5 Reasons Your Icemaker Isn’t Working

During the scorching days of summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than a tall, cool glass of lemonade. Increased outside temperatures mean your refrigerator works overtime trying to keep up with your family’s demand for cool drinks. Your icemaker, something you don’t normally think about, suddenly becomes the star performer.

What happens, though, when your dependable icemaker suddenly stops working? Here are five common reasons why it may have stopped producing ice:

1. Your freezer temperature isn’t low enough. If the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees F. (-12C) the icemaker will not work properly.

2. Your water inlet pipe is clogged with frozen water. Occasionally this pipe develops a buildup of frozen water, blocking the flow of water to the icemaker.

3. Your house’s water pressure may be too low. Icemakers are designed to operate with a minimum of 20 psi of water pressure. If your area is experiencing a water shortage or decreased flow from the source, this can also affect your icemaker’s ability to function.

4. Your water filter is clogged. A clogged water filter can impede the free flow of water to your icemaker, resulting in small or non-existent ice cubes. If it’s been a while since you’ve changed the filter, swap the old filter out for a new one and see if it restores function.

5. Your icemaker assembly may be defective. Icemakers have a relatively short life span due to their almost constant use. Like anything else, parts break down and wear out.

If your icemaker isn’t working properly and you can’t troubleshoot the problem, contact us at Dave Smith Appliance Services. A quick visit from one of our certified Master technicians will have you back on the porch with an ice-cold glass of lemonade in no time.