Question about U-Line Icemaker
This freezes and the ice keeps building-up but never releases the ice into the bin. I have cleaned the unit. It is level.
I have the same problem. I tested the solenoid that operates the hot gas bypass valve and it worked fine. Based on the service manual I found on the web, I figured it had a bad hot gas bypass valve, which requires removing the refrigerant. I took it in for service and the tech said it was a bad control board. He determined that by disconnecting a wire from the Ice cube size control. Once disconnected, the machine readily fills up with ice like it's supposed to, but the ice is too thin to be any good. They charge 240.00 to replace the board so I told them to go for it.
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
My CLR2060 has the same problem. I troubleshot it by checking the thermistor first. At room temp the Ohms were about 13. I placed the thermistor in my deep freezer and watched the ohms climb to about 70. So, the thermistor is ok. Next I unplugged the hot gas solenoid valve and tested the resistance, it was open - 0 ohms. I applied 120v/ac to the solenoid but heard no clicking or indication of a plunger working. The sealed hot gas valve must be stuck inside. I'm going to attempt to free the inside plunger by vibration - using an electric etching tool. I'll fasten it and leave it on for a while and see if the plunger frees up. If not, then I'll probably take the unit to a shop and have the valve assembly replaced. I will keep the old parts, just in case they can be reconditioned.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
7/1/08 I had the same problem and the service guy fixed it by replacing the hot gas flow back solenoid as mentioned above. I think it cost about $280.00 to fix. My unit is about 6 years old. Yesterday or about 4 months after the solenoid went out it quit again. The service guy says it is the control board. $168.00 for the board plus labor. He had to special order the board and it will be here in a couple of days. Hope it works again. Other than these issues we think it's a great icemaker and it works 24/7.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
You might try adjusting the “ice thickness” setting on the control board or you cold have a defective hot gas flow back solenoid. When the machine goes into harvest mode this solenoid activates and allows hot refrigerant gas to flow backwards in the system and melts the ice off the grid and then it falls into the bin.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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