A new ice maker can make a kitchen more functional and entertaining more convenient. These appliances produce plenty of frozen cubes without the hassle of filling and freezing ice trays, and they come in a variety of styles. If you currently have an ice maker that isn’t working properly, it may be time to upgrade to a new model.
|What you can expect|
|Range per icemaker:||$339.32||$410.88|
|Range for this type of project:||$339||$411|
Cost of residential-grade, freezer-mounted ice-making unit with connections and fitting for perfect installation.
Icemaker Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Water supply will be shut off, tee connector placed, and water supply tubing routed. Unit will be mounted and secured, water supply connected, and leak-free operation verified. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Icemaker Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to install an ice maker|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per icemaker||$81.79|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 icemaker||$369.09|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 icemaker||$333.89 - $404.30|
There are some clear signs that indicate it’s time for a new ice maker. The appliance may start leaking, or it might begin producing cubes that aren’t completely frozen. In some cases, the ice maker may stop working altogether. If you’re not sure whether the ice maker can be repaired or should be replaced, consult with an appliance repair professional.
There are two main types of ice makers for residential applications — portable and built-in. Portable units are great for parties because they can be used indoors or outdoors and fit easily on a table or countertop. Built-in ice makers work well for everyday use because they produce larger quantities of ice than portable units and also keep the ice frozen until it's needed.
When shopping for an ice maker, capacity is one feature to consider. Some ice makers only hold a few pounds of ice, while others can accommodate 25 pounds or more. Another thing to consider is ice shape — some ice makers produce traditional crescent cubes while others deliver crushed ice or even specialty shapes.