How To Fix Ikich Ice Maker Add Water light Stays ON

I’ve never had much trouble with Ikich Ice Maker Add Water light, until a few weeks ago. Now it just stays on no matter what I do and the water just keeps coming out of the ice maker and flooding my kitchen.

I was so frustrated! Finally, I found my solution, here are some other causes that might be the reason why your Ikich Ice Maker’s Add Water light stays on too.

Why to Fix Your Machine at Home?

The added water light on my IKICH-4001 ice maker sometimes stays ON. This is an annoying problem because I have to keep an eye on it to make sure it does not overfill.

I assume that any electrical issue would be covered under warranty. But there is no service center in my area, and shipping costs are expensive (and I’m sure that water damage from shipping isn’t covered either).

Fortunately, I was able to solve my problem with a few simple tools. Here’s how you can do it too.

The Root Cause

It seems like a simple problem. Why is my ice maker’s add water light staying on? All I have to do is push it to start making ice. However, that’s not always how things work in life or with appliances.

Even though you may push it many times or hold it down, your water light stays on, so what causes that? Let’s take a look at two common problems and their solutions. 

 Ikich Ice Maker Add Water light Stays ON

First, some icemakers need time to warm up before they can begin producing ice.

Second, if your refrigerator is new and cold inside, it might be sending an error signal to your icemaker telling it there isn’t enough water for ice production to begin.

The First Steps I Took to Fix it

At first, I was pretty concerned that my ice maker wasn’t functioning properly. But then I started to do some research online and realized that a few people had similar issues with their ice makers.

So, when I noticed my water add light coming on as well, I knew it was time to take action. The first thing I did was check out my user guide because I wanted to know if there were specific reasons why each light should be ON or OFF during operation. 

And lo and behold – there they were! It turns out that my water level indicator light comes on whenever I have less than 1 inch of water in my reservoir. 

That means that even though I was adding more water every day, it wasn’t enough to keep up with how much ice was being made. What can you do?

Finding New Solutions

There are multiple causes of why an ice maker’s added water light might stay on. Here are a few of them: 

  • The ice maker has been in use for over 8 hours. The inside of an ice machine is at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The ice maker has been put through multiple cycles. There is too much water in the tray.

Power Cycle Your Ice Maker

Read on to find out what to do when your added water light stays on, To fix the problem:

  • Unplug your ikich ice maker for about 30 minutes. 
  • Then plug it back in and see if you can reset it by pressing any buttons or changing any settings. 
  • If that doesn’t work then you may need to replace its thermostat or sensors that monitor temperature levels inside of it.

Also read: Reset Igloo Ice Maker The Ultimate Guide

Fix Temprature Issues

I have an IKICH ice maker from China. It’s been fine for about a year and a half until about 2 months ago when I noticed that after every cycle, it had to be refilled with water before another cycle could take place. 

The indicator light says to add water, so I do. After about 4-5 cycles, it stopped freezing altogether. At first, I thought it was an air bubble trapped in there, but then why would it have been draining and refilling itself? 

So I opened up my machine and started poking around inside of it. This is what I found…(more) I did some research on some other websites and here are some causes of low or no water flow into your ice maker or fridge. 

You can try these tips to see if they work for you too. Low Refrigerant Pressure – Your refrigerator has pressure sensors that will turn off your icemaker if they detect low refrigerant pressure. 

This means that your system may not be able to create enough cold temperatures to freeze water properly.

Final Fixes

We have had our ice maker for about 6 months now, which was a fairly large investment for us but very much worth it.

When I first began using my new machine I noticed that there was an issue with the ‘add water’ light staying on even though there was plenty of water in it. 

However, after some research and troubleshooting, we came up with an easy fix to get our maker back into use.

If you are having any issues with your machine not making enough or any ice at all then you should be able to easily resolve these issues by following these steps as well.

I am hoping that these tips will help out other people who are having problems similar to ours as well. Surely, your Ikich Ice Maker ‘Add Water Light Stays ON’ problem is resolved now.

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