The summer would be a rough season with an ice-cold drink for you to enjoy. If your ice maker starts to go on the fritz, then you need to give Justin’s Appliance Repair of Kent a call. Whether your ice maker is built into the refrigerator or stands on its own, our team of certified technicians will be able to troubleshoot the issue. They are insured, trained and licensed.
Why is my icemaker breaking down?
The ideal temperature of an icemaker should be between zero and negative five degrees (negative eighteen degrees Celsius). Any higher and you need to get your ice maker checked out. As tempting as it may be, we don’t recommend that you do any DIY repairs. Without the proper tools or skills, you risk further damaging the machine. You also risk putting yourself in danger due to electrical hazards. Calling a professional will save you money, time and an unnecessary headache.
Common Issues an Ice Maker Might Face
Ice Maker Won’t Turn On
Ice makers come with an adjustable arm that moves as the ice bin fills. Once the ice bin is full, the arm shifts and pauses the machine. Check to make sure that the arm is in the correct position. Also, check to see if the filter or water line needs cleaning. Inadequate water flow will compromise the machine and stop the production of ice. The water inlet valve might also need cleaning.
This problem can usually be solved with a rigorous cleaning or replacing faulty parts.
Ice Maker Leaks
This is usually due to the ice maker not being on a level surface. If the supply line is damaged, then it will cause leaks and needs replacing. If adjusting the ice maker doesn’t help, then give us a call. We will be able to stop the leaks before they cause you more damage.
Ice Won’t Come Out/Looks Strange/Tastes Strange
In this case, the inlet valve, supply line or water filter need repairing or replacing. It’s also possible that something is caught in the mechanism.
If the ice maker is struggling to eject any ice, then you need to get the ejector motor, thermostat and ice mold heater checked out. These components might need servicing.
Is It Time for a Replacement?
Ice machines, with good quality water and regular maintenance, last about five years. If you’ve had your ice maker for more than five years, it’ll break down more often and you’ll need to consider a replacement. Not only will we help you choose a new ice maker, we’ll help you install it.
If your ice maker is breaking down, give us a call and we’ll help you get it back to working order.