Your ice maker is something you have come to rely on in your home, so it’s very frustrating to go to your refrigerator for ice and to find that, alas, you are iceless. This is the most common issue we see with ice makers. However, this is only one of the issues you can have with your ice maker that can be a pain. In our previous blog, we went over ways to troubleshoot your ice maker when it won’t make ice. In this post, we will go over other common issues with ice makers, and how to fix them/
Ice Maker Doesn’t Stop Making Ice
On the flip side, sometimes, ice makers won’t turn off, even after the ice collection bin is full. Here are some ways you can try to address this issue:
Lift the bail wire to the upward position, then remove the ice bin. Clean it thoroughly and then reinstall it. You may need a screwdriver to do this.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the ice maker. It’s possible to do this yourself, but it might be best to have an appliance repair professional in Cleveland to do this for you to save you time and to ensure it is done properly.
Ice Maker is Frozen
Alternatively, your ice maker may be completely frozen, making it impossible to get cubes out of it. Try these steps to thaw your ice maker:
Unplug the refrigerator or flip the circuit breaker that powers it. Remove the ice collection bin and dump out any loose ice into the sink.
Locate the fill tube, which is a white, rubbery hose that connects the water supply line to the ice maker. There will be a small metal clip that holds the fill tube (though some units do not have this feature). Pull it down off the housing.
Warm this hose and its mechanism. You can do this with a hair dryer. The key is to aim at any ice blocking the mechanism from moving. Be very careful with this process as electricity and water is very dangerous. Make sure to wipe up any dripping water. Also take care not to melt the plastic parts.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a hair dryer, you can soak the supply tube in hot water with a turkey baster. Use a bowl to catch the overflow of water. In some circumstances, it will be easier to remove the ice maker than thaw the fill tube.
Ice Maker Won’t Eject Ice
Lastly, your ice maker may be making ice, but not ejecting it. This is an issue with the motor inside the ice maker. If this is the case, you likely have to replace the motor in the unit. While you can order kits to do this yourself, it may be better to hire an appliance repair specialist in Cleveland. If this is the case, we would be more than happy to help. Contact Complete Appliance Service for attentive and professional appliance services in Cleveland!