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Rairatan icerette model 85

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Rairatan icerette model 85

Postby Reelpriority » August 22nd, 2013, 10:07 pm

Any recommendations on repair or replacement of a 1999 Rairatan model 85 icemaker? It appears that the module that contains the small motor that controls the harvest of the ice may have failed. Replacement cost is $130.00 plus.
Not sure if the other components will hold up long term. New models are $1k plus.
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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Re: Rairatan icerette model 85

Postby AaHubb » August 23rd, 2013, 10:59 am

How much ice do you really need. It seems all marine/rv ice makers are pricey. One possible solution is a portable ice maker that can be stowed when not needed. Of course the cheapest is a small ice chest filled with ice from the local quick-mart.
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Re: Rairatan icerette model 85

Postby Reelpriority » August 29th, 2013, 11:24 pm

Talked to rairitan tech support. Good trouble shooting process. Narrowed down the problem to the control module board. Ordered a new board on line for $114.00. Removed old module and installed new board which has a small motor that turns the ice ejection fingers. Unit is now making 22 lbs ice/day.
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Re: Rairatan icerette model 85

Postby waybomb » August 30th, 2013, 11:28 am

It feels good to fix something, doesn't it?

Great job!

You can tell your wife you saved a thousand bucks and you'll be spending it on something for yourself.
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Re: Rairatan icerette model 85

Postby Reelpriority » September 2nd, 2013, 9:15 pm

Yep! Seems like the control module fails on these ice machines. I noticed that the previous module had a 2006 date. Looks like these modules last about six years.
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