PBA Tip of the Day brought to you by Richard Black with Appliance Pros(602) 501-5501.
Should you clean your ice maker? Richard has the answer!
Clean your ice maker at least once a year, or more often if you have hard water. In addition, dump out the ice bin every few months to get rid of cubes that have absorbed odors. Use warm water and an ice pick, if necessary, to remove any built-up ice chips (but don’t use the ice pick or any sharp object on the ice mold or dispenser mechanism, because it could damage those parts). Then, use a dish rag or sponge and dish soap or a vinegar mixture (half vinegar, half water) to wipe down the ice bucket and exterior of the ice maker. You may need a toothbrush to reach inside the ice mold to brush away scaly water deposits. If you haven’t cleaned the ice maker in a while (or ever), you may want to disinfect it with some diluted bleach (1 tablespoon bleach to one gallon of water), too. For all of your appliance repair needs, give Richard a call today!