An ice maker is a kitchen equipment that produces a significant volume of ice in the convenience of your own home. This saves you from needing to stock up on ice for home parties and special events. Moreover, refrigerators are coming equipped with freezers and ice makers that can give instant ice too.
With this increasing global warming heat, who doesn’t need instant ice, people prefer chilled soft drinks and alcoholic beverages even in winters. An ice maker would be considered commercial restaurant equipment for a company that has a food service business and a commercial kitchen appliance for ordinary people. Ice machines are a very cost-effective and practical investment since they are much simpler to maintain, operate, and preserve. Primarily, in the freezers, a lot of impure ice which looks cloudy in colour builds up automatically with time because the reason that, when we open and close the freezer a couple of times a day, the moist air or the water vapour from the atmosphere which traps in the freezer, cools down to the temperature exactly same as of the temperature of the freezer, and sets itself in the interior of the cabinet. Furthermore, the ice keeps on increasing with time, and as a result, we get minimal space for us to store food. This is a widespread phenomenon in freezers, and we can quickly get rid of it by defrosting it. Defrosting is a method people occasionally use to melt down the unnecessary impure ice for their refrigerator to work correctly for a long time. In this article, we will discuss how to defrost a ‘Samsung ice maker’, how efficient this equipment is, and the benefits of buying this ice maker.
Why is there a need for defrosting?
Firstly, this needs to be understood that warm air has more moisture than cold air. When warm air from the atmosphere meets cold air in the freezer, it condenses the warm air and turns it into water. Every time you open and close your freezer, the temperature fluctuates. A tiny amount of warm air moves into it and condenses into ice which gets stuck onto the interior walls of the freezer cabinet in the form of snowy ice. However, if the freezer is not free of frosty ice, then you might observe the accumulation of the same frost into other parts of the refrigerator, and your freezer won’t work that efficiently as it used to do the first month you bought it. So, it’s a good idea to defrost your freezer annually or twice a year to keep your ice maker running well for years.
How to defrost or reset the ice maker?
To reset and defrost the refrigerator, you need to know about these steps, which are ‘as easy as ABC.’ The steps are as follows:-
- First, you need to take out the ice maker tray from the cabinet, then look for a blue button in the upright corner of the top of the refrigerator.
- Second, you have to press and hold the same button for about ten seconds until you hear a chiming sound echoing, which would be indicating that you have reset the refrigerator.
- Lastly, the whole refrigerator would reset and will start to defrost within twenty-four hours.
If you do not need to reset the refrigerator not by pressing the button, there’s another method for you are known as force defrosting:
- Shut off the power source to where the refrigerator is connected to. It will prevent the compressor of the refrigerator, which is responsible for supplying coolness, and all other parts would stop working, which will stop their function completely.
- Leave the refrigerator door open for about twenty-four hours or overnight along with the following day. This method needs more time than pressing the reset button method because the heat is supplied by the installed heater of the refrigerator in the reset button method, whereas the frosty ice melts naturally in this case.
- All the frosty ice will automatically melt throughout the night, leaving dirty water behind, which should be drained out. One advantage of defrosting is that you can even clean your refrigerator; the unnecessary ice gets melted after all.
Some points to remember:
- If you follow the force defrost method, it takes about twenty minutes for the defrosting to get started.
- After you switch on the refrigerator after defrosting gets done, it might take at least six hours for the fridge to start functioning properly.
- You do not need to remove the food and beverages and empty the fridge following the force defrost method.
Which method is to be applied in which model?
Defrosting techniques can differ according to their kinds of models. So, here are the two models in which you can use the different methods of defrosting:
- Tabletop model: For Samsung’s tabletop ice maker model, you can apply the force defrost method by pressing and holding the “Power Freezer” button and refrigerator buttons for defrosting together for about eight seconds. It would be best if you held on to the buttons until you see a blank screen in front of you. After that, a chiming sound will notify you that the ice is defrosting.
- Water Dispenser Model: For Samsung’s dispenser ice maker model, you need to press the buttons indicating power freezer and another one indicating lightning at the same time for about 10 seconds. The screen will go blank once and light up again within a few seconds, after which the refrigerator will go into its automated force defrost mode and do its job throughout the night. You need to grab some snacks, which you took out of the fridge earlier, and enjoy relaxing until it completes its job.
Moreover, many of the new models of Samsung’s ice makers and refrigerators are coming with auto-defrost. It is a rare case when technical issues could affect auto-defrost features from functioning correctly. These kinds of issues may need a technician from customer care service to look after your problem. Compared to the manual defrost method, auto-defrost helps you save money, and from permanent damages such as changing the expensive compressor or maybe the copper pipes. Thus, it’s a convenient feature by which you can defrost it anytime, without the help of any kind of tool.