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The ice maker doesnt make ice and the vacuum condenser warning always is on. even when I turn off and on and vacuum

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Your unit may still be under warranty- the following blog has the warranty lengths (in years):
http://applianceguru.com/forum1/16671.html
Here is a general ice-making troubleshooting guide that may help you:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3876071-ice_maker_problems_ice_maker
Here's what a tech on applianceguru.com says about the vacuum condenser problem:

The vaccuum condensor light just means one or more compressor in the unit has excessive run time, you need to have this unit checked, your compressor(s) are running too long for some reason so might be a sealed systen problem developing.

Read more: Subzero says vacuum condenser - The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum - Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help - ApplianceGuru.com: The Samurai Appliance Repair Forums http://applianceguru.com/forum1/2410.html#ixzz14kiAdO9r
Get appliance parts at http://parts.fixitnow.com Since you have a sealed system, a tech will have to come check it out and troubleshoot it. Hope it's still in warranty, and good luck.

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WHAT SHOULD BE KEPT CLEAN?
There are 5 things to keep clean:
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CLEANING THE SYSTEM.

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