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Clr2060 water freezes but it never dumps the ice.

This freezes and the ice keeps building-up but never releases the ice into the bin. I have cleaned the unit. It is level.

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  • cantz Jun 07, 2008

    I have the same problem on my U-Line CLR-60.. the ice keeps getting thicker and thicker and never releases from the grid. Tech support suggested cleaning the unit with their factory recommended cleaning agent. They also suggested cleaning the condenser coils. I tried those suggestions with no success.



    Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    i have the CLR60 and the water freezes on the metal and does not dump ice?

  • k5fc Jun 10, 2008

    i have a CLR60 and water freezes and does not dump ice.

    unit is clean. can the control board be bad?

    if so does anyone do a swap of the board?

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I have a CLR60 that's nine years old. I had the solenoid valve go bad and replaced it myself. The replacement solenoid is smaller than the original part. I asked the U-line rep and was told thatt's it's the "new" replacement. After I installed it, it worked great for about four months, then it went bad again. On inspection, you can see where the solenoid develops a crack and faults. I think it's getting too hot. Anyway, I keep replacing the solenoid about every four months at $30 each. Other than that, it works fine. I'm suspecting the actual valve itself is sticking. U-line hasn't offered much advice. Repair would necessitate a refrigerant removal. $$$

  • ncorn Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same machine, and same problem. Can't even get a repair man to come out. Don't want to pull it out to take anywhere. Every few days, the ice freezes on the grid and won't release.

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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.

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  • joesteinerii Jun 30, 2011

    I have the same unit, with the same problem, for the third time. It happened first about two years ago, when the machine was 5 years old. I took it in and the tech replaced the circuit board and it fixed the problem. About 9 months later it did the same thing. I took it in and the tech replaced the circuit board again to fix it. A month ago, it did it again. So I bought a circuit board online and replaced it, but it didn't fix the problem. So I took it in again. This time the tech tells me the metal grid that holds the ice has lost its coating, and the ice is not falling off. It's an expensive fix, 650.00. I'm going to have them fix it and replace the bypass valve at the same time

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • joesteinerii Jun 30, 2011

    I have the same unit, with the same problem, for the third time. It happened first about two years ago, when the machine was 5 years old. I took it in and the tech replaced the circuit board and it fixed the problem. About 9 months later it did the same thing. I took it in and the tech replaced the circuit board again to fix it. A month ago, it did it again. So I bought a circuit board online and replaced it, but it didn't fix the problem. So I took it in again. This time the tech tells me the metal grid that holds the ice has lost its coating, and the ice is not falling off. It's an expensive fix, 650.00. I'm going to have them fix it and replace the bypass valve at the same time. Decided to repair it since I already had an extra board and I'm familiar with the way it works now.

  • R L Bell Aug 18, 2013

    And where would this "ice thickness" setting be located on the circuit board? And are higher numbers thicker or thiner?

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