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How to Maintain Your Ice Maker

  • Sep 5, 2017

Imagine, you are going inside your house after exhausting workout, thinking of getting a cool, refreshing crisp drink. And discover that you are completely out of ice. The immediate option you can get without driving for an ice to the nearest grocery store is a warm tap water. Ice makers can make your living more comfortable.


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With an Ice maker in your home you will never have to drink warm tap water again. Even though, ice makers are very user-friendly, in fact, they don’t need any special installation work to produce ice; they do require maintenance and cleaning on a regular basis.

The wider the geography and scope of ice makers, the more often it becomes necessary to face the need to carry out planned and urgent commercial ice maker repair.

Regular cleaning of ice makers

Regular cleaning of ice makers, reduce the need for maintenance or repair. Usually, if Ice makers are not checked and cleaned for a long time, they begin to bulk up an ice inside. To defrost ice makers, all you need to do is to unplug the refrigerator and let all of the ice to melt in the freezer. It is better to remove the food you stored in a freezer, while you are defrosting your ice maker. This is especially applies to the meet and meet product, as defrosting and re-freezing it give chance for a bacterial growth.

On the other side, if the food can be stored in an unrefrigerated environment for a short time, there is a little chance it will spoil or be compromised. The freezer usually defrost faster with the door open. Prepare some towels to gather any water that collects as freezers and ice makers defrost.

Empty the storage tray from the melted ice into the sink by removing it from underneath the ice maker. It is very common to find very old pieces of ice at the bottom of an ice makers, as they usually release the new ice before the old one is completely gone. Storage trays underneath of ice makers should be washed with warm, soapy water every few months. If you fail to clean ice makers, the mold and mildew will eventually build up. It is known that ice that has been in the fridge for quite long can acquire the taste of food surrounding it in the freezer. Dry ice trays properly, before returning them to ice makers.

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Sanitizing ice makers

When your ice makers is completely defrosted, they need to be disinfected. By cleaning and sanitizing ice makers, you eliminate the chance of any harmful bacteria getting into the water that is going to be frozen. For the guidelines and instructions on sanitizing and cleaning of your ice maker, look to the owners manual.

When ice makers are cleaned, disinfected and dried completely, they can be reassembled. Once the ice maker is reassembled, plugged in refrigerator back again. Always remember to lower the temperature; if you fail to do so, the ice makers will not start making new ice. With these few easy steps for cleaning, you can always have a fresh ice and your ice maker in good working condition.

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