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Optional Automatic Ice Maker; Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips - Whirlpool ED26MK Use & Care Manual

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Optional
automatic
ice maker.. .
On
Arm to Start It.
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The ice maker will not operate
until the freezer is
cold enough to make ice. Thus can take overnight.
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Because
of new plumbing
connections,
the first
ice may be discolored
or off-flavored.
Discard the
first few batches
of ice.
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If ice is not being made fast enough and more ice
is needed,
turn the TemperatureControl
to a higher
number. Wait a day and, if necessary,
turn the Air
Control to a higher number.
tOStOP Ice Maker.
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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.
If you have the automatic
ice maker accessory
or
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-61), there are a
position.
few things you will want to know:
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If cubes are stcxed too long, they may develop
an
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The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away. They
Down., .fcx making
ice automatically;
will be replaced.
Cubes
In the ice bin can also
Up...toshut
off the ice maker.
become
smaller by evaporation
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Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes sepa-
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Good water quality is important for good ice quality
rated, and to obtain
Increased
storage capacity.
It is not recommended
that the ice maker be con-
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It is normal for ice crescents
to be attached
by a
netted
to a softened
water supply. Water softener
chemicals
such as salt from a malfunctioning
soft-
corner. They will break apart easily
ener can damage
the ice maker mold and lead to
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Ycu will hear water
running
when Ice maker
is
poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot
working.
You'll hear Ice fall into the bin Don't let
be avoided,
then it is important
that the water soft-
these sounds bother you.
ener be well maintained
and operating
properly.
Sounds you may hear...
3 P
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Posslble
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:
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.
Probable
Causes:
Your refrigeraior
has two fans; you may hear the fan motors and moving air
The defrost timer makes a definite click when the refrigerator
stops running. It
also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts.
When the refrigerator
stops running, you may hear gurgling
in the tubing for a
few mrnutes after it stops You may also hear defrost water running into the
defrost water pan.
If your refrigerator
has an ice maker, 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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Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cab-
inet to be sure of a good seal.
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Clean the condenser
coil 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 foods orga-
nized 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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Keep
the Power Saving
Control
on OFF unless
moisture forms on the refrigerator
exterior.
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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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