My ice maker produces ice with white flakes in it, and slowly.
It produces ice, but at a very slow rate, and it is full of white flakes which is disgusting. All the other water faucets in the house do not have white flakes so I know it's something wrong with the ice-maker. I replaced the line coming from the valve to the fridge and it has not corrected the issue. Do I have to have a repairman come and fix this?
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Re: My ice maker produces ice with white flakes in it,...
If you also get the flakes with the water from the water dispenser it could be the water chiller reservoir behind the crisper in the fridge.
If it's just the ice maker the non stick surface in the ice mold may be coming loose.
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The inside coating has come off the inside of the ice maker . The white " flakes " is calcium deposits , sticking to the exposed cast metal , inside the ice maker , and sticking to the cubes , after water freezing in the mold . You need to replace the ice maker .
Undissolved minerals can appear when ice cubes are added to chilled drinking water. Freezing tap water causes dissolved minerals to solidify and scatter, giving a cloudy appearance. When ice cubes melt, any undissolved minerals settle to the bottom. These mineral compounds in our drinking water are naturally occurring and safe. Sometimes we see black particles which can be the non-stick surface of the ice mold flaking off.
Try taking the ice despenser out and carefully melt any ice in the freezing tray. Sometimes the ice doesn't fully eject, leaving behind residue that will eventually become too full to produce ice. You can melt it by slow running hot water or hair dryer low speed.
I bought one this week and had the same problem. I used vinegar and rinsed thoroughly and yet the whit flakes remained. I did some research and found that high end espresso makers often have very fine screens that catch minerals and grounds and so on. This Mister Coffee espresso maker has only a metal basket with tiny holes so it's not really filtering anything. Moreover the metal is treated aluminum, so it scales naturally. Also, if your water is hard like mine that just makes things worse. I just tore off a piece of paper towel only big enough to line the bottom of the filter basket and not come up around the edges. Then I put a drop of water on the paper towel and pressed the paper towel against the filter basket so I could see the little holes through the paper towel. Then I rinsed the machine again and the white flakes were completely gone from the water and the paper towel had collected it instead. I did the same thing with a new piece of paper towel and I added coffee, I did not add the maximum amount of coffee and I did not tamp the coffee. The product was smooth and creamy as it came out of the machine very slowly. But it tasted great and it was strong and clean. Upon removing the basket I found hard dry grounds stuck to the basket and paper towel. I had to use a spoon and running water to dig all of it out. It's not as good as professional espresso makers, but it'll do for a quick shot. I hope that helps.
there appears to be a problem with 1. the temperature needs to be turned down to produce Ice. also is the fill tube frozen where the water goes into the ice maker sometime you have to thaw it to get the ice out of it and the reset the maker too. Let me know if this helped and if it did not don't rate and ask another question from me and I'll be galad to help. If it did would you please rate this solution please. Thanks for using FixYa.
It should produce about 8 cubes every 2 hours , there is a small door to get to the ice bin make sure it stays closed , If you still have issues you may be expeirencing the begining of a cooling problem.