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How to Defrost a Samsung Ice Maker

Samsung Ice Maker

When ice builds up around your Samsung refrigerators’ ice maker, it stops it from working. So, how do you defrost a Samsung ice maker?

This article will provide some possible solutions.


How To Defrost A Samsung Ice Maker

There are a few methods to follow when defrosting a Samsung ice maker. Here are three solutions you can try.

1. Turn Off Your Refrigerator

One way to defrost the ice maker is to turn off the power to the entire fridge, allowing ice to melt.

Firstly, unplug the fridge, open the door, and wait two to four hours for the ice to defrost. You can point a fan at the ice maker or place bowls of boiling water under the ice maker to speed up the process.

2. Reset The Ice Maker

The second method is resetting the ice maker. 

Take out the ice maker tray and locate the reset button (usually in the upper right corner). Hold the blue reset button for ten seconds until you hear a click. 

This resets the ice maker and defrosts it. However, you will need to wait 24 hours before using your ice maker again, as it needs time to reset.

3. Force Defrost

Finally, you can enable the force defrost mode on the ice maker. 

To activate the force defrost mode, press and hold the “Freezer” and “Lighting” buttons for 10 seconds.

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When the screen goes blank, you’ll know that the appliance is entering force defrost mode. Then, press any button to access the reset menu and move through the menu until you get to the “Fd” option, which stands for “force defrost.” 

Once you hear a beep, the appliance is force defrosting, and the ice build-up should disappear in five minutes. Once the ice is gone, reset your fridge.


So, there you have it. If you find frost build-up around your ice maker, this guide should give you some options on how to defrost your Samsung ice maker.

Each method requires a little patience, but it’ll have your appliance working again in no time.

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