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Icemaker has always been slow. It produces ice, just a couple or 3 times a day. We have to keep our old fridge running just to get enough ice... Cubes are full size, freezer is 0 degrees, not much opening/closing.

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  • Fred Hartrick
    Fred Hartrick May 28, 2011

    Thanks- None of your suggestions have helped...

    I mentioned it is producing full-size, normal cubes, just at a very slow rate. So I doubt it's a bad valve or any of the others that would stop ice production completely, or result in hollow cubes.



    Temp is about -2 degrees. Water filler is new- and again, the cubes are full- size when they are finally produced.



    Is there a thermostat involved to tell the ice maker when the cubes are frozen? If so maybe it's requiring too low a temperature?

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Hi,
The main reason behind an icemaker to make ice slow is the freezer temperature. It needs to be below 10 degrees. Also check the water inlet valve. Water is controlled by a timer and if its obstructed or slow filling, it will not make ice. You could also have a bad motor, defrost heater, or sensor. If these items fail, it usually won't make any ice. Check to be sure the electric plug from the ice maker is plugged in and check the water flow. However if it is filling up with water or if it just has a small amount in the cube maker. If it's making some ice, it's probably not a defrost problem. Check the voltage to the fill valve. Also replace the freezer's water filter, as clogged filters block water flow. Set the ice maker arm to "Off," and then twist the hanging filter cup counterclockwise to remove it. Rinse the cup under running water and discard the old filter cartridge inside. Slide a new filter cartridge into the cup and reinstall the cup assembly in the freezer.

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