DIY tips for managing your ice maker problems

Ice maker is a complicated appliance found in houses. When something goes wrong most often people call commercial ice maker repair agencies for getting the problem settled for ever. This involves a lot of money. But if one can go for some DIY checks and repair services sometimes much money can be saved and the appliance can be made useful within a very short span of time.

There are different manufacturers who use different controls and different sequences for producing ice. Let us take a brief look on this subject.

Timely commercial ice maker repair

Basically ice is made by freezing water. But many people are often surprised to see that the problems with their ice makers are not refrigeration problems but are problems related to water.

What is the role of the water filter?

To try your hand on repairing of ice maker, the first thing one should do is to check whether the water filter in your ice maker is clogged. When the water filter was installed originally the installer would have written its date on the cartridge itself.  Generally the water filters have to be replaced once in every year.   The water filters which are more than one year old will be having low water pressure only so that the ice maker will not be able to produce ice. So it is necessary to check whether the water filter in your ice maker was installed one year earlier or not. If it is an old one, replace it immediately.

How to replace water filter?

Before starting to replace the water filter, turn off water supply. Unscrew the old water filter. Purchase a new water filter and install it. New water filters can be purchased from equipment distributors or restaurant supply stores.  For purchasing water filter one need the manufacturer name and the model number. As there are many sizes and varieties it will be really difficult to find out the matching one for your ice maker. If you go for calling authorized agents it can make life more costly.

Water supply of your ice maker

If your water filter is not clogged, there can be a lot of other problems also related to your water supply. Another thing one need to check at this point is to ascertain whether the water line has been closed unknowingly or by mistake by somebody. For example your plumber while carrying out some routine repair works might have closed the water supply to your ice maker and might have forgotten to re-open it. Or somebody might have kinked the line. These are simple things which can be checked by yourself and corrective measures taken without any need to depend on others or any professionals.

Know your ice maker

The best method to become familiar with ice maker repair is to understand how your machine is working in each phases like start cycle and harvest cycle. All machines usually have a service manual prepared by their manufacturers.  You can ask your distributor to give you a copy of the service manual and try to understand the important components and the easy tips provided in it about the various trouble shooting methods. Ice machines are very difficult and time consuming appliances to clean it completely and to do servicing and repair works when necessary.

Common issues

It takes approximately thirty minutes to complete its cycle. The customer should know that it happens every time after each adjustment. He should also know that it takes about one hour to clean and put everything back and start it up. Knowing this in advance will make you patient. Make it a point to clean every part before leaving or else you will be in trouble. One should also know that the water filter has to be changed once in every six months or at the maximum once in every year.

Last thing in this regard is the resetting of the supply to the circuit board so that it helps the memory of the machine to be cleared of errors. It will help the machine not to stop at the same count of cycles as it used to do before the repair.

By carefully studying the different components of the  ice maker and by studying how to do small maintenances with the help of free lessons in internet one can become an expert repairer and can save much money and time by getting your icemaker serviced by  yourself  without getting any help from agencies involved in commercial refrigerator repair Vienna.

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