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Samsung RS261MDBP/XAA not cooling

Acrajchel

Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Lexington KY
Model Number
RS261MDBP
Brand
Samsung
Age
1-5 years
Quit cooling yesterday. Compressor is warm and vibrating, compressor fan is running. Coils were quite dirty, but clean now. I didn’t see evaporator fan running, but I got 4.8v to the plug in freezer for it and the fan has 160 ohms of resistance. Coils are not covered in ice or frost, not even cold. Not an expert on this by any means, so lost. Freon leak out maybe?
 

jeff1

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Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

RS261MDBP

I got RS261MDBP/XAA to work for me.

Compressor is warm and vibrating, compressor fan is running - Coils are not covered in ice or frost, not even cold

That would indicate a system problem of some sort. Leaker, restriction, inefficient compressor or any combination of these.

I didn’t see evaporator fan running

Compound problems. :(
2 problems, system and a fan issue.

Freon leak out maybe?

"Freon" has not been used since the mid 90's but a system refrigerant leak is very possible.

Probably worth having someone come in an test the refrigeration system and fan to see what is going on.

jeff.
 
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