AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER Model EC5100 Ior Freezers Ice Makers, DIshwashers Bull1 In Ovens and Surlace Unlls Ranges. Microwave Ovens. Trash Compaclors. Room Air Condllmners. Dehumidiliers, Autamallc Washers. Clolhes Dryers. Free1 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 MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE / (not shown) ;CE;EplNER / GRILLE - Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here... If you need .>ervice, or call with a question, have this information ready: 1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from the plate located as shown). 2. Purchase date from sales slip. Copy this Information in these spaces. Keep this book, your warranty and sales slip together in a handy place. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card furnished with this product. 2 Model Number Serial Number Purchase Service Date Company Phone Number Contents Page Page ............ BEFOREYOUPLUGiTiN.. USING YOUR ICE MAKER ............ ......... HowtheiceMakerWorks Setting the Controls ............... Changing the Bin Door Panel Changing the Light Bulb .......... CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR ICE MAKER ......................... 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 cl987 Whirlpool 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 WHIRLPOOL ICE MAKER WARRANTY 6 6 7 8 9 9 10 12 Corporation 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 l l l l l l 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. 4 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. l 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 1 1. Disconnect electrical power supply to the machine and place the Cycle Control Knob in the “OFF” position. L 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. I 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 I 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 - 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 SE 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 8 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: OUT1.ET\III 1. Turn the Cycle 2. Remove Control Knob to “OFF.” all ice from storage bin 1 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. l 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. l 10 l 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: APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE (L REPAIR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCESMAJOR-REPAIRING 6 PARTS OR WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEOTECHKARESERVICE .SERVIC’E XYZSEAVICECO 123MAPLE SERVICE XYZSERVICECO 123MAPLE ~‘0MPANlE.S 999~9999 OR WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS (L IRONERS-SERVICING WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE SERVICE XYZSERVICECO 123 MAPLE COMPANIES 999-9999 C’OMPANIE.5’ 999-9999 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. I 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. TKirlpuol Home Part NO. 758077 Rev. A 8~1987 Whirlpool Corporation A /Appliances Printed in U.S.A.