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The ice and water dispenser conveniently dispenses chilled water, and ice cubes or crushed ice, depending on the model.

To operate the ice dispenser, select the ice option desired using the touchpad. Press a glass against the dispensing paddle
as far up as possible to catch all ice. To stop dispensing ice, pull glass away from dispensing paddle. Do not remove the
glass until the ice has completely dispensed. (Complete instructions for the dispenser operation are attached to the inside
of the freezer door.)

How the Water Dispenser Works

The water tank, located behind the refrigerator compartment, automatically fills as water is dispensed. For proper dispenser

operation, the recommended supply water pressure should fall between 20 psi and 100 psi.


Water pressure rnuM nPt exceed 100 lbs. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction.

After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about


/2 minutes after activating the dispenser paddle before water begins to fill this first glass. Continue flushing the system

for 3 minutes to rid the tank and plumbing connections of any impurities. The water dispenser has a built in shutoff device

that will stop the water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use. Simply release the dispenser paddle to reset the shutoff



Cliemicafs.from a malfunctioping softener can damage the ice maker. If the. ice maker isconnected.'

to soft water, ensure thatthe softener is maintained and working properly....................... ■ .■ .....................................

How the Ice Dispenser Works

The ice maker and container are located in the top of the freezer compartment. After the

refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can begin

making ice within 24 hours. Air in new plumbing lines may cause the ice maker to cycle two
or three times before making a full tray of ice. Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s

On/Off power switch. Press the switch to the “O” position to turn it Off and press it to the “I”

position to turn it On. With no usage it will take approximately 2 days to fill the ice container.

The ice maker also has a built-in wire signal arm,which automatically stops ice production

when the ice bin is full. This signal arm should not be used to manually stop the ice maker.

The ice maker produces 4 to 6 pounds of ice every 24 hours depending on usage conditions.

Ice is produced at a rate of 8 cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.

Because of new plumbing connections, the first production of ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor. These

should be discarded until the cubes made are free of discoloration and taste.


® Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container and ensure that the ice maker’s On/Off

power switch is turned On (set to the “I” position). The ice maker will then produce more ice.

® Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.


Keep the ice maker’s On/Off power switch turned Off (set to the “O” position) until the refrigerator is connected to the water

supply or whenever the water supply is turned off.

IMPORTANT: The. ice maker is turned On at the. factory so it can workas soon as you .install your, refrigerator. If you

cannot connect


water supply, turn the Qn/Off switch to the Off


position. Otherwise, the ice maker’s valve

may be noisy when it attempts to operate without water. ^

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-.'If the dispensing pushed for more than


.minutes, .the 'dispenser motor:may overload

...and .stop.Theover! will reset automatically alters or 4 minutes..


If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove cubes directly from the ice container.

The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:


Motor running

® Ice loosening from tray

Ice dropping into ice container ®

Running water

» Water valve opening or closing

Turn Off the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.

If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, you should also turn off the water supply valve.