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Old 09-20-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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The icemaker in the left freezer compartment of our Norcold 1200 series reefer is leaking water. The leak appears to be between the control head and the ejector try where the ice cubes are made.
Anyone know if this is repairable and where to get parts? Thanks
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It's probably cheaper to replace the whole icemaker, assuming the leak is there and not in the water line that feeds it. You can order one online for around $70.

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Old 09-20-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary......I was thinking that would be the best solution but thought someone may just know an easy fix. I've heard that Norcold (et al) ice makers are the same as residential ones. Can you or anyone verify this? If this is true it would probably be less expensive to buy an ice maker for a residential unit rather than one with the Norcold name on it.
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I would do a search on ice maker -- I think I recall seeing that there is an ice maker at Lowes in the $50.00 range that will replace the one in your refrig.
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Kix ---- I did a quick search and this is what I found re the ice maker.

"Based on info I had on file, I went to Lowes and got a Whirlpool ice maker kit part #57773, model #ECKMF94. Cost was $44.95 after my 10% Veteran discount. It is identical to what I removed. It comes with icemaker, wiring harness, water valve/solenoid, water line, and tray."

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Well, howdy Dave........and thanks.
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Lowe's is where I got mine and David's information looks like the part I got. You don't need all the parts that come with it, but it's identical to the one used in our frig.

I was glad I changed mine out. Too many years of high mineral water.
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I'll try Lowe's today. Thanks guys.
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There's nothing in the icemaker itself that should leak, unless the ice tray is cracked.

It's possible it's the solenoid (in the outside access compartment) that isn't shutting off completely. The water that leaks past the solenoid will flow up the tube, drip into the tray, and cause it to overflow.

Most appliance parts stores should have replacement solenoid valves. They're cheaper and easier to replace than the whole icemaker. However, if you can't find the solenoid by itself and end up buying the whole icemaker, you may want to try just replacing the solenoid first to see if that fixes the leak. If it does, you can save the icemaker in case you need it in the future.
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Thanks for all the help guys. I replaced the icemaker today today after picking up a new one at Lowe's. Very easy to do and took about 30 minutes. Cost was $49.95 and included a new solenoid.
The old icemaker had the teflon coating worn off at the end of the tray next to the motor. And there was some mineral deposits in the tray also. Somewhere I read that when this happens and exposes the pot metal water will wick up and out of the tray. That's what it looked like was happening. We'll check for ice production in the AM.
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Kix ...I did mine last Spring with the Lowes icemaker and it cured the problem ...when the teflon wears off it does indeed seem to wick water out that end. Mine has worked great since!
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The old icemaker had the teflon coating worn off at the end of the tray next to the motor.
We had that happen to the icemaker in our former stick house. It didn't wick water out, but the ice cubes with specs of Teflon sure were unappetizing. Lowe's to the rescue.

Glad your problem is solved.
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The icemaker in the left freezer compartment of our Norcold 1200 series reefer is leaking water. The leak appears to be between the control head and the ejector try where the ice cubes are made.
Anyone know if this is repairable and where to get parts? Thanks
I just found an almost identical icemaker at Lowes for about $50. Take a look at it. I think you could probably interchange some parts.
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Lowe's is where I got mine and David's information looks like the part I got. You don't need all the parts that come with it, but it's identical to the one used in our frig.

I was glad I changed mine out. Too many years of high mineral water.
As I said in a previous quote, I bought a replacement at Lowes also. My problem wasn't leaking, but the icemaker will not dump. Also, the wiring assembly with the Lowes kit doesn't fit my Norcold. I'm thinking it may be the thermal fuse in the wiring assembly that needs to be replaced. Looks like I can get the correct wiring on EBay. Will probably try that after Thanksgiving.

Any advice, folks?
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