Need HELP.....my BI98 failed off recently I went to get some ice out for a soda this afternoon and noticeds its all thawed out....began soaking up the dripping water with towels and took the front grill off and noticed it was not running at all so turned the power switch off pulled the unit out to make sure it was not just a lost of power from my outlet...sadly it was not a loss of power the icemaker was not running...any suggestions on what I should check first...I have had this machine from new since 1999 with not a problem until now. Larry firstname.lastname@example.org
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follow this test. and fix it. use the multimeter.God bless you
If the ice cubes have watery or hollow centers, the icemaker is
getting too little water. Alternately, excess water or ice in the bin is
caused by too much water. Turn the water supply screw to adjust. If
adjustment does not remedy the problem, you may need to service the
water inlet valve (see below).
If you suspect trouble with the motor or switcy in an icemaker, use a multimeter to test the component.
If the motor or switches test faulty, replace either the bad components
or the entire module. If not, you may only need to replace the
thermostat (see below)
Not all U-lines have alumalastic under their icemaker. What model do you have? Alumalastic will come with the icemaker with directions on how to put it on. It's a caulking material that is spread under the icemaker to cover the heater and sensor tube. If you remove your icemaker you should see it if it needs it.
If the compressor and fan are both running and no cool then you have a sealed system issue. If you just replaced the icemaker assembly and it freezes but doesnt dump then you might have the wrong icemaker or a bad thermostat.
The mechanical parts of those models is the same as a BI 95 or BI98. If your looking for the faceplate that would be part number 150. This includes the timer motor,gears,water switch, and hold switch. You can order this thru a parts distributor. Appliance Parts Depot or All Brand Parts should be able to help. If you want to replace the complete icemaker assemly that part number is 402
Possible cause of this is. 1st the heater is out. 2nd the motor in the icemaker has a dead spot. If heater then the complete icemaker should be replaced. If motor I would replace the faceplate.Part #150 Should be around $55 for part. You can find parts by visiting u-line at www.u-line.com and under customer service you will see parts locator.
The cyle is stuck in the midway section. Unpluh the water supply to ice maker anf see if it will return to the fitst stage, If not we will need to look into the ice maker to see if one of the contacts is stuck. Is this a new ice maker and desighned for your refrigeratorr? Sea Breeze
If you clean the machine (consult your owners manual on how to do this) this will take care of your problem. Cleaning it is more than just wiping it out. There is cleaner that you must use. U-Line uses a powdered cleaner that you can purchase on line.
THERE IS A SOLONIOD VALVE WHERE YOU CONNECT THE WATER SUPPLY. IN IT IS A FINE SCREEN THAT MAY BE STOPPED UP OR THE VALVE MAY BE BAD. ALSO TAKE THE COVER OFF THE ICEMAKER AND LOOK FOR A CAME WITH A SLOT IN IT. TAKE A SCREWDRIVER AND SLOWELY TURN TO THE RIGHT ( I THINK) AND SEE IF YOU HEAR THE VALVE COME ON AND WATER COMING INTO THE ICEMAKER.
Take off the back panel, the water line plugs in from the back. The icemaker has mounting screws, but there's a thermal mastic that kind of glues it to the evaporator. You don;t need to remove the icemaker to change the water line, I would put the screws back in and leave it. Don't force the icemaker from the evaporator, it might damage the evaporator.