How to Use and Troubleshoot Your Sub Zero Ice Maker
If you have a Sub Zero refrigerator with a built-in ice maker, you may wonder how to use it properly and what to do if it stops working. In this article, we will provide you with some tips and instructions on how to operate and maintain your Sub Zero ice maker, as well as how to troubleshoot some common problems.
How to Use Your Sub Zero Ice Maker
Your Sub Zero ice maker is designed to produce clear, crescent-shaped ice cubes that are stored in a bin inside the freezer compartment. To use your ice maker, follow these steps:
Make sure the ice maker is turned on. You can find the on/off switch on the right side of the ice maker.
Make sure the water supply valve is open and the water filter is not clogged or expired. You can find the water supply valve behind the refrigerator and the water filter inside the refrigerator.
Wait for the ice maker to fill the bin with ice. This may take up to 24 hours after the first installation or after a long period of disuse.
When you need ice, open the freezer door and pull out the ice bin. You can use the scoop provided to take out the ice cubes you need.
Return the ice bin to its original position and close the freezer door.
How to Maintain Your Sub Zero Ice Maker
To keep your Sub Zero ice maker in good condition, you should perform some regular maintenance tasks, such as:
Clean the ice maker every six months or more often if you notice a decrease in ice quality or quantity. To clean the ice maker, turn it off and remove the ice bin. Wash the bin with warm water and mild detergent and rinse it well. Wipe the ice maker with a soft cloth dampened with a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Replace the ice bin and turn on the ice maker.
Replace the water filter every 12 months or more often if you notice a decrease in water flow or quality. To replace the water filter, turn off the water supply valve and open the refrigerator door. Locate the water filter housing on the upper right side of the refrigerator. Press the release button and pull out the old filter. Insert the new filter into the housing until it clicks into place. Turn on the water supply valve and run water through the dispenser for about five minutes to flush out any air or debris.
Check the ice level sensor every six months or more often if you notice that the ice bin is overfilled or underfilled. The ice level sensor is located on the left side of the ice maker and consists of a plastic arm that moves up and down as the ice level changes. To check the sensor, turn off the ice maker and remove any excess ice from the bin. Push down on the arm until it clicks into place. Turn on the ice maker and wait for it to cycle. The arm should rise as the ice level increases and stop when it reaches a horizontal position. If the arm does not move or stops at an incorrect position, you may need to replace it.
How to Troubleshoot Your Sub Zero Ice Maker
If your Sub Zero ice maker is not working properly, you may be able to fix it yourself by following some simple troubleshooting steps. Here are some common problems and their possible solutions:
ProblemPossible CausePossible Solution
No ice or not enough iceThe ice maker is turned offTurn on the ice maker
No ice or not enough iceThe water supply valve is closed or blockedOpen or unblock the water supply valve
No ice or not enough iceThe water filter is clogged or expiredReplace the water filter
No ice or not enough iceThe freezer temperature is too highLower the freezer temperature to -18ÂC (0ÂF) or below