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Re: ice maker continualy runs even when ice tray is full
Theres aproblem here, I dontquestion that your hearing something operating, but if the valve is being activated, its going to fill with water( thats what it does!) so if your not geting water every few minutes something else is"buzzing"i would look elsewhere fro your problem doesnt sound like the valve
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When the bucket is full the arm is up the maker is off.
If the ice maker has a on/off button in off the ice maker is off
If the ice maker internal heater fails the cubes will not release and the white plastic ejector arms will be rotated CCW and pressing against the ice in the tray, Normal position for ejector arms is vertical.
If water solenoid has failed or water supply not available the ice maker will cycle. The ice tray will be empty,(hard to see if ice tray is empty). Check and replace water fill solenoid.
If ice in tray and ejector arms vertical several possibilities.
Freezer not cold enough to trip thermostat in ice maker to initiate release cycle.
Check freezer temperature <10 Fahrenheit thermostat in ice maker failure
The best way to check the operation is to manually lock the arm up into the off retention position. Wait a minimum of one hour. Open door and release arm down. Observe the operation of the ice maker. Is after a minute or so the ejector arm does not rotate then it is likely the ice maker has failed internally. If the ejector turns and no ice than you can assume either the water supply is off external from the refrigerator or more likely the water solenoid located behind the bottom back cover has failed. It is also possible that the hose that connects the solenoid to the ice maker has frozen right where it enters the freezer just above the ice maker. You should see ice built up at the entrance where the water fills the tray if this has occurred.
I have seen some very helpful info here and agree with those who are helping. However, if none of these ideas work, I have one more that I have seen work many times on new and even really old icemakers. Anyway, take out icemaker. Take cover off the icemaker that will expose a gear or two. VERY CAREFULLY turn the large gear just a half a tooth distance. If it will move a full tooth distance that's okay but don't get too tough with it. Put the cover back on, re-install, make sure the icemaker is plugged in good, arm is down in the "making ice" position and that the water is on. Then leave it completely alone over night and see if you have ice in the morning. Sometimes the motor that drives the harvest cycle gets "stuck" for lack a better term and works fine after that. I have done this with my personal icemaker a couple of times over the last 15 yrs I've had it. Repairmen will never do this or tell you little secrets like this because they don't know or don't want a second call if it doesn't work so its best for them to just sell a new one. Good luck!!! Mr. FIXIT retired appliance repair for over 35yrs.
There is a defrost timer on the unit. It is supposed to come on and melt the ice that forms on the coils in the evaporator. IF you get a lot of ice built up or something is wrong with the timer, it wont melt the ice or it wont come back on to cool the unit.
These fridges are renowned for this problem & even Samsung seem to not know the answer. BUT I DO & WILL SHARE.
I was about to replace the ice maker, as that is what everyone seems to recommend. BUT being a skinflint & a why is it so person, I decided to do some logical fault finding first.
There is this thing called fuzzy logic & these ice makers need to know you are using lots of ice, so as to make more.
I found that emptying a near full ice tray into a plastic bag & putting this bag in the freezer, the ice maker would not necessarily make more ice! If it did it was very little.
A few days of this & I decided to operate the ice discharger motor for like a minute & a half when the ice tray was empty.
Within 10 minutes one could hear water being loaded into the ice cube maker. Some time later the cubes being dropped into the tray & the filling/discharging process repeated, until next morning the tray was near full again.
In summer [like now, with our very hot 30*-38*C [90*-100*F] weather] I do this, all the time, so as to ensure we always have plenty of ice. Works everytime.
Away for an extended period, as we are often the tray will fill then no more [or turning off the ice maker while away] & the ice maker won't get back on track until you do the above.
I don't know if you have an ice maker but when my ice dispenser is full my fridge beeps because the ice can no longer go into the tray because it is full so I have to empty the tray. and the beep stops it also beeps when the water filter needs changing. I hope this helps
Push the white paddle in three times slowly within 15 seconds. Then
wait 2 minutes. You should see the ice maker start to cycle. If the
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