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My Icemaker won't keep the ice once it makes it

My ice maker makes the ice, but it keeps melting in the bin.

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What make and model of ice maker do you have?
Is the unit making ice? If so, about how much?

Most commercial bin type ice makers are not engineered to maintain the ice once it drops into the bin. Older ice is intended to melt and the water should drain out of the bin as new ice is deposited on top.

It may be that you are consuming ice at a rate greater than the unit is designed to produce ice, or that the unit is not set to the highest ice production rate (if adjustable).

Alternatively, if the inside of the bin is hot (warm) you may have another problem with the unit (e.g., gasket leak). Was the unit previously working? If so, are you aware of any events that took place just prior to the change?

Some units have a defrost or a cleaning mode, which will actually generate heat inside the unit. Make sure the unit is set to the correct mode.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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    Bob V Apr 14, 2014

    Sorry I see you did specify the type of unit. I looked at the ice maker specs. the bin is only insulated, it is not refrigerated. The ice is suppose to melt down as new ice is made. See link:

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    Bob V Apr 14, 2014

    Add a Commenthttp://www.air-n-water.com/product/qm30.htm?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=comparisonshopping&utm_term=Manitowoc&utm_campaign=Ice%20Maker&utm_content=QM30

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    Bob V Apr 14, 2014

    Here is a link to your operating manual:

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    Bob V Apr 14, 2014

    Here is a link to your operating manual:

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    Bob V Apr 14, 2014

    http://cache.air-n-water.com/manuals/man...

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