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Samsung refrigerator's ice maker found lying in ice cube bin

replacing an ice maker

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#1 Murf

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:58 AM

Samsung refrigerator model number RF217ACRS.

After 3 years of trouble free operation I opened the freezer draw to find the ice maker in three pieces lying amongst the ice cubes. 

I need instructions in how to put in all back together and installed.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

It may go back together, but something more than likely broke which caused it to do that. You might just want to get a new one. It's going to be a little tough to explain how to reassemble one without being there to see how it goes together.

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

Replace the ice maker.

http://www.repaircli...707603B/2688774
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Advice taken. Part ordered.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:02 PM

Replacement ice maker has arrived. I need detailed installation instructions please.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:09 PM

The replacement part has arrived and I need help in the installation process.

I am having a problem removing the freezer drawers, which I am assuming need removing?

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

You don't need to take the bottom drawer out really. If you just remove the top drawer you should have plenty of room. The ice maker may have a front cover which should pull down and off. Then all you have is two philips screws in the front going into the ceiling. Once the screws are in the assembly should come down. Unhook the connector/s and remove. Reverse to install. Make sure the rubber fill tube grommet doesn't get pinched when you install the new ice maker.

Edited by BryanS, 27 January 2014 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

I  can't get the top drawer out. The owner's manual says to "pull drawer out to full extension, tilt up rear of drawer and lift straight out".

They must have a different model in mind. You cannot lift the rear of the drawer up due to its construction. I can lift the front up but I don't seem to have enough room to tilt the front up & out. 



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

I think there is slides on the the back of each. Pull them forward then lift the front out the drawer up while you hold the slides forward. It may be tight coming up against the door but it will clear. I'm just trying to go by memory. Pictures help if you can.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

I will provide pictures later tonight as I have to leave the project for a few hours. I did try again. The slides are on top and I have no problem holding them forward, pulling the drawer all the way forward so that the wheels are off the track and tilting the drawer front up but its not even close to clearing the inside of the freezer door.   There must be one last trick I am missing. Replacing the ice maker might be a breeze after this drawer. Thanks for your patience.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

Just force it, it will go. The drawer will flex enough to slide free. I did it all the time. One thing I learned after a few weeks repairing appliances, you can't be afraid to manhandle some of it. Otherwise you won't get a lot of these drawers and panels off.

Edited by BryanS, 27 January 2014 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

Looks pretty straightforward: remove two screws from the front support lip of the icemaker accessed from underneath and then pull forward to unhook the back supports.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

My wife just got it out. So much for my manhandling abilities.

I will try the install tomorrow and let you know.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nice. No problem. It can be a weird angle to get in. Other wise you have to remove the bottom drawer basket, and all the screws that connect the door to the rails. You should be able to do it with just the top drawer out though.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

Topics merged.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:47 PM

New Ice maker installed and making ice cubes! Thanks



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

Great job!!!
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:53 AM

customer had the same problem. I reassembled amd remounted the icemaker. More than likely something caught on the icemaker and fell apart when tne drawer was opened. My customer kept an ice scoop in the bucket..... uh... helloooo?

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