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#1 geraldlanc

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:30 PM

My U-Line stand alone ice maker is 12 years old and has stopped working.  New ones are really pricey, so would it be worth spending money on this one to get it working again, or is it just too old ?  It will cost $59 just to have a tech look at it and then add in the shop labor rate and cost of parts.  Anyone have any experience with these units?

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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

Gerald,

 

What is not working:  Is it is not cooling? Not filling with water? Issues with the the ice mold?


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#3 ticat900

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Walmart had a great icemaker on sale at xmas for $110.00. You can't beat it. It works fantastic. Makes ice like crazy and different size cubes etc


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#4 geraldlanc

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:17 PM

The ice maker when turned on, trips the breaker immediately.  I tried it on other outlets with the same result.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:29 PM

Could be as simple as a mold heater, and that shouldn't be that expensive to have repaired. I have one of those icemakers from Target, probably same brand ticat suggested. It works great, but you have to add water to manually, not complicated at all. If it were I though, I would have the tech assess the U-line, I have seen those things last for years.

Good luck,
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#6 wolfe10

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:56 AM

If it is the cooling unit that is overloading the breaker, buy a new one.  I like the quality of the Uline and will pay more for it.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

Brett, I agree with you, if it is the cooling unit, by all means replace the whole unit. I would still have a qualified tech assess the unit before tossing it. We had three U-lines, one was tossed at twenty eight years, second, at 29 years, and third is still going at 32. They all had to have some periodic maintenance, but like a fine watch, will still keeping on ticking for a long time.

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#8 JohnQFWB

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

From my Safari Yahoo Website -- U-Line Compressor Ice-Maker Compressor

 

It is a replacement ice-maker compressor.  The original U-Line was an R12 Gas model and is no longer available. The new compressor assembly is available from Air & Water, Inc., at $369.  The unit is model A1-500SS.  Phone 1.800.734-0405 or 714.421.4328.  FAX 714.200.0665.  Their address is 100 South Linwood Ave., Building B, Santa Ana, CA 92705.  One has to shave off approximately 1/4" on one of the vertical frames.


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