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LSU Tiger Fan

Member Since 31 May 2013
Offline Last Active May 14 2014 08:42 AM

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In Topic: Kitchen Aid Freestanding Ice Maker KUIS15NRTS0 is making ice slowly

14 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

Once again, my icemaker is making ice which is inconsistent in thickness and seems to only be making it toward the middle of the evaporator pan...not much or at all around the edges of the pan.  I've recently replaced the recirculation pump, as the original one died.  It appears to be circulating the water just fine now and a sheet of ice is ejected every half hour...just not too thick and, as I stated, the ice appears to only be making toward the center of the evaporator pan.  Could this mean that the machine needs refrigerant?  if so, how hard is it to add?  Can it be done from the front, or will I have to remove it from the cabinet in which it resides?


One additional comment...when I replaced the recirc pump, I did a thorough cleaning of the interior parts.  However, the slow production and inconsistent thickness/size of the ice was occurring prior to replacing the pump and cleaning.  It simply appears, to me, as if the evaporator pan isn't getting cold enough.  I would just call a repairman, but I live in a rural area and the last time I called someone to repair my refrigerator, they charged me an arm and a leg just to come out...before they even looked at it.


In Topic: Kitchen Aid Freestanding Ice Maker KUIS15NRTS0 is making ice slowly

01 July 2013 - 05:13 AM

I did both of those things.  My first thought was the evaporator coil, but it had recently been cleaned.  I vacuumed it out again, for good measure.  I also followed the manual's instructions for removing some of the interior parts to clean them by hand and then ran a clean cycle using the proper cleaner.  Whatever caused the slow production was not corrected with those things.  But, it has corrected itself now.


In Topic: Kitchen Aid Freestanding Ice Maker KUIS15NRTS0 is making ice slowly

26 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

Well, it seems to be making ice normally again.  It's the strangest thing...


In Topic: Kitchen Aid Freestanding Ice Maker KUIS15NRTS0 is making ice slowly

03 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

The reservoir fills normally...just as it always has.  If the valve is malfunctioning, would it still do that?


In Topic: Kitchen Aid Freestanding Ice Maker KUIS15NRTS0 is making ice slowly

02 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

Just an update on the ice maker.  I did check and it is ejecting ice about every thirty minutes, but the sheet is not consistent in thickness...the edges are very thin and it's wavy in general...seems to be thicker where the evaporator coils are located and much thinner away from them.  Also, the grid is warm, so it appears to be working correctly.  Could it be low of refrigerant?  If so, is it difficult to check (and add more, if necessary)?



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