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I have a samsung refrigerator that is displaying 33E on the

Customer Question

I have a samsung refrigerator that is displaying 33E on the freezer/frig lights...
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 4-5 years old. RFG293HARS
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: depends on if it is easy?
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the frig does not seem to be very cold
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

That error means the control sees an issue with the ice pipe heater, see the attached page. Is it still making ice?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ice bucket is full--hard to tell.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
how do I fix it?
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

That would not really cause an issue with the fresh food section anyway. Do you see any frost built up on the back wall in the refrigerator? Is the fan running?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
frig is not frosted---not sure if fan is on. I can hear noises...
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
freezer was frosted over last week, but we thought we had left the door somewhat open?
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

So that is probably the issue. Is the refrigerator pretty full?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
it's normal 'full'....not overly. do I reset the panel?
the freezer is sort of full?
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

Well, a reset may be done by unplugging for at least 15 minutes, that will restore all defaults. However, the frost will not go away on its own. If you saw it, it is built up behind the panel, too.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't have frost anymore, anywhere. so. I should try to unplug?
remove some stuff from freezer?
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

I would unplug for 24 hours with doors open. If you saw frost anywhere, it is behind the panels and in the air channels, too. Even if you cannot see it, it is there.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
if we do that, and the panel does not reset--do I need to call someone?
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.

Well, I am not sure if you want to undertake disassembly and electrical testing but I can help either way!