How to remove scale from the ice-making system

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Here are the steps on how to remove scale from the ice-making system:

  1. Turn off the ice maker and disconnect any electrical power.
  2. Gather your supplies. You will need:
    • A bucket
    • A brush
    • A sponge
    • A descaling solution (you can find these at most hardware stores)
    • Warm water
    • A clean towel
  3. Mix the descaling solution according to the instructions on the bottle.
  4. Pour the solution into the bucket.
  5. Dip the brush or sponge into the solution and scrub the scale off of the ice maker.
  6. Rinse the ice maker with warm water.
  7. Dry the ice maker with a clean towel.
  8. Turn the ice maker back on and reconnect the electrical power.

Here are some additional tips:

  • You can also use vinegar to descale your ice maker. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bucket and follow the same steps above.
  • If the scale is really stubborn, you may need to repeat the process several times.
  • Be sure to wear gloves and eye protection when working with descaling solutions.
  • If you are not comfortable cleaning your ice maker yourself, you can always hire a professional to do it for you.

Here are some preventive measures you can take to avoid scale buildup in your ice maker:

  • Use a water softener. A water softener will remove the calcium and magnesium from your water, which are the minerals that cause scale buildup.
  • Install a filter on your ice maker. A filter will remove impurities from your water, which can also contribute to scale buildup.
  • Clean your ice maker regularly. Cleaning your ice maker on a regular basis will help to prevent scale buildup from forming in the first place.