Common Solution for Ice Maker Malfunction

An Ice maker is an important machine that is very important in a kitchen or even in a big restaurant. It is used to make cubes of ice that are used with water or drinks and that is the reason why it is very important. For anyone who owns an icemaker, you should always make sure that your ice maker is in good working condition. However, there are times that your ice maker might have a problem.

In case of your ice maker is not working, there are some few things you need to know to assist you in repairing your commercial ice maker. One common problem that ice coolers face is with the water filter; whereby, you will need to either check it or replace it. For you to solve the problem of a water filter there are some steps you need to do.

  • First Step:
    The first thing you will have to do is to turn off the water and then unplug your refrigerator from the power source. After doing that, you should locate your icemaker’s water filter. If you do not know how your water filter looks like there is no need to worry, for looks like a cylinder or a canister. After that, you should disconnect one end of the filter running to the refrigerator, but ensure that you leave the end of the filter that is attached to your water supply.
  • Second Step:
    Next you should hold the filter on a bucket and then ask someone to turn the water valve. After the water supply valve has been turned on, the water is supposed to flow freely. If the water does not flow freely, then know that something is wrong with the filter and you need to fix it or get a new one. However, when the water flows freely then know that there is nothing wrong with the filter.
  • Third Step: 
    After doing that, you should make sure that you turn off your water supply valve, then after you should disconnect the filter from your water supply line. You should do this using an adjustable wrench. The next thing for you to do is to go and get a new filter from your appliance store. After getting your new filter, you should make sure that you tighten the connections of the filter to prevent any leaks. After doing all these, you can be sure that your block ice maker will be working perfectly and you will not have any filter problems.

Generally speaking, if the machine is not working, firstly, don’t forget that there are always the solutions for the common breakdown problems provided on the instruction manual. However, if you have tried all the methods above and the situation doesn’t turn any better. Then maybe there are other severe problems exists. So it is strongly suggested that you apply for a maintenance request from the electric refrigeration supplier supposed your machine is still within the warranty period. In addition, choosing a well-reputed ice maker can greatly reduce the chances of malfunction, provided that you are well-funded because good quality is always a little costly.