Ron C
Ron C
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Asked on Feb 22, 2012

Now that I have fixed my "hollow" ice problem with many of your help answers, I have an additional problem .

Ron CHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC3po3
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My ice maker dumps ice in the bucket but it all gets stuck together, making it almost impossible to dispense out the door. It gets stuck together. I have to pull out the big globs of ice out and throw away, so I can get the good ice dispensed. Freezer temp is 0-10 degrees. Used refrig/freezer but good ice maker... Ron
5 answers
  • 3po3
    on Feb 22, 2012

    So how quickly does this happen? In almost any freezer, ice cubes will start to stick together after a few days. If it's less than that, you may have a problem with the temperature regulation in there. Also make sure there isn't ice getting caught in the dispenser door, letting in warm air and partially melting the ice.

  • Ron C
    on Feb 22, 2012

    Happens in one day or less. the dispensor door closes after a few seconds. I've tried cutting off the ice maker (raising the gate) and that seems to help.

  • 3po3
    on Feb 22, 2012

    If isolating the ice bins helps, sounds like a temperature regulation problem in the freezer. It could be that you are wasting a lot of energy if there is a bad seal or something on this freezer. Look for rebates, etc., in your area for replacing your fridge and freezer. A new efficient fridge and freezer can save you big bucks on energy bills, and should solve this problem.

  • Some clumping together is fairly normal after a couple days of non-use....if it's just some, mix the ice around with a wooden spoon every couple of days. Check your temp on the freezer section...ideally it should be from 0 to 10 degrees. As Steve suggests, check the gaskets on the door & the outlet from the icemaker through the door to make sure they seal tight. If no issue there, check the water inlet valve. These can become clogged with debris or mold which will effect the water pressure to the ice maker. What make and model is the fridge? Most appliances are relatively easy fixes if you have an inquiring mind and some patience! Parts for most are available at Sears or Fox Appliance.

  • Ron C
    on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

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