If your ice maker breaks down in SeaTac, Washington, you may not be sure what to do. Can you possibly fix it yourself? Or, in the alternative, how do you find a company you can trust to fix it for you?
With over a decade in the appliance repair business, you can feel confident when you give Top Shelf Services a call that you are dealing with a company that really knows their stuff. From ice makers and refrigerators to stoves and dishwashers – we repair it all! Give us a call at
(253) 444-4786, and we’ll be able to tell you within minutes exactly what is wrong with your ice maker and what your next steps should be.
And the best part? Your diagnostic check-up is FREE if you allow us to go ahead with the repair! We offer competitive pricing, same or next-day service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. What do you have to lose? Call Top Shelf Services today!
Common Ice Maker Problems
When something happens to one of our appliances, we always feel like we’re experiencing an issue no one has ever experienced before. But chances are good that you are experiencing one of the more common issues to affect ice makers. This is a good thing because chances are also good that we have extensive experience repairing issues just yours!
Here are some of the more common ice maker issues out there.
The Ice Maker Refuses to Make Ice
If your ice maker refuses to make ice, this is usually a sign that your ice maker is experiencing a clog or a leak. A leak is easy enough to spot and is something for which you should seek immediate assistance. If you have a clog, then this may happen if water freezes somewhere along the line. You may actually be able to fix this issue yourself.
Simply unplug the refrigerator and locate and turn off the shut-off valve. From here, you can do one of three things. You can fill a turkey baster with warm water, and gently squirt the water over the waterline. You can blast the waterline with a blow dryer. Or you can leave your refrigerator unplugged for about two hours – long enough to allow the water line to defrost.
Once you have done this, plug the power back in and listen to see if the ice mold is filling up. If the clog appears but is not composed of clear water only, then you’ll need to call a professional to help you remove the clog.
Something else you can check is the ice maker’s temperature. If the temperature is too cold, then the ice will freeze before it can reach the mold.
The Ice Refuses to Come Out
If your ice maker is putting ice into the mold properly but not ejecting it, there may be a few reasons for this.
First, check your freezer’s control arm. It may be out of position. This happens when putting groceries away sometimes in that you may have accidentally pushed it into the “off” position. If so, simply put it back to “on.”
If the control arm is “on” and the mold has ice in it, then the problem may actually lie with the electrical system. To attempt to fix this yourself, turn off the water supply and unplug your refrigerator. Unplug and reconnect the quick release plug on the back wall inside the freezer.
Take any ice that is in the mold out of it by adding some water to the mold to warm it up, then letting it sit a minute. Plug the refrigerator back in and lift the control arm into the “off” position. Put it back down to “on” and wait 10 seconds. Did the mold fill up with water?
If so, give the ice maker three to four hours for the ice to freeze, then check to see if it ejects it. If not, then you probably need a new motor or gearbox – something for which you’ll need to call in the professionals to replace.
The Ice Is Not the Correct Size
If the ice coming out of your ice maker is larger or smaller than your intended size, then you may just need to re-adjust your ice maker.
To do this, take the ice maker’s cover off, using a screwdriver if need be. Underneath, you should see an indicator with a “plus” or “minus” next to it. If you screw in toward the minus symbol, you can reduce the amount of water that comes out (for smaller cubes), but if you screw in toward the plus symbol you can increase it (for bigger cubes).
Need Help with Your Ice Maker? Top Shelf Services Is Here for You!
If you’re experiencing a problem with your ice maker that you can’t fix yourself, don’t panic – Top Shelf Services is here!
Give us a call at (253) 444-4786 or submit your information to us via our website, and we’ll be at your home in no time to get your ice maker back up and running. Don’t stress yourself out over a malfunctioning ice maker when Top Shelf can help. Call us today!