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Samsung RS2555sl\xaa Refrigerator. Ice cube tray sticks upside down and will not revert back filling position. Replaced ice maker assembly no change.

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Ice Cube Tray Sticks - 53282922_1db7fdbcf7_m.jpgHeavy Frost on the Coils
This is good! This indicates a defrosting system failure which is a simple control problem. It also means that the sealed system (compressor, evaporator coil, and all associated tubing) is fine as wine in summertime. Defrost system problems are easy fixes that anyone with a pulse can do with maybe just a little help from their friends. The problem will either be the defrost timer (or Adaptive Defrost Control board, if so equipped), the defrost thermostat, or the defrost heater. To locate these parts in your fridge, check out these cool, interactive parts diagrams.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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