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Old 11-17-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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1999 Pacer Icemaker problems

I have a 99 Pacer The icemaker stopped filling-I can hear the timer running but never any cubes.
I took the outside access panel off and found the feeder tube from the soleniod to the unit had dried up and cracked bad.
Has anyone had this tube replaced? Can it even be done without removing the refr?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Nope, I have the same problem and could find no way to replace line without removing fridge. You can bet I will NOT put a replacement line back in the same place as the heat dries out the polyethelene really bad.

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I pulled my Fridge and replaced the plastic hose with copper. Our coach has a heater wire wrapped around the hose to keep it from freezing, it sure ruined the hose over the years. Im sure it was not part of the Fridge but added by National. I have seen some newer Coaches and 5ers with a vent on both the top and bottom of the Fridge box and perhaps with the access from the outside top as well as the bottom it could be done with the fridge installed but mine only has a bottom removable vent and I had to pull the box into the hall to get access.

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That is a really good idea Dick. I may take a look down the back of the fridge to see if I can reach it by removing the top vent cap. GOOD IDEA!

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Here is a picture of the two vents I was talking about. The roof vent on mine has a screen to keep stuff from falling behind the fridge and it's not removeable.

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You are probably correct but I may remove the top vent just to take a look-see just in case I could get to the line from there.

I never cease to be amazed by the dumb stunts pulled by the engineers who lay out these coaches. Some 10 year olds could improve quite a bit.

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I had the same problem with mine, and I did succeed in replacing the hose.

I pulled the icemaker out, then pushed a small weight tied to a string through the hole from inside the fridge. A lil wiggling and jiggling and it eventually came out the bottom.

Then i just tied the new hose onto the string and pulled it up and thru the hole.

Used plumbers putty to seal up the hole around the new tube, and wrapped the tube with some heat tape I bought at Menards, 110 volt, just plugged it into the same outlet as the icemaker.
Without the heat tape, the water in the tube was freezing up where it entered the freezr.

I also bought a new icemaker from menards. They all seem to be the same, I did have to splice the rigs connector onto the new icemaker.
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