how to clean an ice machine
Maintenance & Cleaning

How to Clean an Ice Maker or Ice Machine the Right Way

How do you clean an ice maker and ice machine? While an ice maker’s bin can be removed and washed, an ice machine requires specific, but simple, cleaning steps. Learn how to clean an ice maker and ice machine for pure, high-quality ice every time: 1. Unplug the machine and turn off its water supply. 2. Empty the ice bin and wipe it down with warm water and mild dish detergent (some manufacturers may recommend a specific cleaning solution). 3. Remove the drain cap, allowing any residual water to drain into another container. Replace the drain cap. 4. Reposition the ice bin, plug the machine back in and run a complete cleaning cycle. 5. Dispose of the ice, refill the machine with clean water and run a second cycle. 6. Throw away the ice. After reconnecting the water supply, the ice machine is ready for use.

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kitchenaid refrigerator water smells bad
Maintenance & Cleaning

Why Your KitchenAid Refrigerator Ice Smells or Tastes Bad

If your KitchenAid refrigerator ice smells or tastes bad, it could be an easy problem to fix. Just check out our troubleshooting guide to see if the problem is caused by hard tap water, food odor absorption, stale ice cubes, dirty refrigerator water filter, and more.

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cleaning shoes in the washer
Maintenance & Cleaning

Laundry 101: Can You Clean Shoes in the Washer?

Whether your shoes are simply a staple or a centerpiece of your wardrobe, they can get dirty and benefit from a cleaning. But can you clean shoes in the washer without ruining them or causing a washing machine repair? These straightforward steps and basic supplies demonstrate how to clean shoes in the washer so they look like new.

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thermador dishwasher smells bad
Maintenance & Cleaning

How to Clean a Thermador Dishwasher That Smells Bad

Does your Thermador dishwasher smell bad? Let us show you how to clean a Thermador dishwasher properly to get rid of foul odors for good. Our guide details how to clean the dishwasher tub, how to clean a Thermador dishwasher filter, how to clean dishwasher spray arms, and more.

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bosch dryer not heating
Maintenance & Cleaning

Why Your Bosch Dryer Takes Too Long to Dry

When you invest in a Bosch dryer you expect it to deliver with dry clothes in a reasonable amount of time. So when your Bosch dryer takes too long to dry it can dampen your spirits as well as your clothes. But don’t despair; sometimes cleaning your lint screen or moisture sensor is all it takes to fix a Bosch dryer not drying completely.

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front load washer smells
Maintenance & Cleaning

Here’s How to Clean a Front Load Washer That Smells Bad

Front load washers are great for high-efficiency cleaning, but they can develop some funky smells without proper maintenance. Even with normal usage, washers are exposed to dirt, grime, and detergent residue. Then they sit in a laundry room or garage where they get musty and begin to develop mildew. Learning how to clean a front load washer the right way is the quick and easy way to remove and prevent washer odors.

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