An ice machine pre-built into a freezer is just another asset to the household. No need to worry about a cumbersome bag of ice that needs storing or the time-consuming task of filling ice trays.
Even though it is a simple extension of a freezer, it is felt in the household when it breaks down.
But don’t fret! George’s Appliance Repair is here to help you. Our talented team of experienced technicians has more than enough experience in fixing ice makers to fix yours. And don’t let the model be a deterrent to calling it in because we’ve dealt with all of them.
To Call or Not to Call
We love meeting new people and we will welcome you with open arms. However, we know that you want to avoid calling in repairs that you can do yourself. We’ll outline the most common bumps in the road that a household appliance could face and how to deal with them.
The Pause Button
Yes, you heard that right. You may not have enabled it or someone got into the freezer and started pressing buttons. Or maybe the machine paused itself because it thought that the bin was full. Double-check the button before calling it in.
It’s possible for a freezer to be too cold because then the water will freeze before it can leave the filler tube. So you will get ice, just not any that is accessible. Check the homeowner’s manual to see what temperature the manufacturer recommended it be at.
Control Arm Adjustments
The machine, most likely, has a control arm that moves as the bin fills. Once it’s full, the position of the arm sends a message to the machine to pause. Make sure that you empty the bin and check the functioning of the arm
Clear the Filter
The machine will not produce ice if the filter or water line is clogged. If you’re not sure how to unclog or clean it, consult the manufacturer’s manual.
This is more our neck of the woods. If cleaning or unclogging doesn’t give you any results, then it may be due to a faulty valve. Call us to set up a consultation about replacing it.
Unplug and Turn Off the Water
The age-old remark about “Have you tried turning it on and off?” has some merit. Unplugging ensures that the water line is not frozen. If it is, you can use a dryer on a low setting to speed up the thawing process. It is imperative, however, that the dryer not come in contact with the water or the wiring. If freezing was the issue, then after turning the machine back on, you should hear it running. If it doesn’t start or the water is a suspicious color, then call us immediately.
Low Amounts of Ice
This is almost guaranteed to be an issue with a line clogging or starting to freeze. Try the above tips to thaw it.
Check the following:
- That the refrigerator is on a level surface
- That the lines are not damaged or constricted.
- That the fill cup is in the proper alignment
If all of these seem alright and there is still a lot of leaking, call us. It may not seem like a big deal, but that leak is only going to get worse and cause you more problems than you’ve had the time to think of.
We are always standing by to help you with any repairs you need. So contact us by phone or by clicking the “contact” button on this page.