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Its not making ice

I'm getting plenty of water, it cycles on and of the water pump. the compessor runs. the area where the ice is to form gets cold. but there is no ice.

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Hi,
Check to make sure that the drain is not leaking and that you are not adding water continuously...the warm water entering will keep the ice from forming...
Also check the condenser coil or water exchange to make sure that the refrigeration is working properly...a dirty coil or not enough water through the heat exchanger will do that also...
Finally you may have a refrigerant leak and the coils are getting cool but not freezing...

heatman101

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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  • larryscherr Jul 28, 2010

    THE WATER IS DRAINING I HAVEN"T CHECKED THE COIL YET. WHERE ICE IS SUPPOSE TO FORM IS FREEZING BUT NO ICE IS FORMING.

  • larryscherr Jul 28, 2010

    HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THE WATER DOESN'T RUN ALL THE TIME.

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Jul 28, 2010

    Hi,

    Often times the float sticks and the water runs out the overflow....

    see if you can see the end of the pipe where the water runs to the drain and make sure that there is not water running out when the freeze cycle is going...there will be a bit of a drip.. but not a steady stream...

    The float is often on the valve where the water comes into the sump at the pump...



    heatman101

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Jul 28, 2010

    Come to think of it... the float usually comes apart easily and often there can be dirt stuck in it...this keeps it from shutting off....

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