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Old 09-18-2016, 11:53 AM   #1
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Samsung RF18

Installed Samsung fridge couple months ago.. Those who have this
fridge...any problems with coldness in fridge only, not freezer..I set on
34 and every morning when check 41 plus...Cools to 37 as day goes on
but has mind of its own and warms to 40's..Not good..Had service here
in Estes Park and replaced thermistor with same results..
Looks like a lemon unless can be fixed..What do you think?

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Old 09-18-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Have had ours for 18 months or so, and works flawlessly for us.

If still under warranty, call Samsung and ask they want you to work with to get this resolved.

That being said. To get our unit in the coach, the doors came off. Have you done the old dollar in the seal test to see that you have solid contact with your door gaskets?

Please let us know how this turns out, and what you find out. As it could help others down the road!

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Old 09-18-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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I have a 4+ year old Samsung RF-197. I have the fridge is set at 38F, freezer is set at -2F.

My fridge fluctuates between 36F - 39F everyday. The freezer used to fluctuate between -5F - +0F everyday for the first coupe of years. However, for the past two years of more the freezer is now fluctuating between -8F - +16F. This swing happens a few times throughout the day and night.

I have run a diagnostics on the fridge but it always comes back with everything checking out OK.

I've was told by a RV service technician from Elite RV in Harrisburg Oregon where I had stopped for some work back in 2015 that it needs a new control board.

I haven't taken the time to order a new board as that swing in temperature has not affected the quality of the frozen food. Plus it spends more time below 0F than above 0F.

It's possible that your control board has gone haywire.

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Old 09-18-2016, 05:18 PM   #4
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I can't remember all the details, but if you take the back panel out (on the inside of the refer), there was a drain line in there that was getting plugged up and causing issues.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for suggestions..Smitty, not sure how to gage dollar bill test...yes some resistance when pull on bill but not much..Can't say tight enough..
Dr4, your problems with freezer similar to mine except 42 degrees grow bacteria.
Going without saying our problems with fridge go beyond just simple replacement..
Would love to fix it with circuit board, new door seals etc vs replacing..Samsung says they want me happy...hope my installer feels same way..
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
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Sorry for your troubles. This doesn't sound right. Our's is always right on the mark, 34 & 0 degrees. Even after a long travel day running off our OEM MSW inverter.

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