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Old 06-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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Ice maker questions

Anyone have a built-in ice maker. Ours appears to freeze well, you can hear it try to add water, but so far no ice and there is no water in the little trays when I stick in my finger. It might just end up a second freezer, but I would really love to get it working.
Any suggestions on how to check it out? The actual unit, the ice making part, does not appear to be removable like ones in your kitchen freezer. It's really cold, freezing even, inside, just no ice.
The PO never used it as an ice maker, just an ice holder and he bought a bag of ice. He didn't use the fresh water as potable water so therefore could not use the ice either. We are flushing and cleaning the fresh water tank so the water/ice will be potable if possible.
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Ice maker--1982 Classic Motorhome 280 Diesel

Sorry, forgot to tell what vehicle the ice maker is in...
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Check for a cutoff valve in the water line. A clogged filter would imply a lot of use under dirty conditions for a complete stoppage, if ever.
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Ice maker worked, then didn't...

I discovered the water line was simply disconnected and soon had a batch of ice. Then, I had a major block of ice and water/ice everywhere. The mechanism that tells it to stop accepting water is not working and it just keeps taking on water. While it freezes well, it can't keep up so we ended up with a huge block of ice in the bin, ice freezing the bin to the interior of the ice maker, and a wet carpet under the machine. I eventually disconnected the water line again as it keeps leaking whether the ice maker is on or not.
Any ideas what needs to be fixed for this issue?
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Solenoid valve would be my first guess,it could have some crud in it,but it is easier to replace than to try to clean.You should add a filter to the line,if you use an inexpensive one you could throw away at the end of season to winterize,then replace it in the spring.
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