Aether filters utilizes patented technology to control and reduce the hard-scale mineral deposits, and all related scale issues with ice machines.
When scale builds up on the evaporator cylinder, it insulates the freezing surface. This prevents heat transfer, causing the ice to come out of the extruding head wet. This can put extra stress on the gear motor from rotating the auger for extrusion.
This not only can make a lot of noise, but it can also cause the motor to wear prematurely.