Accidentally Ruined Ice Maker

Discussion in 'Sport Yachts/Yachts' started by midexp, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    284
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    Stupidly used a screwdriver to try to break up
    Ice buildup inside my icemaker. Just barely punctured bottom of floor and a bunch of Freon started spraying out. Had no idea the thin floor had Freon underneath it. Looks like the icemaker is ruined? Just ordered a 2.5 cu in cockpit fridge from Home Depot to replace (found on thread from CSR). Don’t use a sharp object to try to break up the ice buildup.
     
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  2. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Yep. Did that to my NorCold galley freezer many years ago. Unbelievable how thin that aluminum chill plate is. Slightly thicker than tinfoil but not as thick as a Coke can!!
     
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  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    hopefully it is thicker than a modern Coke or a beer can. The new cans are so thin I’ve had them pop while unloading the cases out of the car, pop from bumping into one another in a cooler of water and ice, these cans nowadays are thinner than paper. LOL
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I've got an OEM Icerette I'm selling if the fridge doesn't work for you. The compressor is noisy, still works, would be great for parts. Bonus, I'm in Michigan.

    If I were a betting man...there's no way you're getting a dorm fridge in there. I spent two years trying to find a way around the $1k replacement before finally giving up. If you find a way to make a $160 fridge fit in that slot I am NOT qualified to run a tapemeasure :):)

    I posted my experience in the 400/410 thread.

    http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php...xpress-cruiser-official-thread.53469/page-130
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    What are you guys doing?.... kick back ...have a beer ..leave the door open and watch.... it’s the only thing on a boat you don’t have to put any effort into :)
     
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  6. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    284
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    I'm confused. You seem to state here it's impossible, but your links takes me to your very nice fridge install? The one I bought will fit except it's too deep. There's something along the top of that cavity that will not allow the fridge to go all the way back. It appears you removed that?
     
  7. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    What I linked is the $1,000+ fridge I was trying to avoid buying, but eventually did after 2 years of searching for a dorm fridge that would fit :) There are no dorm fridges that will fit our opening that I'm aware of. None I found would even get close when you measure from the gunnel.

    That ridge along the top of the cavity is the gunnel of the boat. Once you've dealt with height, depth is a problem too. The AC outlet is directly behind the fridge robbing an inch or two of space. The door latch mechanism also takes up a couple inches in front.

    I am fully prepared to eat my words here! But I'm pretty sure you just bought yourself a nice new fridge...for your garage :)
     
  8. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I should clarify - one of those tiny <1 cubic foot dorm fridges might possibly fit in that space. When I say "none that I could find" I was never considering the tiny cube style fridges. I was looking at 1.5cf and above.
     
  9. midexp

    midexp Active Member

    284
    Oct 5, 2016
    Harrison Township, Michigan Lake St.Clair
    1999 40' Sundancer
    454 merc
    Ok understand. No I can return to Home Depot.
    Ok I give. How in the hell do You remove the icemaker? There is no clearance? It looks like searay rebuilt the boat around the icemaker? How did you get yours out?
     

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