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How can I keep the icemaker from clogging up on the side with caked ice
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Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
General Electric side-by-side Profile refrigerator freezer #PSS28KSHBCSS. My original question was problems installing the short shelves in the freezer door
Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 2 months ago

OK so when you say it is caked ice on the side do you mean there is ice on the side walls in the freezer or where, if you have pics of it you can upload here that would help.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No pics. The ice is stuck to the wall of the ice container. I try to knock it loose, and that works a little But there is no "defrost" that I know of to loosen the ice from the wall.
Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 2 months ago

Is the water spraying out every time the unit fill with water causing the issue?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do not see the unit filling with water so I cannot answer your question.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Please do not send any.more messages until Friday afternoon. I will.not be home until then.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I am now at homr.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Thank you!

May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information? The tag is in the refrigerator, high on a side wall or on the ceiling.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Sorry, I see it now. Are you finding just the ice on the sides of the ice bucket or are the cubes forming a block on the bottom of the ice bucket?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Not on the bottom, just on the sides. The ice may get caked when the bucket is full while we are out of town and not emptying the ice. But when we do start using it again, the ice cubes come out but the ice on the sides remain stuck and make the size of the bucket smaller.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Thank you. Are the cubes normal size, not small or hollow?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The cubes are crescent shaped and are not small or hollow.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Do you use little ice or is there a fair amount of time in between uses?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The icemaker has never produced much ice. It takes a long time to fill up the bucket. But we don't use a lot of ice, and there is a fair amount of time - mostly in the evenings for supper - that the ice is needed. My concern is that the ice on the sides of the bucket make the availability of space smaller.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

What temperature do you keep the freezer at?

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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Do you have an external thermometer you can set in the freezer to measure the temperature with after an hour with the door closed, placing it up near the ice maker?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don't see a setting for temperature. We have been out of town since Monday, and I see that the ice bucket is full right now. I have heat thermometers in the kitchen but not for ice.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

If I can get an accurate temperature of the freezer near the ice maker we can figure out what is happening with the ice maker.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I will have to get an appropriate thermometer to be able to respond to your request.
Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Thank you.

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