I've had a terrible experience with my ice maker-- are you ready,?? I have a Dometic that worked very sparingly and I just kept cranking it up to a higher setting to get more water. Well one day I noticed water below the fridge. By this time the floor ( oak laminate) was "swelling"-- ugh. I ordered a new tubing kit-- I'm up in Maine now, and when it comes, I pull the fridge. When I pulled the old tubing harness off I had to cut away the black electrical tape that encloses the tubing and the "heater element". About 10" above the electric selonid fill valve, deeply enclosed in the tape, the tubing had crystalized and cracked/broke for about 8". I replaced the entire tubing package, but I removed the 3 amp fuse so it will never repeat itself. I purchased the motor home at 4 years of age and it apparently was in a cold environement for an extended period of time. The good ole boy who sold it to me lived in South Dakota and he swore to me he was in Mission, Texas every winter-- no snow, cold weather, etc. The thermostat is set to kick in at 32F and below and Warm the water valve and the fill line. I now shut off the supply and drain the fill line and valve-- and guess what-- we don't have to defrost the fridge every two weeks anymore. I just buy a bag of ice and fill the hopper, when needed. It's a heck of a lot cheaper than redoing the entire floor area-- and the matching locking, laminate is no longer available. I've patched it up with a close, similar looking material and put a rug over it.
2002 37' gas Mountain Air
2006 Chevy Malibu
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire, 37', 3778, W-22, 8.1 Vortac, Ultra Power upgrade, CAI (cold air intake), Taylor wires, colder plugs, Koni shocks.