What Can Go Wrong with an Ice Maker?

Ice Maker Repair and Troubleshooting Tips

Ice Maker Problems

An ice maker can often cease to work for various reasons. Ice makers obtain their water through a water supply line which runs from the refrigerator to the water pipe, funnel, or a filter. The most common

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issues are as follows:

1. Pause feature has been enabled

2. Water line fault or setting

3. Clogged filters

4. Faulty inlet valve

5. The thermostat has been set too low

Control Arm Out of Position

Most ice makers come with a control arm which activates a pause feature when the bin is full. This control arm could have been inadvertently moved, or even have fallen off, both of which will

pause the ice maker functionality. Read your owner’s manual for any information pertaining to this pause feature and check to see if it has been disabled by mistake.

Water Line Is Off or Blocked

Every ice maker needs a water supply line. Check to see if the water supply valve is shut off or has been somehow restricted by a fastener or a bracket.

Blocked Filters

Blocked filters are a common and often a reoccurring problem when they are not maintained properly. Read your owner’s manual to find the filter and check for any debris.

Ice Maker Not Creating any Ice

When you have made sure all of the above-listed items are not the culprits, you could have a frozen water line. Should this be the case, you need to unplug the refrigerator and switch the water supply line off. After which defrost the line using a hairdryer. Please note, remember to keep the hair dryer away from the water source in order to avoid electrical shocks.

Once you have done this, restore the power and turn the water line back on. You should, in theory, be able to hear the water running into the ice maker once everything has

been thawed out. If you do not hear any water running or if the water is discolored, then you will need to call in a professional

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technician for more help. If you are having problems with your ice maker, then call Cibolo Johnny's Dryer & Appliance Repair in Marion, TX now at (210) 771-3451.

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