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Common Dispenser And; Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips - Whirlpool ED20F134RN0 Owner's Manual

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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
Common
dispenser
and ice maker problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTIONS
Dispenser
won't work
9 Freezer door open
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Close the freezer door.
Ice dispenser
won't work
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Ice bin not properly installed
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Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
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Wrong ice in bin
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Use only crescents
from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes
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Dispenser not used for
separated and to obtain increased
extended periods, causing
storage capacity.
ice cubes to melt together
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Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Ice dispenser
stops
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Ice dispenser bar held in too
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Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
working
long
motor to reset.
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Large amounts of ice should be taken
from the bin, not through
the dis-
penser.
Off-taste
or odor in ice
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Ice attracts airborne odors;
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Dump old ice and make a new supply.
old ice
Store excess ice in covered container.
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Water quality
. Water containing minerals (such as
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Foods not properly wrapped
sulfur) may require a filter to remove.
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Ice bin and freezer may need
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Wrap Properly. See Page 14.
cleaning
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Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning
9 Plumbing to ice maker
chart on page 13.
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New ice maker
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Follow Installation Instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hook up.
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The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice
and make a new supply.
Sounds
you may hear
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old
one didn't. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Don't be. Most of the
new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem
louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds that
might be new to you, and what may be making them.
Slight hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator's
fan motor and moving
air.
Clicking
or snapping
sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
Water sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear
gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after it stops.
You may also hear defrost water running into the
defrost water pan.
Ice maker sounds:
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trickling
water
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thud (clatter of ice)
Because your refrigerator is equipped with an ice
maker, you may hear buzzing (from the water valve),
trickling water and the clatter of ice falling into the bin.
Running
sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor
and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It
may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
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Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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Clean the condenser coils regularly.
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Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep food
organized so you won't have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don't
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them,
that's cold enough.
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Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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