AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER & DISPENSER
How They Work
The automatic icemaker makes ice continually. The dispenser
dispenses water, ice cubes or crushed ice through the freezer
compartment door. Here's how they work.
Water flows from the household supply through a
(1) dual solenoid valve
(2) water tubing and
(3) automatic icemaker
Water is frozen in the
(4) cube mold and
ejected into the
(5) storage bin where
Important Facts about Your Ice & Water Dispenser
• If this is your first icemaker you'll hear occasional sounds that
may be unfamiliar. These are normal icemaking sounds and are not
cause for concern.
• Your icemaker will produce 8 cubes per cycle—approximately
120 cubes in a 24-hour period—depending on freezer compartment
temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other
• Intermittent dispensing of ice is normal. If ice flow interruption is
more than brief, ice clump(s) may be the cause and should be
removed following instructions in this section.
• Avoid overfilling glasses with ice and using narrow or extra-tall
glasses. This can jam the chute or cause the door in the chute to
freeze shut. Periodically open the freezer compartment door and look
down into the chute. If ice is blocking the chute, poke it through with
a wooden spoon.
Before Using Your Icemaker and Dispenser
If you use your refrigerator before the water
connection is made, raise the ice access door and
make sure the icemaker feeler arm is in the
STOP (up) position. When the water supply has
been connected to the icemaker, move the feeler
arm to ON (down) position.
Feeler arm in
(on some models)
Cubes fall through the chute in the door when the dispenser
pad is pressed.
When CRUSHED is selected (on some models), a baffle channels
cubes through the crusher and crushed ice falls through a chute into
When WATER is selected, (on some models) water flows through the
(6) tubing in the door and is dispensed when the dispenser
pad is pressed.
(7) A light switch (on some models) turns the night light in the
dispenser on or off.
The light also comes on when the dispenser pad is pressed.
The light in the dispenser should be replaced with a 7 watt maximum
bulb when it burns out.
• To help keep bits of ice from being sprayed beyond the glass,
place the glass close to the ice chute—but not so close that it blocks
• Fill glasses with ice before adding soda or other beverage mixes.
• Beverages and foods should not be quick-chilled in the ice
storage bin. Cans, bottles or food packages in the storage bin may
cause the icemaker or auger to jam.
• Do not add ice from trays or bags to the storage bin. It may not
crush or dispense well.
At first there will be a delay before water is dispensed and ice is made.
On models with a water dispenser, if no
water is dispensed when the refrigerator is
first installed, there may be air in the water line
system. Press the dispenser pad for at least two
minutes to remove trapped air from the water
line and to fill the water system.
The ice cube mold will automatically fill with water AFTER cooling
to freezer temperatures. The first cubes normally freeze after
Feeler arm in
NOTE: With a newly-installed refrigerator, allow about 24 hours
for the freezer compartment to get cold enough to make ice.
Push the dispenser pad
until the water line is filled.
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