AUTOMATIC
ICE MAKER
Model ECUOOXP
s. Freezers, Refngerator-Freezers.
Ice Makers, Dishwashers. Built-In Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges. Microwave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room Atr Condittoners. Dehumidlfler:
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
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1. Complete
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the plate located as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
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this book, your warranty and sales slip together
in a handy place. There is no warranty registration to return. Proof-of-purchase is all that is
required for in-warranty service.
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Service
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BEFOREYOUPLUGITIN..
USING YOUR ICE MAKER ............
How the Ice Maker Works .........
Setting the Controls ...............
Changing the Bin Door Panel . ,
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR
ICE MAKER .........................
Cleaning Exterior Surfaces. .......
Cleaning the Condenser .........
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Cleaning the Ice Maker System.
Cleaning the Interior Components.
Filtering and Treating Water
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE. . . . . .
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for Assistance . . . .
2. If You Need Assistance . . . . . , . . .
3. IfYouNeedService
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4. IfYouHaveaProblem
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Before you plug it in
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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).
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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.
Using your ice maker
How the ice maker works...
3. The water containing
the rejected
is drained after each freezing cycle.
4. Fresh water enters the machine
ice making cycle.
minerals
for the next
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
bin is full the ice maker shuts off automatically
and restarts when more ice is needed.
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.
Setting the controls...
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 ambient temperatures
may require readjusting the control toward
“THICK” or “THIN;’
Best operation
5/s” thick.
will be obtained
with ice Yz” to
If operating
in a warm room ambient (above
90°F [32”C]) DO NOT set control to maximum
thickness or the unit may malfunction.
2. To start the normal ice making
the Cycle Control Knob to “ON:’
3. To stop ice maker operation,
Control Knob to “OFF.”
cycle, turn
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.
Changing the bin door panel
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.
To change
panel:
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1. Open
the storage bin door. Remove the
two screws on the top of the door, which
hold the handle.
2. Loosen the screws in both of the side trim
pieces.
3. Remove
insert.
the handle
and the handle
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.
be Y4” (6 mm) thick and 17” x ll%” (433 mm x 286 mm). Remove the color
the ribs on the door insulation to allow for wood thickness.
The panel should
panels and break off
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 sofi water, cleaning may not be required
for several years. With hard water (15to 20
grains/gal.), cleaning may be required as
frequently as every six months.
A dirty or clogged
condenser:
0 prevents proper air flow.
l reduces
ice making capacity.
l causes higher than recommended
operating temperatures which may lead
to component failure.
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. Disconnect electrical power supply to the
macnlne and place the Cycle Control Knob in
the “OFF” position.
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2. Remove the two screws from the bottom of
the grilled front panel.
3. Pull forward and down to remove the panel.
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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.
CAUTION: Condenser fins can bend
easily. Use care when vacuuming the con denser to keep from bendlng the fins.
5. Replace the grilled front panel and screws.
6. Plug unit in and place the Cycle Control
Knob in the “ON” position.
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
CAUTION:
be melted
harness.
Any ice on the grid should
under running warm water.
grid may stretch
and damage
4. Remove all ice from the storage
freezing plate.
grid wires.
bin and the
6. Pour YZgallon (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 mal
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
Yzgallon (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 quantity YZgallon [I.9 L]).
7. Turn Cycle Control Knob to “OFF” and drain
the water pan. (See step 5.)
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.
5. Drain the water pan by removing
plug and then replace the plug.
the drain
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.)
*Accepted
by the National
Sanltatlon
Foundation
10. Replace the plug and add YZgallon (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, slidino the arid forward
and unplugging
the electrical
wire harness
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4. Remove the water pan by unscrewing
two thumb screws.
the
ISE
DISTRIBUTOR
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 ‘/4 oz. (8 ml] of
chlorine bleach with 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, water pan, cutter grid
and ice retainer baffle.
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.
5. Remove
the hose from the water pump.
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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5. Disconnect the inlet and outlet lines to wate
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 grille,
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.
Note: All components
of the ice maker are permanently
not require any additional
oiling throughout
the normal
clean
lubricated
at the factory.
life of the machine.
the ice maker
They shou!d
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four 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:
Check the grid harness plug to make sure the
connection
is secure.
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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:
l 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.
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.
Service repair and replacement
parts manuals may be ordered directly from:
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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.
. 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
necessa rv
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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.
Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Drive
Attention: Literature Department
LaPorte, Indiana 46350
Specify the model
when ordering.
number
of the ice machine
2. If you need assistance?..
4. If you have a problem?..
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE@ service asslstance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Contlnental
U.S.. . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
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Alaska & Hawaii . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
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. Stephen E.Upton
Senior Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘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.
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
TECH-CARE,9Service Companies.
TECH-CAREservice
technicians are
trained to fulfill the
product warranty
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