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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX iam happy to help you with your question today..are the cubes the same size as before ,temps seem ok in the freezer ?
The cubes do appear to be the same size or perhaps very slightly smaller. We believe the temp is ok in the freezer as our food remains frozen and the ice cream is solid.
what about cleaning the condenser?has that been done recently ?
I took off the front plate and was able to clean away the front grill a few weeks ago using my hand, but didn't have a vacuum to suck out anything that may have been behind the grill. Not sure if that was good enough or not.
it should be fine if you can feel air flow , with the temperature in the freezer , do you have any way of verifying it is in the 0/ -6 F or colder ?
I can try and find a thermometer to use in the freezer and check the temp, not sure if I have something though. I will also put my hand in front of the grill to see if I can feel air flow.
should I try lowering the freezer temp even more? Your range suggested 0 to -6. I am at -2
Of course, I have had the fridge for 5 years and it has always been set to 0 degrees. So perhaps it is the condenser cleaning
there are only a few things that would affect the ice cubes being slow ,temperature (,if it is in freezing range it will be ok) , if the valve is faulty or plugged up ,( but you verified the cubes are the same size) or the icemaker itself ..it may have a faulty thermostat internally or a bad board , you can only verify that the external causes are all ok then go with the icemaker if everything else checks out
yes , the colder the temps the faster it makes ice , i would drop it a few more deg ,and check the temps to make sure they are in range
if you feel the condenser may be plugged ? you can blow it out with compressed air , a little messy ,but it works
can you describe how to blow it out? I thought you would use a vacuum and suck it in?
if you have a strong vac ,that is recommended , if it had really bad sticky dust then blowing it out works better ,but only being 5 years old ,a good vacuuming willl do it ,as long as you feel the air movement from the other side where the fan is
I will try it, thanks very much
good luck , have a nice nite
I appreciate your help, nite!