I recently purchased a used Kitchenaid 18" undercounter/free-standing ice machine. I have been unable to find an actual nomenclature plate with anything that looks like a model number. This unit has the pull down door with three control buttons, Off, On and Clean. On the inside of the door is a label with cleaning in instructions. On the bottom left corner are the numbers 2185803A. The bottom right corner is 02/05. Can anyone provide any guidance as to what my model number may be?
After running for two hours, there was only a single handful of thin ice with a very thin slab sitting on the cutting grids...which was just melting, not cutting. I removed the grid plate and found the wiring terminals were corroded and one was broken. There was continuity across both grid wires. I built a new wiring harness and spliced it into the existing cable (using the existing plug). It is now cutting the ice. However, it seems very slow to make ice...since I'm new to this type of machine, I really don't know what the actual start-up time would be for a hot/dry machine, to a bin full of ice. The freezing plate looks clean with no noticeable build-up of any type; at this point I have not ran any type of cleaning solution through it.
I have been reading the many links associated with a generic search on this site...lots of good info. I am really glad I found this site. Thanks! Any help, guidance and suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.