How to Clean Frigidaire Ice Maker : 4 Easy Steps

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How to Clean Frigidaire Ice Maker

Not everyone will have a refrigerator that can make ice, or they simply just want a mini ice maker because it is more convenient for them. Frigidaire is a great brand, and they make really good household appliances. How to clean a Frigidaire ice make is the question you want to be answered in the best way possible.

Cleaning a Frigidaire ice maker is not that hard because it is small. Cleaning the inside of the ice maker isn’t the only place you need to clean to make your ice maker clean as if it was new. This article will show you how to clean it the proper way.

Cleaning Process To Clean Your Frigidaire Ice Maker:

Below is the step by step process I used when I had a Frigidaire ice maker at home. This cleaning method will ensure that mold, mildew, and other bacteria are gone, and your Frigidaire ice maker will look and work like brand new again.

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Tools Needed:

  • Bleach
  • Dish soap
  • Scrub Pad
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner / optional
  • Paper Towel
  • Toothbrush 
  • Cleaning container 

Steps To Take:

Before you begin working on step one. I want you to gather all the cleaning supplies that you will need so that you do not have to be walking around looking for them when cleaning the Frigidaire ice maker.

Step 1. Unplug Your Ice Maker

Unplugging any electronics is the best thing to do before you clean it. This will prevent you from getting any shock. Once you have done that, you now need to find the best area to clean the ice maker because it will get a little messy if you do it on the kitchen counter.

My recommendation will be the kitchen sink if it is big enough to hold your ice maker or outside on a flat surface.

Step 2. Remove Everything From Inside The Ice Maker

Once you have found the area to clean the ice maker. You will need to remove everything out of it, including the ice that is in it. Pour that out in the kitchen sink. If it is too heavy to lift and pour out, take the ice out in small portions and dump it.

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Look both on the inside and outside of your Frigidaire ice maker to see if any part can come off easily so you can give it a paper wash. If the container that holds the ice maker can be removed, do so and wash it in the next step below.

Step 3. Clean The Inside And Outside Of The Ice Maker

A. Fill the cleaning container halfway with warm water and add a few squirts of dish soap to the water. 

B. Add about less than quarter cups of bleach to the water and mix it around. Take the toothbrush and wet and clean around the seals of the door on the ice maker.

C. Make sure to clean around the opening of the ice maker where the seals meet the plastic to remove any black mold or mildew.

D. Take the sponge and use the softest side and wash off the outside of the Frigidaire ice maker and wipe it off with a paper towel before the soap dries on it and leaves a mark.

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E. Dip the sponge in the water again and clean the inside of the ice maker. If any stains are in the ice maker, pour a small amount of baking on the sponge and scrub it out.

F. Once you have done all that, take some fresh water in a cup and pour it in the ice maker and wash it out. Once all the soap has come out, use clean pieces of paper towel and wipe the inside and other places like the rubber seals clean.

Step 4. Place Back Everything Inside And Plug It In

Now that your Frigidaire ice maker is clean, you can now plug it in back. Make sure that the cord is dry, especially the end that connects to the wall socket. That is it, and your ice maker should be clean and smelling brand new again.

FQA:

Can You Use Vinegar To Clean An Ice Maker?

Yes! vinegar can be used in your ice maker to clean it and remove odors as well. If you use vinegar, then you will not have to use bleach in your frigidaire ice maker because the vinegar has enough acidic substance in it to get rid of mold and other bacteria.

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How Often Should I Clean My Ice Maker?

An Ice maker should be cleaned on a regular basis if it is left off and closed for more than a few days. If you have your ice maker constantly plugged in and working every day, then it will not have any chance to build up any mold or mildew that would be trapped if it was turned off.

If you’re planning on storing your ice maker are having it off for a long period of time, you should leave the door, or a lid off the ice maker open so fresh air can go in and circulate so that it doesn’t build up a strong order.

How To Get Rid Of Mold In My Ice Maker?

Getting rid of mold in an ice maker is quite easy if you know the places where mold can hide. Mold will not just be in the holder for the ice. It will also be in the rubber seals and underneath it and small creases in the ice maker. So you will need to use a brush to get into those creases and get the mold out. 

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Bleach, vinegar, and rocks work best when it comes to breaking down the bacteria that mold carries. Follow the link to this article as well, which focuses on getting rid of the different types of mold that you can find in different areas. The cleaning process above includes how to get rid of mold in an ice maker.

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Final Thoughts:

Having a cold drink on a hot day because you can pour ice in it is the best feeling ever. But if your ice maker isn’t cleaned and you’re using dirty ice from it can cause you to go to the doctor for stomach pains. Clean your ice maker regularly if it’s not being used, and make sure it’s cleaned on a weekly basis if it’s turned on each.

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