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Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

For the last  month  my  samsung fridge has randomly  stopped working. The 1st  couple of times, i was able to  get it going  by  flipping the breaker and pushing  left  and right  buttons on panel  simulataneously. Saw codes 88, OFF OFF, and I'm pretty sure, a code in the 40s. Then that  did not  work. Called sears and while waiting for them to  come in the interim days, fridge turns itself back on. Sears replaces door sensor at top. almost 1 month later, it  stops working completely. No power. No control panel. No lights. Breaker  and panel button solutions  do not work. I call  Sears and need to wait  3 days for them to come. It  turned itself on again. They are  coming today. I spoke to  a technician  on the phone who told me my coils might be dusty. I don't think so. I think this is a circuit/mother board issue. Thoughts? One more thing: The freezer continued to  work  thru this last  episode. (I'm not  sure about the other  times because i have emptied both the freezer and fridge EACH TIME.) Thank you. Model RF265AB or RF266AB

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Constellation

Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

update: other code upsidedown A9 is other code

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Constellation

Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

did u resolve this problem?

 

my refrigerator started to do the same thing this week.

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Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

hi -

 no i did not. I was able to  reset it a few times but ultimately had to replace the refridgerator. Something happened on the control board that  burnt  and fused stuff togther related to the damper. It  could not  be repaired. In retrospect, I smelled something  burning one day/the day it  must  have happened, but never tracked it to the fridge.

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Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

Same problem

 

And this is happening again, last year I had same issue in summer and this year it's happening again.

 

Really hard to understand. I'll register a complain but don't know if they can slove it. I've recorded a video for the same but it happens more that 20/30 times a day.

 

Kindly help

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Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

Had this happen about 2 months ago.  Turned off for about 2 weeks, then came back on.  Then it worked for a month and a half.  We purchased a fridge garage during the first episode, so we're fortunate there.  But I just bumped it and it kicked on, then back off in the span of 15 minutes.  Any solutions?

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Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

hi -

nope. I was able to  reset it a few times, but ultimately had to replace the refridgerator. Something happened on the control board that  burnt  and fused stuff togther related to the damper. It  could not  be repaired. In retrospect, I smelled something  burning one day/the day it  must  have happened, but never tracked it to the fridge.

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Re: Refrigerator randomly turns off/on. control panel go blank, no lights,power. reset does not work

I was able to  reset it a few times, but ultimately had to replace the refridgerator. Something happened on the control board that  burnt  and fused stuff togther related to the damper. It  could not  be repaired. In retrospect, I smelled something  burning one day/the day it  must  have happened, but never tracked it to the fridge.

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