December 19th, 2010, 06:08 PM
ice maker is not keeping up
my ice maker makes a little ice, but will not keep up with usage. i have followed advice i found here (check temperature, clean coils, replace filter, etc), but problem remains. sears installed a water line heater when unit was a couple of years old. i would just replace the ice maker, but i'm afraid that will not solve the problem.
December 19th, 2010, 06:30 PM
ok...empty the ice bin then wait until the ice maker pops out a batch of cubes. Count the cubes. You should have 7 to 8 cubes. Less than that and your ice maker is not getting enough water. If you are getting 7 or 8 cubes then either the ice maker is bad or the freezer temperature is not cold enough (less than 5 degrees F preferably zero or less)
December 19th, 2010, 06:35 PM
thanks for the response, jack. i'm getting a full tray when it dumps and it's cold enough, so i will assume that i need a new ice maker. do you have recommendations of where i should get one?
December 19th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Instead of replacing the whole ice maker I would replace these parts since this optic system ice maker is expensive
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December 19th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Whenever you change the tray thermostat, you always have to order the thermal mastic as well to put on the new thermostat.
Thermal Mastic (part #632968) from RepairClinic.com
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