Samsung refrigerators have one common issue across the line. Eventually they will stop cooling completely or one side will slowly lose it’s cool.
Samsung uses a dual evaporator but single compressor systems. This means that the freezer and refrigerator have there own cooling units but share a single compressor.
The most common issue that we have seen is a failed defrost heater. The defrost heater melts off the frost pattern on the evaporator every few hours so that it doesn’t build up to thick to prevent air flow. When the heater fails or other defrost system component fail the air flow ceases and the side it happened in slowly warms up.
The defrost heater wraps around the refrigerators evaporator and can be replaced without changing the whole evaporator but its a process. Samsung does not sell the defrost element by itself on some models these are the ones I’m referring to.
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