Maintenance tips for your ice machine
An ice machine (a.k.a. standalone ice maker) provides instant access to large quantities of ice cubes. It is common in offices, restaurants, offices and hospitals.
1Study the owner’s manual
Study the owner’s manual for specific maintenance instructions, as this does vary greatly by model.
2Install a filter
A charcoal water filter
on the incoming water line improves the taste and odor of the water used to make the ice. Impurities in your well or municipality-provided water supply can negatively affect the taste.
3Watch the room temperature
Make sure the room temperature remains above 50 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 10 degrees Celsius).
4Replace water filter
Replace the water filter
on the water supply line every six months.
5Replace the air filter
Replace at least twice per year, if applicable.
6Clean water reservoir
6. Follow carefully manufacturer instructions for cleaning the water reservoir every two to three months. Mineral scale buildup is a health concern.
7Sanitize the ice cube bin
Sanitize the ice cube bin every two to three months by powering off the ice machine, emptying the ice machine and using an ice machine cleaning solution
to scrub the bin liner. Rinse and dry thoroughly before restoring power to the machine.
8Periodically check the bearings and other parts for rusting and wear