AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Use and Care Guide
Ice Thickness Control H
Cycle or Service Switch /
Model and Serial Number
(inside, not shown)
Plate
Bin
Grille
Part No. 756637
Rev. 6
BEFORE OPERATING THE ICE MAKER
It is your
maker:
responsibility
to make
sure that
.
the ice
.
*
has oeen installed
where
it is protected
from
the elements,
* is located
so that the front
is not blocked
to
restrict incoming
or discharge air flow.
* is properly
leveled.
0 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).
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.
ICE MAKER OPERATION
How it makes ice:
4. Fresh water
making cycle.
1. bv;iter
is constantly
circuiated
over a freezing
plate. As the water freezes into ice the minerals
in
the water are rejec:.ed. This produces
a clear sheet
of ice with a low mineral content.
enters
the machine
for the next
El@@
5. Cubes fall into the storage bin. When
full the ice maker shuts off automatically
starts 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.
3 The
tlrained
water
containing
after each freezing
the rejected
cycle.
minerals
ice
is
2
the
bin is
and re-
To 3perate
the Ice Maker:
1 Select
ice thickness
(Figure
1). The ice maker
has been pre-set to produce
ice approximateiy
‘;”
thick,
while
operating
in a room
ambient
of
70’F (21°C).
Operation
in different
ambient
renuire
readjusting
the control
01. “THIN.”
I
temperatures
may
toward
“THICK”
ICE THICKNESS
CONTROL
SERVICE
OR
CYCLE SWITCH
FIGURE
Best
5,‘8”
operation
thick.
will
be obtained
with
ice
l/2”
1
to
2. To start the normal ice making
or cycle switch to “ON.”
If operating
in a warm room ambient
(above 90°F
[32”C] ) DO NOT set control
to maximum
thickness or the unit may malfunction.
3. To stop
cycle switch
ice maker
to “OFF.”
operation,
cycle,
turn
turn service
service
or
4. The “CLEAN”
setting is used whenever
solutions
are circulated
through
the ice maker for cleaning.
Only
the water
pump
operates
at this setting.
GENERAL CARE AND CLEANING
Periodically
inspect
and clean the ice maker
to
keep it operating
at peak efficiency
and to prevent
premature
failure of system components.
Both the
condenser
Cleaning
ice making
system
and the
need to be cleaned regularly.
exterior
air
1. Disconnect
electrical
power
supply
to the
machine
or place the service switch
in the “OFF”
position.
The condenser
fan should
not operate
while
removing
dirt
from
the condenser.
cooled
2. Remove the two
grilled front panel.
screws
from
the bottom
of the
surfaces:
Waslr the exterior
enamel
surfaces
and gaskets
with warm water and mild soap or detergent.
Rinse
and dry. Regular use of a good household
appliance
c:leaner
and wax
will
help
protect
the finish.
CAUTION:
S&itch
must be in “OFF”
position
to
keep condenser
fan from rotating.
Do not touch
condenser
fins. They are sharp. Refrigerant
tubing
gets very hot during normal
operation.
Be careful.
Note:
Do not. use harsh
enan\el
surfaces
as tl-ey
3. Pull
Cleaning
A 3irty
prevents
l
reduces
proper
forward
and
down
to
remove
the
panel.
air flow.
ice making
capacity.
causes
higher
than
temperatures
which
fdilurc
To Clean
cleaners
on
the finish.
the condenser: or clogged condenser:
*
.
or abrasive
may scratch
recommended
may lead to
operating
component
FIGURE
3
:
4. Remove
dirt and lint from the condenser
fins
with a soft brush and then use a vacuum cleaner to
remove
the
dirt
from
the unit
compartment
(Figure 3).
GRILLED
PANEL
Caution:
Condenser
fins are sharp and can bend
easily.
Use care when brushing
the condenser
to
keep from bending
the fins. Condenser
tubing gets
hot enough during normal
operation
to burn your
hand. Use care and do not touch the tubing.
5. Replace
3
the grilled
front
panel
and screws.
ING AND SANITIZING THE ICE MAKING SYSTEM
Ice makkny
system:
: [-,p, r:1111;3rals rejected
from the circulating
water
~i:~~~;ri:! the freezing
cycle wili eventually
form a
f,a:c! .;CJi'*j deposit
in the water system which pre,,t:.;rj a ;spid release of the ice.
i.ri-a:i 1c.e ;:i:,C; water system periodically
to remove
:i.ie’a,
3i: li I ” build-up.
Frequency
of cleaning
&per&
on ‘water hardness. With soft water, clean!I:!% I:~ay not be required
for several years. With
‘~;~ro Ni2:t)r (15 to 20 grains/gal.)
cleaning
may be
~~:~r~,ire!i as frequently
as every six months.
ii~~ c!ea.t and sanitize,
loliow this procedure.*
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-. .-..-~,c:c.~p!ec: ny the Natronal
Sanitation
Foundation.
d
:I j I _ ,. ‘+ ‘P CI~ service
:,wrtch
In “OFF“
posrtron
WARNING: Most ICF machlne
cleaners
are cltrlc or phosphoric
acid which
can cause
lrrltatlon
even after dllutlon
In case of
contact
with eyes
flush eyes thoroughly
with fresh water
and
contact
a physicIan
lmrnedlately
In case of contact
with skin.
rinse well with water
If swallowed,
give large amounts
of water
and contact
a physIcIan
lmmedlately
Do not Induce
vomltlng
KEEP OUT OF REACH
OF CHILDREN
6. Pour % gallon (1.9 L) of hot tap water into the
water pan and turn the service or cycle switch 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. (1709)
powdered
citric,
or phosphoric
acid into
% gallon (1.9 L) hot water
(Citric
and phosphoric
acid crystais
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
% gallon [I .9 L.1 1.
7. Turn
Service
drain tap water.
FIGURE
1L F!r,rr-:.,ve rhe two thumb
c:! ;:.er gr’d out of the two
:i I_,’: :j I I ‘., i !i e erectrical
4
screws and slide the ice
slots near the water pan.
h,:rness.
,L’, * j c~: o;’ [he gr-rd should be melted under running
..‘,:-r~r .ha?tjr Attempting
to pick the ice slab off
i <; c: j i’ ‘pY:;/ stretch and damage grid wires.
G ri p.:. b’k: ctll ice
6br”i:/Li\:j ,,!;jt”
,-j:\
iii.;
from
the
storage
1 Itie water pan by removing
‘11 ;:r;d then re
bin
and
the drain
the
plug
or Cycle switch
(See step 5.)
to
“OFF”
8. Turn the switch
to “CLEAN”
and slowly
pour
the hot cleaning
solution
into the water pan. (If
the
solution
foams
while
pouring,
wait
until
foaming
stops.)
Then
add the balance
of the
solution.
Allow
solution
to circulate
dissoived
(15 to 30 minutes).
may require repeated cleaning
of cleaning solution.
unti!
the scale has
Severe scale build-up
with a fresh quantity
To clean scale off the side flanges of the freezing
plate,
use rubber
gloves and scrub with a plastic
scrubby
or nonsoap
filled stainless steel pad dipped
in cleaning solution.
9. Drain the cleaning
solution.
Using the rubber
gloves, remove the drain plug and set the switch to
“OFF.”
10. Replace the pluq and add % gallon (1.9
fresh water.
Set switch
to clean,
circulate
minutes,
drain. Repeat rinsing process.
HUM0
SCREWS
INTO
FIG; ,RE 5
DRAIN
and
L) of
five
Removal
and cleaning
Do not operate
unit
of interior
with
panels
components:
5. Wash the interior
components
you have just removed with mild soap or detergent
and warm water.
Rinse in clean water. Sanitize in a solution
of l/402.
(8 ml) of chlorine
laundry bleach mixed with 1 gallon
(3.8 L) warm water.
removed.
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NOTE:
Do not wash plastic
Plastic parts can not withstand
145” F (63°C).
parts in dishwasher.
temperatures
above
6. Wash the storage bin, door, gasket, and ice scoop
with mlld soap or detergent
and warm water. Rinse
with clean water. Sanitize
with the chlorine
bleach
and water solution.
FIGURE
6
1. Remove ice retainer
baffle by flexing
and then slide it off the studs.
it (Figure
6)
7. Replace the interior
components:
water
utor, hoses, water pan, and ice retainer.
8. Check
l
THUMB
SCREWS
l
l
l
!
FIGURE
2. Remove
the ‘water
thumb screws (Figure
pan
71.
7
by
unscrewing
the
the following:
Hose from
l
Rubber
Water
facing
water
drain
valve
plug
distributor
down.
Hose
is
distributor.
reconnected
Hose from water
bin drain opening.
is in water
pan.
is in water
pan
(Figure
7).
is
and
holes
are
seated
to
pump
pan is inserted
and
into
water
storage
two
9. Reconnect
3. Remove
the hose from rhe water pump. Clean
the water inlet hose hanging in the water pan.
FIGURE
distrib-
8
4. Remove the water d,stributor
from the freezing
plate. It is held in place by rubber end caps. Remove
the inlet hose and clean all water distributor
holes
an@ the small orfice 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.
5
electrical
harness.
Replace
cutter
grid.
CHANGING THE BIN DOOR PANEL
You can easily
on the storage
Blark, Almond,
change the color of the front panel
bin door. Four colors are available;
Harvest Gold and White.
5. Replace
To _~change
-~-.___the panel :
1. Ooen the bin door.
top cjf the door, which
2. Remove
3; C~reiully
pane Is with
4. Choose the color you want to show and carefully
slide the panels back into the door, being careful
not to scratch the panel as it’s inserted.
Remove the two
hold the handle.
screws
on
the handle
slide the panels
four colors.
out.
You will
find
two
Note:
A
that you
755340.
the handle
and screws.
brushed
chrome
can order from
door panel
your dealer
is available
as part No.
You can also have a decorative
wood
front
to
match existing
cabinets.
The panel should be l/4”
(6 mm) thick
and 17” x 13-3/16”
(433 mm x
335 mm). Remove the metal panels and break off
the ribs on the door insulation
to allow for wood
thickness.
FILTERING AND TREATING WATER
In n‘ost areas it will be beneficial
to filter or treat
th; \tvater being supplied
to the ice machine.
It can
Improve
the reliability
of the machine,
reduce
vvatrr system
maintenance
and produce
the best
quaicti/ of ice.
The installation
of a polyphosphate
feeder
will
generally
reduce scale build-up
and the ice machine
Lvirl -equire less frequent
cleaning.
Municipal
water systems are
chlorine
to maintain
a safe
Activated
carbon
filters
will
the residual
chlorine
from
surface
staining
of stainless
ice machine.
generally
treated with
potable
water supply.
sufficiently
remove
the water
to reduce
steel materials
in the
For information
on filtering
and treating
the water,
see the dealer from whom you purchased
your ice
maker
or your WHIRLPOOL
Franchised
TECHCARE@ service company.
TO SHUT DOWN THE ICE MAKER
1. imi;rn ice maker
2. Remove
3. Shut
to “OFF.”
all ice frorr
off the water
4. Remove
front
grille
storage
bin.
supply.
(Figure
7. Remove
water from drain lines and drain
pan if the unit will be subjected
to freezing
peratures
during shut down.
8. Before
using again,
maker and storage bin.
clean
and
sanitize
water
tem-
the
ice
2).
Oiling:
5. [),sconnect
the inlet and outlet
lines to water
vain.
Allow
these lines to drain and then reconnect to the valve,
6. Replace
front
grille
.jnd screws.
All components
of the ice maker are permanently
lubricated
at the factory.
They should not require
any additional
oiling throughout
the normal life of
the machine.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE,
WE SUGGEST YOU FOLLOW THESE FOUR STEPS:
I = Before calling for assistance.
Performance
can find
yo:~
probler ns often result
and fix yourself.
from
little
. .
things
3. Unit
* Service
position.
D Check
or
to see that
0 Check for
in electrical
*
cord
be in
is plugged
blown fuse or tripped
supply to machine.
runs but produces
0 Service
position.
l
power
rnust
“ON”
circuit
Check
or
water
Cycle
breaker
l
supply
l
to make
be in
“ON”
l
sure it is open.
is not cutting
l
sure the
There
may
be an unusually
high
content
in water supply.
Water may
be filtered
or treated.
mineral
need to
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number
of
the
plug
in ice cubes:
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and
A more detailed
other technical
information
is shipped
with each
unit and is located in the unit compartment
section.
Service
repair and replacement
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from:
air flow
Condenser
to make
0 Do not store
If ice machine
is operated
at an elevation
of
2,000 feet or more above sea level, both the
bin thermostat
and the ice thickness thermostat
need
to
be recalibrated.
See Installation
Instructions.
the
ice sheets:
Check the grid harness
connection
is secure.
5. Taste
must
ice:
Check to see if the unit has a scale build-up
in
water and freezing system. Clean, if necessary.
4. Grid
no ice:
switch
little
0 Dirt
or lint may be blocking
through
the
finned
condenser.
needs to be cleaned.
in.
Room temperature
must be above 55°F. (13°C).
Otherwise,
bin thermostat
may sense cold
room temperature
and shu- off even though
bin is not full of ice. Also, unit may not restart once it does shut off.
2. Unit
*
Cyr le switch
very
Room temperature
may be extremely
high,
over 90°F. (32°C). In this case, it is normal for
ice production
to be low.
l
1. :Jnit does not run
runs but produces
ice
machine
in the Ice bin.
not all removed.
2. If you need assistance*.
. .
Call
Whirlpool
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service
assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
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U. S.
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and talk
with
one of our trained
Consultants.
The Consultant
can instruct
you in how to obtain
sa:.isfactory
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@Service Companies.
TECHCARE service technicians
are trained
to fulfill
the
product
warranty
and
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