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Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working

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The 9 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Refrigerator ice maker not working are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

Other Causes and Conditions

Freezer Temperature is Above 10 Degrees F (-12C)

If the ice maker is not working check the temperature of the freezer. If the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees F. (-12C) the ice maker will not work properly. It functions best when the freezer temperature is set between 0 and five degrees F. (-18 to -15C). If the freezer temp is too high make sure the condenser coil is clean and the condenser fan is working to cool the condenser and compressor. Check the evaporator coil for frost. If too much frost is built up the air can't circulate thru the coil and you will need to check the defrost components for a failure.

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Water Inlet Valve - Part # 2034441 Mfg Part # DA62-00914B

Water Inlet Valve

RepairClinic Item # 2034441

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water inlet valve might be defective. The water inlet valve is an electro-mechanical valve. The coil can show good for continuity and still not let the water thru.

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Water Inlet Valve - Part # 2042755 Mfg Part # DA71-20207A

Water Inlet Valve

RepairClinic Item # 2042755

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water inlet valve might be defective. The water inlet valve is an electro-mechanical valve. The coil can show good for continuity and still not let the water thru.

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Water Inlet Valve - Part # 2042756 Mfg Part # DA71-20208A

Water Inlet Valve

RepairClinic Item # 2042756

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water inlet valve might be defective. The water inlet valve is an electro-mechanical valve. The coil can show good for continuity and still not let the water thru.

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Icemaker Module - Part # 1491416 Mfg Part # DA97-00258E

Icemaker Module

RepairClinic Item # 1491416

If the ice maker is not working the icemaker module at the front might be defective. The module has a motor that cycles the ice ejector arms around to push the ice cubes out when the ice maker thermostat closes. It also has contacts in it for the mold heater and water inlet valve. The motor or contacts of the module can fail. Usually there are test points in the module that a service person can use to determine if there is a problem with it or one of the related ice maker components. See How It Works: Refrigerator Icemakers video at top of page for more info.

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Other Causes and Conditions

Low Water Pressure from House Supply

If the ice maker is not working the water pressure in the house might be too low. The water inlet valve which supplies water to the ice maker is designed to work with a minimum of 20 psi of water pressure.

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Door Switch - Part # 1488654 Mfg Part # DA34-10110E

Door Switch

RepairClinic Item # 1488654

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working, the door switch might be defective. When the freezer door is opened the freezer door switch does two things, it turns on the light in the freezer and turns off the ice maker and dispenser. If the door switch fails the dispenser will not turn on. The switch can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter. If it doesn’t have continuity it should be replaced.

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Door Switch - Part # 2030445 Mfg Part # DA34-10120E

Door Switch

RepairClinic Item # 2030445

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working, the door switch might be defective. When the freezer door is opened the freezer door switch does two things, it turns on the light in the freezer and turns off the ice maker and dispenser. If the door switch fails the dispenser will not turn on. The switch can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter. If it doesn’t have continuity it should be replaced.

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Water Filter - Part # 1554876 Mfg Part # DA29-00003G

Water Filter

RepairClinic Item # 1554876

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water filter might be clogged. Try changing the water filter.

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