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Title: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: Matt F. on December 16, 2007, 06:00:34 PM
Well since I ran acrossed this sight trying to fix my washer I guess I will ask a question about my annoying ice maker.  For some reason my ice maker dumps the ice before it is fully frozen so I get a bunch of hollow ice cubes with the water falling into the ice bucket and making a big mess.  I end up with all the cubes stuck together.  I have tried turning the freezer up to the coldest setting with no luck.  I also called maytag and asked if there was an adjustment that can be made to the ice maker but all they could do is offer to send out a repair man.  So I thought maybe some of you experts might know a trick to fix this slush maker, thanks, Matt

Model PBB1951GRW
Title: Re: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: AJ on December 17, 2007, 06:01:26 PM
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I get a bunch of hollow ice cubes

Hollow ice cubes are a sign of low water pressure to the ice maker.
Check the water pressure to the back of the refrigerator. If you have good pressure there then I would look at replacing the water inlet valve.

Title: Re: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: Matt F. on December 20, 2007, 07:29:16 PM
I don't think it is the water pressure, because I can push the stop lever up and let the cubes sit for 24 hours and then put the lever down and the cubes are fine.  I think they are partly hollow because when they dump unfrozen water comes out of them and freezes all the cubes together.
Title: Re: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: apptech on December 20, 2007, 08:00:47 PM
I think AJ is correct.

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I think they are partly hollow because when they dump unfrozen water comes out of them and freezes all the cubes together.

I don't think this would be the case. Check your freezer temp to see how cold it is.

Your ice maker has a built in thermostat that keeps it from running if the freezer is not cold enough to freeze water.

Your freezer temp need to be between 0-5 deg. F for the ice maker to run.

If your freezer temp is ok then I would look at what AJ said.
Title: Re: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: kjagmin on December 23, 2007, 01:27:54 PM
Are you on an RO system or have some type of water softner?
Title: Re: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: Matt F. on December 28, 2007, 10:11:08 AM
I use a water softner plus I have it coming from my reverse osmosis.
Title: Re: Maytag Ice Maker PBB1951GRW not freezing ice
Post by: quality on June 04, 2013, 04:03:23 PM
i had a GE icemaker do the same thing as crazy as it sounds it was a bad inlet fill valve