Ice makers are a modern kitchen convenience, whether they are standalone or built right into your refrigerator. Unfortunately, these machines are also susceptible to breakdowns. On the bright side, many of them can be prevented by practicing good habits, such as the ones listed below.
Clean the water filter.
Your ice machine has a water filter that allows it to produce clear, tasty ice. If you don’t change the filter, it can become clogged with debris. This will reduce its effectiveness and lead to cloudy, bad-tasting ice cubes. For your health and good-quality ice, you should change your filter every six months. Refer to your owners manual for specific instructions for your unit.
Keep away from heat sources.
Ice makers are notorious for overheating. In fact, this is the leading cause of all breakdowns. Prevent this from happening by keeping yours away from heat-generating sources. These include the stove, grills, toaster ovens, and clothes dryers. You should even try to keep your ice maker out of direct sunlight if possible.
Periodically inspect supply line.
A small crack or tear in your water supply line could result in a very big, expensive problem. One of the most common issues with ice makers is burst pipes, many of which can be prevented by visual inspection. If you notice any cracks or excessive wear and tear in your water supply line, replace it immediately.
If your ice maker breaks down, call the repair experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service. For 75 years, we have provided refrigerator, freezer, and ice maker repair to Long Island and New York City. We can fix any make or model, so give us a call to schedule your in-home repair at 866-782-9376.