A built-in ice machine makes your life 100% easier. No heavy bags of ice with no room for them, and no unnecessary fights over the ice tray and who should be filling it.
And, let’s be honest, your drink without some ice in it is just not the same!
An ice maker is a valuable addition to your household and, when it stops working as it should, it can be frustrating.
However, if you live in the Windsor area, then you are in luck. We are here to support you through any appliance repair emergency. No matter the make, model or issue, our team at Pat’s Appliance Repair has the knowledge and experience to effectively repair it.
When Should You Call Us?
Our team of technicians are warm and friendly, and they love getting to know new customers that they can potentially help. You don’t need to call us for simple repairs that you can do yourself. Below is a list of common problems that our customers have come to us with and how to solve them.
The Machine May Be on Pause
It might sound silly, but the pause button may have been pressed by accident. The ice bin may also be full. The machine will pause if it senses that the bin is full. Double-check that this is not the case before calling us in.
The natural thought is that the ice maker should be the coldest it can be. This may not be the case. You should consult the owner’s manual to see what the recommended temperature setting is for your particular appliance. If the temperature is too low, then the water risks freezing before it can be released as an ice cube.
A common feature of an ice maker is a mechanical arm that moves the bin as it fills with ice. Once the bin is full, the machine will pause the arm. Empty the ice bin and check to see that the arm is functioning correctly.
The Filter Needs Cleaning
The machine can’t function if the filter or water line are blocked. Consult the owner’s manual again for instructions on how to best clean the filter and check the status of the waterline.
This is our specialty. There may be faulty valves in the machine, especially if there are no blockages in the filter.
Frozen Water Line
A quick way to reverse this is to set a hairdryer on a low temperature and use it to heat the waterline. Before you do this, make sure that the machine and water have been turned off. Also, make sure that the waterline and the hairdryer do not come into contact. If this is the root of the problem, then the ice maker will start to run again once the power and water have been turned back on. If it still won’t turn on, or if you notice that the water is an unusual color, then give us a call.
Low Ice Production
This is almost guaranteed to be an issue in the line. There may be a blockage, or the line may have started to freeze. Use the above tips to fix this.
Check these first:
- The refrigerator is on a flat surface
- The lines aren’t damaged or blocked
- The cup is aligned properly
If all of these are in working order, then give us a call. Leaks, though they seem harmless, are not and will only cause unnecessary issues for you in the future.
Call Us and We Can Help!
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