We too are having the same issue. Slushy ice not staying frozen, leaking water out of the ice maker. I've had the ice maker replaced and the service technician said this is a "known problem" without a current fix recommendation from Samsung. He said we can replace the ice maker again, but it will not fix the problem and we will just have to live with the leak and slusy ice. We purchased an extended warranty from the retailer we purchased the refrigerator from. I'm trying to work through them with little success as they just refer it back to the same technician who has already made multiple visits and offered no resolution. I will join a class action if I can find details.
We purchased the SS RF28HFEDBSR/AA in June of 2015 and it worked well for the first 1.5 years, then the slushy ice/leak issue became progressively worse. Seems to be very similar to most posts I've read on this thread.
Check on an updated auger motor that has some type of heater for the water line. The original part was DA97-12540A. They updated the part in 2017 to DA97-12540F. Supposedly this was the first part with the heat added. They are now on version K. I have an extended repair scheduled for October 10. I will be discussing this with the tech to see if they are aware of the "updated" part. I have been having the same ice maker problem after it worked fine for a year and a half. Thankfully I got an extended 5 year warrantly with a no lemon clause. We will see how this works out. This is information I have found online, so there is not garantee that the information is correct. I just wanted to throw this out in the discussion of the problem and possible solutions.
Pacific Sales extended warranty rep said that they have dealt with this problem very often. He was well aware of the problem. Apparantly Samsung is not that smart.
I saw something about the fan motor and or seal around fan case mount. Pulled auger/fan unit out cleaned and replaced seal material around fan unit. It appeared to be smashed flat, no flex. Tight reinstall but 2 months in and so far so good. Note fan is available separate in needed.
We have had red tomato paste looking stuff floating in our drinks. Found a huge red thing at the top of the ice maker. Our warranty dept is replacing the fridge. Check to make sure you don't have it too
Same thing happened to me. There is an ongoing class action suit, this is what I found and will be filling out once I am fully awake tomorrow. If you google it, turns out Samsung knew about this back in 2015.
KSG has filed a class action complaint against Samsung Electronics America alleging that the company manufactured, sold, and marketing refrigerators with defective ice makers. The lawsuit was filed on February 23, 2017 in the District Court of New Jersey, and the case is <edited out>
Yeah I'll be joining the class action suit. I just wanted to offer Samsung the chance to make it right, even though it's clear they have no intentions of voluntarily doing so. It's so clearly a manufacturer defect. Quality and customer service really are a thing of the past. Two things i've learned, I will never buy another Samsung product of any kind and to do better research next time I buy a fridge. I hate more than just the defective ice maker on this POS.
I have now replaced the ice maker, the auger assembly, and the water valve (with all the latest versions of these parts), and I still have no ice production. This is rediculous on a 3-year old fridge! All I can think of is that the main circuit board (or firmware) has a fault. I am through spending more money and effort on this, and am shocked to see that Samsung is not offering any kind of remediation for those of us beying the warranty period. Can the moderator inform us if Samsung management is reconsidering its stance on this issue?