Is this an icemaker?


#1

Here’s a mystery device I’ve been trying to identify. Sense says there’s a 94% chance that this is a coffeemaker but I know that it’s not. It’s definitely a heating element of some kind. It peaks at about 750w and usually cycles on and off approximately 4 or 5 times within about a 10- to 15-minute period. It usually comes on in the middle of the night but not always. I’ve got gas heat so it’s not a baseboard heater or something like that. It doesn’t come on often enough to be the HVAC blower fan (and it doesn’t look like a motor anyway). I dont’ have any space heaters. It’s definitely not a coffeemaker unless a ghost is making coffee in the middle of the night.

My best guess is that this is the icemaker in my fridge, but I’m not sure what those look like.


#2

Looks like my dishwasher heating element.


#3

Hah! That’s exactly what it is! I didn’t realize the correlation with the dishwater motor that’s already been recognized but they sync up. Thanks!


#4

Nice! It’s a pretty unique heating element, different than any others I have.