If your Samsung ice maker is overfilling with water, there is a problem with one or more parts of the ice maker. Learn how to fix this problem.
Samsung Ice Maker Overfilling with Water – Solution
The following are possible causes of a Samsung ice maker overfilling with water and how to fix them:
1. Defective Water Inlet Valve
Check the pressure of the water from the house to determine if it is enough. To do this, try dispensing water up to ¾ of glass within 10 seconds. If the dispenser is able to do this, it means the pressure is enough and is causing the valve to malfunction.
But if you don’t get ¾ of the glass within 10 seconds, it means the pressure is not enough. So, it has to be increased. A qualified plumber or refrigerator repair agent can fix this.
However, in the event the pressure is right yet the ice maker is overfilling with water, buy a new water inlet valve, remove the old one and replace it with the new one.
Insufficient water pressure causes the valve not to be able to close or open fully. And since it is responsible for allowing water to fill the ice mold in the ice maker in order to make ice, if it does not close fully, water will keep flowing into the machine until it fills to overflowing.
The minimum psi needed for the valve to work properly is 20 and the maximum is 120.
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2. Faulty Ice Maker
To determine if the ice maker is faulty, you will have to test different components such as the motor, fan and even the inlet valve.
But if you are not sure about how to do this, contact a professional refrigerator repair agent to take a look at it, determine if the faulty part is replaceable or if there is a need to replace the entire assembly.
If one or more parts of the ice maker are faulty, it affects how well the machine works. And one of the manifestations of this problem is water overfilling the ice maker. This is because the ice maker has no ability to control the amount of water that flows into it.
Many ice makers work as a whole. That is if any part of the ice maker is faulty, it may mean having to buy the entire ice maker assembly. This is because individual parts are not sold separately.
So if your Samsung ice maker is overfilling with water, see if you can replace the faulty part. If not, buy the assembly.
Sometimes, fixing the ice maker means unplugging the refrigerator. Therefore, know when to unplug the unit and when to leave it plugged. And if you are going to work on the unit while it has electric power, do it carefully.
If fixing the ice maker proves too difficult, contact Samsung Service center to request service. Otherwise, chat with any of our qualified and experienced refrigerator technicians who can offer you the best advice on what to do.
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