The freezer and ice maker, if it’s running, keeps the family running too! Cool temperatures help ensure everyday food items like meat maintain their shelf life and stay safe for you to eat.
Read on as we bring you 6 useful tips on how to maintain your freezers and ice maker in its best condition.
1. Keep it clean
Ice makers turn water into pounds of sparkling, frozen cubes daily. So, it may sound odd that they require frequent cleaning. These machines are just like any appliance handling food items. Unsanitary conditions promote germ growth, which in turn causes health risks.
2. Change the filter
You can’t make quality ice from dirty water. Modern refrigerators equipped with ice makers also have a water filtration system. Typically they pass water through an activated charcoal filter. Have Appliance Doctor Inc. check all your appliances and filters.
3. Don’t forget to descale
Unless you invest in an RO (reverse osmosis) system, your ice maker will experience calcium deposits (also known as scale). Compared to standalone machines, ice makers inside refrigerators produce much less ice (4 to 5 pounds per day). As a result, scale buildup is less of a problem. Standalone ice makers churn out multiple times that amount over the same period.
4. Deal with clogs
Refrigerator ice makers are particularly prone to clogs. Over time, the ice dispenser chutes tend to jam. Typically, it’s smashed ice particles and ice melt that’s to blame. Contact Appliance Doctor Inc. for your clogs and leaks.
5. Room to breathe
Standalone ice machines need to have proper ventilation, otherwise, they won’t function at their best. Air enters on the vent’s right side and warm air is expelled through the left. Make sure not to block or obstruct this venting. Likewise, ice makers require at least 3 inches of clearance on their sides and back.
6. Maintain the proper temperature.
Ideally, that is 0 degrees Fahrenheit. To see how cold your freezer is, leave a thermometer in a cup of vegetable oil in the freezer overnight. Too warm after lowering the setting? Check that cold air isn’t escaping. For optimum efficiency, keep the freezer stocked and away from direct sunlight, a stove, or a dishwasher.
Freezers are switched on and running 24 hours a day, all year long. They account for about 20% of the electricity used in the average home, so it pays to make sure they run as efficiently as possible. If ever you noticed that your freezer or ice maker is not working well, it may have some problems that you must have it checked by the professionals at Appliance Doctor Inc.
As a licensed company, Appliance Doctor Inc. comprises qualified technicians who maintain superior workmanship for freezer and ice maker repair in. Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Marco Island, Bonita, and Estero FL. Our customer service is second to none, and our dedication to delivering cost-effective, timely and tailored solutions will ensure your complete satisfaction. Our staff is fully qualified and hold current certifications with all the relevant regulators and approving bodies.
Appliance Doctor Inc. will provide you immediate solutions to meet your needs when it comes to appliance services with same day service. For all your appliance repair needs to contact us at 239-992-0505 (Estero/Bonita Springs), 239-936-0111 (Fort Myers), 239-540-9500 (Cape Coral), 239-434-7546 (Naples) 239-642-0505 (Marco Island) and 239-732-0111 (East Naples).