To buy replacement parts for a Samsung ice maker, first locate its model number to ensure that all parts purchased are compatible. Next, visit a parts supply site such as ReparirClinic, an auction site such as eBay, or a mass retail site such as Amazon, and search for matching parts.
The most important thing to remember when purchasing replacement parts for any electronic or mechanical device is that not all parts are compatible with every model, even if they are made by the same manufacturer. Most sites that sell replacement parts include a section about what model the part is designed for in its description, typically in the form of the main machine's model number. Model numbers can be found by either checking the owner's manual or by looking for the number on the unit itself. For example, as many Samsung ice makers have protective coverings, the model number is often found on internal parts beneath that covering.
Once compatibility has been confirmed, the buyer should ensure that he owns all the necessary tools to complete the replacement. RepairClinic.com features diagrams and videos outlining the repair process that allow users to understand exactly what it needed before beginning the part replacement process.