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My icemaker makes large hunk of ice

But it wont let the ice slide down to be cut on the wire to be dumped.

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Check to see if the sensore bracket on the bottom of the freeze plate is conected. mine came loose so I turned the machine upside down and used JB weld To reconect the bracket and it has run great for the last two years. PS besure to let the machine stand upright for 24 hrs before you plug it back in
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Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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IF YOU REMOVE THE FRONT COVER OF THE ICE MAKER THERE ID A SCREW TO ADJUST THE SIZE OF THE ICE CUBES TURN IT DOWN AND YOU WILL GET SMALLER ICE CUBES ALSO SOME MODELS HAVE A OUTSIDE KNOB TO ADJUST SIZE,LET ME KNOW-MIKE

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

  • MIKE major Jun 17, 2008

    FIRST OFF MR INAPPROPRIATE THERE IS NO WIRE IN THE ICE MAKER,IT HAS A DEFROST HEATER UNDER THE ICE TRAY THAT HEATS UP AND THEN LETS THE ICE SLIDE OUT.I ASKED YOU NICELY TO LET ME KNOW SO I COULD HELP MORE BUT INSTEAD YOU LEAVE ME AN INAPPROPRIATE RATING,BUT THAT'S OK,IN LIFE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND,HAVE A NICE DAY-MIKE

  • MIKE major Jun 18, 2008

    HEY DUDE,WHY DIDNT YOU SAY IT WAS A FREE STANDING ICE MAKER? YOU MADE IT SOUND LIKE A REFRIGERATOR ICEMAKER!!!!! YOU NEED TO CHECK THE WIRE GRID CUTTER WITH A OMS METER,IF YOU DON'T GET ANY READING REPLACE.IF IT GETS A GOOD READING THEN YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE WHOLE GRID ASSEMBLY

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