You count on your fridge’s ice maker
to do one thing: Make ice. If it stops altogether, then you are
likely to call your local
appliance repair company, but what happens if it is just making
less ice than it should? The good news is that American Appliance Repair can help
with that too – but there are also a few troubleshooting options
you can try. If they do not work for you, contact us at 800-640-9934 and
we can come help.
First: Is it Really Not Producing Enough Ice?
The first step is making sure that it
is really not producing enough ice. When operating normally, the
refrigerator’s ice maker makes about 120 cubes each day. This
means about one tray every hour and a half. However, this might not
be right if you have had it newly installed. At that point, it can
take much longer to make a batch of ice. Also, if you have used a
power freeze option, the ice making process can actually be sped up
to as much as one tray every hour or so.
In short: If your ice maker is only
making 50 – 90 cubes of ice per day, then it is likely not making
as much as it should.
Check the Thermometer on Your Freezer
Now that you are sure your ice maker is
not performing as well as it should, it is time to check the
temperature on your freezer. If you have it set too high, then it
will not produce enough ice. There could also be issues with smaller
or misshapen pieces of ice. To keep it working at its best, make sure
that the temperature for the freezer is set at or under 0 degrees F.
Your Water Filter Might Be Clogged
Your water filter can become blocked
with contaminants, particles, and other debris that can affect the
water supply to the ice maker. If this happens, less water gets to
the ice maker, which naturally leads to less ice being produced. It
might also affect the taste or smell of the ice. You can prevent
clogs by changing your refrigerator’s water filter at last every
six months. If you’re already dealing with a shortage of ice,
change your filter right away to see if that fixes the issue.
You Might Need Help from the Professionals
If these simple
answers did not work then you can contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 and
we will be happy to come to take a look. Whether you need
maintenance, repairs, or to replace your older fridge, you can count
on us for honest advice. Call now and let us get started right away.
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