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How to Reset Samsung Ice Maker [5-Step Quick Guide!]

The Samsung fridge is now a popular home appliance at every home. But the problem with this fridge is with its ice maker. 

It’s common to encounter some issues with the ice maker. You may need to reset the ice maker in some cases. It is very easy to reset the Samsung ice maker.

How to reset Samsung ice maker?

To reset a Samsung ice maker, you don’t need any help from the service center. You’ll need only 5 steps to reset it. First, find the ice maker and bring it out. Then learn where the reset button is and press it longer. Wait for 24 hours after pressing it. Now the resetting process is complete.

Wait, it is just a summary of the process. To know more in a detailed way, keep on reading!

5 Easy Steps to Reset Samsung Ice Maker

You may face many problems with your Samsung ice maker. It is very common to face it. Like, your Samsung ice maker is not working, it is not cold enough, it is not making ice, etc.

You can solve this problem by yourself by resetting your ice maker. As a result, it will reduce your cost too. It’s simpler than connecting the ice maker to the washer.

But how to reset my Samsung refrigerator ice maker?

Don’t worry. I will tell you how to reset the Samsung refrigerator ice maker step by step. You can find all the steps with a complete guideline in the following article.

There are some dissimilarities in the resetting process for some models. I will tell you about them too.

Before you start to reset, ensure that you have not turned off your ice maker. If you have turned it off by any chance, then turn it on. Then the next day you will reset it after 24 hours of turning it on.

Do not do anything with the ice maker in these 24 hours.

And make sure that the refrigerator water line is clean before using the ice maker.

There are 5 steps to reset your Samsung ice maker. Look below to know how to reset your Samsung ice maker manually.

Step 1: Find the Ice Maker

The position of the ice maker is different for different models. I will tell you where the ice maker is for different models. 

In many cases, you will find the ice maker on the left side of the refrigerator attached to the ceiling. This kind of feature is available in those refrigerators, with two ice makers or without a water dispenser.

For the models with a heated tray, you will find it attached to the upper left corner of the left door.

For the Samsung bottom mount refrigerator, you will find it in the back left corner attached to the ceiling in the freezer.

The ice maker looks almost like a white box. For some models, it has a cover on it. It is also called an ice bucket.

Sometimes the ice bucket tray gets scratches like toilet bowl scratches. You need to change it then. 

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Step 2: Take the Ice Maker Out

For all the models, the process of removing the ice bucket is almost the same. 

You need to first hold the bucket with pressure. Then take it slightly upwards while giving the pressure. You may find it hard sometimes to bring it out.

For some models like with a heated tray, etc you will find a latch on the right side above the bucket. Press the latch and hold the bucket with slight pressure to bring it out.

In this way, you can easily bring the ice bucket out.

Step 3: Find the Reset Button

As I have mentioned earlier, there are some differences between different Samsung refrigerator models. So the resetting button is also at different positions for different refrigerator models.

By the way, do you know the working process of refrigerators?

And where is the reset button on Samsung Ice Maker?

For some models, you will find it on the front of the ice bucket which is under ice tray motors. It can be in any shape.

For models like a refrigerator with a heated tray, etc you can find the reset button at the right side of the ice maker. It can be blue. The button is a kind of rubbery too. It is usually rectangular.

Step 4: Press the Reset Button

As I have mentioned earlier, the resetting process is different for different models. I will tell you now how to reset your Samsung ice maker.

Some refrigerators have two ice makers which do not have any dispensers. For these models, press the reset button for some seconds until you hear the rotating sound of ice tray motors.

For the models from 2010 with a heated tray, press the reset button until you hear the sound of the chime. This chiming sound indicates that reset is working.

Every Samsung ice maker reset doesn’t chime. If your refrigerator is from 2009 or older than that with a heated tray, then it will not chime. You need to press the reset button for about 10 seconds or longer than that for this model.

Now after pressing the button, replace the ice bucket completely like it was.

If you’ve come this far, then you don’t need to worry about removing the icemaker if ever needed. Because the steps for that process are as simple as this one.

Step 5: Pause for 24 Hours

Right after pressing the button, the resetting process is done. Now, you need to wait for 24 hours after pressing the button. Do not do anything with the ice maker while in these 24 hours.

After 24 hours, test if your ice maker is giving ice or not. Do not reset the ice maker again within these 24 hours. You need to maintain this process whatever Samsung refrigerator model you use.

Here I have mentioned the resetting process for all kinds of models elaborately. To know the model and features of your refrigerator, take help from the manual. Then follow all the above steps.

Here is a tip for you. I will tell you now how to reset the Samsung refrigerator ice maker after a power outage. First, turn on your refrigerator after a power outage. Then turn the ice maker on. You need to wait for 24 hours and then again follow the above steps to reset it.


Question: How do you turn on/off your ice maker?

Answer: Normally there is an on/off switch beside the ice maker or on the door. Find that button and press it for a second if you want to turn it on or off.

Question: How long does it take to make ice cubes in a Samsung refrigerator? 

Answer: It depends on the models. Casually it takes about 6 to 12 hours to make ice cubes. Ensure that it makes ice cubes from clean water.

Question: What should be the ideal temperature of the ice maker that we can set? 

Answer: For the inside of the ice maker, the ideal temperature should be colder, 50 degrees. Outside of it, the ideal temperature is 70 degrees.

Question: Why does the ice maker get stuck?

Answer: If you don’t use the ice maker often enough, it can get stuck. It can also get stuck in a lot of ice that fills the ice maker. 

Wrap up

I hope that you know now how to reset Samsung ice maker. Through my easy guidelines, you can do it by yourself.

It’s time to say goodbye. If you face any problems, you can share them with me in the comment section.

Until then, wishing you all the best!