Modern refrigeration units come with functional freezers. Gone is the time when we need to buy bags of ice regularly. We have come to depend on the freezers, so it’s aggravating when we find out that our freezer won’t make ice. Fortunately, there are many reasons you can examine yourself to see why your freezer isn’t producing ice properly.
You may be amazed at how several refrigerator repair services are caused by a malfunctioning freezer or even water dispenser. Below are the most common problems we encounter:
Too High Temperature
The temperature of the freezer must be adjusted between 0-5 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the freezer is set at a very high temperature, the ice maker won’t produce ice. You can examine the freezer temperature with a thermometer inside the unit for at least five minutes. When you find out that the freezer temperature is higher than five degrees, check a little further.
Initially, see to it that the condenser coils are clean. When they have dirt and other debris, get a wet cloth and clean them. Once it doesn’t work within two days, examine the evaporator coils to check if they are iced over. If they are stuck to too much frost, the fridge defrosts cycle will not work efficiently. If so, contact a professional technician to handle your fridge and get it running properly.
Clogged Water Filter
A clean water filter keeps the proper water flow and makes sure of the water quality. When the water filter is clogged and does not facilitate enough water to flow to the ice dispenser, it will affect the efficiency of the ice maker. Insufficient water flow indicates the freezer won’t make ice. Water filters should be changed twice a year. See the date on the filter. When it’s old, change it.
The thermostat regulates the temperature in the freezer. Once the defrost thermostat is defective, the freezer won’t make ice. In order to test the thermostat, utilize a multimeter to examine continuity. When the thermostat doesn’t have continuity, it could be malfunctioning and requires replacement.
Bad Assembly Component
It’s common for the assembly to stop working at some point. The individual components to the assembly work together, and when any of the components are damaged, the assembly must be replaced.
Insufficient Water Pressure
Water inlet valves open to enable water to pass through the freezer and water dispenser. It requires at least 20 psi to function properly. When the water pressure is too low, the valve will not open well, preventing or removing the flow of water to the dispenser.
When the water pressure is enough, make use of a multimeter to confirm if the water inlet valve has consistent power. When there is a disruption in power, change the water inlet valve.
After doing your homework, you have assessed what you can, and still, your Sub Zero freezer is not making ice. Schedule an appointment with a Sub Zero Appliance Repair technician to identify the issue and repair it. We offer Sub Zero refrigerators repair and Sub Zero freezer repair services.