Even though it’s important to keep your fridge stocked with fresh food, you don’t want ice cubes building up in the tray above the fresh produce.
Fortunately, Samsung fridges have an easy-to-use Ice Maker Control panel that makes it simple to turn off this feature when you don’t need it, which will help prevent accidents and keep your fridge running smoothly. To turn off your Samsung Fridge’s ice maker, follow these steps…
1) Read your user manual
If you’re not sure how to turn off your fridge’s ice maker, it’s probably a good idea to consult your user manual. This can be especially important if you have an older refrigerator, as new models have become much more energy efficient.
In fact, if your unit is 10 years old or older and has no frost-free feature, leaving it on during warmer months could add about $30 per year on average to your energy bill—more if you live in a hot climate.
And newer models typically cost between $200 and $1,000 less than comparable older ones! So always read your user manual first before making any unnecessary repairs or changes; it might save you a ton of money in future repair costs too.
2) Locate your ice maker and model number
First, you’ll need to know where your ice maker is located and what model of fridge you have. In general, you can locate your ice maker by looking in your owner’s manual or searching through your manual online.
If all else fails, check behind/below where you keep sodas/water bottles as that tends to be one of two places they’re typically placed in most fridges. Once you’ve found it, take note of which model and brand it is so you can use that information later.
You can also search for your specific model number online with Google or Bing and look for people who had issues like yours (turning off their ice maker) and hopefully find a workaround for that issue in their comments!
3) Isolate the Electrical Supply
First, make sure that your appliance is unplugged. This might seem self-explanatory, but you’d be surprised how many people go into troubleshooting mode with a frayed wire connected to a wall outlet!
Also, before you even touch anything, use an insulated tool (like a flathead screwdriver) to double check that all of your appliance’s power settings are turned off. Then make sure that your refrigerator isn’t in Defrost Mode by checking its display panel.
(You should be able to find it behind one of your fridge doors.) If you’re trying to turn off your ice maker while there is still ice in it, you’ll have better luck once everything is melted and removed.
4) Unplug the ice maker from its electrical supply
Since your ice maker is designed to use water from your home’s plumbing system, it needs a steady supply of electricity. Unplugging it from its electrical supply will stop it from making any more ice cubes until you reconnect it.
However, unplugging your refrigerator’s ice maker does not necessarily guarantee that it will stay turned off for good. If left for an extended period without power, or if damaged in some way, your ice maker may begin freezing up again when you plug it back in.
For best results, follow our other tips and perform a thorough cleaning before attempting to switch on your appliance once again.
5) Tilt ice maker back towards front of fridge
This step only applies if your ice maker has been mounted in such a way that allows it to tip backward. If not, skip ahead. Locate where your ice maker connects to your fridge; use a flat-head screwdriver or wrench and twist counterclockwise until it comes off (usually only two or three turns).
Adjust position of ice maker: Once you’ve disconnected your ice or water dispenser from your refrigerator, turn it over so that its front is facing up. Make sure there are no parts left connected inside.
6) Disconnect water line from underneath water dispenser
This is one of the most common causes of ice-maker malfunctions. If you’re trying to stop your fridge from making ice, then unplugging it is your best option—but that doesn’t mean you should do it on a whim!
Take a look underneath your water dispenser for a plastic tube that connects from one side of its housing to another. Be careful not to yank or pull on anything when disconnecting it—you don’t want something falling into or breaking apart inside your fridge.
You may be tempted just to cut it with a knife, but that can be dangerous and irresponsible. Just simply push in gently and avoid touching any internal parts while doing so.
7) Close appliance door and test operation
If your ice maker is not operating, you need to open your fridge and see if it is dispensing ice cubes. If so, do not continue reading and just turn off your ice maker! If there are no cubes coming out of your icemaker, then proceed with troubleshooting steps 2 through 7.
This could also be an issue with a faulty water line or frozen water supply tube. Before you go into full-blown panic mode, unplug or power down your appliance and make sure all doors are closed tightly—sometimes they swing by themselves when we leave them open for too long!
To get inside and check these things out, most refrigerator owners can access their appliances’ maintenance panels via small door on their refrigerators’ bottom.
8) Reconnect water line and check operation again
Once you’ve replaced your water line, run water through your system for 10 minutes before attempting to use it. This ensures that everything is back in place and working properly. If there are still problems, shut off your home’s water supply at its main valve and try using a hose to reroute water around your refrigerator.
Sometimes debris can prevent new connections from properly sealing; if that’s not it, you may have bad pipes. In both cases, hire a plumber.
You should not repair these things yourself (see above), and regardless of whether you fix it yourself or hire someone else, turn off the gas beneath your fridge before beginning any work so as not to create an explosion hazard while you’re working with electricity or plumbing.
Appliances like your refrigerator can be a real hassle at times. But when you can’t figure out why your ice maker won’t turn off, it can be even more frustrating. Whether you’re trying to save money on your electric bill or get back those cubes that melted in your fridge, there are ways to turn off your ice maker.
The best part? They only take about 15 minutes of work and don’t require any tools. Best of all, these fixes will work for any make or model of refrigerator!