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U-LINE BCM95 NOT CYCLING

I AM WORKING ON A BCM95 THAT WILL NOT CYCLE THROUGH THE HARVEST CYCLE. I JUST REPLACED THE CONDENSER FAN. FAN WORKS GOOD, COMPRESSOR RUNS, UNIT COOLS DOWN WELL. THE UNIT SEEMS TO BE STUCK IN THE FREEZING CYCLE. AFTER 2 HOURS OF RUNNING, STILL NO MOVEMENT OF THE CAM GEAR OR ICE BAR / PADDLE. ALSO, NO WATER IN THE TRAY. MANUALLY DEPRESSED THE HOLD SWITCH TO CYCLE UNIT. CAN HEAR WATER SOLENOID BUZZ, BUT NO WATER. AM SURE I NEED A NEW SOLENOID, BUT AM CONFUSED WHY THE UNIT DID NOT CYCLE TO ACTIVATE THE WATER SOLENOID IN THE FIRST PLACE. ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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SCOTT

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These units take a full cycle to get to the fill cycle, so you won't get ice on the first cyle unless you manually fill the tray when you first power it on. You may have some air in the water line and need to cycle a few times to fully bleed the air out. Also check the water inlet for debris in the filter screen using a small brass brush, then bleed out air -with water on- while tightening back hose connection avoiding need to bleed while cycling. Lyle

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