Maintaining your ice maker / water filter in your refrigerator

Maintaining your ice maker / water filter in your refrigerator

If you have invested in a plumbed fridge with an ice maker, then fresh cold water and ice is obviously important to you.

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot Queensland day than cooling down with an icy cold beverage. Water from the tap sometimes just doesn’t cut it when it comes to cooling down and staying hydrated!

Here are some tips to make keep your ice maker and water filter in tip top condition:

Change your filter

Most refrigerators have an indicator light that will let you know when your filter is due to be changed. On average this is approximately every 6 months. Water filters keep your water fresh, if you notice your water tasting unusual then it is likely time to change the filter.

Clean your ice maker

Bacteria and dirt can build up which can slow down efficiency, cause damage to parts and can be harmful to your health.

Minerals can stick to the ice cube moulds as they freeze. Eventually these deposits can break down the coating of your ice moulds and damage the ice production.

To clean your icemaker, first turn it off then remove as many of the elements of the machine as you can – without having any issue putting it back together. Wash and sanitise everything that you can reach. This process should be done at least annually, if not more often!

Get rid of smelly ice

If you’ve stored something stinky in the freezer, the ice will likely have absorbed the smell. This smelly ice will contaminate new ice. If you notice your ice smelling funky, get rid of all the ice (and the smelly substances in the freezer!) and start again.

Turn off your ice maker

If you don’t need ice, then turn the ice maker off. This should be as simple as pressing a button. Keeping an icemaker running all of the time decreases its life expectancy.

It is important to properly maintain your fridges ice maker and water filter to achieve optimum performance.

 

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