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I have a samsung refridgerator rfg298aabp/xaa with 2 ice makers. one in the lower freezer and the second in the upper left of the fridge. When I reset or test the lower ice maker it does push ice out and will refill with water. But neither ice makers will dispence ice automatically, water pressure is fine. Could the water inlet valve be bad but would still let water in the tray during a test cycle?

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SOURCE: Samsung Ice Maker on Mdl RB215LASH

It is quite possible the water line near the ice-maker is frozen. I would try a warm hair drier to thaw it out.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker won't make ice

It sounds like the fill tube coming through the freezer wall is frozen shut. Need to carefully take a hair dryer to it then recheck with wire swap. If you turn i/m off for a couple hours then back on you should be able to watch the fingers go around. If so you module should be good.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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Have you changed the water filter. It should be located in the front loer grille of the refrigerator.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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Cause could be the solenoid valve which controls water flow into the ice maker.

Could be bad solenoid, bad relay for solenoid, clogged solenoid valve, corroded electrical connections, etc.

More info? Let me know...

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Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: The automatic ice maker quit working, but first

I removed the wiring connectors from the two water control valves and when I reconnected the wires for the ice maker I heard the unit cycle. When I checked the ice maker, the ice maker shutoff arm was now completely down, operational position. Previously, I could see that the arm was up, but not at the top of the cycle. I'm not sure what caused the ice maker to cycle, but I am assuming that there was corrosion on the wiring connectors which was wiped off when unplugging/replugging the connectors.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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