Help! Keep ice & water dispenser clean

I hate this eyesore on my refrigerstor door. I have placed plastic bags with vinegar on these paddles but the deposits come back faster each time. Do you have any suggestions?
q help keep ice water dispenser clean
Mineral buildup on and around ice and water dispense.
  9 answers
  • K_a7863698 K_a7863698 on Mar 17, 2018
    CLR cleans mine really easy!
    rinse well after wards.
    I have a plastic piece that catches any water and it gets buildu on it too.
    I pop it out, set it in the sink & squirt it with CLR too, it starts to foam away mineral buildup quickly and completel.
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 17, 2018
    i had the auto ice maker removed from my fridges. Yup I gave up. My teeth are a bit sensitive to cold.
  • Stuart Stuart on Mar 17, 2018
    Clean up the water, house filtration, water softener, and replace all fridge filters.
    • Geew Geew on Mar 17, 2018
      I agree, it sounds like the fridge filters need to be changed out, you should see a difference then. If you don't already have a filter device on your fridge's water supply line, you might consider adding one. (Not hard to do)
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 17, 2018
    Stuart 522 hit the nail on the head, completely clean your system, that should hopefully, preemptively take care of the build up you are experiencing.
    The minerals have to be coming from somewhere and it is more than likely the water quality, when it enters your system the purpose is to have any impurities removed giving you ice without minerals.
    Is there another manufacturer of the water filter that might have a better product? Maybe contact the service center of your refrig and explain what you are experiencing, they probably have a trouble shooting tech standing by.
    Do you have well water or city water?
  • Beth Hubley Beth Hubley on Mar 17, 2018
    Go to and purchase an envirocloth and descaler! You will be able to clean it and keep it that way!
  • Betty Betty on Mar 17, 2018
    We have well water happen here .got a water softener took care of all my water problem .including pipes because of lime buildup .great to have .
  • Eng32880735 Eng32880735 on Mar 17, 2018
    Vinegar and water sprayed for 30 seconds. Wipe!! that's all ! Looks great
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Mar 17, 2018
    Thanks to all, for your suggestions.
    I have a well, a complete water system and ion changer on my water into the house. Our water had to be chlorinated at the well for our fresh fruit production requirements on our farm, thats the reason for the extensive purification system. We change all of our water filters at the source, into the house and refrigerator monthly. I still fight this problem at all faucets and the refrigerator. I will try the CLR. Thank you.
  • Christy Christy on Mar 17, 2018
    I use whatever cooking oil I have and rub it on all the surfaces after I clean them. It makes all the surfaces shine and it lasts.
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