It is convenient to have an ice maker built directly into your refrigerator. Summers would simply not be the same without an ice-cold drink of your choice. And let’s be honest: making ice in trays by hand is a messy process and trying to store a massive bag of ice is also difficult.
If your ice maker begins to break down, there’s no need to panic. If you live in The Woodlands area, call John’s Appliance Repair.
Our team of certified technicians have years of expertise under their belt. They have the skills to deal with every make and model of ice maker.
Do You Need to Call Us?
Our customer service representatives are a warm and inviting bunch. We want to make you feel comfortable when you’re calling us. If you have a very small issue that you can repair yourself, you don’t need to call us. But we are here for you if you have any complex issues with your ice maker. Here are some common issues that an ice maker faces and what you can do to fix them.
Might Be on Pause
It may sound silly, but the machine may simply be on pause. The machine may have also paused itself after sensing that the ice bin was full. Make sure that all of these issues are solved before you give us a ring!
Check the Thermostat
In most cases, the colder the machine, the better. However, in this case, there’s a risk that the water will freeze before it can exit the filler tube. Check the owner’s manual to make sure that you have the ice maker set to the right temperature.
Most ice makers have a control arm that moves as the ice bin fills. Once the bin is full, the control arm pauses the machine. Make sure that the bin is empty and adjust the arm, if necessary.
The ice maker will not function if the water line or filter is blocked. The owner’s manual should let you know how to properly clean the line and the filter.
Malfunctioning valves are usually the culprits if the filter is clean and there aren’t any clogs in the machine. This is more our area and we can help.
Frozen Water Line
First, make sure that you unplug the ice maker and turn off the water supply. If the line is frozen, you can either let it be or use a hairdryer on a low setting. Make sure to keep the hairdryer away from any water.
If the line was frozen, then the machine should start working once the water and electricity are back on. If it doesn’t start, or if the water comes out anything but clear, then give us a call.
Low Amounts of Ice
In 95% of cases, this is due to the line beginning to freeze or it’s clogged. Try using the above tips before giving us a call.
Check that the:
- Refrigerator is on a level surface
- Lines are clear (not restricted or damaged)
- Fill Cup is aligned properly
If everything looks good, then call us. Even if it seems small, leaks can lead to bigger problems further down the line.
Give us a ring or click the “Contact” button. We can help you set up an appointment and get started on your repairs.