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Old 09-23-2017
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Is the defrost accomplished by hot gas or a heater element?
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Crit- hot element
Van- I've had both types of freezup last one looks like the pics you posted. Drained into fridge because drain also frozen
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Kurt, Google recalls on that unit
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I didn't read the whole thread so this may be on here somewhere already. We started to have lots of ice accumulate behind the freezer drawer so it would not completely close. I got out the heat gun and defrosted that and it is back to working OK. Supposedly if I understood what I have read on the internet it is caused by condensation in the refrigerator building up under the drawers on the bottom of the fridge, draining down to the freezer and the drain line gets frozen so it does not completely drain but builds up in the freezer. Supposedly you can help that by leaving more space around the stuff in the refrigerator on the sides and the back to minimize the condensation (tough to do with a full fridge like we often have). There is a cheap part you can get (link below) that Mike McGraugh told me about that supposedly is a fix for the problem. But you have to make sure the drain line is totally defrosted as well after installing this part. Some people have also added a wire to help with the heat conduction. This part would be installed behind the panel at the back of the freezer with the wings wrapped around the heating element. Hopefully, that is clear. I have not ordered one yet (need to get $25 total at Amazon for free shipping ) but plan to get one and install it. Here is the link

https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-DRAIN.../dp/B008KFG9NO
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I didn't read the whole thread so this may be on here somewhere already. We started to have lots of ice accumulate behind the freezer drawer so it would not completely close. I got out the heat gun and defrosted that and it is back to working OK. Supposedly if I understood what I have read on the internet it is caused by condensation in the refrigerator building up under the drawers on the bottom of the fridge, draining down to the freezer and the drain line gets frozen so it does not completely drain but builds up in the freezer. Supposedly you can help that by leaving more space around the stuff in the refrigerator on the sides and the back to minimize the condensation (tough to do with a full fridge like we often have). There is a cheap part you can get (link below) that Mike McGraugh told me about that supposedly is a fix for the problem. But you have to make sure the drain line is totally defrosted as well after installing this part. Some people have also added a wire to help with the heat conduction. This part would be installed behind the panel at the back of the freezer with the wings wrapped around the heating element. Hopefully, that is clear. I have not ordered one yet (need to get $25 total at Amazon for free shipping ) but plan to get one and install it. Here is the link

https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-DRAIN.../dp/B008KFG9NO
Lee I ordered that part and before it arrived I did the wire repair. I havent had a freeze up in months since putting two wires in place. Before this we regularily had to defrost every couple of weeks. Ill install the factory part if the wire repair ever fails but so far so good.
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Rob, i probably have not paid enough attention to the subject because I have had no problems, but could you explain the wire repair?
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Rob, i probably have not paid enough attention to the subject because I have had no problems, but could you explain the wire repair?
Mallie my fridge came with a small sheet metal tab wrapped around the heating coil. This tab was located at the bottom of the coil and it extended down to the opening of the drain throat. The problem was that this tab should have been longer and extended down into the drain further. The DIY fix was to simply wrap copper wire around the coil and extend the wire ends down the drain . This provides much more heat down where things freeze up causing water to back up. If you look at the factory replacement part you'll see it has a much longer tab that will go down the drain further.
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Thanks Rob, you explained it well. I hate to see guys having problems, good that we can share answers.
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I've been work camping since Sept 24 in San Antonio
Had the fridge repair guys out twice now.
Installed a new temp sensor to activate defrost cycle
That didn't work It appeared to work for a few weeks but freezes up again
Today they tested for the heating element
Neith the old one nor the replacement gets hot
Tech sez it's the control board part #DA92-00420T
That means pulling the fridge out to get access
Got a few weeks to go on this trip
Going to be Hand defrosting every few days
NO BUENO!!!!
This getting old
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I've been work camping since Sept 24 in San Antonio
Had the fridge repair guys out twice now.
Installed a new temp sensor to activate defrost cycle
That didn't work It appeared to work for a few weeks but freezes up again
Today they tested for the heating element
Neith the old one nor the replacement gets hot
Tech sez it's the control board part #DA92-00420T
That means pulling the fridge out to get access
Got a few weeks to go on this trip
Going to be Hand defrosting every few days
NO BUENO!!!!
This getting old
You don't have the access panel on the outside of the coach? Should be able to get to the control board that way. It is at the bottom of the frig, in a gray plastic box.
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