What do you do when ice flow becomes ice floe?
Aren't they the same thing?
An ice maker should be making ice! Cubes form and flow, tray by tray, into a bin in the freezer.
An ice floe is defined as floating or damming ice.
In this freezer we have an ice floe!
I have to say, I have never seen this before.
The bin was in the freezer and was full of a frozen puddle of water.
But how does such an ice dam form?
How can melting and freezing go on at the same time?
Is this ice maker functioning correctly?
On a home inspection we are only in the house for a brief moment in time. What has been going on before our visit is unknown.
Was the power turned off for a while? Was the fridge turned off for a while? Is the ice maker sending the water where it should not? Or too much water for the tray to form ice cubes? Is there a funny leak?
We don't know. This should certainly be checked.
Again, I have never seen this before! I cannot tell if it's working right or not.
My recommendation: a home inspection is a mere peek at a house for a couple of hours on a particular day. Ideally all the systems are on so we can investigate everything. Not knowing history, it's hard to know sometimes what has been going on. But when something unusual like this pops up and we don't know why, there is no alternative but to point it out. And hope someone else does know why and can fix it!