Operation; Normal Operation; Ice Cube Thickness; Ice Dispenser Operation And Care - Electrolux 241927600 Use & Care Manual

Electrolux ice maker use & care guide
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Operation

Normal Operation

The ice maker is designed to make clear ice
from most water sources on a consistent basis.
Water is constantly circulated over the evaporator
assembly. As the water freezes, gravity causes
any sediment to drop into the water trough and not
become imbedded in the ice. This gives a clearer
ice cube with a low mineral content. When the
ice reaches the desired thickness, it falls off the
evaporator and into the storage bin. The cycle is
then repeated. When the level of ice reaches the
top of the storage bin the unit shuts off. As the ice
level in the bin drops the unit will automatically
restart to keep the bin full. Your unit's ice production
rate may vary depending on many considerations.
Ambient air temperatures, water temperatures,
condenser cleanliness and ice-maker cleanliness
are all contributing factors to how quickly the unit
produces ice. Certain sounds are normal during
the unit's operation. You may hear the compressor
or fan motor, the water valve, the water circulation
pump or ice dropping into the ice storage bin.

Ice Cube Thickness

Your Electrolux ice maker uses advanced
technology to make ice that is crystal clear. This
technology cascades a flow of water over a chilled
ice mold that is mounted vertically so no water sits
in it. Because of this ice making technology, clear
ice cubes differ significantly from regular ice cubes.
Differences are illustrated in Figure 25.
Dimples: Electrolux clear ice cubes have
"dimples" on one side from the cascading
water process.
Cube Variations: Cubes made from different
batches, or even cubes within the same
batch may have varying dimples, thickness
and/or sizes due to the cascading water
process.
1/4" TO 1/2"
DIMPLE
DIMPLES
Figure 25
ICE BRIDGE
GOOD
ICE001
Cube "slabbing": Electrolux clear ice
makers produce a "slab" of ice that falls from
the vertical mold, relying on gravity to break
the ice bridges. Depending on the control
setting, and the fullness of the ice bucket, it
maybe necessary to tap the ice slab with the
ice scoop to break it apart.
Ice Dispenser Operation & Care
The ice cube thickness control is factory set for
best overall performance. The factory setting is
designed to maintain an ice bridge of approximately
1/16" to 1/8" under normal conditions resulting in a
dimple of approximately 1/4" to 1/2" in depth (see
Figure 26a and 26b). A fuller cube with less of a
dimple results in a thicker ice bridge. As the ice
bridge becomes thicker, the tendency for the cubes
to stay together as a slab increases. A bridge
thicker than 1/8" may cause cubes to over-fill the
ice bucket.
1/4" TO 1/2"
DIMPLE
BRIDGE
TOO THIN
1/16" TO 1/8"
DIMPLE
ICE BRIDGE
TOO DEEP
Figure 26b
1/16" TO 1/8"
ICE BRIDGE
GOOD
Figure 26a
BRIDGE
TOO THICK
LITTLE OR
NO DIMPLE
BAD
ICE002
BRIDGE
TOO THIN
DIMPLE
TOO DEEP

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