Ice becomes a hot topic when it comes to beverages, parties, or refrigeration in general. You don’t think much about ice until it’s needed or you run out. The best way to keep ice pure and available is knowing how to clean a U-Line ice-maker.
Why Do I Need to Clean My Ice Maker?
If you value clean ice with no odor or funky tastes, you should clean your ice machine. Cleaning the ice maker prevents mold and mildew deposit from contaminating the ice.
The question should really be how often to clean ice maker – and we recommend every 3-4 months.
3 Steps for How to Clean a U-Line Ice Maker
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to clean a U-Line ice maker. We’ll walk you through the steps and you’ll feel like a pro.
Clean Ice Maker Exterior
The easiest step in how to clean a U-Line ice maker is cleaning the exterior. Use a mild detergent (non-solvent, non-abrasive) and warm water to clean the surfaces.
For stainless steel surfaces, use a cleaner & polish specifically designed for stainless steel.
Clean glass surfaces with a non-chlorine glass cleaner.
Clean U-Line Interior
Step 2 in how to clean a U-Line ice maker involves the interior of the machine. For safety purposes, always unplug the ice maker before continuing to this step.
Take out all removable components and wash well in warm water and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely.
Wipe down the rest of the interior with a soft cloth or clean sponge and warm water. If it has been too long since you cleaned the interior or if you detect unpleasant odors, use a 1:1 ratio of vinegar and water solution to clean and deodorize. Afterward, rinse with a soft cloth and clean warm water.
Clean U-Line Ice Maker Condenser
One of the most important steps in cleaning a U-Line ice maker is cleaning the condenser.
For optimal efficiency, it is imperative that you keep the front grill free from lint and debris. Depending on the environment the ice maker is kept in, this may require more frequent cleaning than just every 3-4 months. For example, if pets are nearby, there is a higher likelihood that pet hair and dirt will accumulate quicker.
To clean the ice maker condenser, follow these steps:
1. Remove the grill (see owner’s manual for detailed instructions)
2. Clean condenser coils – use a soft brush and/or vacuum attachment *Note: Do not touch the coils.
3. Reinstall the grill
Regular maintenance of your ice maker will ensure operating efficiency and longevity of the machine.
Appliance Service Station specializes in U-Line ice maker repair and service. Our factory trained technicians offer speedy U-Line repair – we can be in and out in one trip! We look forward to being of service.