There are few things more problematic than a commercial ice machine not working when you need ice. You do not have to fret! Troubleshooting why a commercial ice machine is not working is easier than you think. Here, you can learn what all the possible problems could be and see if you need to call Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service in Maryland.
Common Ice Machine Problems
The most prevalent commercial ice machine problems are:
- Not producing ice
- Not producing enough ice
- Producing too much ice
- Freezing up
- Not turning on
- Making subpar ice cubes
Why Is the Commercial Ice Machine Not Working?
Power Is Off
Let’s start with the simplest fixes. Check to see that the machine is plugged in, that the power is on, and that your circuit breaker did not trip and no fuse has blown.
Position Isn’t Right
Check to see if the ice machine is in the best place it could be. Is it in a very hot area, like next to a commercial range? Maybe it is lodged between two appliances with no breathing room. Give the machine enough ventilation and a relatively cool location.
Also see that the machine is level. If it is not, you can adjust the feet to make it so.
Settings Are Off
Settings to check include:
- Power switch on and functional
- Ice probe connected and set according to instructions
- Temperature set according to instructions
- Water level according to instructions
Dirty Ice Machine
Water Line Isn’t Working
It could be the water line, not the ice machine, that is the problem. Check your water line for low pressure, clogs, ice, and other issues. If it is the water line, call a plumber.
Condenser Coils Are Dusty
The condenser coils are at the back or bottom of the appliance and could get dusty and overheat. It’s a good idea to deep clean your ice machine at least yearly and dust those condenser coils.
Is It Time to Call Pine Heights?
Did you find a broken part? Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service is here to the rescue in Maryland.
Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!
Since 1971, Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., has been the leader in Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in Restaurant Equipment Repair Services, Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance, in-shop repairs, and over-the-counter parts.
At Pine Heights, our motto is simple: “Quality Service for Less.” We provide the highest level of commercial maintenance for a competitive rate. We are veteran and family-owned and operated and located in Baltimore at 2900 West Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230.