Igloo Ice Maker Not Working – How To Reset Guide

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Is your Igloo Ice Maker not working? The easiest fix is to reset your Igloo ice maker to get it working again. Here’s what you need to know in our comprehensive Igloo Ice Maker troubleshooting guide!

Why Is My Igloo Ice Maker Not Working?

Your Igloo Ice Maker may not work for several reasons. But, these are the top reasons why it may stop working:

  • There could be a problem with the power supply or power outlet.

If a problem exists with your Igloo’s power supply, it cannot work. Check the power cord and power outlet to ensure they are functional and free of defects.

  • There might not be enough water in the reservoir.

Your Igloo ice maker needs water to make ice. If the reservoir is empty, it cannot make ice cubes. Check to see if the water reservoir is empty. If it is empty, refill it.

  • The water supply line/filters could be blocked.

If your Igloo has the right amount of water, but it’s not making ice, there could be a blockage. Debris and mineral build-up in the water supply line could block the supply pump. Jams happen over time if you don’t clean your ice maker often. You can read our Igloo Ice Maker cleaning guide for specific steps.

  • The supply line might be frozen.

The easiest way of resetting your Igloo ice maker is to unplug it and let it sit for a few hours. This will ensure that no ice is jamming the unit and preventing it from operating.

  • The ice bin may be full.

Some ice makers have a sensor that detects when the ice bin is full or empty. If it is full, the sensor turns off the ice maker. So, the ice maker stops making ice cubes.

  • Your Igloo ice maker might be in cleaning mode.

There are self-cleaning ice makers that stop producing ice when they are in cleaning mode. Always check to verify which mode your ice maker is in.

How To Reset Igloo Ice Maker

  1. Hold/press the power button for 10 seconds.
  2. Unplug your Igloo ice maker.
  3. If there’s water in the reservoir, drain the water reservoir.
  4. Empty the ice bin.
  5. Wait for 30 minutes, then plug in your Igloo ice maker again.
  6. Refill the reservoir and see if it works.

Video – Troubleshooting Igloo Portable Ice Maker

The Bottom Line

Your Igloo Ice Maker might stop working for any number of reasons. Luckily, there are several troubleshooting tips to help you solve the problem. For example, you can check the power supply, check for blockages, or reset your Igloo Ice Maker. Being one of the best portable ice makers available, we understand why you’d want to get the most out of your Igloo!

Paul Wade
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Paul Wade

I’m Paul, and I founded Ice Maker Basics with my friends. We are dedicated to good drinking with ice and great living.
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4 thoughts on “Igloo Ice Maker Not Working – How To Reset Guide”

  1. We have had our igloo ice maker less than two weeks and it has stopped working. It ran out of water we refilled and now the power doesn’t come back on.
    Tried unplugging still nothing:

  2. The ice maker works in every way… but the cooling fan is not running. How do I check the fan and where do I find a replacement fan?

  3. Why is my ice machine only making one bullet cube at a time. All ten used to freeze, now only the first one in the line freezes.

    • In this case, there is usually a problem with the water pipes or the water pump, which is causing the water flow to not be evenly distributed.


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