Summer is almost here, which means hot weather and cold drinks. If you’re ice maker isn’t ready for summer like you are, it’s time to take a look at it. We’ve listed a couple of common ice maker repair parts to get you started. Or give us a call to help diagnose your broken ice maker.
Common Ice Maker Repair Parts
Reasons why appliances need replacement parts can vary; everyday use and handling of an appliance both play a role in the appliances life. Ice makers are a perfect example of an appliance that gets both everyday and heavy use. Commercial ice makers cost thousands of dollars, however, there is a way to extend its life with simple maintenance. Cleaning the condenser coils, usually located at the bottom of the appliance, will keep the ice maker from getting too warm which leads to ice that is sub-par. These coils should be cleaned every 12 months, but if there is a large amount of debris deposited on the coils, reduce the maintenance interval as needed.
Water pumps should be checked if you notice your ice maker is not producing the desired amount of ice, or if the ice is unusually thin. These pumps are relatively inexpensive, varying between 60 to 250 dollars, but can last a long time with proper maintenance. Sometimes a problem can be diagnosed as a simple broken O-ring, usually coming in at the whopping price of under a dollar. However, it’s true that nothing lasts forever, and replacing a water pump in an ice maker is a quick and easy fix.
If you find yourself in need of a common ice maker repair part or replacement parts for any of your appliances, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help you out.