Manitowoc® Magnetic Bin Switch, For Use With: Koolaire® Ice Machines
The bin switch is also known operates by sensing the magnet on the water curtain. When the water curtain is in the closed position, the bin light should be lit on the control board. This tells the machine that the ice machine is not full and should go back to making ice. When the ice storage bin is full, the last batch of ice will slowly fall and hold the bin switch open. This lets the ice maker know that the storage bin is full and it should stop making ice, not going back into a freeze cycle. It will remain off until the bin switch is satisfied. The Kool-Aire bin switch can be an intermittent problem. The only way to test is to ohm it out and look for consistency. The Manitowoc® bin switch looks similar, but they are not interchangeable.