Cafe fridges are reliable and provide lots of ice. Whether you need an ice maker for your drinks, to keep food fresh, or even for entertaining guests, a functional ice maker is a must-have. However, when your Cafe refrigerator isn’t producing ice, it can be frustrating and inconvenient. It is possible that a Cafe refrigerator might not make ice due to a variety of reasons, such as an obstruction in the water line or a malfunctioning ice maker. This article will discuss the main causes of the ice maker’s failure, and provide step-by–step instructions for fixing it. The information and guidance will allow you to identify the problem quickly and fix your refrigerator to make ice again.
Common solutions for: My Cafe fridge isn’t making Ice
Cafe Refrigerator Main Control Board:
The Cafe refrigerator’s main control board controls the voltage being sent to the maker of ice. The ice maker may not function when the control board has been damaged. Examine the board for signs of damage, or an issue with the component. A multimeter can be used to determine if the voltage is reaching the the ice maker. Temperature of the freezer over 10 ° F (-12C). Ice makers will not work efficiently if the temperature in the freezer is higher than 10°F (-12C). To ensure that the ice maker works correctly, the temperature of the freezer should not exceed 0°F (-18°F to -15°C). To ensure the ice maker works correctly, the temperature of the freezer must not exceed 5°F (-18 to -15C). Also, make sure to check if there is any frozen evaporator coils. If the tubes of the evaporator are frozen, it’s likely that a component of the defrost process has failed.
Cafe Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve
The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to supply water to the dispenser and ice maker. It won’t allow water to flow through when the valve for water inlet fails or has low pressure. The Cafe Ice Maker won’t make any ice. For the valve to work properly, it needs at minimum 20 PSI. The water pressure should be at least 20 PSI. To verify that the pressure of water to the valve is sufficient it is possible to use a multimeter. If the valve for water supply is supplying sufficient power and pressure, but the icemaker won’t make the ice because of insufficient water, it should be replaced.
Cafe Refrigerator Ice Maker Assembly
Many of the components of the Cafe Ice Maker Assembly are not available separately. This means you may need to replace the whole Cafe Ice Maker Assembly. Before you replace the icemaker assembly, be sure to check the valve for water inlet and the water line. If none of these parts are defective, and the freezer temperature is at least 15 degrees Fahrenheit, you can replace the ice maker assembly.
Low Water Pressure from House Supply
The home might not have enough water pressure. The water supply valve supplies water to the dispenser. The valve that supplies water to the water dispenser requires a minimum of 20 psi to function properly. Examine the flow of water and then test the pressure to determine if it is at least 20 psi. Confirm the Cafe’s icemaker has been switched on. The paddle or arm should be able to move freely. Ice dispensers in the door require you to open the door so that the indicator light remains on constant when the flap and door switch are pressed.
Cafe Refrigerator Door Switch
The door switch turns off the water and ice dispenser once the Cafe refrigerator door is open. The dispenser won’t turn off when the door switch is damaged. To determine if the door switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. Replace it if the switch isn’t functioning when it is activated.
Cafe Refrigerator’s Ice Level Control Board
Some Cafe refrigerators utilize an Infrared Beam to detect the amount of ice within the bucket. If the ice levels are at the top of a bucket, the infrared beam ceases to function. The control board shuts off the icemaker. The control board signals the icemaker to make more ice if the ice levels are below that beam. If the ice control board is not functioning, the icemaker will stop making ice. Check that the ice-level control board is on. Replace the ice-maker control board if power is not being received by the icelevel control board.
Cafe Refrigerator Filter
Blockage of the water filter could block water from flowing into the dispenser. This will make the ice maker not function effectively. To ensure proper water flow, and maintain high water quality, it’s suggested that the filter be replaced every six to 12 months. An Auger Motor for Cafe Refrigerators are required to properly dispense Ice. The motor turns an auger shaft to move the ice out the ice bucket. If the motor for the auger fails or is damaged, the ice will stop moving forward and fall through the chute. This could create the impression that the ice maker is not working. You can test the auger motor by pulling out the bucket and turning the bucket’s auger with your hand. A multimeter can be used to check the electrical integrity of the motor, if it is able to rotate freely. Replace the auger motor if it doesn’t have continuity or isn’t running.
Cafe Refrigerator Ice Bucket
On many Cafe refrigerators the ice bucket is equipped with an auger motor that is used to spin an auger blade to move the frozen ice from the bucket and down the chute of the dispenser. The ice bucket could be damaged if the motor stops turning and the ice doesn’t disperse. If you notice cracks or wear, inspect the auger motor, ice bucket and the drive coupler. If needed, replace the bucket. A Cafe refrigerator not making ice is a frequent issue. There are many reasons for this. There are many ways to make your appliance produce ice again, including a blocked water line, faulty ice makers, and thermostat issues. This article will help you understand how to diagnose and fix the problem without professional assistance. Regular maintenance can help to avoid future problems. This means cleaning the ice maker, and ensuring that the water line is clear. You can take charge and get your Cafe refrigerator running again when you next require it.