Having an ice maker clean and fresh tasting is a key component to summer. If ice comes out cloudy, smells, tastes slightly off, or is old and smells like surrounding food, then it is time to change or clean the ice maker.
As we make our way through summer and are in need of excess amounts of ice, this is not the time for your ice maker to start causing problems! The three most common problems with ice makers are lake off ejecting the ice, leaking, and failing to make ice. The good news is ice makers are simple machines which all relatively operate the same way and leads to quick and easy repairs.
It’s disappointing when you are craving a cold glass of water or juice and realize you’re low or completely out of ice. You might wonder why it takes your ice maker so long to produce ice for your needs. There are a few common reasons this happens that you should check or get fixed to help your ice maker produce ice faster and more efficiently. There are also many easy repairs you can complete or things you can check yourself to make sure everything in your freezer is operating properly.
Leaks in your kitchen do not always come from your sink or dishwasher. Truth is, your refrigerator can be leaking from 5 different areas. This issue should be addressed immediately especially if the leak has reached the floor – and we’ll tell you why. Water on your kitchen floor is a slipping hazard and can put anyone at risk of experiencing electric shock who comes in contact with water and electrical outlets.
Since there are different brands and types of refrigerators, these trouble shooting tips will address the various problems your refrigerator may be experiencing. Consulting your manufacturer’s refrigerator manual will serve as a tool in fixing your appliance.Continue reading
This week on our Product Pick of the Week, we chose to talk about our ice machine cleaner. You probably never knew how important it is to clean your ice machine. Just like the food in your refrigerator goes bad, the ice and the food in your freezer can go bad and make your ice taste funny. Similarly, built up mineral deposits from the water can cause issues with your ice quality as well. This ice machine cleaner will make your ice odorless again and back to normal!
You’ve had your current appliance for what seems like a lifetime, and all those years ago you promised to run it to the ground. But, what happens if it’s Christmas Eve and you are left without a working oven? Or it is someone’s birthday and you can’t cook them their favorite meal? It may be time to start planning out the purchase of an appliance before you get stuck. Surprisingly there are some dates that are better than others for appliance purchasing.
Is your freezer suddenly frosting over? For starters, lets talk about the functions of our freezers. There must be cooling air circulated inside of each compartment within your freezer at all times. If this cool airs comes in contact with hot or humid air outside of a compartment it generates frost around your freezer. Ice or frost could be building up inside the top area or the back wall of the freezer as well as the freezer basket or drawer rails. If there is excess moisture, condensation, or fog coming from your freezer – this causes frost and even freezing.
Having a weak cooling system can also be the reason your freezer is not performing properly. More commonly known causes are:
Freezer door is not fully closed
Improper ventilation of cool air
Ice maker flap is open
Freezer drain tube frozen
Ice maker not filling properly
To avoid that extra frost buildup in your freezer, follow these simple tips: