Water and ice dispensers – Maytag MFX2570AEM User Manual

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Removing and Replacing Ice Storage Bin

To Remove the Ice Storage Bin:

1. Hold the base of the storage bin and press the release


2. Pull out the storage bin.

To Replace the Ice Storage Bin:

IMPORTANT: It may be necessary to turn the auger driver,
behind the ice bin, counterclockwise to properly align the ice bin
with the auger driver. The ice storage bin must be locked in place
for proper ice dispensing.

1. Slide the ice bin into the guide rails located on either side of

the enclosure.

2. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt. Raise the front

slightly and push the ice bin in until an audible “click” is

Ice Production Rate

Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.

The ice maker should produce approximately 8 to 12 batches
of ice in a 24-hour period.

To increase ice production, lower the freezer and refrigerator
temperature. See “Using the Controls.” Wait 24 hours
between adjustments.

NOTE: Setting the freezer to a colder temperature may make
some foods, such as ice cream, harder.


The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of
the water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the
ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener
chemicals (such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker
and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot
be avoided, make sure the water softener is operating
properly and is well maintained.

Do not use anything sharp to break up the ice in the bin. This
can cause damage to the ice bin and dispenser mechanism.

Do not store anything in the ice storage bin.

Water and Ice Dispensers


After connecting the refrigerator to a water source or
replacing the water filter, flush the water system. Use a sturdy
container to depress and hold the water dispenser pad for
5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water
begins to flow. Once water begins to flow, continue
depressing and releasing the dispenser pad (5 seconds on,
5 seconds off) until a total of 4 gal. (15 L) has been
dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water
dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use.
Additional flushing may be required in some households. As
air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the

Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill

Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.

The dispensing system will not operate when the refrigerator
door is open.

Calibrate Measured Fill

Household water pressure may affect the accuracy of the
Measured Fill feature. So, for optimum performance of your water
dispenser, you must first calibrate Measured Fill.

IMPORTANT: Flush the water system before calibrating
Measured Fill.

1. Place a sturdy measuring cup (1 cup size) on the dispenser

tray centered in front of the water dispenser paddle.

NOTE: Depending on your model, a measuring cup may be

2. Press and hold the OPTIONS and LOCK buttons at the same

time for 3 seconds. The words “Back” and “1 Cup” will
appear on the display screen. Also, the Calibrate Measured
Fill icon will illuminate and remain lit while the Measured Fill
feature is being calibrated.

A. Auger driver


A. Water dispenser paddle
B. Measuring cup (1 cup)



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