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An ice maker is a great addition to any kitchen, providing a constant supply of fresh ice for drinks or cooking. However, as with any appliance, there are certain safety precautions that should be followed when using an ice maker to help prevent accidents or injuries. In this article, we'll provide some tips on how to stay safe while using your countertop ice maker.
Read the instructions
1. Please read the instruction manual carefully before using the ice machine.
2. Make sure the ice machine is properly installed.
3. Make sure the ice machine is properly grounded before use.
Check For Damage
4. Do not use the ice machine if the power cord is damaged.
5. Do not use the ice machine if it is damaged/placed too close to a heat source/exposed to the elements (rain, snow, etc.).
6. Do not use the ice machine if it is leaking water/making strange noise/emitting smoke or sparks.
7. Use only clean, potable water in the ice machine.
8. Empty the ice bin regularly and clean it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
9. Keep the ice machine clean and dry at all times. Regular cleaning will help prevent the bacteria.
Keep the Ice Clean
10. Store the ice in a clean, dry place.
11. Do not use ice from the machine if it looks dirty or has been dropped on the floor.
12. Don't put anything other than ice in your ice maker. This could damage the machine or contaminate the ice.
Do Not Interfere with its Operation Excessively
13. Do not put your hands or fingers into the ice machine while it is in operation.
14. Do not use the ice machine for anything other than its intended purpose.
15. Do not overload the ice machine.
16. Do not use harsh chemicals on the ice machine.
17. Sundries should not be placed above or around the machine.
18. Do not attempt to repair the ice machine yourself. Report any problems with the ice machine to a qualified technician.
In short, following these safety tips can help you prevent injuries when using an ice machine. Always read the instruction manual carefully before using any household appliances. If you have any questions, please call a qualified technician for assistance.