Feb 032016
 

If your Samsung refrigerator has stopped cooling there are several things you can check. Below is a list of several of the most common reason the compressor on your refrigerator has stopped running.

 

Samsung Refrigerator No Cool:

Is the fan next to the compressor running?  If you’ve answered yes, then the compressor should be running as well.

Are both the refrigerator and freezer sections not cooling? If so, the compressor is most likely not running.

Is the fan in the freezer and refrigerator running? If so, the compressor should be running.

Over the last few years these refrigerators and freezers have become more common. We see lot’s of them in our service area and until recently I had never seen the small fuse cause the compressor not to start.

Everything else was working fine inside the refrigerator and freezer with the exception of the cooling. On the very back of the refrigerator is a main control board. After spending an hour trying to figure out where we were losing power it ended up being from the inverter board. The inverter board has a very small I mean tiny little fuse on it. I ran to the local hardware store after realizing this fuse was bad and not having this particular one on the service truck. After picking up a new inverter fuse and replacing it the compressor started right up. After 20 minutes or so the temps inside started dropped quickly and we knew we had the problem solved.

Did the small fuse on your Samsung refrigerator fail? If so, leave a comment below. Have a question for Tech Matt? He would love to help out. Use the comment form below to ask your Samsung appliance repair question or simply use the contact us form and I’ll respond ASAP.

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Jan 262011
 

The necessary steps involved to tear apart a Samsung dryer are relatively simple. Before taking the dryer apart you want to unplug or disconnect power to the dryer first.

Pull the dryer forward because the top is held down with two screws coming in from the back  Remove the screws and the top will slide back and off.  With the top off, the control panel will be accessible.  The control is clipped into plastic clips, there are no screws to remove the control panel.  With the panel un-clipped, you will see the wire harness that needs to be disconnected.  Depress the wire harness tab and the control will pull free.

Remove the two screws that are located on the lint filter housing near the bottom of the door opening.  The screws that were hidden by the base of the control panel will need to be removed along the top of the front panel.   When the screws are off, depress the two clips that hold the front to the cabinet and pull the front panel forward to reveal the door switch.  Now that you have access to the door switch,  un-clip the door switch and the front panel will lift up and off the unit. Samsung does not place screws on the lower front panel; the panel sits in a metal groove.

Samsung uses a bulkhead on the front of their units, remove the four screws that are holding the bulkhead to the cabinet.  There are 2 screws along the left side and 2 on the right side.  Once the screws are removed, the bulkhead will lift out of the holding slot enabling access to the dryer belt.  Notice the routing of the belt before removal, using a camera or drawing will help you reassembly if routing is forgotten.  With the belt removed, the drum will lift up and out of the dryer and give you access to the all of the components.  Now you can use your volt and ohm meter to diagnose the unit properly for whatever electrical/heating issues you may be having.