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Kitchen Aide Under Counter Ice Machine


6:38 pm
February 19, 2013




This unit worked fine for about 9 months. Recently, it began to “slow down” the amount of ice it would make. I watched it get less for about 2 weeks, and finally decided to turn it off, and clean it. I removed the screw cap on the reservoir, and sand from my well and some scale came out, actually a lot. I rinsed the heck out of what I could reach in the reservoir after putting the cap back on. I put it in cleaning mode, and did what they said, (other than purchase a particular item that doesn’t seem to be too handy to locate). So, After this, I again unscrewed the cap, more crud out. I ketp rinsing, cleaning with a paper towel, rinse, repeat, cap on, cap off, etc.

Let it sit overnight to punish it.
It apparently did not understand my command, because after I turned it back on…. It is doing the same thing. This item is built into the cabinet, and not easily moved. It is plumbed from below under the house, and I can’t seem to fit inside it to see while my arms are twisted inside it as well. Kinda like helping a cow give birth. You know it’s there, and kinda expect some help from the cow, but nothing is going to happen that you can see, and you wouldn’t want to even if you could.

So, I am in a pickle, because I LOOOOVe the undercounter ice maker. I can have ice anytime I want it, and I use a well, so I don’t care how much water it takes to make it. Ice everywhere. until recently.
I think it is on strike along with an old Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer and Trash Smasher. The next full moon I am going to take precautions.

ANY ideas WHY this thing started more or less suddenly to make less each day? It is the same as always, good and clear, same size, everything, except just too little by far. Since I did give it a very thorough cleaning I would have thought it would have improved a bit anyway, but it looks like I will need to find some form of lime killer to put in this thing. Just any old stuff would screw it up I;m afraid, but if you have ideas on alternatives, I am ready to hear about it.

Waiting to cool down in Tropical Sunny February in Florida

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