Always remember to unplug your appliance before you work on it to prevent injury. Also be careful of sharp edges while working on appliances.
There are three common things that go wrong with Ice Makers.
- No ice… If your ice maker has stopped making ice then you need to check these things.
- The lever that controls the ice maker has been pushed up which turns it off. If you have a red lever, pull it down to the wire and if you just have a wire then just pull down the wire to start your ice maker up.
- Make sure the freezer temperature is below 10 degrees F If the freezer is too warm ice production will be poor because the ice maker will not cycle properly.
- The ice maker fill tube may have ice formed in it, blocking it. Use a hair dryer to melt the ice. Watch out for the plastic parts, so that you do not melt the plastic. Also check the water inlet valve and the shut off valve, to make sure it is not plugged with debris. The openings in those valves are very small.
- Check the gears in the ice makers to see if they are broken or stripped. Also look to see if the ice rake is broken. All parts in the ice maker are replaceable individually, If you find broken parts replace them.
- Small or not enough ice cubes
- Here again check the water lines and the valves for blockage or restrictions.
- Check the Ice maker mold thermostat to see if it is cycling properly.
- Check the temperature of the freezer. It should be below 10 degrees F
- Specks in your ice cubes.
- This is often caused when the protective coatings inside the ice maker start to peel away. The coating is harmless but does not look very good and will eventually cause a failure of the ice maker to operate properly. If this is happening you will need to replace the ice maker.
This will help you to figure out the reasons why your ice maker is not making ice or you are not getting satisfactory performance from your ice maker.