Normal Sounds; Ice Maker Use; How Your Ice Maker Works - Whirlpool W10282149B Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool ice maker user manual
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Reverse Door Catch
1. Remove the hole plugs from the opposite side of the door and
set aside.
2. Remove the screws from the magnetic door catch and replace
it on the opposite side of the door.
3. Push the hole plugs into place on the opposite side of the
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
4. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Normal Sounds

Your new ice maker may make sounds that are not familiar to you.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces
such as floors, walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem
louder than they actually are. The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you and what may be making them.
You will hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to
fill the water reservoir for each cycle.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or
the water line. Items stored on top of the ice maker can also
make noises.
The high-efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high
pitched sound.
Water running over the evaporator plate may make a
splashing sound.
Water running from the evaporator plate to the water reservoir
may make a splashing sound.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the
refrigerant flowing in your ice maker.
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
During the harvest cycle, you may hear a "thud" when the ice
sheet slides from the evaporator onto the cutter grid.
When you first start the ice maker, you may hear water running
continuously. The ice maker is programmed to run a rinse
cycle before it begins to make ice.


How Your Ice Maker Works

When you first start your ice maker, the water pan will fill and the
system will rinse itself before starting to make ice. The rinsing
process takes about 5 minutes.
Under normal operating conditions, the ice maker will cycle at
preset temperatures. The ice level sensor located in the ice
storage bin will monitor the ice levels.
If the water supply to the ice maker is turned off, be sure to set
the ice maker control to OFF.
The ice maker is designed to make clear ice from the majority
of water sources on a daily basis. If your results are
unsatisfactory, your water may need to be filtered or treated.
The Ice Making Process
1. Water is constantly circulated over a freezing plate. As the
water freezes into ice, the minerals in the water are rejected.
This produces a sheet of ice with a low mineral content.
2. When the desired thickness is reached, the ice sheet is
released and slides onto a cutter grid. The grid divides the
sheet into individual cubes.
3. The water containing the rejected minerals is drained after
each freezing cycle.
4. Fresh water enters the machine for the next ice making cycle.

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