Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the
ice maker may be a sign that your water filter
needs changing. If you have a side mounted ice
maker you may also experience hollow cubes
-- partially frozen cubes with water inside. When
these cubes are harvested they break open and
spill water over the other ice cubes in the ice
container, forming a solid mass of ice. As the
water filter nears the end of its useful life and
becomes clogged with particles, less water is
delivered to the ice maker during each cycle.
The ice maker can't fill every cube in the ice
maker mold, leading to small cubes or chips that
can get caught between the ice ejector blades
and the stripper. Remember, if your ice maker
is jamming with small ice cubes or it's been six
months or longer since you last changed your
water filter -- replace the water filter with a new
one. Poor quality household water may require
the filter to be changed more frequently.
Ice maker/dispenser tips
• Ice cubes stored too long may develop
an odd flavor. Empty the ice container as
• Occasionally shake the ice container to keep
• If your refrigerator is not connected to a
water supply or the water supply is turned off,
turn off the ice maker by pressing the On/Off
• If you need a large quantity of ice at one
time, it is best to get cubes directly from the
• The following sounds are normal when the
ice maker is operating:
- Motor running
- Ice dropping into ice container
- Water valve opening or closing
- Ice loosening from tray
- Running water
• when dispensing ice, you will hear a
snapping or clicking sound when the ice
chute opens and closes.
• Turn off the ice maker when cleaning the
freezer and during vacations.
- If you turn off the ice maker for a long
period of time, you should also turn off the
water supply valve.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning water
softener can damage the ice maker. If the
water supply to your refrigerator is softened,
be sure the softener is maintained to work
Cleaning the ice maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals,
particularly before you take a vacation or move.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Turn off ice production by pressing the ice
maker's Off/On switch.
2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with
mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not
use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before
replacing in the freezer.
5 Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin shelf
and the freezer door chute.
6 Replace the ice bin. Press the ice maker's
Off/On switch to resume ice production.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin
• An extended power failure (one hour or
longer) causes ice cubes in the ice storage
bin to melt and freeze together, jamming the
• You do not use the ice dispenser frequently.
Ice cubes will freeze together in the bin,
jamming the dispenser mechanism.
Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen
the cubes or clean as explained above.