Your ice maker can quickly become your favorite part of your kitchen. And when it stops working, you’ll definitely miss it more than you think. Fortunately, refrigerator ice makers are not difficult to troubleshoot. Before you call a repair service for your refrigerator, let’s take a look at some fixes that you can try on your own.
Common Ice Maker Issues
If your ice maker isn’t making ice, the issue is usually either a clog in the line or a clogged water filter. A water filter can be replaced easily, and a clog in a supply line can be melted with a hairdryer or by pouring hot water over the clogged area. This should be simple if the supply line is clear. If the clog is darker or does not look like ice, you should probably call a professional repair service.
If your ice maker’s ice cubes are too big or too small, you may need to adjust your ice maker’s water flow. Fixing this requires removing the cover on your ice maker. If you are comfortable doing this, you can easily adjust the flow by locating a screw with (-) and (+) indicators. Turning this screw toward the (-) indicator should decrease water flow, resulting in smaller ice cubes. Turning it the other way, towards the (+) indicator, will increase water flow, resulting in larger cubes.
If ice does not eject from your ice maker, it could be a control arm issue (which can be fixed simply by putting the control arm back into the correct position in your freezer) or an electrical issue. Again, if you are not comfortable troubleshooting an electrical issue, it is time to call a repair company. Otherwise, you can check electrical connections to make sure that everything is making proper contact.
If any of these fixes don’t solve the problem, make an appointment with an appliance repair company. In Wilmington, All Brands Appliance Repair is always willing to offer advice and quote repair prices for your refrigerator ice maker—so give us a call!