Stand Alone Ice Maker Repair by iFIX, LLC

Common Problems with Standalone Ice Makers

Long gone are the days when you need to fill up individual ice trays and wait for the cubes to freeze. These days, standalone ice makers can quickly make an adequate amount of ice within a short period of time. However, just like any home appliance, it’s possible to run into some problems. If you find your standalone ice maker needs a repair, this list of common problems and how to troubleshoot them may help save you time and money.

Common Problems with Standalone Ice Makers

There are a variety of reasons why your standalone ice maker may stop working. However, here are the most common problems:

Problem #1: Ice maker isn’t producing ice.

If your ice maker is no longer producing ice, there could be a simple fix on your hands. In many situations, the unit may not be plugged into a working outlet. To test if an electrical outlet is working properly, plug something else into it, such as a lamp or cell phone.

Problem #2: Clogged Condensers

Dirty condenser coils can wreak havoc on every appliance. Using a brush attachment and a prescribed cleaner with the manufacture, vacuum and clean the condenser coils every 6 to 9 months. The condenser coil is on the front of most standalone ice makers. How well you clean your condensers directly corresponds with how efficient your ice maker performs. 

Problem #3: Ice maker is noisy.

If the ice maker is vibrating or making a humming noise, make sure the ice machine is level and the drain cap is secured tightly. Keep in mind that some sounds are normal.

Problem #4: Ice tastes bad.

Ice with an undesirable taste can be a turnoff for homeowners and their guests. While a filter isn’t always required for ice makers, if equipt we recommend changing it once a year.e A filter can remove containments and improve the overall looks, taste, and scent.

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Problem #5: Cleaning.

How well you maintain your ice maker will directly affect the longevity and proper operation of the unit. The manufacturers recommend using a cleaning solution every six months to remove scale and buildup. The cleaning instructions are usually found on the inside of the door panel or in your user’s manual. If you don’t have your user’s manual you can find in on the manufacturer’s website.

If you turn off the ice maker for a season, make certain to drain and dry the unit out. Don’t let the door seal shut. Using a towel over the top of the door will hold the door open just enough to allow air to flow in and out and avoid mildew, mold and other undesirables from growing in a sealed moist ice maker.

Call iFiX for Your Standalone Ice Maker Repair

Since the ice maker is one of the most convenient and hard-working appliances,  it’s important to take care of it. However, we understand that every model has its own specific instructions, so if you’ve tried all the tips above and your ice maker still isn’t working properly, it may be time to call a professional to get the appliance back in business. Our experienced team will be able to help with your ice maker repair and prevent additional problems. Call iFiX today at 801-731-4349 (iFiX).

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