Aluminum is a very sacrificial metal.
Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) can corrode even stainless steel.
I think that one drop of bleach would have been enough.
You overdid it.
Don't be drinking any of that water.
I used to keep nitric acid in my shop to remove oxidation from brass/bronze/copper alloys. You need to find out which acid will clean the aluminum, and then rinse it profusely and let the aluminum rebuild its natural oxide in dry air. I'm not a chemist.
Read through this article for general info:
Is your Igloo aluminum ice maker one piece? Or does it disassemble? Because if it can be disassembled, I would clean one piece at a time.
I wouldn't use any "abrasive" or "polish" to clean the aluminum. Use a chemical (acid) bath, then rinse well with water, then dry it well and let it sit in the air for a while.
If you don't understand this thoroughly, then don't do it.
You could call Igloo and ask.
Dont leave water in something like that. Just drain it.
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