I have a Samsung RSH1FBRS american style fridge. All is working fine except that the ice maker has stopped making ice. The water dispenser is working fine and i have tried the test button in the ice maker unit and it all works ok except for the ice tray which is not being filled with water. Please can you advise what I should do as this does not seem like a mechanical fault?
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EASY FIX!!!!! And you don't even need to cut power. For bottom ice maker if the reset works but no water, just do this. Remove the 2 screws holding ice make in bottom pull out. You will need to remove the small bottom top draw Unplug 2 wire clips. Now on back of fridge unscrew the 2 screws holding the small black water line cover going to bottom ice maker. Then remove the internal 2 screws holding valve. No need to unscrew the water line. Slowly slide out the insulated water line. You may need to unscrew the hold down clamp holding the line in order to pull this out all the way. Its like 10-12" long. NOW... Look into end and you will see ice. Use a heatgun or hairdryer to heat up this unit untill all ice is gone. Ice will be a solid shaft. Make sure you can see all the way thru the unit before you finish. It is now clear. Replace everything in reverse order and hit reset. WaLa! Water and future ice!!!
Yes thanks, these are all pretty basic things that I have checked. I have also filled the tray manually with water to see if it froze and was ejected from the tray and it all worked fine. The filtered water dispenser is working fine so there is no issue with the water supply. The only thing I can think of is whether the actual water pipe inside the freezer that supplies the tray has somehow been frozen or blocked but I can't see how to test this.....any ideas?
Might need a visit from an approved Samsung engineer to check that.
Just to confirm, have you checked that the water filter is properly fitted in?
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The Samsung approved repairer didnt even return my call so I had a go myself and it seemed to fix it (or it was just a coincidence). I took the back off and cleaned the area at the bottom and when I took off the water inlet at the top there seemed to be a slight gap in the foil shielding. I wondered whether this was enough for the cold to get in a freeze the pipe so I wrapped a load of kitchen foil around it and replaced it all. Seems to be fine now.
ironhorse - did you figure this out? I've been trying to figure this off/on for the past week. Hooked up water, just confirmed there is water gettign to machine, ice maker tests fine, but still no water yet my freezer seems to be getting more frosted everywhere