There are many manufacturers of refrigerators, devices that have gone through a number of revisions and improvements over the years. One of the most recent examples of refrigerator enhancements is when manufacturers began adding smart features. This did a world of good to help homeowners better integrate their refrigerator into their smart home experience, and for owners of a Samsung Fridge, one question they may have is how to turn off the ice maker on Samsung Fridge.
On the screen of a Samsung fridge, you will see a variety of options. These include controlling temperature, energy use, type of ice, and whether the ice maker is running at all. While the ice maker is on, it will produce ice in the ice bucket. However, people who want to avoid having this ice bucket overfill can choose to turn off the ice maker. Another benefit of turning off the ice maker is that it can be a fairly loud process. Thus, you can choose to turn it off whenever you need some peace and quiet.
But how does this ice maker work? And are ice makers even worth the cost difference between a refrigerator without one?
How to Turn Off Ice Maker on Samsung Fridge
An ice maker is a great feature, but to be honest, it can be somewhat annoying with how long it can be. Thankfully, it is also very easy to turn it off when you’re feeling sick of how much noise it’s making. Plus, with the ice maker off, it will use less electricity, since it won’t have to go through the process of making the ice. All you need to do to turn off this feature is, using the Samsung Fridge’s screen, select the option to turn it off.
How does the ice maker work?
The ice maker in a Samsung Fridge works about the same as any ice maker would. Namely, the water inlet valve connects to the main plumbing line in your house, which ensures that the ice maker (as well as the water dispenser) is producing the freshest of both ice and water. The refrigerator’s electrical circuit has a switch that briefly sends power to the solenoid of the valve, which opens the valve for seven seconds. In this time, the ice mold is allowed to fill with water.
Once the ice mold has filled with water, it begins to cool, and over time becomes ice. How long this takes will depend on the temperature of your freezer, which can be seen on the screen on the front of the refrigerator. Finally, a coil is heated up, which causes the ice mold to warm, ensuring that the cubes are able to come loose and be delivered to the ice bucket.
Are ice makers worth it?
This is kind of a subjective question, as ice makers are only really worth it depending on your wants and needs. The difference in cost between a refrigerator with an ice maker and a refrigerator without one is not at all negligible, so if it isn’t really something you care about, we would recommend that you go with a model without one. However, if you think you will use the ice maker a lot, you will get a lot of value out of it.
What do I do if my Samsung Fridge is not working properly?
Just like any appliance in your kitchen, there is a distinct possibility that your Samsung Fridge may experience some issues. Typically, with a refrigerator, you normally only have to worry about it losing its ability to refrigerate and/or freeze; however, with smart fridges, there is an extra layer of complications. For example, what if the smart capabilities of the refrigerator are not responding properly? If you are having issues with your Samsung Fridge, this could be either due to misuse, normal wear and tear, or a defect. If the Samsung Fridge is still under warranty and the damage is covered by it, you should be able to get things fixed (even if it’s not a fun thing to have to deal with).
What kinds of features do smart fridges have?
One of the best features of smart fridges is the fact that it has monitors on the inside of your refrigerator. This may seem like a strange feature, especially to call it one of the best, but it’s true! Not only does this allow you to see what you have in your refrigerator through a monitor on the front in some cases, but it also allows you to more easily figure out what you do and do not have in it while you are at the grocery store. One of the worst parts of grocery shopping is trying to remember what you need, but thanks to your smart fridge, this will be that much less of an issue. You can just bring up the feed of the innards of your refrigerator on your smartphone.
Another excellent feature of smart fridges is that they can tell whether there is something wrong with them. As such, you won’t have to worry about a major failure of your refrigerator occurring completely out of nowhere. It will also tell you if something is, for example, blocking circulation, and can easily regulate temperature as needed. These are just a selection of the features you can find with a lot of smart fridges, however, so if these are appealing to you, then the additional features should be icing on the cake.
What is the SmartThings app?
The best way to get your Samsung Fridge connected to your Wi-Fi connection would be to connect to Samsung’s SmartThings app. This app is designed to serve as something of a hub to manage your smart home appliances. This app manages a wide variety of smart devices, allowing you to monitor the status of the various devices registered on the app. This app does a world of good to make managing your smart home easier, smart fridge included.