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How To Remove Samsung IMC701 DA97-05422A Ice Maker

Removing and installing a new Samsung DA97-05422A (IMC701) ice maker on a french door refrigerator is a pretty easy task.  This ice maker will often fail and make a clicking noise when it breaks.  First unplug the refrigerator.  Then remove the screw on the left, this will allow you to pull off the side panel and unplug the connector that goes to the ice maker.  Next pull the locking tab down on the ice maker while pulling the ice maker towards you.  This will release it.  Re-install the new ice maker in the reverse order.

*Note, this ice maker has the letters IMC701 written on the bottom.  Parts are not available for this ice maker separately, if something breaks, the whole ice maker must be replaced

If you have a bad ice maker and need to purchase a new one, click the link below:

DA97-05422A Ice Maker (7 Cube Ice Maker)

 

41 Thoughts on "How To Remove Samsung IMC701 DA97-05422A Ice Maker"

  1. malik Posted on October 2, 2011

    i found that removing the ice maker was rather easy my only problem is where can i get a replacement?

    • Ryan Posted on October 3, 2011

      We sell replacement ice makers at our store http://www.partsdr.com

    • Nathan Richardson Posted on August 15, 2020

      Mine is very hard to remove I can ‘t figure our how to.

  2. Lyle Lindeman Posted on May 8, 2012

    how long is this warrantied for?

    • Ryan Posted on May 8, 2012

      For warranty information on the replacement ice makers that we sell, please view our part warranty page. If you are looking for the warranty information on the refrigerator, you will need to look in the owners manual or contact the manufacturer.

  3. Dom Posted on September 15, 2012

    To take the side panel off, take a small flat head screwdriver along the crack of the panel and slowly wedge it out of its space. It will get caught half way back as there is a tiny tab that helps the panel stay in place once in position. a mall amount of pressure on that tab while wedge out the panel will do the trick…don’t force it.

    Also, the wrapped electrical line may be hard to see when your arm is in the way to remove the inner most portion of the line *the part tucked in a grove that is the deepest in the ice box is protected by a little tab, if you pull the line hard it will break. the tab is not 100% necessary to keep the line contained, so if it does break off — don’t worry.

  4. gary wright Posted on January 25, 2013

    I dont have my model # in front of me but it is a french door samsung
    approximately 2 1/2 yrs old. Ice quit producing. I changed icemaker,
    filter and unhooked water line and made sure was clear and hooked
    back up. Still nothing and test button doesnt do anything either.It does
    not have water and ice on front, only icemaker in freezer below.

    • Ryan Posted on January 25, 2013

      First check to make sure that the water supply to the refrigerator is good. There are three components that can cause problems on most Samsung refrigerators, the icemaker, the main control board, and the water valve. Any one of these or a combination of more than one can cause problems with making ice.

      • Rick Posted on February 5, 2013

        I believe I have a bad ice maker. The ice maker arm on the bottom of the unit is stuck up. Holding it down and pressing the test button does nothing. Water does work on the door dispenser. Is there a way to check the board or valve before buying a new dispenser? I have tried replacing the water filter.

        • Rick Posted on February 5, 2013

          All front panel controls work fine (I can hear the spinning arm engage etc.) so I assume the board is okay?

          • Ryan Posted on February 5, 2013

            There isn’t a way to test the control board. The water valve can be tested by using an ohm meter. The most common thing to fail is the ice maker.

  5. jerry abshier Posted on May 9, 2014

    Replaced the ice maker on my Samsung RFG295AAWP with a new one from Parts Dr. The new ice maker works, but not very well. I get a few cubes in the bottom of the ice bucket, but the ice bucket never fills up. I have reset the ice maker many times, and it does not seem to help. Any ideas?

    • Ryan Posted on May 9, 2014

      First check the temperature in the ice maker compartment. The ice maker will only work properly if the temperature is 10F or lower. If that is good, then check to see if you have adequate water pressure and flow to the refrigerator.

  6. Konstantin Posted on October 21, 2014

    Ice maker wr30x10097 and da97-05422a are same parts?

    • Ryan Posted on October 22, 2014

      Yes they are.

  7. Craig Posted on December 19, 2014

    Our icemaker melted during a power outage. It has since refrozen, but the machine is blocked, and we cannot remove the bin to clear it because that also appears to be frozen shut. Any suggestions?

    • Ryan Posted on December 30, 2014

      You will probably need to unplug the refrigerator and let it thaw out so you can remove it.

  8. Collin M Posted on March 10, 2015

    We have a similar model Samsung french door fridge that was purchased about 6 months ago. We do not have the ice maker hooked up to water because of the placement of the fridge, and in this house will never have it hooked up because of the layout. I want to permanently disable the ice maker, should I just open the side and unplug the power source or can I remove the whole module and gain a little space in the freezer? Just want to make sure that the module itself doesn’t have any insulation factor or seal off any areas that should not be uncovered. Thanks in advance for any help!

    Collin

    • Ryan Posted on March 16, 2015

      Collin,

      You should be able to remove the ice maker, but you won’t gain any space by doing this. I believe you can turn off the ice make from the control board, that would be what I would recommend to do.

  9. Sean Posted on April 29, 2015

    I bought a Samsung ice maker model # DA97-12317A (for my refrigerator model # RF263BEAESR) from PartsDR last week.
    The instruction of remove the ice maker is simple, but myself I am having trouble to remove it for some reason….I press down on the tab, but can’t pull the ice maker out, look like something on the back hold it from coming forward…any thing else I need to aware off?

    • Ryan Posted on April 30, 2015

      I just sent you an email with the instructions for this model ice maker. It was too much to post here.

  10. Mark Posted on May 1, 2015

    I have the same problem as Sean had in not being able to remove the ice maker because something in the back is holding it from coming forward. Would you send me the email that you sent to him or post the info, please? The model is rf32fmqdbsr/aa.

    • Ryan Posted on May 5, 2015

      Email sent.

  11. Jon Posted on May 10, 2015

    Same model as Sean, RF263BEAESR, have an accumulation of ice at the back of the ice maker and not producing ice. I attempted to remove icemaker to clean it out, but am having the same issue as far as removal. Would you please forward the email to me also?

  12. Ann Posted on May 21, 2015

    I’m a bit confused. I have a Samsung RFG297AARS/XAA refrigerator/freezer. The ice maker stopped working awhile ago. My husband was convinced it was the celluloid (?) replaced that twice, didn’t work. In reading a lot of posts on this problem, some say you need the icemaker (DA97-005422A) AND a new control board (DA41-00413C). I believe they sell a kit with both parts (DA81-01421A). On the bottom of my icemaker, the blue sticker says IMC701 (no DA#) and it was made in 2008. How do you know if you need both parts? Is that the right kit if I do? Since mine was made IN 2008, is there a way to tell if it is 7 or 9 cube without removing it? I did try the reset button to no avail. Thanks for your help!

    • Ryan Posted on May 22, 2015

      Your model refrigerator is NOT compatible with ice maker & control board kit part # DA81-01421A. There are two ice makers that were used on this refrigerator, since yours says IMC701 on the bottom then you will most likely need DA97-05422A. You can verify this by looking at the part number on the bottom right corner of the blue sticker. If you need to replace the main control board, you will need to order it separately. The part number for the main control board is DA41-00538A.

      • Ann Posted on May 22, 2015

        Thank you!

  13. Jack Posted on April 29, 2017

    Wow, that was an easy install. It only took a couple minutes. Thanks for posting instructions. I just heard my new ice maker drop a load of cubes into the hopper. Woo hoo!!

  14. Henry Posted on April 18, 2018

    Great resource here. Read about someone else having the exact model and problem as mine. Ordered the replacement part, replaced the faulty ice maker and everything is peachy is of now. Slight problem: it’s been about 10 hours and no sign of new ice cubes. I did reset the ice maker after connecting everything and buttoning up but I can’t seem to hear water running through the ice maker or any other sign of life. RIght before I posted this I held down the reset button for 13 seconds and sat down. While I was typing this I heard a “ding dong” noise much like the confirmation sound of resetting the filter or turbo cool but no visible notification on the panel. I assume it IS the ice maker giving me the nod. Will report back tomorrow with update on ice cubes.

    Thanks again for making me look like Johnny handyman in front of my family.

    • Henry Posted on April 18, 2018

      Update: Houston, we have ice cubes. Worked like a charm. Fresh clean smooth ice cubes. Thanks again for being there for us.

  15. Margaret Posted on May 3, 2019

    I have a french door Samsung Refrigerator that the ice maker keeps freezing up. I defrost it and it will last about 2 or 3 weeks then I have to do it again. My husband really hates this refrigerator because of this. What can I do to fix the ice maker?

  16. Tracey Posted on July 25, 2019

    Bottom ice maker has been turned off for years. Part was hanging from wires in the back. Today, something got shoved too hard and started the clicking, then lost all power and no control panel. Through the door light is flashing. Can I disable and or disconnect ice makers to restore fridge and freezer?
    Rf268

    • Ryan Posted on July 25, 2019

      Not that we are aware of.

  17. Landon Edwards Posted on March 3, 2020

    Samsung RF28HMEDBSR. I emptied ice bucket 4 weeks ago and turned ice maker off. Not using much ice during the winter. Party coming up last weekend, so I tried to remove ice bucket to clean before turning ice maker back on. Ice bucket is empty and STUCK IN THE FRAME. Will not budge regardless of lifting per the Samsung manual, holding in the tab on the bottom of the bucket and sliding out – the method I’ve always used, or any jarring with my hand on the side, lifting with some force, pulling down with some force and trying to slide out…. NOTHING! Stuck my finger into the hole in the bottom of the bucket to verify the bucket is empty, and it is. Turned the ice maker back on, and tried removing again. No luck. What the heck is going on?

    • Ryan Posted on March 3, 2020

      It sounds like it is frozen in place. Unplug the refrigerator and leave the doors open for 24-48 hours to let it that out. Do not use any additional heat sources at it can melt the liner of the refrigerator. Also, check out this video to prevent the moisture build up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdNAhCxIoGk

  18. Nathan Richardson Posted on August 15, 2020

    We can’t figure out how to remove the Ice maker. It wont make Ice so we are trying to take it out. How do you remove it. we unplugged the wires, but the lever won’t budge.

  19. Joe Posted on August 19, 2020

    Replaced both the water inlet valve DA62-00914b and the ice maker DA97-05422A and still no ice. My model # is RF267ABRSXAA. What’s left? Reset button does nothing.

    • Ryan Posted on August 19, 2020

      Check to make sure the temperature in the ice maker compartment is 10F or colder. Also, the main control board that controls the ice maker can fail.

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