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Thread: LIghtning may have fried circuit board or surge protector, if there is one.

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    LIghtning may have fried circuit board or surge protector, if there is one.

    Model Number: RS261MDWP
    Brand: Samsung
    Age: 1-5 years

    Is there a test to determine if circuit board needs to be replaced? And could there be a surge protector that could be replaced?

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    It is a side by side refrigerator.

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    What is the problem you are having with the refrigerator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Ryan View Post
    What is the problem you are having with the refrigerator?
    I replied to your question. Did u receive it ?
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    Refrigerator

    Quote Originally Posted by agarick View Post
    I replied to your question. Did u receive it ?
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    The frig does not power up. There is a black module by the side of the circuit board that appears that it may be a surge protector... I could not get current to flow through it with my ohm meter.
    Can it be replaced before replacing the circuit board?
    Rock

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    It sounds like you might be describing a noise filter? Could you post up a picture of the part?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Ryan View Post
    It sounds like you might be describing a noise filter? Could you post up a picture of the part?
    Picture of black module I'd attached ...if u don't receive it give me an email address where I can send the picture

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    I got the picture, thanks for posting it. That black module is a capacitor. It looks like it could be a run capacitor for the compressor, if you look at the schematic on the refrigerator you should be able to see what the capacitor is used for. This type of capacitor is not very common to go bad. To test a capacitor you have to use a special multimeter that has the ability to test capacitors.
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    Thanks for your reply, so I guess my next move is to replace the circuit board and hope that is all the lightning took out?

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    Have you checked the fuse on the main control board to see if it is blown?
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    Yes, the fuse on the circuit board is intact. Nothing looks damaged...

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    Does anything on the refrigerator power up or function? Or is it completely dead?
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    Nothing works...it is completely unresponsive...I suppose I will have to replace the control circuit board.

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