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Ice Maker Repair in El Cajon

Many areas of commerce and general foodservice involve the use of ice machines, and many cannot even function normally if ice machines fail. Lack of ice in the seafood department of a convenience store (shrimp, oysters, fish, squid) will disrupt the sales process, lack of ice in the kitchens of restaurants or bars will not bring joy either. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Center has been doing ice maker repair in El Cajon, CA for over 15 years.

Why this company?

Our engineers have many years of experience in repairing ice machines, refrigerated cabinets, and freezer chests and have developed an algorithm for correct and quick elimination of failures. Having a warehouse of refrigeration equipment helps to have quick access to spare parts without markup, which will make the repair price below competitors. Engineers of our company carry out ice maker repairs without the need to bring equipment into the shop in the shortest possible time. Just call and order ice maker diagnostics and repairs from our engineers and you'll see that we can be trusted to keep your business running smoothly.

Ice maker breakdowns

Problems with programmer, valve, and thermostat.

You have noticed that ice is freezing in pieces on the evaporator. Defrost cycle does not start. First thing to do is to turn off and reset the unit. 

Causes of problems and possible solutions:

  • Programmer. The thermostat sends a signal to the control module, which starts the defrost or freeze cycle. If processes do not start within 12 minutes, run diagnostics.
  • Evaporator thermostat. It signals the temperature in the chamber to the module. To perform the test, press the spring of the part from the back side. Measure the resistance with a multimeter. 
  • Solenoid valve. The valve shuts off the flow of refrigerant to the evaporator to freeze the liquid. It opens before starting the defrost, allowing hot flow into the evaporator. 

Nozzle clogging or pump malfunction (no water flow).

Typical signs of malfunctioning are incorrectly shaped ice or incomplete filling of the forms. The pump is used to force water into the compartment, which comes through the nozzles. If the water is not coming, then there is a clog that needs to be removed.

Even if cubes are formed, they are not the right shape. 

There is not enough water to completely fill the molds. Check the stop valve of the filling hose. Open it to its full capacity. Problems with the operation of the solenoid valve. In this case it is necessary to replace the element. 

Unstable operation of the pump.

Water flows into the chamber intermittently and unstably. It is necessary to clean: the manifold, filter, nozzles. Diagnose pump malfunction, install a new part if necessary. 

To keep the system running smoothly, it is important to perform regular maintenance ice maker services: cleaning the equipment from dust, dirt, and condensation that occurs during the production of crushed ice. Specialists recommend using baking soda in domestic conditions for cleaning stubborn stains on the surface of the unit's walls.

What range of work is included in maintenance

  • Cleaning the condenser from dust, dirt.
  • Checking the condition of the automatics and its repair in case of detecting malfunctions.
  • Calibration of temperature evaporator and controller.
  • Determination of oil level in the system, its replacement and refilling.
  • Carrying out complete diagnostics of the ice maker.

Chula Vista Appliance Repair Center installs, services, and repairs ice machines. We have 15 years of experience, we know our business very well, and we understand our customers' problems.  Rest assured, we will do everything we can to get your appliance repaired as quickly and efficiently as possible.  El Cajon ice maker repair and service at home, go to the enterprise and retail outlets. You can call us or leave a completed form on our website, and we will contact you as soon as possible!

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1. Call us at (619) 880-5508 to describe the issue
2. We book an appointment right away
3. Our technician will call 30 min before arrival
4. The technician will assess the issue
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