Ice Maker Repairs
The summer can be a rough time if you don't have an ice-cold beverage of your choice to quench your thirst and combat the heat. That's why having an ice maker can be such a luxury. But sometimes, no matter the level of maintenance and care, ice makers break down. When this happens, give RFF Appliance Repair a call. We're the top repair service company in Kenmore, WA. Our team of technicians have years of experience under their belt and rigorous training to match. They'll have your ice maker up and running in no time.
Why Has my Ice Maker Stopped Working?
There is no easy answer to this question. Ice makers are relatively simple appliances, but they have a lot of moving parts, which makes diagnosing an issue more difficult. This is why we don't recommend DIY repairs. It may save you money in the short term. However, if you have no clue how an icemaker works, you could risk damaging the machine even further, leaving you with costly repairs down the line. It's best to involve a professional when it comes to these sorts of repairs. They have the right tools and the knowledge to carry out repairs efficiently, quickly and, most important of all, safely.
Common Issues with Ice Makers
Ice Maker Won't Turn On
Most ice makers come with a control arm that moves the ice bin as it fills and pauses the machine once it's full. Check to see if the ice bin isn't full or that the control arm hasn't been moved out of line. Check to see if the water line, filter or inlet valve has become blocked. The ice maker can't produce any ice if it isn't receiving any water. The door switch might be malfunctioning and that also causes the machine to pause. A deep cleaning can usually solve these problems. Replace any parts that have been too badly damaged.
Leaks are usually caused by the refrigerator being misaligned. The supply line may also have been damaged; this requires replacement. If none of these tricks work, give us a call. We'll come repair your machine before it causes any permanent water damage.
If your ice maker is producing ice, but it looks and tastes strange, then the water filets, inlet valve or supply line may have been compromised. These components are going to need replacement or repairing. Something may also have become caught in the mechanism. If the ice maker isn't ejecting any ice at all, then the thermostat, ice mold heater or ejecting motor might need servicing.
Is It Time for a Replacement?
Ice makers, with good quality water and regular maintenance, can last up to five years. If your ice maker is any older, you may need to consider a replacement. We can help you choose a new model and even install it for you. No matter the issue with your ice maker, give us a call and we'll help you get started.