If your ice maker is not making ice, then you can do some basic troubleshooting yourself before booking a professional appointment. Most of the time, the ice maker starts making ice by just resetting the machine. In this guide, we’re going to troubleshoot the Frigidaire ice maker.
In case, you don’t know- how to reset the Frigidaire ice maker then read this guide completely. If your Frigidaire ice maker not working this guide will be helpful for you. Here I’m going to tell you every possible way to diagnose and fix the Frigidaire countertop ice maker as well as for the Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker.
How To Reset Frigidaire Countertop Ice Maker
First, let’s start with the Frigidaire countertop ice maker. If you’ve purchased a Frigidaire nugget ice maker or any other countertop ice maker then follow these steps to troubleshoot and fix the issue.
Steps To Reset Frigidaire Portable Ice Maker
Follow these steps to reset the Frigidaire countertop ice maker-
- Unplug your Frigidaire ice maker from the power source.
- Drain the water reservoir.
- Open the lid and empty the ice basket.
- Now clean the metal tubes with a soft cloth.
- Close the ice maker lid.
- Plug-in the ice maker to the power socket.
- Turn ON the machine.
- Now, press and hold the power button of the ice maker for 10-12 seconds.
- Let it be on rest for the next 2-3 hours.
- Turn ON back and see if the problem is fixed.
Frigidaire Countertop Ice Maker Toubleshooting
If your countertop ice maker is not making ice, then you can fix it yourself (in most cases). Follow these steps to troubleshoot your countertop ice maker-
1. Check if ice bin is full
All countertop ice maker comes with an advance sensor that detects if ice bin is full or not. If there is enough ice in your ice basket then the sensor automatically turns off the machine. In that case, the ice maker stops making ice cubes.
2. Check if water reservoir is empty
An ice maker freezes the water into ice cubes. If your water reservoir is empty then it stops making ice. Before thinking that your ice maker is dead, you should check if the water reservoir is empty or not. If it’s empty, fill it with the appropriate water level.
3. Check if power cord is not defective
Your ice maker works with electricity. If your power cord is broken or defective, then it doesn’t pass electricity. You should inspect your power cable before calling a professional to get your ice maker repaired.
4. Check if ice maker is not in cleaning mode
Almost good quality ice makers come with automatic cleaning. It runs a cleaning cycle after some time interval so that, you get pure and tasteless ice cubes. Check if your ice maker is not in cleaning mode. You have to wait for a few minutes until the cleaning cycle is completed.
5. Check if there’s no scale formation
The tap water contains lots of impurities and minerals that lead to scale formation inside the tubes. If you haven’t cleaned your ice maker in the last 6 months then it’s time to clean it. The scale formation and minerals contamination blocks the water tube and reduces the efficiency of the machine. Hence, your ice maker stops making ice. I have written a detailed guide on countertop ice maker cleaning.
How To Reset Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker
If you have got a Frigidaire refrigerator and its ice maker is not making ice then read this guide. Here, I’ll explain how to troubleshoot the Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker at home.
Steps To Reset Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker
Follow these steps to reset Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker-
- Connect the refrigerator to a power supply.
- Turn ON the refrigerator.
- Remove the ice bin.
- Locate the hard reset button (located on the right side).
- Press and hold it for 10 seconds.
- Place the ice bin and disconnect the power supply.
- Leave it for 6 hours.
- Now, plugin the power cord.
- Trun ON the machine and check if it works.
Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker Toubleshooting
If your ice maker is not producing ice, then there must be some other factors that contribute to it. Here we’ll troubleshoot the Frigidaire ice maker.
1. Check your water filter
If your ice maker is not working or making ice slowly then it could be due to the water filter. Check your water filter located on the back of the refrigerator and ensure that it’s not clogged. You can remove and check the water flow. If it’s clogged, change the filter.
2. Water inlet pipe is choaked
The minerals and impurities present in the water react with pipes. After a few months, it choack the pipe and restricts the water flow. If your ice maker doesn’t receive the water, it doesn’t give the ice cubes.
3. Check if the ice maker water line is frozen
Due to the low temperature inside the ice maker cabinet, the water line freezes first and it restricts the water flow. In that case, you need to turn OFF your refrigerator for 6-7 hours until frozen water melts.
These are some common causes that stop the ice production inside the ice maker. I hope you understand the steps to reset Frigidaire ice maker and troubleshoot the machine. You can follow the above steps to fix Frigidaire ice maker not making ice or slow ice production.
Do not forget to clean your ice maker regularly.