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Offline ra_howard

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Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« on: October 29, 2016, 08:55:39 AM »

I've scoured the internet for days to try and find a solution and I'm confused on where to go next because all the troubleshooting I found doesn't really pertain to my current situation. Thus, I am going to try this forum and see if I can get some straight answers.

Over the past few weeks my freezer has gotten hotter and hotter. It hasn't made Ice in months. I pulled the lower panel off the back of the refrigerator and found that the condenser fan motor had stopped working. So I replaced that, put everything back together and it actually made my freezer go warmer. It went from fluctuating between 30 - 40 degrees to mid 50's. There is no ice build up on the back off the freezer, (Why would there be it's 50 damn degrees inside :(  Just checked manual temps inside both the fridge and freezer and they are about equal. the Middle panel separating both fridge and freezer is not hot at all...

Any and all suggestions would be welcomed! I'm at a loss and my brain hurts!


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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 09:36:20 AM »
Pull the covers off of the back of the refrigerator and freezer section. Look at the frost pattern.  It should be lightly frosted from top to bottom.  If there is ice buildup up on just a row and or where the piping comes out of the wall, then you have a refrigerant leak.

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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 11:32:05 AM »
Didn't really look over the refrigerator side back panel but I pulled the one off the Freezer panel and it's got just a small hardly frozen piece of ice on the first coil no bigger than 1.5" the coils don't feel too cold. I'll see if there is a panel to take off on the re fridge side.

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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 11:44:40 AM »
Did some more digging.. Pulled the ice maker out and checked the Freezer fan that appears to blow the cool are into the freezer as well as the refrigerator...and it is working.

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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 12:02:53 PM »
I bowed out. I called a tech to come look at it. After taking off the back panel, the freezer fan was working just fine. I could hear the compressor kick in. There was about a 6" frost section on the coils in the freezer, but nothing else. I guess it could be a freon problem...I don't know.

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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 12:07:54 PM »
the coils in the freezer should be completely and evenly covered with a light coating of frost. if not, you have a freon or compressor problem.
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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 06:11:36 PM »
Well it was a compressor issue....SO...I'm shopping for a new fridge. Any suggestions...budget is less than 2k, Black in color, with ice maker...aannnnndd GO!

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Re: Samsung RS2530BBPXXA is not freezing....
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2016, 06:22:04 PM »
Well it was a compressor issue....SO...I'm shopping for a new fridge. Any suggestions...budget is less than 2k, Black in color, with ice maker...aannnnndd GO!
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