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Using The Optional Automatic Ice Maker - Whirlpool ET18HT Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool no-frost refrigerator-freezer use and care guide
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Using
the optional
automatic
ice maker
If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you
plan to add one later (contact dealer for ice
maker kit number), there are a few things
you will want to know:
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The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically
UP to shut off the ice maker
IMPORTANT:
Do not turn ice maker on
up to
until it is connected to the water supply.
instructions
for ice maker water supply
stop ice
hook up are attached to the back of the
maker.
refrigerator cabinet.
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The dial or lever on the side of the ice
Down to
maker changes the size of the cubes.
start ice
l
Good water quality is important for good
maker.
ice quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice
maker to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals, such as salt from a
malfunctioning
softener, can damage the
ice maker mold and lead to poor ice
quality. If a softened water supply cannot
be avoided, make sure that the water
softener is well maintained and operating
proverb
Solving
common
ice maker
problems
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
ice crescents attached
l
This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasion-
at corners
ally to keep cubes separated.
Ice maker will not
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ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the
operate or ice is not
ON (down) position.
made fast enough
l
Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature
controls and
wait 24 hours. (See 'Changing
the control settings" on
paw 8.)
Off-taste or odor in ice
l
New plumbing connections
can cause discolored or off-
flavored ice. Discard the first few batches of ice.
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Cubes are stored too long. Throw them away and make a
new supply.
l
Foods in freezer are not wrapped properly. See "Food
Storage Guide" on pages
18
and 19.
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Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See pages 15
and 16.
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