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Lights blinking Cant change crush ice to regular ice or dispense water

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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We had a service tech service our fridge for the same problem. Although the ice that was dispensed was not as fine as crushed ice, mainly chunks. In any case, he said this is a known problem and is typically resolved by ensuring the freezer temp is not set at the maximum setting. Ours is currently now set at 3 bars and is producing cubes. Not sure if reducing the temp was the ultimate fix as he also replaced the ice maker.

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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I had the same problem. The tech told me to unplug the fridge for 15 minutes to reset back to factory settings. It works fine now.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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SOURCE: Freezer, Ice Maker and Water dispenser not working

it has to get down to the proper temperature after the reset the set point is -4 for the freezer and 38 for the refrigerator. the numbers shown o\n the digital display panel stands for the actual temperatures. When the compartmnet tempertures go down, so do the numbers on thge display panel, and finally they reach the set temperatures. Once the system is stabilized , the display tempoeratures are the set temperature.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My Samsung refrigerator ice maker

I have the same problem. I just called custormer support and they are shipping me a new ice bucket to resolve the issue (I'm still under warranty). Based on the agent's quick response, it seems that this is not an uncommon problem.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Samsung RFG295AA Ice maker

You could try to Reset the ice maker. there should be a red button by the side of the icemaker. After resetting, wait 24 hours and check if ice production has begun. please also check this very useful guide on how to get on otherwise.
If your ice maker still doesn't produce ice after following all of these suggestions, schedule your unit for service

Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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Hello Theresa;



My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.



I have gone on many a service call in regards to this issue. People like their crushed ice.



The auger was not the problem. It is the nature of the beast.



Regular ice cubes have more density (Heavy) and exit through the door dispenser with no problem.



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