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GE Opal Ice Makers: GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker EXPIRED

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Thanks Staff Member f12_26 for sharing this dealAbout GE Profile Opal OPAL01GENSS Countertop Nugget Ice Maker:
  • Refreshing nugget ice is made from compacted ice flakes and is perfect for cocktails, sodas and other beverages
  • This ice maker produces one pound of fresh ice per hour and has a large-capacity bin that holds up to 3lbs of crunchable nugget ice
  • Begin enjoying your first batch of ice in 20 minutes or less

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I'm not sure why they are still sellilng the gen1s, especially at this price, knowing how nasty the internal tank (constantly elevated temperature creating a brewing ground for bacteria) can get and how nearly impossible it is to open up the machine and clean the internal tank. the 2nd gen fixes this issue--GE has been fairly quiet about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa3Ltn8O7-8
My biggest concern is repairability. You can't! You spend this much for an icemaker and then in a year and a half when your circuit board goes out, there's NO support. You can't even pay to have it repaired. An ice machine this expensive should not be a throw away item.
I've wanted one of these machines forever, but that price tag is still way too hefty. When these machines for below $200, I will consider it, and even then I won't be jumping to buy and add another appliance to my countertop.
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11-28-2022 at 11:14 AM.
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I'm not sure why they are still sellilng the gen1s, especially at this price, knowing how nasty the internal tank (constantly elevated temperature creating a brewing ground for bacteria) can get and how nearly impossible it is to open up the machine and clean the internal tank. the 2nd gen fixes this issue--GE has been fairly quiet about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa3Ltn8O7-8
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11-28-2022 at 03:03 PM.
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My biggest concern is repairability. You can't! You spend this much for an icemaker and then in a year and a half when your circuit board goes out, there's NO support. You can't even pay to have it repaired. An ice machine this expensive should not be a throw away item.
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11-28-2022 at 08:03 PM.
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I've wanted one of these machines forever, but that price tag is still way too hefty. When these machines for below $200, I will consider it, and even then I won't be jumping to buy and add another appliance to my countertop.
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11-28-2022 at 11:49 PM.
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My biggest concern is repairability. You can't! You spend this much for an icemaker and then in a year and a half when your circuit board goes out, there's NO support. You can't even pay to have it repaired. An ice machine this expensive should not be a throw away item.
This is a growing problem with all sorts of devices. Even ones costing thousands of dollars. One day after your warranty expires, if it breaks you have to throw it away.
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11-29-2022 at 02:12 PM.
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We bought our 1.0 maker about 5yrs ago. It worked great till about 6mo ago. The bearings in the fan were locking up and causing the fan to run slow and the maker to fail. I replaced the fan, as it is just a regular PC cooling fan. It was anything but easy to replace. Later I found a really good deal on the 2.0. The 2.0 is improved in almost every way, including repairability. 2.0 does NOT make ice any faster though. I check and they're the same speed. For me, the 1.0 would have to be at least $200 less than the 2.0 to even consider it.
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Agree with what everyone else is saying- get the 2.0. Loved our 1.0 until it died, we did find the right service department contact to have it repaired under the extended warranty- but we were told once fixed all the "smart" features (connectivity and scheduling) would be disabled.

The 2.0 is an improvement in every way (except the slightly smaller tank).
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11-30-2022 at 04:27 AM.
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Another vote for 2.0. Bought it at Costco knowing I can return it anytime. To many issues with 1.0.
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11-30-2022 at 10:47 AM.
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I had an early one of these. Was a complete piece of junk. Hopefully the new one is better.

Still though, I would love to have one of these that makes the large orb cube instead of this style. I don't think anyone makes that.
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My 1.0 is still running strong after a number of years, although I have a friend whose died after a similar long run. The sidecar is recommended - much easier to refill.
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11-30-2022 at 10:59 AM.
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Another vote for 2.0. Bought it at Costco knowing I can return it anytime. To many issues with 1.0.
How much was it at Costco, if you don't mind sharing.
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11-30-2022 at 11:01 AM.
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How much was it at Costco, if you don't mind sharing.
$500 right now. Comes with the side tank.

https://www.costco.com/ge-profile...36137.html
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11-30-2022 at 11:18 AM.
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Man, I would really want one of these but can't make myself spend $500 just for ice.
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Agree with what everyone else is saying- get the 2.0. Loved our 1.0 until it died, we did find the right service department contact to have it repaired under the extended warranty- but we were told once fixed all the "smart" features (connectivity and scheduling) would be disabled.

The 2.0 is an improvement in every way (except the slightly smaller tank).

Was the extended warranty from Allstate, Major Mayhem?
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