AUTOMATIC
ICE MAKER
Model EC5100
Ior Freezers
Ice Makers, DIshwashers
Bull1 In Ovens and Surlace Unlls
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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet tells you how to use and clean your
ice maker.
Treat your ice maker with care, use it only to do
what ice makers are designed to do.
Parts and features
ICE THICKNESS
CYCLE CONTROL
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Contents
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BEFOREYOUPLUGiTiN..
USING YOUR ICE MAKER ............
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HowtheiceMakerWorks
Setting the Controls ...............
Changing
the Bin Door Panel
Changing
the Light Bulb ..........
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR
ICE MAKER .........................
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Cleaning
Exterior Surfaces
Cleaning the Condenser
Cleaning the Ice Maker System.
Cleaning the Interior Components
Filtering and Treating Water
VACATION AND MOVINGCARE..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
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Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
Before using your ice maker, you are
personally
responsible
for making sure that it..
l has been
installed where it is protected
from
the elements.
l is located
so that the front is not blocked to
restrict incoming or discharge
air flow.
l is properly
leveled.
l is located
in a well ventilated
area with
temperatures
above 55°F (13°C) and below
110°F (43°C). Best results are obtained
at temperatures
between 70°F (21°C)
and 90°F (32°C).
NOTE: A drain pump kit (Model
a floor drain is inaccessible.
EKDPI) is available
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is properly connected
to a water supply and
drain.
is properly connected
to electricity. A 115
Volt, 60 Hz., 15 amp fused electrical
supply is
required. NOTE: Time delay fuse or circuit
breaker is recommended.
is properly electrically
grounded.
is not operated
by anyone unable to use
it properly.
is used only for the job it was designed to
perform.
is properly maintained.
as an option
for installation
where
Using your ice maker
How the ice maker works...
Setting the controls...
1. Water is constantly circulated
over a freezing plate. As the water freezes into ice the minerals in the water are rejected. This produces a
clear sheet of ice with a low mineral content.
1. Select ice thickness. The ice maker has
been pre-set to produce ice approximately
Yz” thick, while operating
in a room ambient
of 70°F (21°C).
Operation
in different room temperatures
may require readjusting
the control toward
“THICK” or “THIN!’
Best operation
Yz” to 5/s” thick.
will be obtained
with ice
If operating
in a warm room [above 9O’F
[32”C]) DO NOT set control to maximum
thickness or the unit may malfunction.
2. To start the normal ice ma king cycle, turn
the Cycle Control Knob to “ON:’
2. When the desired thickness is reached, the
ice sheet is released and slides on to a cutter
grid. The grid divides the sheet into individual
cubes.
3. The water containing
the rejected minerals
is drained after each freezing cycle.
4. Fresh water enters the machine
ice making cycle.
for the next
3. To stop ice maker operation,
Control Knob to “OFF.”
turn Cycle
The “CLEAN” setting is used whenever solutions
are circulated
through the ice maker for cleaning. Only the water pump operates at this
setting.
5. Cubes fall into the storage bin. When the
bin is full the Ice maker shuts off automatically
and restarts when more ice is needed.
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Changing the bin door panel
Changing
You can easily change the color of the front
panel on the storage bin door. Six colors are
available:
Black, Almond, Harvest Gold, White,
Toast and Platinum.
The ice maker has a light bulb in the top of
the storage bin. To replace it, open the bin
door and follow these instructions:
To change
the light bulb
panel:
1. Open the storage bin door. Remove the
two screws on the top of the door, which
hold the handle.
1. Remove the two thumb screws and slide
the ice cutter grid forward, out of the two
slots near the water pan. Set the ice cutter
grid on the bin door.
2. Loosen the screws in both of the side trim
pieces.
3. Remove
insert.
the handle
and the handle
2. Press the front of the light shield in while
pulling down to remove it from the light
bracket.
4. Carefully slide the panels
three panels with six colors.
out. You will find
5. Choose the color you want to show and
carefully slide the panels back into the
door. NOTE: Be careful not to scratch the
panels as they are inserted.
6. Replace the handle insert and tighten
the screws in both side trim pieces. Replace
the handle and the screws.
Note: you can make a decorative
wood
front to match existing cabinets.
The
panel should be Y4” (6 mm) thick and 17” x
llY4” (433 mm x 286 mm). Remove the
color panels and break off the ribs on the
door insulation
to allow for wood
thickness.
3. Remove
bayonet
bulb. Replace with a 15-watt
base type bulb.
4. Replace the light shield, ice cutter grid
and two thumb screws.
Cleaning and caring for your ice maker
Periodically
inspect and clean the ice
maker to keep it operating
at peak efficiency
and to prevent premature failure of system
components.
Both the ice making system and the air cooled
condenser need to be cleaned
regularly.
The minerals rejected from the circulating
water during the freezing cycle will eventually
form a hard scaly deposit in the water system
which prevents a rapid release of the ice from
the freezing plate.
Clean the ice and water system periodically
to remove mineral scale build-up. Frequency
of cleaning
depends on water hardness.
With soft water, cleaning
may not be required
for several years. With hard water (15 to 20
grains/gal.),
cleaning
may be required as
frequently as every six months.
A dirty or clogged
condenser:
prevents proper air flow.
l reduces
ice making capacity.
l causes
higher than recommended
operating
temperatures
which may lead
to component
failure.
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Cleaning exterior surfaces
Wash the exterior enamel surfaces and
gaskets with warm water and mild soap or
detergent. Rinse and dry. Regular use of
a good household appliance
cleaner and
wax will help protect the finish.
Do not use harsh or abrasive
cleaners
enamel surfaces as they may scratch
finish.
on
the
Cleaning the condenser
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1. Disconnect electrical
power supply to the
machine and place the Cycle Control Knob in
the “OFF” position.
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4. Remove dirt and lint from the condenser
fins
and the unit compartment
with a brush attachment attached to a vacuum cleaner.
2. Remove the two screws from the bottom
the grilled front panel.
3. Pull forward
and down to remove
of
the panel.
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CAUTION: ~ondense~ns can bend
easily. use care when vacuuming ltle con densertokeepfrombendinglheflns.
5. Replace
the grilled
front panel
6. Plug unit in and place the Cycle
Knob in the “ON” position.
and screws.
Control
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1. Place the Cycle
position.
Control
Knob in the “OFF”
2. Remove the two thumb screws and slide the
ice cutter grid forward, out of the two slots near
the water pan.
3. Unplug
the electrical
harness.
CAUTION: Any Ice on the grid should
be melted under nmnhg warm water.
4. Remove all ice from the storage
freezing plate.
bin and the
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6. Pour Yz gallon (1.9 L) of hot tap water into the
water pan and turn the Cycle Control Knob to
“CLEAN:’ This warms up the system to make the
cleaning
solution more effective. Let circulate
for five minutes. While tap water is circulating,
prepare cleaning
solution. Mix:
6 oz. (170 g) powdered
citric,
or phosphoric
acid into
Yz gallon (1.9 L) hot water
(Citric and phosphoric
acid crystals are
available
from many pharmacies
or scientific
supply houses.]
Commercial
ice machine cleaners (liquid) are
also available
from your dealer or refrigeration
parts supply stores. Mix according
to instructions on label (total quantityY2 gallon [I.9 L]).
7. Turn Cycle Control Knob to “OFF” and drain
the water pan. (See step 5.)
THUMB SCREWS
DRAIN
PLUG
5. Drain the water pan by removing
plug and then replace the plug.
the drain
8. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to “CLEAN” and
slowly pour the hot cleaning
solution into the
water pan. (If solution foams while pouring, wait
until foaming stops.] Then add the balance
of
the solution.
Allow solution to circulate until the scale has
dissolved (15 to 20 minutes). Severe scale buildup may require repeated
cleaning
with a fresh
quantity of cleaning
solution.
To clean scale off the side flanges of the freezing plate, use rubber gloves and scrub with a
plastic scrubber or non-soap filled stainless
steel pad dipped
in cleaning solution.
9. Keep rubber gloves on to drain the cleaning
solution. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to “OFF”
and drain the water pan. (See step 5.)
10. Replace
*Accepted
by the National
Sanitation
Foundation
the plug and add M gallon (1.9 L)
of fresh water. Set Cycle Control Knob on
“CLEAN:’ circulate five minutes and drain.
Repeat rinsing process.
Cleaning the interior components
1. Turn the Cycle Control Knob to “OFF” and
disconnect
the electrical
power supply to the
machine. Open the storage bin door and
remove any ice that is in the bin.
2. Remove ice retainer baffle by flexing
then slide it off the studs.
it and
3. Remove the ice cutter grid by unscrewing
the two thumb screws, sliding the grid forward
and unplugging
the electrical
wire harness.
4. Remove the water pan by unscrewing
two thumb screws.
the
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6. Remove the water distributor from the
freezing plate. It is held in place by rubber end
caps. Remove the inlet hose and clean all
water distributor holes and the small orifice in
the inlet side of the distributor. When replacing
the distributor, make sure the end caps are
located in the evaporator
flange detents and
that the water distributor holes face down.
7. Wash the interior components
(ice retainer baffle, cutter grid, water pan, inlet
hose and water distributor) and the storage
bin, door gasket and ice scoop with mild
soap or detergent and warm water. Rinse in
clean water. These components
should also
be cleaned
in a solution of 1 oz. (29.6 ml) of
chlorine bleach in 1 gallon (3.8 L) warm
water.
DO NOT WASH PLASTIC PARTS IN
DISHWASHER.
They cannot withstand
temperatures
above
145°F (63°C).
8. Replace the interior components:
water
distributor, inlet hose and water pan.
9. Check the following:
l Hose from water
valve is in water pan.
l Rubber
drain plug is in water pan.
l Water distributor
is seated and holes are
facing down.
l Hose is reconnected
to pump and water
distributor.
l Hose from water
pan is inserted into
storage bin drain opening.
10. Reconnect electrical
harness, slide cutter grid into place and tighten the thumb
screws, replace the ice retainer baffle.
5. Remove
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the hose from the water pump.
11. Turn Cycle
Control to ON.
Filtering
and treating water
In most areas it will be beneficial
to filter or
treat the water being supplied to the ice
machine. It can improve the reliability of the
machine, reduce water system maintenance
and produce the best quality of ice.
The installation of a polyphosphate
feeder will
generally
reduce scale build-up and the ice
machine will require less frequent cleaning.
Municipal
water systems are generally
treated
with chlorine to maintain a safe potable water
supply. Activated
carbon filters will sufficiently
remove the residual chlorine from the water to
reduce surface staining of stainless steel materials in the ice machine.
For information on filtering and treating the
water, see the dealer from whom you purchased your ice maker or your WHIRLPOOL
Franchised TECH-CARE” service company.
Vacation and moving care
To shut down the ice maker:
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1. Turn the Cycle
2. Remove
Control
Knob to “OFF.”
all ice from storage
bin
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INLET
5. Disconnect the inlet and outlet lines to wa
valve. Allow these lines to drain and then
reconnect to the valve.
3. Shut off the water supply.
6. Replace
4. Remove two screws from base of front grilk
then remove front grille.
7. Remove water from drain lines and
drain water pan if the unit will be subjected
to freezing temperatures
during shut down.
front grille and screws
8. Before using again,
and storage bin.
of the ice maker are permanently
Note: All components
oiling throughout
the normal
not re quire any additional
clean
lubricated
at the factory.
life of the machine.
the ice maker
They should
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without
tools of any kind.
Grid is not cutting ice sheets:
l Check
the grid harness plug to make sure the
connection
is secure.
Unit does not run:
Cycle Control Knob must be in the “ON”
position.
l Check
to see that power cord is plugged
in.
l Check
for blown fuse or tripped circuit
breaker in electrical
supply to machine.
l Room temperature
must be above 55°F.
(13°C). Otherwise, bin thermostat may sense
cold room temperature
and shut off even
though bin is not full of ice. Also, unit may not
restart once it does shut off.
Taste in ice cubes:
There may be an unusually high mineral
content in water supply. Water may need to
be filtered or treated.
l Do not store any foods
in the ice bin.
l Packaging
material not all removed.
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Unit runs but produces no ice:
l Cycle
Control Knob must be in the “ON”
position.
l Check
water supply to make sure it is open.
l If ice machine
is operated
at an elevation of
2,000 feet or more above sea level, both the
bin thermostat and ice thickness thermostat
need to be recalibrated.
See Installation
Instructions.
Unit runs but produces very little ice:
Room temperature
may be extremely
high,
over 90°F. (32°C). In this case, it is normal for
ice production
to be low.
l Dirt or lint may
be blocking the air flow
through the finned condenser. Condenser
needs to be cleaned.
l Check
to see if the unit has a scale build-up
in water and freezing system. Clean, if
necessary.
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A more detailed “Trouble Diagnosis Chart” and
other technical
information is shipped with
each unit and is located in the unit compartment section.
Service repair and replacement
parts manuals may be ordered directly from:
Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Drive
Attention: Literature Department
La Porte, Indiana 46350
Specify the model
when ordering.
number
of the ice machine
4. If you have a problem?. .
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone
number. Dial free from
anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The Consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company
in your
area.
3.
If you need service%..
Whirlpool has a
nationwide
network of franchised
-
warranty service,
anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE
service assistance telephone
number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
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(L REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCESMAJOR-REPAIRING
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OR
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.SERVIC’E
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Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of
our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts? . .
FSP is a registered trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement
part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement
parts will fit right
and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications
used
to build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement
parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service assistance
number in Step 2.
‘If you must call or write, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete
description
of the
problem. This information
is needed in order to
better respond to your request for assistance.
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WHIRLPOOL” ICE MAKER
PRODUCT
WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
For Residential
Use
FSP” replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by
a franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
For Commercial
Use
FSP replacement
parts for any parts which
materials
or workmanship.
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
compressor
if defective
are defective
in materials
in
or
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
01 the ice maker.
2. Instruct you how to use the ice maker.
3. Replace
fuses or correct wiring or plumbing.
B. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
where installed.
C. Damage
to ice maker caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products
not approved
by Whirlpool.
D. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation
of incidental
or consequential
damages
so this
limitation
or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different
warranty
may apply. For details, please contact
your
franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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