Whirlpool Ice Machine Repair Manual

Whirlpool Ice Machine Repair Manual
ICE MAKER
Use & Care Guide
Table of Contents .................................................................................................. 2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ICE MAKER SAFETY......................................................................2
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................3
Unpack the Ice Maker.................................................................3
Location Requirements ................................................................3
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................3
Water Supply Requirements ........................................................4
Leveling ........................................................................................4
Connect Water Supply.................................................................4
Drain Connection .........................................................................5
Ice Maker Door.............................................................................6
Normal Sounds ............................................................................7
ICE MAKER USE.............................................................................7
How Your Ice Maker Works .........................................................7
Using the Controls........................................................................8
ICE MAKER CARE..........................................................................8
Cleaning........................................................................................8
Changing the Light Bulb.............................................................10
Vacation and Moving Care.........................................................10
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................11
Ice Maker Operation...................................................................11
Ice Production ............................................................................11
Ice Quality...................................................................................11
Plumbing Problems ....................................................................11
ICE MAKER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your ice maker, follow these basic
precautions:
■
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■
Disconnect power before cleaning.
■
Do not remove ground prong.
■
Disconnect power before servicing.
■
Do not use an adapter.
■
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
■
Do not use an extension cord.
■
Use two or more people to move and install ice maker.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord between
the ice maker and cabinet.
Unpack the Ice Maker
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
111/2"
(29.2 cm)
Use two or more people to move and install ice maker.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
34"
(86.4 cm)
Min.
341/2"
(87.6 cm)
Max.
Removing Packaging Materials
Remove tape and glue from your ice maker before using.
■ To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area briskly
with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also be easily
removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish soap over
the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water
and dry.
■
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your ice maker before using it. See the cleaning instructions in
the “Ice Maker Care” section.
281/2"
(72.4 cm)
31/2" 9"
(8.9 cm) (22.9 cm)
24"
(60.1 cm)
B
15"
(38.1 cm)
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your ice maker.
Cleaning Before Use
A
A. Recommended location for electrical
and plumbing fixtures
B. Floor level
■
You should choose a location where the floor is even. It is
important for the ice maker to be level in order to work
properly. If needed, you can adjust the height of the ice maker
by changing the height of the leveling legs. See “Leveling.”
Electrical Requirements
Location Requirements
WARNING
■
To ensure proper ventilation for your ice maker, the front side
must be completely unobstructed. The unit may be closed-in
on the top and three sides, but the installation should allow
the ice maker to be pulled forward for servicing if necessary.
■
Installation of the ice maker requires a cold water supply inlet
of ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing with a shutoff valve
and either a gravity-drain system or condensate pump to
carry the water to an existing drain.
■
Choose a well ventilated area with temperatures above 55°F
(13°C) and below 100°F (38°C). Best results are obtained
between 70°F (21°C) and 90°F (32°C).
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■
This unit must be installed in an area protected from the
elements, such as wind, rain, water spray, or drip.
Do not use an adapter.
■
When installing the ice maker under a counter, follow the
recommended opening dimensions shown. Place electrical
and plumbing fixtures in the recommended location as
shown.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move your ice maker into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical
connection:
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15-amp electrical supply, properly
grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and
local codes and ordinances, is required.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your ice
maker, be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off
by a switch or pull chain.
3
Recommended grounding method
For your personal safety, this appliance must be grounded. This
appliance is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3 prong
grounding plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord
must be plugged into a mating, 3 prong, grounding-type wall
receptacle, grounded in accordance with the National Electrical
Code and local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle
is not available, it is the personal responsibility of the customer to
have a properly grounded, 3 prong wall receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.
Water Supply Requirements
A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and
120 psi (207 - 827 kPa) is required to operate the ice maker. If
you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
qualified plumber.
5. Push up on the top rear of the ice maker and locate the
leveling legs that are on the bottom rear of the ice maker.
6. Follow the instructions in Step 4 to change the height of the
legs.
7. Use a carpenter’s level to recheck the ice maker to see that it
is even from front to back and side to side. If the ice maker is
not level, repeat steps 3 to 6. If the ice maker is level, go to
the “Connect Water Supply” section.
Connect Water Supply
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out of a
reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of the ice
maker needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 - 827 kPa).
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 - 414 kPa).
The reverse osmosis system must provide 1 gal (3.79L) of water
per hour to the ice maker for proper ice maker operation.
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than
40 to 60 psi (276 - 414 kPa):
■ Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
■
Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy usage.
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
qualified plumber.
Leveling
It is important for the ice maker to be level in order to work
properly. Depending upon where you install the ice maker, you
may need to make several adjustments to level it. You may also
use the leveling legs to lower the height of the ice maker for
undercounter installations.
Tools needed:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
■ Carpenter’s level
■
Adjustable wrench
NOTE: It is easier to adjust the leveling legs if you have another
person to assist you.
1. Move the ice maker to its final location.
NOTE: If this is a built-in installation, move the ice maker as
close as possible to the final location.
2. Place a carpenter’s level on top of the product to see if the ice
maker is level from front to back and side to side.
3. Push up on the top front of the ice maker, and then locate the
leveling screws that are on the bottom front of the ice maker.
4. Using an adjustable wrench, change the height of the legs as
follows:
■ Turn the leveling leg to the right to lower that side of the
ice maker.
■
Turn the leveling leg to the left to raise that side of the ice
maker.
NOTE: The ice maker should not wobble. Use shims to add
stability when needed.
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Read all directions thoroughly before you begin.
IMPORTANT:
■
Plumbing shall be installed in accordance with the
International Plumbing Code and any local codes and
ordinances.
■
Use copper tubing and check for leaks.
■
Install copper tubing only in areas where temperatures will
remain above freezing.
Tools needed:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
■ Flat-blade screwdriver
■
⁷⁄₁₆" and ¹⁄₂" open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches
■
¹⁄₄" nut driver
■
¹⁄₄" drill bit
■
Hand drill or electric drill properly grounded
NOTE: Your ice maker dealer has a kit available with a ¹⁄₄"
(6.35 mm) saddle-type shutoff valve, a union, and copper tubing.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve complies with
your local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄₁₆"
(4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
easily.
Connecting the water line
1. Turn off main water supply. Turn on nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
2. Find a ¹⁄₂" (12.70 mm) to 1¹⁄₄" (3.18 cm) vertical cold water
pipe near the ice maker.
NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following procedure
must be followed: Drill on the top side of the pipe, not the
bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill. This
also keeps normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
3. Using a grounded drill, drill a ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) hole in the cold
water pipe you have selected.
4. Fasten shutoff valve to cold water pipe with pipe clamp. Be
sure outlet end is solidly in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) drilled hole in the
water pipe and that washer is under the pipe clamp. Tighten
packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws carefully and
evenly so washer makes a watertight seal. Do not overtighten
the pipe clamp or you may crush cold water pipe if it is soft
copper tubing. Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄₁₆" (4.76 mm)
saddle-type valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
easily.
5. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing. Use ¹⁄₄"
(6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing for the cold water supply.
■ Ensure that you have the proper length needed for the
job. Be sure both ends of the copper tubing are cut
square.
■
Slip compression sleeve and compression nut on copper
tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet end
squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut onto
outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
A
B
H
C
G F
D
E
A. Cold water pipe
B. Pipe clamp
C. Copper tubing
D. Coupling (purchased)
E. Compression nut
F. Compression sleeve
G. Shutoff valve
H. Packing nut
6. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and
turn on main water supply and flush out tubing until water is
clear. Turn off shutoff valve on the water pipe.
NOTE: Always drain the water line before making the final
connection to the inlet of the water valve to prevent possible
water valve malfunction.
7. Bend the copper tubing to meet the water line inlet which is
located on the back of the ice maker cabinet as shown.
REAR VIEW
10. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
Drain Connection
Gravity Drain System
Connect the ice maker drain to your drain in accordance with all
state and local codes and ordinances. If the ice maker is
provided with a gravity drain system, follow these guidelines
when installing drain lines. This will prevent water from flowing
back into the ice maker storage bin and potentially flowing onto
the floor causing water damage.
■ Drain lines must have a minimum of ⁵⁄₈" (15.88 mm) inside
diameter.
■
Drain lines must have a 1" drop per 48" (2.54 cm drop per
122 cm) of run or ¹⁄₄" drop per 12" (6.35 mm per 30.48 cm) of
run and must not have low points where water can settle.
■
The floor drains must be large enough to accommodate
drainage from all drains.
■
The ideal installation has a standpipe with a 1¹⁄₂" (3.81 cm) to
2" (5.08 cm) PVC drain reducer installed directly below the
outlet of the drain tube as shown. You must maintain a
1" (2.54 cm) air gap between the drain hose and the
standpipe.
■
It may be desirable to insulate the drain line thoroughly up to
the drain inlet.
SIDE VIEW
A
B
C
A
B
3⁵⁄₈"
(9.2 cm)
1" (2.54 cm)
C
23"
(58.4 cm)
A. Drain hose (drain pump models only)
B. Vent hose (drain pump models only)
C. Water supply line
8. Thread the nut onto the coupling on the end of the copper
tubing. Tighten the nut by hand. Then tighten it with a wrench
two more turns. Do not overtighten.
NOTE: To prevent rattling, be sure the copper tubing does
not touch the cabinet’s side wall or other parts inside the
cabinet.
D
2" - 1¹⁄₂"
(5 cm - 3.8 cm)
A. Drain hose
B. 1" (2.54 cm) air gap
C. PVC drain reducer
D. Center of drain should be 23" (58.4 cm) from front of door, with or
without the ³⁄₄" (1.91 cm) panel on the door. The drain should also be
centered from left to right (7⁵⁄₁₆" [18.56 cm] from either side of the ice
maker).
Drain Pump System (on some models)
A
B
C
A. Line to ice maker
B. Nut (purchased)
C. Ferrule (purchased)
D
E
F
Connect the ice maker drain to your drain in accordance with the
International Plumbing Code and any local codes and
ordinances.
NOTE: If the drain hose becomes twisted and water cannot
drain, your ice maker will not work.
D. Coupling (purchased)
E. Ferrule (purchased)
F. Nut (purchased)
9. Turn shutoff valve ON.
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Connecting the Drain
Remove Door
After ensuring that the drain system is adequate, follow these
steps to properly place the ice maker:
WARNING
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2. Remove the handle screws and handle (on some models).
Keep the parts together and set them aside.
3. Remove the hinge pin from the top hinge.
4. Remove the door from the hinges and screw the top hinge pin
back into the top hinge.
5. Reverse the door end caps as follows:
■ Remove both the screws and end caps (top and bottom).
■
Move the top end cap diagonally to the opposite side's
bottom corner, keeping the straight side of the end cap
facing the front of the ice maker.
■
Move the bottom end cap diagonally to the opposite
side's top corner, keeping the straight side of the end cap
facing the front of the ice maker.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
6. Set the door aside.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Reverse Hinges
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
1. Plug ice maker into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install ice maker.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
2. Style 1 - For gravity drain system, push the ice maker into
position so that the ice maker drain tube is positioned over
the PVC drain reducer. See “Gravity Drain System” earlier in
this section. Style 2 - For drain pump system connect the
drain pump outlet hose to the drain. See “Drain Pump
System” earlier in this section.
3. Recheck the ice maker to be sure that it is level. See
“Leveling.”
4. If it is required by your local sanitation code, seal the cabinet
to the floor with an approved caulking compound after all
water and electrical connections have been made.
1. Unscrew and remove the top hinge. Replace the screws in
the empty hinge holes.
2. Remove the screws from the bottom of the opposite side of
the ice maker cabinet. Turn the top hinge upside down so
that the hinge pin points up. Place the hinge on the bottom
opposite side of the ice maker and tighten screws.
3. Remove the plastic hinge pin sleeve from the “old” bottom
hinge and replace it on the new bottom hinge pin.
4. Remove the “old” bottom hinge screws and hinge. Replace
the screws in the empty hinge holes.
5. Remove the screws from the top of the opposite side of the
ice maker cabinet. Turn the hinge upside down so that the
hinge pin points down. Place the hinge on the top opposite
side of the ice maker and tighten the screws.
6. Remove the top hinge pin.
Replace Door
1. Place plastic hinge pin sleeve in the top hinge hole on the
door. Align the door with the top hinge hole and replace the
top hinge pin.
2. Replace the handle and handle screws.
Top Hinge
Ice Maker Door
A
TOOLS NEEDED:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
■
⁵⁄₁₆" wrench
■
Flat putty knife
B
■
¹⁄₄" wrench
■
Phillips screwdriver
C
Hinge pin
⁵⁄₁₆" Hex-head hinge screw
D
A. Hinge pin
B. Hinge pin sleeve
Handle screw
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End Cap screw
C. Hinge
D. Hex-head hinge screw
Bottom Hinge
ICE MAKER USE
A
B
C
D
A. Hex-head hinge screw
B. Hinge pin sleeve
C. Hinge
D. Hinge pin
Reverse Door Catch
1. Remove the hole plugs from the opposite side of the door
and set aside.
2. Remove the screws from the magnetic door catch and
replace it on the opposite side of the door.
3. Push the hole plugs into place on the opposite side of the
door.
4. Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
How Your Ice Maker Works
When you first start your ice maker, the water pan will fill and the
system will rinse itself before starting to make ice. The rinsing
process takes about 5 minutes.
Under normal operating conditions, the ice maker will cycle at
preset temperatures. The ice level sensor located in the ice
storage bin will monitor the ice levels.
IMPORTANT:
■ If the water supply to the ice maker is turned off, be sure to
set the ice maker control to OFF.
■
The ice maker is designed to make clear ice from the majority
of water sources on a daily basis. If your results are
unsatisfactory, your water may need to be filtered or treated.
The Ice Making Process
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.
Normal Sounds
Your new ice maker may make sounds that are not familiar to
you. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be
concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces such as floors, walls and cabinets can make the sounds
seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the
kinds of sounds that might be new to you and what may be
making them.
■ You will hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to
fill the water reservoir for each cycle.
■
Rattling noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or
the water line. Items stored on top of the ice maker can also
make noises.
■
The high-efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high
pitched sound.
■
Water running over the evaporator plate may make a
splashing sound.
■
Water running from the evaporator plate to the water reservoir
may make a splashing sound.
■
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to
the refrigerant flowing in your ice maker.
■
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
■
During the harvest cycle, you may hear a “thud” when the ice
sheet slides from the evaporator onto the cutter grid.
■
When you first start the ice maker, you may hear water
running continuously. The ice maker is programmed to run a
rinse cycle before it begins to make ice.
2. When the desired thickness is reached, the ice sheet is
released and slides onto 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 for the next ice making cycle.
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. The ice bin is not refrigerated, and some melting will
occur. The amount of melting varies with room temperature.
NOTE: As the room and water temperatures vary, so will the
amount of ice produced and stored. This means that higher
operating temperatures result in reduced ice production.
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Using the Controls
6. Pour one bottle of solution into the water pan. Fill the bottle
twice with tap water and pour it into the water pan.
1. To start the normal ice making cycle, select ON.
2. To stop ice maker operation, select OFF.
ON
OFF
CLEAN
A
NOTE: The CLEAN setting is used whenever solutions are
circulated through the ice maker for cleaning. Only the water
pump and compressor operate at this setting. See the “Cleaning”
section.
ICE MAKER CARE
Cleaning
The ice making system and the air cooled condenser need to be
cleaned regularly for the ice maker to operate at peak efficiency
and to prevent premature failure of system components. See the
“Ice Maker System” and the “Condenser” sections.
Exterior Surfaces
Wash the exterior enamel surfaces and gaskets with warm water
and mild soap or detergent. Wipe and dry. Regular use of a good
household appliance cleaner and wax will help protect the finish.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on enamel surfaces as they may
scratch the finish.
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a clean sponge or
soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Ice Maker System
Minerals that are removed from water during the freezing cycle
will eventually form a hard scaly deposit in the water system.
Cleaning the system regularly helps remove the mineral scale
buildup. How often you need to clean the system depends upon
how hard your water is. With hard water of 15 to 20 grains/gal.
(4 to 5 grains/liter), you may need to clean the system as often as
every 6 months.
NOTE: Use one 16 oz (473 mL) bottle of approved ice maker
cleaner. To order, call 1-800-442-9991 and ask for Part Number
8171307. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
1. Push the selector switch to OFF.
2. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the ice to fall into the storage bin.
Remove all ice from the storage bin.
3. Unscrew the drain cap from the bottom of the water pan
located inside the storage bin as shown. Allow the water to
drain completely.
4. Replace the drain cap securely on the water pan. If the drain
cap is loose, water will empty from the water pan and you will
have either thin ice or no ice.
5. Read and follow all handling information on the cleaner bottle
before completing the steps below. Use one 16 oz (473 mL)
bottle of approved ice maker cleaner.
8
B
A. Water pan
B. Drain cap
7. Push the selector switch to CLEAN. (See “Using the
Controls.”) The light will turn on, indicating that the cleaning
cycle is in process. When the indicator light turns off
(approximately 45 minutes), the cleaning cycle is complete.
During the cleaning cycle, the system will both clean and
rinse itself.
8. After the cleaning cycle is complete, remove the drain cap
from the water pan to see if any cleaning solution is left in the
water pan. If cleaning solution drains from the water pan, you
should run the clean cycle again. Be sure to replace the drain
cap securely on the water pan. If the drain cap is loose, water
will empty from the water pan and you will have either thin ice
or no ice.
NOTE: Severe scale buildup may require repeated cleaning with
a fresh quantity of cleaning solution.
9. Push the selector switch to ON to resume ice production.
Condenser
A dirty or clogged condenser:
■ Prevents proper airflow.
■
Reduces ice making capacity.
■
Causes higher than recommended operating temperatures
which may lead to component failure.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before cleaning.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2. Remove the two screws in the lower access panel and the
two screws from the base grille area of the front panel
support. Pull forward to remove the lower access panel.
3. Pull the bottom forward and then pull down to remove the
lower access panel.
8. Remove the two thumb screws that hold the water pan in
place. Push down with one hand on the front of the pan while
pulling forward on the bottom back side.
A
B
B
C
4. Remove dirt and lint from the condenser fins and the unit
compartment with a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner.
A. Water pan
B. Water pan thumb screws
C. Drain cap
9. Remove, clean and replace the ice scoop and ice scoop
holder.
■ After removing the ice scoop, remove the holder by
removing the two thumb screws.
5. Replace the lower access panel using the four screws.
6. Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
■
Wash the ice scoop holder along with the other interior
components using the following instructions.
■
Replace the ice scoop holder by replacing the thumb
screws.
Interior Components
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2. Open the storage bin door and remove any ice that is in the
bin.
3. Remove the drain cap from the water pan and drain
thoroughly. Replace the drain cap securely on the water pan.
If the drain cap is loose, water will empty from the water pan,
and you will have either thin ice or no ice.
4. Remove the two screws that hold the cutter grid cover in
place and remove the cutter grid cover.
5. Unplug the wiring harness from the left side of the cutter grid.
A
B
A. Cutter grid cover
B. Screws
6. Unplug the ice level sensor from the right side of the cutter
grid. Pull the ice level sensor down and forward away from
the cutter grid.
7. Remove the right-hand and left-hand screws. Lift the cutter
grid up and out.
NOTE: Make sure the plastic spacer from the right-hand side
of the cutter grid bracket stays with the cutter grid.
D
A
B
C
E
F
A. Cutter grid harness
B. Screw
C. Cutter grid
D. Ice level sensor harness
E. Plastic spacer
F. Screw
A
B
A. Thumb screw
B. Ice scoop holder
10. Wash the interior components (cutter grid, exterior of hoses,
and water pan) and the storage bin, door gasket, ice scoop,
and ice scoop holder with mild soap or detergent and warm
water. Rinse in clean water. Then clean the same parts with a
solution of 1 tbs (15 mL) of household bleach in 1 gal. (3.8 L)
warm water. Rinse again thoroughly in clean water.
NOTE: Do not remove hoses. Do not wash plastic parts in
dishwasher. They cannot withstand temperatures above
145°F (63°C).
11. Replace water pan by pushing back on the bottom with one
hand while pushing up and back on the top. Secure the water
pan by replacing both screws.
12. Check the following:
■ Drain cap from the water pan is securely in place. If the
drain cap is loose, water will empty from the water pan,
and you will have either thin ice or no ice.
■
Hose from water pan is inserted into storage bin drain
opening.
13. Slide the cutter grid back into place and secure it by
replacing the right-hand screw and plastic spacer. Then
tighten the left-hand screw. Reconnect the cutter grid
harness and the ice level sensor harness.
14. Replace the cutter grid cover and the two screws.
15. Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
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Changing the Light Bulb
Vacation and Moving Care
The ice maker has a light bulb in the top of the storage bin.
To replace the light bulb:
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2. Open the bin door.
3. Remove the two screws that hold the cutter grid cover in
place. Reach behind the control panel and pull the light bulb
down from the ceiling.
4. Replace with a 12-volt wedge base-type bulb (automotive
#917). Locate the light bulb receptacle in the ceiling behind
the control panel. Align the flat edge of the light bulb with the
receptacle and snap the bulb into place.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
To shut down the ice maker:
5. Replace the cutter grid cover with two screws.
6. Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
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Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Remove all ice from storage bin.
Shut off the water supply.
Remove the two screws in the lower access panel and the
two screws from the base grille area of the front panel
support. Pull forward to remove the lower access panel.
5. Disconnect the inlet and outlet lines to water valve. Allow
these lines to drain and then reconnect to the valve.
6. Replace lower access panel and screws.
7. Drain water from water pan by removing the drain cap.
8. If the room temperature will drop below 32°F (0°C), remove
water from the drain line.
For ice makers with a drain pump installed:
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Plug in ice maker or reconnect power.
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Turn ice maker off and remove all remaining ice from ice
bin.
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Pour 1 qt (0.95 L) of water into the ice bin near the drain
and let the unit stand for approximately 5 minutes. This
will allow the water in the bin to drain into the drain pump
so that the pump will remove the remaining water from
the ice bin and the drain pump.
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Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
9. Before using again, clean the ice maker and storage bin.
10. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
NOTE: 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.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Ice maker runs but produces very little ice
Ice Maker Operation
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Is the control set to ON? Be sure that the control is set to
ON.
Is the room temperature hotter than normal? Room
temperatures of more than 90°F (32°C) will normally reduce
ice production.
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Is the power cord plugged in? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
outlet.
Is the condenser dirty? Dirt or lint may be blocking the
airflow through the condenser. See “Cleaning.”
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Is there scale buildup in the ice maker? If there is white
scale buildup in the ice maker’s water or freezing system, you
should clean the ice maker. See “Cleaning.”
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Is the drain cap securely in place? If the drain cap is loose,
water will empty from the water pan, and you will have either
thin ice or no ice. Tighten the drain cap if it is loose.
Your ice maker will not operate
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Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
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Is the room temperature cooler than normal? Room
temperature must be above 55°F (13°C). Otherwise, bin
thermostat may sense cold room temperature and shut off
even though the bin is not full of ice. Also, unit may not restart
once it does shut off.
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Does the red light come on when the Clean button is
pushed? The ice maker is receiving power but may need
cleaning. See “Cleaning.”
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Does the ice maker have a drain pump? If there was a large
amount of water added to the ice maker, wait a few minutes
for the drain pump to clear. If there is still water in the bin,
check to see whether the drain hose is kinked.
Grid is not cutting ice sheets
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Ice Quality
Ice maker seems noisy
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Is water being circulated through the ice maker? This is
normal operation. Water is added once per ice-making cycle.
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Is the water in the reservoir overflowing? This is normal.
This overflow helps to purge minerals that were removed from
the water during the ice making process.
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Is there a “whooshing” sound? Check the following things:
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Make sure that the water supply is hooked up and turned
on.
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Make sure that the drain cap is tight.
Is there ice between the evaporator plate and the cutting
grid? Check to be sure that the ice maker is level. See
“Leveling.” If the ice maker is level, and the problem persists,
run a cleaning cycle. See “Cleaning.”
Ice Production
Ice maker runs but produces no ice
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Is the control set to ON? Be sure that the control is set to
ON.
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Is the water supply connected? Make sure the water supply
is properly connected and turned on.
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Is the drain cap securely in place? If the drain cap is loose,
water will empty from the water pan, and you will have either
thin ice or no ice. Tighten the drain cap.
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Is there debris in the drain tube? Clean the drain tube.
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Is there a kink in the drain line? Be sure that there are no
kinks in the line.
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Is the clean light flashing on and off continually? Call for
service.
Is the cutter grid securely in place? Unplug ice maker or
disconnect power. Remove the cutter grid cover and check
the cutter grid harness plug to make sure the connection is
secure. See “Cleaning” for instructions on cutter grid
removal.
Off taste, odor or gray color in the ice
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Is there unusually high mineral content in the water
supply? The water may need to be filtered or treated.
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Is there mineral scale buildup? Clean your ice maker. See
“Cleaning.”
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Are there food items stored in the ice bin? Do not store any
foods in the ice bin.
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Were all the packaging materials removed? Make sure that
all packaging materials were removed at the time of
installation.
Thin, soft or clumps of ice
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Is there unusually high mineral content in the water
supply? The water may need to be filtered or treated.
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Is there mineral scale buildup? Clean your ice maker. See
“Cleaning.”
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Are there clumps of ice in the bin? If ice is not used
regularly it will melt and form clumps. Break the clumps with
the ice scoop provided.
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Is the drain hose aligned over the drain? Move the ice
maker to align the drain. See “Connect Water Supply.”
Plumbing Problems
NOTE: Service technicians can not repair plumbing problems
outside of the ice maker. Call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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