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    Default Samsung fridge not working, freezer fine

    Model Number: RF265ABPN
    Brand: Samsung
    Age: 1-5 years

    Good Morning, I have a Samsung RF265ABPN fridge which last week made noise at all times, except when the fridge door was open. NOW, the fridge has stopped working completely, but the freezer works fine! I opened the back of the fridge and saw that the fan was not spinning. Could this be the issue? If so, how can I fix it without having to pay Samsung techs hundreds of dollars? My wife is 9 months pregnant and due any day now so scheduling a tech will be tricky and my poor wife is drinking warm water in this heat! Any help would be very much appreciated!
    Greg

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    Ok Greg,

    I haven't worked on this model as of yet, but it sounds like your evaporator fan motor is bad, touch it and see if its warm.

    Here's the evaporator fan motor for your model you can order here:
    SAMSUNG DA31-00146H Motor Bldc; - ,2950, - ,d, AP4444609 | AppliancePartsPros.com

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    Jake,

    THANK YOU so much for responding! Yes, the motor was very hot when I opened it up. I will order the part right now!
    Is this difficult to replace myself? Is there anything I should know while I try this (other than unplugging it first- which was a lesson I learned the hard way last night)? Is it safe to take the old one out now while I wait for the new one to arrive, yet keep the freezer running?

    Many, many thanks!
    Greg

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    Actually, I'm in there right now and I don't think it's the motor that is hot, but the big round thing next to it is (I believe that's the compressor?). It's model samsung mk1720-r2u.

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    Ok your talking about the condenser fan next to the compressor?

    I thought you meant the evaporator fan in the freezer.

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