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Ice Maker - Whirlpool GI5FVAXY User Manual

Whirlpool gi5fvaxy: user guide
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Ice Maker

(on some models)
IMPORTANT: For models with a water filter, after connecting the
refrigerator to a water source or replacing the water filter, fill and
discard three full containers of ice to prepare the water filter for
use.
Turning the Ice Maker On/Off
To turn the ice maker ON, simply lower the wire shutoff arm.
To manually turn the ice maker OFF, lift the wire shutoff arm to the
OFF (arm up) position and listen for the click.
NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. As ice is made,
the ice cubes will fill the ice storage bin and the ice cubes will
raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position. Do not
force the wire shutoff arm up or down.
Ice Storage Bin
1. Wash the ice storage bin with mild soap and warm water.
2. Slide the ice storage bin under the ice maker, and push it
toward the back as far as it will go.
3. Lower the arm on the ice maker to the "on" position.
NOTE: It usually takes approximately 24 hours for the ice
maker to begin producing ice. You may notice the ice has an
"off-taste." If so, discard the first three batches of ice
produced. After that the "off-taste" should be gone.
Ice Production Rate
The ice maker should produce approximately 8 to 12 batches
of ice in a 24-hour period. Allow 3 days to completely fill the
ice container.
To increase ice production, lower the freezer and refrigerator
temperature. See "Using the Control(s)." Wait 24 hours
between adjustments.
Remember
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
maintained.
Do not use anything sharp to break up the ice in the bin. This
can cause damage to the ice storage bin and the dispenser
mechanism.
Do not store anything on top of or in the ice maker or ice
storage bin.
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Water Filtration System
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
filterable cysts.
Water Filter Status Light
The water filter status light will help you know when to change
your water filter.
When it is time to order a replacement water filter, the water
filter icon LED will light up whenever the refrigerator door is
open.
When it is time to replace the water filter, the water filter icon
LED will light up and flash whenever the refrigerator door is
open.
The disposable water filter should be replaced at least every
6 months, or sooner depending on your water quality and usage.
After changing the water filter, reset the status. Press and hold
the FILTERS RESET button for 3 seconds. When the system is
reset, the water filter icon LED will turn off.
Changing the Water Filter
1. Locate the water filter in the top-right corner of the refrigerator
compartment.
2. Lift open the filter cover door. The filter will be released and
then eject as the door is opened.
3. When the door is completely open, pull the filter straight out.
NOTE: There may be some water in the filter. Some spilling
may occur. Use a towel to wipe up any spills.
4. Take the new filter out of its packaging and remove the covers
from the O-rings. Be sure the O-rings are still in place after the
covers are removed.
5. With the arrow pointing up, align the new filter with the filter
housing and slide it into place. The filter cover door will
automatically begin to close as the new filter is inserted.
6. Close the filter cover door completely in order to snap the filter
into place. You may need to press hard.
7. Make and discard three full containers of ice to prepare the
water filter for use, before using the ice.

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