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#1 appliancedud

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:58 AM

This under-the-counter ice maker refuses to make ice although it goes through the cycle. I noticed that the freezing wells no longer get cold even though the compressor is still running.

Service rep said it can't be repaired because it uses the old coolent.

There has to be a solution short of pitching the entire unit and buying a new one

Any ideas?

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#2 Moostafa

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:52 PM

Hello, my pitching friend. Naturally, the correct solution to your ice machine woes lies in the accurate identification of the root problem. For example, at this very moment, as I lie here on my camel skins and read your message on my iMac powered by my own proprietary camel dung and lime juice battery, I wonder aloud to myself and my four wives, "Does the problem with this ice machine originate in the sealed system or in the controls?" Can you answer this question, my iceless friend?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 04:54 PM

I would imagine he stated this because it would cost more to repair your unit than it would cost to replace it if it uses R-12.  Not cost effective.  Would be better to replace the ice maker  with a new one that would have a  warrany on the whole appliance., if it is a compressor or sealed system problem. Pegi
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:37 AM

In his own odd way, Moostafa makes a good point:  is this problem in the sealed system or is it a controls problem?  This the first question I would attempt to answer if I were on the service call.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:37 AM

Sorry I was not clear.

The controls appear to work perfectly. Voltage is applied at the correct times in the cycle.

It is a sealed system with no visable place to recharge.

The compressor screams

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:45 AM

Your screaming compressor tells it all, now back to my original post.  Pegi
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:51 AM

Sounds like your rep (and Pegi) have a good handle on this one.




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