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How Do I Test My Samsung Ice Maker [Quick Guide]

A common question among Samsung refrigerator users is: how do I test my Samsung ice maker? This article answers the question in detail.

how do I test my Samsung ice maker

Where Is the Test Button on a Samsung Ice Maker?

If you have an ice maker in a side-by-side freezer or a fridge section, the test button is on the ice maker’s right side.

For an ice maker in a top freezer, the test button is on the front bottom part of the ice maker.

If you have an ice maker on the back of the door of the freezer, the test button is on the bottom of the ice maker, towards the left side for newer models. For older ones, the test button is in front of the ice maker, towards the left side.

For an ice maker in a bottom freezer, the test button is on the bottom front part of the ice maker.

However, it is important to consult the user manual that came with the Samsung refrigerator model you own to determine the exact location of the test button for the ice maker.

How Do I Test My Samsung Ice Maker?

To test your Samsung ice maker, find the test button on the ice maker. Press the button and hold it for about 3 seconds. It is either a chime sounds to show the test has started or the motor of the ice tray will turn to indicate the start of the test.

For some models that chime when the test begins, a second chime will sound, indicating that the ice maker is working properly.

However, this is dependent on the model of the Samsung refrigerator you have.

For a Side-by-Side Freezer or Fridge Section Ice Maker

Remove the ice bucket by gently lifting it with your two hands and slowly pulling it out of the unit. Next, press the Test button on the ice maker’s right side and hold it until a chime sounds.

When the chime sounds, put back the ice bucket and make sure it snaps into place. If there is another chime, it means the ice maker tested fine and is working properly.

Note: If the chime does not sound yet you see some movement within the ice maker, the test was successful. But if there is no chime and no movement, disconnect the unit from the power source for about 2 minutes, reconnect it and try the process again.

For a Top Freezer Ice Maker

Slide the ice bucket out from under the ice maker to be able to easily access the test button. Next, press the test button on the bottom of the ice maker, towards the front. Hold it until a chime sounds.

After the chime sounds, which is an alert that the ice maker tests good, slide back the ice bucket under the ice maker.

Note: If the chime does not sound yet you see some movement within the ice maker, the test was successful. But if there is no chime and no movement, disconnect the unit from the power source for about 2 minutes, reconnect it and try the process again.

For a Bottom Freezer Ice Maker

Take the ice bucket out by lifting it gently up and out of the way. Next, press the Test button on the bottom front part of the ice maker. Hold it until a chime sounds. A second chime indicates that the ice maker is in good working condition.

After the chime, put back the ice bucket in its place. Ensure that you put it in properly so that the drawer can close fully.

Note: If the chime does not sound yet you see some movement within the ice maker, the test was successful. But if there is no chime and no movement, disconnect the unit from the power source for about 2 minutes, reconnect it and try the process again.

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For an Ice Maker on the Back of the Freezer Door

Take the ice bucket out using the handle attached to its side. This is for newer refrigerator models. For older refrigerator models, there is no ice bucket but there is an ice maker cover. Lift the cover gently and slowly pull it out towards you as you hold the hand grips with both hands.

When you take the ice bucket or the cover of the ice maker out of the way, press the Test button.

For newer models, find the button on the ice maker’s bottom, to the left. For older models, find the button in front of the ice maker, to the left.

Hold the button until a chime sounds. When the chime sounds, put back the ice bucket for newer models. Make sure you hear it snap into position before closing the door of the unit. Otherwise, the unit will display an error message.

If the bucket does not snap into position, find the gear handle at the back of it and turn it 90 degrees. Then, try positioning the bucket again.

For older models, put the cover of the ice maker back in the same position it was before you removed it. Make sure it clicks in place.

Note: If the chime does not sound yet you see some movement within the ice maker, the test was successful. But if there is no chime and no movement, disconnect the unit from the power source for about 2 minutes, reconnect it and try the process again.

If there are repeated chimes from the ice maker after the test, contact a Samsung service center close to you to request service.

Important Note

Consult the user manual of the refrigerator model you own to determine how to test its ice maker. This is especially needed if you don’t find steps to test the ice maker in this guide.

It is also important to note that pressing the Test button multiple times could cause water to overflow the ice tray. It could also cause ice to jam and damage the ice maker completely.

If you have pressed the Test button once a day to run the test, do not press it again for another 24 hours. The test is simply to check the functionality of the ice maker, especially if it stops producing ice or produces a little amount of ice.

Maintaining the ice maker in your Samsung refrigerator or freezer is important. Doing this keeps it in top shape and prevents it from sudden damage.

Therefore, run a check on it regularly. You can also chat with one of our technicians who can expertly advise you on what else to do in maintaining the ice maker.