How do I force defrost my Samsung ice maker RF23M8070SR?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To force defrost your Samsung RF23M8070SR model ice maker, follow these steps:

1. Locate the control panel on the front of the refrigerator. It is usually located above the water dispenser and ice maker.

2. Press and hold the “Freezer” button and the “Control Lock” button simultaneously for about 10-12 seconds. Make sure to hold them down until the display flashes.

3. After the display flashes, release both buttons. You have now entered the forced defrost mode.

4. To navigate through the options, press the “Control Lock” button. Each press will cycle through the different options.

5. Press the “Control Lock” button four more times until “FD” (which stands for forced defrost) appears on the display. This indicates that the refrigerator has entered the defrost mode.

6. Once you see “FD” on the display, the forced defrost process will begin. The refrigerator will automatically defrost the ice maker and evaporator coil for a predetermined amount of time.

7. During the forced defrost mode, the refrigerator may make some unusual noises, such as hissing or sizzling sounds. This is normal and indicates that the ice buildup is melting.

8. It is important to note that the duration of the forced defrost cycle may vary depending on the amount of ice buildup. Typically, it takes about 20-30 minutes for the process to complete.

9. After the forced defrost cycle is finished, the refrigerator will automatically resume normal operation. You can now close the control panel and continue using your ice maker.

Here are some additional tips to help you with the defrosting process:

– Before starting the forced defrost, make sure to remove any perishable items from the freezer to prevent them from thawing.

– It is recommended to perform a forced defrost when you notice a significant decrease in ice production or if the ice maker is not working properly.

– Regularly cleaning and maintaining your ice maker can help prevent excessive ice buildup and the need for forced defrosting.

– If you are still experiencing issues with your ice maker after performing a forced defrost, it is advisable to contact Samsung customer support or a professional technician for further assistance.

By following these steps, you should be able to force defrost your Samsung RF23M8070SR model ice maker successfully. Remember to always refer to the user manual or consult the manufacturer for specific instructions and guidelines.