The ice maker in your Samsung refrigerator only needs two things to function correctly: a water supply and a power supply. Still, the ice maker can experience malfunctions from time to time, requiring a quick reset to get it working normally again.
You can reset your Samsung refrigerator ice maker by pressing and holding the Test button on the ice maker. You might have to remove the ice bucket to access the Test button. Press and hold the button for up to 10 seconds until the fridge chimes, indicating that the Test process has begun. The process will take about 6 minutes to complete.
This guide will walk you through each step of the process to reset your Samsung refrigerator ice maker.
How Do You Reset A Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker?
Here’s a step-by-step guide to reset your Samsung refrigerator ice maker:
Before The Reset
Performing a reset can often be incredibly helpful, but it takes time and effort. So, you should take a few moments to be sure that a reset will solve the problem you’re facing.
Here are a few quick questions to ask yourself before you attempt a reset on your ice maker:
- Is the ice maker turned on? Firstly, check that the ice maker is turned on. If you’re not receiving the ice that you expect from your Samsung fridge, it’s possible that the ice maker wasn’t turned on to begin with.
- Does the ice maker have a water supply? The ice maker in your Samsung refrigerator also needs water to function correctly. So, before attempting a reset, check that there’s water flowing into the appliance.
- Has the ice maker had enough time to work? Ice makers require at least a full day (24 hours) to fill up an ice bucket. If you’ve only recently turned on the ice maker, you should give it more time before attempting a reset.
When you find that the ice maker still won’t work despite all of the above, then it’s worth performing a reset.
Step 1 – Remove The Ice Bucket
Samsung refrigerators can differ in terms of how their ice makers are designed. In many cases, you’ll have to remove the ice bucket first before you can access the ice maker and perform the reset.
Typically, you only have to slide the ice bucket out to remove it. However, you might find it a bit challenging if there is a frost buildup around the ice bucket.
If that’s the case, you can apply a bit of extra force to break the frost and remove the ice bucket. Just be sure not to use too much force, as that will damage the parts you’re handling.
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Step 2 – Look For The Test Button
Once you remove the ice bucket, you can inspect the ice maker closely. The next step is to locate the Test button that’s somewhere on the ice maker.
The precise location of the Test button also differs between Samsung fridge models. However, you will likely find it underneath or behind the ice maker.
You can also refer to the user manual to help you locate and identify the test button.
Step 3 – Press And Hold Test Button
When you find the Test button, press and hold it for several seconds until you hear a chime. That can take up to 10 seconds, depending on your Samsung fridge model.
The chime means that the Test function (which will reset the ice maker) has begun. At that point, you can release the button and should remove your hand from the ice maker.
Step 4 – Allow Test Process To Complete
The Test process will take several minutes to complete. So, there’s nothing left for you to do but allow the process to run without any interruptions. Once it finishes, you can consider the ice maker reset successful.
Step 5 – Return The Ice Bucket
If you removed the ice bucket at the beginning of the process, you should return it to the ice maker when the Test process begins. Be sure to push it in all the way so it can catch any water or ice that falls out of the ice tray.
What To Expect Next?
Here’s what you can expect from the Test process:
- The ice maker’s moving parts will activate throughout the Test process.
- You will hear sounds from the ice maker, such as the sound of water filling the ice maker and ice falling out of the ice maker.
- The Test process will take at least 6 minutes to complete.
- Once the Test process completes, you will hear the refrigerator chime again.
- After the Test/reset process completes, you’ll need 8-24 hours for the ice maker to produce ice normally again.
When Can Resetting Your Samsung Ice Maker Be Helpful?
Performing a reset on your Samsung ice maker can be very helpful. But, unfortunately, it won’t solve all problems that the ice maker might experience.
Here are the scenarios where you’ll find a reset helpful:
- No ice after a day: Your ice maker can need up to 24 hours to fill its ice bucket. So a reset might be beneficial if there’s no ice even after a full day.
- Not dumping ice: Some ice makers will freeze ice but fail to dump it into the ice bucket. A reset will force the ice maker to dump its contents.
- Frozen ice maker parts: The ice maker in your Samsung refrigerator has several moving parts that can experience frost and ice buildups. A reset will force the ice maker to break any ice buildups and return to regular operation.
- To inspect the ice maker: A reset is also helpful if you want to test the ice maker and ensure it functions correctly. For example, you’ll want to test the ice maker before selling the refrigerator or moving it to another location.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Check out these additional questions and answers to help you troubleshoot your Samsung refrigerator ice maker:
What Do You Do If Your Samsung Ice Maker Stops Working?
When your Samsung ice maker stops working, check that it’s still turned on. Then, check that the ice maker is receiving a steady water supply. You can also press the Test button to ensure the ice maker’s moving parts are functioning correctly.
Is There A Reset Button On Samsung Ice Maker?
Yes, Samsung ice makers have a Test button that you can use to reset the ice maker. Unfortunately, the button’s location can differ between Samsung fridge models. So, you should refer to the user manual to locate and identify the button on your Samsung ice maker.
Why Is My Samsung Ice Maker Not Dropping Ice?
Your Samsung ice maker isn’t dropping ice because its moving parts have become frozen. You can fix it by removing the ice maker and letting it defrost naturally. Alternatively, you can press the Test button to force the ice maker to reset and break any light frost build-ups around its parts.
How Do I Turn On My Samsung Ice Maker?
You can turn the Samsung ice maker on or off by pressing the ice maker button on its control panel. Depending on your model, you might have to press and hold the button for several seconds until the ice maker light turns on or off.
Where Is The Test Button On A Samsung Ice Maker?
The test button location will differ between models. However, you’ll typically find it under the ice maker. You might have to remove the ice bucket to access the button.