As we head into the warmer season, the ice maker becomes a hot commodity. So when your KitchenAid ice maker won’t make ice, it’s not something to procrastinate on. We’ve compiled a list of DIY ice maker troubleshooting tips to save you time.
KitchenAid Ice Maker Won’t Make Ice: DIY Guide
Is your ice maker not working? First, check to see if the ice maker is on by doing a quick KitchenAid refrigerator ice maker reset. Lift the ice maker level up into the locked/off position, then release it back down into the on position.
Check out these common issues to further diagnose the problem and see if you can fix it yourself or if you need to hire help.
Freezer Temperature Too High
A common cause for when a KitchenAid ice maker won’t make ice is that the freezer temperature is too high. When the temperature is too high, ice cube production is deficient. Clean the condenser coils and check to ensure the condenser fan is working properly.
Water Filter is Clogged
When we are informed, “My ice maker stopped making ice,” we suggest checking the water filter. If you haven’t changed your filter in the last 6 months, you could have a clogged filter. If the water filter is clogged it restricts water flow and prevents the ice maker from working efficiently.
Replace your water filter with a quality filter every 6 months for best results. Watch this video on how to change a KitchenAid water filter.
Water Inlet Valve Not Working
If your KitchenAid ice maker won’t make ice the cause may be a defective water inlet valve. The water inlet valve is electric and requires adequate water pressure to function. If you have a faulty valve or there is not enough water pressure, the valve won’t open and the ice maker won’t fill with water.
Use a multimeter to check the water inlet valve and if it is defective, replace it.
When to Hire a Professional
Your fridge ice maker not making ice is frustrating. Whether you suspect the ice maker not filling with water or the KitchenAid ice maker won’t make ice, the end result is the same and you need it fixed. So if all else fails, the ice maker itself is most likely defective.
We recommend that you have the ice maker tested and replaced by a professional. Contact Just-In Time Appliance Repair for quality KitchenAid repair near you.