Figuring out why your ice maker isn’t working properly can be frustrating, but with a cool head and a little time you can quickly troubleshoot this problem without the expense of calling in a professional. Your Electrolux ice maker is a wonderful machine that makes your life easy, and you want to make sure it’s in good working condition. If it’s not working though, try the following steps to figure out why:
Check If Your Freezer Is Too Warm.
This may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s common for your freezer to accidentally be above the required range (0 and 5 degrees F) for your ice maker to work properly. Check to see that you haven’t accidentally turned the temperature dial too warm. If that’s set appropriately then make sure that the condenser coils aren’t covered in debris and that the condenser fan is working the way it should. Another problem that can affect the temperature in your freezer is condensation on the evaporator coils. This can indicate a failure in the system.
Did Your Water Inlet Valve Freeze?
This happens more often than you’d imagine – your water inlet valve may have gotten damaged if you recently moved the freezer or perhaps isn’t getting enough water pressure to function properly. If either of these things happen the valve itself will fill with water and freeze. This will be obvious because where the valve enters the back of the freezer, the valve will be filled with ice.
Did You Put a Kink In a The Water Inlet Valve Fill Tube?
This is insanely easy to do, especially if you’re moving your freezer quickly. When the tube that runs water up into the ice maker gets a kink in it you won’t be able to get water into your ice maker. This, obviously, means that you can’t make ice.
Your Ice Maker May Have a Defective Part.
If your freezer hasn’t gotten too warm for ice to be made and the water inlet valve isn’t frozen then chances are that the problem lies in the ice maker itself. Unfortunately, most ice makers don’t have individual parts available that you can buy to replace or repair a broken piece, so if this is the case you’ll have to buy a new ice maker.
If you have any more questions about why your Electrolux ice maker isn’t making ice then don’t hesitate to call a professional. They’ve seen it all and won’t be judgmental about any problems that you’re having. In fact, they may be impressed by the fact that you have checked the temperature, water inlet valve, and fill tube!