Ice maker doesn't make much ice

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Old 04-14-13, 08:06 AM
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Ice maker doesn't make much ice

I recently purchased a Kenmore model 253.7031, french door refrigerator. This is the first fridge we have owned that had the ice maker located in the fresh food compartment. It doesn't make much ice at a time. I'm wondering if this is just the nature of this time ice maker or am I contributing to the low ice output. The water line begins at an under-sink RO filter then to an in-line filter by GE and then to the filter located in the fridge. Is it possible that the water is supplied too slowly due to all the filters. Let me say that all of the filters in the line are new and I have bled all of the air out of the line since the fridge was installed 2 weeks ago.

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Old 04-14-13, 08:59 AM
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The ice maker in a freezer is a small production unit. 10-12 cubes at a time The tray is not unlike a regular type you would fill up and place in freezer manually.
The colder your freezer is the faster it will make each batch of ice. Most units will make a batch of ice every hour or hour and a half.

The size of the ice cube tells you everything about the water delivery system. The automatic ice maker uses a timed water fill system. It only allows the water to flow for approx. 4 seconds. If you had a restriction issue in your water supply area you would have an unusually small ice cube.

Most ice makers have a lever or small screwdriver adjustable hole on the side of them where the ice size can be adjusted. This setting increases or decreases the water fill time...... which affects ice size.

My machine here takes almost two days to fill the ice bucket.

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Thanks so much for the quick response. The ice maker is located in the fresh food compartment and not in the freezer. You're correct. The little tray in there only makes a dozen cubes and they're small. However, we were just gone for a week and the ice container wasn't even half full when we returned home. My freezer is set at 0 degrees and the fresh food compartment is set at 38 degrees. I don't which one relates to the ice maker.
 
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Old 04-14-13, 09:57 AM
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I tried looking up your unit but you left an incomplete model number.

That's an interesting ice maker. The specs say it should deliver approx. 2.5 pounds of ice every 24 hours. I read thru everything I could find and it makes no mention of which thermostat controls ice maker production. I would expect it to be the freezer setting. I found no mention of adjusting cube size either.

I haven't worked on one of these yet.
 
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Thanks for the input. I know it's not putting out 2.5 pounds/24 hrs.
 
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Old 04-14-13, 10:59 AM
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I've never worked on one but believe that it is a duct from the freezer compartment that provides low temp airflow to make ice.
This would make it that the colder the freezer compartment the higher the ice output.

Here is a link to a manual.......The last four digits that are missing will give you the exact one.
 
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