Periodic cleaning and proper maintenance will ensure efficiency, top performance, and long life. The maintenance intervals listed are based on normal conditions. You may want to shorten the intervals if you have pets, or there are other special considerations.
There are 5 things to keep clean:
- Water distribution tube
- The ice-making system
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power to the unit is disconnected and the water line is shut off.
The door and cabinet may be cleaned with a mild detergent and warm water solution. Use a soft sponge and rinse with clean water.
Dry with a soft clean towel to prevent water spotting.
Do not use solvent-based or abrasive cleaners.
The ice storage bin should be sanitized occasionally. Clean the water trough before the ice maker is used first time or reused after stopping for an extended period of time.
It is easiest to sanitize the trough after the ice making system has been cleaned and the ice storage bin is empty.
Take out the removable ice storage bin. With a clean cloth, wipe down the interior of unit and ice bin with a sanitizing solution made of 1 oz of household bleach and 2 gallons of hot (not boiling) water. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Put the ice storage bin back inside the unit.
The ice scoop should be washed regularly. Wash it just like any other food container.
DO NOT use solvent-based cleaning agents or abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may transmit taste to the ice cubes and damage or discolor the interior.
A dirty or clogged condenser prevents proper airflow, reduces ice making capacity, and causes higher than recommended operating temperatures that may lead to component failure. Have the condenser cleaned at least once every six months.
Gently pull off the lower front louver. Remove dirt and lint from the condenser and the unit compartment with the brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner. Reassemble the lower front louver.
Water distribution tube:
When you find the ice cubes are incompletely formed or the output is low, the water distribution tube may be blocked.
Turn off the power button, gently take out the water distribution tube, locate the holes in the distribution tube.
Use a pointed object such as a toothpick to clear the holes.
Then put the water distribution tube back to its original position.
If the tube is badly blocked, clean it according to the instructions in the Owner's Manual.
Ice-making system cleaning:
Minerals that are removed from the water during the freezing cycle will eventually form a hard, scaly deposit in the water system. Cleaning the system regularly helps remove the mineral scale buildup. How often to clean the system depends upon how hard your water is or how effective your filtration may be. With hard water of 15 to 20 gpg (grainer per gallon), you may need to clean the system as often as once every 6 months.
Clean the ice making system according to the instructions in the Owner's Manual.