Ice makers are usually an easy item to repair as there are limited types available as well as few working parts to repair or replace.
There are three main types of ice makers available inside our refrigerators. The component and modular are most common, using a metal ice mold with an electric heater to loosen the cubes as they form. The third type is called a flex-tray. This is usually found in older refrigerators and uses a twisting force to free the cubes from a flexible tray.
Ice makers work by using water that travels through a copper or plastic tube from the tap up to the water inlet valve. This valve regulates the water flow, and when open it allows the water to flow to the freezer and into the tray used to mold the ice cubes. This process is a continual cycle and is regulated by a thermostat that monitors the temperature of the ice tray. If the temperature on the tray drops below a certain temperature the refrigerator is signaled to begin the water flow and the ice cycle begins. The ice is then ejected from the molds and until the bin sensor tells the appliance to shut off the ice maker the cycle will continue.
Friendly technicians will be happy to help you get to the bottom of any problem you are having with your appliance, and you might be surprised how easy and quickly the problem can be resolved. Call the office today to schedule for your appointment.
problemKitchen Aid Refrigerator is not making ice.
diagnosticsInspected Kitchen-Aid Refrigerator and found: Ice maker component is out of order.
repairRecommended to replace the ice maker.