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Re: No ice or slow ice
The more "frozen items" in the freezer, the less of an impact the introduction of a non-frozen item (water in ice maker) will have. Hence a freezer full of frozen item will freeze water faster than a empty freezer but the difference would be negligible.
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Not a whole lot you can do but to keep the frost down.
If you are able to move the items in the freezer to another freezer and let it sit overnight, all your problems will melt away....
Until a couple months later when it builds up
Make sure to double check your freezer is sealing correctly, bad gasket causes moisture to be sucked in.
The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn't take much to eventually block the fill tube.
you can adjust the control for the freezer side to a colder setting think of the freezer control as a door warmer setting door open farther colder setting door farther closed the fridge control is electric that runs the compresser can turn fridge down to creat more cooling freezer or set freezer to colder setting it is a balancing
act have actually closed freezer control to coldest setting and had items freeze in the fridge side where air from freezer first enters fridge a lower temp in freezer should help ice production
Hthere........sounds like your settings are all askew.....however help is at hand....simply log on to ww.samsung.co.uk (if your from the uk) go to product support.....enter your model number....and hey presto they present you with an online manual which you can print
Your drain tubemay be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey basterwill usually clear it out. Flushing it out
with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent
refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower
back of the freezer.
Ice cream needs to be kept colder than other stuff. Get a freezer thermometer, it's handy for the fridge too. Find and check your defrost timer. It's about the size of a cell phone, has about five wires going to it in one plug. On the back is a small dial that turns one way only. Mark it with white out and wait an hour to see if it moves. It moves real slow. If your freezer is frozen up and no air comes out of the coil area, you'll have to do a manual defrost of the freezer.
Your sensor is packed in ice and giving false reading (always frozen)
You NEED to defrost. Will take 2hr
Turn off or Pull plug on freezer Take everything out and put in cooler, brown bags, large bin or boxes to stay cold Defrost by setting large pail of boiling water in each side bottom of freezer and closing door(s) for 1/2hr Open freezer, empty pails in sink and use pails to hold large chunks of ice from freezer that will come out easily Toss out ice chunks Check sensor to be sure it is no longer packed in ice Wipe down interior dry close doors plug in wait 1/2hr reload with stuff you want to keep Done!
I can think of three reasons why your freezer would be icing over. One reason may be that you have a low charge of refrigerant. The lower pressure that your freezer is operating has resulted in a lower temperature refrigerant being circulated. Another reason, if you have forced air circulation, is that one of your evaporator fans have gone out. The third reason I can think of is that your door does not have a good seal and moister is condensing, then freezing near the coils.
Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if
there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not
defrosting as it should.
bad defrost timer
bad defrost heater (in freezer)
bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice
melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if
is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above
items. if you already checked this and think
it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. Mike