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I have a Samsung rf263beaeww and the temp in the freezer

Customer Question

I have a Samsung rf263beaeww and the temp in the freezer shows -8 F but a small container of water hasn't frozen solid in 2 days. all the food that was in there was getting soft and some had to be tossed in the garbage.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: the samsung is 2.5 years old and model is rf263beaeww
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.

The heat sensor needs to be replaced. Its part number is(###) ###-#### ***** its price is $7.25. You can buy it at Replacement help is available at the website.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I checked the resistance of the sensor and at room temp it is reading 5 - 5.5. with the sensor in my mouth it read about 3.3, so the sensor seems to be working correctly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset. I am Appliance Guru an extremely experienced tech on the site and I try to get to as many customers as I can. I just picked up your question now. NOTE it takes time for me to type research and add links so please wait for me to respond back I can only do this so fast. Secondly I am not paid anything until you rate my service good using the STAR RATING LINK at the top of your page, the money is paid to the site not me directly.

Go behind the unit and remove the square cover that hides the two control boards, tell me if the RED light is on solid on the small board.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the red light is on solid on the lower board
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

On the small board? or large board?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
smaller of the 2 boards
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

OK then the compressor should be running and it should be cooling...if so you may still have a bad small board on the unit, the issue you are describing 99% of the time is that small board..they fail all the time..sometimes they work and other times they do when it is getting warm you should check that board and see if the light is on solid....if it is flashing, if flashing it is defective or off it is going to be bad as well.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None of the information I have received has been useful in solving my problem.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Ok I will see of another expert can assist, I was going to put you through a couple test modes...but let me get someone else as I see I am of no use to you here.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i removed the coil cover in the freezer compartment and the coil does not even frost up at start up. the refrigerator is cooling correctly so the compressor is running.
anyone have ideas?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
it has been 4 days and no more help. I did change the temp probe about 4-5 hours ago and the freezer temp is hanging around 48 F.