Ice machines require regular maintenance and cleaning to keep them in tip-top shape. To avoid ice machine repairs and keep your ice clean, follow along with the video above.
The first step is to remove the panel to the mechanics inside. Then, remove the evaporator cover and check the evaporator grid to see if there is any ice trapped inside. Make sure to dispose of all of the ice in the bin of your system, including any frozen to the bottom.
Get a pair of latex gloves and goggles for safety and run your machine’s cleaning cycle. This can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. Add cleaner to the water trough. To figure out how much you need, check the manual or cleaner instructions.
Mix warm water and OEM water and clean the evaporator cover in a sink with a cloth or brush. Once the cleaning cycle is done, clean the evaporator grid and other internal components, including the water trough and bin.
Run the cleaning cycle a few more times to get rid of residue cleaner. Next, add sanitizer to the machine and run another cycle. Once this is complete, do another cleaning cycle without soap or sanitizer to rinse the machine thoroughly.
For more information, click on the video in the link above.