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Old 12-13-2014, 06:49 AM   #1
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Residental Fridge

I have the Samsung residential refrig in my unit and I am getting water collecting in the left storage bin of my refrig. is anyone else having this problem and is there a solution?
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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No, we haven't. Not sure why that would happen.
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I had similar symptoms. Water in the bottom storage drawers. Following that we started having problems maintaining proper internal temps.

Turned out to be the defrost sensor. $20 part. Easy install.

Get a flashlight and look in the small holes on the panel on the back wall of the fridge. If you see ice, you probably have the problem.

Quick and temp fix is to unplug the fridge, let the ice thaw, then restart the fridge. But, if your sensor is bad, the problem will recur in a few weeks.

There are youtube videos about replacing the defrost sensor on a Samsung fridge.
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Please let us know what you find Jim. Like Russel said there seems to be a lot of videos on youtube regarding the sensor on Samsung and other brands.
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I looked at the back panel and the top two holes are clear and all i see in the others is Styrofoam.
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What's the model of your Samsung?
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I looked at the back panel and the top two holes are clear and all i see in the others is Styrofoam.
Do you have energy saver on or off?

High humidity?
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model rf197acrs. I had the energy saver off. I have turned the unit off to allow defrost as suggested.
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I looked in the back of the fridge and there are what appears to be 2 drain tubes to a collector tray. both tubes look like they have been dry for some time.
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They may be plugged or pinched causing the defrost water to run elsewhere
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I did find this service manual Jim, it might be some help.

http://www.rakerappliancerepair.com/...20BM%20Ref.pdf
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I removed the drain tubes and there was no plug in either one. I checked the ports they hooked to and they seem to be clear also.
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I checked the drain tubes again and the one on the left, facing the rear of the fridge, seemed to have Styrofoam blocking it. I was able to finally poke a wire through and water is now draining from that side and not collecting in my storage drawer.
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That's great news. Thanks for the update.
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