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Old 09-08-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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i am wondering.
i have a samsung fridge that's 6 years old. it's starting to let go as it's not freezing ice cream as when i took my ice cream out over the weekend and i was like soup as well as it won't freeze my white castle burgers as there soft also. with the freezer set to minus 4 degrees everything should be rock hard. i just had the unit recharged not to long ago and here we are having the same issue as well.. and the compresser never shuts off when it gets cold inside it just keeps running constant 24-7.

thoughts and inputs on this
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Repair will be costly.
Repair might not be possible due to Samsung’s practice of not building/stocking enough spare parts.

Replace with built in the USA or México.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:47 PM
 
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First thing I would do is clean the coils on the bottom of the fridge.

I had a fridge I was told it was not repairable. Called a different company guy said the fan is out. $140 bucks....fridge ran like a top for 8 years after that. Finally took a crap where it wasn’t repairable . Well at least not financially worth it as it was 16 years old. So we bought a Maytag. Most recently my 8 year old Maytag stopped cooling.took everything apart, looked online found the tech manual went through the diagnostics, the circuit control board, .....all ok. Still not cooling, compressor was getting hot. Unplugged everything, opened the access hatch, cleaned that, tilted the fridge as best as I could, cleaned a crapton of dust hair etc under the fridge. We did call a repair guy who said all is ok. He did a more thorough cleaning of the coils as he had a helper. $40 for the visit. Plugged it in it’s working great. Replacement would of ran about 3200


Your fridges problem can be as simple as a temperature sensor. There should be a diagnostic panel or a specific sequence on a electronic panel for diagnosis. I would go look into checking all before dropping $12/2500 on a fridge. There is no reason why you can’t repair that fridge cheaper than buying a new one. I would grab the model number and start googling the problem. I guarantee you there is a fix you can probably diy the repair


My buddy.....His new Bosch dish washer was not working and leaking. Was getting ready to get a new one. Told him to researched the issue. I kid you not a .95 cent O-ring on the drain connection was the issue.
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Old Yesterday, 02:40 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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i have a samsung fridge that's 6 years old. it's starting to let go ...
i just had the unit recharged not to long ago and here we are having the same issue as well...
thoughts and inputs on this
Sounds like you need a better mechanic than whoever determined that it needed to be 'recharged'
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Old Yesterday, 03:46 AM
 
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Sounds like you need a better mechanic than whoever determined that it needed to be 'recharged'
if it had to be recharged there is a leak . recharging it won't solve the problem without finding the leak . many times you can't because the leak is not really accessible to get to to fix it .

but the problem is likely the leak is still there .
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM
 
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I've never heard of recharging a refrigerator. If one of mine lost refrigerant I would figure it's for the long drop.

The other obvious check is to make sure the defroster is working.
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Old Yesterday, 09:46 AM
 
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No different then recharging an ac unit, just different refrigerant .... but it can be somewhat limited to finding leaks because of lack of easy access
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
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I can't wait until my 6 year old Samsung dies. It is by far the noisiest fridge I ever owned. It has some positives, like it's big and bright and holds temp well, but the rattling, whirring and buzzing drives me up the wall. Never again Samsung!
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 AM
 
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Anything made by Samsung is worse than LG (all products). Period.... Consumer Reports confirm it too.
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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM
 
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I've never heard of recharging a refrigerator. If one of mine lost refrigerant I would figure it's for the long drop.

The other obvious check is to make sure the defroster is working.
Years ago, I was having a problem with the fridge running constantly but not freezing hard. Learned there was a tube that pulled moisture from the fridge so the freezer would be "frost-free". The tube had become blocked because some people would put leftovers away without covering them so the moisture that went into the tube also contained some fat globules that had clogged said tube.

It's been a long time so I don't remember the particulars, just that we were able to clean out the tube and restored full function to the fridge.

Hope this at least points you in the right direction.

As others have said, if indeed the fridge required recharging, a leak must be the reason. Good luck.
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