An ice maker may seem like a fairly simple appliance, however, there are a number of reasons why yours may have stopped working. If you require an ice maker repair company servicing the Bonney Lake, WA area, then Top Shelf Appliance Service can help. Just give us a call at 253-345-4042. Before you call, though, if you feel comfortable attempting to fix your ice maker yourself, here are some tips you can try.
Common Causes of Ice Maker Issues
If your ice maker is not working, here are some of the possible causes:
- The temperature on your thermostat is too low
- The pause function is engaged
- There’s an issue with the water valve
- Ice and debris have clogged the chute or filter
Of course, how you fix your ice maker has everything to do with what is actually wrong with it. Below are some possible diagnoses, but if you cannot figure out the cause of the problem, our licensed technicians at Top Shelf Appliance can assist.
Possible Solutions for Common Ice Maker Problems
Here are some solutions you can try to get your ice maker up and running again:
Clogs in the Filter or Chute
You can tell the issue is related to a clog in your filter if your ice cubes taste funny. This is because the water filter is not working as well and therefore not filtering all the impurities out of your water. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations on how often you should change your filter and see if changing it solves the problem.
If, however, the clog is in the ice maker’s chute, this may be because of ice that has fused together as a clump. That clump may then be blocking the chute, preventing new ice from coming down the chute. You should be able to remove by hand any blockages you may see. If, however, you can’t see the clog, you may want to call in a professional to take a look.
Water Pressure Issues
Sometimes ice makers fail due to water pressure issues. A sign that this is the problem with your ice maker is that your ice cubes may come out hollow or too small, or your ice maker may not make any ice at all.
A normal ice maker operates at a water pressure level of between 20 and 120 pounds per square inch (psi). To check to see where your water level is at, simply pull your refrigerator away from the wall. Find the shut-off valve for the water line to the fridge and turn it to “off.” Find the water connection (which may be under the fridge on some models), unscrew it, and point the water tube into a bucket.
Turn the valve back on. Are you seeing a stream of water pour into the bucket? If not, then that’s the problem, which may be related to a plumbing issue, such as damage to a tube or a misfunctioning valve. It’s best to have a professional take a look to be sure.
If you’ve noticed leakage around your refrigerator or in your freezer, there are several things you can check:
- Make sure your refrigerator and ice maker are level. If not, level them out and see if the problem fixes itself.
- Check the water supply line for any possible damage to or kinks in the line. If you do happen to find a problem, contact a professional for further assistance.
- Align your fill cup with your water funnel, if it isn’t already.
If you’ve checked these things and found no issues, then the problem may not be so easy to diagnose. In most situations, however, our professionals here at Top Shelf can fix your ice maker the same day you call.
Why Top Shelf?
Top Shelf Appliance Service goes above and beyond to provide our customers with the very best in appliance repair service in the Bonney Lake area. Why choose Top Shelf? Well…
- If you hire us for your repair, your service call becomes
- We give customers a one-hour window of when to expect us…and we do everything possible to be on time.
- We offer our customers a 90-day warranty, which covers our parts and labor.
Looking for an Ice Maker Repair Company Servicing the Bonney Lake, WA Area? Call Top Shelf Appliance Repair Today!
At Top Shelf Appliance, we provide our team of professionals with a wide variety of parts for all makes and models of appliances so that you don’t have to wait days for a part to come in just to repair your ice maker.
Call us at 253-345-4042 or fill out our contact form to be connected to an experienced member of our team. We not only fix ice makers but also any appliance in your home from your oven to your washing machine. Our number is a good one to keep handy! And if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, you can simply take advantage of our 90-day warranty. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!