If you’re like most people, you might ignore your ice maker for years as long as ice keeps coming out. But, what do you do when the ice stops, it tastes funny, or something else just doesn’t seem right? Here are some of the more common problems that can quickly be fixed.
If ice tastes funny, cleaning is your first step. Remove and clean the ice bin, and use a wet cloth with mild detergent on the interior of your freezer. Your refrigerator or ice maker also likely has a water filter that you should be replacing regularly.
Too Much Ice
Too much ice is usually caused by a problem with the stop arm. It may have become dislodged, or something in your freezer may be blocking its movement. Also make sure that the ice tray is securely in place so that the ice trips the stop arm as the tray fills.
If you have no ice, first try releasing the stop arm by hand. If it’s not in the stop position, the problem is in either the water supply or the motor. Check both around the ice maker and behind your freezer for a water switch or valve that may have accidentally been knocked in to the closed position. If this doesn’t work, you’ll need a professional inspection.
Water leaks are usually caused by temperature problems that cause either melting ice or condensation buildups. Use a food safety thermostat to check your freezer’s temperature. If you can’t maintain the proper temperature without turning the freezer dial to the maximum, you need to have its refrigerant levels checked.
If your basic trouble shooting didn’t work or you don’t feel comfortable attempting a repair, contact the Appliance Repair Akron Ohio specialists at (330) 257-7870 to schedule an appointment.