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REFRIGERATOR MAKES ICE REAL SLOW. ICE IS FREEZING THE WATER RESERVOUR AND CAUSING IT NOT TO DISPENSE WATER. I WAS TTOLD THE CONTROL BOARD WAS BAD AND THE ICE MAKER WAS BAD. HE SAID THEY WORKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH EACH OTHER AND IF ONE WAS BAD THEY BOTH WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED

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  • DWGUTTERS May 14, 2009

    THE REFRIGERATOR IS A SAMSUNG SIDE BY SIDE. MODEL RS265LABP. THE TECHNICIAN SAID THE ICE MAKER WAS BAD AND WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. WHEN THAT DIDN'T WORK HE SAID THE CONTROL BOARD WAS BAD AND WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED, AND THE ICE MAKER AND THE CONTROL BOARD WORKED IN CONJUNCTION. ONE COULDN'T BE REPLACED WITHOUT THEE OTHER BEING REPLACED. HE ALSO SAID THE WATER DISPENSOR IS FREEZING OVE BECAUSE OF THE ICE MAKER. HE'S REPLACED THE DEFROST SENSOR, ICE MAKER, AND NOW WANTS TO REPLACE TTHE CONTROL BOARD. IS HE PARTS CHANGING UNTIL HE FIXES IT OR IS THIS TRUE.

  • Rich Wright May 11, 2010

    What brand and model?

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This one I would hav eto be there. For your question about the parts changing. Yes it sounds like he has no idea and needs to keep replacing parts. The icemaker is not calibrated to the board. This model I'm sorry to say has many problems. Check the vents to make sure the water dispensor is not getting the blunt of the cold air. I'm sorry I dont have specifics for you. Definitly call another company. Freezing up usually means the vent or sensors.

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Ice dispenser doesn't work
  1. Dispenser control board
If the ice dispenser is not functioning at all the most likely cause is going to be the dispenser control board. The dispenser control board governs the major portion of the systematic functions of the dispenser and is less likely to be the issue if only certain components are malfunctioning. If the dispenser control board is at fault, it will need to be replaced.
  1. Water inlet valve & low water pressure from house supply
If the ice dispenser on your refrigerator is not working properly, one of the first things to consider as an issue is the water pressure to your appliance. The ice dispenser cannot properly function with a psi less than 20. If psi is appropriate, proceed to replace the water inlet valve to correct the issue. You may also be dealing with low household water pressure. This low flow can be examined by using a water pressure test gauge. Once the household water pressure is resolved, you can double check your refrigerator connection to ensure it is now flowing properly and that the ice dispenser is functioning.
  1. Water tube in door is frozen
If the ice dispenser is not working on your refrigerator, the issue could be a frozen water supply tube located in the door. Although this may be a tricky problem to locate, the first thing to do is find a connection point in the tube. After this has been found, attempt to blow air through the tube. If the air flows freely through the tube, it is not frozen and this is not the issue. If it does not, the tube is frozen and needs to be removed to thaw out. As it thaws, attempt to ascertain why it froze and correct the positioning of the tubing to prevent the issue from occurring again in the future.
  1. Dispenser switch
If the refrigerator ice dispenser is not working properly you could be dealing with a defective dispenser switch. Activated by the dispenser actuator, the switches are responsible for numerous actions including ice cube disbursement, type of ice, and water controls. The switch can be tested using an ohm meter and should be replaced if it does not reveal continuity.
  1. Door switch
If the refrigerator ice dispenser is not working, the functionality of the door switch can be inspected. This switch is responsible for turning on the light in the freezer and simultaneously turning off the ice dispenser when the freezer door is opened. If this switch malfunctions, it will show no continuity on the ohm meter and will require replacement.

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commonly what you will find on that model is the main control board on the back of the unit is the source of your issue, it begins like a computer virus where the unit will render the water in the door feature useless, next goes the ice delivery sys, then the unit does not defrost properly causing cooling issues. But before running out and getting a new control board go by this check list first: 1) make sure your ice bucket is properly seeded, 2) make sure the ice in the bottom of the bucket is not melted together if so empty good ice in seperate container and put back in freezer quickly to avoid melting then run hot water in ice bucket to melt remaining bad ice afterwards completely dry ice bucket and put good ice back in and see if it works properly, 3) make sure the auger mtr is not seized due to door being left open and humidity freezing in mtr gear.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

When a refrigerator slows down ice production it is usually the result of poor air-flow through the evaporator coils. The poor air-flow is due to ice build up on the evaporator coils. The ice build up happens because the unit is not defrosting properly or the evaporator fan is not running at full speed.

To answer your question "Can an Ice-maker tube freeze?" Yes, they can and do freeze but when they do freeze that is caused by a defective inlet water valve that is leaking water by when it is supposed to be shut off. It can freeze if some one set the temp control to MAX cold. Additionally when they do freeze and the Ice-maker cycles the plastic hose on the back of the unit pops out of the ice maker tube and each cycle starts porting ice maker fill water on the floor.

This may sound odd.. but. Perform a manual defrost by removing the freezer contents and directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess so do not leave it unattended) The return the unit to normal service and after 8 hours start watching the amount of ice produced. (Should be normal for 2 days!) If after 2 days the ice production slows again you have an automatic defrosting problem that is causing the ice build up on the evaporator coils.

If you need any more assistance please include your complete model number in any future responses.

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Kelly

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Pout about 2/3 cup of water into the ice maker . If it dumps but does not refill , replace the water inlet valve ( the piece the wall water line connects to behind the refrig ) . Also check the tube which fills the ice maker as it will freeze up , not letting water go into the ice maker . This is also caused by a bad water valve .
If the ice maker does not dump the water poured into it , replace the ice maker .
Also , check that the coils are clean under the front of the refrig , as this will cause slow ice production and can cause the ice maker not to dump due to too warm of temperature . Ice maker has to be 5 degrees to operate .

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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.
The valve can leak because of sediment in the water preventing it from closing or low water pressure.

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Go into the test mode and use 0 4 as the test code between the dispensor board and the main board .(communication test) Sounds like the main control board though .

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