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Small U-Line ice maker freezing but not making ice

Water fills makes ice but does not dump motor works and activates switches but i cant get it to make ice on its own

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  • waveoh Mar 04, 2009

    model number is B198. What triggers the cycle? How does the unit know when the ice is ready to dump?

  • waveoh Mar 04, 2009

    I figured it out thermostat was not working so compressor wasn't shutting off thanx

  • las_office May 11, 2010

    U line Model 95 icemaker

  • steve
    steve May 11, 2010

    We are almost there.

    U-line has a model number B1-98 and a model number B198.

    Please clarify your number.

    Thank you.

  • steve
    steve May 11, 2010

    With a model number I can help you.

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It is possibly your havester thermostat which is faulty or the sensor bulb not positioned correctly on the evaporator tubing. The other common thing is of course the defrost timer which could be faulty

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