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Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:16:05 PM »
Ok I have a Samsung frig RF268ABBP and it was hit with a power surge so I replaced inverter and main board and it works fine only problem is it won't make ice so I installed a new ice maker and hit the test button and water filled the mold and went back later and nothing ice still in the maker it won't cycle only if I press the test button I'm at my witts end I can't figure why it won't make ice there is nothing left to replace please someone help me ..

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 08:18:47 PM »
Wow know one has no ideas ...bummer..ok has anybody run into the problems with new boards not working right with these frigs? As in the firm wear cause I have come across a couple of boards that don't have the same part number and it didnt work right but when ordered a different board from Asia or some other country it worked ..now I know the temp sensor has to let the maker know when to cycle but its brand new so it can't be that and its cold enough to freeze in the ice bin so I know the ice maker fan is putting out ..and I have run diagnostic test and no codes maybe a bad ice maker ??? Any thoughts would be great

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 08:03:31 AM »
The only thing I've notice in this newer fridges is that you need to turn the freezer section down to -2 or even -4 for the ice-maker to work. Give that a try.
I been doing this too long...

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 09:55:58 AM »
Ya your right  ,but in this model the ice maker is in the frig it has its own evap and blower fan and its cold enough to freeze the water in the ice maker just won't cycle I'm gonna order a new ice maker again and see what happens hope that fixes it cause no one has no idea why its not working and I have had so many problems with the boards for these samslugs its crazy if I get the ones made in turkey they work fine if it comes from Mexico or India they always mess up with one thing or another but to everyone on this forum if anyone has a idea throw it at me ..thanks for helping

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 10:08:56 PM »
well since you replaced it with a new one and when you push the test button it works and you say its cold enough to freeze the water that comes it I would double check the power to and from your board from the ice maker.

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 07:55:39 AM »
 These units are junk... good luck... Oh, I have to agree with niobrara
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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 11:34:08 AM »
Samsung is not junk, its very expensive with to many options C:-)

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013, 02:08:55 PM »
Agree with bigbuck

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013, 08:13:57 PM »
Lol no they are junk ...ok if the maker works when you hit the test button then it has power right ?

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2013, 10:03:26 PM »
Yes

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2013, 10:22:03 PM »
That's what I thought ..its like chasing a ghost ,I just don't what else to try I checked the temp today and its -5 in the maker last time I had a problem like this it was a Viking but it turned out to be a sensor but that wouldn't even cycle thru in diagnostic mode ,has anyone come across something like this ?maybe the wire harness ?

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2013, 10:24:22 PM »
Nope make sure the board is reading the thermistor and that it is correct

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Re: Samsung frig ice maker not making ice
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2013, 09:40:58 AM »
So your saying the sensor might be bad ?ya I guess cause its cycles when you hit the button and freezes so you might be on something there hmmmmm...thanks I will look into it

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