My Samsung is a little more very three years old and I have had this proble since the beginning. They said to do this, wait 6-8 hours and everything should work fine. I usually have to repeat this process 2-4 times a year. If we dump the samsung, it will be replaced with a Frigidaire and never again a samsung even for TVs and cell phones, etc.Jerry. Read our affiliate disclaimer below in the footer. Has anyone tried taking the ice maker out and thawing it out completely. I have had the service person over many times do for this reason. While this fridge was the best rated fridge available (currently there seems to be a dearth of decent refrigerators on the market), it’s still had it’s issues, especially in regard to the compressor being astoundingly loud for a new refrigerator. Jerry. By listening closely we figured the noise had to be from the ice maker as everything else seemed to be fine. I tried to pull out further the refill tube as it only extended 1/4" beyond the ceiling of the rear cavity of the ice-maker. We paid over $3,000 USD for this. Besides, there is plenty of water purposely poured into, to make the ice.-Failure to drain water due to incorrect leveling of the appliance or clogged drain path. I was thinking that a wire clamped to that heating element and connected to a metal clip inserted into the rectangular opening behind the maker and in front of the fan might keep the area ice free? Head over to the "update" thread for more updated information (http://www.theinvisibleblog.com/2016/08/fixing-samsung-ice-maker.html). my Samsung microwave died a month later, Samsung units looks great works like crap!I will never buy a Samsung Appliance again. The tech said without Samsung's "accommodation" it would have cost over $700. Now that we have learned the step-by-step process of defrosting Samsung ice makers, you can easily do it on your own if the need arises. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Good luck people! Class Action Cites Major Problems Including Water Leaks, Fan Noise I am going to check into the class action suit. Hopefully that will keep the icemaker problems at bay. We may call them as well since this is actually the 4th fridge we have had delivered to us from Lowes in the last 3 months because of problems - 2 Frigidaires and now 2 Samsungs. You will find plastic notches at the front part of your ice maker. I am so frustrated with this. Place small tub like container with HOT water under the icemaker's bucket. I disassembled the innards and found a terrible design in the ice maker. (Sorry I don't know what its called.) That said, I am human. clamped a plastic piece to even the bottom surface/edge of water feeding cylinder on premise of spray leaking backwards when filling, which would explain how water was flowing over freon element and into fan chamber. In fact, after doing it once, it will go in and out in less than a minute. I'm betting you can Google your model number and find the appropriate replacement board. After reading all these comments, I have the same problem. Jerry - a happy camper... Jerry Myhre, I don't believe this is a permanent fix; but could be a viable, fairly long-term, temporary fix (until they get it 100% figured out). Page 8 Tip 2-1. I assume the repair person will not show up and I'll have to go through it all again. Remove food in fridge to cooler. First of all, the temperature of the freezer has NOTHING TO DO with the ice maker. Anyone know how to force defrost a rf32fmqdcsr, Figured it out with trial and error. Having same issues with Samsung model rf263beaesr ice looks partially melted & refrozen, dispenser freezes up! A simple solution of this is to bolster the gasket for a proper seal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXL2sDGFkR0 . Samsung might make good cell phones, but they need to get out of the appliance business. I used a blow dryer and found the ice in that little hole just kept melting. The problem is that ice builds up, and clogs the fan. Does anyone know if Samsung incorporated the updates from the bulletin mentioned above in this model? THANK YOU. There is no way to thaw the ice otherwise. There may be writing that says TEST or an arrow pointing at it. I put everything back turned the fridge back on and reset the ice maker. And you could see that the ice was not really frozen, and a bit wet.Now it has minimal with frost. Thanks! You'll note the service bulletin is *from* Samsung. I have had NO problems since for many months!! - Checked the fan on the auger with a car battery. Now that my warranty is expired, I'm fu#%?$ because the ice maker is junk. You can also remove it from the refrigerator and thaw in the sink before reconnecting. I had a similar issue of the ice bucket freezing intermittently. The genius who designed it decided that the defrost cycle, which happens on a regular basis, should drain directly into… the bottom of the ice maker housing. After our repair by the Geek Squad guy (per the service bulletin), we haven't had any issues for months. Shame on Samsung and shame on Lowe's for continuing to sell them. Gave up fighting with it and bought a quality replacement. What the Samsung tech guy told me to do is "press reset button". With each thaw and freeze of the coil, water seeped into the styrofoam. Its where the fan above the auger motor is supposed to vent the ice maker. on for 15 minutes every 3 hours or so. There is a photo detector to gauge whether the ice level in the bucket is full. 1 tube has a black line shouldn't be put in that far? How long does it take before everything refreezes? (1) The water feed tube is often pushed to far into the ice maker and needs to be retracted, and (2) air leaks into the icemaker from the seem along the refrigerator wall and needs to be sealed up. It could be that the ice maker fill tube is frozen, the water inlet valve is defective, the freezer temperature setting is too low, or the water filter needs a replacement. The ice-making units discussed above are not suitable for commercial use because the demand for ice is much higher than what a residential ice maker can offer. p.s. Press Test (D) on the side of the ice maker. Thank you. Every 3 weeks or so it freezes up and will not produce ice. I brought in my shop vac and used the attachment that is more narrow then the big hose. So I take it apart, hair dryer it open again, and I'm good for another 30 days. a hair dryer was helpful in removing the crystallized ice under the visible unit. No more growling. How can I defrost a Samsung ice maker - Refrigerator. Finally I blew out the ice maker with an air compressor to remove any remaining droplets/moisture so it wouldn’t build up ice crystals once the unit was back on. Very carefully, use a hairdryer to melt the ice enough so that your appliance can resume normal function. Our fridge was growling intermittently over the past couple weeks. Back-ordered. I can't believe I need to do this all the time, not like this was a cheap item at all. For right now it is all good. we love the convenience of the ice maker, just not happy with this one. Still, knowing how to conduct essential troubleshooting steps helps you save time and money. The defrost was not working correctly and an ice dam was blocking the fill flow, thus the pump just kept trying to pump in water without ever quitting. When I accomplished the above, the ice maker functions like the day I purchased the refrigerator., @Jerry... right, and then it happens again a couple weeks (or days) later. The collection sump is where your ice maker’s water pump extracts its water from. with each freezing, it expanded into the styrofoam. I am having the same problems with my Samsung icemaker Model RF263BEAEBBC/AA. When I run low on ice in the bucket, I will turn on the icemaker overnight which is enough to refill my ice bucket and then turn the ice maker off after I got enough ice. There is a section marked "here are the steps." I am so over Samsung appliances. We appreciate the great response we received from you all! We have had the ice maker replaced and the circulating fan replaced. Especially for the service bulletin!Even though my refrigerator is a few months out of warranty, I have gotten some response from support and I think they may handle the repair costs. I am having the exact same problem. What I wonder is, how if any effect, being out of level has to do with icing up. Plug fridge back in. What I do now, after trying all kinds of things, is about once a month I take my wife's hair dryer and run it on high for about 10 minutes inside the ice maker to melt all the ice and frost build up of and then it will run normal for another month or so. 2). Thaw it out and you get ice for another week or two. I don't know if this will help any of you, but it worked great for me.I began experiencing similar consequences on my Samsung (icemaker SZAB001TA1.... actually, the icemaker part number is DA9712317A (look on the bottom right of the icemaker tag)). Running a defrost on it now (the beep!). As a result, the ice cubes are released. Does anyone know WHY this is happening and what will fix it for good?The GOOD news was that Homedepot bought me out of the warranty. But then all the original lights came back on. I had the same issue but I was "lucky" enough to have Samsung send a repair man out. Is there one for this refrigerator. Appliance: Model SAMSUNG RS25H5000SR/AA-0000 My Repair & Advice. Help!! 4. As others have reported my rectangular duct from the 12V fan was blocked solid with ice. When resetting doesn’t work, the next step is to empty your freezer of its contents and to gather a bunch of towels. You can put this durable ice maker anywhere you believe it is most useful, but it should be somewhere spacious so that it can breathe (its venting system is at the sides and the back). Part number is different from the one in my fridge: mine: DA41-00826A (interestingly, board said "version 1.0", perhaps expecting to have to design future versions? Anyone know how to initiate the defrost for this fridge? I would look at the ceiling first since the left door does not close properly like it should . The vertically placed metal tray is attached to a group of heat-exchanging pipes, which is similar to the pipes at the back of your refrigerator. Having to defrost ice bucket, Have already replaced the ice maker & fan/auger assembly. Upon researching the problem I found many blogs that indicate this is a known issue that has been going on for quite a while. Since its founding over 40 years ago, Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. My model # is different but the freezer is similar & I have a display screen like yours. Any ideas welcome.I would also like to know if the class action suit applies to Canada too. Then everything worked for about 4 days. is each end of the coil entering the styrofoam insulation supported by three metal strips embedded in the insulation (12-5-7 clock positions). For that, we’ve got your back. Applied film of vasoline to top of ice house where ice maker meets water feed so caulk wouldn't catch and fold over upon insertion of maker into ice house. I am just trying to figure out why I didn't notice this until a year after purchase. I wonder if that's the final piece of the puzzle. As time passes and the towels get wet, swap them out for dry ones, until the towels stop getting wet or at least 24 hours pass. So I pressed the freezer and refrigerator temp control buttons at the same time, all lights came on for a few seconds, pressed another button and only response was a po in upper left corner of screen. The compressor stops sending the heated gas into the condenser by sending it to a bypass tube then back to the evaporator. These ice makers use the same system that cools the entire refrigerator. These are: As the name indicates, this type of ice maker does not require installation to a specific location. In every case, either the ice machine chamber, the freezer and even the fridge, catch humidity that freezes and will eventually be defrosted by the heaters in charge of this. It then empties it over the chilled ice tray. I will take the advice of everyone who has tried to fix the problem and hope it works. with harder/colder ice cubes (only slightly smaller due to water pressure reduction). The energy saving mode exacerbates the problem. This refrigerator model was Consumer Report recommended. Do you have a contact to suggest at Samsung so we too can demand our refund? To force defrost a Samsung refrigerator, follow these two simple steps: Step 1: Press Power Freeze & Fridge Buttons Simultaneously. And my dear wife tends to leave them open often. I have to use a hair dryer to melt this glob of ice and clean up the mess. At least I don't have ice forming. ---Cliff. We finally got a guy from Geek Squad to come out and fix things properly, and he showed me a "top secret" bulletin Samsung sent out with a number of fixes to make these things function properly. When you open the lower freezer drawer 9 out of ten times a ice cube falls on the ground. Kept it and bought a counter top ice maker which works great plus I have $4000 extra now. Once the ice cube transfer is complete, the shut-off arm falls back to its original position. You guys helped me fix the ice maker dripping and freezing-over problem on a Samsung RF24FSEDBSR. We had similar problems with our Samsung fridges ice maker. Report This by Manage My Life. It may not be exact as it probably relies on several factors. My freezer looked exactly like the pictures above, I could not find a solution anywhere, so I figured id take the ice maker apart and put back together, I couldn't make it any worse. I'm so sick of this refrigerator. I'm not intested in unloading my entire fridge every few months for it to defrost, The fix is easy. On October 18, the refrigerator stopped working and I finally got an error code of 81 C. After sending an e-mail and receiving no response, and many more calls and finally speaking to A&E and Samsung customer service managers, A&E Factory told me my ticket had been cancelled. Yeah... unfortunately, that won't do anything to solve the problem. There isn't any water anywhere else that I can find. Well the fridge is a Samsung and I am currently listening to the beeping of the defrost. I defrosted the ice maker a few times. Test mode (manual operation / manual defrost function)• If Freezer Key + Lighting Key on the front of panel are pressed simultaneously for 8 seconds , it will be changed to the test mode and all displays on the front of panel will be off.• If any key on the front of panel is pressed within 15 seconds after the test mode, it will be operated as below sequence : Manual operation1(FF) Manual operation2(OF r) -> manual defrost of fresh food compartments(rd) -> manual defrost of fresh and freezer compartments(Fd) -> cancel(Display all off)• If any key on the front of panel is not pressed within 15 seconds after the test mode, the test mode will be canceled and it will be returned to previous mode.You can find this information on pages 60-61.Access the service manual here - http://rdp.electronicsrevived.com/manuals/Appliances/Samsung%20Service%20Manuals/Refridgerators/RF25HMEDBSR_AA/AW3-14_RF28H-141013.pdf. 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