Troubleshooting Your Ice Maker

Having an ice maker is a lot more convenient compared to buying ice but it can be a great problem if the machine breaks down. It can also be quite expensive to hire someone to check and repair your ice machine. Before you spend a lot of money hiring a repairman to troubleshoot your ice maker, why not do it yourself first and see if the problem gets resolved.

Here are the some things you can do first before calling a repairman:

1. The first thing you need to do before troubleshooting your ice maker is to switch off the machine. This can less the risk of accidents like being electrocuted or having some wiring explode on you. Safety first before doing anything else to your machine. You do not want to spend a lot of money hiring a repairman to do the job for you and its better if you can do it safely.

2. Make sure that the ice bucket is inserted properly. If not, that might be a problem since the sensors are being blocked which stops the ice making cycle.

3. Turn off the machine and switch it back on after a few seconds. This can reset the machine and hopefully the ice making process will resume.

4. Check for any broken parts. If you find some broken parts, then it's time to call for a repairman or you can replace it yourself if you have the knowledge and skills to do so.

What to do if Ice Trays are Not Being Refilled

1. If your ice trays are not being refilled then there must be something wrong with the delivery system of water. Listen carefully if you do not hear anything like a water valve being energized, then there is probably something wrong with the valve or wiring. Call your repairman as soon as this happens to prevent any other damage.

2. If by chance you hear a valve being energized, then there must be something blocking the water line. This usually happens if the water gets frozen down before it even reaches the mold. You can solve this problem by melting the ice with hair dryer or warm water.

3. Do not forget to also check the water filter. Water filters are usually changed every six months or so in order to prevent any clogging problems. Remove the filter for a couple of hours and see if your ice machine will produce some ice, if it does, then it's time for you to change your filter.

Source by Eric M. Casas