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Freezer is producing ice but wont release it into the ice bucket. Model # ED22CQ

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Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why ice makers do not work.

Ice Maker Problems and Ice Maker Troubleshooting


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Samsung double door model SR-L709EVSS - Freezer is chilled but does not make ice. Ice/frost packs on the wall of the freezer. As soon as I open the freezer door the temp defaults again.

Hi.. this can be caused by a number of things, however, that packed ice on the wall leads me to think this is a frozen solenoid on the water intake..

The most difficult thing about the fix, is where to put the contents of your freezer for overnight.. check with your neighbours, or get a large cool box.

the fix is to simply defrost the freezer THOROUGHLY.. it cannot be rushed with a scraper as the ice is within a closed valve and possibly backing up the water pipe by an inch or so.. make sure that the ice bucket fill wire is up, so that it does not try and make ice when you let it thaw properly overnight, dry it thoroughly and then set the freezer temperature to it's warmest setting for a few hours, then a little cooler, and so on, until you get to the desired temperature.. then drop the ice gauge wire to trigger ice making.. check back in a few hours to see if any has been produced

When you return the food, please pre-sort it, into shopping bags, each bag representing a shelf so you can fill the freezer swiftly.. then the ice that's made won't melt slightly, and then refreeze, sticking it to the ice bucket.

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OK, if the fan is not working and you have ice buildup on the coils, you will need to replace the defrost thermostat and the fan.
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to solve the frozen food problem, turn the temp back to 4. this should be the factory recomended setting. the only dispensing crush ice is probably a bad solinoid. you will find this behind the back wall. it engages to lift the thin metal rod on the bottom of the ice bucket to dispense cubed ice. and the ice being frozen in the bucket is probably a bad ice flapper in the door. it's letting warm moist air into the ice bucket that is freezing

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If the ice maker has completely stopped producing ice.

Check to see whether the ice maker has been turned off. Here's how to check. Look for a wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. On some units you simply lower the wire to the down position to turn the ice maker on. On others, you lower a small red plastic lever to lower the wire. If the wire is in the proper position check the freezer temperature, it should be between 0-8 degrees Fahranheit. If it is warmer than 10-12 degrees, the ice maker may not produce any ice. Check your door seals and thermostat, repair/replace as necessary.

If the ice maker is producing ice poorly.

When an ice maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve. First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.

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Ice maker in refridgerator freezer won't make ice. It seems as if the water is going up into the freezer but no Ice is being produced. The ice tray has frozen ice in it, but it will not dump it in the ice...

Sometimes icemakers get all frozen up, such that the motor cannot turn to eject the ice. Also, in some cases the water supply line freezes up, although that does not sound like your problem.

Try leaving the freezer open to defrost it manually and see if it starts working by itself. Also, the icemaker motors can and do fail. In some cases you smell an acrid burning smell when the motor fails.

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There should be a solenoid behind the ice bucket that moves an metal arm on the ice bucket to move the crush teeth away for cubes or keeps the crush teeth in place for crushed cubes. Bad solenoid, bad wire at the solenoid, broken solenoid/mechanism piece, bent arm, no power from dispenser to the solenoid are -some- possible trouble makers.

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