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Member Since 31 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 06 2012 06:11 PM

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GE Ice Maker ZDIS15CSS surging noises from water reservoir

31 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

I've discovered surging noise coming from the circulating pump.

When you start the machine, it runs fine for about 4-5 hours, and will make a couple of pounds of ice, which is about normal when starting from room temperature.

However, sometime after 4-5 hours, the noise starts and ice production slows and gets thin. When I check inside, I see that the water reservoir that is circulated over the freezing plate is trickling. The surging noise is caused by the circulating pump sucking dry. It pulls a little water until the reservoir level drops, then it sucks air = surging noise.

What could be causing the reservoir to not fill enough? When I first turn it on, it fills with adequate water pressure from the filling tube. I assume that the water fill is on a timer based on when the machine is cycling, because I can't find a float valve or sensor or anything.

I removed the supply line and have plenty of pressure. I also cleaned any debri from the water inlet valve screen.

This seems like something that ought be to be fixable. Any thoughts?

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