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LJ0036

07:39AM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 06/28/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hey Folks...

About a year an half ago when I purchased my house I bought a new fridge. I finally got around to hooking up the ice maker a few weekends ago. The fridge is a MayTag with the freezer on the top.

The icemaker is only producing ice from the first 4 or 5 cube makers. Also, some of the ice cubes are coming out hollow in the center. What would be causing this and where could I look?

At first I thought the fridge wasn't level and it wasn't. I re-leveled it and it's "perfectly" level from all angles at this point. I even "adjusted" the ice maker so the end to the back of the freezer was higher thinking it would allow the water to run to the other parts of the ice maker.

Any ideas? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks in advance...

LJ

DanO

03:32PM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** The icemaker is only producing ice from the first 4 or 5 cube makers. Also, some of the ice cubes are coming out hollow in the center. What would be causing this and where could I look? **

Hollow ice cubes are usually a sign of insufficient water fill (which might also explain why only some of the cube molds are filled).

What type of water valve did you install on the house water pipe? If a 'self piercing' saddle valve was installed, that may be the cause. Only a drill type saddle valve should be used (if not a real plumbing valve).

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Maytag+fridge

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LJ0036

03:54AM | 06/30/04
Member Since: 06/28/04
3 lifetime posts
YUP... The Piercing Valve is what I used. I bought the whole kit with the copper pipe and the valve at **********... Man...

So there is a drill type of valve? What's that about? Is it the same concept as the piercing valve? Do it produce a larger hole?

At this point I'll probably just put a regular shut off plumbing valve in.

My question now is, can I get the pressure type copper fittings or is it much better to sweat the copper for the new valve?

Thanks...

DanO

04:39PM | 07/03/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** So there is a drill type of valve? **

Yes, that is the type most refrigerator manufacturers recommend if not a regular plumbing valve.

** What's that about? Is it the same concept as the piercing valve? **

They look almost identical, the installation is slightly different.

** Do it produce a larger hole? **

Maybe *slightly* but more importantly a much cleaner one and the piercing tip is not there afterward to get in the way and contribute to blockages later on.

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Maytag+fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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