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Old 05-08-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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U-Line Ice maker in '94 LY

The ice maker in my '94 LY is not working properly. This is a free-standing unit that came with the '94 LY from the factory. The ice maker runs off 110 volts only (it has a compressor-type of refrigeration unit as opposed to the absorption type for the Dometic refer). It does cool down and freeze water OK, but it does not release the ice cubes. In addition, there seems to be some dripping at the back of the actual ice maker (the back of the tray part of the unit, possibly where the water inlet is), which results in a conical pile of ice.

Has anyone had a similar problem, and how did they resolve it?

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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Ice Maker Troubleshooting -- Me, too.

Our '83 310 U-Line ice maker Does make cubes but overfills. I took it out of the coach and am trying to adjust the Ice Cube Size Adjuster in hopes of resolving this.

Besides, the ice bucket is cracked on the bottom, so we are looking for a sound used one. (the new ones are $44.00!!)

What I know so far is that you can purchase valves and ice maker units from Internet vendors and these haven't changed significantly in 20+ years.

You might be able to make the water flow stop by decreasing the ice cube size adjustment. I found, by mistakenly turning it the wrong way, that making Real Big ice cubes resulted in a constant water flow!

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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Ice House

They are worth fixing.
We use ours going down the road for drinks.
At camp is great for home/camp made ice cream, and sharing with others.

Had to addjust size on mine too.
And water connection was dripping.
Had to take out to fix that.

If you give up...
Try the marine boating places...
Seems these units are more popular with boaters than RVs.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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Helpful Ice Maker Information at U-Line Co.

My ice maker was overfilling the tray. It spilled out towards the very front of the tray, but if the unit were tipped back it might have spilled out towards the back, I suppose.

I found my unit probably has a slow or stalling 3 rpm motor that lets the water valve stay open too long. After shooting a lot of teflon lube into the mechanism and on the motor shaft, If I squeeze the cube size adjustment way way down it works just fine.

U-Line Parts Department (800-779-2547) was really, really helpful. They sent me a pdf of good troubleshooting tips and part numbers and repair procedures (attached).

The distributor they recommended would sell the ice maker unit (not including the freezer) for about $160.00. The U-Line web site only lists Camping World as a distributor but the person I spoke with gave me a vendor called Around the House (913-341-3322).

I'm opting for replacing the motor for about $33 in hopes that would be all I need.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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Thank you SO MUCH for the pdf file and contact info! Our ice maker doesn't work and we have yet to try to figue out why (had to work on more important items such as steering and air ride system so far). This will be very helpful!

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Old 08-15-2007, 03:11 PM   #6
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they are SOO nice to have

Our original one broke on a Baja trip and our mechanic could not get the part soo, now we have a new one that works great---we are always a hit when we donate our last bucketful when we are heading home.

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