A common question that we frequently get asked by our customers is whether they can just replace their ice maker (part number DA97-05422A), or if they need the kit that includes the ice maker and main control board (part number DA81-01421A).
Ice Maker Symptoms
The ice maker and control board kit may take care of one or more of the following symptoms:
No or low ice production.
Ice cubes jamming between the ice tray and the liner of the refrigerator.
A clicking or grinding noise coming from the ice maker.
Model Numbers Affected
If your model number is one of the four models list below, then you may need to replace to replace the main control board along with the ice maker at the same time. See below on how to check the software version. If your model is not listed, then you already have the newer software, and the main board is not required to be replaced at the same time as the ice maker.
To check the software version of the main control board, you will need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the cover to the main control board on the back side of the refrigerator. On one of the main processors there will be a sticker. If the software version is lower than 4.02 or the sticker is white in color, then you need to order the DA81-01421A kit and replace both the control board and the ice maker. If the software version is 4.02 or higher, or the sticker is red in color, then you have a newer version main control board and it does not need to be replaced when replacing the ice maker.
Where Can I Buy A Replace Ice Maker & Control Board Kit?
You can buy a replacement GE or Samsung ice makers from our online store. Please click the link below. Parts Dr always has the lowest prices for new O.E.M. replacement parts.