Why Should You Clean Your KitchenAid Ice Maker?
The ice-making system and the air-cooled condenser in the
KitchenAid ice maker, need to be cleaned regularly for the ice maker to operate at peak efficiency and to avoid premature failure of system components.
It is recommended that you clean the ice Maker when the "Cleaning Needed" or "Cleaning Cycle" button is illuminated , after 9 months or if ice production has decreased significantly.
Minerals that are removed from water during the freezing cycle will eventually form a hard scaly deposit in the water system. Cleaning the system regularly helps remove the mineral scale buildup. How often you need to clean the system depends on upon how hard your water is, for harder water, you may need to clean the system as often as every 6 months.
What do you need to clean the ice maker?
You will need to use one 16-ounce (473 mL) bottle of approved ice maker cleaner. We recommend using the Affresh® Ice Machine Cleaner part number 4396808.