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Subzero 690 ice clumps together at the back of the ice bin

I have already replaced the water solenoid. The icemaker works well but the ice forms a nearly solid block within a day or two of being dumped out.

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  • LSUinVA Feb 11, 2009

    Same problem. Seems like heat may be coming up from ice chute melting ice before it re-freezes.

  • renchman Mar 09, 2009

    Same here...
    I have blown off the condenser coils thinking that the heat was not be released. It did solve my Refer not getting as cold but not the icec melting issue. I have also looked for leaks but non that i can see. it is almost like the defrost feature comes on for to long and to hot.

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watugot
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SOURCE: Frost on icemaker door

Most likely the ice door is not closing properly.
Clean out the ice chute and look down it from the inside while you shine a flashlite up from the outside. If you see light around the door then it needs to be replaced or something is wrong with the mechanism.
Post back and let me know what you find.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Something is wrong with my icemaker

check supply tube behind ice maker,make sure it is lined up to feed icemaker,also you can pull it out look inside to make sure it;s not frozen inside tube or frig. wall,thanks-mike

Posted on May 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Water runing down back side of icemaker and forming icicle.

If it is running down the back of the icmeaker then you need to make sure the inlet tube is properly installed into the fill cup on the icemaker. If the tube is in the right place then your icemaker fill level needs to be adjusted.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 532 ice maker works, but dumps water into ice container with ice.

Do you still have a manual or can tell me the watts power consumption of the 532?

I'll look into your question. Sounds like a sticking icemaker water valve, but I'll have a look.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

sawdust46694
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SOURCE: SubZero 690: Frost builds up on ice chute flapper door

you have a bad seal, Take a dollar bill and slide it in between the door seal and the frig. slide it up and down to see if if has drag on it. If you find places it dont touch loosen the screws and adjust the hinges till it fits tight. In some cases you might have to tweak the doors if they need it.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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