Kitchenaid Fridge Ice Maker Troubleshoot Guide

January 20, 2021

Why Kitchenaid Fridge Ice Maker Not Making Ice | Kitchenaid Appliance Repair Professionals

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Your KitchenAid ice maker may blink to warn you of a problem for some reason. The good news is there are different ways to repair a blinking light issue on the KitchenAid ice maker if you figure out why the disturbing lights are trembling.

After troubleshooting the problems that need a reset, the blinking lights on the KitchenAid fridge ice maker should stop to tremble. Troubleshooting why its lights are blinking can spot the issue and save money and time.

Preparing to Troubleshoot KitchenAid Ice Maker

Unplug the fridge if you want to remove the ice maker to repair or restart it. Save the food in coolers while the unit is being repaired for a few hours. 

You will need screwdrivers to restart or change the ice maker. Secure some bowls to keep the screws and parts as you eliminate them for comfort. Collect the towels and put them under the ice maker so you can directly remove some spills that can cause an accident.

Replace the Water Filter

Water that passes through your KitchenAid ice maker has traveled some distance through several different pipes. It collects dirt and minerals as it goes to the ice maker unit. The water then depletes the lines and water filter before making the ice cubes in the unit. 

The water filter eliminates dirt and can get blocked with hard water deposits. This delays ice production. When the KitchenAid fridge ice maker is not supplying water, then it may be an issue with the water lines or filter.

The water filter in the KitchenAid fridge in a busy home should be replaced every four months based on Consumer Reports. When the ice maker persists in not producing ice or the lights continue to blink, then see to it that the water filter has been replaced recently and is installed correctly.

Ice Maker Reset

The ice maker reset is a very simple process to take. First, see to it that the manual switch on the unit is in the right position. Press the plastic tab on the door jamb. This signals the light to switch off.

Close the freezer door and let it reset for 10 seconds prior to opening the door. Tap the door’s switch at least three times and close the door. Allow it to sit for a few seconds to restart the ice maker. It may cease the blinking lights.

A friendly place to see a list of ice maker unit troubleshooting is the user’s manual. The lights may blink when the ice maker is stuck with ice. KitchenAid highly recommends eliminating ice that has accumulated on the ejector’s arm with plastic utensils.

If you find yourself in need of KitchenAid fridge ice maker repair, don’t hesitate to contact KitchenAid Appliance Repair Professionals. Book an appointment today! We also offer KitchenAid dishwasher repair, KitchenAid oven repair service, and KitchenAid stove repairs.

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