I’ve discovered a foolproof method to clean your ice maker and keep it running smoothly for years to come.
To start, turn off the ice maker and unplug it from the power source. Next, empty all the ice from the ice bin and remove any remaining loose ice. Then, mix a solution of warm water and mild dish soap in a bowl. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the soapy water, wring out the excess, and wipe down all accessible surfaces of the ice maker.
Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned the exterior, gently remove the ice maker components, such as the ice bin and ice scoop, and wash them with warm, soapy water. Rinse each part under clean water and dry them thoroughly before placing them back into the ice maker.
With the exterior and components clean, it’s time to tackle the inner parts. Use a dedicated ice maker cleaner solution or a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to dissolve any mineral deposits or scale buildup. Pour the cleaner into the water reservoir and run a cleaning cycle as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Finally, wipe down the interior of the ice maker with a clean cloth to remove any remaining residue. Plug the ice maker back in, turn it on, and enjoy freshly cleaned and tasty ice in no time!
Disconnect the ice maker from power source
Remove any ice from the ice maker
Clean the ice maker with a mild cleaner and warm water
Rinse the ice maker thoroughly with clean water
Dry the ice maker thoroughly before reconnecting to power source