The KitchenAid Superba Refrigerator includes a built-in icemaker for a steady, handy supply of ice. Some models also offer you additional features, like having the ability to choose between crushed and cubed ice. But on a few occasions, you may encounter problems that prevent your icemaker from functioning correctly. Though some problems are easy to troubleshoot others, like the maker failing to produce ice completely or producing smaller cubes than normal, can indicate an issue that needs professional service. Being able to tell the difference means your fridge can be back to creating ice as quickly as possible.
Not Producing Ice
If your fridge’s ice maker is not creating ice, check that the shutoff arm or switch is in the On position. The water line shutoff valve into the fridge must be open, also. If the ice maker has just been installed, the freezer temperature may not be cold enough to make ice. Allow 24 hours after the ice maker setup for ice production. It might take as many as three days for the ice container to fill even after the fridge starts producing ice. If your fridge model features an interior ice container, check that an ice cube has not become jammed in the ice maker’s ejector arm use a plastic utensil to gently pry it out of the arm. To get a fridge that features a reverse osmosis water filter system, make sure that your cold water supply includes a water pressure in a minimum of 40 to 60 psi. If you’re unsure about your water pressure, contact a licensed plumber to analyze your connection.
Ice Cubes Are Modest or Hollow
When your fridge produces ice cubes that are hollow or small, it usually indicates that the water supply into the ice maker has low water pressure. Check that the water shutoff valve is completely open and analyze the water supply lines to ensure that there aren’t any kinks or pinched areas that may restrict water flow. To get a fridge with a water filter connected, remove the filter and see whether water flow to the dispenser increases. If it does, the filter is clogged or not installed correctly. Replace a clogged filter or reinsert the filter correctly to improve the quality of your ice. Remember that a reverse osmosis water filter system connected to the cold water supply needs the appropriate water pressure too, so if it’s lower than 40 psi, it may product small or stale cubes.
Ice Cubes Have Funny Taste/Odor/Color
Your ice maker can produce ice that has a peculiar taste, odor or color whether its plumbing connections are fresh so that you may have to throw out the first three or so batches of ice after the pipes and fittings are changed. Your ice may also taste, smell or look funny if the cubes have been saved for longer than a week or if the food in the fridge or freezer have not been wrapped properly. If you stay in an area where the water supply contains antioxidants such as sulfur, you may have to install a filter to eliminate the minerals to improve the taste and smell of this ice. When your ice appears dark or gray in shade, it usually indicates that your water filtration system needs further flushing. Flush it by employing a sturdy container to hold the water dispenser lever for five seconds and then releasing it for five seconds. Repeat the procedure for 2 minutes so all of the air in the system is pushed out.
Dispenser Not Functioning Properly
If your ice producer’s incisions isn’t operating correctly, make sure that the freezer door is securely closed. Next, analyze the ice container to ensure that it’s installed properly — you must push down when replacing the container to make sure that it’s protected. Check the contents of the container; ice will not dispense if it’s frozen together within the container. The dispenser can also fail to work if you place cubes that weren’t generated by the refrigerator’s ice maker within it. Finally, be certain that there isn’t any ice stuck in the dispenser’s delivery shoot. In that case, use a plastic utensil to pry it loose.