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#1 mad madam mim

Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:51 AM

My fridge isn't getting as cold as it should be, I have tried turning it right down, tried the power cool button, nothing is working, I took a look online and the warranty is only 2 yrs (fridge was bought in oct 09 so no longer under warranty). The freezer side seems fine so no idea what the hell is going on but god I'm worried, I don't have the money to buy a new one or to get someone in to fix it, but I suppose cheaper to fix than to buy new so going to have to dig deep and find a way

Who do I call? does anyone have any ideas on what could be wrong? it isn't in the sun and is far enough away from the wall so none of that is affecting it. cry1.gif

We are in the rockingham area

edited to add: it's a samsung if that makes a difference

Edited by mad madam mim, 22 February 2012 - 11:53 AM.

#2 Chasing daisies

Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

call samsung or the place where you bought it they should give you a list of repairers for your area.
Thats how i found out how to replce my broken shelves

#3 waawa17

Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

This might  not be your issue, but just in case it is: our fridge recently started playing up. We took everything out of it, cleaned it thoroughly, then re-stocked it, making sure the contents were well away from all vents and that there was good airflow. Cured!

#4 ~nikki~

Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Call Who you brought it from and ask who to contact.

#5 Guest_BessMarvin_*

Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:09 PM


Edited by BessMarvin, 12 April 2012 - 03:19 PM.

#6 slvhwke

Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

Family friend is a fridge tech & when I was having a similar issue he asked if my freezer was covered in that freezer ice on the walls.

Apparently with my fridge - if the freezer was covered in that ice & needed to be defrosted - then it would affect how cool the fridge could get.

Something about them being conected. *shrug*

Anyway - I defrosted my freezer and it sorted the problem.  Suddenly my fridge was keeping things at the right temp & it cost me nothing but a few hours of time to do. original.gif

Outside of that - you can call a fridge tech to come out and look.

#7 mad madam mim

Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:31 PM

freezer is fine, no ice or anything and is working like normal, fridge was cleaned not that long ago, it was making some weird noises the other day so pretty sure something has happened inside it somewhere. Have called samsung, if it's the compressor they will pay to replace it otherwise the cost lands on us cry1.gif hoping its the compressor.

#8 tinkster23

Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

I'm not sure where you are OP but I've used Ed the fridge man a couple of times and they are cheap and very good, based in willetton (I think)

#9 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:45 AM

Find out what exactly is wrong with it when he comes out.  Somethings can be claimed on your contents insurance.

#10 mad madam mim

Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:58 PM

Hubby has fixed it biggrin.gif pays to be married to an electrician (it was a fan that has seized causing something to freeze so he used my hair dryer lol and then fixed the fan)

#11 boatiebabe

Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

My local appliance repair man told me never to buy a Samsung fridge.

My Imana fridge (US brand) was having problems and I asked him what I should start looking for if he couldn't fix it.

He said they make good TVs, just not other household appliances - which is a bummer seeing I just bought a Samsung washer (which so far is doing well!).

I will call him now before buying any new appliances.

Good luck!

#12 amabanana

Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters!  freaked.gif

#13 rainycat

Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:19 PM

Can I just say snap!!!

We got our samsung fridge in oct 09 and it started making weird loud noises a few days ago.

My DH is a sparky too, he called samsung and with our one, some of the parts are under warranty for 5 years. (the compressor I think)  He didled around with it yesterday and it now appears to be working.  I also love having an electrician for a partner.  Very very handy!!

#14 mad madam mim

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

yeah the compressor, pipes and gas are under warranty still but that's it, and they still said we had to pay to have someone come out and diagnose the problem and we just dont have the spare cash for that, so glad hubby got it working biggrin.gif lets just hope it keeps working (though he said if it stops again he can replace the part easy enough).

#15 whydoibother

Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE (amabanana @ 23/02/2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters!  freaked.gif

biggrin.gif  was going to say that

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