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TV started burning and omitting toxic smell from back customer service wont do anything about it.

(Topic created on: 10-10-2021 08:03 PM)

hi all, So my daughter of 2 years old was watching peppa pig on or 5 year old samsung television in my front room whilst i was prepering her tea in the kitchen. i returned to the front room and could smell a very strong burning toxic smell being omitted from the television i felt the back of the television and the plastic back cover was extremely hot. i switched the television off and left thinking might of over heated. i replugged the television back in and the the same strong toxic smell came back and the back began getting hot again. 


i spoke to samsungs customer services they put me through to the product leason services, who sent out a engineer the following weekend. at this point i was very happy with how samsung had handled my case. 


whilst the engineer was here he plugged the television back in and low and behold the smell of toxic burning smell came back which he pointed out was coming from the power supply board which was located at the left hand side of the televsion and also the postion were the plastic had heated up. the engineer then unpluged the television passed me the power cable to the televsion and told me to hide it somewere to make sure that nobody plugs the television back in. which really worried me as god knows what could have had happened if i hadnt have noticed it or we had gone to bed and left the telly on, my house could have burnt down with my family in it. 

i then get told of samsung that i will have to pay £500 pounds to repair the televsion, i was shocked as this is nothing i have done to the television and is clearly manufacturing fault with the television. 


after doing some digging on the internet i have found this is a happening more and more with samsung television, they have had problems with there capacitor components by using substandard components. there has even been class action law suits in america over this issue. 


i am shocked that samsung have not taken any notice and all they keep saying to me is its because the television is old and i will have to pay for the repairs. i wouldnt say 5 years is old. they currently have a advert for there washing machine with a hashtag of #builttolast more like #builttoburn. 


if you do have a samsung tv make sure you unplug it before you go to bed because god knows what could happen. 


i know samsung wont do anything for me which is a shame as they have lost a very loyal customer, as i have bought phones, ssd drives, tablets from them. but that is going to change and samsung wont really care about one customer as ive seen on many  a forum of people getting fobed off from them. 


if anyone has had a similiar problem comment below. 

rant over.

kind regards taroyle81


First Poster

I need your help my Samsung TV smells likes it's burning and the screen has gone dim.

First Poster

I'm having the same issue (toxic smell) now. Any luck or do I need to get  new non-Samsung TV?


Hey @LPierreIf you are based in the UK/Ireland, please send a PM to @Sam_UK with further details, and one of the mods will be able to get this looked into for you.

First Poster

I have the same issue in the UK, a toxic smell was noticed whilst watching TV and then suddenly a loud POP and the TV went blank. I unplugged the TV and realised the smell was coming from it and seemed very hot. The TV is a Samsung UE40NU7120K and is less than 4 years old leaving us very disappointed. We have always had Samsung TV's which have lasted years, not sure what to do now do I just dispose of it or is it worth trying to get it repaired. Seems it's a common fault and could have been more serious if it caught on fire.

Thanks for any help. Rob