Sludge In The Ice Maker? Ew!
What you don’t see can make you sick. The ice comes down the chute of a compartment that no one really sees. It drips down into a holder that can easily be removed from your fridge and it harbors grime, mold, and bacteria as it grows in a tightly enclosed space.
How Do I Clean The Ice Maker?
At least monthly take a hot soapy rag and place it through the ice chute. You can do this by opening the ice maker door and removing any lodged ice. Then make sure your rag can fit through and pull it down through the front side of the door where the ice comes out. You are simply using it as a cleaning scarf. Now take the dish off the ice maker door and soak it in vinegar to remove the build-up. Spray a vinegar and water solution to clean the mold that has built up where the dish usually sits.