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Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working

RS261MDWP

The 8 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Refrigerator ice maker not working are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.

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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 # 2034646 Mfg Part # DA62-02360B

Water Inlet Valve

RepairClinic Item # 2034646

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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Ice Maker Assembly - Part # 1668437 Mfg Part # DA97-08059A

Ice Maker Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 1668437

If the ice maker is not working it could be that the ice maker assembly itself is defective. The freezer temp should be between 0-5 degrees for the ice maker to cycle properly. There are several components in the control module of the ice maker that can fail and most are not sold separately. Also, ice makers have a relatively short lifespan and so it might not be worth fixing. If other, simpler parts like the water inlet valve or shut off arm have been ruled out, and the only thing left is the ice maker itself, replace it as a unit.

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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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Water Filter - Part # 2008145 Mfg Part # DA29-00020B

Water Filter

RepairClinic Item # 2008145

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

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Water Filter - Part # 3188331 Mfg Part # DA81-05884A

Water Filter

RepairClinic Item # 3188331

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

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