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Sub-Zero Under Counter Ice Maker not making Ice

I have a 9 year old Sub-Zero under counter ice maker that is having problems making ice. I have cleaned the system thoroughly, including the freezing tray. When I turn on the ice maker the pump starts to pump water up to the freezing tray and the water runs down over it. After a short time a sheet of ice forms on the freezing tray but it never releases and slides down to the cutting tray. I have let it run for several hours and the ice never releases and gets cut. Any suggestions would be welcome since I feel like I have tried everything except replacing the freezing tray.
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  • tritontx Feb 21, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response. The model number on the tag on the inside is of the unit is 23560. The number on the Use and Car Guide is 2185887. I haven't been able to find anything on the net with this model number so I hope you can help. The timer thought would make sense. Is the time neare the pump assembly or is it under the freezing tray?

    Thanks again.

  • tritontx Feb 26, 2008

    I have an update. The Model # is 235/S.

    I don't understand the last posting so could you please clarify?

  • nascar 1 Jun 12, 2008

    water is not freezing on the freezing on the water plate,had it running for over 4 hours just maybe 1 inch ice was forming in the corner,water justed kepted running down over plate,maybe needs free-on not sure please help same model 235 thanks

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    Plz post your model several mfg. have made units for them so i can see what model you have ..But just off the top of my head you have atimer that is not letting the unit go into defrost



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