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I have kenmore freestanding ice machine. Water flow fine, will not cool. Can I add free on and if so where

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  • Intellectual Habitat
    Intellectual Habitat May 07, 2014

    Mod 106, 89483993. Water comes in and condenser is clean. I do not hear the condenser kick on but I am not sure how load it would be. New unit to me. Inside of unit is hot

  •  Pleazer Appliance
    Pleazer Appliance May 07, 2014

    You would be able to feel air movement at the nase of the unit, air is pulled in throught he coil and exists on the left side. This unit most likely does a 60-90 second fill then rinse, then another 60-90 sec fill, tehn commences ice making. Best to follow the questions I posed to narrow down your issue. Pleazer Appliance...

  • Intellectual Habitat
    Intellectual Habitat May 07, 2014

    I do not feel any air movement on front of machine.

  •  Pleazer Appliance
    Pleazer Appliance May 07, 2014

    If the toe kick has been removed at the bottom you can also check for a warm copper line entering the condenser coil, either top or bottom should be warm if the compressor is running, you also need to check that the water is cascading over the freeze plate after the 2 fill and rinse intervals. If the water is cascading over the freeze plate and running back down into the resevoir, but the condenser fan or compressor isn't running, than you most likely need the main control board replaced located in the ceiling box where you select the functions. Pleazer Appliance...


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You do not add freon to these units, they are sealed, no access ports installed from the manufacture. If you are actually low on freon than you have a leak and will just end up in the same place you are now. Some things to note since you have not posted a model number. Does the water come into the reservoir when you first turn it on? Does the water circulate over the freeze plate shortly after it's done filling? Is your condenser coil on the bottom behind the toe plate completely clean of dust? With the toe plate off are all of the components running, like the compressor, and fan motor after your fill time has expired? Please add a complete model number from the sticker on the unit for better advice. Pleazer Appliance...

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  • Intellectual Habitat
    Intellectual Habitat May 07, 2014

    Intellectual Habitat Mod 106, 89483993. Water comes in and condenser is clean. I do not hear the condenser kick on but I am not sure how load it would be. New unit to me. Inside of unit is hot


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