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8 Pound Ice Cube! Sub-Zero Model 642/O Ice Maker


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#1 bookerlen

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

With help from this community we were able to diagnose and have repaired the evaporator coil in our Sub-Zero Model #642/O Side by Side. Happy wife, happy life! Now, I'd like to try to get help with the ice-maker, which hasn't worked properly in years. When the ice-maker cycles and drops ice in the bin there is also water with it which then freezes in the bottom of the bin and after a few cycles I have an 8 lb. ice cube. Great for a cooler, but hard to fit in a glass. Here's the fridge info:

Sub-Zero
Model #642/O
Serial #M1674955
Mfg. Dated: 10/2000

I'm at work right now but can send pictures if necessary. I browsed the site this past weekend but couldn't find anything specific to my Sub-Zero model.

Again, thanks for any help; I'd love to have ice for my tea in the 98 degree weather!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:16 AM

This sounds like a classic case of a leaking/weeping water inlet valve failing to seal completely after being actuated. The solution is to simply replace the valve ==> http://www.repaircli...modelNumber=642

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:38 AM

... and... no external Water Filter on the Input ?
... water source should not be from a "self-piercing" saddle valve
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

There is no external water filter and I "think" the saddle valve is the self-piercing type. What inthe self-piercing valve would cause the ice maker overfill or leak?

I'll check when I get home to be sure of the valve type. If it is a self-piercing, should I do both, replace the valve with a drill type valve AND put in a new water inlet valve, or is it strictly the saddle valve issue?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

Yes, if you have the line piercings saddle tap valve you will want to replace it in any event. Here is a good kit to use for that. ==> http://www.repaircli...it/WX8X4/312236




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