A clogged ice maker water line may sound like a bad problem to have, but most of the time the process of unclogging the water line isn’t very tough. The greatest challenge about this project is finding the cause of the problem, because unfortunately, there are many small things that can cause the refrigerator to stop producing ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and move it out from the wall. When you do this, you’ll also need to close the water line that leads to the ice maker. The valve should be near the back of the refrigerator. Then, disconnect the water line from the refrigerator. Put a bucket beneath the cold water connection to catch any water that falls from the pipe.
As already mentioned, there are many things that could be causing the clog in the water line.
When you’re finished troubleshooting the refrigerator, push the unit back into place and hook up the refrigerator by reversing the process you used to disconnect it from the wall. Give the refrigerator about 24 hours to produce ice.
If this doesn’t work, there could be a problem with the plumbing itself. Disconnect the refrigerator once more and turn on the water supply valve to let water out of the cold water pipe. If the water won’t come out of the pipe, could be the result of a blockage inside the pipe. If your home has hard water, a calcified lump inside the pipe could be blocking the flow.
When all else fails, try doing some additional online research.
If you suspect that plumbing is the source of your refrigerator’s problem, contact Terry’s Plumbing. We have over 30 years in the business. If plumbing is the issue, we can definitely determine the source of your problem and perform any necessary repairs.