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Old 03-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Bounder Ice Maker help needed

We have a 2014 Bounder and this thread has been informative so far. Our ice maker is not working. I did a search and found a year old thread in which this was discussed with 2012 35K's and that was informative but we still can't get any ice made.

The metal bail in the freezer is down, there is water in the water tank, the water pump is turned on, the valve in the supply line to the ice maker is in the on position, the refrigerator is turned on and the temperature in the freezer is 19 degrees.

Is there another supply line valve or something else that we missed?
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Are you on shore power ? The ice maker works off of 110.
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Yes, we're plugged in on shore power.
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Some of the issues I have seen:

The water line from the solenoid valve often splits and instead of piping water into the ice tray it sprays it all over the outside, this is not a good thing.

The solenoid can be bad

There is an adjustment

I have had the water path freeze up (Defrost to fix this, and keep it off for an hour or two after you finish defrosting).

And of course the blang thing may be deceased.

If it is.. I have a spare for you (All but that )@## split water line that is) I am not, however willing to ship.. Upstate SC.
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Thank you for your insight. I haven't seen anything in the manual for an adjustment, is it easy to explain? We've had a lot of issues with our refrigerator (four repair attempts so far) and fortunately it is under warranty. We're headed to Fleetwood's (Monaco's) service center in Coburg Oregon in the near future and will just have them take a look at it.
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Pull the line off and cycle the bail and see if water is pumping. You can also make a winterizing jumper wire out of an old extension cord. connect it to the solenoid and plug it in to the outlet on the back of the fridge and see if it pumps.
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One thing I'll mention is that it takes a VERY long time to make ice, especially the first time after the fridge has been off for a while. It may take up to 24 hours to see a cube.
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Thanks everyone, we'll give some of those ideas a try in the next day or two.
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Maybe the freezer is not getting cold enough? Got a thermometer?
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Maybe the freezer is not getting cold enough? Got a thermometer?
The freezer is at 19 degrees and we have had the fridge running for more than 48 hours. I haven't yet removed the hose from the solenoid. I did talk to Fleetwood though and will just wait until we get to their Coburg facility and let them handle it. The dealer has made four attempts now to fix the refrigerator doors and they still aren't fixed so Coburg is going to address that. The freezer is 19 degrees but we can't get the refrigerator below 45 degrees, so Coburg will look at that too. I might as well leave the ice maker for them as well. My hopes, after so many repair attempts, that they'll just ditch this fridge and put in a new.
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The freezer should be colder than 19 degrees; household frigs are around 0 degrees. My MH freezer registers close to zero. Your are not even in the refrigerator food safe zone of 32 to 40 degrees. If the Coburg facility cannot fix it I think I would demand a entire unit replacement.
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We've had the thermostat set to 5, the coldest setting possible and after three days the freezer is still at 20 degrees and the refrigerator at 44. We've run both off shore power and gas and no change in temperatures. With all the issues we've had with it we're hoping that they just replace the darn thing.
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Setting #5

The number setting does not seem alter the set point of the refrigerator, it only alters the heat going to the boiler, once the refer reaches it's set point the power/gas stops. If you want to make it colder move the thermistor higher up on the fin. Or you could apply the zero cost Muddypaws Mod and have a really cold freezer. I run mine on setting #3. It just seems to run best at that setting. Search for 'Muddypaws Mod' on this site.

Prior to doing the mod my refer would barely stay in the 40's and now it stays just barely above freezing, right where I like it. My freezer is consistantly at -10 to -19 and more importantly - ice cream is as hard as a rock!

The thermistor is the little black 'do-hicky' with two wires that's clipped onto the cooling fin in the refer box.

Good Luck with it!
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