Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Allow 3 days
to completely fill the ice storage bin. Discard the first three
batches of ice produced.
The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the
water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice
maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals
(such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to
poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided,
make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well
Do not store anything on top of the ice maker or in the ice
(on some models)
After connecting the refrigerator to a water source or replacing
the water filter, flush the water system. Use a sturdy container
to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds,
then release it for 5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to
flow. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and
releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off)
until a total of 4 gal. (15 L) has been dispensed. This will flush
air from the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare
the water filter for use. Additional flushing may be required in
some households. As air is cleared from the system, water
may spurt out of the dispenser.
NOTE: After 5 minutes of continuous dispensing, the
dispenser will stop dispensing water to avoid flooding. To
continue dispensing, press the dispenser button again.
Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill
water. Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh
1. Hold a container under the dispenser while pressing the
2. Release the button to stop dispensing.
Water Filtration System
The water filter is located in the upper right-hand corner of the
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction
may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
IMPORTANT: The disposable water filter should be replaced at
least every 6 months. If the water flow to the water dispenser or
ice maker decreases noticeably before 6 months have passed,
replace the water filter more often.
Replacing the Water Filter
To purchase replacement water filters, model UKF8001AXX-750
or model UKF8001AXX-200, contact your dealer or call
1-800-253-1301 U.S.A. or 1-800-807-6777 Canada.
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in the water system may cause water
and filter to eject. Always dispense water for at least 2 minutes
before removing the filter or blue bypass cap.
1. Turn filter counterclockwise to remove.
2. Remove sealing label from replacement filter and insert the
filter end into the filter head.
3. Turn the filter clockwise until it stops. Snap the filter cover
4. Flush the water system. See "Water and Ice Dispenser(s)."
NOTE: The dispenser feature may be used without a water filter
installed. Your water will not be filtered. If this option is chosen,
replace the filter with the blue bypass cap.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to avoid
buildup of odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
Because air circulates between both sections, any odors
formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid
odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods
For stainless steel models, stainless steel is corrosion-
resistant and not corrosion-proof. To help avoid corrosion of
your stainless steel, keep your surfaces clean by using the
following cleaning instructions.