Things You'll Need
The Scotsman Ice Company manufactures ice machines for residential and commercial use, including wine storage, small refrigerators and ice machines in a variety of sizes. Scotsman ice machines are energy efficient and offer a water quality sensor, built-in drain pump, lighted bin and a low-water alarm. Using the ice machine is relatively simple to do but the unit should only be operated by an adult due to electrical power and extremely cold conditions.
Turn on the water supply valve and ensure the ice machine is connected to a working power supply.
Switch the main power switch to "On." Push the "On/Off" switch to activate the machine. Wait for the "Ice Making" light to illuminate. Water will begin to drain and the water pump and motor will begin to work.
Wait at least eight to 10 hours after the first ice batch to remove ice from the bin. The ice machine will automatically turn off when the ice bin is full and will restart when more ice is needed.
Press "On/Off" to turn the ice machine off prior to cleaning, which should be done on a regular basis. Empty out the ice bin and create a cleaning mixture of 1 oz. household bleach and 2 gallons hot water -- between 95 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit -- in a large container.
Dip a clean cloth into the bleach mixture and use it to thoroughly wipe down the inside of the storage bin. Pour some of the solution down the drain as well. Wipe down with a clean, damp cloth and allow to air dry.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.