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What are some common KitchenAid ice maker probems?

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Some common KitchenAid ice maker problems are a defective inlet valve, defective ice maker module, low water pressure and defective door switch. Other problems include defective assembly, clogged water filter, and a defective thermostat.

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When the temperature of the freezer is below or above the recommended level, the ice maker fails to work appropriately. The optimum temperature range is zero to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Frost may have piled up on the evaporator coil, making the whole system faulty. In this regard, homeowners need to remove frost occasionally. Similarly, they need to ensure the condenser fan is functional, and that the condenser coil is free from foreign substances.

As the water inlet works on both electronic and mechanical functions, it may impede water from flowing through occasionally. In addition, low water pressure may cause a malfunction. Low pressure may result in hollow ice cubes or no ice at all. Homeowners should always ensure the water pressure is between 40 and 120 pounds per square inch.

KitchenAid is one of the leading icemaker manufacturers and makes other kitchen appliances. Homeowners should read the instructional manual thoroughly to learn all methods of troubleshooting most common problems.

If homeowners fail to find the problem, they can consider investing in a new icemaker. Repairing the old one might be more expensive in the long run than buying a new one, especially if many components of the ice maker are faulty.

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