What Are the Signs of a Failing Ice Maker?

Commercial Ice Maker

Ice machines have quickly become a staple in both homes and businesses alike. While it can be convenient to have available ice at the touch of a button, the truth is that these machines simply don’t last forever. 

The average lifespan of an ice maker is 5 years. So, if it’s been around five years since you’ve had your ice machine, here are five of the top signs that it’s time for a replacement and how Emergency Ice can help with ice delivery services.

  1. Low Ice Production

If your ice machine starts to produce less ice than you’re used to or completely halts ice production, you definitely have a problem on your hands. 

This particular issue is typically due to several factors:

  • Leaks in the water line
  • Clogs in the water line
  • Dirty water filters
  • Low water pressure
  1. The Water is Cool but Not Freezing

In order for water to become ice, it obviously needs to reach freezing temperatures. So if your ice machine is underperforming and you find a lot of cool water floating around, the temperatures are cool but not cold enough to get the job done.

  1. Short Cycling

As your ice machine ages, it may begin to short cycle and randomly turn on and off. Not only does this lead to insufficient ice production, but it also wastes your energy and eventually results in the breakdown of your machine.

So, if you start to notice short cycling, you may soon have a restaurant or bar that’s low on ice.

  1. Misshapen Ice

We often love the fact that ice that comes in different shapes and sizes can be used for specific purposes. However, if your ice is coming out in odd shapes like fused ice or very large chunks, the chances are high that your machine has a leak in its system that is causing the bug,

  1. Leaks in the System

If you start to find puddles forming around your ice machine, you have a leak in your system. Leaks can happen both inside and outside of your machine. 

So, if you notice that your ice is abnormally large like the example above, the first place you need to look is inside of your ice machine.

Outside leaks are usually caused by:

  • An unleveled machine
  • Pinches or damage to your water supply

What Can You Do in the Meantime?

While we don’t perform ice machine repairs, Emergency Ice can definitely help in a situation where an ice maker is failing.

Even if your ice machine stops giving you the ice you need, you can rely on us to provide you with the coolest ice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our ice delivery service is simple, fast, and safe. 

We’ve been in the ice delivery business since 1971 and are on hand 24/7 for businesses that need our ice services.

Order Your Next Ice Delivery With Emergency Ice!

If your business is in need of ice, trust the experts at Emergency Ice to give you the ice you need for success. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule your first of many ice deliveries from Emergency Ice.

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