Samsung Refrigerator Troubleshooting. If your Samsung refrigerator is experiencing problems, you may be able to identify and correct the issue by making a few minor adjustments. The funny rattle of icy build-up may be a quick fix.
For example, it could just be the bin that needs to be tightened. If, on the other hand, troubleshooting fails to bring results, give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Sometimes things beyond our control are just not working and we have to get them fixed by experts who deal with all sorts of appliances on a daily basis.
Samsung Refrigerator Troubleshooting
We will look at how to troubleshoot some problems with Samsung refrigerators here.
Dispenser Switch Issues
It’s a good idea to test the dispenser switches on your vending machine every now and again to make sure that it still works.
The switches tend to break after coming in contact with liquid or being too close to the fire. To determine if one of the dispenser switches is defective, set up a multimeter unit to see.
If there is continuity while putting the probes near where each switch should be. If one of the dispensers switches has no continuity, it may need to be replaced which is a job for a qualified engineer.
Problem with fan blades
If your refrigerator is making loud noises, it means that either the evaporator or condenser fan blade may be at fault. Check out the evaporator fan blade in the freezer behind the back panel.
It might be necessary to turn this by hand, so check its condition if it is particularly rigid and hard to move with your fingers, there’s sometimes a problem with a fan blade.
If the fan blade is not moving freely or appears caught up elsewhere in the appliance, it might be suitable to replace it.
Additionally, check out the condition of the condenser fan blade on the back underside of your refrigerator. It is important that you keep an eye out for obstructions as well as make sure any parts linked together are properly aligned.
Drain Pan Fault
Self-defrosting refrigerators come with a drain pan. This drains the water that melts from the evaporator coils and will eventually freeze again in the refrigerator compartment.
The drain pan has a fan to evaporate the collected water, blowing warm air across it so as not to form ice and add weight back into your ‘fridge.’ If you’ve noticed that there is increased moisture being condensed around your refrigerator, inspect for damage.
If there are cracks or holes in the copper tubing that connect the condenser coils to your refrigerator then you may need a new condenser coil to prevent water from leaking inside your fridge.
The thermistor monitors the temperature of the air and sends this information to the control board. The control board will then regulate power sent to the compressor and evaporator fan based on the readings indicated by the thermistor.
If the thermistor is faulty, it might mean that both the compressor and evaporator fan are running too frequently, which could result in your fridge getting cold really fast.
So to test if your thermistor is faulty, flip on a multimeter for testing and see if it has continuity as well as changing resistance when you see what type of temperature setting you have selected.
Lighting Socket Error
To test if a light socket is defective, first use your multimeter to determine whether or not the socket is getting any power. Next, we will turn the light on, and use a light bulb in combination with the multimeter to test if it works.
If the socket doesn’t get any power, then we will try replacing it out of all other possibilities that this could be happening from.
Faulty Door Gasket
If your refrigerator has cold issues, the problem may stem from a faulty door gasket or door latch. When these parts are not in proper working order, warm air is able to seep into the appliance and cause the evaporator coils to ice over too quickly.
Normally the defrost cycle removes this frost and ice, however, if your door gasket is defective you’re likely to have issues with freezer burn because warm air is literally able to seep into every corner of your fridge.
Icemaker Switch Problem
If the refrigerator’s ice maker has stopped working, it could be that the ice maker’s circuit breaker was tripped and turned off by accident, or perhaps a clean or break in the fridge’s wiring may have caused the fault.
Perhaps too much stuff accumulated in front of the ice-maker for it to make any more cubes at all, especially if there isn’t enough room to clear out so that it could operate.
Assemblies That Defrost
When the defrost system is not working your freezer may seem to be in a constant state of frost. The defrost heater assembly turns on several times throughout the day to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils.
If the defrost heater is defective, your freezer might not be defrosting properly and will continue to accumulate frost. To determine if your defrost heater is faulty, use a multimeter to test for continuity. If it does not have continuity then you can go ahead and replace it.