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Hello. A friend of mine recently bought an icemaker kit that uses this icemaker. I installed the kit and after the first batch of ice the fill tube froze up. I assumed it was a bad fill valve so I replaced it. Same problem. The kit uses a fitting that connects the fill line to the fill tube which makes a 90 degree turn in the evaporator section of the freezer. It froze up right at the turn. So I did away with the water line and fill tube that came in the kit and ran a new fill line from the fill valve directly to the icemaker. To eliminate that 90 degree turn. Which I ran inside a piece of 1/4 inch air hose to help insulate the fill line. Same problem. The fill line is still freezing up. Even on the first batch of ice he's only getting partial cubes. Is it possible the icemaker isn't sending the correct voltage to the fill valve? I don't recall seeing any test points on the front of the icemaker to cycle it in order to test for correct voltage at the fill valve. I'm at a loss.
ANSWER Hello Brain. Check the temp in the freezer and make sure it is not to cold. No lower than 0°. Also, make sure the water pressure coming to the unit is not to low and not letting the valve fully close.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, September 16, 2013