Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I fixed our icemaker!

I am such a Mrs. Fixit!

A few months ago, our ice maker was not making as much ice as it used to. I figured it must be time to change the valve. I have done this before and it is pretty easy after the first time…when I knew what I was doing.

I replaced it and the icemaker started making more ice, but then a couple of weeks ago, Hubby told me it was not making ice. I didn’t know what the heck the problem was and I didn’t feel like messing with it, so we just bought ice. Then Sunday, we pulled out the fridge so I could check and see if maybe the line was kinked or the valve clogged. Hmmmmm…..I could see water going all the way up to the fill tube on the backside of the freezer.

I was stumped.

So I started researching on-line and after a little while searching, I followed the easiest bit of advice. Point a blow drier at the fill tube as it can freeze up. I could see a fill tube, but knew it had to be somewhere back there. So, I plugged in my handy blow drier and blew at it for a couple of minutes.

Voila! Apparently that was what was wrong, as the ice maker started filling with water. Yeah! We don’t have to buy bags of ice anymore.

I am so handy to have around the house.

8 comments:

Mark said...

If I were Hubby, I'd be worried that I'd come home to find my bags packed. No sense in keeping him around anymore!
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A.Marie said...

Not only are you Betty Crocker in the kitchen but now you are also Mrs. Fixit!!! ;)

SonyaAnn said...

I have a list a mile long for you!!!!! Den is great with cars but not so much with fixing things. You are amazing!

McVal said...

Awesome!!! You're like the Martha Stewart with a blow dryer!

Frances said...

Mark, I need Hubby because he is so cute! And he is a great cook.

Frances said...

A.Marie, I feel so accomplished!

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, thanks to my dad, I am not afraid to try to fix anything. I don't always succeed, but I am willing to try.

Frances said...

McVal, I proved that blow dryers are not just for hair!