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FIXED Samsung Refrigerator RF28HFEDBSR not cooling

Gschutte

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Model Number
RF28HFEDBSR
Brand
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Age
6-10 years
My Samsung fridge will not cool below 52f. There is ice build up in both the ice maker (not in use or attached to water line) and in one of the twin cooling vents at the top.

The freezer works fine. Not sure what to check as I am a novice to appliance repair. Figured I would try my hand at this one since it is our garage fridge.
 

Jake

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Here's the service manual for this model: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TAr7JobRaVaf6Z4MRf-2JFC-3xJolr1T

Do you hear the refrigerator fan motor running inside the refrigerator section?

Page 41--->Remove the Evaporator Cover In Refrigerator and take a photo of the frost pattern of your evaporator coil.

Page 80 is the flowchart if the R(refrigerator)-Fan is not running.

Jake
 

Gschutte

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Hi Jake,

Thanks for the reply. Attached is what I was dealing with. Fan was blocked with ice and I need to get a current reader to see if it was working at all.
 

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Jake

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Gschutte

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Well the fan works. I’ll know in a few hours if it cools still. Any reason for the ice buildup? As the pictures show, it was packed in there
 

Jake

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Could be a few reasons, summertime traffic door openings are much greater, the door may have been left ajar by accident causing condensation to form there and turn to ice.

Or the evaporator fan may be starting to wear out and not running at all times while the compressor is running.

Just keep your eye on it the next week or so and see how it does.

Jake
 
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