We have a Samsung fridge - freezer on top, it is 7 years old. 3 weeks
ago the timer stopped working, so we replaced it with a new timer (60
Tonight we realised the new timer stopped working also.
Any idea what causes timers to fault? If we turn it manually the fridge
cools/defrosts as normal. Now we leave it on frost, we change it
manually to defrost every 6 hours for 14 minutes until we find the
reason. I dont want to buy another one for it to break also.
Thank you so much for answering. I am in Australia.
My Samsung fridge model is SRG-488.
The timer stopped working - it was stuck on the cold cycle. I noticed
that a few things froze in the fridge section yesterday and today the
freezer wasnt freezing properly. So my husband checked the timer and
sure enough, timer is stuck on cooling and doesnt spin.
I am guessing that if there was no power to the timer, it wouldnt work
at all when i turn it manually either. Will get my husband to open the
timer up and check for moisture. It was installed properly as it worked
for 3 weeks.
I really appreciate your help! We are expecting a new baby and cant
afford getting a new fridge.
OOOhhh we just went to the homepage that is in your signature and found
a whole walkthrough on how to fix frost free problems.
Well... we opened up the freezer floor and what do you know.. the coils
are all iced up! so with my hair dryer we melted it. Now we cant hear
the defrost heater working at all.
Could this have been the problem? defrost heater doesnt work means the
timer doesnt work because they are connected - or are these 2 seperate
I am getting really worried that we will need a new fridge as there is
so much to fix. I appreciate any help!!
When the timer sticks in the cooling cycle, the coils frost over. Might try
to find a different supplier for defrost timers.
The fact that it is cooling (at all) means it's worth fixing.
The defrost heater only works when the bimetal (round thing about an inch
big and two wires) is cold.
With the new timer, did the fridge work for awhile?
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