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Old 05-25-2019, 02:24 AM   #1
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Greeblies in ice maker

First time using the ice maker in our 2015 Sunseeker we bought a couple years ago used and I donít know what to do. At first the cubes came out red then pink which I assume is normal from the RV antifreeze. (We had it de-winterized by the dealer.) Thatís cleared up but now tray after tray come out with specks and globs of black stuff on them. I assume (again) itís from gross build up in the lines but I donít know if thatís normal and will go away or if thereís anything I need to/can do to clean it out or sterilize it. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:11 AM   #2
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My ice maker has it's own filter which needs to be changed every 6-9 months. You might check there first.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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I can't help with the ice maker part, other than it does sound like it needs a good cleaning, from the point where the water line is connected to the source, all the way to the ice maker. But I really want to steal your word "Greeblies". I have never seen that word, but I love it. Good luck with the cleaning.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:39 PM   #4
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Are the specks and globs "in" the ice or "on" them? The ice maker tray may need a good cleansing.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:11 PM   #5
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I can't help with the ice maker part, other than it does sound like it needs a good cleaning, from the point where the water line is connected to the source, all the way to the ice maker. But I really want to steal your word "Greeblies". I have never seen that word, but I love it. Good luck with the cleaning.
its a term" Greeblies" used for layering smaller bits on to larger objects. Was used for effects in Star Wars.
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:30 PM   #6
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Half-@55ed job

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First time using the ice maker in our 2015 Sunseeker we bought a couple years ago used and I donít know what to do. At first the cubes came out red then pink which I assume is normal from the RV antifreeze. (We had it de-winterized by the dealer.) Thatís cleared up but now tray after tray come out with specks and globs of black stuff on them. I assume (again) itís from gross build up in the lines but I donít know if thatís normal and will go away or if thereís anything I need to/can do to clean it out or sterilize it. Thanks in advance for any help!
Whoever winterized/de-winterized for you did a bad job, in two ways.

1) They should have switched the water heater valves to Bypass before winterizing and left them that way until after de-winterizing. The black specks are formed in the hot water heater, from decomposition of the sacrificial anode. They should have been flushed out the water heater. Because they weren't they entered the hot and cold water system. (If you take off the aerators on the faucets, you will likely see the same black, sandy crud. You can rinse it off the aerators.)

2) During de-winterizing, they should have flushed the line to the icemaker to flush out the antifreeze instead of leaving it for you to do.

Given the current situation, you have two options:
1) Keep making ice until the crud goes away.
2) Turn off water. Disconnect line to icemaker. Turn on water and run it until clear. Turn off water, reconnect line, turn on water. (or see below)

There's also a place on most icemakers where you can insert a jumper wire and let water run until clear which is easier. See Whirlpool 'Modular' Compact Crescent-Mold Icemaker | The Appliance Clinic . You will want to put in a pan to collect water and then jumper terminals L and V.

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