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Ice despencer it only makes 36 cubes a day can I turn it to make them faster cause they freeze in about 3 hours so it should be making about 96 a day is there a setting that I can turn up?

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Frozen freezer water line


Odds are your temperature is too cold in your freezer. If when you moved you just plugged in your freezer without adjusting your temperate for your new location you accidentally froze whatever water was coming into your freezer.

First you will need a cooler for whatever you have in your freezer, unless you have wonderful neighbors who will let you keep your food in their freezer for couple of days.

Take note to see what your freezer thermostat is set to. Turn off your freezer. Take out all the food. Keep the door open. This would be a great time to clean your freezer. Let the freezer thaw out for at least one day. Check the line to make sure there is no ice. Once everything has melted turn your freezer back on. Turn your freezer back on but this time set the thermostat to three or maybe 4 levels below what you had it set to before.

Finding Freezing level:
Fill an ice cube tray or small plastic cup with water. Put it in your freezer and come back in about three hours to see if has begun to freeze. If it has not begun to ice raise your thermostat to make you freezer colder by half or 1 level. Leave the ice tray or cup of water that you originally placed in the freezer but add another one. Come back in three hours to see if the water has frozen or has begun to freeze.

You want to leave the original water because you need to make sure the new water does not freeze solid as fast as the original water. If it does your freezer is too cold again.

Repeat "Finding Freezing level" until the water begins to freeze but does not freeze solid. Once your ice begins to free you can put your food back into the freezer. Wait a couple of hours more to see how much more your cubes freeze. If they are hollow or still watery in the center you should go up another half level and check on it the next day.

Once your cubes freeze solid you should be all set. If you don't get at least one tray of ice per day from your freezer you could go up another half level so your ice freezes faster.

Be careful about making your freezer colder because you might end up with the same problem you started with depending on how sesitive you thermostat is.

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Ice cream will not freeze, but will make ice cubes.


Actually, it's not as you think. Ice cubes are made between 0-4 degree Celsius and ice creams are frozen below -3 degree Celsius. Your freezer temperature may be between 0 and -3 degree Celsius and that is causing the problem. An ideal freezer should have temperature between -3 and -30 degree Celsius.

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I have a brand new (2 days) Frigidaire Gallery series, 23CU side by side that is not making enough ice. We are getting water from the door, the ice maker will only drop about 3 times in 24 hours. the...


Good day,
Light usage in a cool kitchen will reduce ice production substantially.
When the ice maker harvests, it turns on a calrod unit located on it's bottom, that frees the cubes, and as well the heat from the calrod heats up an internal thermostat in the ice maker to a temperature in excess of 70 degrees.
Then it stays at rest, until the cycle thermostat reaches 12 to 14 degress and then performs another harvest cycle.
If the machine runs little, and the fan in the freezer is not circulating cold air, the harvest times will be extended.
Turning the freezer colder will always help.
There is a possibility, the thermostat in the ice maker is out of calibration, and the ice maker needs replaced. But try the settings first, and give it a week or two, before calling for service.
You have a lot iof time under warranty to resolve this issue.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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Six hours to make eight cubes???


when you first hook up an icemaker it sometimes takes a couple of days for it get up to speed. there may not be a problem give it some time.

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My icemaker in my large French door Samsung refrigerator takes forever to make more ice. Is there some way to increase ice production? It takes 2 to 3 days to fill up the ice bucket. There is nothing in...


There is no way to speed it up..
If the bucket is empty - 2 to 3 days to fill is normal..
It takes somewhere around 37 minuets for new cubes to freeze,, then dump.. Cant make the ice freeze faster..

If it has a inline filter on the water line - replace it.. If it is clogged it could slow the water that is going in..

If you-all use allot of ice and empty it before it catches up - I would suggest getting a bag of ice from the store and put some in the bucket to keep the ice level up..

Have a nice day...

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Ice maker makes hollow ice cubs or cubes with


Whats happening is the ice isnt freezing all the way. Try cleaning your condensor's under the frig.In Hotter weather when condensor's get filled with dust it causes the frig to cycle to ofeten. In turn your cubes aren't freezing all the way.

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AMANA ARB2257C ice maker makes noise/doesn't eject cubes into bin


Hi: First off make sure the fridge is level. Is It too high in front? Making the rear of the icemaker overflow and jam? Also make sure the freezer section is a zero degrees, not just frozen. Ice cream should be rock hard. I hope this helps you avoid calling service. Thank You, Jeff

Jun 13, 2009 | Amana ARB2257C Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Water freezes in door dispenser


there is a length of line that runs thru the refrigerator, If it drops below frezing where this is located the line will freeze causing a blockage.

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Ge profile refrigerator ice maker


I have a GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side refrigerator that makes plenty of ice but will not dipense when the lever is pushed. The dispenser makes not sound when engaged. What do you think the problem is.

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Ice maker doesn't make enough ice to supply two senior citizens. This is the 2nd refrigerator we have had installed this month. What can we do to increase the amount of ice it puts out. The ice bin has...


Found in the FAQ section on Samsung.com:
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.
If fewer than 50 cubes are produced during the 24-hour test, then your refrigerator requires service. Please contact Samsung Service at 1-800-SAMSUNG to schedule a service appointment.
If your freezer is producing 50 to 90 cubes per day, try the following:
  • Set the freezer temperature display to a lower setting. Freezer temperature must be 5 degrees Fahrenheit or less for the ice maker to work properly.
  • Make sure that the water valve on the refrigerator water supply line is completely open. You can find the water valve where the refrigerator water supply line taps into your house water line.
  • If you have a water filter in your refrigerator, change the filter cartridge. For instructions, see your Users Manual.
If you want your freezer to produce more than 120 ice cubes in a day, try the following:
  • An ice maker typically makes 1 tray of ice every 90 minutes. To shorten the amount of time the freezer takes to produce a tray of ice, set the freezer temperature display to a lower setting.
  • If your refrigerator has a Power Freeze function, press the Power Freeze button to speed up the ice making process. In the Power Freeze mode, both the compressor and the freezer fan run for 10 hours continuously. The ice making interval is reduced from 90 minutes to 55 minutes. If the ice bucket fills in less than 10 hours, Power Freeze stops automatically.
NOTE: If you have just installed your refrigerator, it will take 6 to 12 hours for the refrigerator to produce ice.
You should throw away the first three batches of ice cubes that the ice maker produces (approximately 30 cubes) to ensure the ice maker is making ice from clean water.

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