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Ice Maker not dumping

The ice maker drive motor seems too weak to fully twist the tray and discharge ice. It fails to register with the dump position sensor and then returns and fails to refill. The service guy would whip out the old unit and slap in the new, room temperature unit and it tested just dandy. As soon as it got cold it could not manipulate the much stiffer tray and dump. Of course I could not convince the service guy of this and he would not wait for it to refreeze, so now I have parts for three dysfunctional ice makers.

Posted by Bob Moran on

  • Bob Moran Nov 18, 2006

    No ice in feed tube, it is not even in the way when the tray stops. The motor just runs out of gas after barely starting to twist the tray and not enough to dump or reset.

  • samualx Apr 11, 2009

    Samsung Fridge Model: RB1855SW.
    This fridge has a manual fill ice tray called the "twist ice tray".
    It worked fine for two years until my extended warranty finished.
    When I twist the manually filled tray only one side empties. The other side remains full. 
    I am wondering if there is a spring missing or something?
    thanks anyone.

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Sailor, Samsung put out a service flash on your model regarding the ice maker fill tube. What is happening is that ice is forming on both ends of the fill tube. When the ice tray twists in the harvest it is hitting on the fill tube and pulling it from it's mount. Could this be why the drive motor seems to weak. The flash number is ASC20060525001. They redesigned the fill tube, part number DA63-02928A. Just trying to help you find an answer...Catriver..post back.

Posted on Nov 15, 2006

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