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I have an ice maker in out bar that is constantly running…

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I have an ice maker in out bar that is constantly running and draining our RO water supply.

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Jena-Air and trying to find model

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Model JIM158XBCX1 and yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

There's the model number and just curious what part is controlling the water flow

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This icemaker is a clear ice machine and will almost constantly run because to keep clear ice, the ice is constantly melting slowly. Eventually when the ice machine gets full, it'll stop making ice temporarily, but then the ice will melt more and thus the process repeats. This is just how the unit is designed and nothing you can do to resolve that. The best option is to turn the ice machine off when you don't want to actually use it. Otherwise it's a very large consumption of water and electricity.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Sorry, but not a good answer. I'm thinking it's the water inlet control valve. We have a commercial RO system and should not be draining it. Looking for a solid answer.

The water inlet valve failing would cause water to just keep pouring into the ice machine. If that were the case, it would overflow and all the ice would melt and the icemaker couldn't make ice anymore. Unless the icemaker is constantly overfilling and ice is melting faster than it is being produced, the valve is NOT your problem. What I said before is 100% accurate.

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