Is the ice maker of your Samsung refrigerator stuck in its place so firmly that it just refuses to come out no matter what you do? Well, there is no need for you to worry. Because with this guide, we will tell you exactly how you should deal with this problem.
How to pull the ice maker out of your Samsung refrigerator?
The first step is to identify what is causing the ice maker to not come out of the refrigerator. If you are unable to point out what that is, it is best to seek guidance from a qualified technician. But if it is stuck in place due to freezing, we have got you covered.
First of all, you need to let your refrigerator defrost. To do so, enable Forced Defrost mode on it by pressing Lighting and Freezer buttons at the same time. Hold them down until you hear a beeping sound.
Keep pressing the Lighting button until the text ‘Fd’ appears on the display. Leaving it for a while will enable Forced Defrost mode. This can also be done using other sets of buttons, which vary based on the model of your refrigerator.
You can check the user manual that came with your refrigerator for it. Alternatively, you can also look it up online for your particular model. Once the refrigerator is completely defrosted, disconnect it from the power outlet. After that, remove the ice tray or bucket and look for any ice left inside the ice maker compartment. Now that everything is clear look for a wire housing inside the ice maker.
Remove its cover by unscrewing it from its place. This will reveal the wire straps or harnesses. Remove these harnesses as well to detach the ice maker assembly from the refrigerator.
After that, you must pull it down to the cooling coil. You need to remove the ice tray duct by unscrewing it from the place. If there is any frost on the coil, let it defrost first before continuing. Also, make sure you do not damage the coil in any way whatsoever. The cooling procedure of the refrigerator heavily depends on this coil. So, any damage to it will lead to the malfunctioning of the entire refrigerator.
You can detach the ice maker assembly once the coil has been pulled down. Most Samsung refrigerators come with lock tabs in this place. If your refrigerator has them, press them down and then pull the ice maker out from its place.
Why do you need to take the ice maker out of your Samsung refrigerator?
Now that we are done with the ‘how’ part let us discuss the ‘why’ part. You may have to remove the ice maker assembly for several potential reasons. For instance, your ice maker could be defective or not functioning properly. It also may not be producing ice as per your requirements.
In such cases, you must replace it, requiring the old ice maker to be pulled out. On the other hand, it could be that you have to clean the ice maker thoroughly. The possibilities are many, and we hope this guide helped you in that regard.
Before we wrap up this guide, we would like to reiterate that it is best to consult a trained technician if you are unsure of what you are doing. Random guesses may lead your refrigerator to be completely useless. Moreover, those people may do it faster since they are trained for it, saving you time and effort.