Ice Maker Won't Dump Ice

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Earl, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. Earl

    Earl Guest

    Monday December 20, 2004

    I have a Norge refrigerator. I love the automatic ice maker. It
    fills with water. Freezes. Then the ice tray turns over and there is
    a great clunk. I assume this is too shake the ice free.

    My problem is that frequently now the ice does not fall free.

    Are there any tricks to getting the ice cubes to release.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Surrey, British Columbia
    Earl, Dec 21, 2004
    #1
  2. Earl

    Noozer Guest

    "Earl" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Monday December 20, 2004
    >
    > I have a Norge refrigerator. I love the automatic ice maker. It
    > fills with water. Freezes. Then the ice tray turns over and there is
    > a great clunk. I assume this is too shake the ice free.
    >
    > My problem is that frequently now the ice does not fall free.
    >
    > Are there any tricks to getting the ice cubes to release.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    Icemaker in my GE fridge actually has a warmer built in. Not sure how you'd
    check it but might give you an idea of where to look.
    Noozer, Dec 21, 2004
    #2
  3. Earl wrote:
    > Monday December 20, 2004
    >
    > I have a Norge refrigerator. I love the automatic ice maker. It
    > fills with water. Freezes. Then the ice tray turns over and there

    is
    > a great clunk. I assume this is too shake the ice free.
    >
    > My problem is that frequently now the ice does not fall free.
    >
    > Are there any tricks to getting the ice cubes to release.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Surrey, British Columbia


    Hi,

    Replace the plastic tray. The tray often gets a chemical build up on
    the bottom ( this feels like rough sand paper ) and the cubes stick
    inside and will not dump out.

    http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?a-1appliance tSwkBf adflex.html
    One common style of this tray. ( since no model# was posted )

    Usually is a clip on the end, once the clip is off the cube tray will
    pull off.

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid, Dec 21, 2004
    #3
  4. Earl

    TURTLE Guest

    "Earl" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Monday December 20, 2004
    >
    > I have a Norge refrigerator. I love the automatic ice maker. It
    > fills with water. Freezes. Then the ice tray turns over and there is
    > a great clunk. I assume this is too shake the ice free.
    >
    > My problem is that frequently now the ice does not fall free.
    >
    > Are there any tricks to getting the ice cubes to release.
    >
    > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Surrey, British Columbia


    This is turtle

    Jeff nailed it and just these few words left to say. Till you replace the
    plastic tray pull it out and soak it in vinegar for about 30 minutes. Also rub
    it good with your finger with the vinegar in it. Then replace it and sometime
    you can get another week or two before it starts it again. You can fine the
    replacement trays just about everywhere and even at
    http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=3040 and it's about $18.00 or
    so.

    Now pan will work but I think it gives a taste to the cubes.

    TURTLE
    TURTLE, Dec 21, 2004
    #4
  5. Earl

    TURTLE Guest

    "JerryMouse" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Earl wrote:
    >> Monday December 20, 2004
    >>
    >> I have a Norge refrigerator. I love the automatic ice maker. It
    >> fills with water. Freezes. Then the ice tray turns over and there is
    >> a great clunk. I assume this is too shake the ice free.
    >>
    >> My problem is that frequently now the ice does not fall free.
    >>
    >> Are there any tricks to getting the ice cubes to release.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    >>
    >> Surrey, British Columbia

    >
    > The ice maker has a heater that should come on some seconds before the dump.
    > It's like a windshield defroster.
    >
    > No heating, no slight melting, no dump.


    This is Turtle.

    The ice maker he has is a Dole flip tray and has no heaters but just a ice cube
    tray that rotates and dumps the ice out.

    TURTLE
    TURTLE, Dec 22, 2004
    #5
  6. Earl

    Guest

    Great Suggestions - Thanks All

    Wednesday December 22, 2004

    Thank you for passing along the good tips. You are right about the
    "twisting tray" - that is the way it works.

    I am definitely going to use the idea about cleaning the tray. I think
    the vinegar suggestion it a good one. When I clean it I will use
    vinegar.

    Thanks again fellows. I will be back in ice again.
    , Dec 22, 2004
    #6
  7. Earl

    TURTLE Guest

    Re: Great Suggestions - Thanks All

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Wednesday December 22, 2004
    >
    > Thank you for passing along the good tips. You are right about the
    > "twisting tray" - that is the way it works.
    >
    > I am definitely going to use the idea about cleaning the tray. I think
    > the vinegar suggestion it a good one. When I clean it I will use
    > vinegar.
    >
    > Thanks again fellows. I will be back in ice again.
    >


    This is Turtle.

    The plastic tray when used over the years gets scratches in the cups and the
    scratches fill up with Calcium or sediment deposits which the scratches almost
    cover the cup and when the water freezes in the cup. the ice will attach it'self
    to the deposits and will not let go. It will let go of plastic but not the
    deposits. The vinegar will desolve the deposits to let the ice attach to the
    plastic and not the deposits. Now to clean the cups you can use any water
    deposit type clearer will work fine but I've seen vinegar seems to work best.

    TURTLE
    TURTLE, Dec 23, 2004
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