The attached appliance model # is a Kitchen Aid standalone ice maker that is 7 years old. It stopped making ice all of a sudden. I can see water running over the chill plate and it drains through the pan water and into the water bucket. Thought I heard compressor coming on when I first power it up. I replaced the start relay and overload relay and that did not work. The compressor feels warm/hot to the touch. Is it supposed to feel warm or hot? Is there anything else this could be besides the compressor? Could it be thermostat or is there a start capacitor? Thanks, Kevin
ANSWER Hello Kevin,
If the coils are clean and the condenser fan motor is running, the unit probably has a partial sealed system restriction or an in-efficient compressor. The compressor would be cooler than room temperature if it had lost the Freon and would be too hot to touch if the sealed system were completely restricted. Hopefully it is just the condenser fan motor since this would be the cheapest fix for this complaint.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, June 20, 2013