Surface of freezer door has rust which I want to remove and touch up with appliance paint. The rust is under the housing cover in front of the ice maker dispenser. There are no apparent screws so my guess is it simply pops off (then to replace it is snaps back in?). If I break the housing cover, I checked and it seems the part is no longer made. So before I try to pull it off maybe you can tell me how to remove it without breaking it. Thank you!
p,s. exact KitchenAid model side by side refrigerator is ksrs25qxwh11
(model in product field is not correct!)
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My name is Peter. I am a retired refrigeration field service technician.
You are not getting cooling air to your ice maker freezer compartment. Once again Samsung - bad design - put a ice maker in the fresh food section.
So, you have a ice maker enclosed next to the fresh food section where the recommended temperature setting is 35-40 degrees F.
Where as your recommended freezer temperature is +2/-2 degrees F.
There is a air damper/vent from the bottom freezer in the back of your ice maker housing. Lets remove the ice maker to check for ice build up. On the left hand side of the housing on the wall there is a long narrow cover plate. This is where you connector harness is located. There are 2 screws holding the front end in and a tong and groove tab in the back. Remove the cover plate.
Now, pull the harness out.
Lets remove the ice maker assembly. There are two screws in the front end securing the ice maker to the top of the casing. These screws are recessed. They are either Philips heads or hex heads (1/4"). If they are hex head, he recessed hole diameter is small. Some hex head hand tools will not fit. A screw gun will work or a small outside out side diameter hex head hand tool.
Remove these screws. In the back in each corner is a tong & groove. Pull forward to release the ice maker. Using a small flat head screw driver wedge the wire harness to release. Set the ice maker aside.
Inspect the air vent/damper for ice build up. Use a hair dryer to defrost.
I do not believe you have a automatic damper controlled by a thermistor (temperature sensor). If you do, Remove the damper assembly. Get your multi-meter. Set your meter to the lowest Ohm reading (Omega on your meter) Touch the two probes on your meter together, you meter should read 1.0. Disconnect the 2 motor contacts. On the motor place one probe on one contact and one probe on the other contact. If the meter still reads 1.0 the motor is bad. If the meter reads 0-50 Ohms the motor is good.
If there is no ice buildup & the damper motor checks out, replace the temperature sensor.
You will find getting the wiring back into the side panel will be a little difficult. As usual, Samsung is not service friendly.
Go to www.applianceart.com -- These guys specialize in refacing your appliances. Their motto is Don't replace your existing working appliances -- Reface them. They offer magnetic and vinyl options that will fit over the existing surface. I believe the vinyl option will work best for you. They have solid colors, designs, textures and even stainless steel options. Worth checking out.
You will have to remove the ice maker. Usually 2 screws or clips on top and one screw on the bottom, as well as the plug that supplies the electrical power.
Since you'll need a new arm anyway, I would suggest you take the ice maker to any decent sized appliance parts house, and see if they'll pull the the old stub out and install a new control arm.
If that doesn't work, you'll need to replace the whole ice maker.
If you want to see if you can remove the stub yourself, unsnap the front cover. You'll see a semi-solid state type board. It is held in with 3 screws. Remove those, pull the board off, and inspect the area we are talking about. You might be able to get it out, but if not, go back to my first suggestion.
fridge/freezers are only painted on the OUTSIDE,the interior has only got primer,so if kept in a garage or any high humdity area rust will occur.(from the inside out,like a car)NO CURE......thats the way makers get you to buy new.....
Hi; Yes I would say its covered under a warranty. Trying to get the manufacture to repair it for free maybe not. Thats a questionable area. I would argue that the painting process had a problem that day. But if no warranty open door and dry off really good then brush with a steel brush to bring up rust then spray or paint on a rust eliminator. After it dries You can call Your local paint store for some appliance epoxy paint. Do a smooth job from the begining and a good flat surface will be ready for Your door gaskets...alpharome416
You can clean off using a green scrubbing bad and some brasso all at wall mart then buy a can of spraypanit and spray it with food grade paint by Krylon paints also at wal mart. The paint will seal it and keep it from comming off.
when you dispense ice or water, you are allowing the drip tray to overfill and the water builds underneath the tray until the water reaches the point were it will leak down the front of the door. the water will rust the panel beyond repair. you will have to replace the whole door at this point. hope this helps.
If you want to just get the ice out you could turn off the fridge and defrost every thing, i.e. you have to not have food in it that will spoil, but basically plan to be without the fridge freezer for a day and take all the food out - turn it off / unplug it and let it warm up with the doors open ( it should only take a coulple of hours at the most . Clean it all out and wipe it down then - close the doors and plug it in or turn it on again.
IF you are just wondering how to get the ice that is in their out, is the ice maker turned off ? There is a metal bar above or along side the ice maker that can be raised or lowered. In its rasied position it turns the ise maker off so if its raised lower it to get the ice maker to work.
If it is lowered and its still not working it may be an issue with the heating element - see the following write up:-
Home > How To Library > Appliances > Refrigerator > Fixing an
Fixing an Ice MakerIce maker not working?
Fortunately, icemakers are relatively simple in operation and easy to fix when
they don't work. You can do it!An icemaker is a
small appliance that fits inside a refrigerator's freezer and makes ice cubes.
The water flows through a tube to an inlet valve on the back of the
refrigerator. When water is needed, the valve lets the water flow into an ice
cube mold, where it freezes. When a thermostat senses that the ice is cold enough, a
heater melts the ice surface so that ejector blades can push the cubes into a
bin. The cycle repeats until a shutoff arm stops it when the bin is full.Disassemble an icemaker:
Unplug the refrigerator.
Remove the icemaker's front cover by unscrewing or
prying it off as needed (refer to the owner's manual for specifics).
Remove the ice bin, shelves, and vertical
Remove remaining screws, disconnect the icemaker
wires from the harness connector or socket, and remove the unit from the
Remove the back access panel (see Fixing a Refrigerator) and any fasteners that
hold the inlet valve to the refrigerator.
Service the water inlet valve:
Turn off the water supply at the saddle valve on the
Disconnect the inlet valve from the refrigerator (see
Unscrew the tubes from the valve, letting excess
water drain into a bowl.
Unplug the wires from the valve.
Use a multimeter on
RX10 (resistance times 10) to probe both terminals on the valve solenoid. An
infinite reading means the valve solenoid is bad; a reading of 1,000 ohms or
less means it is probably good.
Remove the plate and filter screen from the water
inlet. Wash a clogged screen with a toothbrush under running water. Replace the
screen if it is rusted or damaged.