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Old 14-03-2014, 19:33   #1
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Icemaker broken wonder why

I have a built in Mermaid icemaker, which has been working well. I have an auxiliary fan mounted in the cabinet which keeps it running cool and I keep the condenser clean.
I went to get ice today and most of the ice in the bin was melted and the unit was not cold. So I turned off the icemaker and checked that nothing was falling off and that it had power.
When I turn the unit on, the compressor starts up, then after about 2 seconds, it shudders and turns off. After a time delay, this repeats. This just started today. So, the icemaker does not get cold any more.
I have another icemaker on the same circuit that runs just fine.
What is the problem?
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Old 14-03-2014, 20:24   #2
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Re: Icemaker broken wonder why

Two ice makers on the same circuit? How big is your boat and why are you posting on the Cruisers Forum?

A 2 second delay between start and stop most likely isn't a refrigerant charge problem. Most likely it is the start capacitor. You can buy multi-meters that will check them or call a repair man.
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