We’ll go through how to fix a Samsung freezer not working properly in this article. You’ve come to the right place if you’ve been having problems with this.
What to Check If Your Samsung Freezer Isn’t Freezing
Check the following if your Samsung freezer is not freezing as it should but is still running:
Fan for the Evaporator
Check for continuity between the windings on the evaporator fan motor. Replace the fan motor if there is no continuity or if it makes a funny noise.
The evaporator fan is in charge of circulating air throughout the freezer by drawing air over the evaporator coils. Because the fan isn’t working properly, the freezer won’t become as cold as it should.
Check to check whether the sides of the freezer have frost on them. If there is, the evaporator coils may have frost on them. If the coils are frosty, they will be unable to circulate cold air into the freezer.
To see if the coils have frost buildup, open the freezer’s inner back panel; the coils will be visible. If there is frost on them, you will need to manually defrost the freezer.
If the freezer has an automatic defrost system, but the frost has formed on the coils, one or more of the defrost system’s components is malfunctioning. Contact an expert to examine the situation, determine which component is causing the issue, and repair it.
Check the freezer’s temperature setting to ensure it is set to the coldest setting. Consult your owner’s manual if you’re not sure which point is the coldest.
The coldest point is the highest number, and the warmest point is the lowest number if your freezer has a manual dial.
If your freezer has digital temperature control, the higher the number, the warmer the freezer will be.
If the compressor is humming, it is not the source of the freezer’s lack of freezing. However, if the machine is not buzzing, unplug it and re-plug it. This should allow the compressor to reload after being reset. However, if this does not restore the compressor’s functionality, you should seek the assistance of a refrigerator repair technician.
Condenser Coils are the coils that are used in the condenser
If the condenser coils behind the unit are dusty, clean them. Use your vacuum cleaner’s soft brush head to clean them. Then, using a soft cloth, wipe away any leftover dirt. Every 3-6 months, repeat the process.
Condenser coils that are dirty will be unable to dissipate heat from the device. This will eventually diminish the freezer’s cooling capacity.
The flow of air
Only if there is appropriate air circulation will the freezer be able to freeze. Also, if there is anything in the freezer covering the air vents and preventing the fan from pumping air through, the air will not circulate effectively.
As a result, make sure the air vents are clear of any obstructions. Reorganize the contents of the freezer to allow more air to circulate and cool the section.
If there are too many goods in the freezer, the cold air will not be able to circulate effectively. Reduce the contents of the freezer to allow more air to circulate enabling the freezer to freeze more quickly and effectively.
Examine the seal around the freezer’s door to see whether it’s worn or leaking. This is especially true if the freezer has been working for several years.
Close the freezer door tight and feel around it to see if any cold air is leaking out. If you can, then the door seal is faulty.
If you’re unable to do so, attempt the dollar bill technique. On a dollar bill, open the door and close it again. Then, without opening the door, try to pull the banknote out. If you can’t, you can be sure the seal is still intact. If you can, though, you know it’s time to replace the seal.
What to Do If Your Samsung Freezer Is Making a Noise But Isn’t Freezing
If your Samsung freezer is producing noise and isn’t cooling, it’s possible that the evaporator fan has frozen up and isn’t circulating properly.
The noise you hear is the fan blades slamming on the ice. There won’t be enough cold air to make the freezer freeze since the fan can’t circulate well enough. It is necessary to manually defrost the freezer in order to remove the ice buildup.
Unplug the freezer from its specific wall outlet to manually defrost it. Then, take out all of the perishable contents of the freezer and store them in another freezer or a cooler.
Towels should be placed around the bottom edge of the freezer to absorb any melting ice. Place a pan or tray underneath to catch the water.
Allow at least 24 hours for the freezer to defrost completely. This is to ensure that any ice that has accumulated on the fan has completely melted.
Reconnect the freezer and wait around 2-3 hours for it to cool down enough to store food in. The noise will go away once you’ve done all of this, but there’s no assurance it won’t come back. As a result, you must determine why ice is forming on the fan and correct the problem.
The defrost components in your freezer are faulty if it is supposed to defrost automatically. Contact a competent refrigerator technician to determine the exact cause of the problem.
In addition to the foregoing, the compressor could be the source of the noise. When the compressor is going to pause, it rattles. The compressor should restart after a wait of around 10 seconds.
The noise, however, is not excessive. There is a problem with the compressor if it is loud and the pause is too long. It will also impede the freezer’s capacity to chill. To fix it, you’ll need the help of a technician.
Solutions for a Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker That Isn’t Freezing
If the ice maker in your Samsung refrigerator is not freezing, it is unable to produce ice. A number of factors can have an impact on this:
The temperature in the freezer is quite cold
Check the freezer’s temperature to see if it’s below 100F or -120C. If that’s the case, the temperature isn’t the issue. However, if the temperature rises above this level, the ice maker will not be able to produce enough ice. The temperature should be around 0 degrees Fahrenheit or -180 degrees Celsius.
If you didn’t set the high temperature manually, make the necessary adjustments. Then, look for dirt on the condenser coils. If they’re filthy, clean them.
Check for frost buildup on the evaporator coils as well. Defrost the freezer manually to remove the frost. If your freezer has an automatic defrost system, this will also indicate that one or more of the components of the defrost system has failed.
The Water Inlet Valve Is Broken
The ice maker will not be able to generate enough ice if the water input valve is defective. It will also be unable to get water to the ice maker if there is insufficient water pressure. As a result, the ice maker will be unable to produce ice.
So, if the water pressure is greater than 20 psi, check the valve’s power. Replace the ice if there is power and good pressure but not enough water to make ice. Also, if the valve has lost its power, it should be replaced.
The Ice Maker Isn’t Working
It’s possible that the ice maker has become malfunctioning and is no longer cold enough to generate ice. However, before you replace it, make sure the waterline, the water inlet valve, and the fan are all working properly. Replace the ice maker assembly if all of them are in good operating order. This is due to the fact that the majority of an ice maker’s parts do not come apart from the ice maker itself.
Low Water Pressure
The ice maker is normally supplied with water from the residence where the refrigerator is placed. If the water pressure in the house is low, the water that the inlet valve supplies to the ice maker will be affected.
Water pressure of less than 20 psi is insufficient to make ice in the ice maker. Although this is a rare occurrence, check your home’s water pressure. If the pressure is less than 20 psi, call a plumber to remedy the problem and see if the ice-making problem disappears.
The water filter, ice maker mold thermostat, door switch, ice maker module, icemaker switch, and ice level control board are all other elements to look for flaws with.
How to Fix the Top Half of a Samsung Freezer That Isn’t Freezing
Here are some probable causes for your Samsung refrigerator’s top half not freezing:
Poor Air Circulation
The top section of the refrigerator may not freeze due to poor air circulation. While the freezer’s refrigerant is working properly, the chilly air it produces is going nowhere. It becomes stuck at the bottom. As a result, the bottom half freezes perfectly.
Check the air vents for any obstructions and remove them. Also, reorganizing the contents of the freezer to improve air circulation. As the situation improves, the upper half will begin to chill and then freeze.
Filters that are clogged
The flow of air into the freezer will be hampered if the air filters in the vents are blocked with dirt. The flow of cold air will become so weak over time that it will not reach all regions of the freezer. As a result, replace the air filters and see if that solves the problem.
Evaporator Fan That Isn’t Working
Examine the evaporator fan to see whether it is frozen solid or if the fan motor has failed. If there is any ice on the blades, you can melt it. However, if the motor is broken, you must replace it. The cold air in the freezer will not circulate if the evaporator fan is broken.
Evaporator Coils That Have Been Frozen
As the refrigerant returns to a gaseous state, frozen coils will be unable to dissipate heat. As a result, the refrigerant might carry heat into the freezer, reducing its cooling capacity.
To thaw the ice on the coils, physically defrost the freezer. If they’re dirty, wipe them down with a soft cloth to ensure they’re ready to work.
It’s unusual to come across a Samsung freezer that isn’t frozen. When this happens, however, you know that the refrigerator has a defective part that needs to be replaced.
Finding that specific faulty item can be tricky at times. As a result, the best course of action is to hire an experienced refrigerator repair to complete the work for you. It will cost you a few bucks more, but it will save you a lot of stress and time.
We’d like to advise you at this point to disconnect the refrigerator before attempting any repairs. Even if you only want to check a few pieces, unplugging it is essential. This will help to avoid incidents such as electric shocks and damage to the machine.
Additionally, if you have work gloves that can be used for refrigerator repairs, put them to use. When dealing with electrical appliances, they provide additional protection. See more at our Occupychristmas website!