Samsung Refrigerator Fan Noise 'Manual Defrost' Ice Build Up RF267

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dlk5730 dlk5730: Thank you! This worked to clear the ice from the holes on my Samsung RF267. I like that there is no disassembly required.

Also, don't forget to wipe up the water in the drip tray in the bottom after defrost cycles.

Brian Dang: I think they try to get their products as Energy Saver, hence they designed the defrost with less time cycle. So avoid ice built up by:
1)seal off all wet foods that could release water vapor (glass milk, open soda cans, vegetable etc.
2) minimize door open time (moisture in air got in and condense).
3) If any ice is visible at the cooling air slots, set the thing into Force Defrost Mode to melt off the ice before they block the fan and bottom drain hole


wilson perez: Thank you!!!! By the way , how did you figure this out.

us palmers: How do you get tiff the 'of' mode?

jtomasik: I have an RF266, and the key sequence in this vid didn't work. Did some digging, and I just put it in "demo" mode on my model by turning it off, but I turn on power cool to run the fan. It'll speed the defrost process so I don't have to unload the fridge. Not saying the video is wrong...I'm just providing some info for RF266 owners.

Sean Aston: Similar Australian model SRF712dss, purchased 4 years ago.
I have spent the last 2 years defrosting the fridge and or removing rear panel to clear ice, after laying there at night hearing the tink tink tink of the fan or the fridge raising its temp to 62° F, have even inserted copper wires to drain hole to keep it clear.
Finally Samsung have recognised this is a fault of theirs and a service tech is coming tomorrow to instal a replacement Samsung part

jtors5: "Of" mode is not defrost mode, it basically turns off the fridge. There is a manual way to turn on the heating element to melt ice, hold 'energy saver' and 'fridge' until the screen is blank. Then, press fridge until 'fd' is displayed. It should start beeping and you will hear ice crack

Bob Fine: If I defrost 2 or 3 cycles in a row, won't the refrigerator get too warm?

DrBillEdwards: Jo, it if is "OF-OF" then I would try it again. If it is "PF-PF" then I would press and hold "Energy Saver" & "Alarm/Light" at the same time. This should reset would the refrigerator may view as a Power Failure (PF), Good Luck!

Jo Scarpino: i have unplugged the fridge for ten minutes then plugged it back in.  I then pressed energy save and power freeze at the same time for over ten seconds but the fridge does not reset.  What else can I do?

Jo Scarpino: after the defrost is complete,how do I reset the refrigerator?

Bob Fine: I have to do this every week now. Any suggestions?

DrBillEdwards: The same way you put it in defrost mode. Press Energy Save and Power Freeze at the Same time for a few seconds. 

Bob Fine: Thank you so much for this solution. It worked like a charm!

teegirlawesome: Well, I placed the frig in "OF OF" mode and let the ice build up thaw. It has been on "OF" mode since last night and this morning there was a pool of water in and under the deli bin. I took it off "OF" mode for a few minutes and display showed the freezer at -4 degrees and the frig at 34 degrees. I did not hear the fan circulating, but then again my dog was barking at the same time. Items in the freezer are still frozen. Placed the frig back in "OF" model Will check the frig when I get home tonight and hopefully this solves the problem.

Michelle Thomson: Eventually the ice will kill your fan.
"I have had nothing but problems with this refrigerator and have since discovered it has a known problem to Samsung, they just don't choose to fix it. Since the day I purchased the appliance, puddles of water have formed under the ice crispers. I was told this was normal. Ice began building up in the inside back of the fridge, which eventually cause the fan to stop working and the fridge from cooling. Conveniently out of warranty, the service repair person told me they've fixed this many times on this Samsung fridge and that it is an issue Samsung is aware of. They won't, however, admit that and the $416 fix is at my own cost. Pretty ridiculous for a fridge that cost over $1000 to purchase!"

Jeremy King: After defrosting the fridge you have to take off the inside back panel of the fridge and run hot water down the back drain until it is clear enough to put a piece of copper wire through and work it with the hot water until it drains.  The drain is clogged which causes the water in the bottom of the fridge.

Greenville: Worked like a charm.  Many thanks.

Rob redeclispe: I have the side x side and had the icing issues, I did a self test on the control panel and showed a 22E error = FF- AUTO-DFST- ERROR. So I unplugged the fridge and let thaw, took the interior panel off  ( easier to take panel off after thawing the fridge ) Fan had ice stuck in it and the top of the cooling coil had about 4 inces of ice thick by 4 inches long... after it thawed I plugged back in and checked to make sure than small fan woked, it did, then turned the fridgr to cool to 34 dgs waited till the the next morning to check.... ( 34dg ) accoring to temp and the manual thermometer in fridge..also did a recheck for trouble code.... None ... btw... there is only a 12 month warranty on the display panel and a 5 year parts and labor on the "sealed components" and the defrost mechanism is not a "sealed component" From what I understood "sealed component" is anything that the freon runs through ie: compressor, evap, condenser. Good luck...Not a cheap fridge but my last....

Ken Maskell: We have a Samsung French Door refrigerator: RF267AERS and have experienced the icing and eventual noise from the fan blades hitting ice. Because it was 32 degrees outside, I took all the food out of the refrigerator and put it in the garage. Took the ice out of the ice maker and put it in the freezer. Removed all the shelves and drawers. Left food in freezer. And unplugged the refrigerator.
Used a hair dryer on the ice in the top slots and in the very top of the center shelf slot just below the round logo "Twin Cooling". Once the melting started, water would slowly drip out of the two bottom slots. It appears to come from behind the Twin Cooling circle and from the top slots. I also directed the hair dryer air in the slots on the right and left of the Twin Cooling circle. Took me about 45 minutes.
Fan noise has stopped and the ice is gone from the slots. Plugged in the unit and the temperature showed 26 degrees in freezer and 80 degrees in refrigerator. Turned on the Power Cool and Power Freeze buttons. Checked it a few hours later. Temperature was down to 0 in freezer and 46 in refrigerator. There were two small puddles of water in the bottom of the refrigerator -- two paper towels absorbed all the water.
I'll let you know how long it stays ice free -- or at least when the fan noise starts again.

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