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zdis15cssj GE Monogram under counter ICE MAKER not producing ice:


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#1 Sunlight Appliance

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

Hello everyone:

 

My client has this slide-in floor ice maker that was working fine before they went on vacation. They turned it off, left for 1 week, returned and turned it back on and it would not produce ice.

 

Work done in past: Compressor relay.

 

Compressor does run.

 

Water works, you can hear it circulating, but I was not able to diagnose it completely since the unit was off when I arrived. I turned it on and told them to leave it on and we would monitor the temperature inside to see if it drops to a proper temp tomorrow. We have a thermometer sitting in there now.

 

Question: Will this unit attempt to produce ice even if the temperature never reaches freezing?

 

Quesion 2: What do you guys know about this? What should I be looking for?

 

I'm putting in the tech manual request with Reg right now.

 

Thanks.


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#2 BryanS

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:31 AM

If the water is circulating, compressor and condensor fan are running, then you would check the cold plate to if ice is building up. What I have seen is small sealed system leaks can go on for years , but will leak out much faster once they shut the icemaker off. Sometimes you can check in the back behind the panel and see if the heat exchanger is seperating. If so it needs the evaporator assy.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:04 AM

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

Quick way to check evaporator:  With compressor running drain the water from the reservoir by removing bottom cap. Let run for a couple of minutes and check for slight frost on evaporator plate, touch top of plate with wet finger-should stick.  If not cold, turn unit off and listen for a hissing noise from evaporator.  Not cold and hissing-bad evap.  Would replace compressor as well for moisture contamination.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

Good info PDuff. I forgot about draining the water and watching the cold plate for frost

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

This unit has a sealed system leak, you guys are right.

 

Sealed system leaks are the ONLY thing I don't do. I rarely come across them in appliance repairs, but when it happens the client gets upset when I don't fix it. I refer out. They're expecting a miracle man out of me. In regard to this particular unit, is a sealed system leak worth repairing? I've seen $800+ quotes out there to do it!


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

Depends on the unit and age.  Being this is a Monogram it may have a limited 5 year sealed system part warranty.  Labor charges could be between $250 and $350.  Compared to replacement units costing $1500, some customers will opt to repair even if not covered by warranty.  The Iceman Goeth!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:33 PM

I went to my parts boy store today and he told me they are coming out with new aftermarket compressors for a very nice cheap price like 80 bucks compare to manufacture like embraco Panasonic Samsung and lg that charche from 200 bucks now you can do seal system for a desent price but I know  guys lots of tech don't like to do it just wanted to trow my 2 cents in








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Quick Way to Check the Sealed System in a GE - Whirlpool - Kitchenaid Under-counter Ice Maker

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Brother PDuff enlightens us with this nifty tip for making a quick check of the sealed system (refrigerant and compressor) using your fingers and earballs:




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