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Service
This manual is to be used by qualified appliance
technicians only. Maytag does not assume any
responsibility for property damage or personal
injury for improper service procedures done by
an unqualified person.
This Base Manual covers general information
Refer to individual Technical Sheet
for information on specific models
This manual includes, but is
not limited to the following:
Freestanding
Icemaker
Jenn-Air
JIM1550ARB
JIM1550ARW
JIM1550ARS
JIM1550ACX
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Important Information
Important Notices for Servicers and Consumers
Maytag will not be responsible for personal injury or property damage from improper service procedures. Pride and
workmanship go into every product to provide our customers with quality products. It is possible, however, that
during its lifetime a product may require service. Products should be serviced only by a qualified service technician
who is familiar with the safety procedures required in the repair and who is equipped with the proper tools, parts,
testing instruments and the appropriate service information. IT IS THE TECHNICIANS RESPONSIBLITY TO
REVIEW ALL APPROPRIATE SERVICE INFORMATION BEFORE BEGINNING REPAIRS.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, disconnect power before working/servicing on appliance to avoid
electrical shock.
To locate an authorized servicer, please consult your telephone book or the dealer from whom you purchased this
product. For further assistance, please contact:
Customer Service Support Center
CAIR Center
Web Site
Telephone Number
WWW.AMANA.COM ............................................... 1-800-843-0304
WWW.JENNAIR.COM ............................................ 1-800-536-6247
WWW.MAYTAG.COM ............................................. 1-800-688-9900
CAIR Center in Canada .......................................... 1-800-688-2002
Amana Canada Product .......................................... 1-866-587-2002
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.
!
WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury, product or property
damage.
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Table of Contents
Important Information ................................................... 2
Model Identification .................................................... 4
Installation ................................................................... 5
Specifications .......................................................... 5
Installation ............................................................... 5
Electrical Requirements ........................................... 5
Water Requirements ................................................ 5
Gravity Drain ............................................................ 6
Drain Pump .............................................................. 6
Operating Instructions
Selector switch in “ON” position ............................... 7
Selector switch in “Clean” position ........................... 7
Component Testing
Refrigeration System Test Procedures ..................... 9
Low Side Leaks ....................................................... 9
High Side Leaks ...................................................... 9
Restricted Capillary Tube ......................................... 9
Access Valves ......................................................... 9
Pressures and Temperatures ................................... 9
Recharging ............................................................. 10
Hot Gas Valve ........................................................ 10
Evaporator .............................................................. 11
Compressor ........................................................... 11
Condenser ............................................................. 11
Drain Valve ............................................................. 11
Water Valve ........................................................... 12
Condenser Fan ...................................................... 12
Thermistors ............................................................ 12
Evaporator Thermistor ............................................ 12
Grid-Cutter Transformer .......................................... 13
Grid-Cutter ............................................................. 13
Reservoir ................................................................ 13
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Circulation Pump ................................................... 13
Troubleshooting .................................................... 14-17
Disassembly Procedures
Hot Gas Valve Removal .......................................... 18
Hot Gas Valve Installation ...................................... 18
Replacing the Evaporator ....................................... 18
Compressor Removal ............................................. 19
Compressor Installation ......................................... 19
Condenser Removal ............................................... 19
Condenser Installation ............................................ 20
Drain Valve Removal ............................................... 20
Drain Valve Installation ........................................... 20
Water Valve Removal ............................................. 20
Water Valve Installation .......................................... 20
Condenser Fan Removal ........................................ 20
Condenser Fan Installation ..................................... 20
Evaporator Thermistor Removal .............................. 20
Evaporator Thermistor Installation .......................... 21
Bin Thermistor and Sleeve Removal ....................... 21
Bin Thermistor and Sleeve Installation .................... 21
Grid-Cutter Transformer Removal ............................ 21
Grid-Cutter Transformer Installation ........................ 21
Grid-Cutter Removal ............................................... 21
Grid-Cutter Installation ........................................... 21
Reservoir Removal .................................................. 21
Circulation Pump Removal .................................... 22
Wiring Diagram ...................................................... 23
Appendix A
Use and Care Manual ........................................... A-1
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Model Identification
Ice Machine models vary in trim and accessories, but all
models have the same basic construction. "Operating
Instructions" and "Service Instructions" apply to all
cabinets unless stated otherwise.
For positive identifications of individual units, state
complete serial number, model, and type. This
information is found on the serial plate located on front
upper right hand corner of foodliner or on some models,
exterior back of the outer casing.
An explanation of coding contained in Type position is
shown below.
Jenn-Air Model Identification
J
IM
1
5
5
0
AR
W
Color
W  White
B  Black
S  Stainless
X  Accepts Panel
Special Features
Capacity
15  Cubic Foot
Product
IM  Ice Machine
Jenn-Air
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Installation
Specifications
55°F and below 90°F for proper operation.
Unit must be installed indoors away from the
elements of nature.
Cabinet dimensions:
Height: 34 to 35 ¼ inches, adjustable
Width: 14 ¾ inches
Depth: 21 inches (cabinet only)
23 ½ inches (cabinet and door)
Unit must be on a level surface capable of
supporting the loaded weight of the unit.
Weight: 95 lbs.
Refer to Appendix A, owner’s guide, for additional
information.
Shipping weight:
100 lbs. (approximate for standard models)
Electrical Requirements:
Average ice making capacity per 24 hours:
At 50°F water temperature:
70°F ambient: 35 lb/day
80°F ambient: 30 lb/day
90°F ambient: 23 lb/day
At 70°F water temperature:
70°F ambient: 32 lb/day
80°F ambient: 27 lb/day
90°F ambient: 20 lb/day
needed.
Use outlet with a 15 amp. delayed action fuse
or circuit breaker. Do not put a fuse on the neutral or
ground of the circuit.
unit.
Properly grounded outlet is required for this
It is recommended that a single circuit
receptacle be used for this unit only. Do not use an
extension cord.
Electrical requirements:
115 VAC/60 Hz.
Power cord length:
7 feet
Compressor: Piston type
Refrigerant charge:
5.0 oz. of R-134A
Equalized pressure:
72 psi at 77°F
System refrigerant control:
Capillary tube
Temperature control:
Electronic control with thermistor input
Condenser fan motor:
2.3 W, 1300 RPM
Water Requirements:
Use supplied water line fitting for water
connection to the rear of the unit.
Use cold, potable water supply only with
pressure between 20 to120 psi.
Water and drain controls:
Solenoid activated. Flow controlled
Use ¼ inch OD copper tubing. Plastic tubing
can be used, but may leak with age.
Installation
Location:
Unit can be installed freestanding or enclosed.
The front of the unit must be unobstructed for proper air
circulation and operation at all times.
Area should be ventilated with temperature above
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115 VAC, 60 Hz., single-phase power is
Use ¼ inch saddle shut-off valve. Check to
make sure valve complies with local codes. Do not use
self-piercing saddle valve or less than ¼ inch saddle
valve as water flow will be restricted.
A quality system water filter or local water filter
is recommended. A quality filter can remove particles
as well as remove unpleasant taste and odors from
water.
Softened water is not recommended.
Depending on mineral concentrations, this can produce
mushy white cubes that may stick together.
The above materials can be found at most local
plumbing supply stores or hardware stores. Follow the
manufacture’s installation instructions for water valves
and water line hook-ups. Make certain the waterline
and the valve do not leak prior to enclosing cabinet.
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Installation Instructions
Gravity Drain
The drain tube from the ice maker is 5/8 inch ID. This
can be routed to a gravity drain in the area shown below
or to a remote gravity drain that is located below the ice
maker. Be sure to check your local codes. Slope any
long horizontal runs according to code to remote gravity
drain for proper drainage. An air gap may be necessary
for horizontal runs over 4 feet. Proper routing,
sloping, and size of drain line is important
especially if using flexible tubing, or poor ice
production will result.
If installing a standoff gravity drain, use Illustration
below for location. Standpipe can be up to 3 inches high
above the floor. Route tubing from ice maker into the
drain pipe. See Appendix A, owner’s guide, for
additional drain information.
It may be necessary in some installations to wrap
drain tubing with wrap-type insulation. Condensation
can form on the drain tubing and cause water damage.
Drain Pump
Drain Pump can be used to drain water when gravity
drain is not available.
As with the gravity drain, it may be necessary to wrap
the drain tubing from the ice maker to the inlet of the
drain pump with wrap-type insulation. Condensation
can form on the drain tubing and cause water
damage.
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Operation Instructions
Operation. Selector switch is in the “ON”
position.
The assumptions before proceeding are that water is
supplied to the ice maker, there is proper electrical
power to the ice maker, and the drain is properly
plumbed or the drain pump is operating properly.
Input power must be applied at all times for proper
operation. Any interrupt will lockout the compressor for
up to 9 minutes and restart the mode of operation.
Below is the timing diagram/operation for the electronic
control.
Upon setting the switch to the “ON” position, the water
solenoid will energize for 1.5 minutes and then deenergize. When the bin thermistor senses temperature at
or above the “start ice” setpoint, and the evaporator
thermistor senses temperature at or above the
“production” setpoint, the production cycle will begin. The
circulation pump, condenser fan, and compressor relay
will energize. When the evaporator thermistor senses
temperature at or below the “harvest” setpoint, the
harvest cycle will begin. The circulation pump and
condenser fan outputs will be de-energized and the hot
gas solenoid and the drain solenoid will energize. The
drain solenoid will remain energized for 45 seconds and
then de-energize, after which the water solenoid will
energize for 2.0 minutes and then de-energize. Loads
will remain in this state until the evaporator thermistor
temperature rises to the “production” setpoint. Once the
evaporator thermistor temperature is at or above the
“production” setpoint, a new production cycle will begin. If
at any time the bin thermistor senses a temperature at or
below the “stop ice” setpoint, any production or harvest
cycle in process will continue until the harvest cycle is
complete. Once complete, all loads will de-energize and
remain so until the bin thermistor senses a temperature
at or above the “start production” setpoint. A new
production cycle will then begin. During the first
production cycle only (the switch was previously in the
“OFF” or “CLEAN” position), the evaporator thermistor
temperature will be ignored until the circulation pump has
run for 2 minutes. During all harvest cycles, the
evaporator thermistor temperature cannot terminate the
harvest cycle until the water solenoid is de-energized.
The grid cutter output will always be energized during the
harvest cycle, and for the first 35 minutes into the
production cycle.
If during any production cycle or harvest cycle, the
selector switch is put into the “CLEAN” position, any
cycle in process will be immediately terminated and a
clean cycle will occur. The unit will now repeat the entire
above cycle.
If during any production or harvest cycle, the selector
switch is put into the “OFF” position, the cycle in process
will be stopped and all loads will de-energize and remain
so as long as the selector switch remains in the “OFF”
position.
If during any production or harvest cycle, the selector
switch is taken out of the “ON” position, a lockout will be
started during which the compressor relay will not reenergize regardless of switch position.
If during any production or harvest cycle, there is a
power loss/interruption of greater than 25 milliseconds,
a lockout delay will begin and the compressor relay will
not re-energize upon re-application of power until the
lockout delay is complete. The lockout delay begins with
the loss of power and is unaffected by duration of power
loss. All other loads will operate normally during the
lockout.
The setpoints are as follows:
Stop ice: 35.0 deg. F +/- 2 deg. F
Start ice: 43.0 deg. F +/- 2 deg. F
Harvest: 11.0 deg. F +/- 2 deg. F
Production: 45.0 deg. F +/- 2 deg. F
Setpoint vs Temperarure and voltage (120VAC): +/- 3
deg. F
Operation. Selector switch is in the “Clean”
position.
The assumptions before proceeding are that water is
supplied to the icemaker, there is proper electrical power
to the icemaker, and drain is properly plumbed or the
drain pump is operating properly.
Refer to timing/operation diagram. Upon setting the
selector switch to the “CLEAN” position during the
production or harvest cycle, the water solenoid will
energize and all other loads will be de-energized. The
following sequence will now occur:
1.
After 3.0 minutes the water solenoid will deenergize and the circulation pump will energize.
2.
After 30 minutes the circulation pump will deenergize and the drain solenoid will energize.
3.
After 75 seconds the drain solenoid will deenergize and the water solenoid will energize.
4.
After 3.0 minutes the water solenoid will deenergize and the circulation pump will energize.
5.
After 10 minutes the circulation pump will deenergize and the drain valve will energize.
6.
After 75 seconds the drain solenoid will deenergize. The clean cycle is now complete.
All loads will remain off as long as the selector switch
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remains in the "Clean" position and the power is not
removed and reapplied.
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Operation Instructions
If at any time during a clean cycle the selector switch is
moved from the “CLEAN” position, all loads except the
drain solenoid will de-energize (this includes the “OFF”
position). The drain solenoid will energize for 75 seconds
and then de-energize. The unit will now operate normally
according to whether it is in the “OFF” or “ON” position.
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Component Testing
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
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Refrigeration System Test Procedures
The following should always be practiced with any sealed
system that is opened. Only open the sealed system as
the final diagnosis. Check all basic areas such as wiring,
water supply, drain setup, proper airflow first. Many times
these areas can resemble sealed system problems. The
diagnosis of a sealed system problem can be determined
by accurate pressure and temperature measurements.
1. Use a leak detection system that will detect R-134A
refrigerant. Leaks need to be found on any leaking
system before repair takes place.
2. The drier must be replaced anytime the sealed
system is opened. Failure to use correct part will
result in repeated sealed system failure in the near
future.
3. Limit time the system is opened. DO NOT EXPOSE
OPEN SYSTEM FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES.
This will result in sealed system failure. Leave
replacement parts sealed and/or pressurized until
ready to install.
4. The compressor must be replaced if there is a low
side leak. Moisture has been drawn into the system if
the unit has been running for extended period of time.
Be sure to flush the system with dry nitrogen gas and
evacuate to 50 microns before re-charging.
5. A new evaporator assembly must be ordered if the
capillary tube is found to be plugged or severely
restricted. Restrictions cannot be flushed out.
6. Be sure to purge the system after final brazing. This
will flush out any air or moisture that may have
entered the system before being absorbed into the
ester oil.
Low Side Leaks
Low side leaks consist of a break in the system at the
evaporator, low side (suction) return line, or accumulator.
If a leak is found in any of these areas, moisture has
probably entered the system. The compressor, drier, and
hot gas valve will have to be replaced and the system will
need to be flushed thoroughly with nitrogen gas and
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evacuated to 50 microns before recharging.
High Side Leaks
High side leaks consist of a break in the system at the
condenser, high side tubing, drier, or capillary tube. If a
leak is found in any of these areas, the system can be
flushed with nitrogen gas, evacuated to 50 microns, and
recharged.
Restricted Capillary Tube
Moisture or other contaminants that enter the system can
cause deposits in the system. These deposits will usually
collect in the capillary tube and form a restriction that
cannot be completely removed by flushing. If the
capillary tube is found to be restricted, the evaporator,
compressor, condenser and drier should all be replaced.
Access Valves
A temporary access valve can be used to service or
evaluate the system. The access valve can be installed
on the compressor’s process tube (this will also be a lowpressure side). Be sure to cap off access valve while
servicing. This will prevent contamination of the system
and/or refrigerant from leaking. After servicing, the
access valve should be removed. A pinch-off tool can
be used to close the system to remove the access valve
and then braze the hole for the access valve to seal the
system. Be sure to leak check after brazing.
Pressures and Temperatures
There are three ways to measure the temperature of the
evaporator plate.
1. Use a thermocouple to measure the temperature of
the evaporator. The thermocouple must be secured
to the evaporator. The best and accurate location for
the thermocouple end is where the thermistor is
secured to the evaporator. Allow anywhere from 5°8°F of variation in measured temperatures if you
measure on the plate because of the thermal
conductivity of stainless steel thermistor in
comparison to the thermocouple.
2. If it has been determined that there is proper contact
between the thermistor and the evaporator plate, the
thermistor resistance value can be corresponded to
the temperature .
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Component Testing
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
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3. If it has been determined that there is proper contact
between the thermistor and the evaporator plate, the
voltage at the thermistor terminals can be read. The
voltage can be read while the unit is running by
attaching test leads to thermistor terminals at the
electronic control. The temperature to switch into the
harvest cycle is 11.0 °F and the corresponding
voltage is 3.0-3.1 V. The temperature to switch into
the production cycle is 45 °F and the corresponding
voltage is 1.9-2.0 V. Slight variations in actual
measurements can occur due to input voltage
variations.
Note:The temperature and pressure readings must be
taken with unit on and water flowing over the
evaporator plate (in the production cycle). Use
gage pressure readings from the compressor’s
process tube (low side) access valve.
During production cycle, low side pressures will vary
from 125 psi to 3 psi, depending at what point
measurements are taken. High side pressures can range
from 425 psi to 25 psi also depending at what point
measurements are taken.
In evaluating this system, the best point to determine if
pressures are correct is at the end of the production
cycle. This is the point where there is a thick slab formed
on the evaporator and the evaporator thermostat is near
cut-out temperature.
If low side pressure is below pressure, check for the
following:
1. A system leak
2. Capillary tube is restricted
3. Insufficient compressor
If low side pressure is above pressure, check for the
following:
1. Restricted air flow
2. Dirty condenser coil
3. Leaking or energized hot gas valve
4. Overcharged system
5. Low side leak
Recharging
Recharging of the unit should be done only after
diagnosing and repairing the system (see Sealed
System introduction). Be sure to flush the system with
dry nitrogen gas and evacuate to 50 microns before recharging.
The method for recharging the unit is by weight
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using vapor refrigerant. Using manifold gauge setup,
hook up charge hoses to the access valve on the
compressor’s process tube. If any access valve was
attached to the high side process tube, remove it and
seal the tube by brazing before charging. Charge the unit
to 5.0 oz (0.313 lbs.) of R-134A.
After recharge, check pressures. Refer to Table A for
corresponding temperatures and pressures. If pressures
or temperatures are incorrect, check the sealed system,
recover the charge, repair, evacuate, and then recharge.
NOTE: It is not uncommon to have some condensation
or a slight frost on the suction line. This may
occur towards the end of the production cycle.
Liquid refrigerant is not getting into the
compressor if the unit was charged properly. It is
important that the insulation remains on the
suction line and the capillary tube together after
any repair and that it is sealed at both ends.
Hot Gas Valve
The hot gas valve is used to bypass the capillary tube
and send warm gas to the evaporator when opened
during the harvest cycle. The valve is actuated by a
solenoid that opens the valve when energized and closes
when de-energized. The valve seats using gravity so the
valve must remain vertical to fully close.
A faulty hot gas valve will result in long ice production
cycles and higher than normal low side pressures. The
valve usually fails by being stuck in the open or closed
position, or by not fully seating in the closed position
causing the valve to leak-by. A contaminated system or
damage to the valve body will cause any of these
failures. Care in keeping the system clean, handling the
valve, keeping the valve cool during brazing, and
evacuation of the system before charging must be done
to prevent damage and eventual failure of the valve.
A quick way to check the valve to see that it opens and
closes freely (with the system still sealed) is to
repeatedly energize and de-energize the solenoid and
listen for the valve opening and closing. You should be
able to hear a distinct “click” of the valve opening and
closing. If you can not hear this, then the valve is stuck
and will need to be replaced. The solenoid coil itself can
be check by measuring resistance across the electrical
terminals. A resistance reading of 380-390 ohms should
be found in a good solenoid coil.
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Component Testing
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
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Evaporator
The evaporator uses evaporating refrigerant to remove
heat from the water that flows over the evaporator plate
to form an ice slab. The ice slab will simply slide down
the evaporator plate onto the grid-cutter during harvest.
The evaporator plate will over time have a build up of
mineral deposits. The evaporator will not need to be
replaced due to the mineral deposits. These deposits
must be removed periodically for proper icemaker
performance.
The evaporator must also be free of nicks and
scratches. A nice polished and smooth evaporator will
allow the ice machine to perform correctly, giving the
best performance by allowing the ice slab to slide freely
and allowing the water to have proper evaporator to
water contact. If nicks and scratches are found,
replacement is not needed. Simply remove the nicks and
scratches with fine sanding material and then use a
polish for stainless steel.
If the evaporator has a leak, it should be replaced. A leak
detection device will confirm a leaking evaporator
assembly.
Note: If a leak in the evaporator, accumulator, or low
side tubing is found, the compressor, drier, and
hot gas valve will need to be replaced.
The temperature control thermistor sets on the bottom of
the evaporator plate on a copper bracket. This bracket
should be checked at the solder joint. Any cracks will
break the proper thermal conductivity between the
evaporator plate and the thermistor and result in long
production cycle with a thick slab on the plate. The
thermistor should also be secured tight and have full
contact to the copper bracket or thermal conductivity
again will be sacrificed.
Compressor
The compressor is the heart of the refrigeration system.
It also, however, relies on other parts of the system to
function. Make certain that the other parts of the system
are correctly functioning before determining that the
compressor is faulty.
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Note: The compressor is protected from power
interruptions with a start delay built into the
control to prevent high pressure startup DO
NOT mistake this for a faulty compressor.
The following must also be observed before concluding
the compressor is faulty:
1. Low high side pressures, warm evaporator plate, cool
condenser coil, or little or very low current draw from
the unit will indicate a faulty compressor.
2. Check for continuity between the compressor
terminals and the shell of the compressor. If
continuity is found, the compressor is faulty and will
need replaced.
3. Check for resistance between all three compressor
terminals. The resistance will vary from terminal to
terminal and from compressor to compressor due to
age and use. If no resistance is found, the
compressor is faulty and will need replaced.
Condenser
The condenser is a steel tube serpentine with copper
alloy fins, which removes heat from hot, high-pressure
vapor from the compressor. The most common trouble is
lack of airflow from either a restricted intake or exhaust
opening in the front of the unit. Lint, dust, hair, and dirt
build-up needs to be removed from the condenser
periodically to allow the unit to perform properly.
It is possible that the condenser might need replaced
because of an un-repairable leak or a restriction that
cannot be flushed out. System high side pressures and
temperatures will verify if this is the case.
Drain Valve
The drain valve drains water that is left in the reservoir
after ice production. The valve will only be open for a
fixed time of 45 seconds during the beginning of the
harvest cycle.
The drain valve fails by allowing water to flow into the
drain during the ice production cycle (leak-by). This is
can be caused by a foreign particle(s) or build-up of
mineral deposits that will not allow the valve to fully seat
or has caused damage to the seat of the valve. Periodic
cleaning of the icemaker will keep build-up off valve
allowing it to work properly and should be done before
further evaluation of the valve.
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Component Testing
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
! WARNING
Symptoms of this include thin or no ice slab (depending
on severity of leak) and, more noticeably, water draining
through to the drain during the ice production cycle (do
not mistake this for reservoir run off water or melted ice
drain water from the ice bin). The drain valve should be
replaced if it is found to be leaking.
The drain valve solenoid actuator can also possibly fail.
Test the solenoid by checking the resistance. A
resistance of 50-65 ohms should be found. If no
resistance is found, the drain valve will need to be
replaced.
Water Valve
The water valve supplies water to the reservoir for
producing ice. The valve opens for 1.0 minutes during
initial start-up of the unit and opens for 2.0 minutes in the
harvest cycle after the drain valve has closed.
The valve has a built-in screen in the water supply fitting.
This screen will filter out any large particles and, over
time, these particles will accumulate and restrict water
supply. If this is found, simply clean the screen with a
toothbrush to remove the particles. DO NOT REMOVE
THE SCREEN FROM THE VALVE.
To check the water valve:
1. Check the solenoid actuator for resistance. If no
resistance is found, the valve will need to be
replaced.
2. Check to see if the valve will seat properly. Foreign
particles that may have passed the filter could
damage the seat of the valve. To make sure the valve
is seating, make sure power is disconnected to the
unit, hook up the water supply, turn on the water
supply, and see if there is any water flowing in the
water lines. If water is present and flowing, the valve
will need to be replaced.
3. Check the flow rate of the reservoir water line. Using
a stopwatch or a watch with a second hand, see what
amount of time it takes to fill up a one-quart
container. The time should be 60 seconds to get the
.25-gpm specifications of the valve.
If it takes substantially less than 60 seconds, check
the water supply pressure to make certain it is not
above 120-psi static pressure. If it is not, the metering
orifice of the valve has been changed and the valve
will need to be replaced.
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If it takes substantially more than 60 seconds,
check the water supply pressure to maker certain it is not
below 20-psi static pressure. If it is not, make certain the
valve screen filter is clean. If the filter is clean, replace
the valve.
Condenser Fan
The condenser fan is used to force air over the
condenser coil. The fan will run only during ice
production cycle and turn off in ice harvest cycle.
To check the condenser fan:
Make sure motor shaft turns freely. This can be
done by rotating the fan blade by hand and
observing any excessive resistance.
Check for resistance between terminals. If no
resistance is found, replace the condenser fan.
Check for continuity between terminals and fan
casing. If continuity is found, replace the
condenser fan.
Check current draw. Typical current draw will be
.15 amp without fan resistance. If current draw is
.19 amp or more, check for resistance in air
movement or objects touching the fan blade. If
this is not found, then replace the condenser fan.
Thermistors
This unit utilizes two thermistors for reading
temperatures for input to the electronic control. Each
thermistor has a different function for input to the
electronic control.
Evaporator Thermistor
The evaporator thermistor is made up of a stainless steel
body and is secured to the under side of the evaporator.
The location of the thermistor allows the thermistor to
give voltage input to the electronic control. This input is
processed through the electronic control to switch the ice
maker into the production or the harvest cycles. The
thermistor must be tightly secured to the evaporator
bracket for proper heat transfer.
The following will happen in the event of a thermistor
failure:
1. If an evaporator thermistor fails, all loads will be shut
off and the unit will not run.
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Component Testing
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
! WARNING
2. If the evaporator thermistor senses temperature
outside of 0-140 deg. F, all loads will be shut off and
the unit will not run.
The thermistor can be check by use of a multi-meter with
the ability to read resistance.
To check the thermistor:
1. Disconnect and remove the thermistor from the unit.
2. Use a reference temperature point that is known
(such as an ice bath) and measure the resistance
across the wire leads.
3. Check the recorded resistance with that in the table
below.
If measured resistance falls outside the resistance given
in the table within 4% of the value, the thermistor is bad
and will need to be replaced.
RESISTANCE VS. TEMPERATURE CHART
TEMPERATURE (C) TEMPERATURE (F) RESISTANCE (KOHMS)
-15
5
11.350
-10
14
8.918
-5
23
6.700
0
32
5.630
5
41
4.520
10
50
3.652
15
59
2.970
20
68
2.430
25
77
2.000
If the thermistor has been tested and is found to be good
then check the temperature of the evaporator plate and
the resistance of the thermistor. If the temperature of the
evaporator plate does not correspond to a proper
resistance from the thermistor then check for proper and
secure connection of the thermistor to the evaporator
plate bracket. The use of a heat sink compound can be
used between the thermistor and the evaporator bracket
if needed.
Grid-Cutter Transformer
Grid-Cutter
The grid-cutter is used to cut cubes from the ice slab
formed on the evaporator. It uses low voltage, 12VAC, to
heat the wires. Wires are warm to the touch of a hand
when not under the load of a slab of ice. The grid-cutter
is on only from the start of a harvest cycle to 35 minutes
from the start of the production cycle.
There is no repair for the grid-cutter. It will have to be
replaced as an assembly. To test the grid-cutter:
Check the resistance at the outside grid-cutter’s
plug-in terminals
Note: The middle terminal is not used.
If the resistance between the terminal of the plug
is 5.0-5.9 ohms, the grid-cutter is good. At any other
resistance readings, it will need to be replaced.
Check for continuity between terminals and the
grid-cutter’s stainless steel frame. If continuity is found,
check for wires that are not on the insulators.
Reservoir
The reservoir retains the water needed to produce an ice
slab. It will hold a maximum of 3 quarts of water.
Anything over 3 quarts will be drained in the reservoir’s
overflow.
Anytime the reservoir is removed, it should be cleaned
with ice machine cleaner. Be sure to rinse the reservoir
before re-installing.
Circulation Pump
The circulation pump is used to circulate the water in the
reservoir over the evaporator. The circulation pump will
run only during ice production cycle and turn off in ice
harvest cycle.
The pump is a centrifugal impeller type pump. The pump
and motor are an assembly that cannot be repaired
separately.
To check the circulation pump (with the pump removed):
Make sure motor shaft turns freely. This can be
done by rotating the pump’s drive shaft and observing
any excessive resistance.
Check for resistance between terminals. If no
resistance is found, replace the circulation pump.
Check for continuity between the hot and neutral
terminals and the pump’s motor casing. If continuity is
found, replace the circulation pump.
Check current draw. Typical current draw will be
.36 amp without pump resistance. If excessive current
draw is found, check the pump’s impeller for foreign
particles or severe build-up of mineral deposits.
The grid-cutter transformer is used to step down the
voltage to the grid-cutter to 12 VAC. The transformer is
on only from the start of a harvest cycle to 35 minutes
from the start of the production cycle. The transformer
itself can be checked by applying 120VAC to the marked
120V (for the hot lead) and COM (neutral lead) side of
the transformer and reading the 12V side using a
multimeter.
If no readout is found or readout is below 10VAC, replace
the transformer.
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To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
! WARNING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Unit does not operate.
The unit is unplugged.
Plug in the unit.
Breaker is tripped or fuse is blown.
Reset breaker or replace fuse. Check to make sure
there is not a short in the electrical circuit.
Ice machine selector switch is in the "OFF"
position.
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice machine
to the "ON" position.
The evaporator and/or bin thermistors are
out of specification.
Test the thermistor in question (see section 5.2 on
thermistor and testing). Replace any thermistor that
is out of specification.
Unit operates but does not produce The unit has just been started and it has
any ice.
been less than 6 hours.
Ice produced when the unit is initially started will
melt off in the bin. Ice will accumulate in the bin. In 6
hours there can be a few cubes in the bin. This is
normal operation.
Typical ice production cycle can take up to
1.5 hours. Initial startup cycles can be
longer.
The selector switch is in the "OFF" or
"CLEAN" position.
Check the unit in 24 hours for ice accumulation in
the bin.
Build up of deposits on evaporator plate.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation.
Distributor tube is restricted or not installed
correctly.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation.
Grid cutter is unplugged.
Plug in the grid cutter so that ice slabs can be cut
into cube.
No water in the reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is installed.
Check the water line to the unit to make sure it is on
and that there are no restrictions or kinks in the line.
Check all filters to make sure they are not restricted
or plugged.
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction in drain lines will cause ice in the bin to
melt. If using a gravity drain, make certain there are
no kinks or restrictions in the drain lines. If using a
drain pump, check the inlet screen, discharge line,
and vent line for any build or restrictions.
Condenser fan airflow is restricted.
Make certain the grille in the front of the unit is free
and open for proper air circulation. Check and clean
the condenser coil by removing the grille in the front
of the unit. Clean the condenser with a vacuum and
brush attachment.
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice machine
to the "ON" position.
Room and/or water temperature is too warm. Move the unit to an area where ambient temperature
is below 90 deg. F. The unit should not be placed
next to a heat source such as an oven. Check for
cold-water connection.
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Leaking drain valve.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit. This will also dissolve and flush
out foreign material in the drain valve causing it to
leak. If this does not stop the drain valve from
leaking, the drain valve will need to be replaced.
Evaporator thermistor does not have
sufficient contact with evaporator.
Check to see that the evaporator thermistor is
secured properly. If there is any noticeable gap
between surfaces, use a heat sink compound as
specified in section 5.2.
Leak in sealed system.
Check for any leaks, repair leak, evacuate and
recharge unit.
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Troubleshooting
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
! WARNING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Ice cubes are too small (less than
1/2 inch thick).
Low ice consumption.
Ice is slowly melting in the ice bin and will affect the
size of the ice cube. This is normal operation. When
the ice bin needs to be replenished, cubes will return
to regular size.
Not enough water in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is installed
properly. Check the water line to the unit to make
sure there are no restrictions or kinks in the line.
Check all filters to make sure they are not restricted
or plugged.
Ice cubes can be anywhere from 3/8 to 1/2 inch
thick when freestanding. Make sure access panel is
installed if you continue to use in freestanding
position.
Unit is free standing.
Distributor tube is restricted.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation.
Build up of deposits on evaporator plate.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation and cube size.
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction in drain lines will cause ice in the bin to
melt to a thinner cube. If using a gravity drain, make
certain there are no kinks or restrictions in the drain
lines. If using a drain pump, check the inlet screen,
discharge line, and vent line for any build or
restrictions.
Leaking drain valve.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit. This will also dissolve and flush
out foreign material in the drain valve causing it to
leak.
Room temperature is too cold.
Move to an area where temperature is above 55
deg. F.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation and cube size.
Make certain the grille in the front of the unit is free
and open for proper air circulation. Check and clean
the condenser coil by removing the grille in the front
of the unit. Clean the condenser with a vacuum and
brush attachment.
Ice cubes are too big (greater than Ice slab not releasing.
3/4 inch thick).
Condenser fan air flow is restricted.
Hollow ice slab.
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Room temperature is too warm.
Move to an area where temperature is below 90
deg. F.
Evaporator thermistor does not have
sufficient contact with evaporator.
Check to see that the evaporator thermistor is
secured properly. If there is any noticeable gap
between surfaces, use a heat sink compound as
specified in section 5.2.
Distributor tube is restricted.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation.
Build up of deposits on evaporator plate.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation and cube size.
Low water level in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is installed
properly. Check the water line to the unit to make
sure there are no restrictions or kinks in the line.
Check all filters to make sure they are not restricted
or plugged.
Leak in the sealed system.
Check for any leaks, repair leak, evacuate and
recharge unit.
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Troubleshooting
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
! WARNING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Ice is not clear.
Low water level in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is installed
properly. Check the water line to the unit to make
sure there are no restrictions or kinks in the line.
Check all filters to make sure they are not restricted
or plugged.
Softened water supply.
Make certain that water line is not connected to the
water softener.
Room temperature is too cold.
Move the unit to an area where room temperature is
above 55 deg. F.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is installed
properly. Check the water line to the unit to make
sure there are no restrictions or kinks in the line.
Check all filters to make sure they are not restricted
or plugged.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation.
Low ice production. Unit is running, Low water level in reservoir.
has run over a 48 hour period, and
there is little ice accumulation in bin.
Distributor tube is restricted.
Unit continues to run and produce
ice.
Grid-cutter is not cutting the ice
slab.
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Build up of deposits on evaporator plate.
See "CLEANING YOUR ICE MACHINE" section for
cleaning the unit for proper operation.
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction in drain lines will cause ice in the bin to
melt. If using a gravity drain, make certain there are
no kinks or restrictions in the drain lines. If using a
drain pump, check the inlet screen, discharge line,
and vent line for any build or restrictions.
Condenser fan air flow is restricted.
Make certain the grille in the front of the unit is free
and open for proper air circulation. Check and clean
the condenser coil by removing the grille in the front
of the unit. Clean the condenser with a vacuum and
brush attachment.
Ice bin is not full.
The unit will automatically shut down when ice
reaches the sensing tube.
Ice bin is full.
The unit will automatically shut down when ice
reaches the sensing tube and has completed the
harvest of the ice slab.
Ice maker is not level.
Use a level to check the unit for level from side to
side and front to rear.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move the unit to an area where room temperature is
below 90 deg. F.
The selector switch is not in the "ON"
position
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice machine
to the "ON" position.
The grid cutter is not plugged into the
receptacle.
Remove the escutcheon panel and plug the gridcutter into the receptacle on the side of the line.
Time to cut through the slab
It can take up to 35 minutes to cut through a
harvested ice slab. This is normal operation.
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Troubleshooting
To avoid risk electrical shock, personal injury, or death,
always disconnect electrical power source to the freezer
before attempting to service, unless test procedures require
power to be connected. When removing any wiring from terminals they must be replaced on the same terminals.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
! WARNING
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CORRECTION
Ice cubes are sticking together.
Ice consumption is low.
Use the ice in the bin frequently. Ice will stick
together if left in insulated bin over long periods of
time.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move the unit to an area where temperature is
below 90 deg. F.
The ice machine is not level.
Use a level to check the unit for level from side to
side and front to rear.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move the unit to an area where temperature is
below 90 deg. F.
Ice deflector is not in place or secured
properly.
Check to see that the ice deflector is in place and
secured below the grid-cutter.
Bin level sensing tube needs adjusted.
You can adjust the bin level sensing tube by simply
pressing directly down on the tube 5 inches from the
front of the tube to get a desired bin level.
The ice machine is not level.
Use a level to check the unit for level from side to
side and front to rear.
Room temperature is too cold.
Move the unit to an area where temperature is
above 55 deg. F.
The selector switch is not in the "ON"
position
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice machine
to the "ON" position.
Ice level is too high.
Ice level is too low.
Water keeps backing up into the ice Inadequate drain system.
bin (gravity drain).
Foreign material in ice bin drain.
Water keeps backing up into the ice Drain pump tubing kinked or restricted.
bin (drain pump).
Restriction or improperly installed drain lines will
cause water to back up into the ice bin. Make certain
there are no kinks or restrictions in the drain lines. If
necessary, consult a qualified plumber.
Foreign material is restricting or blocking the ice bin
drain located at the right rear corner of the ice bin.
The drain will need to be cleared.
Check inlet, discharge, and vent line tubing for any
kinks or restrictions and repair as necessary.
Inlet screen to the drain pump is restricted or Clean the inlet screen to the drain pump.
blocked.
The drain pump cycles on and off
erratically.
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Drain pump and/or the ice machine are not
level.
Check and level if necessary the drain pump as well
as the ice machine.
Vent line to the drain pump is restricted or
kinked.
Check the vent line for any restrictions or kinks and
repair as necessary.
Discharge line is restricted or kinked.
Check the discharge line and connection to the
desired drain for any restrictions or kinks and repair
as necessary.
The drain pump is not level.
The drain pump must be level. Check for level on
the top of the drain pump case and adjust the tubing
or use shims to level.
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WARNING
Replacing the hot gas valve
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury or
death; disconnect power to unit before following any
disassembly procedures.
Replacing the Evaporator:
1. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line. If a drain
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
Removal:
removed.
1. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line. If a drain
2. Remove the door from the front of the unit.
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
3. Remove the escutcheon panel.
removed.
4. Remove the grid-cutter
2. Remove the access panel and rear panel.
5. Remove the ice deflector.
3. Remove the grille by removing the two screws and
6. Remove the reservoir.
disconnecting the three wires to the rocker switch. Be
7. Remove the circulation pump , hose, and distributor.
sure to mark where these wires go for re-assembly.
8. Remove the stainless steel evaporator thermistor
4. Remove the drain valve.
fastened on the bottom of the evaporator with a
5. Remove the water valve.
stainless hex head or phillips screw.
6. Take out the two screws that secure the top of the
9. Remove the four screws securing the evaporator
electrical bracket located in the front of the
plate.
mechanical area.
10.Remove the access panel and rear panel at the rear
7. Remove six screws on the bottom of the unit to slide
of the unit.
out the mechanical.
11. Remove the bin sensing tube with the bin thermistor
8. Gently slide the mechanical out the rear of the unit
remaining inside it. It is not necessary to remove the
just enough to gain access to the hot gas valve and
bin thermistor from the sleeve. Remove through the
drier assembly.
opening in the rear of the liner.
9 Install system access valve(s) and recover
12.Remove the putty and the water line from the opening
refrigerant. After recovering, be sure to cap off the
in the rear of the liner.
access valve to prevent contamination of the system.
13.Remove the grille by removing the two screws and
10.Disconnect the wires at the solenoid, remove the
disconnecting the three wires to the rocker switch. Be
solenoid-retaining clip, and remove the solenoid.
sure to mark where these wires go for re-assembly.
11. Un-braze the brazed union upstream of the hot gas
14.Remove the drain valve.
valve. Be sure to cap off after tubing has cooled.
15.Remove the water valve.
12.Un-braze and remove the capillary tube from the drier
16.Take out the two screws that secure the top of the
assembly.
electrical bracket located in the front of the
13.Un-braze the drier assembly at the end of the
mechanical area.
condenser. Be sure to cap off after cooling.
17.Remove the six screws that secure the baseplate to
Installation:
the cabinet on the bottom of the unit.
1. Bend hot gas valve tubing similar to one being
18.Gently slide the mechanical out the rear of the unit
replaced. Do not kink tubing or overstress tubing at
just enough to gain access to the assembly.
valve joints.
19.Install the access valve and recover refrigerant. After
2. Braze in new drier assembly and then the capillary
recovering, be sure to cap off the access valve to
tube.
prevent contamination of the system.
3. Apply a heat sink or a damp cloth on the valve body
20.Remove the cap from the rear of the compressor.
to keep heat away. Failure to keep the valve body
21.Disconnect the PTC starter relay at the compressor
cool will result in a leaky valve.
by pulling off. You will not need to disconnect the
4. Braze the hot gas valve tube (from the side of the
three wires.
valve) into the tee on the drier assembly.
22.Un-braze and remove the capillary tube from the drier
5. Braze the hot gas valve tube (from the bottom of the
assembly.
valve) into the evaporator bypass tube.
23.Un-braze the hot gas valve tube at the evaporator
6. Cool the brazed joints with damp cloth.
bypass tube.
7. Remove the heat sink or damp cloth from the valve
24.Un-braze and remove the drier assembly at the
body.
condenser.
8. Check for leaks using dry nitrogen gas and a leak
25.Un-braze and remove the suction line at the
detection system.
compressor.
9. Flush the system and recharge.
26.Un-braze the hot gas discharge line at the
10.Reassemble reversing steps 1 through 10.
compressor.
27.Remove the compressor by removing the two locknuts on the mounting plate of the compressor. Lift the
compressor off of the carriage bolts.
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To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury or
death; disconnect power to unit before following any
disassembly procedures.
WARNING
28.Install the four rubber grommets in the bottom of the
new compressor and install the two sleeves where
the carriage bolts will be located. Mount the new
compressor and install the two washers and locknuts and tighten to 45 in-lb.
Note:
Do not remove the rubber plugs at the tube
stubs on the compressor at this time.
29.Remove the insulation tube on the evaporator tubing
harness.
30.Remove the evaporator from the front of the unit. The
evaporator will need to be tilted 90 degrees down and
the tubing harness with the accumulator will fit
through the opening in the liner.
Installation:
Reverse the removal instructions for installation. Remove
the plugs from the compressor right before brazing.
Make certain that the suction line and tubing harness
insulation tube are installed and sealed. Also, check the
thermistor to make sure it has full contact and is secure.
Be sure to check for leaks and evacuate to 50 microns.
Compressor Removal:
1. Disconnect power, waterline, and drain line. If a drain
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
removed.
2. Remove the access panel and rear panel at the rear
of the unit.
3. Remove the grille by removing the two screws and
disconnecting the three wires to the rocker switch. Be
sure to mark where these wires go for re-assembly.
4. Remove the drain valve.
5. Remove the water valve.
6. Take out the two screws that secure the top of the
electrical bracket located in the front of the
mechanical area.
7. Remove the six screws that secure the baseplate to
the cabinet on the bottom of the unit.
8. Gently slide the mechanical out the rear of the unit
just enough to gain access to the drier assembly.
9. Install sealed system access valve(s) and recover
refrigerant. After recovering, be sure to cap off the
access valve to prevent contamination of the system.
10.Remove the cap from the rear of the compressor.
11. Disconnect the PTC starter relay at the compressor
by pulling off. You will need to disconnect the three
wires from the old PTC starter and then connect the
new one.
12.Un-braze and remove the capillary tube from the drier
assembly.
13.Un-braze the tube from the hot gas valve at the tee
fitting on the drier assembly.
14.Un-braze and remove the drier assembly.
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15.Un-braze and remove the suction line at the
compressor.
16.Un-braze the hot gas discharge line at the
compressor.
17.Remove the compressor by removing the two locknuts on the mounting plate of the compressor. Lift the
compressor off of the carriage bolts.
Compressor Installation:
1. Install the four rubber grommets in the bottom of the
new compressor and install the two sleeves where
the carriage bolts will be located. Mount the new
compressor and install the two washers and locknuts and tighten to 45 in-lb.
Note:
Do not remove the rubber plugs at the tube
stubs on the compressor at this time.
2. Install and braze the new drier assembly to the
condenser. Then install and braze the capillary tube
and the hot gas valve tube.
3. Remove the plug for the hot gas line at the
compressor. Install and braze the hot gas line to the
compressor.
4. Remove the plug for the process tube on the
compressor. Install and braze in the process tube. Be
sure to cap off the end to prevent any contamination.
5. Remove the plug for the suction line on the
compressor. Install and braze in the suction line from
the evaporator. Be sure to also reinstall the suction
line and tubing harness insulation tubes.
6. Reinstall PTC starter and wire according to wire
diagram.
7. Reinstall compressor cap.
8. Reverse steps 1 through 8 of removal for remaining
installation.
Condenser Removal:
1. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line. If a drain
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
removed.
2. Remove the access panel and rear panel.
3. Remove the grille by removing the two screws and
disconnecting the three wires to the rocker switch. Be
sure to mark where these wires go for re-assembly.
4. Remove the drain valve.
5. Remove the water valve.
6. Take out the two screws that secure the top of the
electrical bracket located in the front of the
mechanical area.
7. Remove the six screws that secure the baseplate to
the cabinet on the bottom of the unit.
8. Gently slide the mechanical out the rear of the unit
enough to gain access to the condenser coil and fan
shroud.
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To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury or
death; disconnect power to unit before following any
disassembly procedures.
WARNING
9. Install sealed system access valve(s) and recover
refrigerant. After recovering, be sure to cap off the
access valve to prevent contamination of the system.
10.Remove the fan by removing the two nuts on the fan
mounting bracket at the baseplate. The fan wire
leads can be left connected. Set the fan assembly to
the side of the mechanical.
11. Remove the three nuts retaining the side of the fan
shroud. Remove the fan shroud.
12.Un-braze the capillary tube from the drier assembly.
13.Un-braze the hot gas valve tube at the tee on the
drier assembly.
14.Un-braze and remove the drier assembly.
15.Un-braze the hot gas line from the compressor at the
top of the condenser coil.
Condenser Installation:
Reverse the removal procedure. Be sure to evacuate to
50 microns before weight charging. If contamination
was found or determined, the evaporator should also
be replaced at this time.
Drain Valve Removal:
1. Drain water in the reservoir by removing the drain
plug or shutting off the water supply and allowing ice
maker to cycle through ice harvest cycle. Replace the
drain plug, if used, after the water has been drained.
2. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line. If a drain
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
removed.
3. Remove the access panel and rear panel.
4. Remove the brown and white wire terminals at the
drain valve.
5. Loosen the hose clamps on each side of the drain
valve .
6. Remove the two screws securing the drain valve.
7. Remove the drain valve.
Drain Valve Installation:
Reverse the removal procedure for installation. It is
important to keep the valve clean during installation
to assure proper performance. After installation,
make certain the hose clamps are secure and that
the valve or the tubing does not leak. This can be
done by adding water to the reservoir and observing
for any leaks from the tubing connections or the valve
itself.
Water Valve Removal:
1. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line.
2. Remove the access panel and rear panel.
3. Remove the blue and white wire terminals at the
water valve.
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4. Loosen the reservoir water supply line compression
nut from the bottom of the water valve.
5. Remove the two screws securing the water valve to
the unit’s support pan.
6. Remove the water valve.
Water Valve Installation:
Reverse the removal procedure for installation. Make
certain that the reservoir waterline is in the reservoir
inside the unit and there are no water leaks anywhere
after installation.
Condenser Fan Removal:
1. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line. If a drain
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
removed.
2. Remove the access panel and rear panel.
3. Remove the grille by removing the two screws and
disconnecting the three wires to the rocker switch. Be
sure to mark where these wires go for re-assembly.
4. Remove the drain valve.
5. Remove the water valve.
6. Take out the two screws that secure the top of the
electrical bracket located in the front of the
mechanical area.
7. Remove the six screws that secure the baseplate to
the cabinet on the bottom of the unit.
8. Gently slide the mechanical out the rear of the unit
enough to gain access to the condenser fan.
9. Remove the two nuts that secure the condenser fan.
10.Disconnect the neutral white wire lead (black ribbed
wire) at the terminal block and the hot wire lead
(black smooth wire) at the electronic control.
11. Remove the condenser fan.
Condenser Fan Installation:
Reverse the removal procedure for installation.
Evaporator Thermistor Removal:
1. Remove any ice and drain the reservoir by pulling the
drain plug.
2. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line.
3. Remove the access panel and rear panel from the
rear of the unit.
4. Disconnect the red and black wires to the
“EVAPORATOR THERMISTOR” terminals on the
electronic control.
5. From inside the unit, remove the escutcheon panel.
6. Remove the grid-cutter.
7. Remove the ice deflector.
8. Remove the reservoir.
9. Remove the evaporator thermistor by removing the
screw securing it.
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!
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury or
death; disconnect power to unit before following any
disassembly procedures.
WARNING
Evaporator Thermistor Installation:
Reverse the removal procedure for installation. Be sure
to thoroughly tighten the thermistor’s screw for proper
bracket to thermistor contact.
9. Gently slide the electrical bracket assembly to the
rear of the unit. The condenser fan wire leads may
need to be disconnected if the bracket does not slide
all the way to the rear of the unit.
10.Mark and remove the four wires to the transformer.
11. Remove the two screws that secure the transformer.
12.Remove the transformer.
Bin Thermistor and Sleeve Removal:
Grid-Cutter Transformer Installation:
10.Feed the thermistor’s wire out through the opening in
the rear of the unit.
1. Remove any ice and drain the reservoir by pulling the
drain plug.
2. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line.
3. Remove the access panel and rear panel from the
rear of the unit.
4. Disconnect the red and black wires to the “BIN
THERMISTOR” terminals on the electronic control.
5. From inside the unit, remove the escutcheon panel.
6. Remove the grid-cutter.
7. Remove the ice deflector.
8. Remove the reservoir.
9. Remove the bin thermistor and sleeve assembly by
removing the screws securing it to the icemaker’s
bin.
10.Feed the thermistor’s wire out through the opening in
the rear of the unit.
11. Remove the sensing tube from the unit out the
opening in the rear.
12.The bin thermistor will slide out of the sleeve.
Bin Thermistor and Sleeve Installation:
Reverse the removal procedure for installation. Make
certain that the thermistor’s copper tube is fully
inserted into the sleeve.
Grid-Cutter Transformer Removal:
1. Disconnect power, water line, and drain line. If a drain
pump is used, it will need to be disconnected and
removed.
2. Remove the access panel and rear panel.
3. Remove the grille by removing the two screws and
disconnecting the three wires to the rocker switch. Be
sure to mark where these wires go for re-assembly.
4. Remove the drain valve.
5. Disconnect the hot gas valve solenoid orange and
white wires at the solenoid.
6. Remove the hot gas valve solenoid coil by removing
the spring retainer, rotating the coil 90 degrees, and
then lifting up.
7. Take out the two screws that secure the top of the
electrical bracket located in the front of the unit.
8. Remove the three nuts and carriage bolts that secure
the bottom of the electrical bracket and secure the
power cord clamp.
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Reverse the removal procedure for installation. Make
certain all wire connections are secure and the power
cord’s ring terminal ground is secured. The spring
retainer on the hot gas valve must be secured and
seated properly.
Grid-Cutter Removal:
1.From inside the unit, remove the escutcheon panel.
2.Unplug the grid-cutter from the receptacle on the side
of the liner.
3.Remove the four screws that secure the grid-cutter and
escutcheon panel brackets.
4.Slide the escutcheon panel brackets out.
5.Remove the grid-cutter.
Grid-Cutter Installation:
1. Re-install the grid-cutter and escutcheon panel
brackets with the four screws.
2. Plug the grid-cutter into the receptacle on the side of
the liner. Route the plug wire between the reservoir
and liner. This will keep it away from the path of the
ice slab.
3. Re-install the escutcheon panel. Adjustment to the
brackets may be necessary to align the escutcheon
panel.
Reservoir Removal:
1.From inside the unit, remove the escutcheon panel.
2.Remove the grid-cutter.
3.Remove the four screws that secure the ice deflector.
4.Remove the ice deflector.
5.Drain the reservoir by removing the drain plug located
on the bottom of the reservoir.
6.Remove the two screws and spacers that secure the
reservoir.
7.Remove the two screws and spacers at the reservoir
and away from the circulation pump.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury or
death; disconnect power to unit before following any
disassembly procedures.
WARNING
Circulation Pump Removal
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Disconnect power to the icemaker.
From inside the unit, remove the escutcheon panel.
Remove the grid-cutter.
Remove the ice deflector.
Remove the reservoir.
Unplug the circulation pump at the receptacle at the
top of the circulation pump.
7. Disconnect the water line at the circulation pump.
8. Remove the two screws that secure the circulation
pump.
9. Remove the circulation pump.
10.Reverse the removal procedure for installation.
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Wiring Diagram
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect power to freezer before servicing, unless
testing requires it. Wires removed during disassembly must be replaced on proper terminals to insure correct
grounding and polarization.
!
CAUTION
High Voltage
BLACK, RIBBED (NEUTRAL)
BLACK, SMOOTH (HOT)
RED
RED
WHITE
WHITE
5
ON
SE LECTO R SW ITCH
240
VAC
ON
120
VAC
N
COMP
HOT
C
2
R
O V’LD
5
8
BLACK
11
S
3
P.T.C.
RELAY
OF F
COMPRESSOR
CAP.
RELAY
C LEAN
BLACK W/ STRIPE
WHITE W/ YELLOW STRIPE
WA TER P UMP
BLACK
W ATER
PU MP
CONDEN SER
FAN
CLEAN
CONDE
NS ER
FAN
THERMISTOR
BIN
TH ERMIS TOR
GR ID
CUTTER
GRIDCUTTER
BLACK, SMOOTH
BLACK
GR IDCUT TER
TRANSFORMER
THERMISTOR
EV APOR ATOR
THERMIS TOR
HO T GAS
SO LENO ID
ORANGE
DR AIN
SOLENO ID
BROWN
WA TER
SOLENO ID
BLUE
HOTGASSOLENOID
DRAINSOLENOID
WATER
SOL ENOID
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ICE MAKER
O WN E R ’ S
G U I DE
TA B L E
OF
CONTENTS
Introduction..............................................................................2
Safety ....................................................................................... 3
Installation............................................................................4-9
Operation................................................................................10
Care and Cleaning .......................................................11-12
Before Calling for Service .........................................13-18
Warranty..................................................................................20
Guide du Propriétaire ........................................................21
Guía del Propietario ...........................................................41
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Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of a Jenn-Air ice
maker.
Before Calling for Service . . .
We appreciate your purchase decision and feel
confident you will be happy with this appliance for
years to come. For best results, please read this guide
carefully. You will find instructions on the proper
operation and maintenance of your ice maker.
If something seems unusual, please check the “Before
Calling For Service” section, which is designed to help
you solve basic problems before calling a servicer.
Should you ever need future assistance with your ice
maker, a complete model and serial number recorded
in the spaces below will be extremely helpful. These
numbers are found on the data plate inside on the
lower front of the ice maker cabinet.
Model Number ________________________
Serial Number ________________________
Purchase Date ________________________
Dealer Name _________________________
Dealer Address________________________
What if These Features are Different
from Mine?
This book is intended to show the variety of features
that are available in the product line. If you have
questions, write us (include your model number and
phone number) or call:
Maytag ServicesSM
Attn: Jenn-Air CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
U.S.A. and Canada 1-800-JENNAIR
(1-800-536-6247)
1-800-688-2080 (U.S.A. TTY for hearing
or speech impaired)
(Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern Time)
Internet: http://www.jennair.com
Dealer Phone _________________________
What You Need to Know About
Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in
this manual are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common
sense, caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining or operating this appliance.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or
manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words,
Labels
DANGER
DANGER – Immediate hazards which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death.
WARNING
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury.
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
• When using your appliance, always follow basic
precautions.
• Use the ice maker only for its intended purpose.
• To prevent possibility of hazard due to electrical
shock, never plug the ice maker into a receptacle
which has not been grounded adequately and in
accordance with the local and national electrical
codes. See
warning and the grounding
instructions that follow.
• Disconnect power to the ice maker before cleaning,
servicing or replacing a light bulb.
• In case of power failure, minimize door openings.
• Any electrical service cord that becomes frayed or
damaged should be immediately repaired or
replaced. Never unplug your appliance by pulling on
the power cord.
• Your ice maker should not be operated in the
presence of gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids.
WARNING
• This appliance is designed to operate on a normal
115 volt, 15 amp, 60 cycle line. There should be a
separate, grounded circuit serving this appliance
only. Do not use an extension cord. Do not use
any device that will alter the electrical
performance of this appliance.
This appliance is equipped with a three-pronged
grounding plug for your protection against possible
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged into a
grounding receptacle. Where a standard two-prong
wall receptacle is encountered, it is the personal
responsibility and obligation of the customer to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall
receptacle. Do not under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
Do not use an adapter plug.
Power Supply Cord With
3-prong Grounding Plug
• Children should not climb, hang or stand on or in
this refrigeration product.
• Read and follow manufacturer’s warnings on ice
machine cleaner products. Personal injury can result
when used improperly.
DANGER
Grounding Type
Wall Receptacle
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigeration
products are still dangerous…even if they will sit for
“just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old
refrigeration products, please follow the instructions
below to help prevent
accidents.
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place
so that children may not
easily climb inside.
Save These Instructions for Future Reference
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Installation
Materials Needed
Cabinet Clearance
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The ice maker may be enclosed on the sides, rear and
top. The front should be open and clear of any
obstructions.
⁄8" Allen wrench
⁄16" socket
1
5
Phillips screwdriver
Putty knife
Carpenter’s level
1
⁄4" O.D. copper tubing for water supply
5
⁄8" I.D. plastic tubing and hose clamp
(for gravity drain)
Select Location
The ice maker was designed to be installed under the
counter. Its proper location will ensure peak
performance. Choose a location indoors, away from
heat and out of direct sunlight. Best performance will
be maintained when installed within the following
parameters:
Do not obstruct air flow through the lower front
grille area.
NOTE: Install the ice maker so that it can be
moved forward if service is
Service
ever required. Do this by
Loop
adding enough copper tubing to
create a service loop.
Use care to avoid kinks in tubing
when creating the service loop.
Dimensions
143⁄4"
Ideal Ambient
Temperature Range
Built-In..........................................................55-80° F
NOTE: Ice maker will not perform correctly in ambient
temperatures less than 55° F.
243⁄4"
231⁄2"
255⁄8"
341⁄4"
Supplied
Water Line
Fitting
11⁄4"
21 ⁄8"
1
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Cabinet Cut-Out Dimensions
and Specifications
Cut-out Height:
Cut-out Width:
Cut-out Depth:
Leveling Legs
Install leveling legs (located in the literature pack):
34 ⁄2" minimum
15"
24" minimum
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• With at least 2 people, tip ice maker backwards
until there is approximately 12" of clearance
between the floor and the ice maker.
• Screw one front leveling leg into the screw
impression found in each corner. Leveling legs
should be screwed in until snug.
Locate outlet
on back wall
to local codes.
341⁄2" Min.
to
351⁄4" Max.
24"
Min.
Floor Drain
15"
243⁄4"
Water supply should enter
cutout from right rear wall.
341⁄4" Min.
Adjustable
to 35"
143⁄4"
Screw
Impressions
Bottom
of Unit
• Secure the door and repeat the above
procedures to install the rear leveling legs.
WARNING
• One person should not attempt to tilt the ice maker
by themself. Have someone else assist to prevent
the ice maker from falling during leveling leg
installation.
CAUTION
• The ice maker should remain upright at least
30 minutes prior to plugging it in.
Level the Ice Maker
Using a carpenter’s level, check to be sure the ice
maker is level from side to side and from front to back.
Leveling adjustments can be made by turning the
leveling legs counter-clockwise to increase height and
clockwise to reduce height.
NOTE: The ice maker should not wobble. Use shims
to add stability when needed.
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Installation, cont.
Drainage
Gravity Drain
Your ice maker uses a gravity drain that requires 5⁄8" I.D.
tubing from the back of the ice maker to a plumbed
connection to a sanitary sewer (see illustration to the
below). Remove the access panel to plumb in drain
connection. Gravity drain location for built-in units can
be within the shaded area shown. An optional drain
pump can be purchased for your ice maker if a gravity
drain is not accessible.
⁄8" I.D. Drain
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Tubing and
Hose Clamp
NOTE: Avoid kinks and check for proper water
drainage after ice maker installation.
OBSERVE AND FOLLOW ALL LOCAL CODES
WHEN INSTALLING ICE MAKER.
1 ⁄4"
1
63⁄4"
Front
of Unit
Top
of Unit
143⁄4"
11⁄2" Drain Pipe
Drain from
Ice Maker
Drain
Trap
Access
Panel
Ice Maker
Power Cord
Drain Pump (sold separately)
23⁄8"
41⁄16"
211⁄8"
231⁄2"
Gravity Drain Location
Baseplate
Opening for
Gravity Drain
Locate standpipe
as shown.
Tubing
Clamps
Vent
Tube
Discharge tube goes
through this opening
in the access panel.
Drain from Ice Maker
Access
Drain Pump
Panel
Drain Pump
Power Cord
3"
8"
15"
Vent tube goes through this
opening in the access panel.
WARNING
• Failure to use adequate drainage system will result
in surrounding water damage and/or poor ice
production.
• Water damage due to the use of an inadequate
drainage system may cause mold/mildew growth.
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To purchase an optional drain pump, contact the dealer
where you purchased the ice maker or Jenn-Air
Customer Assistance: 1-800-JENNAIR (1-800-5366247). Drain pump model number: JIMPUMPAXX.
NOTE: Detailed installation instructions are provided
with the drain pump kit.
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Water Supply
Connecting to the Water Supply
• This ice maker must be connected to a potable,
active cold water supply line delivering water
pressure at a minimum pressure of 20 psi and
maximum of 120 psi.
• A water filter is recommended for this unit. A quality
in-line filter can remove particles as well as remove
taste and odors from water.
To purchase an in-line water filter, call our parts
specialists at 1-877-232-6771 inside the U.S.A. from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. central time Monday through Friday.
Outside the U.S.A., contact your local appliance
dealer or parts distributor. Ask for water filter part
number 18001010.
NOTES:
• Softened water is not recommended. This will
produce mushy, cloudy ice cubes that will stick
together.
• De-ionized water is not recommended. This water
will not form solid ice cubes.
WARNING
• The water line fitting supplied with your ice maker
is to be used on a 1⁄4" copper water supply line
only. Do not attach a plastic supply line to your
unit using this fitting.
1. Shut off the main water supply.
2. Drain water from the nearest faucet by the ice maker.
3. Use a shut-off valve between the ice maker and
the water supply. The shut-off should be a drilled
saddle valve. Do not use a self-tapping valve. The
valve should be installed in a vertical water pipe.
NOTE: If the valve is installed in a horizontal water
pipe, make the connection at the top side of the
pipe.
4. Water connection is made through a 1⁄4" compression
right angle garden hose fitting (fitting is packaged
in the literature kit).
• Do not use any type of thread sealer.
⁄4" Copper Water
1
Adapter
Supply Line*
From water
supply to
ice maker
Compression
Fitting
Rubber
Washer
Compression
Nut
Fitting
Valve
⁄8" I.D. Drain
Tubing Barb
Make certain
all hose clamps
are secure.
5
Compression Fitting
Garden
Hose Fitting
51⁄2"
2 ⁄8"
1
Rear View of Ice Maker
⁄4" Tubing
from Cold
Water Line
1
* Supplied by Customer
In compliance with local codes and ordinances,
use 1⁄4" O.D. copper tubing from the cold water line
and the ice maker.
NOTE: Install the ice
maker so that it can be
moved forward if service is
ever required. Do this by
adding enough copper tubing
to create a service loop.
Service
Loop
Use care to avoid kinks in
tubing when creating the service loop.
5. Turn main water supply on.
6. Flush the water line for any foreign material and
check for leaks.
7. Make sure there are no sharp bends or kinks in the
water line.
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Installation, cont.
Reversing the Door
WARNING
• Disconnect power to the ice maker before
reversing the door.
1. Turn OFF the ice maker
Top of
Hinge
and disconnect the
Unit
Pin
power. Remove top
hinge pin with a
1
⁄8" Allen wrench.
Out
Remove door by pulling
it out and upward off
Hinge
bottom hinge pin. Set
Bracket
aside, face down on
surface that will not
Up
scratch the finish.
Remove the small plastic washer from bottom
hinge pin.
Hole Plugs
2. Remove the six small
plastic hole plugs from the
left hand hinge holes
using the putty knife.
Move
Using a 5⁄16" socket,
wrench or nut-driver,
remove bottom hinge.
Reinstall hinge, moving it
to the top left hand side.
Using a 1⁄8" Allen wrench, remove the hinge pin
from the top left hinge, and install in top right
hinge. Now move top right hinge to left bottom.
Flip the door over and reinstall the small plastic
washer on the bottom hinge pin. Install hole plugs
in right side.
3. Reinstall the door by
Hinge
locating it over the
Pin
bottom hinge pin and
Top of
pushing down and in.
Unit
Hinge
Reinstall the top
Bracket
hinge pin. Check the
door for proper
In
alignment. The top
and sides of the door
should run parallel to
Down
the top and side edges
of the cabinet. Some
misalignment is acceptable, but the door gasket
must seal fully against the cabinet.
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Realigning the door may be necessary. Using a 1⁄8"
Allen wrench, loosen the two screws on the top
and bottom adjustable door hinge bracket. Adjust
the door to proper alignment. Make sure door
gasket seals fully against the cabinet front.
Retighten screws after making adjustments.
4. Plug the ice maker in and turn the control
back to the ON setting.
Installing the Custom Door
Panel (select models)
WARNING
• Disconnect power to ice maker before installing
the custom door panel.
The dimensions for a decorative custom door panel are:
143⁄4" Width
255⁄8" Height
3
⁄4" Thickness (maximum)
1. Turn off the ice maker and
disconnect the power.
2. Remove 1⁄8" set
screw (A) from the
top hinge. Remove
the door off of the
lower hinge, noting
washer location.
A
B
3. Remove the door
seal (B) to expose the screw
holes.
Custom Handle
1. A custom handle (not supplied) must be installed.
2. Drill pilot holes through the custom panel to match
the handle. Countersink the holes on the back of
the panel.
3. Attach the custom handle to the front door panel
assembly.
NOTE: The custom handle screws should be installed
through custom panel and into the custom handle. The
screw heads should be countersunk so the inside panel
surface can be installed flush with the ice maker door.
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Wood Screws
1. #8 pan head wood screws are recommended to
properly secure the custom wood panel to the ice
maker door.
2. A total of 10 screws are needed.
3. Use only pan head screws.
Attach the Wood Panel to the
Ice Maker Door
1. Place the custom wood panel on a non-abrasive
surface, protected by towels or rugs, to avoid
accidental damage to the door finish.
4. Be sure the screw length is NOT longer than the
wood thickness at the screw locations.
2. Place the ice maker door flush with the inside
surface of the custom wood panel. Clamp the
wood panel to the door, if necessary.
5. Use the following pilot hole drill sizes.
3. Mark the hole locations with a pencil.
Type of
Wood
Pilot Hole Drill Size for
#8 Pan Head Wood Screws
Hardwood
3
Softwood
5
⁄32" (.23 cm)
⁄64" (.20 cm)
Prepare the Wood Panel
143⁄4"
(37.47 cm)
10 Pilot Hole
Locations
4. Drill the pilot holes into the custom panel.
5. Insert the wood screws through the back of the
door and into the pilot holes in the custom wood
panel and tighten.
6. Reinstall the door seal by pressing it into the door
channel. Making certain the corners are fully
inserted.
7. Install the door back on to the ice maker using the
supplied plastic washers (as shown below).
8. Realigning the door may be necessary (see page 8).
Custom panel
thickness:
5
⁄8" to 3⁄4"
(1.57-1.91 cm)
CAUTION
• Door can become disengaged if washers are not
installed.
• Door may not swing properly if all nylon components
are not installed as shown.
255⁄8"
(65.07 cm)
Cabinet Hinge
Washer
(Optional)
Inside of Door
Top Hinge Corner
Shoulder Bushing
Door Hinge
Door Hinge
Bottom Hinge
Corner
Shoulder Bushing
Washer
Cabinet Hinge
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Operation
O
N
O
F
F
C
L
E
A
N
Setting The Controls (see page 13)
1. To start the normal ice making cycle, select ON.
2. To stop ice maker operation, select OFF.
NOTE: The CLEAN setting is used whenever solutions
are circulated through the ice maker for cleaning. See
the Care and Cleaning section (page 11).
IMPORTANT: If the water supply to the ice maker is
turned off, be sure to set the ice maker control to OFF.
How Your Icemaker Works
Your ice maker is unique in forming ice. It uses
fractional freezing to form a slab of ice that is clear and
has less mineral content than the water it is produced
from. This is accomplished
by running water over the
cold evaporator plate
which gradually freezes
the water to produce the
ice slab. Mineral deposits
are left in the reservoir.
When the ice slab reaches
the correct thickness
determined by the
temperature of the
evaporator plate, the
electronic control switches
to the harvest cycle to
harvest the ice slab.
During the harvest cycle,
the ice slab falls from the
evaporator to the ice grid
cutter. Here, the ice slab is
cut into 3⁄4" squares by the
grid cutter’s low voltage
heated wires. During the harvest cycle, the drain valve
will remain open for 45 seconds to drain the reservoir
of remaining deposits. After that, the water valve will
open for 2 minutes providing 2 quarts of water to the
reservoir for the next ice production cycle.
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The ice maker will keep producing ice until the ice
maker’s bin is full and will restart automatically when
ice needs to be replenished in the bin.
Due to variables in installation and use, individual
results may vary. Room and water supply
temperatures affect the output of ice. Ice will also melt
away, especially at the start of an empty bin, but this
will slow down as ice accumulates.
NOTE: When using the ice maker for the first time,
discard at least the first two harvests of ice cubes.
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Care and Cleaning
CAUTION
WARNING
• Avoid leaning on the cabinet door, you may bend
the door hinge or tip the ice maker.
Both the ice making system and the condenser need to
be cleaned regularly.
6. Replace front cover panel and close door.
7. Switch selector switch on the grill of the machine
to the CLEAN position. Three quarts of water will
automatically be added to ice maker cleaner.
Cleaning the Ice Maker
System
Some impurities and minerals will remain and build-up
in the ice maker and stick to the ice maker’s parts over
time. This build-up must be removed for proper ice
production, ice quality, and ice maker life. Your ice
maker is equipped with a cleaning mode that will help
in cleaning out these impurities.
Clean the ice and water system at least annually to
remove buildup. Frequency of cleaning depends on
water hardness. With very hard water ( >14 gpg),
cleaning may be required as frequently as every
6 months.
8. The total cleaning time will end in approximately
49 minutes. The cleaning cycle will automatically
rinse the evaporator plate and also drain the
cleaning solution and rinse water.
9. After the cleaning cycle has ended, remove the
front cover panel again and check that build up
has been removed. The evaporator plate should be
clean, shiny, and smooth to the touch. If not and
build up is still visible, repeat the cleaning cycle
above. If build up is removed, continue below.
10. Disconnect power to the ice maker.
CAUTION
To clean the ice maker:
1. Switch the selector switch to the
OFF position (see page 13).
• Read and follow manufacturer’s warnings on ice
machine cleaner products. Personal injury can
result when used improperly.
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2. Wait approximately 10 minutes for the ice to fall
into the storage bin. Remove all ice from the
storage bin.
3. Remove the drain plug at the bottom of the
reservoir to drain any remaining water and then
reinstall.
4. Unscrew and remove interior stainless steel front
cover panel to gain access to the reservoir.
5. Determine the amount of ice maker cleaner
needed, based on 3 quarts
of water (refer to the cleaner
manufacturer’s directions).
Pour this amount of ice
maker cleaner into the
Reservoir Drain
reservoir of the ice maker.
Plug
NOTE: “Ice Maker Cleaner Appliance” by Vapco
Products, a Division of Garman Co., Inc. is
recommended. It is available from
www.vapcoproducts.com (1-800-466-5150) or
many refrigeration supply and hardware stores.
• Disconnect power to the ice maker for steps 11-14.
11. Remove the distributor tube, hose clamp, hose and
its rubber ends.
12. Thoroughly clean the inside of the distributor tube
and the spray holes. You can use the same
cleaning solution as before and an old tooth brush
to reach the inside of the distributor tube, rinse
thoroughly.
13. Reinstall the rubber end, hose, and hose clamp to
the distributor and then reinstall the distributor
tube to the evaporator with the spray holes pointed
to the bottom of the evaporator plate. Reinstall the
front cover panel.
14. Clean the ice maker’s interior, ice scoop, interior
door panel, and door gasket with mild detergent
and water. Using two tablespoons of baking soda
in one quart of warm water while cleaning will help
remove odors. Rinse with fresh water. DO NOT
USE ANY ABRASIVE CLEANING PRODUCTS.
Your ice maker is now clean and may be put back into
operation by reconnecting the power and switching the
selector switch to the ON position.
NOTE: Discard the first harvest of ice cubes produced
after the clean cycle has been run.
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Care and Cleaning, cont.
CAUTION
• Disconnect power to the ice maker before cleaning.
Condenser
For best performance, brush or vacuum lint and dirt
from the condenser at least once a year. Unscrew the
grille on the bottom front of the cabinet to access the
condenser.
Ice Maker Cleaning Chart
EXTERIOR
Painted metal surfaces:
Cabinet, doors
Detergent and water
Mild liquid sprays
Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
DO NOT wipe the ice maker with a soiled
dishwashing cloth or wet towel. These may leave
residue that can scratch and weaken the paint. Do
not use scouring pads, powdered cleansers, bleach
or cleaners containing bleach. These products can
scratch and erode the paint finish.
DO NOT wax plastic or vinyl parts.
Stainless steel doors
(certain models)
Light cleaning: mild
detergent and water
Moderate soil: Bon Ami*
Discoloration: Cameo
Stainless Steel Cleaner*
Use a soft cloth or sponge.
Always wipe with the grain of the stainless steel.
DO NOT use chlorine bleach or any cleaning product
that contains chlorine bleach.
After cleaning, rinse and dry.
To restore luster and remove streaks follow with
Stainless Steel Magic Spray* (Jenn-Air model A912,
Part No. 20000008).
Door gasket
Baking soda and water
Detergent and water
Use 1–2 tablespoons baking soda per quart of
water. Be sure to wring out excess water from
sponge or cloth when cleaning around controls,
lights or electrical parts.
Interior and door liner
Detergent and water
Baking soda and water
See above for baking soda solution.
DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, cleaning waxes, solvents or
polish cleaners to clean the ice maker interior.
INTERIOR
* Brand names are the trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
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Before Calling for Service
Things to Remember
4. Disconnect power to the ice maker before working
on it.
1. Allow your ice maker to run for at least 48 hours to
accumulate ice in ice maker’s bin.
5. Keep your ice maker clean for proper ice quality,
production, and unit life.
2. The ice maker will cycle often between ice
production and ice harvest cycles.
6. If ice maker is to be left unattended for a month or
longer, turn off its water supply, switch the control
to OFF and disconnect the power supply. Remove
any ice that remains in the bin.
3. Your ice maker will automatically shut down when
the ice bin is full.
Make sure that distributor
tubing is not in the path
of the ice slab.
Distributor Evaporator
Front Cover
Panel
Reservoir
Evaporator
Distributor
Phillips
Screw
Circulation
Pump
Grid Cutter
Ice Scoop
Ice
Deflector
Bin
Thermostat
Reservoir
Drain
Plug
ON/OFF/CLEAN
Selector Switch
Front View
Side View
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Before Calling for Service, cont.
Check the following items:
6. Make certain unit is level from front to back and
side to side.
1. Make sure the ice maker is plugged into outlet.
7. Make certain that the drain line to the ice maker is
not restricted or kinked.
2. Check the outlet for power. Test outlet with a lamp
to make certain outlet has power.
3. Make sure the ice maker’s selector switch is in the
ON position (see page 13).
4. Make sure that there is cold water supplied to the
ice maker.
5. Make sure drain plug on bottom of reservoir is
inserted.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Ice maker does
not operate.
The ice maker is unplugged.
Plug in the ice maker.
Breaker is tripped or fuse is blown.
Reset the breaker or replace fuse.
Ice machine selector switch is in
the OFF position.
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice
machine to the ON position.
Water supply is turned off.
Turn on water supply to the ice maker.
The ice maker has just been started
and it has been less than 6 hours.
Ice produced when the unit is initially started
will melt off in the bin. In 6 hours there can be
a few cubes in the bin. This is normal
operation.
Typical ice production cycle can
take up to 11⁄2 hours. Initial startup
cycles can be longer.
Check the unit in 24 hours for ice
accumulation in the bin.
The selector switch is in the OFF or
CLEAN position.
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice
machine to the ON position.
No water in the reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is
installed. Check the water line to make sure it
is on and that there are no restrictions or
kinks. Check all filters to make sure they are
not restricted or plugged.
Distributor tube is restricted.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Build up of deposits on evaporator
plate.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Condenser fan air flow is restricted.
Make certain the grille in the front of the unit
is free and open for proper air circulation.
Check and clean the condenser coil by
removing the grille in the front of the unit.
Clean the condenser with a vacuum and brush
attachment.
Ice maker operates
but does not produce
any ice.
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If you are not able to correct the problem, contact your
dealer or the manufacturer. Be sure to have the model
number and the serial number handy before you call.
The model and the serial number are located on the
data plate inside on the lower front of the ice maker
cabinet.
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Ice maker operates
but does not produce
any ice, cont.
Room and/or water temperature is
too warm.
Move the ice maker to an area where ambient
temperature is below 80° F. The ice maker
should not be placed next to a heat source such
as an oven. Check for cold water connection.
Leaking drain valve.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
This will also dissolve and flush out foreign
material in the drain valve which may be causing
it to leak.
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction in drain lines will cause ice in the
bin to melt. If using a gravity drain, make
certain there are no kinks or restrictions in the
drain lines. If using a drain pump, check the
inlet screen, discharge line, and vent line for
any buildup or restrictions.
Grid cutter is unplugged.
Remove the front cover panel and plug the
grid cutter into the receptacle on the side of
the liner.
Low ice consumption.
Ice is slowly melting on the ice bin and will
affect the size of the ice cube. This is normal
operation. When the ice bin needs to be
replenished, cubes will return to regular size.
Not enough water in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is
installed properly. Check the water line to the
ice maker to make sure there are no
restrictions or kinks. Check all filters to make
sure they are not restricted or plugged.
Distributor tube is restricted.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Build up of deposits on evaporator
plate.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction in drain lines will cause ice in the
bin to melt to a thinner cube. If using a gravity
drain, make certain there are no kinks or
restrictions in the drain lines. If using a drain
pump, check the inlet screen, discharge line,
and vent line for any build or restrictions.
Leaking drain valve.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
This will also dissolve and flush out foreign
material in the drain valve which may be
causing it to leak.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move to an area where temperature is below
80° F.
Ice cubes are too
small (less than
1
⁄2" thick).
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Before Calling for Service, cont.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Ice slab not releasing.
Ice cubes are too big
(greater than 3⁄4" thick).
Hollow ice slab.
Ice is not clear.
Low ice production.
Unit is running, has
run over a 48 hour
period, and there is
little ice in bin.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Condenser fan air flow is restricted.
Make certain the grille in the front of the unit is
free and open for proper air circulation. Check
and clean the condenser coil by removing the
grille in the front of the unit. Clean the condenser
with a vacuum and brush attachment.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move to an area where temperature is below 80° F.
Distributor tube is restricted.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Build up of deposits on evaporator
plate.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Low water level in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is
installed properly. Check the water line to the
unit to make sure there are no restrictions or
kinks in the line. Check all filters to make sure
they are not restricted or plugged.
Low water level in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is
installed properly. Check the water line to the
ice maker to make sure there are no restrictions
or kinks in the line. Check all filters to make
sure they are not restricted or plugged.
Softened water supply.
Make certain that water line is not connected
to the water softener.
Room temperature is too cold.
Move the ice maker to an area where room
temperature is above 55° F.
Low water level in reservoir.
Make sure that the reservoir drain plug is
installed properly. Check the water line to the
ice maker to make sure there are no
restrictions or kinks. Check all filters to make
sure they are not restricted or plugged.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Distributor tube is restricted.
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SOLUTION
Build up of deposits on evaporator
plate.
See Cleaning the Ice Maker System (page 11).
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction in drain lines will cause ice in the
bin to melt. If using a gravity drain, make
certain there are no kinks or restrictions in the
drain lines. If using a drain pump, check the
inlet screen, discharge line, and vent line for
any buildup or restrictions.
Condenser fan air flow is restricted.
Make certain the grille in the front is free and
open for proper air circulation. Check and
clean the condenser coil by removing the grille
in the front. Clean the condenser with a
vacuum and brush attachment.
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit continues to run
and produce ice.
Ice bin is not full.
The ice maker will automatically shut down
when ice reaches the thermostat.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move the ice maker to an area where room
temperature is below 80° F.
Ice maker is not level.
Use a level to check the unit for level from
side to side and front to rear.
The selector switch is not in the ON
position.
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice
machine to the ON position.
The grid cutter is not plugged into
the receptacle.
Remove the front cover panel and plug the
grid cutter into the receptacle on the side of
the liner.
Time to cut through the slab.
It can take up to 35 minutes to cut through a
harvested ice slab. This is normal operation.
Ice consumption is low.
Use the ice in the bin frequently. Ice will stick
together if left in insulated bin over long
periods of time.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move the ice maker to an area where
temperature is below 80° F.
The ice machine is not level.
Use a level to check the ice maker for level
from side to side and front to rear.
Room temperature is too warm.
Move the ice maker to an area where
temperature is below 80° F.
Ice deflector is not in place or
secured properly.
Check to see that the ice deflector is in place
and secured below the grid cutter.
Bin level thermostat needs
adjusted.
You can adjust the bin thermostat tube by
simply pressing directly down on the tube 5"
from the front of the tube to get a desired bin
level.
The ice machine is not level.
Use a level to check the unit for level from
side to side and front to rear.
Room temperature is too cold.
Move the unit to an area where temperature is
above 55° F.
The selector switch is not in the ON
position.
Set the rocker switch on the grille of the ice
machine to the ON position (see page 13).
Grid cutter is not
cutting the ice slab.
Ice cubes are sticking
together.
Ice level is too high.
Ice level is too low.
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Before Calling for Service, cont.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Water keeps backing
up into the ice bin
(gravity drain).
Inadequate drain system.
Restriction or improperly installed drain lines
will cause water to back up into the ice bin.
Make certain there are no kinks or restrictions
in the drain lines. If necessary, consult a
qualified plumber.
Foreign material in ice bin drain.
Foreign material is restricting or blocking the
ice bin drain located at the right rear corner of
the ice bin. The drain will need to be cleared.
Drain pump tubing kinked or
restricted.
Check inlet, discharge, and vent line tubing for
any kinks or restrictions and repair as
necessary.
Inlet screen to the drain pump is
restricted or blocked.
Clean the inlet screen to the drain pump.
Drain pump and/or the ice machine
are not level.
Check and level is necessary the drain pump
as well as the ice machine.
Vent line to the drain pump is
restricted or kinked.
Check the vent line for any restrictions or
kinks and repair as necessary.
Discharge line is restricted or
kinked.
Check the discharge line and connection to
the desired drain for any restrictions or kinks
and repair as necessary.
The drain pump is not level.
The drain pump must be level. Check for level
on the top of the drain pump case and adjust
the tubing or use shims to level.
Water keeps backing
up into the ice bin
(drain pump).
The drain pump cycles
on and off erratically.
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Notes
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Warranty
Full One Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the original retail purchase date,
any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired
or replaced free of charge.
Limited Warranties - Major Refrigeration
Components
Second Through Fifth Years - After the first year from
the original purchase date through the end of the fifth
year, Maytag ServicesSM will repair or replace, at its option,
free of charge for parts and labor (only), any part of the
sealed refrigeration system (consisting of the compressor,
evaporator, condenser, dryer and connecting tubing)
which fail in normal home use. All other costs, including
mileage, transportation, trip charge and diagnostic
charge, if required, shall be the responsibility of the
owner.
Limited Warranties - Other Parts
Second Year - Parts other than major refrigeration
components which fail in normal home use during the
second year following the original retail purchase date
will be repaired or provided free of charge for the part
itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including
labor, mileage, transportation, trip charge and diagnostic
charge, if required.
NOTE: The full warranty and the limited warranties
apply when the refrigeration product is located in the
U.S.A. or Canada. Products located elsewhere are
covered by the limited warranties only including parts
that fail during the first year.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
The warrantor shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages, including food loss. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you.
The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY
warranties provided by the manufacturer. These warranties
give you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
To receive warranty service:
To locate an authorized service company in your area
contact the Jenn-Air dealer from whom your appliance was
purchased; or call Maytag ServicesSM, Jenn-Air Customer
Assistance at the number listed below. Should you not
receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write:
Maytag ServicesSM
Attn: Jenn-Air CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
U.S.A. and Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-JENNAIR
(1-800-536-6247)
U.S.A. customers using TTY for
deaf, hearing impaired or
speech impaired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-688-2080
NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem,
please include the following information:
– Your name, address and telephone number;
– Model number, serial number and revision number;
– Name and address of your dealer and the date the
appliance was bought;
– A clear description of the problem you are having;
– Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
What is Not Covered By These Warranties:
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the
following:
a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair, modification, alteration, or adjustment not
authorized by the manufacturer or an authorized
servicer.
c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage, or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have
been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
3. Light bulbs.
4. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
5. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
6. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any
person as a result of any breach of these warranties.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
consequential or incidental damages, so the above may not
apply.
Owner’s guides, service manuals and parts information are available from Maytag ServicesSM, Maytag Customer Assistance.
Jenn-Air • 403 West Fourth Street North • P.O. Box 39 • Newton, Iowa 50208
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