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If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
position.
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If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced. Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
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 chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
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Good water quality
is important
for good ice
quality. It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals
such as salt from a malfunc-
tioning
softener can damage
the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is impor-
tant that the water softener be well maintained
and operating
properly.
Possible
Sounds:
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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
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Clicking
or Snapping
Sounds:
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Water
Sounds:
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Ice Maker
Sounds:
- trickling
water
- thud (clatter
of ice)
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Running
Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
You may hear the refrigerator's fan motor and moving air.
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 and stops.
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.
When the ice maker is running you may hear buzzing (from the water
valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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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It is a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
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Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
need to be, If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
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Clean the condenser coil regularly.
drinks are as cold as your family likes them,that's
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Open the door as few times as possible. Think
cold enough.
about what you need before you open the door.
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Keep the Power Saving Control on OFF unless
Get everything out at one time. Keep foods orga-
moisture forms on the refrigerator exterior.
nized so you won't have to search for what you
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Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don't
radiator or in direct sunlight.
over crowd it so air movement is blocked.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Temperature
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and clean
it according
to the following
directions.
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