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Clumps of ice cubes in back of ice bucket

After we changed the water line filter for the ice maker, we started seeing clumps of ice cubes in the back of the ice bucket. It appears that the rear cubes are slightly melting then refreezing. All the other cubes are fine. Any ideas?

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  • Frosty Dave Feb 24, 2008

    How odd that I saw the problem today and then got this reply to my problem! Yes, it appears that it is slightly overfilling and dripping at the rear of the unit. Is there a fix for that? Turn down water pressure?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    Ice maker make big clumps of ice and we cant us it.

    what do i do?


  • Frosty Dave Nov 29, 2008

    UPDATE- What happens is that after dumping ice, the unit drips water at the rear of the tray into the bucket. This refreezes causing clumps of ice cubes. I've "leveled" the ice maker but no improvement. So the question now is: Why does it drip water?

  • obicad Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same issue and because the ice clumps up in the rear of the unit near the helix end cap, it cause it to detached from the auger. How do I reinstall the auger to the end cap?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    The unit buzzes about every 15 min. or so followed by what sounds like an ice cube dropping, but I have no ice maker.

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Sounds like your just might not be using enough ice and they are defrosting and clumping together.figure your pulling ice from front of bucket the the backs hardly get used espescially in winter your not using as much ice. or ice maker is slightly over flilling water and dripping over rear of unit

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Feb 25, 2008

    turning down pressure wont help, but you can try loosing the screws that mount hte ice maker and tip it slightly foward(dont worry about 3rd screw under(remove it and youll get a little play) just the 2 above loosen twist and tighten

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 29, 2008

    sounds as if you fill valve is bad, not shutting all the way and allowing waer to trickle in. i would repalce the water inlet valve, located behid rear panel.( where water enters machine

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SOURCE: Clump of ice in bucket

That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

SOURCE: Ice cubes melting then refreezing in clumps

check the flap door to see if it is slightly open letting warm air in

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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