Your ice machine has one job to do and usually does it well. But what happens when it fails to do its one job correctly and you notice ice machine problems maybe arising? The issues are generally straightforward, so by troubleshooting your ice machine, you should be able to identify the problem and correct it.
Low Water Flow
One of the most common problems with an ice maker is a lack of water flow. Check to make sure that the water line isn’t plugged and that the connection isn’t loose. You should also clean out the water line from time to time in order to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
Water Leaking into the Machine
If water is leaking into the ice maker, you’ll see ice forming on the sides and the ice itself can freeze into a large block. Make sure that the water valve is working properly and that the tube that directs the water into the maker isn’t out of place.
Water Isn’t Freezing
If it’s hot outside or around the machine, it will take longer for the water to freeze. The same is true if the water temperature is too high. A temperature higher than 90 degrees will cause a significant slowdown in ice production. If that isn’t the issue, make sure there isn’t a problem with the coolant.
Whether your ice machine is a consumer- or a commercial-grade product, you want it back up and running as quickly as possible. If there’s an issue that you can’t troubleshoot yourself, contact us at A-Tech Appliance. We’re here to help.