Home Appliances Installation G U I D E Table of Contents (complete) ................... 2 Requesting Assistance or Service ....................... 2 Important Information ... 3 Before You Begin .......... 4 Installing the Ice Maker ........................ 6 Installing the Water Line .................... 16 Final Installation .......... 22 Starting the Ice Maker ...................... 24 Troubleshooting .......... 25 MODULAR ICE MAKER KIT PART NO. 2181913 Rev. A www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents Page Requesting Assistance or Service ........... 2 Important Information .............................. 3 Before You Begin ....................................... 4 Tools ........................................................ 4 Installation notes ...................................... 4 Important safety instructions .................... 4 Components ............................................ 5 Installing the Ice Maker .............................. 6 Making preparations ................................ 6 Side-by-side models ................................ 7 Top/bottom freezer models ...................... 9 Installing the tubing clips ....................... 10 Preparing the water valve tubing (for bottom freezers only)....................... 11 Mounting the water valve ....................... 12 Connecting the water valve tubing......... 13 Mounting the ice maker ......................... 14 Requesting Assistance or Service If you need assistance, contact your dealer, or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center toll-free, 1-800-253-1301, 24 hours a day. 2 Page Routing the copper tubing ..................... 17 Installing the shut-off valve .................... 18 Connecting the copper tubing to the shut-off valve ............................... 19 Connecting the copper tubing to the water valve................................... 20 Turning the water on .............................. 21 Final Installation ....................................... 22 Installing the access cover and forming the copper tubing ...................... 22 Connecting the power/ leveling the unit ...................................... 23 Starting the Ice Maker .............................. 24 Troubleshooting ....................................... 25 Operational notes .................................. 25 Troubleshooting chart ............................ 25 The modular ice maker service sheet .... 26 Ice maker replacement parts list ............ 27 Important Information The following information is used throughout this Installation Guide. Read it carefully so you are familiar with it. Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: DANGER You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t immediately follow instructions. WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions. All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. • This Installation Guide gives you complete instructions on how to install the Ice Maker Kit in your refrigerator-freezer and connect a water line to it. Please read the guide carefully and follow the instructions exactly as described. Also, make sure that you observe all of the “safety” instructions. • This kit is designed so that almost anyone can install it; however, a certain amount of mechanical ability is required. • Before you start to install your Ice Maker Kit, you will have to purchase a copper tubing kit that contains a “Regular Valve and Clamp Assembly” (for refrigerators with an automatic ice maker, or self-filling trays). The kit contains all of the hardware necessary to connect your ice maker to the water supply. You can purchase one at most hardware or plumbing supply stores. • DO NOT USE PIERCING-TYPE, OR 3⁄16" SHUT-OFF VALVES. They reduce the flow of water to the ice maker, and are easily clogged. • DO NOT USE POLYETHYLENE TUBING to connect the ice maker to the water line. Use only 1⁄4" (O.D.) copper tubing. CUSTOMER INSTALLATION IS NOT WARRANTED BY THE REFRIGERATOR OR ICE MAKER MANUFACTURER. 3 Before You Begin Tools Installation notes You will need these tools to install your kit. 1. Regular screwdriver 2. Phillips screwdriver 3. 7⁄16" and 1⁄2" open-end wrenches (or an adjustable wrench) 4. Pliers 5. 1⁄4" nut driver 6. Hand drill with 1⁄4" drill bit 7. Small hand level (optional) 8. Small 3⁄4-round file 9. Tubing cutter 10.Center punch 11.Hammer 12.Scissors 13.Ruler 14.Step stool (optional) 1. Follow the instructions carefully. Read through the entire step so that you understand it before you perform it. 2. The illustrations in this Installation Guide are meant to clarify the installation steps you need to perform. For each set of steps shown, refer to the diagram immediately beside or below the text for clarification. Some illustrations also contain “DETAILS.” DETAILS are contained in bubbles alongside the larger illustration. A DETAIL shows a close-up illustration of a certain portion of a diagram or an illustration of a specific step you are to perform. DETAILS are labeled A, B, or C and are clearly referenced in each step. 3. When you are instructed to install a part, position the part as shown in the illustration. Important safety instructions WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. If you intend to use power tools, such as an electric drill, during the installation, make sure that the AC receptacle is properly grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code (ANSI/NFPA 70) and all local codes and ordinances. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating 3-prong ground-type outlet, grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances. If a mating outlet is not available, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have the properly grounded outlet installed by a qualified electrician. 3-prong ground-type wall outlet 3-prong ground plug Power supply cord Ground plug Correct power receptacle and plug configuration 4 BEFORE YOU BEGIN Components Remove the contents from the shipping carton and set them on a table where they can be easily identified and located. Check all of the components in the kit against the following list to help you become familiar with them. When you identify a component, place a check mark ( 3) after it. The KEY numbers correspond to the “Component Illustrations.” IMPORTANT: When you remove the water valve and flexible tubing from the styrofoam packing insert, do not remove the tubing from the valve. It has been factory-installed and leak-tested. Do not disturb the compression nut that connects the tubing to the valve, or the valve may leak after you connect it to the water supply. Do not discard any of the packing material until you account for all of the components. If you need to order a replacement part for the Ice Maker, a replacement parts list is provided on page 27. COMPONENT ILLUSTRATIONS KEY QTY. DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 4 2 2 Ice maker Ice bucket Water valve w/tubing Fill tube Gasket Short extension tube Long extension tube* Ice maker clips* Tubing clips Metal water tube insert Water valve tubing clamp 1⁄2" hex-head sheet-metal screws 1⁄2" hex-head machine screws 3⁄4" hex-head sheet-metal screws * For installation in Side-By-Side Models only. ➀ ➁ ➃ ➄ ➂ ➆ ➉ 11 ➇ ➈ 14 ➅ 12 13 5 Installing the Ice Maker Making preparations Refer to the illustration below for the following steps. 1. Carefully pull the refrigerator away from the wall so that you can easily access the rear panel. WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before installing ice maker. Failure to do so could result in death or electrical shock. IMPORTANT: If you have a side-by-side model refrigerator-freezer, be careful when you open the freezer door to work inside that you do not force the door against the stop at the bottom of the door. If you bend the stop, the door will not close properly. 3. On an appliance with a bottom freezer, remove the slide-out basket, the ice cube trays, and the wire ice cube holder (if necessary, refer to your “Use and Care Guide” for the procedure). Set these items aside. On top-mount models without a full-width freezer shelf, remove the ice tray shelf. Place the shelf aside, as you will use it later to support the ice bucket. If you have a side-by-side model refrigerator, proceed to “Side-by-side models” on page 7. If you have a refrigerator with a top or a bottom freezer, proceed to “Top/bottom freezer models” on page 9. NOTE: The work area for all three model refrigerator-freezers is shown in DETAIL A below. Detail 2. On appliances with a top or a bottom freezer, open the freezer door and remove all of the food items from inside the freezer compartment. For side-by-side units, you should only have to remove food items from the top half of the freezer section. This should give you enough room to access the areas to install the ice maker. Rear wall left side of freezer compartment Rear wall Power cord plug and receptacle Power cord plug and receptacle Top freezer model 6 You will be working in these areas Rear wall Power cord plug and receptacle Bottom freezer model Work areas on the three model refrigerator-freezers Side-by-side model INSTALLING THE ICE MAKER Side-by-side models Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. You will be working inside the freezer compartment. 1. Remove the phillips screw from the ice maker wiring cover and remove the cover. Insert pin into hole Hole Pin Hole cover Slot Wiring harness 2. Refer to DETAIL A, and with a pair of pliers, break away the tabs from the wiring cover and discard them. Tab DETAIL A 3. Insert the blade of a small screwdriver under the edge of the round hole plug for the fill tube, (located at the back of the freezer liner), and pry it out. You can discard the plug. Phillips screw Insert tab into slot Wiring cover Break off and discard Ice maker wiring cover Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. You will be working on the outside at the rear of the cabinet. 1. In the upper right corner of the cabinet, peel off the label that is over the fill tube hole. Remove this label for Ice Maker installation 2. Pull the foam insert out of the fill tube hole and discard it. Foam insert Label Removing the label and foam plug Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. 1. Locate the fill tube and the round foam gasket from the ice maker kit (the gasket may already be installed on the fill tube). If not already done, slide the gasket over the end of the fill tube. 2. Insert the fill tube through the hole in the rear of the refrigerator with the spout facing down, and secure it with two 1⁄2" hex-head sheet-metal screws. 1 ⁄2" hex-head sheet-metal screws Fill tube Spout Foam gasket Installing the fill tube/gasket 7 Refer to the side diagram for the following step. You will be working inside the freezer compartment. 1. Install the plastic extension by sliding it over the fill tube as far as it will go. Fill tube Slot Wiring harness Long fill tube extension Installing the long fill tube extension Refer back to the side diagram for the following step. Insert pin into hole Pin Hole cover Hole 2. Position the wiring harness so that it is through the slot in the wiring cover. Insert the tab at the back of the wiring cover into the freezer liner slot. Press the pin on the side of the wiring cover into the hole in the side of the freezer liner so it locks into place. Secure the wiring cover with the phillips screw you removed earlier. Proceed to “Installing the tubing clips” on page 10. Slot Wiring harness Tab Phillips screw Insert tab into slot Wiring cover Break off and discard Replacing the ice maker wiring cover 8 Top/bottom freezer models Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. Mounting hole 1. On models with a open-top ice maker fill tube and wiring cover, remove the screw from the ice maker wiring cover. Squeeze top and bottom to loosen snaps. Remove and discard ice maker wiring cover. On models with a flat cover, remove the screw from the ice maker wiring cover. Unhook the right side tab from the edge of the back cover. Remove ice maker wiring cover. Open top fill tube Snaps Cover Hex screw Snap Removing wiring cover with open-top fill tube Look at the back side of the flat wiring cover and note the grooved lines. Use a pair of pliers and bend the areas inside the grooved lines back and forth until they break away from the wiring cover. Mounting hole Hex screw Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. Tab Wiring cover 2. Pull the 4-wire ice maker harness out from behind the freezer’s back cover as far as possible, and hang it over the edge of the cutout. Do not remove any other wiring from the cutout. Break off and discard. Removing the flat wiring cover 4. Flat wiring cover: Install the wiring cover over the fill tube with the wiring harness through the slot. Hook the tab in the side of the wiring cover into the slot in the back cover of the freezer, and secure the cover with the screw you removed earlier (see DETAIL B). DETAIL B DETAIL A 3. Slide the plastic fill tube extension over the end of the fill tube as far as it will go (see DETAIL A). Note: The plastic fill tube extension is not required for models with open-top fill tube. Mounting hole Edge of cover Fill tube Wiring harness Short fill tube extension Hex screw Tab Route harness through slot and fill tube through hole Installing the short fill tube extension and reinstalling the wiring cover 9 Installing the tubing clips Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. DETAIL C Alternate fill tube design 1. Remove the seven hex-head screws from the rear access cover, then remove the cover and set it aside. NOTE: If you have a later unit with a metal panel, (see DETAIL A), remove the hexhead screw from the access cover. Discard the cover and its screw. Do not remove the 7 hex-head screws from the larger rear access cover. Fill tube for top and SXS freezers only Right channel 2. Peel the backing from the adhesive sides of the tubing clips. Press the clips against the back of the cabinet in the right channel at the approximate locations shown in DETAIL B. Center the clips between the fill tube (an alternate fill tube design is shown in DETAIL C) and the top of the access opening. If you have a bottom freezer, proceed to page 11. If you have a side-by-side (SXS) or a top freezer unit, proceed to page 12. DETAIL B Tubing clip Top and SXS freezers Fill tube for bottom freezer models Tubing clip Bottom freezers Remove 7 hexhead screws from rear access cover Metal panel Access cover Remove hexhead screw from rear access cover DETAIL A Installing the tubing clips 10 Preparing the water valve tubing (for bottom freezers only) Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. CUT TUBING HERE 1. Untape the coiled flexible tubing coming from the water valve and straighten it. 2. Starting at the top of the compression nut on the water valve, measure the tubing for 30", and mark the location on the tubing with a pen. 30" 3. Use a pair of scissors or a hobby knife, and make an even cut across the water valve tubing at the 30" mark you made in the previous step. Discard the excess tubing. MAKE AN EVEN CUT ACROSS TOP Compression nut Water valve Preparing the water valve tubing (for bottom freezers only) 11 Mounting the water valve Refer to the diagram below for the following steps. 1. Locate the 2-pin water valve solenoid connector (with the brown and two white wires) that is taped to the main wiring harness at the lower right corner of the rear access (see DETAIL A). 3. Refer to DETAIL B and mount the water valve to the mounting holes in the cabinet frame with two 1⁄2" hex-head machine screws. Make sure that you tighten these two screws securely. 2. Refer to DETAIL B and insert the 2-pin connector over the water valve solenoid terminals as far as possible (if the harness is not long enough, break the tape holding it to the main harness). You can position the connector with the wires at either terminal. DETAIL A 2-pin connector Brown (2) White DETAIL B 2-pin connector 12 ⁄ " hex-head machine screws Water valve Mounting the water valve 12 Connecting the water valve tubing Refer to the diagram below for the following steps. 1. Refer to the inset in DETAIL A and pull the plastic insert out of the fill tube spout and discard it. 2. Locate the water valve tubing clamp (from the ice maker kit), and note that one of the flanges is made for a threaded screw and the other side has a round hole. Position this clamp with the round hole side facing up, and slide it over the end of the spout (see DETAILS A and B). Thread a 1⁄2" hexhead sheet metal screw into the clamp with your fingers as far as possible. You will tighten the screw later. 3. Refer to DETAIL A, and position the metal water tube insert as shown, then press it all the way into the water valve tubing. 4. Refer to DETAIL B, and slide the end of the tubing into the end of the fill tube spout as far as it will go (if the tubing does not reach, pull as much as necessary up through the clips), then tighten the tubing clamp screw as much as possible. Pull on the tubing to make sure that it is secure. If it slides out of the spout, push it back in, and tighten the clamp screw further until the tubing is secure. 5. Press the tubing into the two clips (see DETAIL C) you installed earlier on the back of the cabinet. You will connect the free end of the tubing later. 6. Pull any excess tubing near the fill tube down through the two clamps so it forms a straight line with a loop at the bottom of the water valve. DETAIL B Fill tube To Insert end of tubing into this fill tube (for top/ SXS freezers) Slide clamp over spout p/ SX S fre ez er s Fill tube spout Water valve tubing Insert end of tubing into this fill tube (for bottom freezers) Remove plastic insert INSET tto Insert tubing into spout as far as possible DETAIL A Tubing clip DETAIL C Bo Tighten screw on spout as much as possible Fill tube spout Water valve tubing clamp m fre ez er 12 ⁄ " hex-head sheet-metal screw s Water tube insert Water valve tubing Connecting the water valve tubing to the fill tube 13 Mounting the ice maker Refer to the side diagram for the following step. 1. Look at the ice maker’s fill cup and note that the rear of the cup has a “U” shaped groove (either of the sides may also be grooved). Use your fingers, (or a pair of pliers, if it is easier), and remove only the rear “knock-out” from the cup. Bend the area back and forth inside the groove until it breaks free. The fill tube will fit through this cutout when you install the ice maker. Remove knock-out Fill cup at rear of ice maker Removing the knock-out Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. DETAIL A SXS MODELS ONLY 1. Remove and discard the blank connector from the wiring harness. To remove it, lift the locking arm on the side of the blank connector so it is over the tab of the wiring harness connector, and pull the blank connector off. 2. Insert the end of a small-bladed screwdriver under the edges of each of the three ice maker mounting hole plugs in the side of the freezer liner, and pry them out of their holes. You can discard the plugs. 3. For Top/Bottom Freezers Only: Partially install two 3⁄4" hex-head sheet-metal screws into the two top mounting holes (shown in the diagram) of the freezer liner. You will hang the ice maker over these two screws later, so make sure that they protrude out far enough. 4. For Side-By-Side Models Only: Refer to DETAIL A and mount the two mounting clips (from the ice maker kit) to the top mounting holes of the freezer liner with two 3⁄4" hex-head sheet-metal screws. Make sure that both clips hang straight down and then tighten the screws. 14 3 ⁄4" hex-head sheet-metal screws Ice maker clips Hole plugs Lift locking arm over tab Blank connector (remove and discard) Tab Wiring harness connector Installing the ice maker clips Refer to the side diagrams for the following steps. 1. Position the ice maker inside the freezer compartment and connect its wiring connector to the wiring harness connector so they lock together (the locking arm will snap over the raised tab). The connectors will fit together only one way. 2. For Top/Bottom Freezers Only: Hang the ice maker over the two hex-head screws you installed earlier. Make sure that the bottom mounting bracket hole is aligned with the mounting hole in the freezer liner, then tighten the two top hex head screws. Be careful not to overtighten the screws. Screws Tabs Bottom mounting bracket 3. For Side-By-Side Models Only: Position the ice maker so that its top and bottom mounting tabs are flat against the side of the freezer liner. Center the top tabs under the two mounting clips, and push the ice maker straight up so that the mounting clips snap over the tabs and lock into place (you should hear them “click” as they lock). 4. Mount the bottom bracket of the ice maker to the freezer liner mounting hole with a 3⁄4" hex-head sheet-metal screw. 1/2" hex-head sheet-metal screw Mounting the ice maker (top and bottom freezers) Ice maker Slide tabs under clips Bottom mounting bracket Wiring harness connectors Insert fill tube into cup 1⁄2" hex-head sheet-metal screw Wiring harness connectors Mounting the ice maker (side-by-side models) 15 Installing the Water Line Choosing a location 1. Open the copper tubing kit that you purchased earlier, and lay the contents neatly on a table where you can identify them easily. The parts from the kit that you will use are as follows: 1 Regular Valve (not the steelpiercing type) 2 Compression Sleeves 2 Compression Nuts 2 Clamps 2 Screws 2 Nuts 1 Gasket Seal 1 Length of Coiled Copper Tubing NOTE: When you work with the soft copper tubing, be careful not to kink it. If you accidentally kink the tubing, do not use it. IMPORTANT: Do not install water line tubing in a location where the temperature may fall below freezing; otherwise, property damage could occur. 2. Choose a suitable water pipe location to install the water shut-off valve (see side diagram for some suggested locations). We recommend installing the valve on a vertical length of cold (not hot) water pipe that is nearest your refrigerator. If a vertical length of pipe is not nearby, you can use a horizontal length of water pipe, however, you will have to drill the access hole for the valve into the top or side of the pipe (not the bottom). This will keep water in the pipe from flowing down onto the drill, and also keep sediment from collecting in the valve later. NOTE: Depending on the location of the horizontal pipe in relation to the floor and wall, drilling into it may not be possible. 3. Drill a 3⁄8" hole through the floor or wall to the water pipe. 16 Through floor to basement cold water pipe Under sink to cold water pipe Through wall to utility room cold water pipe Typical water pipe locations In crawl space under home to cold water pipe Routing the copper tubing Refer to the side diagram for the following steps. 1. Uncoil the necessary length of copper tubing and straighten it, then route the end of the tubing through the access hole you drilled to the location you have chosen to install the shut-off valve. Straighten only enough of the copper tubing to reach this location. Leave the rest coiled near the access hole. 2. At this time, make sure that you have been supplied with enough tubing so that when you are finished connecting the water line, you will have enough coiled behind the refrigerator to easily move it forward far enough to clean behind it. Also make sure that the coils are large enough so that when the unit is pulled forward, the windings will not stretch too far and kink. ; ; ; ;;;;; ;;;;; Allow 4 to 5 feet of coiled tubing for moving refrigerator Back wall Coiled copper tubing Drill 3⁄8" access hole for tubing Water valve Refrigerator Drill 1⁄4" hole in front side of vertical water pipe Routing the copper tubing 3. Turn off the cold water supply going to the water pipe where you will be installing the shut-off valve. 4. Open a cold water tap that is connected to the selected water pipe and bleed off the water pressure. Leave the tap open until after you complete the water line hook up. 5. Use a hammer and a center punch, and mark the location of the hole for the shut-off valve. If you are marking copper tubing, do not strike the punch hard enough to bend it. 6. Install a 1⁄4" bit in the drill, and carefully drill an access hole through just the front side (not through both sides) of the cold water pipe. 7. Check the hole and make sure that you have drilled completely through one side of the pipe. The edges of the hole should be smooth and round. If necessary, use a small 3⁄4-round file to remove any rough edges from inside the hole, and any burrs from around the top of the hole. 17 Installing the shut-off valve Refer to the diagram below for the following steps. 1. Locate the shut-off valve and the front pipe clamp (with the threaded hole in the center) from the copper tubing kit. Then, being careful not to crossthread the valve, screw the end with the pilot tube into the threaded hole of the clamp. Hand-tighten the valve as far as it will go (the threaded shaft is slightly tapered and can only be tightened so far). 2. Use a 1⁄2" open-end (or adjustable) wrench, and turn the body of the shut-off valve an additional 1⁄8 -turn to secure it to the clamp. 4. Carefully slide the pilot tube of the shut-off valve into the water pipe access hole so it is against the seal gasket, and install the back pipe clamp over the water pipe. Secure the clamps to the pipe with the two screws and nuts that were supplied with the copper tubing kit. Tighten the nuts equally so that the space between the clamps is the same (see DETAIL A). DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the nuts, or you could deform the clamps and damage the seal gasket. DETAIL A Keep spacing equal 3. Slide the rubber seal gasket (from the copper tubing kit) over the pilot tube (the unthreaded portion) of the shut-off valve. Nut Back pipe clamp Seal gasket Front pipe clamp Screw Vertical cold water pipe Pilot tube Shut-off valve Mounting the shut-off valve to the water pipe Connecting the copper tubing to the shut-off valve Refer to the diagram below for the following steps. 1. Straighten a 2" section of copper tubing and make sure that the opening is round and cut evenly across the end. If necessary, use a tubing cutter (or a hacksaw) and cut the end off, then file it so it is even, and remove any burrs from around the inside and outside edges so it is smooth and round. When you are finished, clean the filings from inside the tubing as much as possible. 5. Use a 1⁄2" open-end wrench, and further tighten the compression nut on the shut-off valve one additional turn. If necessary, you will tighten the nut further after you turn on the water supply. 6. Turn the T-handle on the shut-off valve to its fully “open” (counterclockwise rotation) position. 2. Position the compression nut as shown, and slide it over the end of the copper tubing. 3. Slide a compression sleeve over the copper tubing until it is approximately 1" from the end. 4. Insert the end of the copper tubing into the outlet connector of the shut-off valve as far as it will go, and then hand tighten the compression nut as much as possible. Compression nut Shut-off valve Open T-handle Outlet connector Compression sleeve Connecting the copper tubing to the shut-off valve Copper tubing Connecting the copper tubing to the water valve Refer to the diagram below for the following steps. 1. Check to make sure that the free end of the tubing is round and cut even. If necessary, prepare the end in the same manner as you did earlier. Be sure to clean the filings from inside the tubing after you prepare the end. When you perform the next step, be careful not to kink the copper tubing. 2. Starting at the free end, straighten approximately 20" of the copper tubing. 9. Insert the end of the tubing into the water inlet connector at the top of the water valve as far as it will go, and hand tighten the compression nut as much as possible. 10. Use a 1⁄2" open-end wrench, and further tighten the compression nut on the water inlet connector one additional turn. If necessary, you will tighten the nut further after you turn on the water supply. 11. Mount the strain relief clamp to the back of the cabinet with the hex-head screw you removed earlier. 3. Close the water tap you left open earlier to bleed the water lines. 4. Insert the end of the copper tubing into a pail, and have someone turn on the water supply. Allow enough water to flow through the lines to thoroughly flush them out. Once the water runs clear, turn off the supply and bleed the lines. Copper tubing clamp Mounting screw 5. Remove the strain relief clamp from the rear of the cabinet and slide it over the end of the copper tubing. Make sure you position the flanges as shown. Copper tubing Compression nut 6. Slide a compression nut over the free end of the copper tubing. 7. Slide a compression sleeve over the copper tubing and position it 1" from the end. Compression sleeve Water valve Water inlet fitting 8. If one is installed, remove the plastic cap from the water inlet fitting on the water valve and discard the cap. Connecting the copper tubing to the water valve 20 Turning the water on NOTE: Be very careful when you tighten the compression nuts that you do not overtighten them and destroy the compression sleeving and the end of the soft copper tubing. If this happens, you will have to cut off the end of the tubing, purchase a new compression sleeve, and start over. Be careful and go slow! 1. Turn on the water supply and check the shut-off valve for leakage. If necessary, refer to the side diagram, and tighten the compression nut on the shut-off valve in small increments until the leakage just stops. Wipe off the connection with a cloth each time you check for leaks. Shut-off valve Water flow Open Compression nut T-handle Tightening the shut-off valve connection WATER 2. Check the water valve for any leakage. If necessary, tighten the compression nut (see the side diagram) in small increments until the leaking just stops. Compression nut Water valve Water inlet fitting Tightening the water valve connection 21 Final Installation Installing the access cover and forming the copper tubing 1. Reinstall the rear access cover on the refrigerator so the water valve tubing is inside the cover, and the copper water line is outside (see the diagram below), then secure the cover with the seven hex-head screws you removed earlier. 2. Loop the copper tubing coming from the water valve as shown. Position the coiled copper tubing near the center of the unit so that it forms an “accordion-fold” (as shown in the diagram below) when it is moved toand-from the wall. Form tubing loops as shown Copper tubing Place water valve tubing behind cover Hex-head screws Rear access cover Installing the access cover and forming the copper tubing 22 Hex-head screws Connecting the power/leveling the unit 1. Plug the power cord into its AC outlet, and carefully push the refrigerator back against the wall. 2. Place a level on top of the cabinet. If you need to relevel the refrigerator, follow the procedure to adjust the front casters, as outlined in your refrigerator’s “Use and Care Guide.” 3. Check the position of the ice maker. If it is crooked and needs to be adjusted, loosen the bottom bracket screws (see the side diagram) and position the unit as desired, then tighten the bracket screws. Bracket Sheet-metal screw Leveling screw Leveling the ice maker 23 Starting the Ice Maker 1. Wash out the ice bucket, and then slide it under the ice maker (see the side diagram) as far as it will go. The ice bucket will be sitting on top of the freezer shelf. Ice maker Ice bucket Installing the ice bucket IMPORTANT: On top-mount models without a full-width freezer shelf, you will need to place the ice bucket on top of the inverted ice tray shelf. First, position the ice tray shelf face down so that the shorter side is alongside the freezer wall (see DETAIL A). Then insert the tabs on the shorter side of the shelf into the slots on the edge of the freezer floor. This will hold the shelf in position. Next, place the ice bucket on top of the inverted ice tray shelf and slide it under the ice maker (see side diagram). The ice maker will not function properly if the ice bucket is placed directly on the freezer floor. DETAIL A Tabs Slots 2. Place the items back into the freezer compartment. 3. Lower the arm on the ice maker (see the side diagram) to its “on” position, and close the freezer door. The ice maker will begin to make ice within 24 hours. Off On Raise arm to stop ice Lower arm to start it NOTE: It usually takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin producing ice. Once ice is available, you may notice that it has an “off taste.” If this happens, make two or three batches of ice and discard them. After that, the “off-taste” should be gone. If you have any problems, refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 25. This completes the installation of your Ice Maker. 24 Turning the ice maker on Troubleshooting Operational notes 1. The Ice Maker water valve contains a flow washer that acts like a pressure regulator to control the water flow. For the Ice Maker to work properly, the water pressure in your home must be between 20 and 120 pounds per-square-inch (psi). If you encounter problems with your Ice Maker’s ability to produce ice, call your water utility company and have the water pressure checked. 2. The Ice Maker’s water valve is equipped with two strainers: a plastic basket type and a wire-mesh screen. Both of these can be cleaned by turning off the water and disassembling the water valve (your service center should be able to provide this service). If local water conditions require periodic cleaning, or if you use a well as a water source, you should consider installing a second water strainer in the water line. You can obtain a water strainer from your local appliance dealer. Troubleshooting chart The following chart lists several common problems that could occur with your Ice Maker. PROBLEM CAUSE One or more of the following sounds is heard: • Buzzing • Trickling water • Thud (clatter of ice) The water valve is operating. Water is entering the Ice Maker fill cup. Ice is being dumped into the ice bin. Ice tastes stale. The ice is old. Make a new batch. Water in Ice Maker overflows. Refrigerator or Ice Maker is not level. If the Ice Maker still overflows after leveling, turn off the Ice Maker’s water supply at the shut-off valve, and raise the Ice Maker’s bail arm to the “off” position (see page 24); then contact your local service center. Not enough ice. It will take 48 hours to fill the ice bucket. The ice maker will make ice every 2 to 3 hours. For more ice, adjust the freezer control for a colder setting. Ice making has stopped. Be sure that the bail arm is lowered into the ice bucket (see page 24). Make sure that the water shut-off valve is on. The water shut-off valve or the water valve screen is clogged (contact your local service center). 25 The modular ice maker service sheet Module test points Specifications MOLD HEATER – 185 WATTS, 72 OHMS THERMOSTAT – CLOSE 17° ± 3 ° (BIMETAL) OPEN 32° ± 3° WATER FILL – 140CC, 7.5 SEC. MOTOR – 1.5 WATTS, 8800 OHMS MODULE – STAMPED CIRCUIT, PLUG-IN CONNECTORS CYCLE – ONE REVOLUTION (EJECTS AND WATER FILL) FOR 120 VOLT MODEL N M Removal screws (3) MODULE VOLTAGE CHECKS WITH METER OR TEST LIGHT (POWER TO ICE MAKER) TEST LINE 0 POINTS COMPONENT VOLTAGE VOLTS V L-N T-H L-H L-M N-V H L TEST POINTS T MODULE OHMMETER CHECKS (NO POWER TO ICE MAKER AND EJECTOR BLADES IN PARK) MODULE COMPONENT POSITION L-H MOLD HEATER L-M MOTOR ATTACHED TO SUPPORT DISCONNECT FROM SUPPORT MODULE BIMETAL HEATER MOTOR WATER VALVE POWER OK OPEN ON ON ON NO POWER CLOSED OFF OFF OFF Water level adjustment OHMS 72 8800 TURNING THE SCREW CLOCKWISE DECREASES THE WATER FILL. • 1⁄2 TURN EQUALS 20CC OR 1.2 SEC. • FULL TURN EQUALS 40CC OR 2.4 SEC. • MAXIMUM ADJUSTMENT IS ONE FULL TURN EITHER DIRECTION. ADDITIONAL ROTATION COULD DAMAGE MODULE. Service Procedures COVER PULL WATER ADJUSTMENT KNOB FIRST AND SNAP OFF COVER. INDEX KNOB AND REINSTALL IN SAME POSITION FOR WATER FILL. MODULE, MOTOR, AND SUPPORT ASSEMBLY INSERT PHILLIPS DRIVER IN ACCESS PORTS IN MODULE. LOOSEN BOTH SCREWS. DISCONNECT SHUT-OFF ARM. PULL MOLD FROM SUPPORT ASSEMBLY. Shut-off arm SHUT-OFF ARM PULL OUT FROM SUPPORT. REINSERT TO FULL DEPTH. MOLD AND HEATER REMOVE MODULE, MOTOR, AND SUPPORT ASSEMBLY. BIMETAL REMOVE MODULE, MOTOR, AND SUPPORT ASSEMBLY. PULL OUT RETAINING CLIPS WITH BIMETAL. FILL CUP REMOVE MODULE, MOTOR, AND SUPPORT ASSEMBLY. REMOVE EJECTOR BLADES AND SHUT-OFF ARM. PULL FILL CUP FROM MOLD. EJECTOR BLADES OR STRIPPER REMOVE MODULE, MOTOR, SUPPORT ASSEMBLY. WHEN REINSTALLING EJECTOR BLADES, REALIGN “D” COUPLING WITH MODEL CAM. 26 Mold attachment screw access ports (2) (Phillips) Adjustment screw Ice maker replacement parts list When you place an order for a part, use the “Part Number,” not the “Key Number.” Key Number 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Part Number 628228 628356 627843 627788 627790 627796 627985 489322 628358 628258 489136 489276 627792 628256 2155021 489128 1115846 628366 627929 1115844 628229 628379 Description Mold and Heater Assembly Bearing and Inlet Ejector Ice Stripper Support Retainer, Thermostat (2) Thermostat (also Order #542369 Cement Alumilastic) Screw, (2) 10-32 x 49/64" Module, Assembly Motor Screw, (2) 3-24 x 23/64" Screw, (3) Shut-off Arm Wiring, Harness Clip, Ice Maker Screw, 8-32 x 27/64" Cover Module Assembly (Includes Items 10, 11, and 12) Valve, Solenoid Knob, Water Bracket Clip, Thermal Fuse 4 15 16 3 1 5 23 7 10 11 12 14 8 19 22 9 6 17 13 20 18 21 27 Ice maker replacement parts list (cont’d) The following parts are not illustrated. Optional parts are not included in this list. Part Number 939529 837142 1121997 *836489 *1106508 *488645 *488649 *841707 *627854 *537588 *488292 *836074 *510716 *488366 *488878 *549193 *653499 *627018 *841707 **1121995 **489069 **939027 944811 Description Ice Cube Pan Trim, Ice Cube Pan Accessory Bag, Outside Fitting, Water Tube Seal Gasket Screw, 8 x 1/2" Screw, 8-32 x 1/2" Insert, Plastic Tube Tube Assembly, Inlet Valve Nut, Inlet Valve Washer Dampener Tube Clamp Tube Clamp Tube Clamp Clamp, Service Cord Plastic Tube Nut and Sleeve Assembly Insert, Plastic Tube Accessory Bag, Inside Screw, 8 x 1/2" Tube, Water Inlet Wiring Assembly, Ice Maker * Components of Accessory Bag Outside. ** Components of Accessory Bag Inside. PART NO. 2181913 Rev. A ©2000 Whirlpool Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.