I read more posts on here about problems with ice makers.
Every time I visit my mother, her ice maker is not making ice, or
makes too much, or something else.....
Are they all this much trouble?
I have never owned one, and dont think I'd want one after hearing all
the troubles with them. I'll stick to my plastic ice cube trays.
I'd never want one. They take up too much freezer space.
What works best? They have these plastic bag things. You fill with water and
tie the end. Toss in the freezer and you've got 18 ice cubes. You just punch
out the ones you want and the plastic bag keeps the rest fresh.
Consumer Reports says that the icemaker is the most common part of the
fridge to need repair. That being said, our last three fridges have
had 'em. Although one broke down and had to be fixed, I'll always get
one. The convenience---getting ice without letting the cold air out of
the fridge, not having to stock up on ice before company comes, not
having three empty trays in the freezer when the kids don't want to
fill them---far outweighs the problems.
Others no doubt will have different opinions.
Best -- Terry
Just depends, I bought a frig about 12 years ago and did not have any
trouble. Moved , bought a frig of the same brand but the icemaker was
differant looking. It lasted 2 years and I just replaced it. Seems that
one make replaces most of the brand named ones now.
We had an automatic ice maker years ago but did NOT get one on the
refrigerator we bought some years ago. I give this refrigerator to my
daughter and bought a new one - WITH an ice maker - about four years ago. It
has required service at least once and is again inoperable.
Still, I miss it and, when finances allow, will have it repaired again.
I suspect the biggest problem with automatic ice makers is DISuse - they are
not operated often enough. Use it or lose it, I guess.
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