Scotsman APRC1-P AquaPatrol Ice Filter: Maintenance Guide

Oct 13, 2023 | Scotsman

The Scotsman APRC1-P is the water filter replacement cartridge for the Scotsman AquaPatrol Plus water filtration system.

The AquaPatrol Plus water filter is designed specifically for providing clean, clear ice cubes to your family or guests.

This article will provide a brief overview of the APRC1-P and cover the needed maintenance such as how often to change the filter, cleaning, troubleshooting, and more.

Getting Started: Familiarizing yourself with the AquaPatrol Plus

The AquaPatrol Plus water filtration system is designed to improve the performance and longevity of Scotsman ice machines. It helps remove impurities and contaminants from the water used in the ice-making process.

It’s a compact and easy-to-install unit that connects directly to the water supply line of the ice machine.

It features a high-capacity carbon filter that effectively removes chlorine, sediment, and other impurities from the water.

By removing these impurities, the APRC1-P helps to prevent the build-up of scale and mineral deposits in the ice machine, which can negatively impact its performance and lifespan.

Additionally, the carbon filter also helps to improve the taste and odor of the ice produced by the machine.

All in combination, the AquaPatrol Plus water filter provides clear and clean ice cubes enhancing your favorite refreshments.

What impurities does the Scotsman APRC1-P Filter?

The Scotsman APRC1-P filter is NSF certified to filter the following constituents:

Standard Number 42: Aesthetic Effects of Chemical Chlorine reduction, class 1 odor and Taste reduction Mechanical Filtration Unit Particle reduction, class 1 99.9% reduction of particles one half in micron and larger in sizes

Standard Number 53: Health Effects Mechanical Filtration Unit Turbidity reduction, reduction of Cyst, reduction of Asbestos

What are the main parts of the Filtration System?

The Scotsman AquaPatrol Plus water filtration system consists of several key components that work together to provide clean and clear ice. These components include a water filter, a water inlet valve, a water pump, and a control board.

The water filter is responsible for removing impurities and contaminants from the water before it enters the ice machine. It helps to improve the taste and quality of the ice by reducing chlorine, sediment, and other particles.

The water inlet valve is the entry point for water into the system. It controls the flow of water and ensures that the correct amount of water is supplied to the ice machine. It is important to regularly check and clean the water inlet valve to prevent any blockages or malfunctions.

The water pump is responsible for circulating the water through the filtration system. It helps to maintain a consistent flow of water and ensures that the water is properly filtered before it reaches the ice machine. Regular maintenance of the water pump, such as cleaning and lubricating, is essential for its optimal performance.

How often do I need to change the APRC1-P Filter?

The frequency of filter replacement in the AquaPatrol Plus system depends on several factors. One important factor is the water quality in your area. If you have hard water or water with high mineral content, the filters may need to be replaced more frequently. Additionally, the amount of water the system filters on a daily basis will also impact the lifespan of the filters.

As a general guideline, it is recommended to replace the filters every 6 to 12 months.

What else Is needed to maintain the filter?

Firstly, it is important to note that the maintenance of the Scotsman APRC1-P filter cartridge is different than the maintenance routine of the Scotsman Ice Machine.

While this article focuses specifically on the filter cartridge, which is part of the ice machine, it is worth noting that the Scotsman Ice Machine has its own maintenance protocol.

As for the Scotsman APRC1-P filter cartridge, regular maintenance is essential for optimal performance and longevity of the system.

The system should be cleaned and sanitized regularly to prevent bacterial growth. Clean the exterior surfaces using a mild detergent and water solution. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth.

It is also important to note that in some cases, the system may require descaling to remove mineral deposits.

Professional Servicing When and How to Seek Expert Assistance

There are several signs that indicate the need for professional maintenance or repair of the AquaPatrol Plus system. One common sign is a decrease in ice production. If you notice that your ice machine is not producing ice as efficiently as it used to, it could be a sign that the system needs maintenance. Another sign is a decrease in water flow. If the water flow from your AquaPatrol Plus system is slower than usual, it may indicate a clogged filter or a problem with the water supply. Additionally, if you notice any unusual noises coming from the system, such as grinding or squeaking sounds, it could be a sign of a mechanical issue that requires professional attention.

Another sign to look out for is a decrease in ice quality. If the ice cubes produced by your AquaPatrol Plus system are smaller, misshapen, or cloudy, it may indicate a problem with the filtration system. Poor ice quality can be caused by a buildup of mineral deposits or a malfunctioning filter. Additionally, if you notice any leaks or water puddles around the system, it is a clear indication that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Leaks can be caused by damaged hoses, loose connections, or a faulty water valve. It is important to address these signs promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the optimal performance of your AquaPatrol Plus system.

Frequently Asked Questions: Addressing Common User Queries

What are the temperature requirements?

  • Air Temperatures: 50°F – 100°F
  • Water Temperatures: 40°F – 100°F
  • Water Pressures: 20 PSIG – 80 PSIG

What is the filter micron size?

0.5 Microns

Is there a Warranty available?

Limited warranty applied as per listed by the Manufacturer here. 

What is the Price?

The price of the  x varies by retailer. The Plumber’s Paradise offers lows prices and immediate shipping. The aprc1-p (1 Pack) is currently on sale for $74.88.