Having a KitchenAid ice maker at home makes it easy to enjoy cold, refreshing beverages all year long.
But you may occasionally run into some hitches like the clean light refusing to turn off after cleaning.
The good news is resetting the clean light on your KitchenAid ice maker involves a few simple steps and doesn't require any specialized tools.
Clean Light Reset on KitchenAid Ice Maker: An Overview
Resetting the clean light on your KitchenAid ice maker can typically fix its persistent blinking.
In this scenario, you may have read in your manual that the first attempt would be to press the "Clean" button to resume the cleaning cycle that may have been interrupted.
But what if pressing the "Clean" button doesn't stop the blinking? The next step would be to reset the ice maker directly.
This reset is done by unplugging the machine or shutting off the power at the circuit breaker, which resets the ice maker's controls.
It's a simple yet effective way to ensure your ice maker operates efficiently, recognizing the cleaning cycle's status correctly.
For a more detailed guide on the general reset process, read this article.
How to Quickly and Easily Reset a Clean Light on Kitchenaid Ice Maker
Resetting the clean light is a simple process that can be done in just a few easy steps.
But before proceeding with restarting your ice maker, consider these preliminary checks:
Check If the Cleaning Cycle Is Interrupted
If the cleaning cycle has been interrupted for any reason, the clean light will continue to blink.
To resume the cleaning process, simply press the "Clean" button again. The cycle will pick up from where it left off.
Wait for the Cleaning Cycle to Complete
The cleaning cycle typically takes between 70 to 90 minutes.
Once the cycle finishes, the ice maker display will show "Cleaning Complete," and the blinking light will stop.
If these steps do not resolve the issue, then proceed with restarting your ice maker by following these steps:
- Turn Off the Ice Maker: Switch off the ice maker by unplugging it from the power outlet or by turning off the power at the fuse box or circuit breaker.
- Wait for a Few Moments: Wait for a few minutes after turning off the ice maker to allow its internal systems to reset.
- Restore Power: Reconnect the ice maker to the power supply or turn the power back on at the fuse box or circuit breaker.
- Check the Clean Light: Observe if the clean light has turned off after restoring power to the ice maker.
- Press the Clean Button: If the clean light remains on, press the "Clean" button to prompt the ice maker to complete any unfinished cleaning cycle.
What Issues Would Prevent Me from Resetting the Clean Light on My Kitchenaid?
Here are a few issues that might prevent you from resetting the clean light on your Kitchenaid ice maker.
Let's go through some of the most common problems and how you can troubleshoot them.
Water Supply Issues
Check the water line that connects your ice maker to the main water supply.
Make sure there are no leaks, kinks, or other damages in the line. Ensure that the water valve connected to the water line is fully open.
Additionally, inspect the water line for any mineral deposits or blockages that could impede water flow. These issues are common and can affect the performance of your ice maker.
If you find any deposits or blockages, you should remove them carefully according to the manufacturer's instructions.
A rapidly blinking clean light could indicate a tripped thermostat, possibly due to power fluctuations. You can try the reset steps above again.
However, if the issue persists, it might indicate a more serious problem, requiring consultation with KitchenAid support.
If you're encountering strange noises from your KitchenAid refrigerator, such as a ringing sound, and wondering what it could mean, this related article might help.
Resetting the clean light on your KitchenAid ice maker can be done quickly and easily.
By taking just a few simple steps, you ensure that your ice maker will continue working efficiently and provide fresh, clean ice when needed.