Appliance DIY: Why Your KitchenAid Ice Maker Won’t Make Ice

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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.

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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.

Water Filter is Clogged

We suggest checking the water filter if your ice maker is still making ice, but less than normal. 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 the best results. Watch this video on how to change a KitchenAid water filter.

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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. Still asking yourself, “Why has my ice maker stopped making ice?” Contact Just-In Time Appliance Repair for quality KitchenAid repair near you.

Justin Duby

Justin Duby

Justin Duby, a Grants Pass native, opened Just-in Time Appliance Repair in 2014 after working with his grandparents in the appliance repair business for almost 10 years. Just attends various training programs throughout the year to keeps his skills sharp.

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