How To Defrost A Samsung Ice Maker

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Common Samsung Ice Maker Issues

When your ice maker for your Samsung refrigerator stops making ice, there can be several reasons for the malfunction. Here are some of the most common issues responsible.

Common Issues

Chemicals: There are a lot of chemicals that can be found in water, like chlorine. They are used to sterilize the water and to make sure that it is safe for human consumption. However, they may evaporate and get caught in important parts.

Chlorine can damage the valve, making it not able to close properly. You should use a filter to get rid of it.

Age: The ice maker of the Samsung refrigerator can age over time, and the ice cubes will not stop dropping due to the age of the machine. It may break sooner than it should when it reaches a certain age range, or there might be some other kind of damages.

It is not recommended to use it when you have had it for a long period of time, and you need to make sure that you get a new one after a few years have lapsed.

If you purchase a new ice maker, you will be able to have a better and more efficient machine. Present shelf life of a refrigerator is 5-8 years on average.

How to Defrost Samsung Built-in/Refrigerator Ice Makers

Samsung Built-in and Refrigerator Ice Makers have the same defrosting instructions.

Turn off the Icemaker by Unplugging the Power Cord or by Pulling the Water Supply

Wait 24 hours for all of the ice to melt.

Leave the ice maker unplugged for an entire day.

Optional: You can then every few hours, take a stick and break up the ice that is stuck against the internal walls and break up the large pieces of ice in the can.

Turn the valve back on and make sure the water fills up the tray the ice maker needs to make ice.

Forced Defrost Mode on a Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker

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