Why do ice cubes stick and shatter in the tray...

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What about gently urging them out with kind words and a little bit of lubricant?

Quote from: The Grue on April 20, 2009, 08:26:31 PM

I have an interesting ice-related issue.  My icemaker works fine most of the time, but every once in a while gums up (usually only takes a day or two) and everything freezes inside so that the little churner in the ice maker won't spin to kick the ice cubes.  It is almost like it must melt a little and then freeze back up.  Anyone ever run into that before?  Everything in the freezer itself is nice and frozen.

I have had a similar problem with my automatic ice maker. It makes these little finger like ice cubes that then slide into a bucket. At the bottom of the bucket is the ice dispenser mechanism along with the chopping blade so I can have crushed ice or the finger sized ice cubes. About once a year the ice dispenser would get clogged and not dispense ice.

I have found that removing the bucket, washing it, and also cleaning out the surface that the bucket sits on will fix the problem.

Quote from: Jeff on April 21, 2009, 11:56:48 AM

Don't over-fill the cubes.

Could it be that simple? I usually super fill the trays to the point where they are connected at the top. I like the big blocks of ice. So filling them smaller would have an effect? Strange. Must go try this.

I think its the shape of the ice cubes. You need some custom trays.

or Tetris!

Magic touch trays. No more twisting

These look useful too

I heart the tetris.


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