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Check your nozzles, mine was doing that and I found that both spinners inside the nozzles had a hole in the middle. They should not have a hole in the middle, this allowed the water to shoot straight up into the ice mould, which made hollow cubes. Now it makes solid cubes, but I still have the will not fill the bin problem.

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Check around the hot gas valve for leaks/oil.

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SOURCE: scotsman icemachine m# DCE33A-1WB ice cubes are hollow

Have several of these machines here. The cube size control and the hot gas valve are common problems. I've had several that had one or the other. Generally if the cubes are forming and not harvesting the cube size control is likely the culprit. If no ice is forming then the hot gas valve may be leaking by or several of my machines have had leaks around this valve. The replacement part is not the same as the OEM part.

The charge is tricky and no access valves on this machine. Weighing in the charge is preferred.

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