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Can regular cleaning extend the life of the ice maker

Update:2021-11-23
Summary:A dirty ice making machine will not work properly or the last time. There are two types of cleaning that need to be performed on the ice maker. One is...
A dirty ice making machine will not work properly or the last time. There are two types of cleaning that need to be performed on the ice maker. One is deep cleaning, which is recommended twice a year. The deep cleaning and maintenance of the ice machine should be performed by a technician. In this case, not as many as possible. Follow industry standards to clean once every two years, and your ice machine should be able to use a longer service life.
In addition, a key factor in keeping the ice machine healthy is regular light cleaning. This can be performed by employees as part of shift work or by dedicated maintenance workers. The following is what the cleaning should include:

Appearance of the machine: You may know that the FDA treats ice as a type of food. Therefore, the ice maker maintains the same high cleanliness standards as other food-related surfaces. The good news is that when you clean the ice machine and the ice box, you not only meet FDA standards, but you also provide an opportunity for the ice machine to extend its life. EPA-approved food-grade disinfectant should be used regularly to wipe the surface of the ice machine and ice box.

Air filter: The air filter should be cleaned with a damp cloth and a neutral detergent with a pH between 6 and 8. This allows the machine to maintain normal ventilation and prevents overheating caused by ventilation-related maintenance, poor ice making or clogged air filters. This step is particularly important for air-cooled ice machines. No one likes to hear someone ask for space, but if your ice maker speaks, that's exactly what it asks for. Proper space and ventilation are critical to the ice maker's ability to maintain the expected ice production volume. This is most important for air-cooled ice machines because they generate hot air during the production cycle. They need space for the hot air to dissipate, so it does not accumulate around the ice machine.

All ice machines require space and are easy to clean and maintain. If employees or maintenance personnel have difficulty accessing the ice machine, they are unlikely to perform the required thorough cleaning of the ice machine. The manufacturer recommends that you leave 1 foot of space on both sides, behind and above the ice machine. Failure to provide at least one foot of space around the ice machine may result in overheating. Overheating can damage internal components and cause expensive repairs to the ice maker.Although we are talking about overheating, our goal is to keep the air temperature around the ice machine as close to 70°F as possible. Your machine needs to be exposed to cold air to re-inhale after expelling hot air.
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