I have a Samsung RS277ACPN side by side that just stopped working. Both the fridge and freezer
are warm and if I leave it on for an extended period of time, it trips the breaker. I removed the back bottom cover and made sure to clean all dust. I even placed a small portable fan to help cool it. After less than an hour the circuit tripped again. The compressor is very hot and I don't hear any clicking sound, so I'm guessing it's the issue. Just looking for some verification and whether it's worth having repaired.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Bought it new on 5/9/2009. Purchased an extended 4 year warranty, but I think that's only on top of a 1 year warranty, but I'm not sure about that yet. Most likely it's no longer covered.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: It depends on the extent of work involved. I very mechanical by nature, but if it requires a certification, such as working with coolant, then I won't be able to do it.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It's an indoor unit and it's been treated well, so I wouldn't expect it to fail this soon. I have the old unit that this one replaced running in my garage, and it's still working fine (I live in Arizona, so that's saying something).