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KAR-14
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
15″ & 18″ AUTOMATIC
ICE MAKERS
KUIS155H,
KUIA15NRH, KUIA15NLH,
KUIA15RRL, KUIA15PLL,
KUIS15NRH, KUIS15PRH
KUIS185J,
KUIA18NNJ, KUIA18PNL,
KUIS18NNJ, KUIS18PNJ,
KUIV18NNM
JOB AID 4317339
FORWARD
This KitchenAid Job Aid “15″ & 18″ Automatic Ice Makers” (Part No. 4317339), provides the
technician with information on the installation, operation, and service of the 15″ & 18″ Automatic
Ice Makers. It is to be used as a training Job Aid and Service Manual. For specific information on
the model being serviced, refer to the “Use and Care Guide,” or “Tech Sheet” provided with the ice
maker.
The Wiring Diagrams and Strip Circuits used in this Job Aid are typical and should be used for
training purposes only. Always use the Wiring Diagram supplied with the product when servicing
the unit.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this Job Aid is to provide detailed information that will enable the service technician to
properly diagnose malfunctions and repair the KitchenAid 15″ & 18″ Automatic Ice Makers.
The objectives of this Job Aid are to:
• Understand and follow proper safety precautions.
• Successfully troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions.
• Successfully perform necessary repairs.
• Successfully return the ice maker to its proper operational status.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION assumes no responsibility for any repairs made
on our products by anyone other than Authorized Service Technicians.
Copyright © 2003, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
GENERAL ............................................................................................................................... 1-1
Safety First ......................................................................................................................... 1-1
KitchenAid Model & Serial Number Designations—Models Prior To 2003 ........................ 1-3
KitchenAid Model & Serial Number Designations—Models Starting With 2003 ................ 1-4
Model & Serial Number Label Location ............................................................................. 1-5
Specifications ..................................................................................................................... 1-6
KitchenAid Ice Maker Warranty ......................................................................................... 1-7
INSTALLATION INFORMATION ........................................................................................... 2-1
Electrical Supply Requirements ......................................................................................... 2-1
Water Supply And Drain Connections ............................................................................... 2-2
THEORY OF OPERATION ..................................................................................................... 3-1
Operating Systems ............................................................................................................ 3-1
Operational Cycles ............................................................................................................ 3-4
New Ice Maker Control Board (#6100499) ........................................................................ 3-6
Models With Internal Drain Pumps .................................................................................... 3-7
COMPONENT ACCESS ......................................................................................................... 4-1
Component Locations ........................................................................................................ 4-1
Removing The Bin Thermistor, Cutter Grid, Evaporator Thermistor,
& Water Distributor ........................................................................................................ 4-2
Removing The Electronic Control Housing Components .................................................. 4-5
Removing The Water Recirculation Pump ......................................................................... 4-7
Removing The Condenser Fan Motor ............................................................................... 4-8
Removing The Evaporator ............................................................................................... 4-11
Removing The Water Inlet Valve ..................................................................................... 4-15
Removing The Hot Gas Valve & Solenoid ....................................................................... 4-16
Removing The Condenser ............................................................................................... 4-17
Removing The Compressor ............................................................................................. 4-18
Removing The Internal Drain Pump ................................................................................ 4-20
Removing The Ice Maker Door & Gasket (15″ Models)................................................... 4-21
Removing The Ice Maker Door & Gasket (18″ Models)................................................... 4-22
COMPONENT TESTING ........................................................................................................ 5-1
Bin Thermistor ................................................................................................................... 5-1
Evaporator Thermistor ....................................................................................................... 5-1
Cutter Grid ......................................................................................................................... 5-2
Cutter Grid Transformer ..................................................................................................... 5-2
Water Recirculation Pump ................................................................................................. 5-3
Condenser Fan Motor ........................................................................................................ 5-3
Water Inlet Valve Solenoid ................................................................................................ 5-4
Hot Gas Valve Solenoid ..................................................................................................... 5-4
Compressor, Overload Protector, & Relay ........................................................................ 5-5
Pushbutton Switch Assembly ............................................................................................ 5-7
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DIAGNOSIS & TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................... 6-1
Water And Its Effect On Making Ice ................................................................................... 6-1
Troubleshooting Chart ....................................................................................................... 6-2
Diagnostic Flow Chart For Ice Maker Control Board #6100499 ........................................ 6-5
WIRING DIAGRAM & STRIP CIRCUITS ............................................................................... 7-1
Wiring Diagram .................................................................................................................. 7-1
Strip Circuits ...................................................................................................................... 7-2
TECH TIPS ............................................................................................................................. 8-1
Cleaning The Ice Maker ..................................................................................................... 8-1
Cleaning The Evaporator Plate ...................................................................................... 8-1
Adjusting The Ice Thickness .............................................................................................. 8-3
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GENERAL
SAFETY FIRST
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this Job Aid and on the appliance. Always
read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word
“DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
immediately follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance
of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY &
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
WARNING
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1-1
WARNING
IMPORTANT
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Sensitive Electronics
ESD problems are present everywhere.
ESD may damage or weaken the electronic control assembly. The new control
assembly may appear to work well after
repair is finished, but failure may occur at
a later date due to ESD stress.
• Use an antistatic wrist strap. Connect the
wrist strap to the green ground connection point, or to an unpainted metal surface in the appliance.
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Connect green ground wire to ground
screw.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
• Touch your finger repeatedly to a green
ground connection point, or to an unpainted metal surface in the appliance.
• Before removing the part from its package, touch the antistatic bag to a green
ground connection point, or to an unpainted metal surface in the appliance.
• Avoid touching electronic parts, or terminal contacts. Handle the electronic control assembly by the edges only.
• When repackaging the failed electronic
control assembly in an antistatic bag,
observe the previous instructions.
1-2
KITCHENAID MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATIONS
MODELS PRIOR TO 2003
MODEL NUMBER
MODEL NUMBER
INTERNATIONAL SALES IND.
OR MARKETING CHANNEL
IF PRESENT
K UI
S
PRODUCT GROUP
K = KITCHENAID
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
UI = UNDERCOUNTER ICE MAKER
MERCHANDISING SCHEME
A = ARCHITECT
S = STANDARD
CAPACITY / SIZE / SERIES / CONFIGURATION
15 = 15" WIDE
18 = 18" WIDE
FEATURES
5 = 50 POUNDS
YEAR OF INTRODUCTION
H = 1999
COLOR CODE
BL = BLACK; BT = BISCUIT; BS = BLACK & STAINLESS STEEL
LS = LEFT SWING STAINLESS ARCHITECT
RS = RIGHT SWING STAINLESS ARCHITECT
PB = BLACK W/PUMP
PW = WHITE W/PUMP
WH = WHITE
ENGINEERING CHANGE (NUMERIC)
SERIAL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
DIVISION RESPONSIBILITY
E = EVANSVILLE, IN
E
M 04 54321
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
M = 2002, P = 2003
WEEK OF PRODUCTION
04 = 4th WEEK
PRODUCT SEQUENCE NUMBER
1-3
15
5
H LS 0
KITCHENAID MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATIONS
MODELS STARTING WITH 2003
MODEL NUMBER
MODEL NUMBER
INTERNATIONAL SALES IND.
OR MARKETING CHANNEL
IF PRESENT
K UI
PRODUCT GROUP
K = KITCHENAID
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
UI = UNDERCOUNTER ICE MAKER
MERCHANDISING SCHEME
A = ARCHITECT
S = STANDARD
V = SIGNATURE SERIES
CAPACITY / SIZE / SERIES / CONFIGURATION
15 = 15" WIDE
18 = 18" WIDE
FEATURES
PR = PUMP, RIGHT HAND DOOR SWING
PL = PUMP, LEFT HAND DOOR SWING
PN = PUMP, NON-REVERSIBLE DOOR SWING
NR = NON-PUMP, RIGHT HAND DOOR SWING
NL = NON-PUMP, LEFT HAND DOOR SWING
NN = NON-PUMP, NON-REVERSIBLE DOOR SWING
YEAR OF INTRODUCTION
H = 1999, J = 2000, K = 2001, L = 2002, M = 2003
COLOR CODE
B = BLACK, W = WHITE, S = STAINLESS
T = BISCUIT, M = METEORITE
ENGINEERING CHANGE (NUMERIC)
SERIAL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
DIVISION RESPONSIBILITY
E = EVANSVILLE, IN
E
P 04 54321
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
P = 2003, R = 2004
WEEK OF PRODUCTION
04 = 4th WEEK
PRODUCT SEQUENCE NUMBER
1-4
S
15 NR H
S
0
MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER LABEL LOCATION
The Model/Serial Number label location is shown below.
Model & Serial
Number Location
1-5
SPECIFICATIONS
AC Power Supply ........................................................... 97 to 127 VAC (rated 115VAC), 60 Hz
Amperage .......................................................................................................... 3.6 Amps (max)
Minimum Circuit Capacity ............................................................................................ 15 Amps
Ice Production per 24 hours (Approximate) ................................................................................
Ambient Temperature
Water Temperature
60°F (15°C)
70°F (21°C)
46 lbs (21 kg)
80°F (27°C)
47 lbs (21 kg)
90°F (32°C)
40 lbs (18 kg)
100°F (38°C)
40 lbs (18 kg)
110°F (43°C)
38 lbs (17 kg)
Ice Shape ...................................................................................................... 3/4″ x 3/4″ Square
Ice Thickness @ Normal Setting (Approximate) ................................................. 0.32″ (8.1 mm)
Ice Thickness @ Thin Setting (Approximate) ...................................................... 0.28″ (7.0 mm)
Ice Thickness @ Thick Setting (Approximate) ................................................... 0.39″ (9.9 mm)
Storage Capacity (Approximate) ....................................................................... 24 lbs. (10.9 kg)
Exterior Dimensions (W x D x H) ..... 15″ or 18″ x 24″ x 34″ (381 or 457.2 x 609.6 x 863.6 mm)
Exterior Finish .......................................................................... Stainless Steel or Painted Steel
Net Weight ................................................... 15″ = 94 lbs. (42.6 kg) 18″ = 123 lbs. (55.8 kg)
Cube Thickness Control ......................... Thermistor under Evaporator & Control Board Setting
Harvest Control ...................................... Thermistor under Evaporator & Control Board Setting
Bin Ice Level Control ...........................................................................Thermistor on side of Bin
Refrigerant ....................................................................................................................... R134a
Ambient Temperature .............................................................................................. 55 to 100°F
Water Pressure .................................................................................................... 20 to 120 psig
Water Consumption (Dependent On Water Pressure) ..................... 6 to 10 gallons per 4 hours
1-6
KITCHENAID ICE MAKER WARRANTY
1-7
— NOTES —
1-8
INSTALLATION INFORMATION
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
• A 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only 15 ampere electrical
supply, properly grounded in accordance
with the National Electrical Code and local
codes and ordinances, is required.
• It is recommended that a separate circuit,
serving only the ice maker, be provided. Use
a receptacle which cannot be turned off by a
switch or pull chain.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Recommended Grounding Method
For personal safety, this appliance must be
grounded. This appliance is equipped with a
power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding
plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the
cord must be plugged into a mating, 3- prong,
grounding-type wall receptacle, grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code
and local codes and ordinances. If a mating
wall receptacle is not available, it is the personal responsibility of the customer to have a
properly grounded, 3-prong wall receptacle
installed by a qualified electrician.
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move the ice maker into its final
location, it is important to make sure you have
the proper electrical connection:
2-1
WATER SUPPLY AND DRAIN CONNECTIONS
8.
Use 1/4″ (6.35 mm) O.D. copper tubing for
the cold water supply and:
a) Measure from the connection at the
back of the ice maker to the cold water
pipe.
b) Add an extra 36″ (91.4 cm) to ensure
that you have the proper length. Make
sure both ends of the copper tubing are
cut square.
c) Slip a compression sleeve and compression nut over the ends of the copper tubing.
d) Insert the end of tubing into the water
shutoff outlet as far as it will go, and
screw the compression nut onto the
outlet. Tighten the compression nut with
an adjustable wrench, but do not overtighten it.
9. Place the free end of the copper tubing
into a container or sink, and turn on the
main water supply. Flush the tubing until
water is clear, and then turn off the shutoff
valve on the water pipe. NOTE: Always
drain the water line before making the final
connection to the inlet of the water valve to
prevent a possible water valve malfunction.
10. Bend the copper tubing to meet the water
line inlet, located on the back of the ice
maker cabinet, as shown below.
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
1.
2.
Turn off the main water supply.
Turn on the nearest faucet and allow it to
run long enough to clear line of water.
3. Find a 1/2″ (12.70 mm) to 1-1/4″ (3.18 cm)
vertical cold water pipe near the ice maker.
NOTE: A horizontal pipe will work, but drill on
the top side of the pipe, not the bottom. This will
keep water away from the drill motor, and also
keeps normal sediment from collecting in the
valve.
4. Using a grounded drill, drill a 1/4″ (6.35 mm)
hole in the cold water pipe you have selected.
5. Fasten a shutoff valve to the cold water
pipe with a pipe clamp. Make sure that the
outlet end is firmly in the 1/4″ (6.35 mm)
drilled hole, and that the washer is under
the pipe clamp.
IMPORTANT: Do not use a piercing-type, or a
3/16″ (4.76 mm) saddle-type valve. These can
reduce water flow and easily become clogged.
1. Cold Water Pipe
2. Pipe Clamp
3. Copper Tubing
4. Coupling (purchased)
6.
7.
5. Compression Nut
6. Compression Sleeve
7. Shutoff Valve
8. Packing Nut
Tighten the packing nut.
Tighten the pipe clamp screws carefully
and evenly so that the washer makes a
watertight seal. Do not overtighten the
pipe clamp. If the water line is soft copper
tubing, you could crush it.
1. Drain Hose (Drain Pump models only)
2. Vent Hose (Drain Pump models only)
3. Water Supply Line
2-2
CONNECTING THE DRAIN
11. Thread the nut onto the coupling at the
end of the copper tubing. Tighten the nut
by hand. Then tighten it with a wrench two
more turns. Do not overtighten.
1. Line to ice maker
2. Nut (purchased)
Gravity Drain System
Connect the ice maker drain so that it is in
accordance with all state and local codes and
ordinances. If the ice maker is provided with a
gravity drain system, use the following guidelines when installing the drain lines. This will
prevent water from flowing back into the ice
maker storage bin and onto the floor, causing
water damage.
• Drain lines must have a minimum of 5/8″
(15.88 mm) inside diameter.
• Drain lines must have a 1″ drop per 48″ (2.54 cm
drop per 122 cm) of run, or 1/4″ drop per 12″
(6.35 mm per 30.48 cm) and not have any
low points where water can settle.
• The floor drains must be large enough to
accommodate drainage from all drains.
• The ideal installation has a standpipe with a
1-1/2″ (3.81 cm) to 2″ (5.08 cm) PVC drain
reducer installed directly below the outlet of
the drain tube, as shown. You must maintain
a 1″ (2.54 cm) air gap between the drain
hose and the standpipe.
• It may be desirable to insulate the drain line
up to the drain inlet.
3. Ferrule (purchased)
4. Coupling (purchased)
12. Remove the four screws from the lower
access panel and remove the panel from
the front of the ice maker.
NOTE: To prevent rattling, keep the copper
tubing from touching the cabinet side wall, or
any other parts inside the cabinet.
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
1. Water Pan Drain
2. Water Valve
13. Turn the shutoff valve ON.
14. Check the water connections for leaks,
and carefully tighten any that are leaking.
15. Reinstall the lower access panel with its
four screws.
1.
2.
3.
4.
2-3
Drain Hose
1″ (2.54 cm) Air Gap
PVC Drain Reducer
Center of drain should be 23″ (58.4 cm) from
front of door, with or without the 3/4″ (1.91 cm)
panel on the door.
After ensuring that the drain system is adequate, use the following steps to properly
place the ice maker:
1. Plug in the ice maker or reconnect power.
2. Recheck the ice maker and make sure
that it is level.
3. Push the ice maker into position so that
the drain tube is positioned over the PVC
drain reducer.
4. If it is required by the local sanitation code,
seal the cabinet to the floor with an approved caulking compound after all water
and electrical connections have been
made.
Drain Pump System (On Some Models)
Connect the drain pump hose (provided with
the product) to the drain in accordance with all
state and local codes and ordinances.
NOTE: If the drain hose becomes twisted and
water cannot drain, the ice maker will not operate.
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THEORY OF OPERATION
OPERATING SYSTEMS
There are three operating systems in the ice
maker:
• Refrigeration System
• Water System
• Electrical System
There are two very important additions to the
refrigeration system in the ice maker: the Hot
Gas Valve, and the Condenser Accumulator
Tube. The components operate as follows:
• Hot Gas Valve - Allows high pressure
refrigerant gas to bypass the condenser
and flow through the condenser accumulator tube.
• Condenser Accumulator Tube - Hot gas
pushes liquid refrigerant through the accumulator tube into the evaporator,
helping to evenly heat the evaporator
plate so that the ice slab releases
quickly and evenly.
REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
The refrigeration system in the ice maker is
very similar to the system used in other refrigeration appliances. The refrigerant used in this
unit is R134a.
3-1
WATER SYSTEM
A water softener, or polyphosphate feeder, will
not cure all of the problems associated with
hard water, but they can be used to reduce
scale buildup in the ice maker. NOTE: Some
polyphosphate feeders will cause a slime
buildup in the water system when the water
supply has a low mineral content.
The ice maker’s water system is shown below.
The water system provides:
• Fresh water for ice production
• Water recirculation as ice is produced
The water system also flushes away minerals
and contaminates, circulates cleaning solution
during the clean cycle, and provides drainage.
The hardness of the water supplied to the ice
maker will affect the quality of the ice that is
produced. It may also affect the operation of
the water system.
Water Distributor
Evaporator
Cutter Grid
Water Pump
Outlet Tube
Bin
Water Inlet Tube
Water Pump
Reservoir Pan
Reservoir Drain
Standpipe
Water
Inlet Tube
Water
Inlet Valve
To Bin Drain
From Water Supply
3-2
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
The ice maker’s electrical system provides
power for the refrigeration and water systems,
and controls the operational cycling.
3-3
OPERATIONAL CYCLES
There are three main operational cycles for the
ice maker (more detailed operation is found in
the flow chart on page 6-5):
• Ice Making
• Harvest
• Diagnostics/Clean
During the Ice Making cycle, some of the hot
gas that is in the condenser accumulating tube,
condenses to a liquid, and remains in the
accumulating tube.
During the later stages of the Ice Making cycle,
as the ice slab forms on the evaporator freezing plate, some of the refrigerant passing
through the evaporator will not evaporate into
a gas, but will remain a liquid. This liquid
refrigerant will settle in the accumulator, while
the refrigerant vapor is sucked off through the
suction tube at the top of the accumulator. This
accumulated liquid refrigerant will eventually
be evaporated by the warmed refrigerant gas
passing through the accumulator during the
Harvest cycle, and during the beginning of the
next Ice Making cycle.
NOTE: It is very important that the accumulator
is not tilted out of a horizontal position. If
moved, it could cause compressor failure.
ICE MAKING CYCLE
In addition, there are two possible “Off” cycles
for the ice maker. They occur when:
1. The bin is full of ice and the service
control switch is turned “ON” (Idle
mode).
2. The service control switch is turned
“OFF” while power is still supplied to
the unit.
Electrical System
Power is supplied through the service control
switches to the primary side of the voltage
step-down transformer, (120 VAC reduced to
8.7 VAC for the cutter grid and the bin light),
and the electronic control board. The electronic control board in turn supplies 120 VAC to
the water recirculating pump, water inlet valve,
hot gas solenoid, condenser fan motor, and
compressor. An evaporator thermistor supplies temperature information to the electronic
control.
Water System
The water recirculating pump moves the water
from the reservoir pan up to the distributor,
where it flows out over the evaporator freezing
plate.
Water that does not freeze on the evaporator
plate runs off the front edge, and falls back into
the reservoir, where it is recirculated back to
the water distributor.
As the ice slab forms, the minerals in the water
are on the surface of the ice. The water flowing
over the top of the ice slab washes these minerals back into the water reservoir pan. The water
continues to recirculate until the ice slab reaches
the set thickness. Thickness is determined by
the placement of the P4 jumper, located on the
control board.
Control board #6100499 with Code Date MGR/
0245 (45th week, 2002), or higher, will allow ice
thickness adjustments (see “Adjusting The Ice
Thickness” on page 8-3).
Refrigeration System
The hot gas refrigerant, under high pressure, is
forced through the condenser, where it changes
into a liquid, and flows through the drier and
capillary tube into the evaporator. Under low
pressure in the evaporator, the liquid refrigerant absorbs heat from the water flowing over
the evaporator. The refrigerant evaporates into
a gas, and passes into the accumulator. As a
low pressure gas, the refrigerant flows back
through the suction line of the heat exchanger,
to the compressor.
3-4
HARVEST CYCLE
The electronic control board controls the various components and systems in the ice maker
for each of the Ice Making and Harvest cycles.
When the ice maker’s service control switch is
in the “On” position, and the bin is not full of ice,
the evaporator thermistor determines whether
the unit will be in the Ice Making, or the Harvest
cycle.
If the thermistor is unplugged from the control
board, the unit will cycle using maximum freeze
and harvest times.
Electrical System
When the set temperature of the evaporator
thermistor is reached, it signals the electronic
control to terminate power to the condenser
fan, and the water recirculating pump. Power is
then supplied to the hot gas valve and water fill
valve solenoids.
If the evaporator thermistor is unplugged, the
control defaults to the maximum freeze and
harvest times.
DIAGNOSTICS / CLEAN CYCLE
Refrigeration System
The hot gas valve opens, allowing high pressure refrigerant gas to bypass the condenser,
and flow through the condenser accumulating
tube. The hot gas pushes the liquid refrigerant
that has accumulated in the accumulator tube
up into the evaporator. The hot liquid refrigerant evenly heats the evaporator plate so that
the ice slab releases quickly and evenly.
The ice slab, when released, slides off of the
evaporator plate onto the cutter grid.
Electrical System
Power is supplied to the electrical components
through the service control switch.
The electronic control board controls the various components and systems during the Diagnostics/Clean cycle. During the first 25 seconds of the cycle, each component will operate
for 5 seconds.
For the order of the components cycled, see
the flow chart on page 6-5.
Water System
The water valve opens, allowing water to flow
into the water reservoir pan. As the reservoir
fills, the mineral-laden water from the previous
Ice Making cycle, is flushed out the overflow
tube.
As a result of the hot gas flow and the ice sliding
off the evaporator plate, the evaporator temperature begins to rise. When the evaporator
thermistor reaches the set temperature (6.5°F),
the unit switches to the Ice Making cycle. This
cycling between Ice Making and Harvest, continues until the ice bin is full.
Water System
When the service control switch is in the ‘’Clean”
position, the water recirculating pump circulates the cleaning solution that has been added
to the reservoir, up to the water distributor,
across the evaporator, and back into the reservoir, where it is recirculated.
3-5
NEW ICE MAKER CONTROL BOARD (#6100499)
NOTE: Due to a quality improvement, the new
control board will replace the older design
(#2185947).
If you are replacing control board #2185947,
please read the improvements listed below. If
you are replacing control board #6100499, you
may disregard the following information.
There are no differences in mounting or wiring
the new control board. Improvements were
made to support low voltage applications.
Additional improvements include the following:
• A 15-minute minimum, and 25-minute
maximum, ice making cycle time limit.
This eliminates the production of ice slabs
that are too thin or too thick. Control
boards with Code Date MGR/0245, (45th
week, 2002), or higher, will allow ice
thickness adjustments by moving the
jumper at P4 (see “Adjusting The Ice
Thickness” on page 8-3).
• During a harvest, the water valve “on
time” is now limited to 1 minute to reduce
water usage. This also eliminates the
condition of the water valve being energized for an unlimited amount of time if
the evaporator thermistor is not located
correctly, or if the reversing valve has
failed or is unplugged. If the evaporator
thermistor is unplugged, a 25-minute default freeze, and 4-minute harvest interval will occur.
If the unit stays in harvest mode for more
than 16 minutes, the unit will go into a
failure mode, shutting the unit down, and
flashing the LED light. To get out of failure
mode, shut the unit off, and then back on
again. This will reset the control board. If
the failure was not corrected, the unit will
return to failure mode when the unit
reaches it’s 16-minute cycle again. If this
occurs, find the cause of the failure, and
repair it, then unplug the unit to reset the
board.
• The diagnostic mode sequence was
changed, moving the bin and evaporator
thermistor checks to the beginning of the
sequence. The old boards had these
checks at the end of the sequence.
• Whenever the unit has reached a failure
mode, the LED will flash, and the unit will
shut down. If the failure was caused during a harvest cycle which lasted more
than 16 minutes, the LED will remain
flashing on & off in half-second increments. If the failure is caused by a faulty
bin thermistor, (not detected), the LED
will remain flashing on & off in 1-second
increments. These are the only two failures that cause the unit to reach a shutdown failure mode.
• During the Clean cycle, the control board
performs the diagnostics first. If the bin
thermistor is not detected, the LED will
flash two times. This is followed by a
3-second delay. If the evaporator thermistor is not detected, the LED will flash
on five times. This will be followed by a
3-second delay. The LED will then come
back on, and remain on for the remainder
of the Clean cycle, and until the unit is
turned back on.
The following check can be done on the
board & thermistors:
- Unplug either thermistor electrical
connection.
- Press the Clean switch. The LED
should flash as described above, depending upon which thermistor is unplugged, or if both are unplugged.
For step-by-step operation, see the flow chart
on page 6-5.
3-6
MODELS WITH INTERNAL DRAIN PUMPS
The power cord on the internal drain pump is
connected to a 120 VAC wall outlet. The ice
maker is then connected to the 120 VAC outlet
on the drain pump. If the drain pump fails, or if
the drain becomes blocked, power is shut off to
the 120 VAC outlet on the drain pump.
When the unit is first plugged in, the drain pump
will run for 20 seconds. The power can be
disconnected and reconnected to verify that
the pump is operating properly.
Water from the ice maker reservoir, or melting
ice from the bin, drains down the bin drain tube
Pump Inlet
Overfill Contact
into the pump inlet, and then into the drain
pump chamber. As the water level rises, it
bridges the “full” contacts, and the pump starts
to run. The pump discharges the water through
the outlet and the check valve. When the “full”
connection is removed, the pump runs for an
additional 12 seconds to empty the tank.
If the water level in the drain pump continues to
rise, due to a slow or blocked drain, or a
blocked vent hose, and touches the “overfill”
contact, power will be turned off to the drain
pump’s 120 VAC outlet, causing the ice maker
to turn off.
Full Contacts
Vent Outlet
White
Black
Green
Contacts Sense Continuity
Through The Water
Screen
Washer
Connector Hose
(Contains Screen Washer)
3-7
Pump Outlet &
Check Valve
— NOTES —
3-8
COMPONENT ACCESS
This section instructs you on how to service each component inside the KitchenAid Automatic Ice
Maker. The components and their locations are shown below.
COMPONENT LOCATIONS
Cutter Grid Transformer
Light Switch Electronic Control Board
Pushbutton Switch
Assembly
Evaporator
NOTE: The Evaporator
Thermistor Is Located On
Tubing Below The Evaporator
Cutter Grid
Water Recirculation Pump
Bin Thermistor
Compressor
Condenser Fan Motor
Hot Gas Valve & Solenoid
(Behind Condenser)
Water Inlet Valve
Condenser
Condenser Accumulator Tube
4-1
REMOVING THE BIN THERMISTOR, CUTTER GRID,
EVAPORATOR THERMISTOR, & WATER DISTRIBUTOR
6.
WARNING
Control Housing
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
To remove the bin thermistor:
a) Disconnect the bin thermistor connector from the bottom of the control housing.
b) Pull the bin thermistor out of the retaining clamp and remove it.
Connector
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Cover or remove the ice from the storage
bin.
Place a cloth in the drain hole to prevent
hardware from falling inside.
Remove the two hex-head screws from
the cutter grid cover and remove the cover.
Bin Thermistor
Retaining Clamp
7.
Cutter Grid Cover
To remove the cutter grid:
a) Disconnect the cutter grid and bin thermistor connectors from the bottom of
the control housing.
b) Remove the two hex-head screws from
both sides of the cutter grid.
Spacer Bracket (Left Side)
18″ Models
Cutter Grid Cover Screws
Cutter Grid Cover
Bin Thermistor Connector
Cutter Grid Connector
Cutter Grid Screws
4-2
c) Slide the cutter grid forward and out of
the unit and place it on a work surface.
Be careful not to scratch the ice maker
liner.
d) Remove the spacer from the right cutter grid bracket tab.
8.
To remove the evaporator thermistor:
a) Remove the cutter grid from the unit
(see step 7 on page 4-2 for the procedure).
b) Disconnect the evaporator thermistor
connector from the bottom of the control housing.
c) Remove the two hex-head mounting
screws from the water trough and pull
the trough from the unit.
Control Housing
Evap Thermistor Connector
Water Trough Screws
Slide Out Cutter Grid
Spacer
e) Lift the two ice guides from the cutter
grid tabs. Note the orientation of the
guides with the straight side facing in.
There should be a slight outward tilt
after the guides are installed. Bend the
metal tabs outward, if necessary.
Water Trough
d) Reach behind the accumulator, and
unclip the evaporator thermistor from
the evaporator tubing and remove it.
Cutter Grid
Ice Guides
Evaporator Thermistor
Position Ice Guide
With Straight Side
As Shown
Accumulator
Bottom Of The Evaporator
Continued on the next page.
4-3
9.
To remove the water distributor:
a) Remove the cutter grid from the unit
(see step 7 on page 4-2 for the procedure).
b) Pull out on the left and right water distributor retainers, and remove the tabs
from the slots in the evaporator. Pull the
distributor forward and remove the water
hose.
Water Distributor
Water Hose
Tab
Retainer
Water Distributor
4-4
REMOVING THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL
HOUSING COMPONENTS
NOTE: The control housing components consist of:
• (1) Electronic control board
• (2) Cutter grid transformer
• (3) Light switch
• (4) Pushbutton switch assembly
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
2
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Cover or remove the ice from the storage
bin.
Remove the cutter grid cover and the
cutter grid (see page 4-2 for the procedures).
Disconnect the remaining two connectors
(bin and evaporator thermistors) from the
bottom of the control housing.
Remove the four hex-head screws from
the control housing and lower the housing
so that you can access the components.
1
4
3
7.
To remove the electronic control board:
a) Disconnect the three harness connectors from the board terminals.
b) Remove the two mounting screws.
Three (3) Harness Connectors
Control Panel
Screw
Electronic Control Board
Screw
4 Control Housing Screws
Continued on the next page.
4-5
8.
To remove the cutter grid transformer:
a) Disconnect the white & yellow wires
from the primary terminals, and the
black/white wires from the secondary
terminals.
b) Remove the two mounting screws from
the transformer bracket.
c) Disconnect the green ground wire from
its terminal.
NOTE: If the pushbutton switch assembly or
light switch is replaced, the replacement part
and decorative overlay must be ordered using
the model number of the ice maker. The service replacement switch is not supplied with a
decorative overlay.
9.
Green Ground Wire
To remove the light switch or pushbutton switch assembly:
a) Peel off the decorative overlay from the
front of the control housing.
Decorative Overlay
Cutter Grid Transformer
b) Disconnect the wires from the switch
terminals.
c) Press the locking arms and push the
switch assembly out of the housing.
Locking Arm
Primary Wires
Locking
Arms
Secondary Wires
Four (4) Wires
Screw (1 of 2)
WARNING
Light Switch
Electrical Shock Hazard
Connect green ground wire to ground
terminal.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
4-6
Pushbutton Switch Assembly
REMOVING THE WATER RECIRCULATION PUMP
7.
Remove the hex-head screw from the
water recirculation pump shield and remove the shield (see the lower left photo).
8. Pull the water fill tube out of the slot in the
water recirculation pump bracket.
9. Remove the three hex-head screws from
the water recirculation pump bracket.
10. Disconnect the water recirculation pump
3-wire connector from the harness and
remove the pump.
11. Disconnect the water tube from the pump.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Water Fill Tube
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Remove the ice from the storage bin.
Unscrew the drain cap from the reservoir,
drain the water, and replace the cap tightly.
Place a cloth in the drain hole to prevent
hardware from falling inside.
Remove the two thumbscrews from the
reservoir and remove the reservoir from
the unit.
3-Wire Connector
Spacer Bracket (Left Side) 18″ Models
3 Bracket Screws
Water Tube
Screw
Water Recirculation
Pump Shield
Water Reservoir
Thumbscrew
Thumbscrew
Drain Cap
4-7
REMOVING THE CONDENSER FAN MOTOR
6.
WARNING
7.
8.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the two 5/16″ screws from the
front of the cabinet.
Disconnect the water outlet tubing from
the water valve.
Disconnect the electrical connectors from
the water inlet valve and hot gas valve
terminals.
Electrical Connectors
Water Inlet Valve
Hot Gas Valve
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Remove the ice from the storage bin.
Disconnect the water and drain lines from
the ice maker and remove the unit from its
installation.
Remove the four hex-head screws from
the front panel and remove the panel.
Screw
Water Outlet Tubing
Screw
NOTE: If the unit you are servicing is equipped
with an internal drain pump, perform steps 9
and 10. If the unit does not have an internal
pump, skip those steps, and proceed to step 11
on the next page.
9. From the back of the unit, remove the four
screws from the unit compartment cover
and remove the cover.
Front Panel Screws
Unit Compartment Cover
4 Screws
4-8
10. Disconnect the inlet tube and the vent tube
from the internal drain pump.
12. Disconnect the wire connector from the
condenser fan motor.
13. Remove the four screws (two bottom and
two side) from the condenser fan motor
shroud. Slide the shroud assembly back
towards the compressor, and then lift and
remove the assembly from the unit.
Disconnect Tubing
Internal Drain Pump
Motor Connector
11. Tilt the front of the cabinet up until you can
access the two side screws on the condenser fan motor shroud, and secure the
cabinet so that it cannot tip forward or
backward.
Tilt Cabinet Back
Condenser Fan Motor Bottom Shroud Screws
Condenser Fan Motor Left Side Shroud Screw
Prop Up Securely
Continued on the next page.
4-9
14. Remove the nut from the condenser fan
motor blade and remove the blade. NOTE:
Make sure to reinstall the fan with the
“NUT SIDE” marking facing the nut.
Nut
15. Remove the three hex-head screws from
the condenser fan motor and remove it
from the shroud.
Condenser Fan Motor Screw (1 of 3)
Marking On Fan
4-10
REMOVING THE EVAPORATOR
7.
WARNING
Remove the two 5/16″ hex-head screws
from the top hinge and remove the hinge.
Hinge Screws
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Remove the ice from the storage bin.
Remove the cutter grid and the evaporator
thermistor from the unit (see pages 4-2
and 4-3 for the procedures).
Disconnect the bin thermistor connector
from the bottom of the control housing
(see page 4-2).
Remove the top door screw from the ice
maker door, and pull the door off the
bottom hinge.
8.
Remove the two front and two rear screws
from the cabinet top.
2 Hex-Head Screws
Screw
Top Door Screw
9.
Screw
Lift the cabinet top and position it forward
on top of the unit.
Continued on the next page.
4-11
10. 18″ Models Only: Remove the six screws
from the counterbalance plate and remove the plate from the rear of the unit.
11. From the rear of the unit, remove the six
hex-head screws from the channel cover
and remove the cover.
12. Remove the four screws from the unit compartment cover and remove the cover.
13. Cut the tie wrap from around the tubing
and wire harness inside the channel.
Screw (1 of 6)
Tie Wrap
Counterbalance Plate
18″ Models
14. Remove the two screws from the reservoir
water trough and remove the trough.
Screw
Channel Cover
(6 Screws)
Unit Compartment Cover
(4 Screws)
4-12
Water Trough
Screw
15. Remove the hex-head screw from the
water recirculation pump shield and remove the shield.
16. Remove the water fill tube from the notch
in the water recirculation pump bracket,
and pull the free end of the water line up,
out of the unit.
Retainer
Water Recirculation Pump Shield
Tab
Water Distributor
Hose
Screw
Evaporator
Water Fill Tube
Refer to the photos at the top of the next
column.
17. Pull out on the left and right water distributor retainers and remove the tabs from the
slots in the evaporator, disconnect it from
the hose, and remove it.
18. Remove the four screws from the evaporator, then carefully lift the evaporator just
high enough to remove the two right spacers.
2 Screws
2 Screws & Spacers
19. Remove the Permagum from the liner
channel.
Remove Permagum
Continued on the next page.
4-13
20. Lift the cabinet top off the unit and stand it
on the floor near the rear of the unit.
21. Lift the evaporator and its connecting tubing high enough from the unit to access
the tubing underneath.
REASSEMBLY NOTES:
• When installing the new evaporator, use a
generous amount of thermal heat trap paste
between the hot gas valve, and the evaporator tubing joint to protect the hot gas valve
when brazing.
• Be sure to reinstall the Permagum in the
liner channel of the cabinet around the wire
sheath and tubing, so that there are no air
leaks after the cabinet top is installed (see
the photo in step 19 on page 4-13).
Suction Line
22. Access the sealed system and discharge
the refrigerant into an approved recovery
system.
23. Unbraze (and cut) the evaporator from the
tubing at the following locations:
• Suction line at the compressor.
• Hot gas line at the hot gas valve.
• Cut capillary tube at the filter/drier.
Hot Gas
Valve Joint
Filter/Drier Capillary Tube
4-14
REMOVING THE WATER INLET VALVE
WARNING
Water Inlet Valve
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Disconnect the water and drain lines from
the ice maker and remove the unit from its
installation.
Remove the four hex-head screws from
the front panel and remove the panel.
6.
Disconnect the water inlet and outlet tubing from the water inlet valve.
Remove the two hex-head screws from
the water inlet valve bracket.
Water Inlet Valve
Inlet Tubing
Bracket
Screws
Outlet Tubing
Front Panel Screws
7.
Disconnect the 2-wire connector from the
water inlet valve terminals.
2-Wire Connector
4-15
REMOVING THE HOT GAS VALVE & SOLENOID
2-Wire Connector
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
7mm Nut
Hot Gas Valve Solenoid
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Tip the front of the cabinet back and prop
it up (see steps 2 through 11 on pages 4-8
and 4-9 for the procedure).
4.
Hot Gas Valve & Solenoid
To remove the hot gas valve:
a) Remove the solenoid from the hot gas
valve (see step 3 for the procedure).
b) Access the sealed system and discharge the refrigerant into an approved
recovery system.
c) Unbraze the hot gas valve from the
tubing.
Hot Gas Valve
3.
To remove the hot gas valve solenoid
(see the photo at the top of the next
column):
a) Disconnect the 2-wire connector from
the solenoid terminals.
b) Remove the 7mm hex-head screw from
the solenoid and lift the solenoid off the
hot gas valve.
Valve Tubing Joints
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When installing the new
hot gas valve, use a generous amount of
thermal heat trap paste between the valve and
tubing joints to protect the valve when brazing.
4-16
REMOVING THE CONDENSER
3.
WARNING
4.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
5.
6.
Remove the four condenser fan motor
screws from the fan motor shroud and pull
the motor assembly back away from the
evaporator as far as possible, but do not
remove it (see step 13 on page 4-9 for the
procedure).
Remove the two mounting screws from
the condenser bracket flanges.
Access the sealed system and discharge
the refrigerant into an approved recovery
system.
Unbraze the two condenser joints from the
tubing.
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Tip the front of the cabinet back and prop
it up (see steps 2 through 11 on pages 4-8
and 4-9 for the procedure).
Condenser
Tubing Joints
Condenser
2 Condenser Bracket Screws
4-17
REMOVING THE COMPRESSOR
6.
WARNING
Remove the terminal cover using a standard screwdriver. Insert the screwdriver
into the cover slot, and press down to
unsnap and remove it.
Compressor
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Open the ice maker door.
Remove the ice from the storage bin.
Disconnect the water and drain lines from
the ice maker and remove the unit from its
installation.
At the rear of the unit, remove the four
screws from the unit compartment cover
and remove the cover.
Terminal Cover
Press Down
With Screwdriver
7.
8.
Remove the wires from the ground terminal, the overload protector terminal, and
the relay terminal.
Pull the overload protector and relay from
the compressor pins.
Unit Compartment Cover
Ground Wire
4 Screws
Overload
Protector
Relay
4-18
9.
Pull the two clips off the rear studs of the
compressor.
Clip On Stud
15. Pull the two clips off the front compressor
mounting studs.
16. Lift the compressor off the four mounting
studs and remove it from the unit. Remove
the four metal spacers and rubber isolators from the compressor stud locations.
Suction Line
10. Tip the front of the cabinet back and prop
it up (see steps 5 through 11 on pages 4-8
and 4-9 for the procedure).
Discharge Line
Compressor
2 Clips, Metal Spacers, & Rubber Isolators
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Connect green ground wire to ground
terminal.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Filter/Drier
11. Access the sealed system and discharge
the refrigerant into an approved recovery
system.
12. Cut the suction and discharge lines from
the compressor.
13. Cut the filter/drier from the system (do not
use a torch to remove the filter/drier).
14. Unbraze the compressor suction and discharge joints from the tubing.
Perform the following steps after installing the
new compressor.
1. Install the overload protector and relay on
the compressor pins.
2. Connect the wires to the ground terminal,
the overload protector terminal, and the
relay terminal.
4-19
REMOVING THE INTERNAL DRAIN PUMP
(ONLY ON SOME MODELS)
5.
WARNING
6.
7.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Loosen the clamps and pull the ends of the
three water lines from the internal drain
pump.
Disconnect the power cord plug from the
internal drain pump.
Remove the two mounting screws from
the internal drain pump.
Remove Ends Of 3 Water Lines
Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Remove the ice from the storage bin.
Disconnect the water and drain lines from
the ice maker and remove the unit from its
installation.
At the rear of the unit, remove the four
screws from the unit compartment cover
and remove the cover.
Internal Drain Pump
Disconnect Power Cord Plug
8.
Unit Compartment Cover
4 Screws
4-20
Remove Screws
Remove the internal drain pump from the
unit.
REMOVING THE ICE MAKER DOOR & GASKET
(15″ MODELS)
1.
To remove the door, remove the top door
screw from the ice maker door, and pull
the door off the bottom hinge.
2.
To remove the door gasket:
a) Open the ice maker door.
b) Pull the gasket out of the door track.
NOTE: Be sure to check the new gasket for a proper seal after you install it.
Door Track
Top Door Screw
Door Gasket
4-21
REMOVING THE ICE MAKER DOOR & GASKET
(18″ MODELS)
The 18˝ Ice Maker has a spring-loaded, dropdown door. Since the door design is somewhat
unique, accessing procedures are included
below.
1.
2.
Remove the end of the spring from the
door bracket and the screw from the bottom of the door hinge.
Bracket
Remove the two top and two bottom screws
from the grille and remove it from the front
of the ice maker.
Hinge Bottom Hinge
Spring Screw
Top Grille
Screws (1 of 2)
3.
Bottom Grille
Screws (1 of 2)
Open the ice maker door and remove the
four front hinge screws (2 per hinge) and
remove the door. NOTE: Support the door
while you remove the screws to prevent it
from falling off the unit.
Hinge Screws
(2 each side)
4-22
4.
Remove the two screws from the bottom
door cap.
7.
Remove the six screws from the inner
door panel and remove the panel.
Bottom Door Cap Screws
5.
Remove the three screws from the door
handle and the top door cap and remove
the handle and cap from the door.
Inner Door Panel
Screw (1 of 6)
Handle & Cap Screw (1 of 3)
8.
Slide the door insulation out of the top of
the outer door panel.
Slide Out Here
Door Insulation
Slide Cap Off Door
6.
Peel the gasket from the grooves in the
door and remove the gasket.
Outer Door Panel
Continued on the next page.
Gasket
Door Channel
4-23
9.
Slide the bottom door cap and channel
supports out of the outer door panel.
10. Slide the bottom door cap off the channel
supports.
Channel Supports
Slide Bottom Door Cap
Off Channel Supports
Door
Hinge
Outer
Door
Panel
Slide Bottom Door Cap & Channel
Supports Out Of Outer Door Panel
Hinge Pin
Channel Support
11. To remove the door hinge, pull the hinge
pin out of the channel support and remove
the hinge.
Door Hinge
Hinge Pin
Channel Support
4-24
REASSEMBLY NOTES:
1.
2.
3.
To reassemble the unit, reverse the disassembly procedure.
Slide the edge of the outer door panel
between the tabs and the inside edge of
the top door cap.
When you reinstall the inner door panel,
slide the edge under the door handle, as
shown below.
Door Handle
Inner Door Panel
Tab
Inside Edge Of
Top Door Cap
Outer Door Panel
Top Door Cap
4.
Before you reinstall the grille, position the
insulation pads and the air block as shown
below.
Air Block
Insulation Pads
4-25
— NOTES —
4-26
COMPONENT TESTING
Before testing any of the components, perform
the following checks:
• Control failure can be the result of corrosion
on connectors. Therefore, disconnecting and
reconnecting wires will be necessary throughout test procedures.
• All tests/checks should be made with a VOM
or DVM having a sensitivity of 20,000 ohmsper-volt DC, or greater.
• Check all connections before replacing components, looking for broken or loose wires,
failed terminals, or wires not pressed into
connectors far enough.
• Resistance checks must be made with power
cord unplugged from outlet, and with wiring
harness or connectors disconnected.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
BIN THERMISTOR
EVAPORATOR THERMISTOR
Refer to page 4-2 for the procedure for servicing the bin thermistor.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Refer to page 4-2 for the procedure for servicing the evaporator thermistor.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the appropriate scale.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the appropriate scale.
3.
For the most accurate measurement, immerse the thermistor in ice water for 5
minutes, then use the 32°F/0°C reading in
the chart.
3.
For the most accurate measurement, immerse the thermistor in ice water for 5
minutes, then use the 32°F/0°C reading in
the chart.
4.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the two
bin thermistor connectors. The meter
should indicate as shown in the following
chart.
4.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the two
evaporator thermistor connectors. The
meter should indicate as shown in the
following chart.
Sensor Temperature
°F (°C)
0 (–18)
10 (–12)
32 (0)
50 (10)
70 (21)
90 (32)
Sensor Temperature
°F (°C)
0 (–18)
10 (–12)
32 (0)
50 (10)
70 (21)
90 (32)
Resistance Ω
81,715
59,422
30,266
18,219
10,280
6,387
-
99,874
72,627
36,992
22,267
12,564
7,807
5-1
Resistance Ω
81,715
59,422
30,266
18,219
10,280
6,387
-
99,874
72,627
36,992
22,267
12,564
7,807
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
CUTTER GRID
CUTTER GRID TRANSFORMER
Primary
Secondary
Refer to page 4-2 for the procedure for servicing the cutter grid.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Refer to page 4-5 for the procedure for servicing the cutter grid transformer.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
3.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the pins
of the cutter grid 2-wire connector. The
meter should indicate 4 to 5 Ω.
3.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
primary terminals of the cutter grid transformer. The meter should indicate between 12 and 18 Ω.
4.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
secondary terminals of the cutter grid transformer. The meter should indicate less
than 1 Ω.
5-2
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
WATER RECIRCULATION PUMP
CONDENSER FAN MOTOR
Refer to page 4-7 for the procedure for servicing the water recirculation pump.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Refer to page 4-8 for the procedure for servicing the condenser fan motor.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 100 scale.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
3.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
outside water recirculation pump wire connector pins. The meter should indicate
between 17 and 23 Ω.
3.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
outside pins of the condenser fan motor
connector. The meter should indicate between 265 and 285 Ω.
5-3
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
WATER INLET VALVE SOLENOID
HOT GAS VALVE SOLENOID
Refer to page 4-15 for the procedure for servicing the water inlet valve.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Refer to page 4-16 for the procedure for servicing the hot gas valve solenoid.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 100 scale.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
3.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
water inlet valve solenoid terminals. The
meter should indicate between 2650 and
2750 Ω.
3.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the pins
of the hot gas valve solenoid 2-wire connector. The meter should indicate between
365 and 390 Ω.
5-4
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
COMPRESSOR, OVERLOAD
PROTECTOR, & RELAY
3.
To test the compressor windings:
a) Touch one of the ohmmeter test leads
to the Common (C) pin, and the other
lead to the Start (S) pin. The meter
should indicate between 8 and 11 Ω.
b) Touch one of the ohmmeter test leads
to the Common (C) pin, and the other
lead to the Run (M) pin. The meter
should indicate between 2 and 3 Ω.
Overload
Common (C)
Start (S)
Relay
Run (M)
Refer to page 4-18 for the procedure for servicing the compressor.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
2.
Start (S)
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
Run (M)
Common (C)
Continued on the next page.
5-5
4.
To test the relay:
d) Turn the relay over so that the coil faces
up, as shown below.
e) With the tip of the ohmmeter test leads
at the Start (S) and Run (M) pin sockets, the meter should indicate a closed
circuit (0 Ω).
a) Position the relay with the coil facing
down, as shown below.
b) Insert the tip on one of the ohmmeter
test leads into the Run (M) pin socket,
and touch the other ohmmeter lead to
the spade terminal. The meter should
indicate a closed clrcuit (0 Ω).
c) Move the tip of the ohmmeter test lead
from the spade terminal into the Start
(S) pin socket. Leave the other ohmmeter lead at the Run (M) location. The
meter should indicate an open circuit
(infinite).
Spade Terminal
Run (M)
Relay Coil
Run (M)
Start (S)
Relay Coil
5-6
Start (S)
Spade Terminal
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
PUSHBUTTON SWITCH ASSEMBLY
3.
Refer to page 4-5 for the procedure for servicing the pushbutton switch assembly.
1. Unplug ice maker or disconnect power.
Disconnect the four wire connectors from
the pushbutton switch assembly.
4.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the test
points shown in the chart below. The meter
reading should indicate as shown.
2.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
Yellow (Y)
White/Black (W/BK)
Switch Position
OFF
POWER
OFF
ON
CLEAN
ON
CLEAN
Black (BK)
1/4"
Black (BK)
1/8"
5-7
Test Point
Reading
Y - BK (1/4″)
W/BK - BK (1/8″)
Y - BK (1/4″)
W/BK - BK (1/8″)
Y - BK (1/4″)
W/BK - BK (1/8″)
Open (infinite)
Open (infinite)
Closed (0 Ω)
Open (infinite)
Closed (0 Ω)
Closed (0 Ω)
— NOTES —
5-8
DIAGNOSIS & TROUBLESHOOTING
WATER AND ITS EFFECT ON MAKING ICE
Quality ice is defined as solid, clear, and free of
taste or odor. All ice makers can provide this
type of ice only if the water used to produce the
ice is pure, and free of mineral contamination.
The following charts show some of the problems that can affect ice production.
EFFECT ON ICE QUALITY
INGREDIENT
EFFECT
CORRECTION
Algae
Objectionable Taste and Odor
Carbon Filter
Minerals:
Sodium
Potassium
Magnesium
Calcium
Cloudy Ice
Slow Cutting
Refreezing
1. Check for water flow
restriction
.
2. Polyphosphate feeder or
water softener
3. Change water source
EFFECT ON ICE MAKER
INGREDIENT
EFFECT
CORRECTION
Iron
Chlorine
Manganese
Staining (Aesthetics only)
1. Use only Ice Machine
Cleaner P/N 8171307
2. Water softener and iron
filter
Permanent Hardness
Calcium or Magnesium
Sulfates
Chlorides
Nitrates
Scale
1. Abrasive cleaning
2. Polyphosphate feeder or
water softener reduces
or eliminates need for
abrasive cleaning
Temporary Hardness
Calcium or Magnesium
Carbonates
Scale
1. Use only Ice Machine
Cleaner P/N 8171307
2. Polyphosphate feeder or
water softener reduces
frequency of cleaning by
50%
RECOMMENDATIONS:
Water softeners or polyphosphate feeders are not cure-alls, but do reduce and, in some cases,
prevent scale buildup. Use only Ice Maker Cleaner (P/N 8171307) if there is scale buildup on
evaporator plate or in water hoses.
CAUTION: Some polyphosphate feeders cause slime buildup. Their use in low mineral content
water should be carefully considered.
NOTE: Reverse Osmosis filters are NOT RECOMMENDED with this unit. These filters can
limit the water flow to the unit and limit its capacity to produce sufficient ice.
Water Hardness Test Kit: A Water Hardness Test Kit (P/N 4171690) is available from FSP
Parts Distribution.
6-1
TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Problem
Will not run
Will not make ice
Water reservoir is empty
Evaporator is cold with
thin or no ice slab
Probable Cause
Test Procedure-Action
No power at wall outlet
Check circuit breaker/fuses
No power at drain pump
power outlet
Check for kinked drain hose,
blocked screen or blocked vent
outlet or hose.
Open selector switch
Check for continuity from
terminals 1 - 2 on selector switch
Loose connections
at selector switch
or control board
Repair connections
No power through
power cord
Check continuity of power
cord and replace if open
Room temperature below
55°F (13°C)
Bin thermistor has unit shut off
Customer Instruction
Ice touching bin thermistor
Normal operation
Water supply turned off
Turn on water supply
Loose or missing
reservoir cap
Tighten or replace
Water slide return tube
out of reservoir
Reposition tube
Inlet tube out of position
and missing reservoir
Reposition tube
Water inlet tube frozen
near evaporator
Thaw and reposition tube
Defective inlet water valve
Test and repair or replace
An ice slab only partially
released from evaporator
and water was bridged
down into the bin
Look for interference with
cutter grid and clean the
evaporator plate (see procedure
on page 8-1)
6-2
Problem
Probable Cause
Test Procedure-Action
Slab will not release during
harvest due to scale build up
Clean the evaporator plate
(see procedure on page 8-1)
Will not make ice
Water reservoir is empty. Defective or disconnected hot
gas solenoid
Evaporator is cold with
3/4" thick or larger ice slab
Defective hot gas valve
Will not make ice
Water reservoir is full
Evaporator is cold with
thin/partial/irregular
or no ice slab
Test and repair or replace
Test and repair or replace
Room temperature over
100°F (38°C)
Customer instruction
Seeping water valve
Condenser is hot
Replace water valve
Partial refrigerant leak or
restriction (U shaped slab)
Check for leak/restriction and
repair or replace defective
component
Blocked condenser or stalled
fan motor
Clean condenser, repair
or replace motor
Tube not attached to outlet
of recirculation pump
Reattach tube
Defective recirculating pump Repair or replace the pump motor
assembly
Will not make ice
Water reservoir is full
Evaporator is warm
Poor ice production
Partially blocked water
distributor
Clean distributor and evaporator
Compressor is not running
Test compressor, relay and
overload
Blocked condenser or stalled
fan motor
Clean condenser, repair or
replace motor
Unit is in the startup mode
Wait 5 minutes and recheck
Room temperature below
55°F (13°C)
Bin thermistor has unit shut off
Customer Instruction
Seeping water valve
Condenser is hot
Replace water valve
Slow or defective drain or
drain pump causing water to
back up into the bin
Repair or replace drain
or drain pump
6-3
Problem
Probable Cause
Test Procedure-Action
Too much ice in bin
Defective bin thermistor
Replace
Banging sound
The slab dropping off the plate
and ice dropping from the
cutter grid into an empty
bin are normal sounds
Grinding, cavitating sound
The reservoir is empty. Look for
a partially released slab,
interference with cutter grid etc
and clean the evaporator plate,
(see procedure on page 8-1)
Grinding, cavitating sound
from recirculation pump
If the reservoir is full
replace the pump
Noisy drain pump
Repair or replace
Ice freezing together
in the bin
Normal
This is normal with
low customer useage
Cloudy, soft, thin,
or poor tasting ice
Poor water quality
See chart on page 6-1
Open or disconnected bin
thermistor or thermistor
wiring
Test thermistor & wiring
harness or reconnect
Defective, loose or
mispositioned evaporator
thermistor
Test thermistor & wiring
harness or reconnect
Noisy
Clean light is flashing
(see Failure Mode
on page 6-10)
6-4
DIAGNOSTIC FLOW CHART FOR
ICE MAKER CONTROL BOARD #6100499
Before using this chart, confirm that you have electronic control board #6100499.
Look for the part number on the control, or use the following procedure:
1. Disconnect the bin thermistor.
2. Place the unit into the Clean mode.
3. If the Clean LED flashes 2 times, it is the new control. The old control will not
flash the LED.
OVERVIEW
The unit is first turned
on, (“On” is pressed)
Flush Mode begins
(See page 6-6)
When "Clean" has ended
and "Power On" is
selected go this direction
Clean Mode begins
(See page 6-11)
Service Mode begins
(See page 6-11)
5 minute Flus h
Mode ends
Idle Mode begins
(See page 6-7)
Idle Mode ends
when the bi n i s
not full
When Harvest ends
go this direction if
the bin is full
When Harvest ends
go this di rection i f
the bin is not full
Harvest Mode begins
(See page 6-9)
Clean may be selected
at anytime. When
selected go this direction
Freeze Mode begins
(See page 6-8)
6-5
When time, or
temperature is
sat isfied go th is
direct ion
Flush Mode (5 minutes)
The Flush Mode begins every time the pushbutton switch is changed to “On” from
“Off” or “Clean.” This will be the initial time the unit is turned on, or when the unit is
turned on after the completion of a Clean Cycle, or (drain pump model only) when
operation resumes after the unit is shut down by the drain pump.
When “On” is selected
at the pushbutton switch
Water Valve
is energized
(2 minutes)
When 2 minutes
have elapsed
Recirc. Pump
is energized
(1 minute)
When 1 minute
has elapsed
Water Valve
is energized
(2 minutes)
When 2 minutes
have elapsed
Idle Mode begins
(See page 6-7)
6-6
Idle Mode:
Time in this mode is dependent on the temperature at the bin thermistor.
Service/Clean Mode
begins (See page 6-11)
If "Clean"
is selected
Idle Mode
(Idle Mode continues
as long as bin is full)
If the bin thermistor is
not sensed by the
control
When the bin is
not full
Failure Mode begins
(See page 6-10)
Freeze Mode begins
(See page 6-8)
NOTE: “Bin Full” setpoint is 38°F. The unit will stay in the “Idle Mode” as long as the
ice in the bin touches the bin thermistor and keeps it lower than 38°F.
6-7
Freeze Mode: 15 minutes, 30 seconds minimum* to 25 minutes, 30 seconds maximum***.
Unit leaves
Idle Mode
Compressor &
Condenser Fan
are energized
(30 seconds)
30 seco nds have elapsed
Compressor, Condenser
Fan, & Recirculation
Pump are energized
(15 minutes)*
15 minutes* have elapsed
Compressor, Condenser
Fan, & Recirculation
Pump continue energized
dependent on the
temperature at the
evaporator thermistor
(10 minutes max.) **
Evap. at less than 6.5°F
or 10 minutes** have elapsed
Harvest Mode
(See page 6-9)
NOTE: Control boards with Code Date MGR/0245, (45th week, 2002), and later, will allow
thickness adjustments. Use the following chart to determine the freeze time (see “Adjusting The
Ice Thickness” on page 8-3 for more information).
Freeze Mode Time (minutes)
Jumper at P4
on electronic
control
Pins 4 & 5
Pins 2 & 3
(factory default)
Pins 1 & 2
** Maximum additional
* Minimum time (dependent on evap.
freeze time
Thermistor temp.)
*** Total
Maximum
freeze time
Thick Ice
19
8
27
Normal Ice
15
10
25
Thin Ice
12
11
23
6-8
Harvest Mode: 1 to 16 minutes, dependent on the condition of the evaporator thermistor.
NOTE: Each path is possible and acceptable at any temperature range. A typical operation
is shown below that may be found at a particular ambient temperature.
Unit leaves the
Freeze Mode
Compressor, Hot Gas &
Water Valves are
energized (time will be
0 to 1 minute maximum)
Warmer Ambients
(Above 90°F)
Move this directio n
if /when evap.
ther misto r is
greater th an 52°F
Move this directio n if the
evap. th ermist or remains l ess
than 52°F and 1 minute has
elapsed
Compressor, Fan
& Water Valve
are energized
(1 minute)
Compressor & Hot Gas Valve are energized
(3 minutes if evaporator thermistor is less
than 52°F or not sensed)
Evap. th ermist or is greater
than 52°F or 3 minu tes
have elapsed wi thout
sen si ng the evap. thermist or
1 minute has
elapsed
Evap. thermistor is greater
than 52°F
3 minutes have elapsed
with evap. thermistor
less than 52°F
Compressor & Hot Gas Valve are energized
(12 minutes if evaporator thermistor remains
less than 52°F)
12 minutes have elapsed.
The Compressor & Hot Gas Valve
will have been on a total of 16
minutes at this point
Check ice level
(The control reads
the bin thermistor)
Bin is not full
Cooler Ambients
(Below 90°F)
Harvest Fail
(See Failure Mode
on page 6-10)
Bin is full
Idle Mode
(See page 6-7)
Freeze Mode
(See page 6-8)
6-9
Failure Mode: This mode will last indefinitely until the failure is corrected.
Control checks
bin thermistor
If the bin thermistor
is not sensed
If the bin thermistor
is sensed
The “Cleaning” LED
flashes off/on indefinitely
in 1 second intervals
The “Cleaning” LED
flashes off/on indefinitely
in 1/2 second intervals
NOTE: If the LED is flashing in 1/2 second intervals, look for an evaporator thermistor
that has not reached 52°F. This may be due to a loose or improperly positioned
thermistor, a hot gas valve failure, a sealed system leak, or a restriction.
The bin thermistor is constantly checked during Flush, Idle, and Harvest Modes, and
at the end of each Freeze Mode. If the LED is flashing in 1 second intervals, look for
a disconnected, or an open bin thermistor.
The Clean switch is continually checked during the Failure Mode, and if pressed, the
program switches to the Service Mode.
6-10
Service/Clean Mode (50 Min., 30 Sec.)
The first 30 seconds will be Service (Diagnostics)
Enter diagnostics
(Clean is selected)
The control checks
the bin thermistor
The “Cleaning” LED
flashes off/on for
two 1 second flashes
The bin thermistor
is not sensed
Bin thermistor
is sensed
Check evap.
thermistor
Pause
(2 seconds)
The “Cleaning” LED
flashes off/on for
five 1 second flashes
Evap. thermistor
is not sensed
Evap. thermistor
is sensed
Water Valve &
Cleaning LED on
(5 seconds)
Pause
(2 seconds)
Clean Mode (50 minutes): The Clean switch is continually
checked, and may be selected at any time.
5 seconds have elapsed
Clean Mode begins
Condenser Fan &
Cleaning LED on
(5 seconds)
5 seconds have elapsed
Recirc. Pump,
Compressor, Hot Gas
Valve are energized
(20 minutes)
Hot Gas Valve &
Cleaning LED on
(5 seconds)
5 seconds have elapsed
20 minutes have elapsed
Recirc. Pump &
Cleaning LED on
(5 seconds)
Water Valve is
energized
(3 minutes)
5 seconds have elapsed
Compressor on &
Cleaning LED on
(5 seconds)
5 seconds have elapsed
In this section the water
valve/pump sequence
will repeat 5 times.
(30 minutes)
3 minutes
have elapsed
3 minutes
have elapsed
Recirc. Pump is
energized
(3 minutes)
5 valve/pump
sequences
completed
Turn ALL
components OFF
Clean LED stays on until
manually turned off
NOTE: At the end of the Clean cycle, the unit will stay OFF.
The reservoir must be drained prior to restarting the unit.
6-11
— NOTES —
6-12
WIRING DIAGRAM & STRIP CIRCUITS
WIRING DIAGRAM
7-1
STRIP CIRCUITS
ICE MAKING MODE
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
BK
Y
Y
BU
BU
W
WATER RECIRCULATING PUMP
ON/OFF/CLEAN
SWITCH
W
OR
CONDENSER FAN
W
R
OVERLOAD
COMPRESSOR
RELAY
NOTE: If the unit is run through the Ice Making mode with no water running across the evaporator
plate, a complete frost pattern will appear.
HARVEST MODE
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
BK
Y
ON/OFF/CLEAN
SWITCH
Y
TN
W
WATER INLET VALVE
W
PU
HOT GAS SOLENOID
W
R
OVERLOAD
7-2
COMPRESSOR
RELAY
FIRST 25 SECONDS OF DIAGNOSTICS/CLEAN MODE
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
BK
Y
Y
BU
BU
W
WATER RECIRCULATING PUMP
W
OR
BK
CONDENSER FAN
TN
W/BK
W
WATER INLET VALVE
ON/OFF/CLEAN
SWITCH
W
PU
HOT GAS SOLENOID
W
R
OVERLOAD
COMPRESSOR
RELAY
R
LED
W
NOTE: Each relay on the electronic control board closes for five seconds in consecutive order.
The LED remains On through the entire Diagnostics cycle.
LAST 47 MINUTES OF DIAGNOSTICS/CLEAN MODE
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
BK
Y
Y
BU
BU
W
WATER RECIRCULATING PUMP
BK
W
PU
HOT GAS SOLENOID
W/BK
ON/OFF/CLEAN
SWITCH
W
R
OVERLOAD
COMPRESSOR
R
W
7-3
LED
RELAY
— NOTES —
7-4
TECH TIPS
CLEANING THE ICE MAKER
CLEANING THE
EVAPORATOR PLATE
WARNING
NOTE: Use one 16 oz (473 ml) bottle of NUCALGON Nickel-Safe Ice Machine Cleaner,
Part Number 8171307. For best performance,
do not use any other type of ice machine
cleaner in the ice maker.
1. Push the OFF keypad to turn the unit off.
2. For easier access to the evaporator, remove the cutter grid (see page 4-2).
3. Remove the ice from the bin.
4. Unscrew the drain cap from the reservoir
and allow the reservoir to drain completely,
then reinstall the drain cap.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
NOTES:
• KitchenAid recommends cleaning the ice
maker at least once a year. More frequent
cleaning may be required in areas that contain heavy amounts of minerals in the water
supply.
• Always wear rubber gloves when handling
cleaning solutions.
Reservoir Drain Cap
Continued on the next page.
8-1
5.
6.
Read and follow all of the handling information that was supplied with the ice machine cleaner. IMPORTANT: Do not follow the cleaning directions that are printed
on the cleaner bottle. Do not use their
suggested amounts, but use the entire
bottle to clean the unit.
Open the bottle and pour a small amount
of cleaning solution onto the cleaning
brush. NOTE: If a brush is not available
you may use a Scotch-Brite pad.
8.
Pour the remaining solution from the bottle
into the water reservoir. Using the empty
bottle, fill the reservoir with clean water to
within 1/4″ of the top of the overflow port.
Add Remaining Cleaner
Cleaning Solution
On Pad
9.
Push the Clean keypad. The Clean light
will turn on to show that the Clean cycle is
in progress. When the light turns off (after
approximately 50 minutes), the cleaning
cycle is complete. During the cleaning
cycle, the system both cleans and rinses
itself.
10. After the cleaning cycle is complete, remove the drain cap from the water reservoir, and see if any cleaning solution is left
in the water as it drains out. If the water is
green in color from the cleaning solution,
it will be necessary to run another cleaning
cycle to flush the system. Be sure to replace the drain cap securely to prevent
leaking.
11. When the flushing process is completed,
press the ON keypad to resume ice production.
7.
Using only front-to-back motions, clean
the top of the plate, the sidewalls, and the
front edge of the evaporator. The front-toback motion is important to prevent
scratches that could keep the ice slab from
sliding off the evaporator plate.
NOTE: More solution may be necessary if
there is a large amount of scale buildup on the
evaporator. The scrubbing process may take
ten minutes or more, depending on the amount
of scale buildup on the plate. The entire plate
should feel smooth when the cleaning is finished.
Scrub Front-To-Back
8-2
ADJUSTING THE ICE THICKNESS
Ice thickness is controlled by the placement of
a jumper at P4 on the control board. The
jumper positions for the three ice thickness
settings are shown below. NOTE: If the jumper
is missing, or in any position other than those
shown below, the unit will produce normal ice
thickness.
WARNING
1
4
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
2
5
2
3
Normal
Thick
Control board #6100499 with Code Date MGR/
0245 (45th week, 2002), or higher, will allow ice
thickness adjustments. The approximate ice
thickness settings are as follows:
Ice Thickness @ Normal = 0.32″ (8.1 mm)
Ice Thickness @ Thin = 0.28″ (7.0 mm)
Ice Thickness @ Thick = 0.39″ (9.9 mm)
1
Thin
4
2
5
3
4
Ice Thickness Jumper
Jumper At P4 Shown In The
Factory Default (Normal) Position
8-3
— NOTES —
8-4
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
AND
WARRANTY INFORMATION SOURCES
IN THE UNITED STATES:
FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION CALL:
FOR WHIRLPOOL PRODUCTS: 1-800-253-1301
FOR KITCHENAID PRODUCTS: 1-800-422-1230
FOR ROPER PRODUCTS:
1-800-447-6737
FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WHILE AT THE CUSTOMER’S HOME CALL:
THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LINE: 1-800-253-2870
HAVE YOUR STORE NUMBER READY TO IDENTIFY YOU AS AN
AUTHORIZED SERVICER
FOR LITERATURE ORDERS:
PHONE: 1-800-851-4605
IN CANADA:
FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION CALL:
1-800-461-5681
FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WHILE AT THE CUSTOMER’S HOME CALL:
THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LINE: 1-800-488-4791
HAVE YOUR STORE NUMBER READY TO IDENTIFY YOU AS AN
AUTHORIZED SERVICER
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