is reading 12.5k ohms at room temp. seems high to me, what is the normal value for this or do i need a new one
Answer Kev, At room temperature(75 dgrs F.), your thermistor should read 5.1k ohms. Your reading is way high. at 12.5k ohms the thermistor registers a temperature of 34 to 35 dgrsF. Sounds like a bad thermistor or bad/shorted wire to the main control board. Start with a new thermistor.DA32-00006W, Good Luck and Thanks
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How difficult to install part?
Answer They are not hard to install. Remove the front cover in the freezer, then remove the inner cover. You will see your evaporator with this attached to it. Unplug the old one, and install the new one. Reassemble in reverse order. Hope this helps.
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We have a Samsung RF217ACPN fridge, freezer on bottom, french doors on top, bought in Feb/2011. Yesterday morning we discovered that all the food in the freezer had started to defrost and the ice cubes were all fused together. The door was properly closed since 6pm the night before. The temp read out was still showing the normal -2 degrees, which was clearly wrong. The fridge portion of the unit was normal and food was fine there. After some reading I tried unplugging the unit for a minute to reset the system, and after plugging in again the freezer temp read 46 degrees. After throwing out the food and cleaning the freezer, it did cool properly, is now making ice and seems to maintain temp so far. I'm of course worried this will happen again. Thoughts on the problem? I am fairly good with DIY repairs, but I would love help in knowing where to start. Thanks!
Answer Hello Ian,
Everything on a Samsung is controlled by the temperature sensors and the main control board. Test the sensors and if they are within tolerance, replace the main board. This can actually be done using the onboard diagnostic mode and the keypad. The tech sheet explains the procedure and the meanings of the fault codes.
Refrigerator not cooling but freezer is. Any ideas?
You will want to pull the lower cover off the back wall of the freezer and check the evaporator coils to see if the coils are frozen over. If frozen over then you would want to test the defrost sensor for being faulty. The sensor should read approximately 10K ohms at 77 degree room temperature.
Freezer is ok but refrigerator side is warm all stuck in ice. The evaporator fan is not working no dc voltage. Check the fan motor and good.
You will want to test the defrost thermistor if the coils are encased in ice. In most cases this is the cause for the icing. For the fan if there is no dc voltage getting to it then the issue would be the control board not sending the message which would need to have a new main control board.
RS2630WW side by side, refrigerator and freezer does not get cold. Evaporator fan motor is running. There was no ice build up on coils.
you will want to check to see if the compressor is running. If the compressor is running but there is not a frost pattern then the unit has a sealed system leak and will need to determine where the leak is. If the compressor is not running then check the start relay to make sure that it is good. In a lot of cases the relay fails and causes the issue.
Ice forms inside and under the crisper drawers. Fridge temp is set at 44, freezer at 6 degrees. Do I need new sensor(s)?
Answer Hello Bob. If the evaporator on the fresh food evaporator is frozen over, you will need to replace the evaporator assembly DA96-00017G.
My Samsung RS2630SH runs all the time, it will not shut off. It cools great, no other problems. As a temporary fix I put it on a timer. Do you think a new thermostat may correct my problem?
This unit would operate off of thermistors and if the unit is sitting at the correct temperature in both compartments then it is normal. The unit is designed to run for longer periods of time due to energy efficiency ratings. They use less energy running longer periods instead of shutting off and on more frequently to use more energy by starting.