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#1 qubithaze

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 03:46 PM

I have a Samsung RS2533SW refrigerator. The ice maker recently started malfunctioning. When the try is rotated to dispense the ice, it doesn't fall out. Fresh water is then dispensed to the already full tray. After several iterations, I end up with a beautiful ice waterfall sculpture.

I suspect it's some type of malfunction related to the sensor/heater. I have no experience with appliance design/repair, and without a service manual, I'm not sure where to start.

I'd really appreciate if someone could provide some insight.

Thanks in advance.

-Adam

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 05:17 PM

I know nothing about Samsung ref.s, is this a flex tray or regular design ice maker???
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Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:18 PM

I think your question might be my answer. :)

Shows how little I know about this subject. I had just assumed it was a standard ice maker, but after looking at the parts schematic (attached), it appears to be of the flex variety.

If you look at the schematic, there's a chamber on the back of part #11 where the shaft from the ice tray rests? That circular piece of plastic was broken. I assumed I had broken it while taking things apart. But if I put things back together and rotate the tray, as if it were trying to dispense ice, at the point which rotation stops and the tray begins to flex, it seems force is exerted at the exact location where the plastic is broken.

Thanks so much for taking the time read my post and ask the question.

-Adam

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 05:46 AM

Thank you for the drawing!!   If the flex tray type of ice maker cannot "stop" the plastic tray from turning when it is about upside down, causing it to "flex to pop the ice out" the ice will stay in the tray and the water will just pour on top of the ice in the tray. A tray that has lost its flex will also cause this and a build of of calcium in the tray will keep the ice from releasing also. This is what I was suspecting when I read your description of what was happening.  Whatever catches that tray and causes it to flex needs to be replaced.  Thought we were about done with this style of ice maker since the Whirplool flex tray nightmare, but those ran the whole refrigerater also, hope these new ones do not.  We are seeing the L.G. Ref's are also using a flex tray ice maker is some of their models,  Have not seen one yet, just the modular so far.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:23 AM

aaaahhhh  yes,  the more things change, the more they stay the same!!         :?
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