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Why is your ice maker running so slow?

During the hot summer months, most families and businesses frequently use an ice maker to serve cold drinks. Unfortunately, sometimes an ice maker may take longer than usual to cycle ice. What could possibly make your ice maker run slow, and what can you do to fix it? Here are a few suggestions…

Check the Ice Bucket
It’s entirely within the realm of possibility that your ice bin isn’t installed properly. When the ice bucket isn’t seated or installed correctly, it often results in low or zero ice production. Please view the product’s manual guide, and follow the specific instructions on how to install the ice bucket. If you can’t do this on your own, consult an appliance repair professional near you.

Check the Water Pressure
Thin or hollow ice cubes mostly occur due to low water pressure. If the water line is connected to a cold water supply, make sure everything is functioning properly and the water shutoff valve is fully turned on. A bend or twist in the water line can result in a shortage of water supply. Straighten the water source line to increase water flow and pressure. To avoid a pinched water line, don’t push the fridge too far back against the cabinet or wall.

Check your Temperature
One of the major areas you should always check first when your ice maker becomes slow is the temperature of your freezer. A well-performing freezer’s temperature should be around 0 and 5 degrees, anything higher should be cause for concern. The most effective way to fix this problem is to call a trained and certified technician on all major appliance brands.

Check the Condenser and Fill Tube
Few elements within your refrigerator can slow down your machine’s ability to make ice. Your fridge’s condenser and fill tube are some of the pivotal areas you want to ensure are always clean. Create a routine of cleaning your condenser every three to six months. You may also want to check your fill tube for anything that might be blocking its passage on a semi-regular basis. Keeping your condenser and fill tube clean allows the ice maker to function and operate normally around the clock.

Above are some few ways you can check and fix your ice machine yourself in case it becomes slow in making ice. For more information on how to effectively diagnose and fix your ice maker, contact us today!