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Old 06-18-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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i have a dometic ice maker which has quit working over the winter. i had an rv place check it out and their reply was the compressor which they could not replace. They suggested appliance repair(with no luck there). Has anyone ever replaced a compressor or is a new ice maker the only way to go?
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Old 06-18-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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Unhappy oh noooo

My wife's icemaker DRIVES me nuts~!~!~

Don't let her know that.

This is my 'QUIET ZONE'!@!

ciao

Sorry, but I can't even come close to help'in you...lol
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Old 06-19-2003, 10:02 PM   #3
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A new ice maker will cost you $750-$800. That's hard just justify and I love my ice maker!

Camping World sells them.
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:40 AM   #4
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icemaker, ughhhh!

I had to sell my '85 motorhome to get rid of the icemaker!!!

No, that's not really true, but it wasn't plumbed right when I bought it, so I replumbed it, got the mechanism working, used it once and never turned it on again. It was TOO NOISY for me. It used a LOT of power.

It takes up a LOT of useable storage space.

IMHO, they were a nice touch and an interesting option but having had one now, I'll never bother with another. I do have an icemaker in our freezer at home, and I just dump the cubes into a couple of bags and put them into the RV freezer before we go.

I was told by a couple of RV dealers that they're not repairable when they die. They gave me a similar price quote for replacement. You can buy a MANY bags of ice for the $700-$800 replacement cost. Ice trays are $1 at Dollar General!

Again, IMHO, I think you're much better off installing an icemaker in your fridge at home and just take that ice with you (unless, of course you plan to full-time in the Airstream...)

Good luck!

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How hard is it to take out? I don't like mine in my 82 MH.
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How hard is it to take out? I don't like mine in my 82 MH.
If it's the same model as used in the '85, remove the (six?) screws that hold it into the cabinetry. Slide it forward onto a platform (stepstool, heavy box or something that will hold the weight as it's about 80lbs or so) and unplug it from the outlet behind it. disconnect (or cut) and plug the plumbing that goes into the back.

Slide it all the way out, and carry it away!

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Old 07-11-2003, 07:25 AM   #7
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An update on my ice maker. I ended up buying one from Camping World for under 700. The installation was a snap and we took the mh out for almost a week. I am very glad that i put a new one in. The noise level is almost nothing, elec usage small and we are going to use the ice to keep an ice chest full outside the mh and keep the drinks outside. That will keep a family of six form going in and out all the time. I would recommend an ice maker to any family.

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We had a problem with ours in our 83 but it turned out ti be the motor that runs the ejector ordered the part from Uline and we are back in business.
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My '86 345 came with a U-line icemaker. Didn't work when we got it, the ejector motor and the plate that it attaches to were all corroded up. Cleaned the plate and new motor from U-line fixed it right up. To prevent that from happening again, always dry it out and prop the door open when its not in use.

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Mine didnt work when I bought my MH. It was a feature that I had to have however. I took it into to a small one man shop and had him fix it. It took him over a week to figure it out. But fortunetly he didnt give up and managed to get it operational. Heres the good part. He only charged me $50.00 for the repair. That 20lbs of ice a day sure does come in handy.
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How hard is it to take out? I don't like mine in my 82 MH.
easy remove the above drawer there is 2 vertical screws you will see next there are is 2 scews just above the fuses panel, then it should be free to pull out, the water hose connection coming from the shower facet. The input water tubing input is short so I cut mine out and place a valve and extended the water pipe supply. the ac connection is just a plugon the back wall Good luck
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easy remove the above drawer there is 2 vertical screws you will see next there are is 2 scews just above the fuses panel, then it should be free to pull out, the water hose connection coming from the shower facet. The input water tubing input is short so I cut mine out and place a valve and extended the water pipe supply. the ac connection is just a plugon the back wall Good luck
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Are these screws accessible from inside the icemaker or from the top after removing the shelf above the unit ?
Is the fuse panel inside the icemaker ?
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I bought one of those Emerson cabinet top ice maker. Plug in, pour water in the tray and ice. I paid $140 a year or two ago. I've seen some for $89 in the Sunday paper.
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