My SxS fridge runs great, except my town water has sediment in it and it's clogged up the water tubes so water just trickles out and ice doesn't form. The maytag repair man said it's not covered under warranty because it's the town water problem, not a maytag problem. Town says it's not their problem per by-laws. So, I asked the repair man what to do and he said not to drink it until the water clears, but the tubing is pluggeg, you can see the sediment in the tubing. I asked him if the tubes can be replace, he said some can and some can't, but it's not under warranty. OK...so now I can't find the tubing in the manual on-line. I'm not sure what to do at this point, but this will be only 5 years old in Nov 2008 and no longer under warranty. What do I do? It's a case of pass the buck.
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I agree with Gramps... the system needs to be flushed, but one question... why did you change the filter in the 1st place... was it cause you had a smell or taste in the water AND ice, or the filter light came on?? I would remove water line going to ref from house plumbing... run water in bucket for 2 min, then take a small taste to see if good..If water taste good, then hook water line back up to ref, and run water at the door for about 1/2 gal, then taste and smell water to see if it passes... If still have problem, you are going to have to replace filter head and/or water reservoir.... But before i did that i would contact Samsung to get their take, depending on age they might send parts at no charge to you the consumer....... Ken Hawk
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Just fixed mine w/the same problem! Unplug the fridge and pull it away from the wall. Check that your drain hose is not clogged: it runs down the back of your fridge and you need to disconnect the tubing from the fixture where it goes into the middle of the back of the fridge, by turning the fixture approx. 1/4 turn counterclockwise. This will help disconnect the tubing and will allow you to pull out the fixture which connects to the internal drain. I had to run a pipe cleaner and hot water thru this fixture, which has several S-curves in it that traps sediment. Check the tubing too. If these aren't clogged, your internal drain may be iced over. You will have to empty the contents of your freezer, and remove the icemaker and back panel of the freezer (my screws were 1/4-inch ratchet type). There is a drain hole at the middle bottom of the back wall. Check for ice and pour in very hot water to melt it. Check the inside of the bottom part of your fridge to make sure water isn't leaking in from the cooling vents at the control panel. If neither of these tasks works, then I don't know what to tell you! Good luck!
Water collecting inside a fridge (that doesn't have a water dispenser in the fresh food compartment) is usually a sign of a clogged tube that directs water collected during the defrost cycle of the freezer coil. The defrost heater melts frost / ice that collects on the coil and water drips into a pan directly under the coil in the freezer compartment. The pan has a tube that allows the water to flow into a pan at the bottom of the fridge, where it is generally evaporated by the heat of the compressor.
You'll have to access the coil and pan (probably behind the back wall of the freezer - but check your model first!) and clear the obstruction from the tube. It is not uncommon for bacteria, mold, etc to grow in the tube. After clearing with a blunt flexible snake - run 4 - 6 ounces of a 10% bleach 90% water mixture to kill any growths remaining in the tube.
Sometimes, ice can form in the top inch or two of the tube, too. A turkey baster can be used to direct hot water into the tube to quicken the thaw process.
If there is water dispensing in the fridge, check all lines and filters in the compartment for spits, cracks and leaks. Repair / replace parts as needed.
drain tube is clogging with debris or freezing? is there a pan under your fridge with a float valve on it, these pans are usually heated and the water evaporates, except when the factory doesnt hook up the wires, because it wont pass the eer rating, you can hook up after you, the consumer has purchased it , i know it sounds dumb but thats what viking does as well. check that pan under your fridge and see if there are extra wires that are unplugged , plug them together(2) and good luck. initially you will have to shut your fridge down for a couple of hours to defrost, but once you restart you should be good, empty that pan under the fridge for now as well
When you put the filter in, did you let several gallons of water run through it before you started using it for your own use? You're supposed to flush the filter (see directions on box filter came in) before you use the filter for your own purposes.
If you're getting "chunky" water, check to make sure the water coming in from your taps is not sketchy, that your water source (either town/city or well) isn't encountering problems. If that's the case you might need to put in a "whole house" filtering system.
It sounds like the water tap from the source is clogged, or the vinyl tubing running from the water source is crimped somewhere. I would check the tap first to make sure the valve is not clogged. You close the valve clockwise ,then remove the tubing. Have a bucket handy. Open the valve counterclockwise a little at a time until water started to drip. Place the bucket under the valve to catch the water. Open the valve a little more and let the water go into the bucket. Do this until you are satisfied that the tap valve is not clogged. If this does not solve the problem then check the tubing to see if you have crimps in the line. Then close the tap valve clockwise down tight. remove the tubing from behind the frig and if you have enough slack, take that end to the tap valve and the bucket, place the frig end of the tubing in the bucket, open the tap valve until you are satisfied the flow is nomal., close the tap avel and hookup the frig end. Open the tap valve an the test the water dispenser for flow.
Turn off the water to the filter. Disconnect the water line from the filter to the refrigerator, at the refrigerator. Point the tubing into a bucket and turn the water on. If you're getting water there, you may have a plugged or defective solenoid. Make sure the wires are connected to the solenoid firmly. If the solenoid has a inlet screen, check it for sediment or water filter debris. If necessary, replace the valve.
If there is no water flow at the tubing to the fridge, shut the valve and remove the tubing from the filter to the fridge, at the filter. Inspect the inside of the filter for packing, ostructions, etc. Try again for water. If you get water there, clear or replace your tubing. If no water, close the valve and remove the tubing at the filter that comes from the wall. Check that end of the filter also for pluggage. Test the water line up to the filter. If you get water now, the filter is plugged or defective. Check the flow direction arrow on the filter, if it has one. Some filters have one-way valves. If no water, close the valve again and remove the tubing connection at the valve. Try again.. If you get water now, the tubing to the filter is plugged. If you don't, it'll be the valve or another plumbing issue. If you are getting water everywhere else, replae the valve. You may have to shut off the water to your house and depressure the lines to get at it.
Good luck. Hope this was useful!
You probably shook lose sediments that collected in your old water line. Flush as often as you can and the taste will dissipate soon. In other words; run the dickens out of the water and use up the ice to flush it out completely. You might also be tasting the newness of the ice maker and related components. Flush, flush, flush. Also helpful is to clean thoroughly with baking soda everything you can get to.
Most likely the pipes were disturbed a bit while remodeling, causing a particle to flow to the inlet water valve and prevent it from closing completely. You will probably have to replace the water valve part number 6877JB3053D (note, if you would have run a gallon water out the water supply tube prior to hooking the water line back up to the refrig. you would not have had this problem)
I believe the tube that pours water into the icemaker tray is clogged with frozen water and can not fill the tray and your fridge can not make ice. You have to unplug your fridge and let the tube to defrost. It is a long tube (about 1.5 foot) and using a blow dryer may not do the job. You can unscrew the the gray plastic cover at the back of the fridge and pull out the tube and let it defrost and then put it back.