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Pearl, I have a Samsung refrigerator that doesn't work. The

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Pearl, my name is***** have a Samsung refrigerator that doesn't work. The refrigerator light comes on , but nothing else. The model# ***** have is RS2630SH. I live in Hutto Texas.,outside of Austin,Texas. I recently had a HVAC repairman come look at it and did a 45 dollar diagnostic repair. He,like others want to charge more to get it right but their not giving guarantees. So my question is is it worth keeping or shall I look for a new refrigerator?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Model # ***** model code RS2630SH/XAA, about 10 years old.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it's a simple fix, yes I'll do it, if not I rather have someone who actually knows what to do.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 3 months ago.

Hello, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

If nothing on the unit is running, no fans, compressor etc;, then the main power/control board for the unit has failed and needs to be replaced. That board controls all the functions of the cooling system and when they fail nothing will run and is a very common failure on those model units. The part to replace is :

Refrigerator Electronic Control Board

Part #: DA41-00219C - click here

If you order the board from the link above that company gives you a year return on any part for any reason, so if for some reason it ends up that the unit has some rare wiring issue causing the problem then you can return the board for a refund.

The board is listed as number 27 on the diagram below and can be found behind the cover plate on the rear of the unit. click here for diagram


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