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Samsung Refrigerator RF31FMEDBBC/AA flexzone freezing

king10208

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I'm having issues similar to this thread:

Specifically, my FlexZone drawer is seemingly ignorant of control settings and is maintaining a steady ~20F or so according to a little stand-up thermometer. A few exploded Diet Cokes later and I'm ready to have that situation go away. I've tried the Googly route and many have said unplug / reset and/or defrost to solve the problem being a frozen damper door, but thought I'd poll you experts and see if I ought to just go ahead and throw a few parts at it while it's warm or get on to the control board with a DMM while it is in its current frozen state.

I sincerely appreciate your experience and guidance in advance!
 

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king10208

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Thank you for the reply, Jake. I reviewed those posts (mostly from Google hits, but eventually through your search tool as well). I see that this is a frustratingly not-unique problem. Ugh. That said, I see solutions ranging from a simple defrost to a perhaps-stressed control IC driving the damper motor. What I was seeking with my post was advice on whether to check all the boxes at once or whether it has been this group's experience that one or another might be the most likely route...

I also appreciate you looking for the service manual for my model. I've checked out the diagram over at APP Samsung Refrigerator RF31FMEDBBC/AA-0000 / Repair Parts and suppose I was also looking for a second opinion on the FZ temp sensor part number. I can't really find it on that diagram. Do you suppose it is DA32-00033C like mentioned in the other thread (with wildimaginations talking about the RF4267HABP)?
 

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Yes,

Per post #2 in this thread:

This should be the flexzone sensor for your model:
Thermistor DA32-00033C


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Ok. I'll order that sensor this morning. Do you think the control board and/or damper motor should be replaced as well?
 

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Not at this time, just replace the sensor first.

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Will do. Do you think I'll need to splice like others have mentioned, or is that clip easier to get to than people let on?
 

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That I don't know, I haven't replaced this flexzone sensor as of yet.

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