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Not making Ice

My FIm70 does not produce ice sounds(makes a buzzing noise) like compressor is coming on but fan does not turn. both fuses in control box ok

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Are you getting any heat from the condenser? Sounds like the buzzing is the compressor failing to pump.

Posted on Apr 26, 2014


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Dennis Boxerman

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SOURCE: I have the franklin chef FIM70 ice maker and it
Start by checking out this manual on your machine. After that, get back to me and we can go from there.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009


Raz Mataz

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SOURCE: Our FIM90 will not make ice

Is your circulating fan working?
Sometimes they stick and need a shot of WD 40 and then work
it back and forth a little until it wants to take off again. Keep me informed
and PLEASE give a Thumbs Up for the effort. The Raz Shack

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

Joe Hogan

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SOURCE: I have 3 FIM70 ice

Hello. The symptoms you describe indicate that an interior cleaning is in order:

The ice storage bin should be sanitized occasionally. Clean the bin before the ice maker is

used for the first time and reused after stopping for an extended period of time. It is

usually convenient to sanitize the bin after the ice making system has been cleaned and

the storage bin is empty.

1. Disconnect power to the unit.

2. Open the door and with a clean cloth, wipe down the interior with a sanitizing

solution made of 1 ounce of household bleach or chlorine and 2 gallons of hot water

(95? to 115?F).

3. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. The waste water will be drained off through the

4. Reconnect power to the unit.

Here is the owner manual in case you do not have one:


Posted on Oct 14, 2010

Korede Atunrase

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SOURCE: Franklin chef ice maker fim70


Ice may jam up in an ice dam and close off the chute. Shove the ice scoop up into the chute with a fair amount of force to break up the ice dam. Chunks of ice should fall into the bin, followed by a shower of ice cubes.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011


Reynaldo Labaguis Jr.

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SOURCE: My FIM70 will not produce

Hi jerisaab,

If the unit won't produce ice, it is often caused by a bad water supply to the unit or a bad water valve on the unit. The easiest way to correct this is by disconnecting the water supply. Now if you have a strong water supply coming from the water line then replace the water valve, if not then replace the water line. You may also check if the circulating fan is working. If they stuck, use a WD 40 then work it back and forth a little.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

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