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Cleaning the Ice Maker

Cleaning Your KitchenAid Ice Maker

The ice-making system and the air-cooled condenser of the KitchenAid Ice Maker, need to be cleaned regularly for the ice maker to operate at peak efficiency. Doing so helps avoid premature failure of system components. Moreover, the "Clean Cycle" button status light will prompt you when it is time to clean your ice maker. The light will change from green to yellow, indicating it is almost time to clean your ice maker. It is recommended that you clean the ice maker when the status light changes to red or when ice production significantly decreases.

If the "Cleaning Cycle" button is illuminated or 9 months have elapsed, it’s time to clean the ice maker. Minerals 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 how hard your water is — you may need to clean the system as often as every 6 months if you begin to see buildup.

For Instructions on Cleaning the Exterior

Painted/Colored Exterior

Wash the exterior enamel surfaces and gaskets with warm water and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry. We recommend using a clean microfiber cloth or a soft clean cloth to polish and dry. Using paper towels may scratch and/or dull the clear coat of the painted door.

Regular use of a good household appliance cleaner and polish will help protect the finish.