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Ice maker makes ice but the ice in bucket freezes together ...

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Ice maker makes ice but the ice in bucket freezes together thus not allowing ice to come out through the door.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

HiCustomer

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You need to keep the freezer cooler. What is happening is during the automatic defrost period the ice is allowed to begin melting and then when the defrost cycle is over it re freezes into a big chunk.

Another thing that can cause this is a defrost timer that is going bad. It can cause excessive defrost periods and again the ice begins to melt.

Try turning the temp down, and if that doesn't work then a repair call will be needed.

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Expert:  Edward replied 8 years ago.

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This problem can be caused if the ice maker is over filling. This will cause the ice bucket to get water in it that will freeze and stick the cubes together. This can be caused by a sticking water fill valve to the ice maker and it's control circuits. If you need additional information on this please indicate that you do.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to The Home Smithy's Post: What i get from your answer is 1)try turning the temperature down (get colder, if that doesn't work, 2)try turning the temperature down and if that doesn't work, it is probably a defective defrost mechanism.

Is that right?
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

Well just try turning the temp down once and see if that stops the problem.

What Ed has posted is a possibilty also, but there will be a frozen puddle at the bottom of the bin if this is the case. If the cubes are just stuck together then this will not be your problem. You will have a defective defrost timer.

Empty the bin this morning, and give the temp a try. Let me know if it works. You should know by tomorrow morning.