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"space compact icemaker" cover fell off. How to put it back?

When we tried to squeeze in bag of ice. A cover with engraving "space compact icemaker" and "test switch" fell off. I can not put it back on. Do you know how to do it?


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To replace this part, locate the two holes at the front of the top base of the ice maker, going up into the freezer ceiling. Place the two half-round 'pegs' at the top of the missing cover (above the vent holes) into these holes, then press the cover back into place. The peg protruding from the back of the piece should go into the hole in the ice maker housing, and the prongs will catch on the ice maker when you snap it into place by brute force. I wasn't strong enough to push it back on with one hand, but a stronger person did it in seconds once I explained how it should fit.

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  • stallam Jul 10, 2011

    Thank you so much for your detailed instructions. It was very helpful, as it happened to us earlier today.

  • Valerie Alessi Davis Dec 07, 2013

    I was going CRAZY trying to get that back on, thought it might be broken, called Samsung (no help) and then Lowe's extended warranty people who were going to send out a new one in case the part was broken thus not snapping on. Then found these instructions (while reading the part number to the warranty people). This did the trick! Worked like a charm. Thank you so much.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2016

    thanks. this worked for me also. i a sending back the new one. the old part isnt broken..



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