Why does the water keep running in my Scotsman ice machine?

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There are a few reasons why the water might keep running in your Scotsman ice machine. Here are some of the most common causes:

  • Blocked drain line: The drain line is responsible for carrying away excess water from the ice machine. If the drain line is blocked, the water will back up and continue to run.
  • Faulty float valve: The float valve is responsible for shutting off the water supply when the ice machine is full. If the float valve is faulty, it will not close properly and the water will continue to run.
  • Low water pressure: If the water pressure is too low, the ice machine may not be able to fill the ice bin properly. This can cause the water to continue to run.
  • Damaged water inlet valve: The water inlet valve is responsible for supplying water to the ice machine. If the valve is damaged, it may not close properly and the water will continue to run.

If you are experiencing this issue, you can try to troubleshoot the problem yourself by checking the drain line, float valve, water pressure, and water inlet valve. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, you may need to call a qualified technician for assistance.

Here are some additional tips to help you prevent this issue from happening in the future:

  • Clean the drain line regularly to prevent blockages.
  • Replace the float valve every 2-3 years.
  • Check the water pressure regularly and make sure it is within the recommended range.
  • Have a qualified technician inspect the water inlet valve every year.