Suggestions on How to Defrost an Ice Maker.

Ice makers provide a convenient continuous supply of fresh ice. Occasionally, this process may be interrupted and stop the supply of ice. The water fill tube that supplies fresh water to the ice maker can freeze, blocking the flow of water and resulting in small or nonexistent ice cubes. Resolving this problem requires knowing how to defrost ones ice maker. Appliance repair technicians like those at Nebraska Home Appliance have many years’ of experience troubleshooting and repairing appliance problems. With their experience comes the ability to offer suggestions to home owners attempting to do DIY appliance repair.

They suggest home owners follow the steps listed below:

1. Unplug the refrigerator and remove ice from the ice maker and the ice tray. Any food near the ice maker should be moved to another spot in the freezer or refrigerator.

2. Locate the water fill tube that runs from the water supply to the ice maker. Look for a small metal clip that holds the tube in place, if one is present pull it down and remove it.

3. Use a heat gun on low speed and point it at the refill tube to defrost. Dry any water with a towel as the frost melts, and be careful not to melt any plastic parts in the ice maker or freezer. If one doesn't want to use a heat gun, place the ice tray under the tube to catch the water, and pour small amounts of hot water over the tube with a small cup or baster.

4. Replace the metal clip and the ice tray before plugging in the refrigerator.

Nebraska Home Appliance repairs and services, and sells replacement parts for all major brands of appliances both in the home and commercial, including LG, GE, Sub Zero, Electrolux, Maytag and all the rest. When a badly-needed appliance starts acting up, one need only turn to the appliance repair Omaha, Nebraska professionals. While there, one should have the technician provide a maintenance assessment of the other appliances in the home to keep them in top working order.