Ice Maker Repair: What Causes Ice Makers to Stop Working?

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If you’re searching for an ice maker repair service because your ice maker stopped working, look no further! Able Appliance services several brands of ice makers, and we’ve got some tips and tricks for you as well! Keep reading to see why our ice maker repair service is the best around.

Have you gone to someone’s house before and they had a bucket with ice in it instead of a working ice maker? You may be thinking, why don’t they just fix the ice maker if there is a problem. In reality they wish they could. Most people can’t fix them on their own because ice machines aren’t a closed system. They aren’t like refrigerators, which are only connected to electricity, and they aren’t like stoves that are connected to a non-corrosive fuel source that is eliminated during the process. Ice machines are more like dishwashers, which are connected to an ongoing supply of water. That means you’ll find that most of the problems with ice machines are caused because of water. There are several reasons you may find your ice maker stopped working all of a sudden, including a blocked water dispenser, issues with your water supply line, or a clogged water filter. Here are some common issues:

  • Ice maker turned off or paused: Depending on the type of ice maker your refrigerator has, you may have a button that needs to be switched on or a lever that needs to be pushed down for ice production to begin again.
  • Blocked dispenser: If your dispenser is blocked, chances are that it’s by ice. Low water pressure or the freezer compartment thermostat being set too low could be the cause of over formation of ice.
  • Clogged water filter: To keep your ice maker working in excellent condition, replace the water filter when your indicator light turns on, or at least every six months, especially if you live in an area with hard water. Check your owner’s manual for the location of your filter.
  • Water line problems: A frozen water line or a kink in the water line may cause the water flow to slow or stop altogether. Ensure the house water line is turned on and free of kinks as well.

An ice maker repair service might be needed if you can’t find the source on your own. If any of these seem to be the issue with your ice maker, contact us to schedule a service call. Our service call is FREE with a repair! Our technicians specialize in Kenmore, Sears, KitchenAid Ice Makers, Frigidaire Ice Maker repair and more! Check out our complete list on our website. Contact a location near you to schedule your ice maker repair today! Servicing the areas of North Kansas City, Liberty, Gladstone, Platte Woods, Weatherby Lake, Independence, Leawood, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and many more.

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