If you’ve been having problems with your ice maker overflowing, you may be wondering what’s going on. There are several reasons why this might be happening, and in this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common ones. We’ll also provide tips on how to fix the issue and keep your ice maker running smoothly!
Why Is Your Ice Maker Overflowing?
There are several possible reasons for your refrigerator ice maker overflowing, let’s talk about the 3 most common ones!
Low Water Pressure in Home
One of the most common reasons for an ice maker overflowing is low water pressure in the home. If the water pressure is too low, it can cause the ice maker to fill too slowly and eventually overflow. If you see one large sheet of ice, this is likely a low-pressure issue.
To fix this issue, you’ll need to increase the water pressure in your home to at least 20psi. Contact your local plumber to come out and take a look at your home water pressure if you suspect it may be too low.
Once the water pressure is increased, the ice maker should start working properly again.
Problematic Water Inlet Valve
Another common issue that your ice maker overflows is a faulty water inlet valve. This valve is responsible for regulating the flow of water into the ice maker, and if it’s not working properly, it can cause the ice maker to fill too quickly and overflow. The results will be similar to the low-pressure issue, but if your pressure is fine this is likely what you’re dealing with.
If you suspect that the water inlet valve is the problem, you’ll need to replace it. We suggest calling a professional ice maker repair technician to diagnose and replace your water inlet valve if you suspect it is the cause of your ice maker overflowing.
Faulty Ice Maker Assembly
If the ice maker assembly is faulty, it can make it so your ice maker makes too much ice. This is not a common problem, but it can happen if the ice maker assembly becomes damaged or worn out. The ice maker assembly malfunctioning can cause a variety of issues, including your ice maker overflowing with ice. So if you’re not having any luck with other solutions, your problem probably lies here.
To fix this issue, you’ll need to replace the entire ice maker assembly. This is a pretty big job, so unless you’re very confident in your DIY skills, we recommend calling a professional.
We hope this blog post has helped you troubleshoot the issue with your ice maker overflowing. If you’re having other issues like your ice tastes bad, take a look at our other appliance blogs! And if you have any further issues with your freezer and would like assistance, please don’t hesitate to call our freezer ice maker repair team at Appliance Genie! We’re always happy to help.