Troubleshooting Your Icemaker
Troubleshooting Your Icemaker
September 20, 2019
For all the advantages we enjoy from having modern appliances in our homes, every now and then these fancy contraptions still break and need fixing. From our HVAC units to the phones in our pockets, everything will eventually need repair. One particular example is the icemaker in the refrigerator. Icemakers work most of the time – even if they spook us when they shoot out an ice cube in the middle of the night when it’s dead quiet – but they’re not perfect.
Troubleshooting your icemaker can involve a handful of different things, so we’ll tackle just a couple instead of listing every potential problem. If you’ve got any of these issues with your icemaker, see if the following tips help. And of course, give us a call! We service all kinds of icemakers and would be honored to handle yours too.
Here’s the problem we encounter the most often. Icemakers are obviously supposed to do one thing: make ice. When they don’t, you’ve got every right to be annoyed. When troubleshooting your icemaker for this problem, here’s what to do:
- Check the bail arm. This is the metal arm in your icemaker that tells the unit when to stop making ice. Is it up? If so, then it’s in the “off” position – push it down.
- Look at the water supply line. The small water line underneath the refrigerator that leads to your icemaker can get clogged, and since it’s so small it can also kink up or get pinned. Make sure it’s connected correctly!
- Adjust the thermostat on the refrigerator. If the component controlling the temperature of your refrigerator is too cold or hot, then you’ll obviously run into some issues. If it’s too cold, then the water freezes earlier than it should – and if it’s too hot, then the water won’t freeze into ice at all.
The Ice is Dirty
Sometimes the icemaker is functioning normally, but the actual ice itself tastes dirty or otherwise unpleasant. When you’ve got dirty ice coming out of the icemaker, it’s time to clean it. Replace the water filter and/or clean the icemaker itself, and you should be good to go.
Not Ejecting Ice into the Tray
If your icemaker doesn’t have any obvious problems – at least ones you can see – then there might be a mechanical problem. When ice isn’t going into the tray, the ejector arm could be malfunctioning, among other things. When you’ve eliminated all other possibilities, give a technician a call to come in and take a look!
Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric: Solving Icemaker Problems Across Tampa
Icemakers are notoriously problematic, and when yours is on the fritz you don’t have time to deal with yet another annoying task to handle. Just give us a shout, and we’ll be there in no time to fix yours up and have your icemaker up and running.
Give Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric a call at 800-937-6736 for the most reliable and friendly service in Tampa!
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