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Samsung fridge not cooling and has ice frost inside

Hello my samsung fridge (Model Code: RF260BEAESR/AA) is not cooling but the freezer is fine. Ive had my refrigerator for 2yrs and this issue has been going on 4 weeks now. Inside the fridge on the back were he has the twin cooler thing... one side has frozen ice and the other side is clear. Also the the food and milk gets spoiled overnight. The temperature is set at 37 but when i open the fridge the temperature stays on 54. I cleaned it several times, unplugged for about 10mins and nothing changed. Please advise

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Re: Samsung fridge not cooling and has ice frost inside

  1. Make sure the refrigerator has power.

    Unless the refrigerator is in Sabbath mode, the lights should come on when you open the door and the panel should have at least some of its lights lit (although they may not come on until you touch the panel or open the door).

    If the refrigerator does not have power, visit our guide for troubleshooting specific to that issue.

  2. Check for Cooling Off Mode.

    If the display is showing OF OF, O FF, OFF OFF, or scrolling temperature bars, the refrigerator is in Cooling Off Mode, sometimes called Demo mode or Shop mode. The refrigerator will not cool in this mode and turning off this mode will make the refrigerator cool again.

  3. Make sure the doors are closed and the seals are working.

    Refrigerator rubber gasket

    To see if the doors are sealing, put a dollar bill halfway in the door and then close the door on it. If you feel slight resistance when you pull it out, the seal is still working.

    If the bill slips out easily, clean the seal all around with a mild detergent and damp cloth. If the dollar bill test still fails, then this will require service

    Note: New refrigerators that are not level left to right may fail the dollar bill test because the doors are not aligned properly. See our guide for leveling the refrigerator.

  4. Power cycle the refrigerator.

    Unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker, wait 5 minutes, and then restore power. If the issue continues after 2 hours, then this will require service. 

If this does not help then service will be required, depending on the warranty of the unit you do have a couple of options.

If the unit is in warranty you can send me or any of the other moderators a private message with your full model and serial number and we can get that set up for you.


Or if your unit is out of warranty you can use the link below to find a service center in your area.

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