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Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« on: March 30, 2011, 09:48:56 PM »
Electrolux EW23BC71IS Refrigerator.

little or no ice... have anyone have trouble with the new 1.1 or 8.1 ice boards... the 8.0 was the worst yet...
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 10:20:54 AM »
No trouble with the 8.1 yet....  very spread out customer base though, I've only installed 3 with the 8.1.....
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 12:42:45 PM »
I got a 8.1 going into a machine tomorrow, along with some weather striping
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 06:40:54 PM »
I have yet to have the weather stripping work (that they send) I fixing to take a whole roll from the hardware store and do the entire enclosure, not just where the light shines through.  I think doing the little short section they send seems to make the rest of it push further away.
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 08:01:13 PM »
Are you getting frost build-up..
I to use a weather stripping 3m 3/8 in

8.1 has been a good board so far for  me... I did see the New 1.1 that is in the 2011 factory machines... I think it is the same as 8.1

1) software problem (upgrades to 8.1.. really 8.19)
2) air leaks from the ice box trim ( fixed with weather stripping)
3) mold heater or thermistor out of range
4) bail arm stripped gears
5) Thermistor th3 error ( out of range thermistor/ bad connection on right side of ice maker ..low voltage plug
6) damaged fingers evaporator hammered flat sealed system leak.


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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 10:08:59 PM »
Not frost, one machine that gets ice sheets in the bottom of the ice box.  I'm going to redo the weaterstripping on the entire icebox and the defrost heater (that looks more like an oven probe) on the bottom of the small evap coil.  I have seen everything except the damaged evap fingers on one machine or another, 9 machines total in my very sparce population, but only did version 8.1 on the last three (two of those were to replace version 8.0 software).
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 11:14:08 PM »
the 8.19 board will keep trying to work if it runs into a fault.. the 8.0 will stop when it comes across a fault until the ice maker is turned off at the control..

Ice sheets at the bottom of the box are likely for a spill fill of the mold caused from ice ball on the wall of the ice. the mold can not get all the way back to the fill position ... or water it misdirected from the fill funnel. 
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 11:17:14 PM »
BTW is your defrost heater open? 

the sheets of ice are signs that the defrost heat is melting the ice and refreezing?
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 09:57:34 AM »
Haven't checked the defrost heater yet, (diagnostics were good, but like I really trust them all the way?) was a thought I had after leaving the customer's, but there was no ice ball to stop the swing of the mold...  or to twist it out of the way of the funnel.....   No restrictions on the pins front or back to stop the swing...  Air leak is the only thing I can come up with as a possiblity but I would like to see some frost to confirm that!
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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 09:00:55 PM »
It is never a bad idea to check bring extra parts with you...Air leaks, That I have seen have shaggy frost on the top... Sheet ice alway comes from water spills or plugged drain (water refreezing) Let me know if you have an open defrost heater? I have not heard of one yet...

BTW have you see freezing in the back be the crispers and or installed the air scoop to keep it from freezing?
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