Prevent Dripping In Built-in Ice Makers

For refrigerators with built in ice makers, there are a lot of perceived problems with "excessive dripping" that can be "fixed" quite easily. This tip only works if you frequently use crushed ice and experience this.


ANY time you dispense crushed ice from your ice maker, be sure to dispense a few cubes of ice right after. You can just throw away the cubed ice in your sink. By dispensing cubed ice after crushed ice, the following is accomplished:

  • The cubes knock loose any ice chips remaining in the shoot
  • This prevents those would be chips in the door from melting and dripping, causing extra water clean up for you.

The best thing is to stick with cubed ice ONLY. Using the crushed ice feature will cause more problems in the long run and most manufacturers, retailers, warranties, etc, take the stance that an ice maker is (a) not an emergency: when scheduling a repair it could take awhile, (b) not a major component: you won't be getting your entire fridge replaced because an ice maker is just a feature of the fridge (just like an extra humidity drawer) and (c) can be repaired: even though it will take forever to get someone there to diagnose, then order a part or parts, then take forever to come back for a second visit to install the parts (and you better hope it was the right part to fix or else you'll have to go through this again!). You will also be expected to take time off work for all of these visits.


By Liz from Austin,TX

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By Amanda in VA (Guest Post)
November 28, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for posting your appliance tips! They are very helpful

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