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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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Emerson portable icemaker quit making ice. Fan runs, hear

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Emerson portable icemaker quit making ice. Fan runs, hear compressor. Fills with water but doesn't form ice. Water just runs back into reservoir.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be! My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

If the compressor is running and you have water but not freezing, the refrigerant has leaked out and the unit is not repairable. A sealed system repair is more than the replacement of the machine. It requires a several hours of time and the replacement parts are not made available by the manufacturer.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No leak has been seen. Where would it have leaked out?
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

It usually leaks as a gas so you would not see it but if the compressor is running and it is not cooling, it has leaked out.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well, these are junk! This is the 2nd one we bought in a little over a year. Not too happy either that I paid you $28 to tell me to toss it!
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

I understand you being upset, I would be, too. However, would you rather I told you to replace a part that you did not need instead of giving you an honest answer?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not your fault; however, won't ever buy anything Emerson again.
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

I don't blame you! I am not a fan of these types of "disposable appliances," either.

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