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Ice make stopped working and now makes only 12 cubes per 12 hours

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  • KEVIN LESHKO May 11, 2010

    All ice maker operations are based on the temperature of the freezer. If, the freezer temps are too low the ice maker will not function properly. Check the freezer temps. If, you are satisfied your freezer is at zero or better, then, you need a new ice maker.

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All ice maker operations are based on freezer temperatures. Check the freezer temps. If, you are satisfied your freezer is at zero or better. Then you need a new ice maker.

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Ice bin must be locked in place for proper ice dispensing. If necessary, turn auger driver behind ice bin counterclockwise to properly align ice bin with auger driver.


• Press the switch ON to activate ice maker. Slide bin into guide rails located on either side of the enclosure. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt. Raise the front slightly and push the ice bin completely in. An audible "click" is heard when the ice bin is located correctly.


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• Allow approximately 3 to 6 hours after installation to receive first harvest of ice.

• Discard ice created within the first 12 hours of operation to verify system is flushed of impurities.

• Stop ice production by pressing the ON/OFF switch located on the front of the ice maker.

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Samsung refrigerator freezers produce about 120 cubes per day, which is in line with most manufacturer specifications.
Empty the ice tray and let the unit run for 24 hours.
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  • If you have a water filter in your refrigerator, change the filter cartridge. For instructions, see your Users Manual.
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