Hollow ice cubes from a Ice maker

This is Turtle.
Every once in a Blue Moon i will work on a ice maker in a Refrigerator and was thinking about the hollow ice cubes on the ice maker and what was the general cause. I had this trouble on my ice maker at my house about 3 or 4 years ago and someone here told me what it was and I fixed it and i have slept since then and it is starting to do it again , just a little. Can someone refresh my memory?
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Hollow ice cubes: - This is often a low water problem, the fill valve and shut off valve are bad for getting a build up inside them that slows the water pressure to the icemaker. I find it best to replace them both for this type of problem. A very LARGE problem in the last few years has been the self piercing shut off valve have been clogging up with calcium and junk! Replace the self piercing shut off valve with a drill type shut off valve. You drill a 1/4" hole into the pipe and install the shut off valve the same way you would with a self piercing valve. Sometimes the shut off valve is mounted on the bottom of the house pipe and this allows sediment and such to enter the icemaker lines and can clogg the shut off valve or fill valve, shut off should be on the top or side of the house pipe. Tired water filter can slow the fill pressure down as well.
Hope something here helps,
jeff.
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Every couple of years this happens to my ice cubes. After trial and error, I finally discovered the cause was the supply line stopping up in the fitting where the copper tubing supply line joins a galvanized pipe. The solution is to take off the supply line and flush it out good. I would imagine that any impediment in the supply line, filter, or valve would cause the cubes to be small or hollow. The ice tray is just not getting its full complement of water during the fill-up.
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this is Turtle.
i just had a brain fart when reading jeff.
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this is Turtle.
i have not changed my water filter in 3 or 4 years and can this be call the same thing ? Don't Bark i just forgot !
Slowing of the water pressure.
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Hi,
Ruff ;)
Inline water filter should be changed once a year, that is probably a good place to start!
Ruff ;)
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This is Turtle.
i changed it out and it seem to have stopped it. Thanks.
Hey is there any other cause of hollow cube that be caused by something other than slow or cutting down on the water supply ?
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Hello,
If the icemaker fill circuit failed and short filled ( bad switch, messed up printed circuit ) we could duplicate a low pressure fill ( maybe 2-4 second fills ).
Bad thermostat in the icemaker short cycling and starts the harvest before the cubes are fully developed, this usually makes a mess as it dumps 1/2 made cubes and some water.
Possibly a freezer set too cold, but this usually freezes the fill tube over ( as well as low pressure fills will freeze up the fill tube ).
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Well, some places have hard water (which make hard ice cubes) and some have soft water (which make soft, mushy ice cubes). I heard that Fullabeans, AR had "hollow water" for awhile which makes hollow ice cubes. If you get your water from a river, you might have whitewater, which makes white ice cubes.
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