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My ice maker is making ice but it won't harvest it out of the ice cube maker

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Check for voltage between T and H; if you have 120 volts then the bi-metal (inside that ice mold thermostat) is bad. If it's good you will have 0 volts.

The thermostat is very easy to replace. Get the head off, then seperate the ice mold and frame. Replace the thermostat $24, nothing to it.
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Help! Our ice cubes are frozen but not dumping and our tray is filling up with water fitting a solid sheet of ice. Can anyone help? Thanks


Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field refrigeration technician.

It sounds like your ice maker has a bad motor module/circuit board.
It is like a control board. This module reads a temperature sensor that indicates the water is frozen and ready for harvesting the ice cubes. Then it turns on a electric heater under the ice cube mold, then turns on the motor to harvest the ice cubes. After the ice cubes are harvested, it opens the water supply solenoid valve to fill the mold with water. The ice maker needs to be replaced.

Feb 27, 2016 | Liebherr Refrigerators

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I have to press the reset button to get the ice maker to release the ice.


Hello Christine;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician, living in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
You have not provided a model number so I will address the basics of a ice maker. There are many different kinds.

Not many ice makers have reset buttons. If you have a ice maker with a red reset button in the front you probably have a plastic flex mold. Your ice maker like many others has a control module assembly at the front. This module is actually a computer with a circuit board and a motor. The module tells the ice maker solenoid valve to open and fill the mold with water and what volume of water. Then the temperature sensor tells the control module that the ice cubes are frozen. The module turns on the motor to harvest and flex the mold.

Under your ice maker mold has a white wire beneath it. This is the temperature sensor. Your temperature sensor has failed. This is an solid state part of your ice maker and not replaceable. The ice maker that you have is not repairable. Some ice makers are repairable, but not yours.

When you push the restart button you are forcing your ice maker motor to turn on and harvest the ice cubes.

Normally you should get 8-10 ice cube harvest within a 24 hour period.

Nov 23, 2014 | Refrigerators

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Scotsman cm250ae nice cubes are made no harvest. make up water not working.


no harvest? Or on harvest? Nice cubes made? Please elaborate fault you want to find out about

Oct 01, 2014 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Ice maker is not going to harvest mode.

a) Either Ice maker is faulty. Change Ice maker.

b) Before that make sure that freezer compartment has reached minimum temparature for the ice maker to function properly. Normally it is - 11 c or lower. You have a freezer temperature like -18c and not harvesting then problem is on icemaker. Sometime you can pull the power out from ice maker unit and plug back after couple of minutes to reset the ice maker unit control board. It might work again.

Sep 04, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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How to get ice going


First is the machine making ice ? If it is making ice is it thick enough so the water comes in contact with the ice thickness probe. This has to happen so the machine will know it needs to go into a harvest. You should not have to fores it into a harvest it should be doing it on it on. There is a harvest button on the CM3 controller but when you push it its going into a harvest and when it finishes the harvest it will shut the machine OFF. I really need more info. What is it doing or not doing?

Mar 19, 2014 | Scotsman Ice Maker CM3 30inW Cubed Ice...

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Sce170a-1a wont harvest


This machine has a cube size control. Which tells the machine when to go into a harvest. there is a harvest switch did you try to force it into a harvest and if you did, did it harvest. depending on ambient temperature from start of freeze cycle to harvest it should be making ice every 15 to 18 minuets and then go into a harvest. so start the ice machine and time it , run it for 18 minuets and force into a harvest. after ice drops check the ice bridge thickness. Bridge thickness should be about 3/16'' the ice dimple must not be DEEPER than 1/16". If this is good then we need to look at what is not working to harvest ice. The cube size control is a reverse - acting thermostat that controls the start of the timed freeze cycle. It must be set properly to prove the correct size cube bridge. When it is closed, an indicator light on the control board will be on. If you force it into a harvest and it harvest the ice with no problems and the ice is at the right thickness then replace the cube size control, but if dose not harvest the ice and you see the ice is at a good thickness and not to thick because if it is to thick it will freeze to every thing and will not drop. SYMPTOM. Unit freezes, but will not try to harvest. POSSIBLE CAUSE: Cube size control will not close; to check: Unplug water pump, switch unit OFF and then ON, in about 2 minutes the timed freeze light on the control board should be ON. PROBABLE FIX: If timed freeze light does not go ON, replace cube size control. SYMPTOM #2: Timed freeze light glows, but after 4 minutes unit dose not power hot gas nor purge valves Then replace control board.

Dec 15, 2013 | Scotsman Ice Maker CM3 30inW Cubed Ice...

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Scotsman cme1356 stays in harvest too long


First make sure the machine is clean and sanitized. Also make sure the harvest assist plunger is engaging. Is the hot gas valve opening up? is the pump running water over evap plate.

Aug 09, 2013 | Scotsman Ice Maker CM3 30inW Cubed Ice...

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Ge profile PFSF6PKXEWW AFTER POWER OUTAGE ICE MAKER DOESMN'T WORK


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If the ice maker is not filling with water after dropping the last harvest of ice cubes it will indicate a defective WR57X10091 Water Inlet Valve If you would like to try self diagnostics on your model click HERE and go to page 78, I will be here should you have questions, Thanks Sea Breeze

Jun 12, 2013 | Refrigerators

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English instructions for saivod fhs186 ice maker


DO THE BASICS:
Change the water filter
Add ice machine cleaner and go by the directions.
What should be kept clean?
There are 5 things to keep clean:
1. The outside cabinet & door.
2. The ice storage bin.
3. The condenser.
4. The ice making system.
5. The ice scoop.
The ice storage bin should be sanitized
occasionally. It is usually convenient to sanitize the
bin after the ice making system has been cleaned,
and the storage bin is empty.
A sanitizing solution can be made of 1 ounce of
household bleach and two gallons of hot (950F. -
1150F.) water. Use a clean cloth and wipe the
interior of the ice storage bin with the sanitizing
solution, pour some of the solution down the drain.
Allow to air dry.

How to clean the condenser.
The condenser is like the radiator on a car, it has
fins and tubes that can become clogged. To clean:
1. Remove the kickplate.
2. Locate the condenser surface.
3. Vacuum the surface, removing all dust and lint.
Caution: Do not dent the fins.
4. Replace the kickplate.
Winterizing
1. Clean the machine as explained on the next
page.
2. Turn off the water supply.
3. Drain the water reservoir. See page 24, Spray
Pump Repair and follow the instructions to remove
the pump hose (step 2, bottom hose only).
4. Disconnect the incoming water line at the inlet
water valve.
5Remove control box cover and turn the timer
into the harvest cycle.
6. With the machine operating, blow air through
the inlet water valve; a tire pump could do the job.
7. Drain pump models should have about 1¤2 gallon
of RV antifreeze (propylene glycol) poured into the
ice storage bin drain.
Note: Automotive antifreeze must NOT be used.
8. Replace control box cover. Switch off and
unplug the machine.

CUBE ADJUSTMENTS
There are three items that may be adjusted: Cube
Size, Harvest Time, and Bin Level. Note: Cube
Size and Harvest Time adjustments should only be
done by a qualified service person.
Cube size control.
The cube size control should only be adjusted to
bring the cubes to the correct shape, the overall
size cannot be adjusted. Try to adjust the cube
size control when the ice machine is in the harvest
cycle, or in the first 10 minutes of the freeze cycle.
1. Open the door and remove the control box
cover.
2. Locate the cube size adjustment screw, and to
make fuller cubes, turn the screw clockwise about
1/4 turn. This will make the freezing cycle longer.
3. To shorten the freezing cycle and make cubes
that are not as full, turn the adjustment screw 1/4
turn counterclockwise.
4. After the next freezing cycle, the cubes should
have responded to the adjustment, if another
adjustment is required, do it early in the freeze
cycle.


Diagnostic Codes
Code Description
F - - - - - - - Freeze Cycle
F flashes- - - - Freeze Cycle is Pending
H - - - - - - - Harvest Cycle
H flashes- - - - Manual Harvest
b - - - - - - - Bin is Full
C - - - - - - - Clean Cycle
L - - - - - - - Board Locked
d - - - - - - - Test Mode
O - - - - - - - Off
E - - - - - - - Self Test Failed
1 flashes- - - - Max Freeze - Retrying
1 - - - - - - - Max Freeze Time Shut Down
2 flashes- - - - Max Harvest - Retrying
2 - - - - - - - Max Harvest Time Shut Down
3 - - - - - - - Slow Water Fill
4 - - - - - - - High Discharge Temp
5 - - - - - - - Sump Temp Sensor Failure
7 - - - - - - - Discharge Temp Sensor Failure
8 flashes - - - Short Freeze - Retrying
8 - - - - - - - Short Freeze - Thin ice
All 4 Upper Lights Flashing - Unit Remotely Locked Out

Jul 14, 2010 | Scotsman Ice Maker CM3 30inW Cubed Ice...

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My scotman model sce170a1a.goes into harvest to


That has to be a faulty control wouldn't you think?
The cube size control should only be adjusted to
bring the cubes to the correct shape, the overall
size cannot be adjusted. Try to adjust the cube
size control when the ice machine is in the harvest
cycle, or in the first 10 minutes of the freeze cycle.
1. Open the door and remove the control box
cover.
2. Locate the cube size adjustment screw, and to
make fuller cubes, turn the screw clockwise about
1/4 turn. This will make the freezing cycle longer.
3. To shorten the freezing cycle and make cubes
that are not as full, turn the adjustment screw 1/4
turn counterclockwise.
4. After the next freezing cycle, the cubes should
have responded to the adjustment, if another
adjustment is required, do it early in the freeze
cycle.

Feb 04, 2010 | Scotsman Ice Maker CM3 30inW Cubed Ice...

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