While Samsung products are generally known to last a long time without too many problems, Samsung Ice Maker can sometimes have issues. If the Samsung Ice Maker is not working, it may be due to ice buildup, faulty water inlet valve, differential water pressure, worn water filter, or auger motor defective. Read on to answer these questions.
What is Samsung Ice Maker?
A Samsung Ice Maker, ice maker, or ice maker may refer to a consumer appliance used to make ice in a home freezer; a stand-alone device used to make ice, or an industrial machine used to make ice on a large scale. The term “ice maker” generally refers to a self-contained unit.
The ice maker is part of the ice maker that actually makes ice. This includes the evaporator and all associated drives/controls/subframes directly involved in making and ejecting ice in the store. When most people refer to a Samsung Ice Maker, they are only referring to the ice-making subsystem, not the refrigeration. However, a Samsung Ice Maker, particularly if described as a “kit” ice maker, is usually a complete machine, including refrigeration, controls, and dispenser, which only needs to be connected to a water and electricity supply.
The term ice maker is ambiguous, with some manufacturers describing their packaged ice makers as ice makers and others describing their generators as such.
Samsung Ice Maker Problem these models include:
1. Freezing or clogging
One of the most common reasons for a Samsung ice maker to stop working is the freeze or freeze. Ice cubes often accumulate in the ice maker bin or the dispenser tube.
To solve the icing problem, the ice must be thawed. If your model has an automatic defrost feature, you can use it to defrost the ice maker or the entire refrigerator if needed.
If the ice maker bin or bucket freezes, depending on the severity of the freeze, you may need to defrost the entire refrigerator, remove the Samsung Ice Maker components to defrost or use a low-temperature fan. Affected components.
Depending on the model, the dispensing tube may be inside the ice maker, outside the refrigerator, or not.
Clogged tubes are most common when the tubes are inside the ice machine. You should be able to see if the tube is clogged; however, if the ice maker appears to be working but simply does not eject ice, the tube is most likely clogged.
To remove a clog, it is best to use a steam gun or steam gun with low heat applied to generate enough heat to melt the clog without damaging the liner.
2. Faulty water inlet valve
The second most common cause of Samsung Ice Maker I failure is a faulty water inlet valve. The water inlet valve is connected to the water supply line to supply water to the ice maker. When the ice maker needs water, the water inlet valve opens.
Over time, the water inlet valve may become clogged with mineral deposits and become difficult to open, or there may be an electrical fault. If either of these problems occurs, the water inlet valve will need to be replaced.
The use of the water inlet valve depends on the type of Samsung refrigerator you have.
Often you will need to remove the rear refrigerator access panel on the back of the refrigerator to access the valve. You may also need to remove the screws and tabs securing the water inlet valve to remove it from the refrigerator. Be sure to turn off the water supply to the refrigerator and disconnect the power supply before approaching the valve to replace it.
You will need to energize the valve to test the working condition, but we recommend that you only do this if you have experience with electricity, it should be done by a professional technician.
3. Insufficient water pressure
Samsung recommends that the Samsung Ice Maker requires 20 psi water pressure to operate properly. If the ice maker is making small or broken ice cubes, the water pressure is low.
To check the water pressure, a water pressure gauge is useful. However, you can also check the water pressure by checking the amount of water coming out when the water supply line is disconnected, or by checking that at least ¾ cup of water is filled when the button is pressed. The water supply is pressed for ten seconds. The water supply hose connects to the water inlet valve on the back of the refrigerator.
Before touching the water lines, unplug the refrigerator from the power source and turn off the water supply. The water line can be placed on the bucket and the water can then be turned on. If water is leaking out, you know you have a problem. However, if there is a strong and steady flow of water, water pressure may not be an issue. Test the water pressure with a pressure gauge to more accurately determine if the water pressure is at least 20 psi.
4. Expired water filter
If your refrigerator is equipped with a water filter, Samsung recommends replacing it every six months. If the water or ice looks cloudy, that’s a strong indication that the water filter needs to be replaced. If the water filter is old, it may clog and prevent the ice maker from working properly. The water filter is located in a different location depending on the refrigerator model. Once the filter is located, it can be removed and replaced by twisting it.
5. Auger motor failure
The ice machine auger motor is responsible for agitating and dispensing the ice cubes in the ice machine. If the auger motor fails, the Samsung Ice Maker will not work. If the ice maker is making a loud noise and not producing ice cubes, the motor is likely faulty or broken.
Depending on the model, you should be able to remove the bucket from the ice maker and turn the auger by hand. If you can turn the auger with limited resistance, you should test its continuity with a multimeter to determine if it is malfunctioning. Motor removal can be difficult, so it is best done by a qualified technician.
Is Samsung Ice Maker not making Ice? Here is a quick fix video for any side-by-side fridge
Ice build-up is the common culprit of an ice maker not having ice in the tray. This video will work with:
- GE Appliances
All that is needed is a hair dryer to melt the ice to get the ice maker working again! Hope this video is helpful!
If the issues listed above do not resolve your Samsung ice maker, you may need to contact a qualified technician for further troubleshooting. However, you can also test or reset, which can temporarily fix the problem. The Samsung refrigerator ice maker test switch is usually a small blue rectangular button located on the front or side of the Samsung Ice Maker. Press the button and wait 6 minutes to see if it starts making ice.