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No ice being made in the refrigerator

I have a Samsung fridge. the model # of the ice maker is: DA97-07592A (about 8-9 years old). Yesterday the ice maker suddenly stopped making ice. I hit the test button on the ice maker and I notice that there is water in the bucket which holds the frozen ice 20 min after i hit the test button (and evidently putting the bucket back in it’s slot).

I can confirm that the fridge does dispense cold water, but no ice is being made. I can also confirm that the solenoid is working because I can see the trap move up and down. The fridge is set to 4C centigrade and the freezer is set to -20C. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

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I’m noticing water pooling under my crisper drawers. What’s causing this

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@Greg Zoch

What is the model number of the refrigerator?

Check if water is getting to the evaporator pan under the compartments, near the compressor motor.

This is where the water from the auto defrost of the freezer compartment should go during the auto defrost cycle. If the drain tube is blocked it may back up and leak into the compartments

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We need the model number of the refrigerator rather than the icemaker

Here's the first thing to look at:

Water Inlet Valve

How it Works:

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water inlet valve might be defective. The water inlet valve is an electro-mechanical valve. The coil can show good for continuity and still not let the water thru.

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Ice Maker Assembly

How it Works:

If the ice maker is not working it could be that the ice maker assembly itself is defective. The freezer temp should be between 0-5 degrees for the ice maker to cycle properly. There are several components in the control module of the ice maker that can fail and most are not sold separately. Also, ice makers have a relatively short lifespan and so it might not be worth fixing. If other, simpler parts like the water inlet valve or shut off arm have been ruled out, and the only thing left is the ice maker itself, replace it as a unit.

Icemaker Module.

How it Works:

If the ice maker is not working the icemaker module at the front might be defective. The module has a motor that cycles the ice ejector arms around to push the ice cubes out when the ice maker thermostat closes. It also has contacts in it for the mold heater and water inlet valve. The motor or contacts of the module can fail. Usually there are test points in the module that a service person can use to determine if there is a problem with it or one of the related ice maker components.

Low Water Pressure from House Supply

Other Causes and Conditions

How it Works:

If the ice maker is not working the water pressure in the house might be too low. The water inlet valve which supplies water to the ice maker is designed to work with a minimum of 20 psi of water pressure.

Door Switch

How it Works:

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working, the door switch might be defective. When the freezer door is opened the freezer door switch does two things, it turns on the light in the freezer and turns off the ice maker and dispenser. If the door switch fails the dispenser will not turn on. The switch can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter. If it doesn’t have continuity it should be replaced.

Ice Level Control Board

How it Works:

If the ice maker is not working the ice level control board might be defective. This refrigerator is equipped with an infrared light beam to detect the level of ice in the ice bucket. As the level of ice reaches the top, the beam is interrupted and the ice maker shuts off. As ice is used up and the level of ice drops below the beam, the ice maker starts up again. If the ice level control board fails, the ice maker will stop making ice.

Water Filter

How it Works:

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water filter might be clogged. Try changing the water filter.

Icemaker Mold Thermostat

How it Works:

If the ice maker is not working the icemaker mold thermostat might be defective. Inside the control module of the ice maker is a thermostat which monitors the temperature of the ice mold (ice tray). Once the mold reaches the proper temperature the ice maker starts a harvest cycle by ejecting the ice cubes and refilling with water. If the mold thermostat is defective the ice maker doesn't advance. The thermostat can be checked for continuity. Replace it as needed.The freezer temp should be between 0-5 degrees for optimum performance.

Icemaker Switch

How it Works:

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working, check the icemaker switch. This switch frequently gets turned off by accident. If the switch is turned on but the ice maker still doesn't work, check the switch for continuity with an Ohm meter. Replace as needed.

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@mayer i appreciate your time to have provided your guidance. I let the freezer thaw for 6 hours out as a fan was also making some noise. It would have been due to build up of ice somewhere in the freezer. I also cleaned out both the grommets connected to the water condensation channel. Magically, the ice maker started working, but also no more noises and no more ice in the bottom freezer drawer.

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where is the test button for the icemaker?

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