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Making ice very slow and small

Just hooked up the water supply - the ice comes out approx. 3/4 size and it's made about 5 batches in 2 days

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Hello, have you tried replacing the water filter? You did not say how long you have had this unit? What is your water pressure? Should be a minimum of 30psi. Good Luck! Dr. Know

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Hoshisaki makes ice to slow


not sure what "too slow" is to you. Hoshi machines are designed to make more ice per batch but less batches per day. It is not unusual for a batch to take 25-35 minutes for one batch. The 1600 makes a lot of ice per batch. Look for some obvious things. If air cooled condenser, be sure it is clean. Make sure the water to the machine is not Hot water. It is not unusual to get Hot water feedback in a restaurant environment. Check for a leaking water valve. A sticking float can also cause long freeze cycles. Start with that and let me know if I can be of any further help,.

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Water and ice is not working , this is a new unit and no when i connected water line, water will not flow to ice maker and or water despensor, it sounds like its working and or trying but water will not...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
On a new unit if you did not purge the water supply line it will take quite a while before you see water in door. You have to fill the tank in the door and then you will eventually see water out the dispenser. Just hold the water in door arm depressed with a glass until you notice water coming out. It should not take more than 3 minutes of continuous actuation to see water though the door.

It can be 8 to 10 hours before you ever see any ice production and the first batch of cubes may be small. After the first batch they should be regular sized. The freezer has to reach between 14 - 16 deg F before the themostat in the ice-maker actuates the harvest cycle.

Let me know if this does not work. Please do not start taking things apart as your unit is under warranty you may VOID your warranty.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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Not making ice fast enough


Good day,
Assuming the cubes it's making are the proper size, the speed the ice maker produces ice is determined by the temperature in the freezer.
When the ice maker harvests a batch of ice, an electric heater heats up the whole ice maker.
There is a thermostat embedded in the ice maker. It must cool back down to approx. 12 degrees before making the next batch. The colder the freezer compartment, the faster the cycles.

If the cubes are too small then that is usually caused by a blockage in the water filter if your unit has one, or the water valve that feeds water to the ice maker is getting weak, or lastly the water supply to the machine has become partially restricted.

On extremely rare occasions the thermostat built into the ice maker goes out of calibration which can cause a delay in cycling and requires the ice maker to be replaced. But again, it is a very rare occurrence.

Oct 27, 2010 | Sub-Zero Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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How to make ice faster


Good day,
When an ice maker harvests a batch, the next batch will be determined by a thermostat embedded in the ice maker body.
When it resets the next harvest will occur, thus determining the frequency of harvest cycles. Thus production.
The first thing to determine is the size of the cubes. If they have become slowly undersized, it could be the water valve's diaphragm starting to swell. If that is the case, then replacing the valve is the only solution. It cannot be serviced.

The second thing is the water feed from the house. The line, and even more so the fittings can start to corrode, slowing the water flow down, producing the same effect described above.

If it has a water filter, that as well can cause this same issue.
Lastly, the temperature of the freezer has a major effect on production. You should check the freezer temperature with an accurate thermometer. It should be at, or very close to zero.
Any temperature above that will slow production.

Although rare, the thermostat in the ice maker can go out of calibration causing slow cycles. Impossible to test, it is one of your last options.

I am assuming the water pressure in the house is normal. Houses with low water pressure can have severe low ice production.

Sep 18, 2010 | Sub-Zero Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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English instructions for saivod fhs186 ice maker


DO THE BASICS:
Change the water filter
Add ice machine cleaner and go by the directions.
What should be kept clean?
There are 5 things to keep clean:
1. The outside cabinet & door.
2. The ice storage bin.
3. The condenser.
4. The ice making system.
5. The ice scoop.
The ice storage bin should be sanitized
occasionally. It is usually convenient to sanitize the
bin after the ice making system has been cleaned,
and the storage bin is empty.
A sanitizing solution can be made of 1 ounce of
household bleach and two gallons of hot (950F. -
1150F.) water. Use a clean cloth and wipe the
interior of the ice storage bin with the sanitizing
solution, pour some of the solution down the drain.
Allow to air dry.

How to clean the condenser.
The condenser is like the radiator on a car, it has
fins and tubes that can become clogged. To clean:
1. Remove the kickplate.
2. Locate the condenser surface.
3. Vacuum the surface, removing all dust and lint.
Caution: Do not dent the fins.
4. Replace the kickplate.
Winterizing
1. Clean the machine as explained on the next
page.
2. Turn off the water supply.
3. Drain the water reservoir. See page 24, Spray
Pump Repair and follow the instructions to remove
the pump hose (step 2, bottom hose only).
4. Disconnect the incoming water line at the inlet
water valve.
5Remove control box cover and turn the timer
into the harvest cycle.
6. With the machine operating, blow air through
the inlet water valve; a tire pump could do the job.
7. Drain pump models should have about 1¤2 gallon
of RV antifreeze (propylene glycol) poured into the
ice storage bin drain.
Note: Automotive antifreeze must NOT be used.
8. Replace control box cover. Switch off and
unplug the machine.

CUBE ADJUSTMENTS
There are three items that may be adjusted: Cube
Size, Harvest Time, and Bin Level. Note: Cube
Size and Harvest Time adjustments should only be
done by a qualified service person.
Cube size control.
The cube size control should only be adjusted to
bring the cubes to the correct shape, the overall
size cannot be adjusted. Try to adjust the cube
size control when the ice machine is in the harvest
cycle, or in the first 10 minutes of the freeze cycle.
1. Open the door and remove the control box
cover.
2. Locate the cube size adjustment screw, and to
make fuller cubes, turn the screw clockwise about
1/4 turn. This will make the freezing cycle longer.
3. To shorten the freezing cycle and make cubes
that are not as full, turn the adjustment screw 1/4
turn counterclockwise.
4. After the next freezing cycle, the cubes should
have responded to the adjustment, if another
adjustment is required, do it early in the freeze
cycle.


Diagnostic Codes
Code Description
F - - - - - - - Freeze Cycle
F flashes- - - - Freeze Cycle is Pending
H - - - - - - - Harvest Cycle
H flashes- - - - Manual Harvest
b - - - - - - - Bin is Full
C - - - - - - - Clean Cycle
L - - - - - - - Board Locked
d - - - - - - - Test Mode
O - - - - - - - Off
E - - - - - - - Self Test Failed
1 flashes- - - - Max Freeze - Retrying
1 - - - - - - - Max Freeze Time Shut Down
2 flashes- - - - Max Harvest - Retrying
2 - - - - - - - Max Harvest Time Shut Down
3 - - - - - - - Slow Water Fill
4 - - - - - - - High Discharge Temp
5 - - - - - - - Sump Temp Sensor Failure
7 - - - - - - - Discharge Temp Sensor Failure
8 flashes - - - Short Freeze - Retrying
8 - - - - - - - Short Freeze - Thin ice
All 4 Upper Lights Flashing - Unit Remotely Locked Out

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I have a whirlpool fridge with the freezer on top. The ice maker is not making ice quickly. How can I fix this?


Good day,
As a general rule refrigerator ice makers don't really make ice cubes very fast.
Things that could increase the production are.
1. Set the freezer to a colder setting. That control is usually on a whirlpool is called an air control.
2. Setting the refrigerator control colder, while also help since setting it to a colder setting will actually make both compartments colder.
3. The ice maker produces ice when it's internal thermostat reaches approx. 14 degrees.
You have no control of that function.
4. If the cubes are on the small side, the water valve on the back bottom of the machine may need to be replaced.
5. Along that same line, the water supply line from the house and it's fittings could be starting to restrict, not supplying enough water pressure.
The line, unless plastic, and the valve would need either be removed and cleaned or replaced with new.

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No ice is being made, but the unit is on and water is hooked-up.


Depending on the model you have. Your unit will run until the thermostat is satisfied. The it calls for water. Then the next batch will have ice.If its a clear ice then the unit should start to make ice right away. However it will take 5 cycles to get the ice the right size. What model is it?

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Ice-cream maker doesn't fit together


Do a 1/2 to 2/3 batch. Put a book and a soup can on top of the mixing arm to keep it down.

The machine does make wonderful Ice cream, however it is noisy and fiddly. Do not try the full batch as it just doesn't work. I find doing 2 half size batches works best. Also find a spare room to run the noisy beast in.

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Kenmore frig ice machine doesn't make cube ice


Normally, the ice "cubes" are crescent shaped. The most likely cause for "crushed" ice is that the ice maker isn't getting enough water on its refill cycle after ejecting the tray. Becuase there isn't enough water, the ice looks crushed...it's actually shattered.

Check the water inlet and chute to the ice maker. Sometimes they freeze and have to be manually defrosted. A hair dryer will do the trick. Also check the water chute and be sure it isn't partially frozen.

Start there...if no luck you could also have a failing water filter or sticky water solenoid valve.

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Whirlpool gold moder GC5SHEXN503 side by side-ice maker not producing ice anymore--water dispenser works fine--laser lites seem ok---no ice jam--no water filling ice molds


Put some water in the ice maker and see if it will kick a batch out. If it does make a batch but does not make any more then replace the water valve. NOTE: the water valve is a dual purpose valve that supplys water in the door and supplys the ice maker. If the ice maker does not kick out a batch then something is wrong with the ice maker.One easy component to replace is the ice mold thermostat.

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