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.