I have had nothing but buyer's remorse since buying this fridge in 2009 at THD. It's pretty, but just about everything you can think of from a functional/practical standpoint is an overwhelming frustration. If it weren't that the wife likes how it looks so much, I'd have returned it on the second day. But, I digress.
My biggest pet peeve, is that to fill a small cup with ice takes long enough that you almost need to pull up a chair while you wait. I had a service guy out once for an unrelated issue, and he commented that all the in-door ice makers have this issue. He said it was because the 'drop distance' from the maker to the tray is so short, the ice cubes don't break apart and get stuck in the chute.
There are three ice cube sizes (S, M, L) - but even the smallest setting still ends up producing a string of 6 or so cubes in one strip that don't break apart.
Today, on a whim, I closed the water fill valve (on the wall hookup behind the fridge) by about 90%. While the water fill rate through the door is now all but useless, the ice cubes are about 1/2 their normal size, and come out of the tray as individual cubes. It's like heaven.
There are no (obvious) adjustment screws or knobs on the maker - so I imagine that dropping the fill rate or amount though some built-in mechanism is likely not possible. I did find the two-valve solenoid in the freezer door, so I could install a restrictor valve at the output of just the ice maker supply line. But before I do that, I figured I'd ask here if anyone knows of a more practical way to reduce the amount of water added to the ice tray.
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