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IC6 Top and
Bottom
Freezer
Refrigerator
Ice Maker Kit
Operating and
Installation
Instructions
Keep these instructions for future reference. Be sure this
manual stays with refrigerator
Part No. 10527053
Printed in U.S.A. 11/00
© 2000 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Introduction
!
! CAUTION
To avoid risk of personal injury or property
damage, do not place fingers or hands on or
around the automatic icemaking mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
RECOGNIZE THIS SYMBOL AS A
SAFETY PRECAUTION
Read entire manual before installing kit. All necessary tools and materials must be available prior to
installation. Verify all listed parts are included in kit.
If parts are missing, contact source from whom kit
was purchased.
• If unable to solve a problem during installation,
contact an authorized Amana technician. Locate
a factory Service Center or independent
authorized technician by calling 1-800-628-5782
inside U.S.A. and 1-319-622-5511 outside U.S.A.
Service is at owner’s expense.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Instructions
!
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause
severe personal injury or death, unplug power
cord or open household circuit breaker to
refrigerator before installing kit. After installing
kit, reconnect power.
! CAUTION
To avoid property damage, observe the
following:
REPLACE ORIGINAL ICE STORAGE
BUCKET WITH ONE FROM KIT to avoid
spilling ice cubes.
• Confirm water pressure to water valve is
at least 20 pounds per square inch.
• Start nuts by hand to avoid cross threading. Finish tightening nuts using a
wrench. Do not overtighten.
• Check carefully for water leaks prior to
returning refrigerator to normal location
and 24 hours after connection.
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HOW THE ICEMAKER WORKS
1. Water fills the empty cube mold when the
freezer has cooled to freezing temperature.
Cold air is forced directly over the mold.
3. The feeler arm senses when the bin is full
and signals the icemaker to stop ejecting
more cubes. However, the mold has been
refilled and cubes frozen so the new supply
is ready when needed. As soon as ice is
removed from the bin, the feeler arm signals
that more is needed. Icemaker resumes
operation by ejecting ready-and-waiting
frozen cubes.
Feeler arm
Ice
storage
bin
2. When frozen, the cubes are moved up and
out of the mold. The sweeper arm ejects
them into the ice storage bin below.
Sweeper
arm
Ice
Ice
storage
bin
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HOW TO USE YOUR ICEMAKER
7. Ice cubes that have been in the ice storage bin for
a considerable length of time may pick up off-flavor
tastes, stick together, and gradually become
smaller. We suggest that these cubes be thrown
away.
1. To start the Icemaker, lower the feeler arm to the
ON (down) position. Make sure the ice storage
bin is below the icemaker and pushed back as
far as possible.
8. The ice storage bin should be cleaned occasionally in warm water. Rinse and wipe dry. Be sure to
put the icemaker feeler arm in the STOP (up)
position when cleaning the bin.
9. Keep the cubes distributed levelly and the bin
can reach its maximum cube capacity. If the
cubes should build up in one area of the ice
storage bin after being ejected from the mold,
just level them out with your hand.
Arm up —
stops operation
Arm down —
icemaker will operate
2. When the Icemaker is first connected or after
any extended period of non-use, you should
discard the first few batches of cubes. Use ice
regularly to maintain the best quality.
3. The feeler arm must be free to operate upward
and outward over the top of the ice storage bin
during each ice-delivery cycle. Make sure
packages in the freezer compartment do not
block its movement.
4. Raise the feeler arm to the STOP (up) position
when:
a. Ice storage bin is to be removed for extended
period of time.
b. Refrigerator is not to be used for an extended
time, such as vacations. Also, turn off the
water supply to the Icemaker in this instance.
c. Water supply is to be shut off for several
hours.
5. During operation, you may hear certain sounds,
such as the hum of the motor, movement of the
cube ejector, humming or clicking of the water
valve, and rattling of ice as it falls into the bin.
These sounds are normal.
6. The Icemaker ejects cubes in groups and it is
normal for several cubes to be joined together.
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IC-6 ICE MAKER KIT INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
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•
•
Read these instructions all the way through before starting.
IMPORTANT: OBSERVE ALL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES.
Installer—Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.
! CAUTION
IMPORTANT
• Before connecting ice maker, contact a
plumber to connect copper tubing to
household plumbing. A ¼" (6mm) O.D.
copper tubing must be used.
• Length of copper tubing must reach from
water supply connection; in addition, 8 ft.
should be added to create a service
loop behind the refrigerator. The tubing
should be soft and ends should be free of
burrs.
• Do not use a self piercing saddle valve!
These valves will get clogged with sediment over time restricting the flow of water
to the refrigerator.
• Water pressure to water valve must be
at least 20 pounds per square inch to
assure proper performance.
For your safety, unplug the refrigerator from
its electrical outlet to eliminate danger of
electric shock during installation.
TOOLS REQUIRED
• 6” Blade-type screwdriver
• ¼" hex socket and driver
• Adjustable wrench/or
• ½" open-end wrench
• 3/8" open-end wrench
• Needle nose pliers
• Masking tape
• Protective gloves
• Utility knife
• Bucket
• Towel
• Tape measure
CONTENTS OF IC-6
Compression nut
“P” clamp
Ice maker wire harness
Button plugs
Water tube
Sleeve
5/8" Ice maker
mounting screws
Flexible plastic tubing
Plastic clip
Stainless steel clip
Ice storage bucket
Water valve assembly
Wire harness assembly
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Ice maker
PREPARE THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT
4. INSTALL WATER FILL TUBE THROUGH
THE BACK OF THE REFRIGERATOR.
a. Remove the cover for the water tube inlet
hole on the back of the refrigerator near
the bottom. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver
blade covered with masking tape to
prevent scratching the refrigerator.
1. REMOVE ALL BASKETS AND
SHELVES FROM THE FREEZER.
2. REMOVE THE ICE SERVICE RACK
(some models)
On some models, an ice service rack is
mounted on two screws in the freezer
side wall. If your refrigerator has an ice
service rack:
a. Remove ice trays and storage bin.
b. Remove the two screws and
discard screws and washers.
Masking
tape
Cover for the water tube inlet
hole on the back of the refrigerator
Screws
Washer
b. After removing the cover, use the
screwdriver to pierce the interior sealing
tape that covers the hole for the water fill
tube inlet. Clear a path for the water fill
tube.
Ice service rack
Sealing tape
(remove)
3. REMOVE ELECTRICAL AND
WATER CONNECTION COVER.
Back wall
inside
freezer
Remove screw that holds the cover in
place. Discard the screw and cover.
Water tube
inlet hole
Back of the
refrigerator
Electrical connection
Electrical plug
and water
connection
cover
Screw
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c. To prevent the styrofoam insulation beads
from entering the water fill tube during
installation, temporarily cover the end of
the tube with masking tape. Push the
water fill tube through the hole.
d. From the inside of the freezer, pull the
water fill tube through the hole in the back
wall. Be sure to remove the masking
tape from the end of the water fill tube
to allow water to flow into the
icemaker.
Water fill tube
Back wall inside
freezer
Water tube
inlet hole
Masking
tape
Back of
the
refrigerator
Electrical connection
e. From the back, push gently on the water
fill tube while twisting it slightly, until the
flange is firmly seated on the hole on the
back of the refrigerator. Make sure the
water fill tube is completely seated.
Flange
Seated water fill tube
Water
fill tube
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INSTALL THE WATER VALVE FOR 30" AND 33" WIDE
BOTTOM FREEZERS AND ALL TOP FREEZERS
e. Attach the water valve to the lower rail
using the hex screws removed from the
mounting plate. This will assure that the
water valve is electrically grounded.
INSTALL THE WATER VALVE. (for 36" wide
bottom freezer models, see “Install Water
Valve for 36" Wide Bottom Freezer Models)
a. Remove the vertical tube cover from the
back of the refrigerator (for top freezer
models, remove only lower section of cover)
¼" plastic
tubing
¼"plastic tubing
Wire and
tube cover
f. Plug the water valve wire connector into
the terminal board at the points on the
bottom right position, marked “1” and “2”
across from “A” and “B”.
b. To access the water valve opening, cut
along the outline in the fiberboard cover
using a utility knife. Remove the fiberboard.
c. Use a ¼" hex nut driver to remove the two
lower screws from the back mounting
plate and discard the mounting plate.
Terminal board
Water valve wire
connector
Back mounting
plate must be
removed
g. Re-install the vertical wire and tube cover.
To avoid pinching wires, carefully tuck the
wires inside the cover. Secure the cover
by reusing all the original screws.
h. Secure the ¼" flexible plastic tubing to
the rear wall of the refrigerator cabinet
using the plastic stick-on clamp.
d. Thread the water valve wires through the
rectangular openings, taking care not to
bend any existing tubes.
Water valve wire connector
Water valve
wires
Wire and tube
cover
¼" flexible
plastic tubing
¼" plastic
tubing
Plastic stick-on
clamp
NOTE: The P-clamp is used to secure the
¼" flexible copper tubing at the back horizontal
cover, using the existing cover screw. (See
Water Line Installation Instructions.)
Water valve
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INSTALL THE WATER VALVE
FOR 36" WIDE BOTTOM FREEZER MODELS
d. Insert harness and valve through opening
in back cover. Mount valve to back cover
and mounting plate with 3 hex head
screws retained from cover plate removal.
FOR 36" WIDE BOTTOM FREEZER
MODELS
a. Remove and retain screws from water
valve cover plate using a ¼" hex socket
and driver.
Mounting
plate
Water valve
cover plate
Wire harness
Back
cover
Water valve assembly
b. Remove wire harness attached to cover
plate by squeezing wire tie with pliers
and pushing tie through hole in plate.
Pull end of wire harness through opening in back cover. Discard plate.
Refrigerator harness
c. Remove wire harness from water valve
assembly and discard wire harness. Plug
water valve assembly into refrigerator
harness.
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INSTALL THE ICE MAKER
The water fill tube fits under the stainelss
steel clip on the water cup. The water fill
tube must not be kinked. It should extend
approximately ½" into the water cup and
must not become easily dislodged.
f. Screw in the remaining icemaker mounting
screw. Tighten all three screws.
4. HANG THE ICEMAKER ON FREEZER WALL
a. Slip the stainless steel clip over the wall of
the water cup.
Stainless steel clip
5. LIFT THE ICEMAKER FEELER ARM
TO THE STOP (UP) POSITION.
The icemaker should feel secure when
you lift the arm. Leave the feeler arm in
the STOP (up) position until the
refrigerator is connected to the water
supply to prevent it from operating before
the water supply connection is complete.
b1.Top mount only: Cover the tip of a knife
blade with masking tape to protect the inside
of the freezer. Carefully pry out and discard
the white plastic buttons from the left side of
the freezer.
b2.Bottom mount only: Unscrew remaining
phillips head screws from left side of
freezer.
Feeler arm
Arm up—
stops operation
Arm down—
icemaker will operate
c. Screw two 5/8" icemaker mounting screws in
the top holes. Leave the head out
approximately 3/8" for the slot in the icemaker
hanger to slip over the screws.
d. Hold the icemaker in position inside the
freezer. Insert the wire harness plug into the
connector. Verify plug orientation from
freezer connector. Plug fits only one
way. Using a rocking motion, until the
locking fingers on the sides of the plug snap
into place.
Place screws in
top screw holes
Hangers
6. REPLACE BASKETS AND SHELVES
AND PLACE ICE STORAGE BIN ON
FREEZER SHELF.
• Replace freezer basket(s) and
shelve(s).
• Move the ice storage bin into place
directly under the icemaker. Adjust
shelves if necessary.
• NOTE: Check again to make sure the
icemaker power cord is fully inserted
into its outlet.
• Check again to make sure the
icemaker feeler arm is in the STOP
(up) position.
Water fill tube
Wire
harness
connection
Feeler arm in
STOP (up)
position
Water
cup
e. Slip the icemaker hanger over the mounting
screws while easing the icemaker water cup
toward the end of the water fill tube.
The icemaker installation is now complete. Refer to the
following instructions for connecting the icemaker to the
home water supply.
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CONNECT REFRIGERATOR TO WATER SUPPLY
g. Secure the ¼" flexible copper tubing with the
P-clamp at the back horizontal cover, using
the existing cover screw. Create a service
loop out of additional 8' of copper tubing.
1. CONNECT COPPER TUBING TO
REFRIGERATOR.
Before making connection to the
refrigerator, be sure refrigerator power
cord is not plugged into wall outlet.
a. Turn water on and flush out the water
supply tubing, making certain that all
foreign matter is removed from the line.
b. Shut the water off after about 1 quart of
water has been flushed through the
tubing. Use bucket to catch water.
NOTE: Some localities may have sand or
other foreign matter present in the water
supply in such quantities that they may, in
time, collect in the screen of the water valve
attached to the back of the refrigerator and
tend to reduce the water flow to the
icemaker. Where such conditions exist, we
recommend that an additional filter or
strainer be installed in the line near the
refrigerator. If a screen type strainer is used,
it should be 80 mesh or finer.
c. If using existing flared tubing, cut off the
flared end of the copper tubing and
remove the brass sleeve and nut from the
tubing.
d. Remove the plastic cap from the water
valve inlet port.
e. Connect copper tubing to the water valve.
Place the ¼" compression nut and brass
sleeve onto the end of the tubing as
shown below.
f. Insert the end of the copper tubing into the
water valve as far as possible. While
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting, then
pull on the tube to check for a secure
connection. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
¼" flexible
copper tubing
"P" clamp
2. TURN ON WATER AND CHECK ALL
JOINTS FOR LEAKS.
Tighten fittings if required to stop leaks.
3. PLUG REFRIGERATOR POWER CORD
INTO APPROPRIATE ELECTRICAL
OUTLET.
4. MOVE THE REFRIGERATOR BACK
TO THE WALL.
Arrange the coil of copper tubing so that
it does not vibrate against the back of
the refrigerator or against the wall. Make
sure the copper tubing does not get
kinked.
"P" clamp
NOTE:
• Allow 24–48 hours after installation
before first harvest of ice.
• The first two batches of cubes should be
thrown away, so that remaining impurities
in the water line will be flushed out.
• Check for water leaks 24 hours after
installation.
Copper
tubing
Brass sleeve
W ater valve
inlet port
Brass nut
! CAUTION
To avoid property damage, all covers must be in
place before plugging unit in.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Ice maker arm is not in correct position
Confirm ice maker arm is down. See Automatic Ice
Maker section in your owner’s manual for details.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged in
Make sure plug from power cord fits tightly into
wall outlet.
The icemaker is not getting the necessary
supply of water.
Make sure the water supply is connected
and turned on. Check for kinks in the ¼" copper
tubing. Remove kinks or replace tubing if there
are kinks.
Freezer temperature is too low
See the controls section in your owner’s manual for
assistance on how to adjust your controls. Freezer
must be between 0 to 2°F (-18 to -17°C) to produce ice.
The cubes are too small.
The shutoff valve connecting the refrigerator to
the home water line may be clogged. Unclog it.
Small or hollow cubes
Water utilizing devices in use elsewhere in house
Avoid operating device such as dishwasher, washing m
machine or shower.
Ice cubes have odor/taste
Ice stored for an extended period may absorb
odors which affect their taste.
Discard old cubes. Use icemaker regularly.
Ice storage bin needs to be emptied and washed.
Empty and wash ice storage bin.
Unsealed packages in the refirgerator ad/or
freezer compartments may be transmitting
odor/taste to ice cubes.
Check seals on packages in freezer.
The interior of the refrigerator needs cleaning.
See Odor Removal instructions in Care and Cleaning
Section.
Ice maker arm is not in correct position
Confirm ice maker arm is down. See Automatic Ice
Maker section in your owner’s manual for details.
Household water supply is not reaching water
valve.
Check water connection procedure in your Installation
Instructions.
Copper or plastic tubing has kinks.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks. If kinks cannot
be removed, replace tubing. Amana recommends using
a saddle valve. Contact 1-800-843-0304 or an Amana
dealer for availability. Do not use self-piercing valve.
Amana is not responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Water pressure is too low.
Water pressure must be between 20 to 100 pounds
per square inch to function properly. A minimum pressure
of 35 pounds per square inch is recommended for units
with water filters.
Freezer temperature is too low.
See the controls section in your owner’s manual for
assistance on how to adjust your controls. Freezer
must be between 0 to 2°F (-18 to -17°C) to produce ice.
Improper water valve was
installed.
Check water connection procedure in your Installation
Instructions. Self-piercing and 3/16” saddle valves cause
low water pressure and may clog the line over time.
Amana is not responsible for property damage
due to improper installation or water connection.
Ice maker wiring harness is not completely
inserted into proper holes.
Confirm ice maker wiring harness is completely inserted
in proper holes.
Electrical connection to water valve
coil and connector block may be loose.
Check electrical connections to water valve coil and
connector block on refrigerator cabinet.
Ice maker appears to have
stopped operating
Icemaker is not producing
ice
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TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Icemaker is not producing
ice (some models)
(continued from previous
page)
Freezer section not operating at proper
temperature.
Confirm that freezer section is operating at proper
temperature. Adjust accordingly.
Ice maker is not producing
enough ice or ice is
malformed.
Ice maker has just recently been installed or
a large amount of ice has just been used.
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin and for ice
to restock after emptied.
Water pressure is too low.
Low water pressure can cause valve to leak. Water
pressure must be between 20 to 100 pounds per square
inch to function properly. A minimum pressure of 35
pounds per square inch is recommended for units with
water filters.
Freezer temperature is too low.
See the controls section in your owner’s manual
for assistance on how to adjust your controls. Freezer
must be between 0 to 2°F (-18 to -17°C) to produce ice.
Ice cubes stick together or
“shrink”.
Ice cubes have not been emptied.
Empty ice cube bucket or trays more frequently. If used
infrequently, ice cubes may stick together or shrink.
Ice forms in inlet tube to ice
maker (some models).
Water pressure is too low.
Check water pressure. Low water pressure will cause
valve to leak. Self-piercing valves cause low water
pressure. Amana recommends using a saddle valve.
Contact 1-800-843-0304 or an Amana dealer for
availability. Do not use self-piercing valve. Amana
is not responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Freezer temperature is too high
See the controls section in your owner’s manual for
assistance on how to adjust your controls. Freezer is
recommended to be between 0 and 2°F (-18 to -17°C).
Plastic tubing was used to complete
water connection.
Amana recommends using copper tubing for installation.
Plastic is less durable and can cause leakage. Amana is
not responsible for property damage due to imporper
installation or water connection.
Water pressure is too low.
Low water pressure can cause valve to leak. Water
pressure must be between 20 to 100 pounds per square
inch to function properly. A minimum pressure of 35
pounds per square inch is recommended for units with
water filters.
Improper water valve was installed
Check water connection procedure in your Installation
instructions. Self-piercing and 3/16” saddle valves cause
low water pressure and may clog the line over time.
Amana is not responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Unit is leaking water
For more information on this and other Amana
products, visit our Web site
www.amana.com
or
call Consumer Affairs Department at
1-800-843-0304
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WARRANTY
Ice Maker
Full One Year Warranty
First Year
Amana Appliances will repair or replace, free of charge, any part which is defective due to workmanship
or materials.
Owner’s Responsibilities
Warranty Limitations
• Provide proof of purchase (sales receipt).
• Begins at date of original purchase.
• Provide normal care and maintenance.
• Applies to product used within the United
Replace owner replaceable items where
States or in Canada if product has Canadian
directions appear in Owner’s Manual and
Standards Association listing when shipped
Installation Instruction.
from the factory.
• Make product reasonably accessible for
• Service must be performed by an authorized
service.
Amana® technician.
• Pay for premium service costs for service
outside technician’s normal business hours.
Warranty Is Void If
• Pay for service calls related to product
• Product is used on a commercial, rental or
installation or customer education.
leased basis.
• Product has defect or damage due to an
In no event shall Amana Appliances be liable
accident, fire, flood, connection to an improper
for incidental or consequential damages.*
electrical or water supply, lightning, product
alteration, shipping and handling, or other
*This warranty gives you specific legal rights
conditions beyond the control of Amana.
and you may have others which vary from state
• Product is improperly installed or used.
to state. For example, some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages so this exclusion may
not apply to you.
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Part No. 10527053
Printed in U.S.A. 11/00
© 2000 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
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