What Is the Typical Lifespan of an Ice Machine?


Hoshizaki ice makers are engineered to endure, with a typical lifespan ranging from 10 to 30 years. Yet, several key factors come into play that can influence just how long your machine will last. These factors encompass the machine’s operating environment, the frequency of filter replacements, daily usage patterns, water quality, and the diligence of routine maintenance and cleaning.


More specifically, at HoshizakiHoshizakiIceMaker.com, we stand behind our products with up to a three-year warranty. Regular filter system replacements, ideally every six months, significantly contribute to machine longevity. Consider our Hoshizaki 4HC-H H9655-11 water filter, which effectively reduces scale and bacterial buildup, thus minimizing the need for maintenance.


To ensure the utmost quality and longevity of your Hoshizaki ice maker, it’s highly advisable to enlist the services of a certified Hoshizaki service provider for professional installation. Equipping our customers with valuable knowledge, we offer instructional videos on routine maintenance and cleaning of our ice makers on our YouTube channel. We strongly encourage all customers to familiarize themselves with these essential procedures, ensuring their machine’s proper function and extended lifespan.

Below, you'll find a list of preventive maintenance steps for the KM Series:

  • Clean removable air filter
  • Service water filter, check water valve screen
  • Visual Inspection
  • Clean Exterior with a soft cloth and neutral cleaner
  • Clean and sanitize water system and bin