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Samsung Refrigerator Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Filed Over Alleged Frozen Coil Defect

Samsung Refrigerator Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Against Samsung Over Alleged Defect That Causes Refrigerator Coils To Freeze Over.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereafter “Samsung” or “Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (styled Jeff Weske, Jo Anna Frager and Darryl Myhre v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Civil Action Case No. 2:10-cv-04811-WJM -MF) alleging, among other things, that Samsung sold refrigerators containing a defect that causes the refrigerators’ coils to freeze over, resulting in the failure of the refrigerator to cool, which has caused consumers to suffer damages for lost groceries, spoilage and repairs, according to class action lawsuit news reports.

The Samsung refrigerator class action lawsuit complaint reportedly alleges that certain Samsung French door, side-by-side and bottom freezer refrigerators (model numbers RF266AASH, RS263BBWP, RB1955SH, RS2533SW, RS267LASH, RS267TDRS, RS2630WW) the refrigerators are designed and manufactured with heated coils that are intended to prevent excess frost from developing in the back of the machine, but instead of preventing frost, the coils allegedly allow frost and ice to build up in the refrigerators until the ice clogs and/or disables the machine’s fans, making it impossible for the fans to work to keep the machine cool.

The Samsung refrigerator coil class action lawsuit complaint is reportedly brought on behalf of the following putative class members, unless otherwise excluded:

All persons or entities residing in the United States who own, or have owned, Samsung refrigerator models RF266AASH, RS263BBWP, RB1955SH, RS2533SW, RS267LASH, RS267TDRS, RS2630WW and/or any other Samsung refrigerator model containing a defect that causes the refrigerator’s coils to ice over and the refrigerator to stop cooling.

For more information on the Samsung refrigerator coil class action lawsuit, read the Samsung class action complaint.

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  • Don A. April 21, 2015, 5:01 pm

    I own a RM255LASH and it has a problem that started out right after I bought it and continues to grow. When just a year old, there started appearing a few drops of water on the floor every now and then, nothing to be of major concern. Then over the last 3 or 4 years the puddles keep getting larger and larger. I started out just dabbing up the water and since the frig was out of warranty, I have figured that cleaning up the water was easier than paying someone a few hundred bucks to come look at it, scratch their head and tell me they need to be here when the problem is happening. Today the water is still running out every 2-7 days but now the water runs all the way across the kitchen floor. It happens every 2-7 days. My towels keep getting bigger and bigger. Note that a big sheet of ice also forms on the very bottom of the freezer now for about the same amount of time. I thought I was misled to believe I was getting a classy unit with the Samsung refrigerator but this has been driving me crazy. Being in the repair business myself and after having too many techs in the past say “can’t fix it unless I see it happening”, that has led me to skip calling someone to look at it. I do all my repairs for years now but this one has me stumped. I do see that searching for “Samsung RM255LASH water on floor” produces other people with the same issues as mine. How does Samsung get away with selling this junk? I never had a refrigerator before that gave such problems.

  • Gary Hitchcock April 21, 2015, 7:40 pm

    In 3/2014 we bought a Samsung counter depth refrigerator RF197ACRS from Florida Builder Appliances. Not sure when it first started happening but in December we noticed water in the crisper drawers and upon removing them to empty the water we found a layer of ice as this is just above the freezer. So after contacting Florida Builder Appliances who did nothing, I called Samsung and they sent out a warranty company, Lakes Electronics. I live in a gated community so when the gate called I decided to go out to the driveway to meet the technician. I found it odd that he was walking up my driveway with a huge part under his arm. I thought to myself that is odd, as an engineer myself I would think that a problem needs to be diagnosed before bringing new parts into the equation. So after an hour the technician announces that it is all fixed but being an engineer I wanted to know more. The technician was very reserved and would not offer much information. I did get him to say that once this new part was installed he’d never seen this problem reoccur. So again my engineering kicks in and I decide they had a design problem. Well 2 weeks later same thing, and I call Florida Builder Appliances and they do nothing. So I call Samsung and had to go through this all over again. Amazing Lakes Electronics sends the same technician and this time he puts on a “leak” kit and tells me that Samsung instructed him that the refrigerator needed to be tipped from front to back. Folks you don’t have to be an engineer to understand that this is what we use to call a “kluge” in my business. Little did I know that it is all over the internet that there is a class action lawsuit against Samsung refrigerators since 2011? I asked Florida Builder Appliances to give me a full refund and they have refused. Their management is selling a product that doesn’t work, they know it and don’t care.

  • Amy Groves April 23, 2015, 11:40 pm

    We are currently defrosting our Samsung RF267ABRS. We would love to be included in this lawsuit! We have spent time and money fixing this fridge.

  • Melinda Bass May 2, 2015, 12:26 pm

    ice forming on bottom of freezer

  • Jennifer Ross May 6, 2015, 8:16 am

    This is crap! We would like to be included as well. We were so happy when we got this fridge and now this! So yeah we would like either our money back or a new fridge please.

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