What to consider when installing your machine
Ensure that you have enough space for the ice
machine, bin and water filter. Adequate air flow
is crucial for keeping the unit cool and to maximize
ice production. Before you purchase, be certain
your ice machine will fit through the door.
Water Supply and Floor Drain
Your ice machine needs a cold water source with
a shut off valve. A floor drain is also required. In
most municipalities it needs to be within six feet.
Verify your local codes to determine drain type
and placement requirements.
Make sure you can power your ice machine.
Some machines use a standard wall outlet
while others require additional power, and
a visit from the electrician, to operate.
Remember, ice IS food. A quality water filter keeps your beverages tasting
good and is better for your ice machine. Not using one might even
void your ice machine warranty. Unfiltered water may lead to:
- Bad or funny taste
- Decreased ice production
- Increased energy use
- A shortening of your machine’s life
Some manufacturers reward owners who purchase a particular water filter,
and replace it at required intervals, with a free extended warranty.
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