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U Line CLR60 Ice Maker gets stuck in harvest mode & melts ice

Apparently there is a solenoid valve that reverses the flow of refrigerant when the controler board tells it it is time to harvest ice. my unit has always had problems but recently has developed an intolerable issue whereby the unit begins harvest mode after 10 or more cycles and gets stuck in harvest mode. this causes the grid to get hot and stay hot, 100 degrees or more. the compressor continues to cycle, fan runs, etc. but the grid remains hot. i am told that this is due to faulty solenoid valve and am going to order this part and attempt to get it repaired. any ideas beyond this would be great.

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  • Turning Wrenchs Jan 14, 2012

    Know this is a way old post but I don't think Uline ice machines have hot gas solonoids. Pretty sure they're just glorified residential units that use a heater and a timer. And the box it self is not more they a small freezer with an ice maker in it.

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Have you got the equipment to change this solenoid valve? you will need a vacuum pump to evacuate the system once you have changed the valve, and the equipment to charge the system with refrigerant (gas).

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