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Ice machine making cloudy ice

Ice machine started making cloudy ice instead of clear ice

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Cloudy ice happens right after you change a water filter due to oxygen in the water just flush it out or if your unit has a purge valve it may not be working also indicates unit may be dirty

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

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Ice maker may need cleaning, filter and/or scale collector changed. IF there is no water fiter you should add one.

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