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Troubleshooting The Ice Maker's Speed

Old 03-26-17, 10:26 PM
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Troubleshooting The Ice Maker's Speed

I noticed that the icemaker in the freezer makes ice a lot slower during summer. Now, the freezer does have a thermostat. I thought that it would keep the freezer at a constant temperature based off the thermostat setting. But given that the ice making speed varies with room temperature, this thermostat must be dependent on said room temperature. Hence, bumping up the temperature during summer should keep the ice maker from being so slow.

I think.... what you think?
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I have the opposite problem.

I have a mini fridge, with a single thermostat which I think is in the refrigerator.

Since the room temperature is colder in the winter, I have to set it at the maximum cooling, and it barely keeps the freezer frozen. Then in the summer, I have to turn down the cooling (warmer thermostat) otherwise the ice cream turns to rocks.

I think the reason is that there is less cooling needed to keep the fridge cold during the winter, but it would still need to keep the freezer cold. So I have to force it to turn the compressor more frequently to cool the whole fridge/freezer.
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Most of have heat and air conditioning in our homes, so the kitchen temp varies through a fairly narrow band, regardless of the season. What changes more is the humidity, and possibly the frequency that you open the door.
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