[RFI] Samsung refrigerator RFI
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Thu Aug 9 11:28:52 PDT 2012
My LG double door, one bottom freezer compartment refrigerator that is noise free. It is model # LfX 23961 st. Sears has a similar Kenmore model.
Hope this is of some guidance.
> From: myles landstein <myles.landstein at gmail.com>
>To: Mel Crichton <kj9c at iquest.net>
>Cc: rfi at contesting.com
>Sent: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:32 PM
>Subject: Re: [RFI] Samsung refrigerator RFI
>Funny you mention that not to long ago I got the LG refrigerator two top double doors and 2 bottom sliding freezer drawers.
>I stood by a working Samsung in the store which was plugged in, almost got it, noticed it even caused noise on my cell phone
>Got lucky it throws out a bit of wide noise but only w/in a few feet of the unit and since the unit hardly comes on much it seems to be ok RF wise
>Just tested around 1-54mhz do a little 2m/440 work but didn't hear anything thou i didn't sweep
>Seems like a ok fridge but not recomending it or not, just sharing my experience.
>On Aug 8, 2012, at 5:13 PM, Mel Crichton wrote:
>> My wife was so proud of herself when she bought a new Samsung side by side
>> refrigerator with energy saving compressor. Yes, it runs quiet and doesn't
>> use much juice, but the compressor drive has a 5 KHz supply, and as luck
>> would have it, it wipes out all the HF bands every 5 KHz. To make matters
>> worse, beside the 5 KHz birdie there's serious hash between the birdies. If
>> I want to operate, I kill the breaker to the refrigerator. This isn't doing
>> the fridge any good. I threatened to return the fridge but she threatened
>> other things. I may find a way to make it self-destruct.
>> I called Samsung USA and they kept me on the phone for a half hour looking
>> for any tech support inside Samsung USA who might know of a fix. (My guess
>> is, inadequate shielding and probably a square wave generator). No dice....
>> they are not aware of this problem.
>> Any help out there? The warranty isn't expired yet, but I will be removing
>> screws in the next few days. I may get lucky with some simple shielding
>> (Already wrapped the AC cord in ferrites)
>> In the meantime, BEWARE of Samsung energy saving refrigerators. If you are
>> considering any top-end refrigerator, take a portable radio with you to the
>> appliance store and make them turn the unit on to full cooling.
>> Mel KJ9C
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