How to Clean Your Manitowoc or Ice-o-Matic Ice Machine | Video

Posted on June 28, 2013
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There’s a long hot weekend just ahead. And with all the holiday traffic coming and going from lakes and campgrounds or BBQ’s and bars, it’s not a good time for your ice machine to shut down. It’s easy to overlook routine maintenance when everything is running smoothly but, for those who have experienced it, there is a certain kind of hell that is associated with an ice machine busting during service.

Hell hath no fury like an ice machine ignored.

Avoid all that nonsense and give the ol’ (or new) ice machine a good cleaning. It’s easier than you think. This simple maintenance procedure will reduce your energy cost and can add years to the life of your unit.

Check out our videos below and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to clean an ice machine. Featured are Manitowoc and Ice-O-Matic units, but many of these steps can be applied to other brands as well. *Special note: Please check with the manufacturer’s instructions to verify the specific steps for your ice machine before cleaning.

 How to clean a Manitowoc ice machine

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

How to Clean a Manitowoc Undercounter Ice Machine

How to Clean an Ice-O-Matic Ice Machine: Ice-O-Matic

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Maggie is the Content Development Manager at, a pescetarian and a newly minted DIY and home cook extraordinaire. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and very cute puppy, Puka.

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