- Model Number
- 6-10 years
My 2012 Kitchenaid 18" ice machine broke a grid wire a few months back. After replacing it (real, real fun...) I noticed it's making thin, uneven ice. You can see that where the refrigerant lines are in the evaporator, the ice is thicker. This may have been starting to happen before the grid failed. I know older versions of these had a "critical charge", there's no access valves on mine. The condenser is clean as a whistle, fan running fine, compressor sounds normal, water fill is right at the overflow every time. Discharge line is good and hot where it enters the hot gas reservoir. Low charge?