Getting ice cubes when you like or need it is a convenience we sometimes all overlook until you open to take some ice for your guest drinks and there is none inside your fridge. KitchenAid ice makers may fail at some point. It’s a sad reality of installing a refrigeration system with an ice maker.
On a positive note, ice makers are also very simple machines that, for most components, all function in the same mechanism. And you can assess and fix a faulty ice maker on your own before spending on a professional service call.
Below are some of the simple fixes for common ice maker issues:
Ice Maker Not Ejecting Ice
When you discover some ice in the ice mold, it could indicate that your ice maker is getting water and the issue most likely isn’t with the water supply. Alternatively, it may be a mechanical or electrical irregularity.
If you move some items around in the fridge, it’s common to accidentally hit the control arm adjusting it to off, which stops the production of ice. It is definitely an easy fix. Look into the metal control arm and adjust it to on.
Begin with making sure all power connections are properly installed. Slide the fridge out from the wall, shut down the water supply valve, and unplug it from the power cord. Spot the fast release plug on the back wall in the fridge. Remove the connection and connect it again to make sure that it’s completely connected.
Remove some excess ice from the mold by putting in some water and allow it to settle for a few minutes. The ice will start to melt and should be easier to eliminate. Plug the power back into the fridge and remove the control arm to off. Adjust the control arm back down and wait for around 15 seconds for the solenoid to connect and supply the mold with water.
Wait for approximately three to four hours for the ice to frost and ensure that it ejects ice. When it fails to do so, it’s most likely that you will have to change the motor or gearbox.
Ice Maker Not Making Ice At All
One of the common problems for a blockage is frost water in the host. To deal with it, adjust the fridge away from the wall, and unplug the power source. Look for the shut-off valve, usually below the sink or behind the refrigerator. Turn the valve to the off position. Put some warm water into the turkey baster and pour the water into the line.
If nothing changes after doing the steps, consult with one of the experts of KitchenAid Appliance Repair Professionals for a fast and efficient service your unit needs. You may also call for KitchenAid appliance repair, KitchenAid ice maker repair, or KitchenAid dishwasher repair services.